Skip to main content

Archive - 2014 - Obituary

December 4th

Lana J. Robinson

December 5, 2014

Lana J. Robinson, 74, of 90 North Park Place in DuBois, died Wednesday evening, Dec. 3, 2014 at Penn Highlands DuBois.
She was born May 6, 1940 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Rennie and Elise (Wise) Robinson.
She had resided in Ridgway for most of her life, and she was Protestant by faith.
She had been employed by the Ridgway Area School District as a teacher for many years, and following her retirement, she worked several years for Beacon Light.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, and she was preceded in death by her parents.

Lyle Yale

December 5, 2014

Lyle Yale, 78, of Yale Drive, Brockport, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 at his residence.
Born Dec. 30, 1935 in Brockport, he was the son of the late Eli and Bernice Sidelinger Yale Sr.
On Jan. 7, 1956, he was married to Janet Snedden and she survives.
Retired, he had been employed at Keystone Carbon in St. Marys. Lyle enjoyed tinkering around his house, especially cutting the grass. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his two grandsons, Toby and Matt Nashadka.

Linda Lee Reams

December 5, 2014

Linda Lee Reams, 66, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.
She was born Jan. 30, 1948 in Warren. She was married to Brice Reams, who preceded her in death.
She grew up in Ridgway before moving to Johnsonburg. She spent the last four years of her life in New Mexico.
She is survived by her children, Michelle McMinn, Denise Kunes, Renee Hicks, Bryan Reams, and Stacey Warner; one brother and three sisters; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Holly McMinn.

Wayne D. Rapp

December 5, 2014

Wayne D. Rapp, 78, of 269 Highland Rd., Kane, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 3, 2014 following an extended illness.
Born May 26, 1936 in Sackett, he was the son of Lawrence W. and Lillian F. Whipple Rapp. On Nov. 10, 1956 in Kane, he married Patricia J. Neely, who died in 1993.
Wayne worked for National Fuel Gas in various positions, retiring as an electrician in 1996 after 33 years of service. During that time he also owned and operated Wayne's Sales & Service, performing small engine repair from his home.

December 1st

Grace C. Gregory

December 1, 2014

Grace C. Gregory, 90, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home, and formerly of 596 S. St. Marys St., St. Marys, died peacefully Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
She was born Aug. 11, 1924, in Rasselas, a daughter of the late Maurice and Mary Keilocker MacDonald.
On May 23, 1953 in St. Leo's Church, she married Leo E. Gregory, who preceded her in death July 4, 1987.

November 30th

Richard Joseph Peter Kowalski

November 30, 2014

Richard Joseph Peter Kowalski, 50, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 after a long battle with cancer.
Beloved brother, uncle, and friend, he was born July 2, 1964.
A resident of Johnsonburg, and a 1983 graduate of Johnsonburg Area High School, he was an employee of Roy B. Constable's Stores. Richard was loved by many, and always brought a special spirit into any room. He lived life to the fullest every day. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, hunting, and playing cards with friends.

November 27th

Victoria “Vicki” Burlingame

November 27, 2014

Victoria “Vicki” Burlingame, 58, of Byrnedale, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at UPMC Montefiore after a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 8, 1956, daughter of Bonnie (Armstrong) Emery of Warren, and the late Keith Wegemer.
On Aug. 23, 1980, she married John “Greg” Burlingame.
She was a graduate of Cameron County Area High School and studied at FLAME to become an Ordained Minister on Oct. 24, 2010.

November 25th

Barbara Ann Kibler

November 26, 2014

Barbara Ann Kibler, 86, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 at the Garfield County Health Center.
Barbara Ann Thompson was born to George and Romaine Kearney Thompson on Oct. 9, 1928. She joined sisters Jean and Adele. Later little sister Kay joined the family. Ann’s father was a coal miner and her mother was the secretary for Brockway Glass Company and a school teacher.

Gloria D. Gasbarre

November 26, 2014

Gloria D. Gasbarre, 85, of West Long Avenue, DuBois, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 at Christ the King Manor.
Born Dec. 11, 1928 in Lackawanna, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Leona Ellinger.
On April 17, 1948 in Ridgway, she married George P. Gasbarre Sr. He preceded her in death Jan. 29, 2008.
Prior to moving to DuBois in 1970, she and her husband lived in St. Louis, Mo.
She was a homemaker and had previously worked alongside her husband during the founding years of Gasbarre Products.

Kathryn M. Fornal

November 26, 2014

Kathryn M. Fornal, 90, died peacefully Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at the Morningside Assisted Living Facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Born Oct. 29, 1924 in Ridgway, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Clarabelle (Brunner) Steis.
Surviving are several nieces, Faye Pulvermuller (Karl) of Havana, Fla., Donna Fox (the late James Fox) of Fairview, Sue Saline (Tom), Elaine Steis of Ridgway, Rona Wendall (Steve) of St. Marys; and a nephew, Dave Fornal of Ridgway. She was predeceased by a sister, Betty J. Duffee; a brother, Jack Steis; and a nephew, Jack A. Mecca.

Ridgway boys basketball advanced to the championship game of the Elk County Holiday Tournament with...
JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg senior Brianna Cardoni was shut out in regulation but scored three timely...
A win for Elk County Catholic boys basketball over a state-ranked rival gave ECC the No. 1 seed in...