February 26th, 2011
CLARION â€“ Area wrestlers competed in the opening day of the District 9 Individual Wrestling Championships Friday at Clarion University.
For Ridgway, Corey Bush is in the semifinals at 119 pounds along with teammate Slade Horner at 135, Kyle Caggiano at 140, Jake Himes at 152, D.J. Skraba at 160, Seth Stahl at 171 and Jesse Sheasley at 285-- for Johnsonburg, Jesse Wolfe at 125 and Max Zimmerman at 135 are in the semifinals.
Evelyn Mae "Beano" Imbrogno, age 85, of 70 Faries St., Wilcox, and formerly of Johnsonburg, died Friday morning, Feb. 25, 2011 at her residence.
She was born May 6, 1925, in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Herman W. and Mary Ellen McGonigal Nelson. On April 23, 1950, she married Peter A. Imbrogno in the Holy Rosary Rectory, Johnsonburg; he died on Jan. 4, 1989.
She resided in Wilcox since 1990 and had resided in Johnsonburg most of her life.
Michael Allen Wonderly, 58, died on Feb. 23, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. following a brief illness.
He was born May 25, 1952 in Ridgway, the son of Neil and Marcella Stegar Wonderly.
He was the fifth of seven children, the only son, and man of the house from age 17. He was doted on in a house of seven women. Through high school, he worked for Charlie Steger Senior as a mason.
Dorothy K. Gapinski, 84, of 409 Second Ave., Johnsonburg, died Thursday morning, Feb. 24, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born on November 7, 1926 in Johnsonburg, a daughter of the late Joseph E. and Frances M. Chiesa Marasco.
She married Chester "Chet" Gapinski on June 4, 1947 in Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg. He survives.
She resided in Johnsonburg all her life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1944.
Patricia J. Shobert, age 79, of 3110 Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway died Wednesday evening at Elk Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness. She was born Aug. 24, 1931 in Ridgway daughter of the late Charles and Julie (Pompe) Tramack. She married Clayton A. Shobert on Aug. 24, 1963, he survives. She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and was Catholic by Faith. She had been employed by the Elliott Company, Stackpole Carbon in Johnsonburg, Lundstens, and Hoochies Laundromat.
James R. Penfield, age 84, of 101 North Mill Ave., Ridgway died Tuesday evening at Elk Regional Health Center. He was born June 13, 1926 in Ridgway son of the late William J. and Dorothy (Wood) Penfield. He married Donna F. Johnson on Dec. 24, 1953, she survives. He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and was Protestant by Faith. He was a member of the American Legion Post 208. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a Veteran of WWII. He had been employed by the Elliot Company for 14 years and by Clarion Sintered Metals for 25 years.
Beulah F. Yale, 85, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born May 30, 1925, in Cement, Okla., the daughter of the late Jessie C. and Clara G. Morris Riley.
She had been a Ridgway resident for 60 years. She was a member of the Elk Baptist Church in St. Marys. She was a charter member of the Ridgway Eagles Women's Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family and her pets. She had been employed at Clarion Sintered Metals, retiring in 1986.
LaJoy G. Newell, 85, of 148 Hemlock Road, St. Marys, died Sunday morning, Feb. 20, 2011 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after an illness of the past year.
He was born on July 24, 1925, in St. Marys, son of the late Alton and Leona Hoffman Newell.
On Nov. 18, 1950, in the Guardian Angels Church in Coal Hollow, he married Virginia Dallasen, who survives.
Charles Raymond Carlson, 95, of 356 Toby Rd., Kersey, died Sunday evening Feb. 20, 2011 at the Lutheran Home in Kane.
He was born Dec. 13, 1915 in Shawmut, son of the late Carl J. and Ida (Peterson) Carlson.
In August of 1962, he married Marie Schreiber of Toby, who preceded him in death on Dec. 27, 2010.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Catholic Crusaders won the Allegheny Mountain League boys basketball championship with a 65-55 victory over Ridgway Saturday night in the "Dutch Oven" at St. Marys Area High School.
It is Elk County Catholic's second consecutive league championship and capped a week in which the Crusaders defeated Brookville, Bradford, DuBois Central Catholic and Ridgway.