Archive - Jul 2013
Eileen M. Lucanik, 85, formerly of 138 Parade Street, St. Marys, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Broomall Presbyterian Village, a nursing care facility just outside of Philadelphia.
She was born December 23, 1927, in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Edward and Catherine Fritz Lodes.
She married Peter Lucanki, who preceded her in death in 1997.
She had lived in St. Marys most of her life and relocated to Philadelphia to be near her daughter. She was a retired employee of St. Marys Carbon Company where she worked for over 25 years.
Peter "Bud" Kunes, 82, of Kunes Road, Weedville, died at home late Friday, July 19, 2013.
He was born December 28, 1930 in Weedville, the son of the late Peter L. and Nellie (Ray) Kunes.
In 1960 he married Vera L. (McClintick) and she survives.
He lived all his life in Weedville and was a graduate of Weedville High School, Class of 1949.
He served in the U.S. Army, reaching the rank of Corporal and serving on the front lines in Korea.
Wallace David Clark Sr., died Friday, July 19, 2013.
He was born August 2, 1920 in Brockway.
He was a decorated WWII veteran with the U.S. Army as a survivor of five major battles and several missions during the war and was honorably discharged from the service at the rank of sergeant.
He was a retired employee of Stackpole Carbon Company of St. Marys and Elk County at the Ridgway Courthouse. He served as constable in Fox Township and as a volunteer firefighter for Fox Township in Kersey.
The St. Marys Little League Softball senior league all stars defeated Bald Eagle Area 3-2 this afternoon to advance to Monday's state championship game at 1 p.m. at Ber-Vaughn Park in Berwick. St. Marys will play the winner of today's game between Plains and Bristol Boro.
Frances L. Olewinski, 83 of 724 Marvin St., Wilcox, formerly of Johnsonburg died Thursday, July 18, 2013 afternoon at her residence following a brief illness.
She was born on March 30, 1930 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Bronislaw and Josephine Kolinoski Piurkoksi.
She married Henry A. Olewsinski on August 15, 1950 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg. He died October 17, 2008.
She resided in Wilcox most of her life.
Mrs. Olewinski was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School in 1948.
Donna M. Corey, 65, of 613 West Main St., Ridgway, died Friday, July 19, 2013 afternoon at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 22, 1947 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Harry T. and Nellie M. (Yale) Ecklund.
She married Joseph A. Corey on March 29, 1969, he survives.
She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and was a 1965 graduate of the Ridgway High School.
She was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church. She had been employed by Elk Regional Health Center for 45 years.
Those who missed the initial airing of WPSU's "Our Town: St. Marys" can catch it on the big screen on Sunday afternoon at the Apollo Theatre in downtown St. Marys. The special one-hour long encore showing is set for 3 p.m. The "Our Town: St. Marys" episode proved to be a successful event, not only in the response from viewers phoning in pledges, but also from the responses via social media, specifically Facebook and Twitter.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Corporal Greg Agosti, a state fire marshal at the State Police barracks in Ridgway reported Friday afternoon that the cause of the fire at Domtar paper mill Friday, July 12 is still under investigation.
The Jay Township Supervisors are moving ahead with plans to conduct tests on the cause of a mysterious substance inside a ditch situated in area of Mt. Zion Road.
Residents Jim and Shirley Burke were in attendance at the meeting where they described the substance as being a combination of foam suds and sulfuric water which has been leaching out for well over two years.
The Wapiti Roost Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will be hosting a Women in the Outdoors event on Sunday, Aug. 4 at the St. Marys Sportsman's Club beginning at 8:30 a.m. The event is geared toward introducing women to various outdoor activities. A registration fee is required and entitles the attendee to their choice of four of 10 classes as well as breakfast and lunch. Class topics range from plant identification to archery to fly fishing to beekeeping.