Archive - Obituary
September 5th, 2013
Rose Marie Guidice, age 96, died Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 4, 2013, surrounded by her family at Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility where she had resided happily for many years.
Roger P. Griech, age 58, of 31361 Portland Mills Rd., Ridgway, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 at his residence.
He was born Oct. 14, 1954 in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Paul J. and Helen A. (Neely) Griech. He had resided in Portland Mills for most of his life and was a 1972 graduate of the Ridgway High School. He was a Catholic by faith. Roger was a past member of the American Legion and the Moose Club in Ridgway. He had been employed by Motion Control Industries for many years.
Hazel A. (Peachie) King, 87, of Monterey Avenue, Ridgway, died Friday evening, Aug. 30, 2013.
She was born in Ridgway on Nov. 3, 1925, daughter of the late Leo and Martha (Zurcher) Allinger.
She was married to Jack W. King who preceded her in death in July of 1973.
Mrs. King graduated from Ridgway High School in 1943, attended West Penn Hospital School of Nursing and graduated as a registered nurse in 1946. She was employed as a private duty nurse for several years and worked at the Elk County General Hospital for many years, retiring in 1980.
Richard G. Mendat, 81, DuBois, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at Christ The King Manor, DuBois.
There was no public visitation. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chidboyfuneralhome.com.
The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.
Carmela T. (Millie) Caggiano, age 79, of 517 Montmorenci Ave., Ridgway, died Tuesday evening, Aug. 20, 2013 at her residence following a brief illness.
James E. Reiter, 85, of Brownell Drive, Rasselas, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh after a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 17, 1928 in Philipsburg, son of the late James Earl and Jean (Price) Reiter Sr.
On May 2, 1948 he married Naoma (Thompson), and she survives.
He was born and raised in Philipsburg and has lived in Rasselas since 1973. He was a graduate of Philipsburg High School, Class of 1946.
He served in U.S. Navy during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1948 with a Seaman Apprentice, Music Striker rating.
Louis R. Morelli, 103, formerly of 313 Ash St., Ridgway, died Aug, 14, 2013 at Ridgmont, surrounded by his family.
He was born July 28, 1910, in Coal Hollow, the son of Narciso and Alma Morelli.
He was the oldest of five siblings who preceded him in death.
Charles D. "Chuck" Klaiber, 60, of 1205 Brusselles St., St. Marys, died unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.
He was born Oct. 13, 1952 in St. Marys, a son of the late Herman and Elizabeth Koker Klaiber.
On Aug. 3, 1984 in St. Marys Church, he married Marlene Weichman Klaiber, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of St. Mary's Church.Â He was a member of the Moose Club and enjoyed hunting, ï¬shing, and playing cards.Â Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Joy Marie Farley, 58, of 252 S. Paul Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 following a short illness at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie.
She was born Oct. 24, 1954 in St. Marys, a daughter of Avis Schauer Neubert of St. Marys and the late Charles Neubert.
On May 16, 1981 in Queen of the World Church, she married Stephen Farley, who survives.
Benjamin M. Racusin, 98, a resident of Fraser Health Center died on Aug. 11, 2013 on Hilton Head Island. He was born on May 19, 1915 in Johnsonburg, the son of the late Carla and Max Racusin.
He was preceded in death by his lovely wife, Helen Schuler Racusin in 2011.
Ben Racusin led an intriguing life by giving service to his community, as a leader, a statesman, a former military officer serving in China with the CIA and as the first mayor of the town of Hilton Head Island.