February 5th, 2011
James B. Sheasley, age 79, of 1438 Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway, died peacefully Friday morning, Feb 4, 2011, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born Feb. 21, 1931 in Plumcreek Township, son of the late Walter E. and Sarah J. (Miller) Sheasley. He was married to Josephine (Pangallo) Sheasley for 58 years, she survives. He had resided in Ridgway for many years and was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Ridgway Fire Department-Montmorenci Area Fire Co. #44, the Food Bank, and the Hit and Miss Engine Club. He had served in the U.S.
Despite being traditionally heralded as a run-first, pass-later offensive football team, two Steeler wide receivers in particular, rookies Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders, are making an immediate impact on the field.
While Brown had 16 receptions in the regular season for 167 yards, good enough for a 10.4 average, his 58-yard reception versus Baltimore set up a game-winning touchdown. The following week, Brown had a 14-yard reception at the end of the game that enabled the Steelers to kneel the ball and earn their third Super Bowl trip in six seasons.
Itâ€™s finally Super Bowl week and at some point, after all the hype whether Green Bay Packer linebacker Clay Matthews or Steelers safety Troy Polamalu has better hair, the hoopla of Media Day and the â€śimportanceâ€ť of learning about which player thinks Lady Gaga is better than Justin Bieber, there will actually be a football game played at around 6:30 p.m. Sunday night. Itâ€™s Pittsburghâ€™s eighth Super Bowl appearance, the Steelers have the most wins with six and are tied with the most appearances with the Dallas Cowboys. Green Bay has won 12 NFL championships, the most in the league.
Safe to say, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's life and certainly his career hit rock-bottom last spring with the aftermath of his night in Georgia at a Milledgeville bar.
He was never charged legally but that means he wasn't punished for his lapse in judgment.
Gilberta R. Myers, 81, of 408 Oak St., Ridgway, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born January 23, 1930, in Portland Mills, the daughter of the late Thomas and Ruth Jefferson DeCecchis.
On April 12, 1947, she married Howard H. Myers Jr., who survives.
Stephen Bruno Iorfido, 87, of 522 First Ave., Johnsonburg, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born Aug. 23, 1923 in Ridgway, the son of the late Bruno and Teresa Galatti Iorfido. On Aug. 15, 1949, he married Rose Mary Sette, who predeceased him on March 29, 2010.
On the night of Brookville's 50th anniversary celebration, fans got a dual worthy of the occasion.
Highlighted by a 119-pound bout between two state-ranked wrestlers, Ridgway lost 42-24 at Brookville Saturday night at Brookville Area High School.
"I'm really pleased, the kids gave us everything they had," Ridgway coach Gary Gerber said.
Brookville coach Dave Klepfer said the Raiders wrestled well.
"It's definitely nice to get the win," he said. "The guys wrestled hard, it's nice to perform like that."
Eleanor R. "Boogie" Byers, 84, of 7190 Ridgway-St. Marys Rd., Ridgway, died Friday afternoon, Jan. 28, 2011, at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 11, 1926 in Clearfield, daughter of the late John and Ruth (Ardary) Dush.
She married Maurice S. "Fats" Byers on Dec. 12, 1949, and he preceded her in death.
Robert J. "Limpy" Redmond Sr., 78, of Dill Hill Road, Johnsonburg, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center following a short illness.
He was born March 12, 1932 in Johnsonburg, son of Stanley and Mildred (Tarnowski) Redmond Sr.
On June 26, 1951, he married Sara (Gapinski) Redmond and she preceded him in death on Aug. 29, 2001.
He lived in Johnsonburg all his life and worked most of his life with Redmond Bros. Ready Mix Company of Ridgway, retiring in 1990.
LeRoy E. Bedford Jr., 45, of East Main Street, Ridgway, died unexpectedly at home on Friday, January 28, 2011.
He was born Feb. 25, 1965 in Ridgway, a son of the late LeRoy E. and Jean (Stelene) Bedford Sr.
Â He is survived by three children, Chastity Bennett of Massachusetts, Hope Bedford of North Carolina and Kacie Bedford of Crosby; seven grandchildren; a sister, Debra Eck of Jersey Shore; several nieces and nephews, including Alisha Bedford of Williamsport; longtime companion Sandy Pontious and numerous aunts and uncles.