Archive - Oct 22, 2010
Decker's Chapel, believed to be one of the smallest churches in the world, is getting spruced up by members of the Elk County Historical Society (ECHS).
The chapel dates back to 1856, when it was built by Michael Decker Sr., a St. Marys pioneer.
The ECHS, which was organized in 1964, obtained Decker's Chapel on April 20, 1990 from Decker's descendants, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Schneider. In 1998, ECHS's application to put the chapel on the National Register of Historic Places was approved.
Jane E. Pollick, 86, of 1226 E. Eschbach Rd., St. Marys, died peacefully on Wednesday evening, Oct. 20, 2010 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a short illness.
She was born April 24, 1924 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late George and Bertha Prechtl Samick. On Aug. 24, 1946 in Bradford, she married the late Joseph A. Pollick Jr., who preceded her in death on March 25, 1993.
Evelyn Jean Checco, 75, of Avella, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 at home.
She was born April 27, 1935 in Avella, daughter of the late Angelo and Ella Mucci Bogo. In November 1974, she married James J. Checco, who survives.
Mrs. Checco attended Avella Grade School and was a 1954 graduate of St. Marys Area High School. She attended Grace Down's Airline School in New York City in 1955, Irene's Beauty School in 1959, and the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy in 1962.
Joseph M. Redmond Jr., 30, of Kaul Avenue, St. Marys, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 at his home.
He was born Feb. 5, 1980 in Ridgway, the son of Joseph M. Redmond Sr. of Wilcox and Kimberly (Erickson) Himes and her husband, Glenn Himes of Altoona, who survive.
Joseph lived most of his life in Johnsonburg except for the past year, when he lived in St. Marys. He attended Johnsonburg High School and worked at GKN of Emporium. He was a Catholic by faith.
He was a member of Wilcox Sportsmenâ€™s Club.Â He enjoyed playing poker and loved animals, especially the family dogs.