Archive - Feb 26, 2013
Dorothy Marie (Dippold) Keller, 93, of Gaithersburg, Md., died on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 in Gaithersburg, Md.
She was born on May 16, 1919 in St. Marys, the seventh of eight children born to the late John A. and Katherine â€śKateâ€ť (Erich) Dippold. Mrs. Kellerâ€™s husband of 67 years, William Charles Keller, predeceased her exactly six months previously on Aug. 22, 2012.
On Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI led the Angelus, a Roman Catholic devotion to Jesus, from his studio window before an estimated crowd of 200,000. This marked the last time he will lead the devotion as Pope; after an eight-year Pontificate, he is stepping down due to health reasons and will officially retire at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Two Elk County natives will be performing with the Lycoming College Tour Choir as they make a stop in St. Marys for a Friday evening performance at the Shiloh Presbyterian Church on Washington Street.
Beginning March 1, all federal benefits will be paid electronically, according to the U.S. Treasury Department.
John Johnston, Erie-based public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, said electronically paid benefits will include Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
Conservation District Field Representative John M. Green of the Pennsylvania Department of Environment of Protection [DEP] responded to Gov. Tom Corbett's budget proposal to strip the state's conservation districts of funding and instead potentially rely on money received from impact fees during Monday's regular Elk County Conservation District meeting.
John E. Charleson, 73, of 240 High Ave., Ridgway, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born March 8, 1939 in Reynoldsville, son of the late Harry N. and Mary Ann (Anderson) Charlesen.
He married Nancy A. Knight on May 12, 1962 in Queen of the World Catholic Church in St. Marys.
He resided in Ridgway for the last 67 years and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church, a member of the Lions Club, the Elks, and the Eagles. He had also been a board member of the Ridgway Ambulance Corp.
Charles M. "Chuck" O'Connor, 80, former St. Marys resident, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 in Silver Spring, Md. at Renaissance Gardens Care Facility at Riderwoods.
He was born in Ridgway on Aug. 8, 1932, the son of the late Charles E. and Catherine Klein O'Connor. He married Patricia McEwen on June 24, 1961 in Bradford at St. Francis of Assissi Church, with Fr. Carlton Richey officiating.
Chuck graduated from Central Catholic High School, Class of 1950. He worked a few years at the former Speer Carbon Co. before entering the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.