March 21st, 2011
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Ram boys basketball team was honored with a banquet Sunday afternoon at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Johnsonburg varsity head coach Bill Shuey announced the award winners which were based on statistics from the season. Senior Joe Holmberg won the rebounding award.
â€śJoe is a competitor. Joe will give you everything that he has, every minute of the game,â€ť Shuey said. â€śHe led the team in rebounds this year and had 545 points for his career, just a pleasure to coach. When the game was on the line, Joe was going to give it his all.â€ť
Timothy L. Keyser, 45, of 203 1/2 Main St., Ridgway, died early Saturday morning at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born April 24, 1965, in Ridgway, son of Amelia M. (Thompson) Keyser.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and was a graduate of the Ridgway High School. He was a member of the Ridgway Eagles Club, where he had been a Trustee, and he was a member of the American Legion Post 208.
He served in the U.S. Air Force and had also served in the Pennsylvania National Guard.
He had been employed by Coca-Cola Bottling Company of DuBois.
Dora M. Surra, 82, of 116 Zola Rd., Kersey, died Friday, March 18, 2011 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born June 6, 1928 in Coal Hollow, daughter of the late Antonio and Julia Gornati Cesa. On July 26, 1947, in the Guardian Angels Church in Coal Hollow, she married Leo J. Surra, who preceded her in death on March 31, 2000.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Kersey schools. She was a retired employee of the Riverside Market.
Mary Louise Yonkie, 81, of 23 Apollo Dr., Brockport, died Monday, March 14, 2011, at the DuBois Nursing Home.
She was born Nov. 14, 1929, in Challenge, the daughter of the late Walter S. and Mary
G. Trumbull Smith.
On Sept. 29, 1951, she married Harry L. Yonkie, who preceded her in death on Aug. 5, 2003.
A Kersey resident for most of her life, she moved to Brockport, five years ago. She had been employed at the Fox Twp. Elementary School from 1973 until her retirement in 1996. Mrs. Yonkie enjoyed playing cards, traveling and spending time with her family.
Helen B. Linder, 87, of 326 Bingham Rd., Ridgway, died Tuesday evening, March 15, 2011, at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
She was born Aug. 12, 1923 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Barney and Josephine (Kolinoski) Piurkoski.
She married Paul R. Linder on Nov. 1, 1952, and he survives.
She had resided in Ridgway since 1952 and was a past member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Johnsonburg, and a member of St. Leo Catholic Church in Ridgway. She had been employed by Sylvania in Emporium for over 20 years.
CLARION â€“ The Elk County Catholic Crusaders basketball season came to a close on Tuesday night as they were defeated by the District 7-2 Lincoln Park Charter School by a 66-47 score in the second round of the PIAA State Class A Playoffs held at Clarion University.
Darcy S. Schneider, 54, of 150 First Ave. Apt. B, Johnsonburg, died on Monday, March 14, 2011 at Shadyside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness.
She was born on Sept. 23, 1956 in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Edward and Ann Shannon Robuck.
She resided in Johnsonburg all her life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1976.
She was a member of Holy Rosary Church, American Legion Post 501 in Johnsonburg and the Johnsonburg Moose. She loved animals and rooting for the Cincinnati Bengals.
William R. Penfield Sr., 87, formerly of Ridgway and Kane, died Monday morning, March 14, 2011, at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
He was born Oct. 1, 1923, in Brockway, son of the late William J. and Dorothy (Woods) Penfield.
He married Erma Jean Griffith on Jan. 19, 1946. She preceded him in death on May 17, 1974.
Linda A. (Gordon) DeSalve, 56, of DeSalve Road, Penfield, died at her home on Saturday, March 12, 2011.
She was born April 22, 1954 in Philadelphia, daughter of the late William and Margaretta (Gill) Gordon. On July 15, 1972 she married Lon A. DeSalve Sr., who survives.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, she lived in Ridgway from 1969 through 1972, and spent the remainder of her life in Penfield. She was a graduate of Ridgway High School, Class of 1972.
HERSHEY â€“ Corey Bush of Ridgway finished eighth at 119 pounds at the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships which concluded Saturday at Giant Center in Hershey.
â€śMy goal was to finish higher, but a medal is pretty good,â€ť Bush said.
It is Bushâ€™s second state medal after a fourth-place finish last year at 103 pounds.
â€śItâ€™s rare to get two and still have a shot at another one next year,â€ť Gerber said. â€śI told him, 'Letâ€™s do this again next season and finish higher up the podium.' Itâ€™s well within his reach and he works hard, I think it can happen.â€ť