March 26th, 2011
Larry Eugene Blake, 63, of Ridgway, died on Feb. 28, 2011 in Ridgway.
He was born June 13, 1947, in Butler, son of the late Russell Blake and the late Florence (Bauldoff) Bresnahan.
He served in the Army Reserve for 14 years and enjoyed hunting, fishing, wine-making, and grilling. He was a member of the American Legion, Ridgway, and worked as a maintenance and construction worker. Larry's wish for family and friends, whether close or out of touch, was to know he cherished them.
The Winter Athletic Awards program honoring the winter sports athletes at Elk County Catholic High School was held on Wednesday evening. The program opened with an invocation by Father Ross Miceli, followed by the welcome by ECC Athletic Club President Chris Schneider. Principal Sandy Florig gave an overview of the program, followed by acknowledgements by Athletic Director Aaron Straub.
Jerome E. Gerg Sr., 81, of 345 Toby Rd., Kersey, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at his residence after a brief illness.
He was born March 9, 1930 in Dagus Mines, son of the late Gerald and Anna Bauer Gerg.
On Jan. 20, 1955, in Pittsburgh, he married Nancy L. Smail, who preceded him in death on May 25, 2007.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Boniface School. He was a retired employee of Dick Eazor Chevrolet in Brockway.
Martha E. Gardner, age 95, of 4639 Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway died Tuesday at UPMC-Hamot Medical Center in Erie following a brief illness.
She was born April 10, 1915 in Ridgway daughter of the late Elmer and Susan (Wilson) Gardner. She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Church retired women. She had been employed by Stackpole Carbon Company, the Elliott Company, Quality Components, and the Ridgway School District.
Edward C. "Charlie" Krise, 74, of 72 Erie Ave., St. Marys and formerly of 1200 Million Dollar Highway, Kersey, died on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at UPMC Monteï¬ore Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
He was born June 26, 1936 in Ridgway, a son of the late Oden and Christine Bellotti Krise.
Bruce Edward Butler, age 76, of Asaph Run Rd., Wellsboro, formerly of Ridgway, passed away March 21, 2011 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.Â
He was the husband of Leona Whitfield Butler whom he married July 22, 1995 in Wellsboro. Bruce was born Dec. 18, 1934 in Wellsboro, the son of the late Max and Charlotte Whitney Butler.Â Before retiring, Bruce was owner/operator of Butlerâs Hardware in Ridgway.Â He was a member of the Asaph United Methodist Church, the BPO Elks in Ridgway, the Ridgway Boro Council, American Legion, V.F.W. and the Loyal Order of the Moose.Â
The Ridgway boys basketball team was honored with a banquet Monday night at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Eric Matheson received both the Frank Clark Award and the Best Offensive Player Award.
"We had a lot of different high scorers at different times but Eric was the most steady," Ridgway varsity head coach Anthony Allegretto said.
Ben Jaques won the Herbie Lenze Award and fellow senior Dom Aiello won the Scholar-Athlete Award.
Aaron Sorge won the Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award.
Mary Ann Sobota, 73, of Lindholm Rd., died Monday, March 21, 2011, at Sena Kean Manor.
Born Dec. 1, 1937, in Kane, she was a daughter of Andrew and Hazel Lundgren Sobota.
Ms. Sobota had worked for Stackpole for many years and had also worked at the Hub in Smethport.Â She was a member of St. Josephâs Catholic Church in Mt. Jewett.
Surviving are a brother, Daniel Sobota, and a sister, Darlene Jashurek, both of Johnsonburg; and two nieces and a nephew.
She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her longtime companion, John Belinda.
JOHNSONBURG â Johnsonburg seniors Joe Holmberg and Louie Imbrogno were announced as recipients of the 2nd Annual Coach Bill Fulton Memorial Scholarship.
The announcement was made yesterday at the Johnsonburg boys basketball banquet.
Fultonâs daughter, Chris Clark, was on hand along with one of her sisters, Staci Fulton.
âThey wrote essays on what basketball means to them, on what Mr. Fulton means to them,â Johnsonburg varsity head coach Bill Shuey said.
Clark spoke of the honor it was to be at the banquet.
JOHNSONBURG â The Johnsonburg Ram boys basketball team was honored with a banquet Sunday afternoon at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Johnsonburg varsity head coach Bill Shuey announced the award winners which were based on statistics from the season. Senior Joe Holmberg won the rebounding award.
âJoe is a competitor. Joe will give you everything that he has, every minute of the game,â Shuey said. âHe led the team in rebounds this year and had 545 points for his career, just a pleasure to coach. When the game was on the line, Joe was going to give it his all.â