Archive - 2013
Louis S. Morelli, 89, of 1223 Million Dollar Highway, Kersey, died on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at his home following a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 24, 1924 in Kersey, a son of the late Lino and Mary Tamburlin Morelli.
On June 21, 1947, he married the late Alice Wolack Morelli, who preceded him in death on July 1, 2007.
William A. Boderocco, 86, a resident at Highland View Health Care Center in Brockway, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at Highland View.
He was born Sept. 30, 1927 in DuBois, son of the late William B. and Jemima McMeekin Boderocco.
He was Presbyterian by faith, and was a member of the Sons of Italy Club in Brockway.
He had been employed at the Ink Plant in Ridgway prior to his retirement.
He is survived by a cousin, Teddy McMeekin of Hinton, W. Va., and is also survived by numerous second and third generation cousins.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament will undergo a number of exciting changes this year as it becomes the EQT Energy Classic Elk County Holiday Tournament; however, one important element of the annual event will be continuing in a modified capacity.
Joseph V. Parana, 81, of 400 Rock St., Ridgway, died unexpectedly at his home on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.
He was born Jan. 22, 1932 in Johnsonburg, the son of the late Frank and Mary Raubenstrauch Parana.
He married Sara J. Ames, and she predeceased him on Oct. 15, 2012.
He attended Holy Rosary schools.
Mr. Parana was a lifelong member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Angeline Facchine, 94, of a lifelong resident of Shawmut Road, Brockport, and currently a resident at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 surrounded by her
children at at Pinecrest Manor.
She was born Jan. 1, 1919 in Brandy Camp, daughter of Angelo and Louisa Mariucci Armanini.
She was the devoted wife of Joseph G. Facchine, who she married on July 12, 1947. He died Dec. 3, 1988.
She was a member at Holy Cross Church in Brandy Camp.
Angeline was a member of the Rosary Society and the Blue Army.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ On Friday morning accused murderer Nicholas Martin of Johnsonburg, charged in the killing of his 18-year-old girlfriend Alyssa Forsyth of Ridgway, appeared in front of Elk County President Judge Richard Masson as part of a pre-trial hearing.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â Elk Company 2 (Johnsonburg) and St. Marys Ambulance responded Friday at 6:12 p.m. to a vehicle fire at 214 Hickory St. in Johnsonburg.
The vehicle was reportedly inside a structure and on fire; initial reports indicated the possibility of three victims with burn wounds. A helicopter was requested at 6:26 p.m. to the landing zone at Elk Regional Health Center [ERHC] however unfavorable weather conditions prevented the chopper from flying in. Ridgway Ambulance also was dispatched to the scene.
ST. MARYS â€“ The 24 athletes named to the All-Tournament teams at the upcoming EQT Energy Classic Elk County Holiday Tournament will each receive a special brass medallion to commemorate the occasion, something in which the students in the drafting and Metal Working Occupations (MWO) students at St. Marys Area can take special pride. Instead of ordering the medallions from an outside source, St. Marys Area High School, the main host school for the tournament, turned to those students and asked them to take on the project.
Ridgway boys basketball extended their winning streak to four with a 58-49 victory over Central Mountain Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Ridgway coach Anthony Allegretto looked at this game with the Wildcats with some concern as Central Mountain is a Quad-A school in boys basketball.
"They're so physical and I knew they were going to be physical coming in and they always have shooters," Allegretto said.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Area firefighters responded to a fire shortly after 12:30 a.m. early Friday morning in the 200 block of Blaine Avenue in Johnsonburg.
The call came in at 12:33 a.m. to 204 Blaine Ave., a residence situated on a borough road running parallel to the state Route 219 bypass.
Elk Company 2 (Johnsonburg) and St. Marys Ambulance were called at 12:33 a.m.; Elk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department out of St. Marys), Elk Company 4 (Ridgway), Elk Company 6 (Wilcox) were called out at 12:44 a.m., and Elk Company 5 (Jay Township) responded at 1 a.m.