Archive - Obituary
February 28th, 2011
Paul Samuel Thomas, age 85, a resident at Parkside Elder Care in Brockway, died Feb. 28, 2011, at DuBois Nursing Home.
He was born March 15, 1925, in Ridgway, son of Samuel P. and Twila Stewart Thomas
A protestant by faith, Paul enjoyed woodworking and tinkering with cars. He was a licensed electrician and inspector; a certified carpenter; a supervisor for Boni Candy Company servicing out of Brockport. His family was the owners of the Dodge and Plymouth Garages in DuBois and Ridgway. He also performed towing services for the surrounding areas.
Betty F. Nelson, 85, formerly of Wilcox, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys.
Born Dec. 16, 1925, in Washington, D.C., she was a daughter of Raymond F. and Margaret Eleden Fleming.Â On July 14, 1958, in Arlington, Va., she married James F. Nelson who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Nelson, a homemaker, had worked at Stackpole.Â She also had been employed as a cook at the former Cherryâ€™s Restaurant in Johnsonburg.
She was a past member of the Wilcox American Legion Auxiliary and had served as a Sunday School teacher at the Wilcox Presbyterian Church.
Forrest "Skip" Clair Milliron, age 75, of Warren, passed away peacefully into eternal life on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 at 12:24 p.m. at Cleveland Clinic of natural causes.
On Feb. 20, 1936, in Perry Township, Forrest Clinton & Letha Luella (Vasbinder) Milliron gave birth to their son, Forrest.
He married the love of his life, Lori Hogue, on July 13, 1986 and they enjoyed 24 years of marriage together.
Evelyn Mae "Beano" Imbrogno, age 85, of 70 Faries St., Wilcox, and formerly of Johnsonburg, died Friday morning, Feb. 25, 2011 at her residence.
She was born May 6, 1925, in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Herman W. and Mary Ellen McGonigal Nelson. On April 23, 1950, she married Peter A. Imbrogno in the Holy Rosary Rectory, Johnsonburg; he died on Jan. 4, 1989.
She resided in Wilcox since 1990 and had resided in Johnsonburg most of her life.
Michael Allen Wonderly, 58, died on Feb. 23, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. following a brief illness.
He was born May 25, 1952 in Ridgway, the son of Neil and Marcella Stegar Wonderly.
He was the fifth of seven children, the only son, and man of the house from age 17. He was doted on in a house of seven women. Through high school, he worked for Charlie Steger Senior as a mason.
Dorothy K. Gapinski, 84, of 409 Second Ave., Johnsonburg, died Thursday morning, Feb. 24, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born on November 7, 1926 in Johnsonburg, a daughter of the late Joseph E. and Frances M. Chiesa Marasco.
She married Chester "Chet" Gapinski on June 4, 1947 in Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg. He survives.
She resided in Johnsonburg all her life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1944.
Patricia J. Shobert, age 79, of 3110 Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway died Wednesday evening at Elk Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness. She was born Aug. 24, 1931 in Ridgway daughter of the late Charles and Julie (Pompe) Tramack. She married Clayton A. Shobert on Aug. 24, 1963, he survives. She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and was Catholic by Faith. She had been employed by the Elliott Company, Stackpole Carbon in Johnsonburg, Lundstens, and Hoochies Laundromat.
James R. Penfield, age 84, of 101 North Mill Ave., Ridgway died Tuesday evening at Elk Regional Health Center. He was born June 13, 1926 in Ridgway son of the late William J. and Dorothy (Wood) Penfield. He married Donna F. Johnson on Dec. 24, 1953, she survives. He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and was Protestant by Faith. He was a member of the American Legion Post 208. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a Veteran of WWII. He had been employed by the Elliot Company for 14 years and by Clarion Sintered Metals for 25 years.
Beulah F. Yale, 85, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born May 30, 1925, in Cement, Okla., the daughter of the late Jessie C. and Clara G. Morris Riley.
She had been a Ridgway resident for 60 years. She was a member of the Elk Baptist Church in St. Marys. She was a charter member of the Ridgway Eagles Women's Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family and her pets. She had been employed at Clarion Sintered Metals, retiring in 1986.
LaJoy G. Newell, 85, of 148 Hemlock Road, St. Marys, died Sunday morning, Feb. 20, 2011 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after an illness of the past year.
He was born on July 24, 1925, in St. Marys, son of the late Alton and Leona Hoffman Newell.
On Nov. 18, 1950, in the Guardian Angels Church in Coal Hollow, he married Virginia Dallasen, who survives.