August 26th, 2011
William L. Jacob, 94, of Silver Creek Terrace, St. Marys, died Thursday, August 25, 2011 at the Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born October 4, 1916, in St. Marys, son of the late A. Thomas and Catherine Kriegel Jacob. He married Rose McLeod and she preceded him in death on May 6, 1979. He then married Virginia Richards and she preceded him in death on January 2, 1995.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1934. He was a self-employed plasterer.
Ronald L. Kuppelwiser, 68, of Long View Court, Weedville, died Wednesday, August 24 at the Christ the King Manor in DuBois after a lengthy illness.
He was born June 9, 1943 in St. Marys, son of the late Simon Kuppelwiser who died in 1983 and Hazel Aunkst Kuppelwiser who died in 2005.
He had lived in Lorain, Ohio for years. He was a tractor trailer driver for many years, working for Jefferson Trucking, Inc. in Ohio.
The Ridgway boys golf team continued its strong play in the early season with a 41-stroke margin of victory, 214-255, over visiting St. Marys in action Thursday afternoon at Laurel Mill Golf Course.
Matt Aiello of Ridgway was the medalist for the day with a low score of 40 for the Elkers. Teammate Jesse Reynolds was second with a 41.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader tennis team evened their record at 1-1 as they defeated the Bradford Lady Owls by a 9-0 score in a match played at Benzinger Park Tuesday afternoon.
Elk Catholic will play host to the Brockway Lady Rovers this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at Benzinger Park.
â€śToday we opened our District 9 season with a win over a good, but young, Bradford squad,â€ť said ECCHS coach Pete Meier.
At first singles, ECCâ€™s Abby Meyer defeated Emily Hardy 6-0, 6-4.
At second singles, Loreal Housler of Elk Catholic beat Amina Sosic 6-1, 6-2.
Over the past several years, numerous proposals have been offered in the State Legislature to eliminate or significantly change the current law regarding expansion of Sunday hunting allowances. But any expansion of Sunday hunting, which now allows just fox and coyote hunting, has been soundly denounced by the members of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and Ernest Mattiuz, vice president of the Elk County Farm Bureau.
After a meeting last month revealed that the Women, Infants and Children [WIC] program out of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] may face a $92,000 budget cut for the new fiscal year, officials expressed concern Wednesday morning after the figures had a chance to sink in.
Homer C. Wolfe Jr., age 62, Powers Avenue, Johnsonburg, died at home, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, after a short illness.
He was born Oct. 8, 1948, in Ridgway, son of Homer C. Helen M. (Fitch) Wolfe Sr., deceased.
He married Arlean M. (Roessler) in June of 2009, she survives in Berlin Center, Ohio.
A graduate of Johnsonburg High School, he served for three years as a Marine in Vietnam. He retired from the State Police Agency of Oklahoma state and in 2005 retired as a Sergeant from the Oklahoma Army National Guard. He worked locally as a driver for ATA for six years.
Robert M. Harriger, 95, of Winter Haven, Fla., passed away Aug. 23, 2011.Â
Robert was preceded in death by his grandson, Robert Zilcosky.Â He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Edith Harriger; two daughters, Judith Thorwart (Fredrick) and Patricia Zilocosky; eight grandchildren, Deborah Thorwart, Barbara Tilley, Denis Fisher, Craig Zilcosky, Danielle Warren, Robyn Carter, Leslie Miller, and Danay Harvey; and 18 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, at First Baptist Church in Eagle Lake, Fla., at 1 pm. www.ott-laughlin.com.
Lois J. Bryndel, 82, of 126 Elk Ave., Ridgway, died Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born August 10, 1929, in Ridgway, the daughter of the late William B. and Florence C. Hathorn Wagoner.
She married James E. Bryndel, who predeceased her on February 22, 2004.
She had been a lifelong Ridgway resident and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church. She was a longtime hospital volunteer and she attended many prayer groups. She especially enjoyed going out to eat with her family and friends.
Warren Hollertz, a local pastor with over 50 years invested in the area, is set to soon leave the area for a retirement community in Allison Park located outside of Pittsburgh to the north.
A mainstay and community leader throughout his half-century tenure in the area, Hollertz enjoyed an hour-long meeting Monday morning at Joey's Bakery alongside fellow volunteers who keep the Ridgway Meals on Wheels program turning through the years. The popular pastor was not at a loss for words when describing his love for the program, volunteerism, and the area itself.