Archive - Aug 2013
James E. Reiter, 85, of Brownell Drive, Rasselas, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh after a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 17, 1928 in Philipsburg, son of the late James Earl and Jean (Price) Reiter Sr.
On May 2, 1948 he married Naoma (Thompson), and she survives.
He was born and raised in Philipsburg and has lived in Rasselas since 1973. He was a graduate of Philipsburg High School, Class of 1946.
He served in U.S. Navy during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1948 with a Seaman Apprentice, Music Striker rating.
The Ridgway Borough Council on Monday voted 6-1 to turn over billing responsibilities for water, sewer and refuse to Schutz & Company, run by Jeff Schutz, a Ridgway accountant.
ST. MARYS â At 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17 the Crystal Fire Department and St. Marys Ambulance were called to 643 South Michael Street in St. Marys for reports of a structure fire. The Fox Township Fire Department was called to assist at 7:26 p.m. Members of the Crystal Fire Department were reportedly called back to the scene at 11:24 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 for public service.
BENEZETTE â Nice weather on Saturday made for a good time for hundreds of individuals who descended upon the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette for the revival of the Pa. Great Outdoors Elk Expo after a hiatus of several years.
Louis R. Morelli, 103, formerly of 313 Ash St., Ridgway, died Aug, 14, 2013 at Ridgmont, surrounded by his family.
He was born July 28, 1910, in Coal Hollow, the son of Narciso and Alma Morelli.
He was the oldest of five siblings who preceded him in death.
Charles D. "Chuck" Klaiber, 60, of 1205 Brusselles St., St. Marys, died unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.
He was born Oct. 13, 1952 in St. Marys, a son of the late Herman and Elizabeth Koker Klaiber.
On Aug. 3, 1984 in St. Marys Church, he married Marlene Weichman Klaiber, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of St. Mary's Church.Â He was a member of the Moose Club and enjoyed hunting, ïŹshing, and playing cards.Â Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
KANE â Several totes loaded with drug paraphernalia are headed to the Erie Crime Lab following what Police Chief Brian Hillard is calling the âbiggest bath saltsâ bust ever in Kane.
Joy Marie Farley, 58, of 252 S. Paul Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 following a short illness at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie.
She was born Oct. 24, 1954 in St. Marys, a daughter of Avis Schauer Neubert of St. Marys and the late Charles Neubert.
On May 16, 1981 in Queen of the World Church, she married Stephen Farley, who survives.
Benjamin M. Racusin, 98, a resident of Fraser Health Center died on Aug. 11, 2013 on Hilton Head Island. He was born on May 19, 1915 in Johnsonburg, the son of the late Carla and Max Racusin.
He was preceded in death by his lovely wife, Helen Schuler Racusin in 2011.
Ben Racusin led an intriguing life by giving service to his community, as a leader, a statesman, a former military officer serving in China with the CIA and as the first mayor of the town of Hilton Head Island.
A popular mainstay in the busy community events schedule of Elk County, the St. Leo's Summer Festival will be held this weekend in Ridgway.