Archive - 2013 - Obituary
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.
Gertrude R. Stahli, 94, of 868 Wilcox Rd., Johnsonburg, died Saturday morning, Nov. 30, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following an illness of the past several months.
She was born Dec. 4, 1918 in Sheffield, daughter of the late John and Rose Moore Huber.
She married Kenneth L. Stahli on Dec. 3, 1934; he died Feb. 9, 2002.
She resided in Johnsonburg most of her life and was formerly from Wilcox where she attended Wilcox High School. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Johnsonburg.
Patricia A. Manley, 72, formerly of 101 North Mill St., Ridgway, died Thursday evening, Nov. 28, 2013 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born Dec. 17, 1940 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Dr. P.H. and Mary (Glen) Manley. She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church.
Funeral services for Patricia A. Manley will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home on Saturday at 10 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Roger A. Peterson, pastor of the Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Thayer Memorial Cemetery.
Grady J. Cherry of 257 Rasselas Rd., Wilcox, died on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 in DuBois, the son of Stephen and Heather Tressler Cherry.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Johnsonburg.
Grady James fought for nine days for his family to get to know him. He was brave and determined and never gave up until the last moment. He is God's angel and proved that miracles really do happen even if they only last nine days.
Bonnie A. Johnson, 83, of 2011 Sizerville Rd., Emporium, died at UPMC-Hamot Medical Center, Erie on Saturday morning, Nov. 23, 2013.
She was born Jan. 9, 1930 in Wharton, daughter of the late Lester and Nora Jefferies Brown.
She married the late Harold Johnson.
Mrs. Johnson had worked at Sylvania and later for Northern Tier for many years. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She was a selfless, loving wife and mother and will be missed greatly. Heaven has gained another angel.
Freda M. Frank Dunworth, 96, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, formerly of 329 Mill St., Johnsonburg, died Thursday morning, Nov. 21, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born Aug. 28, 1917 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late William and Mattie Falkenberg Frank.
She married Harold Dunworth on May 8, 1935 in Mayville, N.Y. He died April 6, 1976.
Pauline M. â€śPollyâ€ť Fox, 67, of 802 Washington St., St. Marys, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at her home.
She was born Sept. 2, 1946 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Paul and Margie Wicks Herzing.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School. She was a former employee of Quality Components.
On July 12, 1969, in St. Leoâ€™s Church, she married Dennis T. â€śDennyâ€ť Fox, who preceded her in death on Oct. 18, 2009.
Mrs. Fox was a member of the St. Maryâ€™s Church. She enjoyed her family, grandchildren, and her dog, Marley.
Gloria Katherine Donovan, 87, of St. Marys, formerly of Ridgway and Smethport, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.Â
She was born Sept. 22, 1926 in Shamokin, a daughter of Elvin W. and B. Katherine Wilson Long.Â On June 20, 1947, in Williamsport, she married James Edward Donovan who died Aug. 17, 1998.
Mrs. Donovan was a graduate of Williamsport High School and attended Lock Haven State Teacherâ€™s College. She was employed as the food services director at the Ridgway High School for 20 years, retiring in 1988.