Archive - Obituary
November 27th, 2012
Elizabeth A. Rees, 95, of 224 Emmett St., Ridgway, died Monday evening, November 26, 2012, at the Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility following a brief illness.
She was born November 21, 1917 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Zachary and Angela (DiNardo) Gasbarre.
She married Karl E. (Kelly) Rees on May 8, 1948 in St. Leo Catholic Church, and he preceded her in death on December 19, 2009.
Agnes M. Auman, 92, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of Elk Towers and a former resident of Ridgway, died Monday, Nov. 26 at Pinecrest Manor after a brief illness.
She was born July 23, 1920, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Simon and Frances Fruehstorfer Schafman. On Oct. 25, 1941, in the St. Joseph Monastery, she married Eugene G. Auman, who preceded her in death on Aug. 26, 1983.
Frank J. â€śCannonballâ€ť Carnovale, age 92, of Market Street, Johnsonburg, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 at Elk Regional Hospital after a short illness.
He was born June 12, 1920 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Michael J. & Angela (Galati) Carnovale, both deceased.
A member of the Holy Rosary Church, Piedmonte, Johnsonburg Moose, Legion and Sportsmenâ€™s, he had resided in Johnsonburg all his life. Served as an MP in the Army during WWII in the Asiatic/Pacific Theaters. He retired from Johnsonburg Paper Mill in 1982 after 43 years and being part of the Woodyard Spruce Gang.
Ardeth O. Lauffenburger, 71, passed into the next life Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, following an extended illness. She was born April 16, 1941, in Warren, to the late Wallace and Florence Fox Outrid.
A 1959 graduate of Warren High School, she had been employed by the Warren Times and the Ruth Smith Center. As a lifelong area resident, Ardeth enjoyed drawing, painting, and crafts, creating numerous plush pets and dolls.
Joan Ordiway, 81, of 94 Lincoln St., Ridgway, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.
She had the benefit of kind help at generations and Pine Crest over the past months.
This was only fair since she had been kind and helpful to others her entire life, especially young Air Force wives.
She is survived by her husband, Vernon; sons Lester and Frank; a sister, Sarha; and a niece, Sondra.
Her body has been donated to the anatomical board.
Laetitia M. "Lettie" (White) McHale, 55, of Cranberry Township, died Thursday evening, Nov. 15, 2012, after an extended illness.
Patricia Pontzer Lanese, 72, of Highland View Health Care in Brockway, passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 16, 1940, in Ridgway, the daughter of Robert and Bertha Friery Pontzer. She graduated from Ridgway Area High School, Class of 1958.
Joanne B. Hoffman, 78, of 1935 Bear Creek Rd., died following Wednesday evening, Nov. 14, 2012, at the home of her daughter following an illness of the past nine months.
She was born July 25, 1934 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Earl T. and Marie P. [Baumgratz] Steis.
She married David L. Young on Dec. 10, 1953, he preceded her in death on Dec. 11, 1988; she then married James A. Hoffman on Feb. 14, 1990, and he survives.
Clare â€śTootieâ€ť Jefferson Ciroli, 96, passed away quietly in Sarah Reed Retirement Center, Erie, at 11:53 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.
Tootie was born Jan. 31, 1916, one of 10 children to the late Leota and Thomas Jefferson of Sheffield.
She was a good friend to everyone she met and enjoyed her family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Ciroli of Cleveland, Ohio.
Mary H. Marroni, 87, of Wexford House, Kingsport, Tenn., and formerly of St. Marys, Johnsonburg and Ridgway, died Monday morning, Nov. 12, 2012 at Wexford House in Kingsport, Tenn. following a lengthy illness.
She was born on Nov. 1, 1925 in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Joseph P. and Eleanor Rosaria Tegano. On June 9, 1943, she married Earnest J. Marroni, who preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 1965.