Archive - Obituary
June 13th, 2012
Loren J. Liptak, 69, of 213 Garfield St., Ridgway died Wednesday morning at the V.A. Medical Center in Altoona. He was born June 14, 1942 in Ridgway, son of the late Joseph and Rosemary (Murnaghan) Liptak. He married Karin L. Perlick on November 17, 1972, she preceded him in death in 1977.
Stanley R. "Patsy" Redmond Jr., 85, of 804 Dill Hill Rd., Johnsonburg and 174 Soneto Ct., SE, Port St. Lucie, Fla, died Tuesday evening, June 12, 2012, at UPMC Hamot Medical Center, Erie, following a brief illness.
He was born on March 23, 1927 in Falconer, N.Y., son of the late Stanley R. and Mildred Tarnoski Redmond. On Sept. 23, 1950, in the Sacred Heart Church, St. Marys, he married Leah R. Dornish, who survives.
James P. Raybuck, 82, of 428 Smith St., Ridgway, died Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born January 21, 1930, in Ridgway, the son of Clair and Elbirta Penfield Raybuck.
On November 29, 1958, in Brookville, he married Lena Dunn, she survives.
Mr. Raybuck had resided most of his life in Ridgway. He was Methodist by faith. He was a member of the American Legion and the Ridgway Elks. He had been employed as a train conductor with the Pennsy Railroad.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Hilda J. Gasbarre, age 81, of 121 Polk Ave., Ridgway, died early Monday morning, June 11, 2012, at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born June 24, 1930, in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Walter J. and Grace (Meise) Winters. She married Gene L. Gasbarre on Dec. 28, 1950, he survives. She had resided in Ridgway for the last 65 years and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church.
Hilda enjoyed playing bingo and watching Pittsburgh sports. She had been employed at Quality Components for 30 years.
Patricia A. Rees Covel, 80, of Pinecrest Manor, died Saturday, June 9, 2012, at her residence, following a lengthy illness.
She was born August 5, 1931, in Ridgway, the daughter of Paul and Cecilia Scherer Rees.
On August 6, 1960, she married Harry N. Covel, he survives.
Mrs. Covel was a lifelong Ridgway resident. She was a member of St. Leoâ€™s Catholic Church, and the Good Samaritan Society. She was a graduate of St. Leoâ€™s School. She had been employed at United Natural Gas until 1960.
Sarah Martin Kronenwetter, 76, of California, Md., died surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
Born on August 23, 1935 in Ridgway, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Dorothy Martin.
She was the loving wife of Ted Kronenwetter, whom she married on Aug. 20, 1960 in St. Marys.
Sarah graduated from St. Marys Area High School in 1953 and moved from St. Marys to St. Maryâ€™s County, Md., in November 2008. She worked as a teacherâ€™s aide for 20 years, retiring in 1997.
Sarah loved her family especially her grandchildren.
Robert W. McBurney (aka â€śRadarâ€ť and â€śJinglesâ€ť), 65, of St. Marys died Thursday, May 24, 2012 at the DuBois Nursing Home in DuBois, where he resided for the past two years.
He was born March 8, 1947 in St. Marys, a son of Madeline (Smith) McBurney Huff, who survives, and the late Robert L. McBurney.
He was a 1965 graduate of Johnsonburg Area High School.Â He attended DeVry University in Chicago, Ill., studying electronics.
Joseph William Cole, 87, Walnut St, DuBois, died at his residence at 10:40 a.m. on June 10, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.
Born Nov. 1, 1924 to Joseph H. Cole and Josephine Willis Cole in Crafton, Pa., he was preceded in death by his three siblings, Samuel H. Cole, Annah M. Doak, and Howard C. Cole. He is survived by his wife, Janet Shenck Cole
Marcy M. Hodgdon, 39 of 213 Faries Street, Wilcox died on Thursday,
June 7, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.
She was born on May 19, 1973 in Ridgway, daughter of Kenneth and Joyce Oertly Finn of Wilcox.
She married William J. Hodgdon on July 20, 2006. He survives.
Mrs. Hodgdon resided in Wilcox area all her life.
She graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1991. She was Lutheran by faith and was a caring and thoughtful person who's children were the love of her life. She also loved animals, Penn State and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Helen E. Manno, 83, of Muhlenberg Township passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012 in her residence.
Helen was married to the late Joseph T. Manno who passed away Aug. 3, 2001. Helen was born June 7, 1929 in Owl's Nest, she was the daughter of the late Charles F. and Martha A. (Smith) Woodford. Helen was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Shillington.
Surviving are four children, John T. Manno of Union City, S. Diane Bestor of Butler, Madalene H. Manno of Provo, Utah and Thomas A. Manno of Muhlenberg Township.
She was predeceased by a son, David B. Manno, who passed away January 2000.