Archive - Dec 22, 2013
The Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament will undergo a number of exciting changes this year as it becomes the EQT Energy Classic Elk County Holiday Tournament; however, one important element of the annual event will be continuing in a modified capacity.
The Nicholas J. Sinibaldi Concert Band and Choir performed a Christmas Spectacular Concert in St. Marys Area High School's Carpin Auditorium on Sunday afternoon. The free concert was well attended, and donations collected at the door will benefit the Crystal Fire Department.
The band and choir are shown performing "Sleigh Ride" at the conclusion of the show.
Mary E. â€śJudyâ€ť Wissinger, 77, of 204 Fairview Rd., Kersey, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born Jan. 30, 1936 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Edward and Marie Vornbaum Gerg. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School. She was a retired employee of Powdered Metal Products, retiring in 1999 after 34 years of service.
Joseph V. Parana, 81, of 400 Rock St., Ridgway, died unexpectedly at his home on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.
He was born Jan. 22, 1932 in Johnsonburg, the son of the late Frank and Mary Raubenstrauch Parana.
He married Sara J. Ames, and she predeceased him on Oct. 15, 2012.
He attended Holy Rosary schools.
Mr. Parana was a lifelong member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Doris Kaye Carter O'Donnell, 46, of 100 Higgins Rd., Kersey, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 at her home.
She was born June 28, 1967, in Ridgway, daughter of David and Janice Dallasen Carter.
On Nov. 12, 1988, in the St. Boniface Church, she married Sean P. O'Donnell, who preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 1994.
She was a lifelong resident of the area, a member of the St. Boniface Church, attended St. Boniface School, and graduated from St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1985. She was employed by Keystone Powder Metal Products in St. Marys.
Robert C. Beck Sr., 71, of M. Pleasant Road, Penfield, died on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at the DuBois Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 13, 1942 in Gardner Hill, Weedville, son of the late John and Pauline (Thurston) Beck.
His loving wife of 51 years, Linda L. (Swartz) Beck survives.
He was raised in St. Marys and has lived in Penfield since 1962. He attended Gardner Hill Church, and loved hunting, fishing, and his camp on Gardner Hill.
Angeline Facchine, 94, of a lifelong resident of Shawmut Road, Brockport, and currently a resident at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 surrounded by her
children at at Pinecrest Manor.
She was born Jan. 1, 1919 in Brandy Camp, daughter of Angelo and Louisa Mariucci Armanini.
July 12, 1947
She was the devoted wife of Joseph G. Facchine, who she married on July 12, 1947. He died Dec. 3, 1988.
She was a member at Holy Cross Church in Brandy Camp.
Angeline was a member of the Rosary Society and the Blue Army.