Archive - Feb 4, 2014
Bonita A. â€śBonnieâ€ť Morelli, 59, of 346 South Kersey Rd., Kersey, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at her home after a long and valiant fight with cancer.
She was born July 16, 1954 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Silvio and Onorina DeCecchis Cesa. She was a lifelong resident of the area, was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1972, and was a 1980 graduate of Jeff Tech Nursing School. She had been an employee of Sylvania, Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital, the Ridgway Hospital, the former Family Planning Center in Ridgway, and was a nurse for the St. Marys Area School District.
Carmen A. Holmes, 59, a former St. Marys resident, died unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 in Wales, U.K.
She was born Oct. 17, 1954 in Aibonito, Puerto Rico. She was a graduate of high school in Puerto Rico and of the University of San Juan. She was a former employee of Spherion in St. Marys.
Mrs. Holmes served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War as an M.P., was an avid bingo player, enjoyed using the computer and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
On Aug. 31, 1973, in Alabama, she married Timothy J. Holmes, who preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 2006.
Edmund Frayne Adamson Sr., 88, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at the Communities at Indiana Haven.
He was born July 21, 1925 in Washington Township, Indiana County, son of George Edward and Molly Lillie (Jewart) Adamson.
Surviving is his grandson, Thomas Steis and his mother, Sherry Steis, both of Johnsonburg; a brother, Gerald E. Adamson and his wife Virginia â€śJeanâ€ť Adamson of Homer City; and many nieces and nephews.
The Stackpole family plot is located in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery to the right of the Lynch Road entrance. It was here that local historian Ray Beimel began his recent tour of the cemetery.Â
"There are family plots in which a number of the same family are all buried together, and then there are individual burial plots," Beimel explained. "This one is a family plot and one of the most important people in St. Marys history is buried here."Â
This past Saturday evening, members of Cub Pack 180 in Weedville gathered at American Legion Post 978 for their annual dinner, and in conjunction with that event they honored Weedville resident Janet Beck, who has been involved with Boy Scouts of America for 40 years.
"This was a total surprise to me," Beck said. "Our district executive Irv Gable was there to say such kind words about my dedication to the Boy Scouts of America and also of course Cub Pack 180, which is also part of the Bucktail Council."
The Elk County Council on the Arts, better known as ECCOTA, is kicking off its 30th anniversary with their upcoming Annual Gala, set for Saturday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at Aiello's Cafe in Ridgway complete with a Dueling Piano show, a dueling artist event, prize drawing, new dessert auction and an award presentation.
"They are a blast. They're very entertaining and fun," Abbi Peters, ECCOTA executive director said of the returning piano tandem. "We will be doing other activities at the gala as this is our largest fundraiser of the year."
RIDGWAY â€“ With the support of a $150,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development's Discovered in PA, Developed in PA grant program (D2PA), the Community Education Council (CEC) has partnered up with the region's chambers of commerce, the North Central Workforce Investment Board, and local schools and employers.
RIDGWAY â€“ The Elk County Courthouse will have a single point of entry starting March 1.
The commissioners reported on Tuesday that the only entrance available for use, which also is handicap-accessible, will be the courthouse behind the building and in front of the Elk County Prison.