Archive - 2014
Ralph E. Youngmark, 55, of Caledonia Rd., Weedville died at home on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 after a brief illness.
He was born on Feb. 8, 1959 in St. Marys, son of Dolores (Huff) Youngmark and the late John H. Youngmark Sr.
He was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, class of 1977, and worked as a machinist with Morgan AM&T of St. Marys for 37 years. He was a member of CMF of St. Marys and a lifelong resident of Bennetts Valley. He enjoyed his time on his farm on Winslow Hill, Benezette.
The 2014-2015 school year begins on Tuesday, and as part of a new endeavor to make faculty, staff, students, and visitors more cognizant of the fragrances of products they use and how those odors impact those around them, the Elk County Catholic School System (ECCSS) has adopted a new Scent-Free Environment Policy.
ECCSS President Sam MacDonald explained that the policy came about due to an increasing number of individuals within the school system experiencing reactions to certain scented products.
Retention pond upkeep, emergency management update, airport wish list, and a City Manager's report were all items discussed recently by St. Marys City Council.
Councilman Greg Gebauer mentioned the new PennDOT installed retention ponds are not done yet and already have weeds in them about four feet high with sunflowers growing on them. He speculated when PennDOT is finished with that portion of the project the weeds are likely to be over six feet tall. These are weeds from the dirt already placed in the pond.
Summer is officially over â€“ at least as far as the St. Marys Community Pool is concerned. The pool officially closed for the year on Sunday evening, ending a summer season that did not got exactly as hoped, at least in terms of the weather.
Sitting at one of the picnic tables in the pool's snack bar area just after 2 p.m., outgoing pool manager Greg Snelick watched as only a handful of people enjoyed an afternoon at the pool for the final time this summer.
William A. "Bill" Liscinski, 83 of 624 Maple Ave. in Ridgway and formerly of 304 Clarion Rd., Johnsonburg died on the afternoon of Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville following a brief illness.
He was born on December 1, 1930 in Johnsonburg, son of the late John and Mary Gulash Liscinski
He married Dorothy Polaski on August 25, 1951 in Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg. She survives.
Mr. Liscinski resided in Ridgway for the past several years. He lived most of his life in Johnsonburg and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1948.
Helen E, Herr, 90, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 306 Maple St., St. Marys, died on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.
She was born on December 16, 1923, a daughter of the late Ambrose and Elizabeth Fox Kreckle.
On October 7, 1947Â in St. Marys, she married Allen "Acky" Herr, who preceded her in death on November 30, 2011.
Helen was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Central High School, class of 1941.Â She was a member of the St. Mary's Church and enjoyed spending time with her family.
Lorenzo J. "Larry" Cortinovis, 92, of 202 Evers Ave., St. Marys, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 at the DuBois Nursing Home after an illness of the past several months.
He was born May 29, 1922 in Coal Hollow, son of the late John and Jennie Carrara Cortinovis. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Kersey schools. On April 15, 1950, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Loretta J. Hoffman, who survives.
During a recent City Council work session, a proposal was introduced to create a budget line item for the next three years to set aside a small amount of funds to prepare for St. Marys 175th anniversary in 2017.
According to Councilmen Ned Jacob, who suggested the idea, the funds would be utilized to help with any parade, carnival or festival which may take place.
Councilwoman Sally Geyer voiced her complete opposition to the idea.
"That should be up to the committee that is going to do that not up to council in 2014," Geyer said.
Mary Parziale Bentz, of Washington, D.C. and formerly of Brockway, recently released a book with her husband Richard entitled "We Remember Them: A Biographical Supplement for Fatal Dive."
"We Remember Them" contains biographies of the crew of the World War II submarine the USS Grunion, which sunk near the Japanese-occupied Aleutian Island of Kiska on July 30, 1942.
Though the exact cause of the Grunion's demise remains unknown, it is believed that a confrontation occurred between the Grunion and a Japanese ship.
Gustavo G. â€śGinoâ€ť Scacchitti, 93, 1072 East Eschbach Road, St. Marys, died unexpectedly Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
He was born January 22, 1921 in Carapelle Calvisio, Lâ€™Aquila, Italy, son of the late Domenico and Santa DeiPietrantonio Scacchitti. He attended school in Italy and moved to St. Marys in 1939. He was a retired employee of Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring in 1986 after 44 years of service.