Archive - Obituary
January 5th, 2012
Lillian Detar, age 91, of 326 Westchester Blvd., Kenmore, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at her residence.
She was born Sept. 5, 1920, to Lottie Rose and Joseph Szymanski. She married the late Homer "Ike" Detar of Kane, he preceded her in death in 1992.
She is survived by one daughter, Patricia, Mrs. Williams Scanlon of Warren, Ohio; two grandchildren, Suzie, Mrs. Keith Callen of Sarver, Pa., and Brian Scanlon and his wife Amanda of Evans City, Pa.; and five great-grandchildren, Samantha and Josephine Scanlon, and Joshua, Tristan and Kihia Callen.
Walter R. Ditch, 94, of Ridgway passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 of cardiac arrhythmia and advanced age. Walter was the patriarch of his family and recently celebrated his birthday with five generations in attendance. He was born Nov. 24, 1917 in Ramsaytown, Jefferson Co., Pa.
His family relocated to Ridgway when he was about 10 and with the exception of several years during WWII, spent the remainder of his life in the home he built on the family farm along Boot Jack.
December 28th, 2011
Phyllis J. Terwilliger, 62, of 114 Flagstone Rd., St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness.
She was born Feb. 4, 1949 in DuBois, a daughter of the late Harry and Alice Clark Nichols.
On Jan. 21, 1967 in Brockway, she married Harold Terwilliger, who survives.
Mrs. Terwiliger worked for many years at the Corner Restaurant and enjoyed her many years as a waitress.Â She also
enjoyed sewing, playing bingo and playing video games with her family.Â Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her
Genevieve (Jibby) M. Aiello, age 82, of 126 South St., Ridgway, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 at her residence.
She was born May 2, 1929 in St. Marys, daughter of the late John H. and Genevieve Elizabeth (Benninger) Smith. She married John Joseph Aiello on Aug. 8, 1956, he survives.
Kathryn F. Paes, 91, of Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility in Ridgway and formerly of 3809 Grant Rd., died Monday evening, Dec. 26, 2011, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 24, 1920 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Albert and Katherine (Simon) Fuhrer.
She married Elwood M. Paes in 1952 and he preceded her in death in 1970.
Ann K. Powell, 87, formerly of Wilcox, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Aug. 28, 1924, in James City, she was a daughter of Joseph and Anna MishulkÂ Gezik. She had been married to Norbert Powell who preceded her in death.
Surviving are one sister, Mary Morgan of James City; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents and husband, by three children and five brothers.
Diane M. Boroi, 65, of 461 Toby Rd., Kersey, died early Tuesday morning, Dec. 27, 2011, at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born Sept. 30, 1946, in Ridgway, daughter of the late Edwin and Dorothy (Miles) Swanson. On July 31, 1965, she married Irvin J. Boroi, who preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 2001.
She had resided in Kersey most of her life and was a member of the Toby United Methodist Church, the Fox Township Ambulance Service, the Fox Township Fire Department Auxiliary, and had been a Girl Scout leader. She had been employed by state Rep. Dan Surra.
Gunnar Clark Jude Hughes of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away Dec. 22, 2011 at Kansas City Hospice House surrounded by his immediate family.
Born on July 15, 1952, Gunnar was raised in Swarthmore. He graduated from Penn State University in 1979, where he earned degrees in journalism and economics. His college years were interrupted when he was drafted and he spent two years in an engineering battalion in Frankfurt, Germany.
Nancy L. Jones, 74, of Chestnut Street, St. Marys, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor after a lengthy illness.
She was born March 20, 1937 in Johnsonburg, the daughter of the late Paul and Helene (Kilhoffer) Stahli.
She was born and raised in Johnsonburg, lived 30 years in Ridgway and the past 15 years in St. Marys. She was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1954. She worked as a secretary for Ridgway Color, Bethlehem Lutheran Church and the Elk County Prison Warden, retiring in 2009.
Christine I. â€śDenaâ€ť Dahms, 92, of 266 Grove Ave., Ridgway, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 17, 1919, in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Margaret Forester Steger. She married John A. â€śJackâ€ť Dahms on Feb. 14, 1943; he predeceased her on Aug. 19, 2005.
Mrs. Dahms was a lifelong Ridgway resident. She was a member of St. Leoâ€™s Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening , reading, and staying abreast of current events and changes in the nursing profession. She was a Registered Nurse at Elk County General Hospital and Ridgway Community Nurses.