August 23rd, 2011
Ernest T. Oldani, 72, of Ridgway, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born April 17, 1939 in Coal Hollow, son of the late Tanny and Bruna Pelleschi Oldani.
He married Marion A. Mendat, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a 1957 graduate of Ridgway Area High School. He was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church, Ridgway Elks and Kersey Eagles. He was employed for 42 years at Powder Metal Products, Inc. in St. Marys as a machinist/foreman.
Dave Rodgers, age 80, a former Ridgway resident, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Mr. Rodgers is survived by his wife, Cathy, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; Steve Rodgers (Pam), of Singapore; Mike Rodgers, of Cary, N.C.; Doug Rodgers, of Rockville, Md.; and Jan Haley (Jeff), of Raleigh, N.C.; and two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Anthony "Tony" Moscatello, 86, died Monday, August 8, 2011, at his home in Astoria, N.Y.
He was born September 18, 1924 in New York, N.Y., and later moved to Astoria, N.Y., where he resided all his life.
On September 10, 1949, he married Angeline Caggiano Moscatello at St. Leo's Catholic Church in Ridgway. She preceded him in death on April 10, 2007.
Tony and Angie made frequent trips to Ridgway to visit friends and relatives.
As one of its many programs, Parents as Teachers (PAT) - a part of Dickinson's Center Inc.'s Children's Prevention Services - offers a unique opportunity with its infant massage classes aimed at strengthening the bond between parents and their infant.
Certified Infant Massage Instructor and PAT educator Deanna Meyer teaches the classes, which demonstrate how massage benefits children by easing their discomfort, releasing tension, helping premature infants gain weight and helping asthmatic infants improve their breathing function.
The Ridgway-based Pa. State Police report a fire marshal investigation that took placed on Aug. 21 at 2:10 p.m. at the Pennsy Restaurant owned by Michele A. Ritter of Kersey at 157 N. Broad St., Ridgway. According to reports, the Pa. State Police fire marshal and the Ridgway Fire Department investigated the origin and cause of a fire that damaged a two-story wood frame restaurant. The fire was contained to the attic and roof areas of the building. The restaurant was closed at the time of the fire and the building was unoccupied. There were no injuries.
Raymond A. Feldbauer, 74, of 250 Euclid Avenue, Ridgway, died Friday, August 19, 2011 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born November 10, 1936 in St. Marys. On March 28, 1959, in St. Marys, he married Judith Rouqez, who preceded him in death in 1975. On February 21, 1976, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Ann Ehrensberger, who survives.
Mary E. Stahli, 83, of Worrall Street, Wilcox, died at home Saturday, August 20, 2011 after a lengthy illness.
She was born May 5, 1928 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Francis P. and Maude (Fellows) McCabe. On March 17, 1949, she married Harold Stahli, who preceded her in death on August 16, 1987.
She lived all her life in Johnsonburg and Wilcox and was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School. She was employed by Stackpole Carbon of Johnsonburg for many years and the Grant House of Wilcox.
Mary Margaret (Sis) Dussia, age 93, of 505 Sheridan Ave., Ridgway, died Saturday morning, Aug. 20, 2011, at Elk Regional Health Center.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Jamie Lee Desantis, a 29-year-old fugitive who avoided a three-hour manhunt Thursday in Ridgway, was later caught at approximately 11 p.m. on Water Street Extension in Johnsonburg.
Desantis was reportedly seen in Johnsonburg at approximately 8 p.m. Thursday and was later apprehended after a second search of the area after press time.
Things went from bad to worse when a fire ripped through the home of Jim and Nancy Bodien at 45 Fremont Ave., Ridgway, last Saturday night.
The kitchen, dining room and bathroom took the brunt of the fire leaving the smoke and water to destroy the rest of the home.
Five miles away at Nancy's mother's residence, she received a call from her sister at about 10:10 p.m. Saturday night to tell her that her house was on fire.
Fortunately, no one was in the home at the time of the blaze.