Archive - Obituary
June 13th, 2011
David Charles Fantaskey, 61, formerly of the Commons in Ridgway, died Sunday morning, June 12, 2011, at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 19, 1950 in Renovo, son of the late Harold C. and Gladys L. (Jordan) Fantaskey.
He had resided in Ridgway for most of his life and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church. He was a 1969 graduate of the Ridgway High School. He was a huge John Wayne fan and enjoyed watching the Jets and the Yankees. He had been employed at ELCAM for five years.
Clarence Leroy Russell Sr., age 57, of 30 Peters Road Brockport, died June 10, 2011, at Elk Regional Medical Center in St. Marys.
He was born May 26, 1954, in Bradford, son of Richard and Mary Smith Russell. On Dec. 31, 1985, he married April Davis, she survives.
Arlene R. Robuck, 60, of 227 Shawmut Lane, Kersey, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born Nov. 23, 1950 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Fred and Grace (Schneider) Robuck.
She had resided in the Kersey area all of her life and was a graduate of the St. Marys High School. She was Catholic by faith. She had also been employed by Clarion Sintered Metals for 19 years.
George William Gardner, 76 of Peachtree Street Ext., Claremont, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. He is now walking with Jesus. Born May 3, 1935 in Portland Mills, he was the son of the late George William Johnson and Olive Claire Shaffer.
He was a milkman with V.T. Smith Dairy in DuBois, PA for many years and a mechanic with G.S. Fibers-Hickory Springs in Claremont for over 14 years. George was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Conover. He was an avid NASCAR truck series fan.
Joseph E. Prindle, 81, of 212 Alpine St., Ridgway, died Friday, June 10, 2011 at his residence.
He was born Aug. 27, 1929, in Boston, Mass., the son of Walter and Ethel Jenkins Prindle. At age four, following the death of his parents, he was adopted by his motherâ€™s sister, Ruth Bisson and her husband, Ephriam, of Clinton, Mass. He always considered himself truly blessed to have had two sets of loving parents.
In 1962, he married Jeannine Mitchell, who survives.
Rose M.Â Stebick, 78, of 131 Woodland Road, St. Marys, died on Friday, June 10, 2011 following an illness of the past few months.
She was born Jan. 6, 1933 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Andrew and Margaret Eckert Hoffman.
On Nov. 14, 1953 in St. Marys Church, she married the late LeRoy H. "Duka" Stebick, who preceded her in death on April 17, 2009.
Steven M. Glatt, 16, of 301 Erie Ave., St. Marys, died Wednesday, June 8, 2011 in Jay Township as a result of an ATV accident.
He was born Nov. 30, 1994, in Buffalo, N.Y., son of Ronald Glatt of St. Marys and Leslie Neal of St. Marys and her close friend, Steven Caskey.
He had resided in St. Marys since 2003 and had just completed his junior year at St. Marys Area High School.
Steven was a member of the Shiloh Presbyterian Church, was involved in football, track and wrestling in high school, and was a member of summer league baseball.
Larry Luke, age 72, a resident at Snyder Memorial Home in Marienville, and a lifelong Brockway resident, died Thursday, June 9, 2011, at Warren General Hospital in Warren.
He was born May 20, 1939, in Crenshaw, son of Henry and Matilda Zamboni Luke. He was formerly married to Barbara Miller Luke, she survives.
Larry was baptized Catholic and was a member of the Orient Club in Brockway, Brockport Army/Navy Club and the Horton Tonwship Sportsmens Club.
Paul C. â€śLaddâ€ť Stahli, 88, of Oak Street, Johnsonburg, died Sunday, June 5, 2011 at UPMC Hamot of Erie after a brief illness.
He was born December 24, 1922 in Ridgway, son of the late Paul J. and Helena A. (Kilhoffer) Stahli.
On October 11, 1947, he married Florence â€śSisserâ€ť (Yonker) Stahli, who preceded him in death on March 26, 2001. Â
Stephen Dee (Reno) Burfield, born Sept. 18, 1942 in DuBois, died Monday, May 16, 2011. He was the son of the late Darrell I. and Lillian R. (Swanson) Burfield-Gehman.Â Step- son of Ardell Gehman.
Steve was a 1960 graduate of Ridgway High School, Ridgway, PA. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as a crew member on the U.S.S. Constitution (Old Ironsides). Also, U.S. Naval Station, Keflavik, Iceland, and Headquarters of U.S. Naval Forces Europe, London, England.