Archive - Obituary
May 8th, 2011
Florence L. (Phyllis) Dills, age 87, formerly of 1515 Front St., Ridgway, and most recently of the Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility, died early Sunday morning, May 8, 2011, at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys following a brief illness.
Martha J. Eicher, 97, of Pinecrest Manor, passed away Sunday morning, May 1, 2011, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 26, 1913 in Ridgway, the daughter of Martin and Anna Johnson Johnson. She was predeceased by her husband Walter L. Eicher. Mrs. Eicher had lived in Ridgway all of her life. She was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She was a Registered Nurse in Ridgway and Elk County General Hospital, retiring in 1978.
Lola M. Haynes, 88, of Pinecrest Manor, passed away Monday, May 2, 2011, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 18, 1923, in Austin, the daughter of Harold and Delores Shepard Major. She married Lester E. Haynes, he predeceased her in October of 1958. Mrs. Haynes had been a Ridgway resident, since 1962. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, where she was also a member of the choir. She was a member of the American Legion Auxillary. She had been employed as a housekeeper for the Bogart Hotel.
Ronald R. Bowley Sr., 77, of Maple Street, Johnsonburg, died early Monday, May 2, 2011, at the home of his granddaughter, Tracy Sherry-Burrows, in St. Marys after a short illness.
He was born Feb. 13, 1934, in Tidioute, son of the late Joseph and Pearl (McManigle) Bowley.
He married Christina M. (Machcoviak) on July 17, 1954, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 27, 2000.
Bowley served in the U.S. Navy from 1952-1955 during the Korean War.
Margaret Agnes Lussky, 94, of Jenks Street, Brookville, died Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.
She was born on Feb. 16, 1917 in Byrnedale, daughter of the late James Oâ€™Neill and Agnes Oâ€™Donnell Oâ€™Neill.
On Feb. 3, 1940, in Waynesburg, she married Louis L. Lussky, who preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 1996.
In her younger years, she worked for the Produce Yards in Pittsburgh, and later as an office clerk for Matson Insurance Co. in Brookville.
Anna Mae McMinn, 93, of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 456 Main St., Kersey, died on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born November 9, 1917, in Kersey, daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah Shoffstahl Greene. On December 16, 1939, in the Callansburg Methodist Church in Callansburg, she married Richard D. McMinn who died on June 1, 2008.
Margaret P.Â Smith, 87, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, and formerly of 185 Center St., died on Friday, April 29, 2011 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born July 20, 1923 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late John and Philomena "Minnie" Sweener Ott
On March 23, 1943 in St. Marys Church, she married the late William R. Smith.
Peggy Frick Dithrich, 64, of Ridgway, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011.
She is survived by two sons, Stephen (Sandi) Borod and Kevin Borod; a daughter, Kimberly (Chris) Dye; five grandchildren, Hayli and Madison Borod and Logan, Alex and Devin Dye; and beloved stepchildren and their families. She donated her body to science.
A memorial service for Peggy Frick Dithrich will be held Saturday, May 14 at 3 p.m. at the Falls Creek Firehouse, 41st St., Falls Creek, PA 15840.
Walter B. "Ben" Ishman, 79, of 12783 Route 948 in Highland, died Wednesday afternoon, April 27, 2011 in the emergency room of the Kane Community Hospital.
Born April 2, 1932 in Sackett, he was the son of Walter M. and Elma C. Rae Ishman.Â On May 5, 1951 in DeYoung, he married Sara A. Nelson, who survives.
Mr. Ishman owned and operated Ishman's Garage for many years, and also was a school bus contractor for the Kane Area School District for many years.
Lawrence L. â€śBudâ€ť Parks, age 82, of Old Kane Rd, Wilcox, died Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at Highland View Health Care after a short illness.
He was born Dec. 22, 1928 in Johnsonburg, son of Lawrence L. and Vivian (Klase) Parks, both deceased.
He married Angeline â€śAngieâ€ť (DeChano), she survives.
He served in the U.S. Navy and worked at the Johnsonburg Paper Mill for 43 years. he lived all his life in Johnsonburg and Wilcox.