Archive - 2012 - Obituary
Katrina E. Bjorkquist, 84, of Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Sept. 23, 1928, in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Claus and Olivia Johnson Bjorkquist.
She was a lifelong Ridgway resident. Ms. Bjorkquist was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Lutheran Women and choir. She had been employed at West Penn Power and Ridgway Community Nurses.
She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Ronald B. "Ron" Clover, age 70, of 3388 Kearney Rd., Brockway, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 at his residence.
He was born Feb. 15, 1942, in Summerville to the late Phillip Clover and Harriet Brubaker McCoy.
On Sept. 1, 1978, he married Joni Mascaro, she survives.
Ron was a member at St. Tobias in Brockway, and also was a member of the Sons of Italy Club in Brockway and the V.F.W. Club in Ridgway.
Marcella K. Steger Wonderly, 94, formerly of 423 Hickory St., Ridgway, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Highland View Health Care in Brockway.
She was born March 25, 1918, in Ridgway, daughter of Andrew and Margaret Forester Steger. She married Neil E. Wonderly on July 10, 1941, at St. Leoâ€™s Rectory. He proceeded her in death on June 29, 1969.
Alfreta Louise Markelonis, age 97, a Keystone Road, Brockport resident, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 at Highland View Health Care Center in Brockway.
She was born Nov. 26, 1914 in Walburn Run, daughter of the late Sherman and Cora Dunlap Starr.
She was married to John Albert Spare, he died on Nov. 20, 1964. She then married Dan Markelonis and he died on Sept. 19, 1978.
After her retirement, Alfreta along with her sister and her nieces did lots of traveling. She also enjoyed playing cards and watching baseball, especially the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Sara J. Parana, 76, of 400 Rock St., Ridgway, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born September 19, 1936, in St. Marys, the daughter of Jacob and Marquerite Smith Ames.
On August 28, 1959, she married Joseph V. Parana, he survives.
Mrs. Parana was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. She had been a Ridgway resident for 35 years. She had been employed at Ridgway Area High School, retiring in 1991.
Paul Stanley Bowser, infant, of 152 East Ave., Johnsonburg, died Friday evening, Oct. 12, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.
He was born on Oct. 12, 2012 in St. Marys, son of Robert Willis and Amber Michael Bowser Jr., who survive.
He was a member of the Johnsonburg First Baptist Church.
Mary Ann Maiers, 79, of Willow Street, Johnsonburg, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 at Elk Haven Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
She was born Jan. 26, 1933 in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Willliam and Elva (Ford) McCandless.
On July 4, 1953, she married William T. â€śBillâ€ť Maiers of Johnsonburg, who survives.
She lived all of her life in Johnsonburg. She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the PA Trappers Women's Auxiliary.Â She enjoyed sewing, quilting and her pet dogs.
Justin F. Latcovich, 31, of 1037 East Center St., Johnsonburg, died unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.
He was born on May 21, 1981 in Ridgway, the son of Stephen F. and Christine M. (Pawlk) Latcovich.
On Aug. 30, 2008, he married Julia A. Moriarity, who survives.
Justin had resided in northwestern Pennsylvania all of his life. He had attended Triangle Tech. He was a former employee of Walmart in the maintenance department. He loved his children and enjoyed boating, music, and camping.
Marilyn E. (Egger) Smrekar, 85, of Roseland Ave., Seneca, died at 4:18 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 in the Golden Living Center of Oil City.
Born Sept. 28, 1927 in Ridgway, she was the daughter of the late Simon and Elizabeth Abplanalp Egger.
Marilyn graduated in 1945 from Ridgway High School.
She participated in various bowling leagues in Seneca.
Mrs. Smrekar was a member of the Seneca United Methodist Church.
She enjoyed flower gardening and watching games of both the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers on television.
Charles B. Wolff, 85, of Daguscahonda, died on Wednesday evening, Oct. 10, 2012 at Christ the King Manor in DuBois following a brief illness.
He was born May 28, 1927 in St. Marys, a son of the late Miles R. and Margaret Watson Wolff.
On July 2, 1949 in Ridgway, he married E. Louise Eynon Wolff, who preceded him in death on Aug. 26, 1998.
Mr. Wolff retired from Stackpole Carbon as a truck driver and was a member of their Quarter Century Club. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a member of the Ridgway Fire Dept. Auxiliary.