Archive - Feb 13, 2011
Catherine Mary (Verbeck) Piccirillo, 96, a resident of Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys (formerly of Ridgway), died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011.
She was born March 5, 1914 in Medix Run, Benezette Township, the daughter of Adiel and Mary (Lynch) Verbeck.
At an early age she moved to Ridgway with her family. On Jan. 5, 1931 she married Clyde Piccirillo, who preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 1977.
Carl G. Lecker, 56, of 160 Averyville Rd., St. Marys, died on Saturday evening, Feb. 12, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 4, 1954 in St. Marys, a son of the late Albert J. and Naomi Halpin Lecker.
On Nov. 26, 1977 in St. Mary's Church, he married Stephanie Eckert Lecker, who survives.
Albert Louis Covac, 93, of 116 Poplar Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after an illness of the past several months.
He was born Jan. 4, 1918, in Falls Creek, son of the late Joseph and Frances (Mary) Marn Covac.
On Aug. 10, 1940, in the Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg, he married Irene G. Mackcoviak, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys parochial schools. He was also a member of the Queen of the World Church.
As the guest speaker at this year's St. Marys Servicemen's Detail banquet, retired Brig. General Murray Neeper began by remarking that, as a community member, he greatly appreciates the services provided by the St. Marys Servicemen's Detail, as well as the other veterans' organizations throughout St. Marys and Elk County.
The Saturday closest to Valentine's Day has had a special meaning for the residents of Pinecrest for the past several years, as it has been the day when Confirmation students from St. Marys Area High School and Elk County Catholic High School have held their annual Valentine's Day Ball at the facility.
This year's event was held Saturday afternoon from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and was attended by over 60 residents of the facility. Around 40 Confirmation students from both high schools assisted with the event.
Members of the St. Marys Servicemen's Detail held their annual banquet on Saturday evening at the Bavarian Hills Restaurant, with Detail President Joe Rigard acting as master of ceremonies for the event.
Rigard explained that the Detail was first organized in 1952 and noted that two charter members were in attendance at this year's banquet, Paul Jesberger and Herb Straub.
The Lady Dutch basketball team of the St. Marys Area High School recorded their 19th victory of the season on Saturday evening at the SMAHS Dutch Oven, defeating the Lady Crusaders of Elk County Catholic by a 62-42 score. This marked the third time this season the Lady Dutch came out on top against the Lady Crusaders.
The St. Marys Area gymnastics squad recorded a 128.900-106.525 victory over the DuBois Area gymnasts on Saturday at a meet held at the St. Marys Area Middle School gym.
Molly Eshbach set a new school record in the vault competition with her score of 9.425.
"This was the last home meet and regular meet of the season and our senior gymnasts were recognized: Molly Eshbach, Bobbi Fox, Justin Huey and Megan Longhi," said Irene McCandless, head coach of the St. Marys squad. "We had a real good day. For the most part, the kids hit their routines beautifully.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch wrestling team raised their record to 6-9 on the year with a 57-9 victory over the Cameron County Raiders Saturday at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Dutch received six forfeits on Saturday, with six matches being wrestled. There were no matches at 103 and 152.
âThe kids that wrestled did a decent job,â said St. Marys coach Dominic Surra.
The big match was at 285 with Hoy. He did what we call âworking for free,â then got the stalling call that turned out to be big in that match,â said Surra. âKevin (Hoy) learns with every match and is doing a nice job.