Archive - Obituary
October 27th, 2010
James E. â€śJimâ€ť Howard, 71, of 17 Klondike Rd., Johnsonburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born Oct.11, 1939 in Olean, NY, son of the late Ralph E. and Julia M. Oviatt Howard.
He married Janet Pearl Sample on Aug. 23, 1958. She preceded him in death on Feb. 4, 1988. On March 15, 1991, he married Kathryn Allegretto Valentine, who survives.
LaVerne J. "Skinny" Gorske, 92, of 426 Willow St., Johnsonburg, died Sunday afternoon, Oct. 24, 2010, at Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home in St. Marys following a short illness.
He was born March 11, 1918 in Erie, son of the late Paul and Agnes Bilgere Gorske. He married Lucille Williams on July 26, 1940 and she preceded him in death on July 15, 1994.
Mildred A. Cassels, 94, of 16678 Boot Jack Rd., Ridgway, died Saturday evening, Oct. 23, 2010, at the DuBois Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born Aug. 26, 1916 in Weedville, daughter of the late Henry B. and Lottie M. (McClintick) Wheeler.
She married William (Lorriane) Cassels on Nov. 26, 1935 and he preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 1994.
Dolores A. Roth, age 80, of 514 Ash St., Ridgway, died Sunday morning at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness. She was born Oct. 7, 1930 in Olean, N.Y., daughter of the late Carl E. and Irene (Heller) Johnson. Following the death of her mother she was raised by her aunt Amanda Irene Johnson. She married Clarence E. (Bush) Roth on July 1, 1955, he preceded her in death on May 22, 2008. She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, and an 80-year member the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #208.
William Leonard (Len) Anderson, age 89, of Millcreek, passed away on Friday, October 22, 2010 at the Erie VA Medical Center. Len was born in Ridgway, Pa. on February 26, 1921 a son of the late Anders G. and Hulda Strom Anderson. He was a 1940 graduate of Ridgway High School. He proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corps. He was a crew chief on the B-17 and completed his service in 1946 as a Staff Sergeant.
Joseph M. Redmond Jr., 30, of Kaul Avenue, St. Marys, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 at his home.
He was born Feb. 5, 1980 in Ridgway, the son of Joseph M. Redmond Sr. of Wilcox and Kimberly (Erickson) Himes and her husband, Glenn Himes of Altoona, who survive.
Joseph lived most of his life in Johnsonburg except for the past year, when he lived in St. Marys. He attended Johnsonburg High School and worked at GKN of Emporium. He was a Catholic by faith.
He was a member of Wilcox Sportsmenâ€™s Club.Â He enjoyed playing poker and loved animals, especially the family dogs.
Stella E. Geyer, age 90, of 122 Skyline Dr., Kersey, died early Monday morning, Oct. 18, 2010, after a lengthy illness.
Daniel J. Warner, age 54, of 101 North Mill Ave., Ridgway, died Monday afternoon in Ridgway Township. He was born Feb. 27, 1956 in Meadville son of the late James V. and Joan E. (Kennedy) Warner. He had resided in Ridgway for most of his life and was Catholic by faith. He was a 1974 graduate of the Ridgway High School. He was a member of the American Legion Post #208 and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Vietnam era. He had been employed by Caldwell Corp. for 15 years.
Joseph O. Chittester, age 79, of 19 Elk Ave., Ridgway, died Tuesday morning at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness. He was born March 17, 1931 in James City, son of the late Merle and Ann (Ilconich) Chittester. He married Ida F. Crate on June 18, 1955, she survives. He was a graduate of the Kane High School. He was Catholic by faith and a member of the American Legion Post #208. He had served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He had been employed by CG for 30 years.
Lenne A. Logan, most recently a resident of St. Paul Homes and Avalon Springs and a resident of Greenville for over 60 years, died on Oct. 1, 2010.
Born on March 11, 1919, in Ridgway, she was preceded in death by her parents, George and Emma Greiner, sisters Madelynn and Ernestine, brothers Frederic and Paul, all of Rigdway. Lenne and her brother Paul were graduates of Thiel College.