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Ruth M. DeVivo
Ruth M. DeVivo, 77, of 1214 Million Dollar Highway, Kersey, passed away Friday, August 9, 2002 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center following an illness of the past several months.
She was born January 17, 1925, in St. Marys, daughter of the late John H. and Mary Breindel Rupprecht.
On January 25, 1947, in Johnstown, she married Ralph F. DeVivo, who preceded her in death on January 20, 1986.
Mrs. DeVivo was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. She was a former employee of Keystone Carbon Co., and was a member of the St. Boniface Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Judith (Mrs. Martin) Engelberg of Brockway; five sisters, Helen Thompson of Pittsburgh, Mildred Sweeney of Johnsonburg, Geraldine Sorg of St. Marys, Frances (Mrs. Andrew) Gabor of St. Marys, Roseann (Mrs. Ronald) Keenen of Clarion; two brothers, John R. Rupprecht of Glenshaw, Norbert W. Rupprecht of St. Marys; and one granddaughter, Deborah Ruhf of Brockway.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Krug and, in infancy, Gertrude Rupprecht; and three brothers, Joseph, Edward and Leander Rupprecht.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Ruth M. DeVivo will be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church on Monday at 10:00 a.m., with the Rev. John Kuzilla, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Marys Cemetery.
Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorials, if desired, may be made to a favorite charity.
Joycelyn Rosetta Hau
Joycelyn Rosetta Wonderling Hau, 66, of Brandy Camp Road, Kersey, died Tuesday at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born February 17, 1936 in Dagus Mines, daughter of the late Raymond and Angeline Snyder Wonderling. On June 5, 1976, she married Edward H. "Tony" Hau, who survives.
Also surviving is a son, Edward H. Hau Jr. of Brockway; a daughter, Darlene Jones of Ridgway; four grandchildren; three brothers, Allen Wonderling of Florida, Ward Wonderling of Toby, and Roger Wonderling of Ridgway; and four sisters, Beverly Gray and Val Jean Gray, both of Weedville, Ruby Gray of Caledonia, and Shar Lou Moyer of Kersey.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Lindola Holjencin.
Mrs. Hau had lived all of her life in the Dagus Mines/Kersey area and was employed at Stackpole Carbon in St. Marys for 34 years.
There will be no visitation.
Funeral services for Joycelyn Rosetta Hau will be announced later by the Ubel Funeral Home in Johnsonburg. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens, Ridgway.
Frances Mary Foss
Frances Mary Foss, 84, of Sacramento, CA, died Monday, December 2 at her residence following an illness of the past several months.
She was born October 23, 1918 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late John J. and Ruth Leach Moore Mishenko.
Upon the death of her mother on October 30, 1923, Mrs. Foss and her brother, Howard, resided with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Mishenko of 554 Railroad Avenue (now Glen Avenue), Johnsonburg for several years. She attended Johnsonburg schools. Later, she moved to Cleveland with her father and step mother, Agnes Emmett Nemec Mishenko.
Mrs. Foss was a beautician for several years before retiring.
She married Neil Haney of St. Marys, who preceded her in death September 4, 1996. She then married Robert Foss of Sacramento, CA, who survives.
Also surviving are the following children, Toni (Mrs. Nick) Grebb of Texas, Eileen (Mrs. Joe) Arnold and Neil Haney Jr., both of Washington state, and Alan Haney of California; an aunt, Mary (Mrs. August) Mishenko Kasaback of Warren; seven grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and several relatives in Johnsonburg, St. Marys, Warren, Sheffield, Clarendon, Harrisburg, Ohio and California.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruth Lannigan, who died October 1996; and a brother, Howard C. Mishenko of Brook Park, OH, who died May 5, 1998.
Memorial services will be held in Sacramento.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Johnsonburg Holy Rosary School.
Frederick E. Wonderly
Frederick E. Wonderly, Sr., 65, of 214 Orchard Ave., Ridgway died Thursday evening at UPMC-Montifiore Hospital in Pittsburgh. He was born March 8, 1938 in Ridgway, son of the late Earl and Mary (Steis) Wonderly. He married Janice E. Newell on September 10, 1960 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in St. Marys.
He is survived by his wife Janice E. Wonderly of Ridgway, one son Frederick E. Wonderly Jr., of Wilcox four daughters Mary E. Walley of Colorado Springs, CO; Julie A. Wonderly of New London, CT; Noel M. Petrosky of Ridgway; and Kristen L. Cobaugh of Ridgway. In addition he leaves behind 10 grandchildren; one step-sister Sharon Sonney of Ridgway, and one step-brother David Uber of Ridgway.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his step-mother Hazel Wonderly. He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and was a 1956 graduate of Ridgway High School. He also received his Associates Degree in Tool Design from Penn State University. He was a member of the Ridgway Volunteer Fire Department-2nd Ward Hose Company for 37 years, a past Assistant Chief, a Captain and founding member of the Rescue Squad, a past President of the 2nd Ward Hose Co., a First Aid and CPR instructor, a Master Instructor at the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy, a past member of the Ridgway Ambulance Corp., V.F.W., American Legion Post 208, Eagles, Clarion River Reptile Association, and was a volunteer for Christmas Day Happenings.
He was Protestant by faith and had retired from Elcam Tool and Die in 2001, he was a draftsman by trade and worked for several different powdered metal companies in the area. Wonderly was also a bartender at the Royal Inn in Ridgway for over 30 years.
A mass of Christian burial for Frederick E. Wonderly, Sr., will be celebrated at St. Leo Catholic Church in Ridgway on Monday at 11 a.m. Officiating will be Fr. D.G. Davis, Parochial Vicar of St. Leo Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Gardens.
Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A wake service will be held at the Funeral Home Sunday at 1:45 p.m. Memorials can be made to Janice E. Wonderly 214 Orchard Ave., Ridgway, PA 15853
Mildred E. Herzing
Mildred E. Herzing, 87, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, and formerly of 531 Walnut Street, died Monday evening following a lengthy illness.
She was born August 13, 1915 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Edward and Emma Yonkie Holland Cheatle. On May 8, 1935 in Sacred Heart Church, she married James G. Herzing, who died October 5, 1981.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda (Mrs. Jack) Lipsey of Kersey; two sons, James Herzing and his wife, Juanise, of Opelika, Alabama, and Dennis Herzing and his wife, Janice, of St. Marys; nine grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; two sisters, Frances (Mrs. Ulmer) Fritz, and Marjorie Renwick, both of St. Marys; a step sister, Callista (Mrs. Gerald) Hoehn of St. Marys; a half sister, Betty (Mrs. Umbert) Casilio of Johnsonburg; and a step brother, Albert Cheatle Jr. of Nebraska.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Richard A. Herzing and Sharon Bracey; two step sisters, Lillian Wilson and Catherine Herbstritt; five step brothers, Herman, Vincent, Clarence, Walter and Leonard Cheatle; and two half brothers, Vernon and Richard Cheatle.
Mrs. Herzing was a member of Queen of the World Church. She retired from Sylvania after many years of service and was a member of the Quarter Century Club. She was also a member of the St. Anns Society, the CD of A and the Rosary Altar Society. She enjoyed playing cards.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Mildred E. Herzing will be celebrated at Queen of the World Church Friday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Matthew Laffey, OSB, as celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation is at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home Friday from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
Memorials may be made to Elk Haven Nursing Home, 785 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys.
Monica J. Pesce
Monica J. "Cookie" Pesce, 63, of 440 Hall Avenue, and formerly of Larch Road, died Wednesday morning at Hamot Medical Center in Erie following a lengthy illness.
She was born July 21, 1939 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Louis John Pesce and Angeline Pirazzi Pesce Brisson.
She is survived by a son, Toby Pesce and his wife, Denise; a sister, Carol "Honey" (Mrs. Paul) Anders; and two brothers, Louis and Robert Pesce, all of St. Marys.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step father, Exavier Brisson; and a brother, John Richard Pesce, in 1994.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Public High School, class of 1957. She was a former employee of Stackpole Corporation and was a secretary at Queen of the World Church, where she was also a member.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Monica J. "Cookie" Pesce will be celebrated in Queen of the World Church Saturday at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Matthew Laffey, OSB, as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Marys Cemetery.
Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys; the American Cancer Society, Elk Unit, 117 North Michael Street, St. Marys; or to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720.
Harry E. Reigel
Harry E. Reigel, 73, of 131 Bayard Street, Kane died Wednesday at the Kane Community Hospital.
He was born May 30, 1930 in Kane, son of the late William P. and Clara Benson Reigel. On March 30, 1951 in Kane, he married Rose Schuster, who survives.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Deborah, Mrs. Richard Bonnett, Albion, Bonnie, Mrs. Paul Drost, Kane, and Julie, Mrs. Joseph Schivins, Gibsonia; a son, Joseph P. Reigel, Pittsburgh; four grandchildren, Nicole, Mrs. Justin Twentier, Erie, Michele, Mrs. Peter Rubincam, Flourtown, Zachary Bonnett, Albion, and Bryan Drost, Pittsburgh; a great grandson, Pierson Rubincam, Flourtown; two sisters, Mary, Mrs. Allan Dickinson, Clinton, NY, and Dorothy, Mrs. Joseph Null, Gifford; two brothers, Donald Reigel, and his wife, Betty, of Emporium, and Frank Reigel, Mannford, OK; a half-sister, Clarice E. Stewart, Mt. Jewett; and nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James H. Reigel; five half brothers; and a half sister.
Mr. Reigel worked at the former South Penn Oil Co. in Bradford and later worked for CW Hardware in Kane. Most recently he had been self-employed as a plumbing and heating contractor.
Funeral services for Harry E. Reigel will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the Cummings Funeral Home in Kane, where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Memorials may be made to a charity of donor's choice.
Thomas Paul Jeselnick
Thomas Paul Jeselnick, 53, of 47 Marlin Drive West, Pittsburgh, and formerly of St. Marys, died Wednesday at the home of his sister, Anne Wildfire, of Pittsburgh.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home.
Gelindo W. Benigni Jr.
Gelindo W. Benigni Jr., 87, of 103 Meadowbrook Road, Ridgway, died Thursday, August 8, 2002 at Pinecrest Manor.
He was born February 8, 1915, in Ramsaytown, son of Gelindo W. and Julia M. Castina Benigni.
On July 13, 1940, in Holy Cross Church, Brandy Camp, he married Veronica Gavazzi, who survives.
Mr. Benigni was a former resident of Brandy Camp and had resided in Ridgway for 18 years. He was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church, was a charter member of the Brockway K of C, was a life member of the Kersey Eagles, first president of the Horton Township Fire Department, member of the Horton Twp. Sportsmen's Club, and Horton Twp. Army-Navy Club. He was proprietor of Benigni's Red and White Store and Benigni's Tavern, both in Brandy Camp. He retired from PENNDOT in 1980.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Rita Anne Miller of Warren; two granddaughters, Julie Smiley of Emporia, KS, and Tracey Neuhfer of Gainesville, FL; a brother, Glenn Benigni of Weedville; a sister, Florence Steis of Coraopolis; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by an infant brother, Glenn.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Gelindo Benigni will be celebrated at St. Leo's Catholic Church on Monday at 11:00 a.m., with Msgr. Joseph Bobal, officiating. Committal will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens.
Friends will be received at the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Ridgway Community Nurse Service, 94 Hospital St., or the Ridgway Senior Center, Vine Alley or to a charity of the donor's choice.
John C. Verbeck
John C. Verbeck, 56, of 117 Fern Lane, Kersey died unexpectedly Monday evening at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born November 19, 1945 in Lincoln, Nebraska, son of the late Charles and Gwen DeRock Verbeck. On August 7, 1976 in St. Boniface Church, he married Karen Cavalline, who survives.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Daniel L. Verbeck, and his wife, Marjorie L., of Smyrna, Delaware; two grandchildren, Nicholas and Rachel Verbeck; and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Mr. Verbeck was a lifelong resident of the Kersey area, graduating from Elk County Catholic High School, class of 1964. He was an employee of Motion Control in Ridgway for 35 years. He was a member of St. Boniface Church, where he served as a Eucharistic minister. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, the St. Marys Area Quarterback Club, served as a high school football official, served as an usher at the Penn State University Stadium, and attended I Tech in Ridgway.
A Mass of Christian Burial for John C. Verbeck will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday in St. Boniface Church. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home.
Elizabeth M. Jennings
Elizabeth M. Jennings, 40, of 116 1/2 West State Street, Olean, NY, died Sunday, December 1 at her residence following a one-year illness.
She was born July 15, 1962 in Cleveland, Ohio, daughter of William H. Immke of Tunnelton, VA, and Nancy Voakes Immke, of Wilcox.
Mrs. Jennings resided in Olean for four years and was formerly a resident of Atlanta, GA and Wilcox. She graduated from Atlanta schools and was a member of the Baptist Church in Olean. She was employed at Piermont Plaza Hotels in Atlanta for many years.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by twin brothers, William and Robert Immke of Cleveland, OH; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased be her grandparents.
Funeral services for Elizabeth M. Jennings will be conducted at the Anthony Ferragine Funeral Home, Inc. Saturday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Richard C. Nelson, pastor of First Baptist Church, Johnsonburg, officiating. Interment will follow in Wilcox Cemetery.
Friends will be received at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday.
Henry G. Ronneberg
Henry G. Ronneberg, 80, of Markert Road, Wilcox died Tuesday, February 11 at the Lutheran Home in Kane.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, Inc., Johnsonburg.
Olive (Johnson) Lowry
Olive Lowry, 89, of Hattiesburg, Miss., died Monday, April 7, 2003, at her residence.
She was the daughter of the late Nels and Anna Johnson of Ridgway.
Mrs. Lowry was a former Ridgway resident and loved to visit as much as possible.
Survivors include a son, Ralph K. Lowry Jr. of Hattiesburg, Miss.; two sisters, "Pete" Aiello of Ridgway and Florence Lunger of St. Marys; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph K. Lowry Sr.; four brothers, Harold "Plus" Johnson, Carl "Minus" Johnson, Teddy "Whitey" Johnson, and Harry Johnson; and one sister, Margaret Mader.
Funeral services for Olive Lowry were held at the St. John Lutheran Church in Hattiesburg, Miss. Burial will be in Roseland Park Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to St. John Lutheran Church, Hardy Street, Hattiesburg, Miss. 39401.
Marilyn A. Jaeger
Marilyn A. Jaeger, 57, of New Britain, PA, who died Thursday at Chandler Hall in Newton, PA, is also survived by her mother, Imelda Auman Frey, of St. Marys.
The full obituary, which appeared in Friday's newspaper, neglected to list Mrs. Frey as a survivor.
Gertrude Andem Bays
Gertrude Andem Bays, 78, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and Silver Creek Terrace, St. Marys, and formerly of Kenilworth, NJ, passed away Friday, August 9, 2002 at Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness.
She was born October 22, 1923, in Elizabeth, NJ, daughter of the late Martin and Gertrude Ellingham Jacobson.
On March 26, 1988, in Kenilworth, NJ, she married Delbert Bays, who preceded her in death on February 10, 1990.
Mrs. Bays had resided in St. Marys for the past six years. She retired in 1985 from the E.W. Saybolt & Co., Chatham, NJ, as foreign oil accounts manager, where she had worked for over 30 years. She was a member of the Johnsonburg United Methodist Church and the Methodist Women, a member of the Johnsonburg Women's Club, and was a volunteer at the St. Marys Regional Health Center.
She is survived by a daughter, Janice (Mrs. James) Maletto of Ridgway; two sisters, Eleanor Shields of Hackettstown, NJ, and Jacqueline (Mrs. Hugh) Giordino of Columbus, NJ.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Jacobson, in infancy.
Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home, St. Marys, tonight from 7-9 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 8:30 p.m. tonight in the funeral home, with Rev. Gary Cook officiating.
Further visitation will be held at the McCracken Funeral Home, 1500 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ, on Monday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held in the McCracken Funeral Home on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in the Graceland Memorial Park, Kenilworth, NJ.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, Arthritis Foundation, or to the Johnsonburg United Methodist Church.
Gervase M. Rigard
Gervase M. Rigard, 69, of 102 David Street, Kersey, died Wednesday afternoon at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home.
Kathleen M. Martino
Kathleen M. "Sonie" Martino, 48, of 34 West Cardott St., Ridgway, died early Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 1, 2003, at Elk Regional Health Center, following a brief illness.
She was born Nov. 17, 1954, in St. Marys, daughter of Edward and Kathleen Harlan Rollick. On April 30, 1993, she married Carmen Martino; he survives.
Mrs. Martino had lived most of her life in Byrnedale and had been a Ridgway resident for 10 years.
She was a care-giver who had been employed at Dickinson Mental Health and Helpmates. She had studied at Pinecrest Manor to become a nurse's aide.
She was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Francis Coccimiglio of Petersburg, Fla., and Daniel Coccimiglio of DuBois; two stepdaughters, Greta Challingsworth of Ridgway and Marcela Martino of St. Marys; six grandchildren; three sisters, Pauline Meyer of St. Marys, Dixie Gornati of Byrnedale, and Mary Levenduski (who also died Oct. 1, 2003); and by three brothers, Michael Rollick of Byrnedale, William Rollick of Byrnedale, and Peter Wells of DuBois.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Rollick.
A Mass of Christian Burial and committal services for Kathleen Martino will be celebrated at St. Leo's Catholic Church on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 9 a.m. Officiating will be Fr. D.G. Davis. Burial will be in the St. Marys Protestant Cemetery.
Friends will be received at the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home on Friday, Oct. 3, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Nicholas A. Farina
Nicholas A. Farina, 51, of Second Avenue in Tribes Hill, N.Y., died Friday, Nov. 10, 2006, at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam, N.Y. He was born Nov. 10, 1955, in Bronx, N.Y., son of Andrew Farina of Greenville and the late Annamarie DePaul Farina, who passed away in December 2003.
Larry J. Griech
Larry J. Griech, 53, of 457 Waterworks Road, Ridgway, died Friday at Elk Regional Health Center. Visitation will be held on Sunday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Leo's Catholic Church.
Rosalie Berman, 94, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006, at her home in Florida. She was born in Curwensville, daughter of George and Celia Kaplan.
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