Archive - Jan 2013
Anyone who needs to earn a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) high school equivalency test is encouraged to take or finish the exam before requirements change and costs increase in 2014, according to Kate Lomax, director of educational services at the Community Education Council of Elk and Cameron Counties (CEC). The five-part test is being revised and the new version will be released in January 2014.
Laura Jane Schultz, 44, of Swannanoa, N.C., died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 at John F. Keever Jr. Solace Center in Asheville.
She was born in Port Allegheny on March 12, 1968, daughter of Lawrence E. Austin and Louise E. Dickinson Smith.
She was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School and was of the Jehovahâ€™s Witness faith.
She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Andrew T. Schultz; a son, Elliot Austin Schultz; a daughter, Tissica Bleu Schultz; a brother, Christopher Smith; and three sisters, Jeanette Sisson, Michele Garcia and Kimberly Austin.
Sophia G. Schmidt, 31, of 31 West Patrick St., Frederick, Md., died unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 in Frederick, Md.
She was born Feb. 27, 1981 in Madison, Wis., daughter of Christian and Heidi Dorsey Schmidt, who survive, of St. Marys.
In 1990 the family moved to St. Marys and Sophia graduated from Elk County Catholic High School, Class of 1999. She also graduated from Bucknell University in 2004 and received her masterâ€™s degree from Johns Hopkins University in 2011. She was an employee of the Science Applications International Corporation.
Donald V. Reed, 81, formerly of Ridge Road in Kersey, died on Sunday, Jan, 27, 2013 at Pinecrest Nursing Home in St. Marys.
He was born on Jan. 18, 1932 in Bradford, son of the late Richard and Mary Charnisky Reed.
Donald was Protestant by faith. He had been employed at Speer Carbon in St. Marys.
He is survived by one brother, William F. (Dorothy) Reed of Kersey; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Milton, Marvin and Raymond Reed; and one sister, Clara Anderson.
Kathleen J. â€śKayâ€ť Caliari, 75, of Hoovertown Road in Penfield, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.
Born on Oct. 11, 1937 in Elk County, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Florence (Mosier) Harvey.
She was married to Irvin L. Caliari. He preceded her in death on May 9, 2003.
She retired from Brockway Glass after over 30 years of service. She also worked at Paws & Claws Pet Grooming in Penfield. She enjoyed her horses and her dogs and going to the casino in Salamanca.
Sally J. Antoine, 63, of 1104 Gordon St., Natrona Heights, died at the home of her daughter at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 following an illness of the past several months.
She was born in Allegheny County, Harrison Township, on June 6, 1949, the daughter of Gertrude Sherrieb and the late Blaine Anderson.
She resided in Harrison Township for most of her life and graduated from Har-Brack High School, Class of 1967. She was employed as an administrative assistant for UPMC Heritage Place, Shadyside. She enjoyed crafts and craft shows, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders held on for a 38-34 Allegheny Mountain League over the Johnsonburg Ramettes Saturday night at the ECCHS gym.
Once again the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce and The River 98.9 radio station are teaming up to host the 2013 Business Expo taking place Saturday, Feb. 23 at The Red Fern in St. Marys.
On Friday evening, 165 music students from 41 schools throughout the area performed in the PMEA (Pennsylvania Music Educators Association) District II Band Festival concert. Elk County Catholic High School was the host of this year's festival, which ran from Jan. 23-25. Dr. Stephen Bolstad, a native of St. Marys and former band director at St. Marys Area High School, was the guest conductor. The band performed seven arrangements.
The Cheer Frenzy at Elk County Catholic High School had a good turnout once again this year as cheerleaders and spectators packed the ECCHS gymnasium on Saturday for the ninth annual event.