Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Benjamin "Ben" Imbrogno, 21, of 30 River Rd., New York, N.Y., died Saturday morning, July 6, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.
He was born October 6, 1991 in St. Vincent's Hospital in New York, N.Y., son of Richard C. and Naomi August Imbrogno.
He resided in New York City all his life. He graduated from New York City Museum School in 2009 and attended Brothers of Manhattan Community College.
Arlene M. (Blauser) Garbarino, age 61, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013 at her home in Midway with her family at her side.
She was born April 12, 1952 in Ridgway, daughter of John and Jacqueline (Garity) Blauser of Ridgway.
Arlene enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, traveling to yard sales and flea markets, and also donated her time to the Midway Community Center, the Girl Scouts where she served as a leader, and to the Midway Fire Department.
Monsignor John Raymond Snyder, 86, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at his residence in Erie. Â
Monsignor Snyder was born in Erie on Oct. 16, 1926, the son of John R. and Rosemary Eckl Snyder. He was raised in Ridgway and attended Ridgway public elementary school and graduated from St. Leo Parish High School. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps.
Angeline Marie (Zuccolotto) Gradizzi, 95, of Kylers Corner Rd., Kersey, entered into eternal life early Sunday morning, June 30, 2013.
She was born Jan. 31, 1918, in Coal Hollow, daughter of the late Guido and Catherine Baruffalo Zuccolotto. On Dec. 23, 1939, at Holy Cross, Brandy Camp she married Rudolph (Dolpho) Gradizzi who predeceased her Dec. 30, 1982.
She had one son, Jerome Gradizzi, who predeceased her in December 1992.
Mary Lou Fleming, age 92, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home, formerly of Ridgway, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, June 30, 2013.
Ora E. Miller, 94, of Ridgway, formerly of White, died Monday June 24, 2013 in the Oak Hill Nursing Home, Greensburg.
She was born July 3, 1918 in White, a daughter of the late Emory and Kathryn Wingrove Kinneer.
Mrs. Miller was a former nurses aid for Community Nursing in Ridgway and she was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge. She was a current member of the Scottdale Church of Christ.
Robert A. Zawatski, 66, of 127 Terra Cotta Rd., Johnsonburg, died on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport following a lengthy illness.
He was born on December 13, 1946 in Ridgway.
He married Catherine A. "Cathy" Tomaski on December 5, 1970 in the Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg; she survives.
Mr. Zawatski resided in Johnsonburg all his life. He graduated Johnsonburg High School in 1964
and was a member of the Holy Rosary Church.
He was employed by the Sylvania Corp., in St. Marys for 35 years.
Lois F. Sprague, 64, of 22 Bassett St., Jamestown, died at 2:30 a.m., Friday, June 7, 2013, in home, with her dear friend and caregiver, Marilyn Carlquist by her side, who along with hospice cared for her during her short but courageous battle with cancer.
She was born Sept. 20, 1948 in Johnsonburg, the daughter of the late Theodore B. Sprague and Violet (Dusch) Sprague of Johnsonburg.
A 1966 graduate of Johnsonburg Area High School, she was a member of United Methodist Church of Johnsonburg.
Patricia Marie Gordon Gnan, 52, of Ridgway died unexpectedly Saturday, June 22, 2013.
She was born March 15, 1961, the daughter of the late William and Margaretta Gill Gordon.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, animals, and riding motorcycles. She overcame many hardships including being a two-year cancer survivor and can now rest in peace.
Ione M. Stenta, 87, of 414 Silver Creek Rd., Johnsonburg, died on during the early morning of Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys following an lengthy illness.
She was born on August 25, 1925 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Raymond and Thelma Gardner McClintick.
She married Herman Mendat in 1950. He died in 1953. She then married Ferdinand Stenta in 1970. He died in 1996.
She resided in Johnsonburg for most of her life, graduating from Johnsonburg High School in 1944. She had lived in Ridgway for eight years.