April 2nd, 2012
Michael J. Zwald, 39, of 35 South St., Ridgway, died Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center following an industrial accident.
He was born July 27, 1972 in St. Marys, the son of W. James and Sandra Salter Zwald, who survive, of St. Marys. On July 11, 1998 in the Queen of the World Church, he married April M. Whiteman, who survives.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Johnsonburg Rams picked up a 7-0 shutout victory over the Elk County Catholic Crusaders at Berwind Park on Monday afternoon. Cole Peterson went the distance for the Rams, giving up just two hits while striking out 14.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Taylor Schlimm gave up only one hit Monday afternoon as Elk County Catholic won a 20-0 3-inning shutout over host Johnsonburg.
ECC erupted for 18 runs in a marathon second inning while Schlimm systematically shut down the Ramettes in the 1-hit win. She struck out six batters en route to the shutout.
The visiting Lady Crusaders opened up with a run in the first inning but broke the game open with an 18-run second inning.
Ridgway softball lost 13-0 in five innings to Brockway Monday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Errors hurt the Lady Elkers in the first inning as Ridgway couldn't get the third out after retiring the first two Brockway hitters in order. Ann Moyer reached on an error as did Savannah Brosky. Brosky's error would score Moyer for the game's first run. Brooke Carlson then launched a 2-run home run to left field for a 3-0 lead for Brockway after one inning.
FOX TWP. â€“ At the 4th Annual Heritage Gala on Friday evening, the Benedictine Sisters of St. Joseph Monastery were presented with the Heritage Award for the many roles they have played in seeing to the spiritual, educational and other needs of the St. Marys community.
FOX TWP. â€“ On Friday evening at The Red Fern in Fox Twp., the Benedictine Sisters of St. Joseph Monastery were honored with the Heritage Award from the Elk County Catholic School System for their many contributions to the community over the years.
The Heritage Award is given annually to individuals, living or deceased, who have made a significant impact on Catholic education in St. Marys. At the Heritage Gala Friday evening, guests were treated to a slide show that told of the history of the sisters and their many contributions over the years.
Edward "Epp" Addeo, 91, of 415 Ridgway Ave., Johnsonburg, died Sunday morning, April 1, 2012 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born on Dec. 29, 1920 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Frank and Dora Cerro Addeo.
On Nov. 27, 1946, he married Rose E. Azzato. She preceded him in death on Oct. 10, 1990.
He was a lifelong resident of Johnsonburg and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1939.
He was a WWII Coast Guard veteran, having served as a Seaman First Class aboard the cargo transport ship "Alameda" and the USS LST 761.
David John Frantz Jr., 55, died suddenly on Friday, March 30, 2012 at his home in Hiller.
He was born Nov. 11, 1956 in DuBois, the son of the late David "Yunk" Frantz Sr.
He was in the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War. He was also a member of the West Brownsville American Legion Post 940 and the director and State Officer of Region 1.
He loved his family; riding bikes; his pets, Jack Daniels; and cooking on the grill.
Ann E. Abraham, 81, formerly of Ridgway, died Friday evening at the Kane Community Hospital following a brief illness.
The Ridgway wrestling banquet usually occurs to celebrate the accomplishments of the team from the recently completed season.
This year's banquet also honored the career of retiring Ridgway wrestling head coach Gary Gerber as it was a time to reflect on his many career highlights Friday night at Aiello Cafe.
"It has been an honor and a privilege to coach this team for all these years," Gerber said. "There are some people in Ridgway that have more money than I do but I am the richest man in Ridgway. I have memories that go back for years."