June 17th, 2012
John A. Ferragine, 99, of 231 Powers Ave., Johnsonburg, died Friday, June 15, 2012 in the evening at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a brief illness.
He was born March 28, 1913 in Catanzaro, Italy, son of the late Domonic and Mary Magra Ferragine. He married Mary C. Notarianni on Nov. 22, 1941 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg; she preceded him in death on Jan. 29, 1994.
He resided in Johnsonburg for most of his life. He was a 1933 graduate of Johnsonburg High School.
Irene G. Carnovale, 82, of Johnsonburg, died Friday, June 15, 2012 at the Kane Lutheran Home.
She was born Aug. 10, 1929 in Czechoslovakia, daughter of the late Gustaf and Maria (Omcht) Gratza. On Oct. 10, 1953, she married Patrick âPatsyâ Carnovale; he preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 1993.
She was a homemaker, also working with Stackpole Carbon of Johnsonburg, IPM of Ridgway, as a retail store demonstrator, and with Johnsonburg Youth Center for several years.
Katherine Z. Brem, 92, of Kersey, died peacefully Friday morning, June 15, 2012, at her daughter Maryâs home, where she had resided since April.
She was born Oct. 15, 1919 in Force, daughter of the late Harvey and Catherine Bigley Hayes. On Sept. 13, 1941 in the Holy Cross Church in Rasselas, she married Ambrose A. âBudâ Brem, who preceded her in death on July 3, 1990.
The St. Marys Legion baseball squad raised their record to 4-0 on the season Saturday night at Berwind Park as they used a walk-off single by Mitch Meyer to record a 10-9 victory over the Fox Township squad.
DAGUS MINES âÂ The St. Marys American Legion Post 103 squad needed extra innings to pull off a come-from-behind victory on Saturday afternoon in the first game of a doubleheader against the team from Fox Township Post 511. The contest was played at the Fox Township Legion field, and the Post 103 team rallied for a 10-3 win in nine innings.
Locals host Fox Twp. tonight
Eric Wehler stole home in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the St. Marys Legion a 5-4 victory over the Coudersport squad Friday night at Berwind Park.
Trailing 4-3 going into the home half of the seventh, Nick Burdick singled with one out for St. Marys. He was replaced by pinch runner Jon Dippold. With two outs, Wehler was hit by a pitch and a single by Kevin Hoy loaded the bases. Ivan Wortman was walked, forcing in Dippold to knot the game at 4-all. Before Coudersport realized what was going on, Wehler took off for home to score the winning run.
The Rice Foundation, established by Dr. Jeffrey Rice of DuBois with the goal of providing much-needed medical care to the residents of Copan, Honduras, has succeeded in erecting a birthing clinic and surgery center and treating over 60,000 patients since its inception. Rice said the services provided by the foundation and day-to-day operations are made possible by a dedicated network of volunteers who attend regular mission trips to Copan led by the foundation.
Local historian Ray Beimel remarked that while "we don't think of Erie Avenue as being an important industrial place anymore," back in the early 1900s it was.
During a recent presentation at the St. Marys Senior Center, Beimel showed attendees a photograph from 1917 of the location where the Novelty Incandescent Lamp Company, which later became Sylvania, got its start.
"Sylvania light bulbs started in St. Marys in the back room of the bakery building. That's where the Elks' parking lot is now," Beimel said. "They didn't manufacture light bulbs, they remanufactured them."
The staff at Benzinger Park in St. Marys will be busy this summer as the park continues to provide activities for individuals of all ages. This year, Park Director John Schneider, who is in his 20th year at the facility, has 13 summer workers helping to ensure that members of the public are provided with quality programs, especially those geared toward area youth.
Yvonne J. Anderson, 50, of 432 Chestnut St., St. Marys, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center,.
She was born Aug. 26, 1961 in St. Marys, a daughter of Robert "Andy" Anderson and Elizabeth "Betty" Young Anderson, who survive.
Yvonne was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from SMAHS.Â She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and had worked at Eastern Sintered Alloys for a number of years.Â
She enjoyed cross stitching, playing games, ceramics and traveling.Â She enjoyed spending time with her dog, Troy, and spending time with her family.