Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Janet Rose Shelander, age 74, of Duffy Apartments, Johnsonburg, died at home Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 after a brief illness.
She was born June 17, 1939 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Edward and Stella (Kinny) Shelander.
She attended Johnsonburg schools and worked at Stackpole Carbon of Johnsonburg and St. Marys, Elcam, and the Deli of Johnsonburg Market Basket/Jubilee.
Allen E. "Brownie" Pearsall, 79, of Oknefski Road, Ridgway, died Monday, August 5, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
He was born February 26, 1934, in Castle Garden, the son of the late Arthur H. and Louise Wolfe Pearsall Sr.
Formerly of Emporium, he was a self-employed TV repairman.
Karen Louise Plyler died peacefully in her sleep on the morning of Thursday, July 25, 2013.
She was the daughter of the late Robert and Agnes Eileen Biank of Nappanee, Ind.
She had lived in Elkhart, Ind. since the spring of 1983. She was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1969.
She loved nature and the outdoors. She enjoyed listening to music and loved to cook. She truly enjoyed the friendships she had made over the years through Faith Mission Home and Oaklawn. She will be forever loved and missed by many.
Edwin K. Galbreath Jr., age 74, of New Castle, died Tuesday morning, Aug. 6, 2013 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.
Edwin was born March 21, 1939 in Wellsville, N.Y., son of Edwin K. Galbreath Sr. and Sybil L. Pytcher Galbreath.
He is survived to his wife, Pat Carnahan Galbreath, whom he married on May 21, 1960.
William H. Brunner, 77, of 3419 Grant Rd., Ridgway died Saturday afternoon, August 3, 2013, at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
He was born November 13, 1935 in Ridgway, son of the late Walter H. and Hattie (States) Brunner.
He married Lois J. Goodreau on April 24, 1954, and she preceded him in death on December 19, 2008.
Annette C. Shuttleworth, 68, of 123 Robin Rd., Kersey, died on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness.
She was born Jan. 27, 1945 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Celestino "Jiggs" Caimi and Elda Zani Caimi, who survives, of Kersey.
On May 4, 1994, in Las Vegas, she married Bruce E. Shuttleworth, who survives.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School. She was a retired employee of Brockway Glass retiring in 2000 after 30 years of service.
Patsy (Pat) Sette, age 83, of Erie, died Thursday evening, Aug. 1, 2013 at the Erie VA Medical Center.
He was born Jan. 9, 1930, in Lockport, N.Y., son of the late Frank and Concettina (Curato) Sette. Patsy is the husband of Anne Marie Piccirillo, whom he married on Feb. 15, 1958 at St. Leo Catholic Church in Ridgway.
He was a graduate of St. Leo High School, the Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, Minn., the American College of Technology in Chicago, Ill., with an A.D. in Cereal Chemistry, and Wilson School of Cake Decorating in Chicago, Ill.
Betty R. Duell died on Friday, July 19, 2013, at The Lutheran Retirement Village at Utz Terrace, surrounded by those who loved her.
She was the widow of Elmer Duell who died in 1983.She was born in Johnsonburg on Nov. 13, 1932, the daughter of the late Edgar and Helen Heglen.
Betty was a homemaker and worked as the receptionist at The Brethren Home. She loved helping others and was known for her love of baking. She was also known for her wonderful fudge. She is survived by her sisters, Ethel Stiles and Joyce Schreiber and husband, Laverne; and her brother, Edgar Heglen and wife, Linda.
Richard E. Reitz, formerly of Wilcox, died on Monday, July 29, 2013 at the Masonic Village Health Care Center, Elizabethtown.
Born in Ridgway, he was the son of the late Damon and Edna Green Reitz.
He was the husband of Elizabeth Mecca Reitz of Elizabethtown and his first wife, Verna Summers Reitz, who died in 1993.
He retired as a machinist in Palmyra, and also worked at the Johnsonburg Paper Mill. He was a member of Palm Lutheran Church, Palmyra and past master of Masonic Lodge #675 F&AM, Johnsonburg.
Anne E. Defibaugh, 82, of 432 Lookout Ave., Ridgway, died July 30, 2013, at Pinecrest Manor.
She was born May 27, 1931, in Port Allegany, the daughter of Gordan and Signe Erickson Edgar.
On February 23, 1952, she married Howard Defibaugh, he survives.
Mrs. Defibaugh was Methodist by faith. She had been employed by North Penn Gas Co., Hamlin Bank and Trust Co., and by Producerâ€™s Bank. She moved to Ridgway with her family in 1974. She was active with the Bloodmobile, American Cancer Society, Hospital Aux. Thrifty Shop and she was on the Board of the Elk County Historical Society.