Archive - Apr 2013 - Obituary
Philip D. Popielski Sr., 73, of 134 Valley Rd., St. Marys, died on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at his home surrounded by his wife and friends.
He was born May 26, 1939 in Ridgway, son of the late Chester and Charlotte Donlan Popielski.
On March 28, 1989 in Florida, he married Amy C. Bowley, who survives and was the rock of his life.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1957.
David W. Erich, 46, of 511 N. St. Marys Road, St. Marys, died on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie following complications of an injury from a car accident many years ago.
He was born February 13, 1967 in St. Marys, a son of Arnold "Butch" and Doris Rigard Erich of St. Marys.
Louise Moore, 74, of 108 Madison Ave., Ridgway, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at her residence.
She was born February 6, 1939, in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Edmund and Bertha Gardner Shadd.
On March 9, 1955, she married Fred Moore, and he preceded her in death on November 5, 2012.
She had attended St. Marys Public High School. She had been employed at Stackpole Carbon. She enjoyed bingo, reading, and dancing.
James Earl Bennett, 78, of Ridgway, died Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Hamot Medical Center in Erie.
He was born August 7, 1934 in Punxsutawney, a son of the late James Robert and Ella Grace (McQuown) Bennett.
On June 15, 1957 he married the former Diane Dunmire, and she survives.
Mr. Bennett worked at Airco Carbon in St. Marys and Punxsutawney. He served in the United States Army after the Korean Conflict. He loved the outdoors, fishing, camping.
John Prencipe Jr., age 76, a Naperville, Ill. resident since 1980, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2013 at Tabor Hills Healthcare Facility in Naperville, Ill.
He was born on Sept. 28, 1936 in Ridgway to John and Mary (nee Piccirillo) Prencipe, Sr.
John grew up in Ridgway and graduated from Ridgway Central High School in 1954. After high school he joined the U.S. Air Force in 1955 and served as a radio operator for 8 years. He received an honorable discharge in 1963 achieving the rank of Airman 1st Class.
A Memorial Service for Marie Salberg Black who died Dec. 26, 2012, will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home with Ronald Burkett, Pastor of the Hallton Church officiating.
Robert â€śPoopsyâ€ť Peters, 74, Mercer Street, Wilcox, died at home on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, after a short illness.
He was born May 17, 1938 in St. Marys, the son of the late George and Helen (McAlee) Peters.
He married Margaret "Maggie" (Zelt) and she preceded him in death in 2006.
He lived in Johnsonburg most of his life and was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School. He worked with the Johnsonburg Borough for 28 years and was a member of Holy Rosary Church and Central Hose Company. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Rose Rippy, 86, of 1513 Thorpe Street, New Castle, formerly of 420 Fourth Ave., Johnsonburg, died Wednesday evening, April 10, 2013, at the residence of her daughter, Mary Ann Wright, following a lengthy illness.
She was born January 1, 1927 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Feldbauer Uhl.
On July 2, 1949 she married Francis J. "Jude" Rippy, and he preceded her in death December 27, 1995.
Sharon L. Keith, 46, of 139 Commons Lane, Ridgway, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, following a short illness.
She was born March 7, 1967 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Frederick "Fred" and Carol McCauley Redmond.
She resided in Ridgway most of her life, and was formerly of Johnsonburg and Brockway.
She graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1986. She was a member of Holy Rosary Church. She was employed by The Hut Restaurant in Brockway for 10 years.
Violet M. Clouser, age 91, formerly of the Ridgmont Assisted Living facility in Ridgway, died Wednesday morning, April 10, 2013 at the DuBois Nursing Home following a brief illness.