Archive - 2014
Reverend Donald J. Parson, 74, of Oakland, died Friday, April 25, 2014 at his home, the rectory of St. Peter the Apostle Church in Oakland.Â
Born Oct. 12, 1939 in St. Marys, he was the son of the late Harvey Emerson and Josephine Irene (Sosmiski) Parson.
Prior to entering the priesthood, Father Parson had served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War, worked for a management consulting firm in Pittsburgh and had been a former member of the Order of the Clowns. He had also been a member of the Knights of Columbus for over 50 years.
Bernadine (Brown) Pane, 88, of Tyler, and recently of DuBois Nursing Home, died late Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the DuBois Nursing Home.
She was born June 30, 1925 in Baumertown, daughter of the late John and Emma (Levenduski) Brown.
She married John Pane in 1946, he preceded her in death July 7, 1998.
She retired from Sylvania after 38 years. She enjoyed gardening and baking, and lived most of her life in Tyler.
She is survived by a son, Dennis (Miriam) Pane of Penfield; and two grandchildren.
Anthony A. "Tony" McGill, 68, of 384 Rightmeyer St., St. Marys, died on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys.
He was born Feb. 18, 1946 in St. Marys, a son of the late Aloysious McGill and the late Mary Piccolo McGill Reed.
On May 31, 1975, he married Marie Caggiano McGill, who survives.
The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal and Crystal Fire Department recently conducted an origin and cause investigation into a fire that destroyed a St. Marys house on Friday afternoon.
A cause has not yet been determined as the investigation continues.
In celebration of Arbor Day, fifth grade students at South St. Marys Street Elementary assisted in planting a new Crimson King Maple tree on the site of the school's new playground.
On Friday morning members of the St. Marys Shade Tree Commission hosted the Tree City USA ceremony at the school. This marks the ninth consecutive year the commission's efforts have been recognized by Tree City USA.
In November 2013, St. Marys native Dakota Carpin, a nursing student at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, had the opportunity to take part in an optional medical mission trip to Nicaragua. The trips are traditionally well attended by students in RMU's nursing program, he explained, because they provide a chance for students to improve their assessment skills while also allowing them to see firsthand the differences between healthcare in Nicaragua and the United States. For Carpin, the trip ended up serving a greater purposeâ€”it helped him find what he believes to be his life's calling.
When Elk County Catholic head coach Fr. Eric Vogt elected to start three freshmen this season, he said he knew they would contribute, and they all proved that on Friday afternoon as they combined for six of the team's 13 hits, including a walk-off single by Brad Dippold in the bottom of the fifth inning to give the Crusaders a 10-0 victory over crosstown rival St. Marys Area.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team defeated the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders by a 3-0 score in a game played Friday at Benzinger Park.
A St. Marys home was destroyed in a Friday afternoon blaze at 105 Challingsworth Rd., located off of Taft Road.
Fire companies from St. Marys, Fox Township and Johnsonburg responded to the call.
The garage area of the residence was fully engulfed upon arrival at approximately 2:03 p.m. and quickly spread to the two-story structure which was a complete loss. Heavy smoke was also initially reported.
SMETHPORT â€“ A Kane woman will stand trial on 35 charges as the alleged prescription drug-impaired driver in a Route 219 traffic accident last Aug. 31 that claimed the lives of six people.
Kathleen S. Douglas, 37, appeared Friday morning in McKean County Court on her scheduled â€ślast day to pleaâ€ť in the case.
Senior Judge William F. Morgan of Warren took the bench at 10:12 a.m. in the small courtroom to face the defendant and her court-appointed lawyerâ€”Smethport attorney James P. Miller. County District Attorney Ray Learn appeared for the prosecution.