Archive - Jan 2014 - Obituary
James C. Copella Sr., 87, of 325 Dewey Circle, Ridgway, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor.
He was born Oct. 5, 1926 in Kersey, son of the late Edward C. and Bessie May Moyer Copella. He married his lifelong friend, Carol D. Keller, she survives.
Irene Coppede, 94, a resident of Elk Haven and a former resident of Ridgway, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born Aug. 26, 1921, in Kersey, daughter of the late John and Dina Gavazzi Coppede.
She was a lifelong resident of the area, attended Kersey schools, and was a former employee of the Elks in Ridgway.
She was a member of St. Leo's Church, a member of the Ridgway Senior Center, and she loved her nieces and nephews and enjoyed baking for them.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Mary Coppede of Toby.
Carl Bernard Anderson Sr., 81, of Peters Road, Brockport died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at Highland View Health Care in Brockway.
Born Oct. 3, 1932 in Ringold, he was the son of the late Norman Charles and Wretha Young Anderson.
He was married on Feb. 8, 1953 to Betty Bundy. They would have celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary in a few weeks. He was a member of the Brandy Camp United Methodist Church. Carl enjoyed riding his bicycle, motorcycle and canoeing. He had been employed at Stack Pole Carbon in St. Marys as a laborer before his retirement.
Rose Willey Palmer, 67, of 146 Stoney Ln., Ridgway, died Jan. 19, 2014 at Abington Crest Nursing and Rehabilitation, in Erie.
She was born Feb. 18, 1946, in Corry, daughter of the late Donald and Helen Courtwright Willey.
Rose had worked for the elections in Ridgway. She enjoyed taking rides to Elk County to look for and watch the elk. She Loved phone chats with many friends and family.
She is survived by her husband, Paul Palmer of Ridgway, whom she married Aug. 1970. They had been married for 43 years.
Leslie E. Stilwell, 83, of 110 South St., Ridgway, died Monday morning, Jan. 20, 2014 at the Butler Memorial Hospital in Butler following a lengthy illness.
He was born June 22, 1930 in Roulette, son of the late George Leslie and Minnie (Carr) Stilwell.
He married Mary Eleanor DeVoge on Jan. 21, 1956, and she survives.
Pauline Cicuzza, 87, of Shawmut Avenue, Johnsonburg, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at the Elk Regional Health Center following a short illness.
She was born Dec. 20, 1926 in Shawmut, daughter of the late Frederick and Flora (Minnick) Fischer.
On Nov. 10, 1946, she married Clement A. "Dubb" Cicuzza, he preceded her in death on May 18, 2006.
She was a homemaker, member of St. John Lutheran Church, Johnsonburg Senior Center, and was known for her frequent walks around the area for exercise.
Born and raised in Shawmut, she lived most of her life in Johnsonburg.
Michael Eugene Assalone, a retired businessman and Diocese of Miami (Florida) honoree died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.
Born in 1913, the Pennsylvania native graduated from Ridgway High School and attended a Pittsburgh business college on scholarship. He later moved to Nashville, Tennessee where he worked in the insurance industry before joining Tennessee Electric Motor Co.
He married Ina Kathleen McClanahan in 1938 and with their five children relocated to Miamiâ€™s Allapattah neighborhood in 1949. For the next 40 years, Michael worked tirelessly to establish Florida Electric Motor Co.
Donald E. Daniels, 77, of Rotonda West, Fla., died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.
He was born March 20, 1936 in Endicott, N.Y. to Harry and Margaret Daniels.
Donald served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1959 and was honorably discharged at the rank of Corporal. Donald married Mary A. Reynolds on June 24, 1961 in Great Bend.
Lois J. Agens, 86, of 101 N. Mill St., Ridgway died Thursday, Jan. 9 at Pinecrest Manor. She was born Nov. 27, 1927 in Corry, daughter of Harry L. and Hazel O. Bullers Agens. She lived for many years in Ridgway. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and the Idler's Club at the Hi-Rise. She retired from the Dietary Dept. at Elk County General Hospital.
She is survived by several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Clark E. Agens.
Family and friends of Raymond "Gabby" Burkhardt, 74, of Export, are invited to attend a memorial gathering Saturday, Jan. 18, from 3-5 p.m. at the Ridgway Elks, 201 S. Mill Ave., Ridgway, Pa. 15853.
Vaia Funeral Home Inc., 463 Athena Dr., Delmont (724) 468-1177, was entrusted with the arrangements and interment in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.
To send online expressions of sympathy or grief support information, please visit at www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.