Archive - 2013 - Obituary
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.
Agnes M. Calla, 95, of 230 Beech Street, Johnsonburg, died Tuesday evening, April 9, 2013 at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born October 10, 1917 in Rasselas, daughter of the late Peter and Leona Markert Myers.
On June 8, 1943 she married Ferdinand "Fred" Calla, and he preceded her in death May 11, 1999.
Formerly of Rasselas, she resided in Johnsonburg most of her life. She graduated from Wilcox High School and was a member of Holy Rosary Church. She had worked at Stackpole Carbon Co. and the Ridgway Hospital.
James G. Kosick, 64, of 25926 Lake City Road, Ridgway, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning April 9, 2013 at his residence.
He was born July 2, 1948 in St. Marys, son of Betty J. (Sullivan) Kosick and the late Joseph J. Kosick.
He married Donna M. Skok on April 1, 2005. She survives.
Mr. Kosick had lived in Ridgway all of his life and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church. He was a 1966 graduate of Ridgway High School. He had been employed by Lusko Plating and was the owner/operator of JK Transport.
Donna Rae McGill, 68, of Willow Street, Johnsonburg, died early Monday, April 8, 2013 at home following a lengthy illness.
She was born Jan. 3, 1945 in Ridgway daughter of the late Raymond and Florence (Rosetto) Blashock. She married James McGill on June 25, 1967, he survives.
Louis L. Gerhart, 87, of Folino Drive, Wilcox, died Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness.
He was born December 18, 1925 in Kane, son of the late Louis L. and Sarah (Heasley) Gerhart, Sr.
On January 28, 1950 he married Elizabeth J. â€śBettyâ€ť Raubenstrauch, and she survives.
Born and raised in Kane, he lived in Johnsonburg from 1950-54, the DuBois area from 1954-97 and has been a Wilcox resident since 1997. He was a graduate of Kane High School.