Archive - Dec 2013 - Obituary
Virginia M. Hartland, 96, of Ridgmont Assisted Living, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at her residence.
She was born June 3, 1917 in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Harry and Flora Rogers Kirk.
She married Merlin Hartland, who predeceased her on May 2, 2000.
Mrs. Hartland resided in Ridgway all of her life. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, where she was in the choir for 54 years. She was a sales clerk at Cliffe's for many years. She enjoyed gardening, reading, and playing the organ.
Joann M. Eckert, 81, of 161 Teaberry Rd., St. Marys, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 at the Life Care Hospital in Pittsburgh after a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 26, 1932, in Shawmut, daughter of the late John and Alice Keller Carr. On October 30, 1954, in the St. Mary's Church, she married Arthur A. Eckert, and he preceded her in death on June 12, 1994.
Mrs. Eckert was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School. She was a retired employee of the Keystone Powdered Metal Co., retiring in 1989. She was a member of the Queen of the World Church.
Bernice E. Ott, 88, of 507 McClelland St., Ridgway, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 13, 1925 in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Louis and Lillian Fleming Entres.
Beverly Klancer Sette, 77, of 178 Evers Ave., St. Marys, died at her residence on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, after a lengthy illness.
She was born May 14, 1936 in Gowanda, N.Y., daughter of the late Rudolph and Josephine â€śPepâ€ť Kordon Klancer Sr. On May 4, 1957 in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Dominick â€śNickâ€ť Sette who preceded her in death on Dec. 9, 2011.
Louise M. Faulkner, 95, of 675 Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway, died Friday evening, Dec. 6, 2013 at the Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility.
She was born July 13, 1918 in New York City, daughter of the late Pancrazio and Henrietta (Mott) Papale.
She had resided in New York City all of her life and in Ridgway for the last six years. She was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church in New York City. Louise was a graduate of Hunters College. She has been employed by Bellview Hospital in New York City for 45 years as a nurse.
Randall N. "Randy" Bauer, 41, recently of Greenville, S.C., and formerly of St. Marys, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 following a short illness.
He was born Jan. 7, 1972 in St. Marys, a son of Dennis N. and Joyce Nekuza Bauer, of St. Marys.
Clair G. Dippold, 80, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, St. Marys, and formerly of Schissle Street, died early Friday morning, Dec. 6, 2013, at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 7, 1933 in St. Marys, son of the late Joseph and Josephine Kraft Dippold. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools. He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company.
Mr. Dippold was a member of the St. Maryâ€™s Church. He was a very religious person to his faith.
Floyd G. Jovenitti, 88, of 102 Sweeney St., St. Marys, died at his home on his 88th birthday, Dec. 5, 2013 after a lengthy illness.
He was born Dec. 5, 1925, in Johnsonburg, son of the late Paolo Mauro and Julia Carmella Marrone Jovenitti. On June 24, 1947, in the Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg, he married Marie Cecilia Bianco, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School. He had also attended college in Florida.
Mary Ann (Parana) Kreckel, 94, of 1044 Windfall Rd., died at the family homestead on Monday afternoon, Dec. 2, 2013.
She was born on Jan. 17, 1919 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Gluck Parana.
On Sept. 4, 1944 in Holy Rosary Church, she married Lavern Kreckel Sr., who preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 1965.
Joseph L. "Jagg" VonArx, 55, of 1590 Burning Well Rd., Wilcox, died Saturday afternoon, Nov. 30, 2013 at Kane Community Hospital in Kane.
He was born Nov. 26, 1958 in Kane, son of the late Keith VonArx and Patricia Machowiak VonArx Feronti.
He resided in Wilcox most of his life, and was formerly of St. Marys and Thermopolis, Wyo. He was a member of Wilcox Sportsmen's Club, Wilcox Legion, and had been employed by Redmond's Redi-Mix for 10 years, ECI Construction for many years, and had also worked for drilling companies in Wyoming for many years.