January 30th, 2013
Ruth M. Baumgratz, 82, of 521 Church St., St. Marys, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at her residence after a lengthy illness.
She was born Sept. 21, 1930, in Dunkirk, N.Y., daughter of the late Albert and Sophia Wojcinski Griswold. On Sept. 25, 1954 in Dunkirk, N.Y. she married Carl F. "Harry" Baumgratz; who survives.
She was a graduate of Dunkirk High School, Class of 1948, and resided in St. Marys since 1952. She was a former employee of Stackpole Carbon Co., and Berman's & BJ's Apparel.
Redemptorist missionary, Reverend John Joseph Salamon, 93, died peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Saint John Neumann Residence in Stella Maris, Timonium, Md., while surrounded by the members of his religious community who were praying for him.
On Saturday, Jan. 26, a viewing was held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the first floor Chapel at Stella Maris, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Following the Mass, interment took place at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery, in Baltimore, Md.
Saint Leo School students and their families held a March for Life recently to remind our community that life is precious from the moment of conception until natural death. Students chanted, sang, and prayed as they remembered all the unborn babies who have died through legalized abortion over the last 40 years in the United States. The March for Life ended with students laying red roses in front of the stone for the unborn on the church lawn.
At Tuesday's meeting of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority, Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator Bekki Titchner said so far area residents were doing pretty well adhering to the new ban on disposing of electronic waste items.
ST. MARYS â€“ Dr. Stephen Bolstad, a St. Marys native, returned to his hometown as the guest conductor of the the recent PMEA (Pennsylvania Music Educators Association) District II Band Festival held at Elk County Catholic High School.
Harry L. Fulmer, 89, of Portland Mills, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 at his residence.
He was born Sept. 15, 1923, in Lake City, the son of the late Francis and Annie Smith Fulmer.
He married Bettie M. Bugdon in 1947 and moved to Portland Mills, where he resided until his death. Bettie predeceased Harry on Aug. 2, 1990, after a long battle with cancer.
Harry was a WWII veteran who served in the U.S. Navy on the Destroyer USS Kimberly, serving in the Pacific.
He was a member of the Lake City United Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge of Ridgway and The Tin Can Sailors Organization.
Ruby Gamarino, 92, of Brockport, died peacefully Sunday afternoon, Jan. 27, 2013 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center surrounded by her family.
She was born Dec. 14, 1920 in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Joseph and Sadie Steis.
She was a graduate of St. Leoâ€™s School. She worked at Stackpole Carbon for four years, at the 5 and 10 Store in Ridgway for three years, and at Brockway Glass for three years.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Kane senior Kaila Jamerson wouldn't let the Lady Wolves lose to the Ramettes Monday night.
A series of six straight points by Jamerson would propel the Lady Wolves first into double overtime and then to a lead Kane would not relinquish as the Lady Wolves won 42-37 in double overtime over Johnsonburg Monday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Jamerson led all scorers with 15 points for Kane, two points shy of tying Bree Bergman's school record of 1,085 career points.
To kick off National Catholic Schools Week 2013, the Most Rev. Lawrence Persico, bishop of Erie, made his first official visit to St. Marys since taking over as the bishop of the Diocese of Erie in October 2012 as he celebrated Mass at Queen of the World Church with students from throughout the Elk County Catholic School System, St. Boniface, and St. Leo.
Anyone who needs to earn a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) high school equivalency test is encouraged to take or finish the exam before requirements change and costs increase in 2014, according to Kate Lomax, director of educational services at the Community Education Council of Elk and Cameron Counties (CEC). The five-part test is being revised and the new version will be released in January 2014.