Archive - Obituary
January 19th, 2014
Michael Eugene Assalone, a retired businessman and Diocese of Miami (Florida) honoree died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.
Born in 1913, the Pennsylvania native graduated from Ridgway High School and attended a Pittsburgh business college on scholarship. He later moved to Nashville, Tennessee where he worked in the insurance industry before joining Tennessee Electric Motor Co.
He married Ina Kathleen McClanahan in 1938 and with their five children relocated to Miamiâ€™s Allapattah neighborhood in 1949. For the next 40 years, Michael worked tirelessly to establish Florida Electric Motor Co.
Donald E. Daniels, 77, of Rotonda West, Fla., died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.
He was born March 20, 1936 in Endicott, N.Y. to Harry and Margaret Daniels.
Donald served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1959 and was honorably discharged at the rank of Corporal. Donald married Mary A. Reynolds on June 24, 1961 in Great Bend.
Lois J. Agens, 86, of 101 N. Mill St., Ridgway died Thursday, Jan. 9 at Pinecrest Manor. She was born Nov. 27, 1927 in Corry, daughter of Harry L. and Hazel O. Bullers Agens. She lived for many years in Ridgway. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and the Idler's Club at the Hi-Rise. She retired from the Dietary Dept. at Elk County General Hospital.
She is survived by several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Clark E. Agens.
Family and friends of Raymond "Gabby" Burkhardt, 74, of Export, are invited to attend a memorial gathering Saturday, Jan. 18, from 3-5 p.m. at the Ridgway Elks, 201 S. Mill Ave., Ridgway, Pa. 15853.
Vaia Funeral Home Inc., 463 Athena Dr., Delmont (724) 468-1177, was entrusted with the arrangements and interment in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.
To send online expressions of sympathy or grief support information, please visit at www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.
Mark R. Marche, 41 of 25 Brandy Camp Circle, Ridgway, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at his residence.
He was born Aug. 26, 1972 in Ridgway, son of Theodore â€śJuniorâ€ť and Stella Sarnoski Marche Jr. of Brandy Camp, who survive.
Mark was employed in the past at Smithâ€™s Sports Store in St. Marys, Metaldyne in Ridgway, Joy Manufacturing in Franklin and was employed as a welder at Forum Welding in Clearfield at the time of his death.
Mary Hackett Hayes, 85, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at her residence within the Marion Center, Garvey Manor in Hollidaysburg, ending a 10-year ordeal with Alzheimerâ€™s. To her very last day, she demonstrated strength, dignity and character, remarked by all who knew and cared for her.
Mary was born Nov. 24, 1928 in Reynoldsville. She spent her childhood in Ridgway and summers in Driftwood. She graduated from Ridgway Centennial High School in 1946 with her future husband.
Marie Aharrah, 85, formerly of 457 Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 8, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born May 3, 1928 in Heath Township, Jefferson County, daughter of the late Harry and Keith (Painter) Silvis. She married John D. (Nip) Aharrah on Aug. 5, 1950, he preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 2007.
Mary K. Placer, 76, of Ridgway, formerly of Sistersville, W. Va., died suddenly Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at her residence in Ridgway with her son Jeff at her side.
She was born Dec. 11, 1937 in Alvy, W. Va., daughter of the late Leonard and Oma Glover.
She married R. Homer Placer on July 3, 1957.
Mary attended Tyler County High School in West Virginia. She was a homemaker and worked various jobs in West Virginia, including Murphy's restaurant and home care/babysitting.
Gerald E. Geitner, 59, of 31081 Portland Mills Rd., Ridgway, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at home following a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 7 1954 in St. Marys, son of the late Louis and Theresa DePanfilis Geitner of Ridgway.
He is survived by his wife and best friend, Theresa Zameroski Geitner, whom he married on Feb. 12, 2009.
Conrad Leo Reuscher, 73, of 3008 Squab Hollow Rd., Kersey, formerly of 102 South Paul Rd., St. Marys, accepted his Lord and Saviorâ€™s invitation to come home on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014.
He was born on February 27, 1940 in St. Marys to the late Benedict and Edna (Lanzel) Reuscher. On August 25, 1962, he married the love of his life, Donna Anderson Reuscher, who survives.