April 1st, 2012
David John Frantz Jr., 55, died suddenly on Friday, March 30, 2012 at his home in Hiller.
He was born Nov. 11, 1956 in DuBois, the son of the late David "Yunk" Frantz Sr.
He was in the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War. He was also a member of the West Brownsville American Legion Post 940 and the director and State Officer of Region 1.
He loved his family; riding bikes; his pets, Jack Daniels; and cooking on the grill.
Ann E. Abraham, 81, formerly of Ridgway, died Friday evening at the Kane Community Hospital following a brief illness.
The Ridgway wrestling banquet usually occurs to celebrate the accomplishments of the team from the recently completed season.
This year's banquet also honored the career of retiring Ridgway wrestling head coach Gary Gerber as it was a time to reflect on his many career highlights Friday night at Aiello Cafe.
"It has been an honor and a privilege to coach this team for all these years," Gerber said. "There are some people in Ridgway that have more money than I do but I am the richest man in Ridgway. I have memories that go back for years."
The Ridgway wrestling program was honored with a banquet held Friday night at Aiello Cafe in Ridgway.
Corey Bush was given a plaque commemorating his induction into the Ridgway Wrestling Hall of Fame as he was a 3-time state placewinner. He also won the Bruno Iorfido Memorial Outstanding Wrestler Award.
"He's a coach's dream," Gerber said. "A pleasure to coach, a hard worker. He kept himself under control and worked hard. He is a tremendous kid to coach, he listens. He knew he wanted to be successful from the first time he stepped on the mat in ninth grade and he made it happen."
JOHNSONBURG â€“ With two sophomores combining for nearly 750 points and a host of skilled contributors shutting down the opposition during the 2011-2012 basketball season, the Johnsonburg Rams have a lot to be excited about.
Mildred M. Haberberger, 92, of 1036 Theresia St., St. Marys, died at Elk Regional Health Center on Friday morning, March 30, 2012.
She was born Aug. 20, 1919 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late John A. and Cecilia M. Feldbauer Braun.
On July 6, 1945 in St. Marys Church, she married the late Cletus J. "Beeps" Haberberger, who preceded her in death Feb. 2, 1990.
ST. MARYS â€“ Parent company THR & Associates is bringing the International Coin Collectors Association to St. Marys in order to purchase coins, paper currency, gold and silver from area residents for their global network of collectors, dealers and refineries.
The free event is open to the public and will be held at the Comfort Inn, 195 Comfort Lane, St. Marys, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, April 2 through Friday, April 6.
Women and Infant Care (WIC), a program offered through the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission, continues to thrive.
"Our breastfeeding education component of WIC continues to strengthen," said Julie Kasmierski, WIC director. "Our breastfeeding peer counseling contacts are at an all-time high. During the month of January, our breastfeeding peer counselors had 284 contacts with pregnant and/or breastfeeding mothers."
The figure climbed to 323 contacts in February.
Thomas P. "Tom" Weaver, 63, of 613 First Ave., Johnsonburg, died Wednesday evening, March 28, 2012, at his residence following an illness of 15 months.
He was born on March 24, 1949 in Vestaburg, son of the late Clarence and Isabelle Kittle Weaver.
He married Mary Winifred Hoh on March 17, 1973 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, and she survives.