Archive - Obituary
November 8th, 2011
Dennis M. Rakieski, 61, of 951 German Settlement Rd., Ridgway, passed away Monday, Nov. 7, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center, as the result of a logging accident.
He was born June 14, 1950, in Ridgway, the son of Alex and Ida Schmiedel Rakieski. On Aug. 21, 1971, he married Marcelyn Withrow, she survives. Mr. Rakieski was a lifelong Ridgway resident. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church and the Ridgway Sportsmens Club. He graduated from Ridgway Area High School, Class of 1968 and from Williamsport Area Community College in 1970. He was a self-employed logger.
Alyce J. Bowers, age 73, of 224 Cook Ave., Ridgway, died early Monday morning, Nov. 7, 2011, at Elk Haven Nursing Home follow a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 14, 1938 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Burton (Bud) and Ruth E. (Gier) Blair. She married Roger K. Bowers on July 1, 1961, he survives. She had resided in Ridgway for the last nine years and was a former Vineland, N.J. resident.
Edna M. "Snooky" Auman, 88, of 352 Church St., died Friday afternoon, Nov. 4, 2011, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 1, 1923 in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Herbert and Mary Wolfel Dippold. On May 16, 1945, in Pawling, N.Y., she married James O. Auman, who survives.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1941. She had worked at Sylvania for five years and, along with her husband, owned Auman's Grocery Store from 1945 until retirement in 2009.
Elizabeth (Betty) Schwarzbach, 68, of Columbus, Ohio, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2011.
She was born September 2, 1943, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Walter and Mary "Mookie" Mahaney.
She married Franz Schwarzbach in June 1963 in St. Boniface Church in Kersey. He survives.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Franz and Thomas of Ohio; a daughter, Maria See and a granddaughter, Shyanne See, also of Ohio; two sisters, Jane Rigard of Kersey and Patti Eckl of Daguscahonda; and one brother, Tom Mahaney of St. Marys.
Margaret F. Johnson, 82, of 64 Clarion St., Wilcox, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at her residence following a brief illness. She was born Nov. 3, 1929 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Richard L. and Mildred H. (Bauer) Francen. She married Carl Mitchell Johnson on Aug. 18, 1948, he preceded her in death on Nov. 20, 2004.
Lisa M. Maholtz, 51, of Early Avenue, Ridgway, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2011 at home after a short illness.
She was born June 16, 1960 in Ridgway, the daughter of Kenneth and Elsie (DeLong) Maholtz, who survive.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by a daughter, Chasitie Edmisten of Ridgway; a granddaughter, Nevaeh Edmisten; and a sister, Helen Maholtz-Turner of North Carolina.
She was predeceased by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy and Orpha DeLong and Mr. and Mrs. Frank and Amy Maholtz. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Jane Tell, 76, of Arroyo Road, Spring Creek Township, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at her residence.
She was born April 1, 1935, in New Bethlehem, the daughter of the late Lester and Frances Reitz. On October 7, 1972, she married William Tell, who survives.
She had resided in Spring Creek Township for 39 years. Mrs. Tell was a member of the Ridgway Church of Christ and the Heath Township Sportsmen's Club. She had been employed at the Five and Ten in New Bethlehem and as the secretary for Spring Creek Township for 31 years. She enjoyed reading, birding, and spending time with her family.
Janis M. Sample, 53, of 148 School St., Kane, and formerly of Wilcox, died on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 at Kane Community Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born on August 19, 1958 in Ridgway, daughter of Thomas J. and Dorothy Dush Redmond.
She married Jeffrey A. Sample on May 14, 1982. He survives.
She resided in Kane for the last 22 years. She graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School, Class of 1976 and from Median Technical School of Pittsburgh as an Animal Health Tech. She was employed by Kinzua Veterinary Clinic in Warren for 10 years.
Clark A. Hawkins, Ph.D., 78, of 528 Sawmill Run Road, Kersey, died Thursday, October 27, 2011 at the Elk Regional Health Center.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service to be held in the Toby Methodist Church on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Joni Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Elkton Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
Robert D. McClain, 88, of the Lutheran Home at Kane Residential Care Center, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011Â at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born Sept. 29, 1923 in Corsica, he was the son of Thomas E. and Mabel Richert McClain.Â On July 23, 1945 in Ridgway, he married Audrey Burton, who died in 2004.
Mr. McClain was a sheet metalist for Elliot Co. in Ridgway for over 20 years, and later for Waterbury Farrell in Cheshire, Conn.
He attended the First Baptist ChurchÂ of Kane and had been a member of the BPO Elks #329, in Kane.