Archive - Obituary
March 3rd, 2013
Yuriko M. Shrefler, age 47, of 578 Rock St., died Saturday afternoon, March 2, 2013, at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 8, 1965 in Tokyo, Japan, daughter of Mitsunobu and Fumiko (Tsutsumi) Matsuda. She married Mike Shrefler on Aug. 12, 1995, he survives. She had resided in Ridgway for the last 23 years.
Greta A. Eckert, 79, of 351 N. St. Marys St., St. Marys, and formerly of Ridgway-Johnsonburg Road, Johnsonburg, died on Friday morning, March 1, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born March 13, 1933 in Johnsonburg, a daughter of the late Ralph and Ruth St. John Dorio.
On Oct. 6, 1962 in Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg, she married the late Wilfred E. "Buck" Eckert Jr., who preceded her in death on Jan. 31, 2012.
Clarence A. "Kike" Mowrey, 85, of 410 Clarion Rd., Johnsonburg, died early Thursday morning, Feb. 28, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a brief illness.
He was born on Sept. 24, 1927, in Johnsonburg, son of the late Byron and Lillian Anderson Mowrey.
On Dec. 23, 1950, he married Margaret M. Fedus, and she preceded him in death June 13, 1992.
Charles M. "Chuck" O'Connor, 80, former St. Marys resident, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 in Silver Spring, Md. at Renaissance Gardens Care Facility at Riderwoods.
He was born in Ridgway on Aug. 8, 1932, the son of the late Charles E. and Catherine Klein O'Connor. He married Patricia McEwen on June 24, 1961 in Bradford at St. Francis of Assissi Church, with Fr. Carlton Richey officiating.
Chuck graduated from Central Catholic High School, Class of 1950. He worked a few years at the former Speer Carbon Co. before entering the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
John E. Charleson, 73, of 240 High Ave., Ridgway, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born March 8, 1939 in Reynoldsville, son of the late Harry N. and Mary Ann (Anderson) Charlesen.
He married Nancy A. Knight on May 12, 1962 in Queen of the World Catholic Church in St. Marys.
He resided in Ridgway for the last 67 years and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church, a member of the Lions Club, the Elks, and the Eagles. He had also been a board member of the Ridgway Ambulance Corp.
Sally L. Myers, age 44, of Market Street, Johnsonburg, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born Nov. 20, 1968 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Wallace and Lorna (Amory) Myers.
A graduate of the Johnsonburg Area School District, Sally enjoyed caring for animals and especially loved her dogs. She lived all her life in Johnsonburg.
Donald G. Olson, 91, of 315 Jackson Ave., Ridgway, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, Feb. 24, 2013, at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born March 19, 1921 in Ridgway, son of the late Fritz and Molly (Nelson) Olson.
He married Martha E. Miller on Sept. 14, 1946 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in St. Marys, with Fr. Henry officiating.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and was a 1938 graduate of the Ridgway High School. He was a member of the Ridgway Elks Club, and a past member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion.
He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of WWII.
Adeline M. Knight, 94, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 139 Locust Rd., St. Marys, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 5, 1918 in Kersey, daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Eckert Emmert.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1937. She was a former employee of the Market Basket for 27 years.
On Sept. 1, 1939, in the St. Boniface Church in Kersey, she married Othmar P. Knight, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 1978.
William E. "Bill" Edgar, 75, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at the home of his son, Bill, in Corry. He had been in ill health for the past year.
Bill was born in Port Allegany on May 23, 1937, a son of Gordon and Signe Erickson Edgar, who preceded him in death.
He was a graduate of Smethport High School where he played football. He worked for the Market Basket in both Smethport and Ridgway, where he spent most of his life. After 15 years with Market Basket, Bill retired from Keystone Carbon following 30 years of employment there.
Gilbert F. â€śGibâ€ť Yeager, 86, of 155 Russ Lane, St. Marys, died peacefully at his home with his family by side Wednesday morning, Feb. 20, 2013 after a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 13, 1927 in St. Marys, son of the late George and Marcella Schatz Yeager. On Sept. 20, 1952 in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Frances â€śPamâ€ť A. Pontzer, who survives.
Mr. Yeager was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Public High School. He was one of the original co-owners of Kersey Tool and Die, retiring in 1994.