Archive - Oct 1, 2013
John Edward Zernell, Sr., 74, of Daniel Street, Brockport, died on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 at Geisinger Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
He was born July 12, 1939 in Weedville, son of the late Sylvester & Loretta (Spencer) Zernell.
He married Debra (Butler) on February 27, 1988.
He lived most of his life in Weedville and Penfield and the past eight years in Brockport.
Mr. Zernell worked at Carbon Graphite of St. Mary for 34 years. He was a member of the Penfield Firemenâ€™s and past volunteer with Bennetts Valley Ambulance where he served for many years.
Helene A. Shuster Weis, 86, of Rockford, Ill., died at 10:50 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in her home. Â
Born July 18, 1927, in St. Marys, she was the daughter of Mathew and Johanna (Stemberger) Shuster. Â
She married James E. Weis Aug. 23, 1947, in St. Marys. Helene spent many wonderful years as a â€śhomemakerâ€ť because making a home and being a mother was her finest accomplishment. As a mother, she was beautiful and vulnerable and taught her children, not on purpose, the risk of having love as your only job. She also taught them the importance of family and the richness of friends.
Bank employees continued to assist customers Tuesday morning as the lobby filled with visiting board members while refreshments were served for the opening of Farmers National Bank's new office, located in City Hall in downtown St. Marys.
The Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday confirmed issues with the courthouse clock tower and approved additional repairs for exterior work on the building.