Archive - 2013
Dianna L. Blasik, 56, of North Michael St., St. Marys, died suddenly at home on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.
She was born on Oct. 22, 1956 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Calvin and Dorothy (Whitsell) Merat.
On March 23, 1994 she married Robert J. Blasik, who survives.
She lived all her life in the Bennetts Valley and St. Marys areas. She was a homemaker and a very loving, considerate, thoughtful, and helpful wife, mother and grandmother.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team advanced to the Allegheny Mountain League championship game by defeating Curwensville by a 58-31 score Friday night at the ECCHS gym.
Friday night the Elk County Catholic Crusaders made eight 3-pointers and advanced to the AML championship game with a 61-46 victory over Ridgway at Ridgway Area High School.
The St. Marys Servicemenâ€™s Burial Detail banquet was held last Saturday at the Bavarian Hills.
The guest speaker at Saturdayâ€™s annual banquet of the St. Marys Servicemenâ€™s Burial Detail was George R. Tufts, United States Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant (Ret.), who served during the Cuban Missile Crisis and in Vietnam and retired from the military in 1974.
Ludwig L. Bon Jr., 90, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 455 Wolfel Ave., St. Marys, died on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at the nursing home following a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 8, 1922 in St. Marys, son of the late Ludwig and Josephine Kolenc Bon Sr.
On June 23, 1951, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Dorothy M. Breindel, who survives.
Mr. Bon was a resident of St. Marys and also lived in Treasure Lake from 1980-2000. He was a retired member of the Local #354 Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union until he retired in 1988.
Bubba Bradley will be at Aiello's Cafe on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at 8 p.m. for a benefit dinner to support the local 4-H Programs. Bradley is a full-time comedian who has performed at many famous comedy clubs as well as on television networks like CBS, TBS and A&E.
Johnsonburg boys' basketball finished the regular season with a 75-36 victory over St. Marys Wednesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
The St. Marys Area gymnastics team will travel to Moon Township this weekend to compete in the PA Gymnastics Championship Meet scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
The St. Marys squad, along with seven other teams, will be competing in the Bronze Division.
The St. Marys Area gymnasts who qualified for the PA Individual Championship are:
Allegra Schloder and Nicole Florio as all-arounds in bronze.
Jessica Tettis on vault and floor in bronze.
Madison Quesenberry on bars and beam in bronze.
Hannah Wittman on vault in bronze.
Keara Shrefler on vault in silver.
Genevieve Ohlin, 87, of Suwanee, Ga., died on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.
Born in Kersey, Genevieve was a loving homemaker and devout member of St. Benedict Catholic Church. She was also an avid reader who loved to play bridge.
She married Raymond Ohlin, her husband of 59 years, who preceded her in death