Archive - Obituary
March 30th, 2011
Vincent Drago, 102, of Portland Mills Road, Ridgway, and formerly of St. Louis, Missouri, died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at Elk Regional Health Center, after complications from pneumonia.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Hope Coville Drago of Ridgway; son Tyrone Drago of St. Decorah, Iowa; four daughters and one son-in-law, Pat Hicks of Manchester, Missouri, Carole Ewald of Baldwin, Missouri, Vicki and Jim Krebs of St. Charles, Missouri and Joy Drago of Cranberry Twp; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
Jean âMinnieâ (Bricen) Lander, 84, of the Elk Haven Nursing Home, St.Marys, died on Monday, March 28, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born on June 28, 1926 in Weedville, daughter of the late Thomas and Agnes (Gardner) Bricen.
She lived all of her life in Elk County. She worked as a Nurse's Aide for Ridgway and St. Marys hospitals and Helpmates. She worked as a bar manager or waitress at Ridgway Country Club, Peacock Lounge of St. Marys and Aiello's CafÃ© of Ridgway.
Mary T. Zelehoski, 83, of Elk Towers, St. Marys, and formerly of Johnsonburg, died Monday morning, March 28, 2011 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 10, 1927, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Ambrose and Susan Auman Fledderman.
She married Chester L. Zelehoski on Aug. 12, 1947, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 10, 1966.
She resided in St. Marys for the past several years and had lived in Johnsonburg for over 50 years. She was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1945.
Corabel Nelson Weissenfluh, 92, of 432 Kearsarge Ave., Ridgway, died Saturday morning, March 26, 2011, at her residence. She was born May 2, 1918 in Warren, daughter of the late Arnold C. and Agnes (Halberg) Nelson. She married Lyle E. Weissenfluh on Aug. 21, 1942; he preceded in her death on July 28, 1999.
She had resided in Ridgway for most of her life and was a member of the Faith United Church of Christ where she directed the choir for many years and was a teacher of piano. She moved to Ridgway in 1923 where she attended the public schools from which she graduated in 1935.
M. Jean Gigliotti, 82, of 101 North Mill St., Ridgway, and formerly of Wilcox, died Saturday morning, March 26, 2011 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a short illness.
She was born March 2, 1929, daughter of Raymond and Mary Anderson McConnell.
She married Robert Fowler on March 14, 1946 and he died in 2002. She married Natale Gigliotti and he died April 5, 1992.
She resided in Ridgway for three years and Allentown for 20 years. She attended Harding Jr. High School in Philadelphia.
Larry Eugene Blake, 63, of Ridgway, died on Feb. 28, 2011 in Ridgway.
He was born June 13, 1947, in Butler, son of the late Russell Blake and the late Florence (Bauldoff) Bresnahan.
He served in the Army Reserve for 14 years and enjoyed hunting, fishing, wine-making, and grilling. He was a member of the American Legion, Ridgway, and worked as a maintenance and construction worker. Larry's wish for family and friends, whether close or out of touch, was to know he cherished them.
Jerome E. Gerg Sr., 81, of 345 Toby Rd., Kersey, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at his residence after a brief illness.
He was born March 9, 1930 in Dagus Mines, son of the late Gerald and Anna Bauer Gerg.
On Jan. 20, 1955, in Pittsburgh, he married Nancy L. Smail, who preceded him in death on May 25, 2007.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Boniface School. He was a retired employee of Dick Eazor Chevrolet in Brockway.
Martha E. Gardner, age 95, of 4639 Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway died Tuesday at UPMC-Hamot Medical Center in Erie following a brief illness.
She was born April 10, 1915 in Ridgway daughter of the late Elmer and Susan (Wilson) Gardner. She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Church retired women. She had been employed by Stackpole Carbon Company, the Elliott Company, Quality Components, and the Ridgway School District.
Edward C. "Charlie" Krise, 74, of 72 Erie Ave., St. Marys and formerly of 1200 Million Dollar Highway, Kersey, died on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at UPMC Monteï¬ore Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
He was born June 26, 1936 in Ridgway, a son of the late Oden and Christine Bellotti Krise.
Bruce Edward Butler, age 76, of Asaph Run Rd., Wellsboro, formerly of Ridgway, passed away March 21, 2011 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.Â
He was the husband of Leona Whitfield Butler whom he married July 22, 1995 in Wellsboro. Bruce was born Dec. 18, 1934 in Wellsboro, the son of the late Max and Charlotte Whitney Butler.Â Before retiring, Bruce was owner/operator of Butlerâs Hardware in Ridgway.Â He was a member of the Asaph United Methodist Church, the BPO Elks in Ridgway, the Ridgway Boro Council, American Legion, V.F.W. and the Loyal Order of the Moose.Â