Archive - Obituary
September 10th, 2012
Leander Anthony â€śLeeâ€ť Hoffman, 89, of 107 Beech Rd., St. Marys, died on Friday, Sept.Â 7, 2012 at home after a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 18, 1923, in St. Marys, son of the late Anthony C. and Marie Sporner Hoffman.
On June 26, 1948, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Betty Jane Hoffman, who died on June 11, 2011, just weeks shy of their 63rd wedding anniversary.
Lee was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Parochial School.
Frederic B. Oknefski, 87, of Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 at the Lutheran Home at Kane following a lengthy illness.
He was born March 3, 1925 in Ridgway, son of the late Benjamin C. and Minnie (Pearson) Oknefski.
On Dec. 6, 1947, he married Mary E. Hoffman, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of Ridgway and a 1943 graduate of the Ridgway High School.
Robert F. Weidert, 89, of 620 N. Maple Ave., Ridgway died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
Carolyn N. Erlanson, 88, of 210 N. Broad St., Ridgway died Monday evening on Sept. 3, 2012 at the Lutheran Home at Kane following a brief illness. She was born March 10, 1924 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Anthony and Inez [Deltinto] Catalano. She was married to Elder J. [Bob] Erlanson who preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 2002. She was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church and has been a former girl scout leader. She had been employed by St. Marys Carbon for 25 years.
Charles William 'Bill' Reed, 95, died Aug. 31, 2012 at the Rouse Home of Warren County where he had resided the past nine months.
He was born in Ridgway on July 24, 1917 to the late Ruth Dickey and Rollin Amos Reed.
On June 12, 1948, he married Ruth Anna Eckert who preceded him in death on Aug. 16, 2006.
David L. â€śKeppyâ€ť Kephart, 68, of 139 Lynch Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was born October 7, 1943 in Clearfield, son of the late Robert D. and Mary Vena Landsberry Kephart.
On September 23, 1995 in St. Marys, he married Patricia A. Breindel, who survives.
Joseph Martin Fannin, 69, of Ulster Ave., Ridgway, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at his residence.
He was born October 26, 1942, in Ridgway, the son of the late Thomas J. and Della A. Johnson Fannin.
On February 13, 1965, in St. Mary's Catholic Church, he married Marguerite (Peggy) Feldbauer, who survives.
Ruth Catherine Yates [Blose] entered into peace Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 at her home outside of Loganton surrounded by family. The date of her passing was a very special date to Ruth, it being her wedding anniversary.
Mrs. Cathy Rodgers, age 79, a former Ridgway resident, went to be with her Lord Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C.
Mrs. Rodgers graduated from Gardner-Webb University. She lived in Ridgway for 12 years, was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church and volunteered at the hospital. She worked for the American Cancer Society and enjoyed traveling, singing, walking and family gatherings. She is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Davie Lee Rodgers.
Sherry Myers, 43, of 89 Old Bradford Rd., Mt. Jewett, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at her residence.
Born June 22, 1969, in Kane, she was a daughter of Edward and Mary Cesario McClelland.Â On April 22, 1989, in Mt. Jewett, she married Russ Myers who survives.
Surviving, in addition to her husband,Â are two brothers, Joe McClelland of Mt. Jewett and Ed (Melissa) McClelland of Johnsonburg; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Michael McClelland.