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Archive - 2013

June 24th

Robert A. Zawatski

June 24, 2013

Robert A. Zawatski, 66, of 127 Terra Cotta Rd., Johnsonburg, died on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport following a lengthy illness.
He was born on December 13, 1946 in Ridgway.
He married Catherine A. "Cathy" Tomaski on December 5, 1970 in the Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg; she survives.
Mr. Zawatski resided in Johnsonburg all his life. He graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1964 and was a member of the Holy Rosary Church. He was employed by the Sylvania Corp., in St. Marys for 35 years.

Patricia Marie Gordon Gnan

June 24, 2013

Patricia Marie Gordon Gnan, 52, of Ridgway died unexpectedly Saturday, June 22, 2013.
She was born March 15, 1961, the daughter of the late William and Margaretta Gill Gordon.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, animals, and riding motorcycles. She overcame many hardships including being a two-year cancer survivor and can now rest in peace.

Marilyn Leahy Fritz

June 24, 2013

Marilyn Leahy Fritz, 71, of Indianapolis, died January 9, 2013.
She was born November 30, 1941 in Johnsonburg.
She moved to St. Marys in 1963 when she married the late Gerry Fritz.
She enjoyed fishing and going to casinos, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

St. Marys man charged with planting two pipe bombs

June 24, 2013

ST. MARYS – Police have arrested Kelly J. Shaffer, a 20-year-old St. Marys man who authorities say is responsible for a pair of pipe bombs that were planted at two separate Elk County locations over the course of one week last month.

Bicentennial mural depicts Fox Twp. landmarks

June 24, 2013

FOX TWP. – Visitors to the Fox Township Municipal Building can view a new mural depicting various township landmarks and buildings created by Joette Mosier Smith, a Fox Township artist.
The 4x8 acrylic painting was created specifically to fit the wall space situated behind the Fox Twp. supervisors table located inside the building's meeting room. It will be on display at the upcoming bicentennial Art and Photography Show being held at the Fox Twp. Community Building during this weekend's celebration.

Man charged with raping woman in front of children

June 24, 2013

KEATING TWP. – A Smethport man,30-year-old John Frederick Brown Jr., has been charged with brutalizing a woman and terrorizing her family after allegedly attacking and raping a mother of three in the presence of her children, ages two, six and eight.

Pollution prevention under way in Jones Township

June 24, 2013

RIDGWAY – During a monthly meeting of the Elk County Conservation District, board members discussed a dirt and gravel project that will reportedly assist in pollution prevention in Jones Township.

June 23rd

Ione M. Stenta

June 23, 2013

Ione M. Stenta, 87, of 414 Silver Creek Rd., Johnsonburg, died during the early morning of Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys following an lengthy illness.
She was born on August 25, 1925 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Raymond and Thelma Gardner McClintick.
She married Herman Mendat in 1950. He died in 1953. She then married Ferdinand Stenta in 1970. He died in 1996.
She resided in Johnsonburg for most of her life, graduating from Johnsonburg High School in 1944. She had lived in Ridgway for eight years.

Timothy P. Sette

June 23, 2013

Timothy P. Sette, 49, of 771 Washington Street, St. Marys, died unexpected at his residence on Saturday, June 22, 2013.
He was born March 17, 1964, in St. Marys, son of the late Dominick "Nick" Sette and Beverly Klancer, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1983. He was employed by the Keystone Powered Metal Co.
He was married to the former Katie Tornatore of Centre Hall, and she survives.

Pauline W. Olson

June 23, 2013

Pauline W. Olson, 86, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 580 Wolfel Ave., St. Marys, died Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the Pinecrest Manor after a lengthy illness.
She was born July 20, 1926, in Altoona, daughter of the late Albert A. and Trescenna Laino Weidmann.

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