April 2nd, 2012
Michael J. Zwald, 39, of 35 South St., Ridgway, died Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center following an industrial accident.
He was born July 27, 1972 in St. Marys, the son of W. James and Sandra Salter Zwald, who survive, of St. Marys. On July 11, 1998 in the Queen of the World Church, he married April M. Whiteman, who survives.
St. Marys Pharmacy/Home Medical has pledged to be a $1,000 sponsor for the 2012 Relay for Life of Elk County.
"With help from team members, employees of St. Marys Pharmacy/Home Medical, and all the wonderful donations from the community, Team SMP was able to raise over $6,000 last year," said Team Captain Rebecca Schatz.
The 2012 Relay for Life of Elk County will take place on June 8-9 at the Fox Township Community Park beginning at noon on Friday and concluding at noon on Saturday.
At the 4th Annual Heritage Gala on Friday evening, the Benedictine Sisters of St. Joseph Monastery were presented with the Heritage Award for the many roles they have played in seeing to the spiritual, educational and other needs of the St. Marys community.
On Friday evening at The Red Fern in Fox Twp., the Benedictine Sisters of St. Joseph Monastery were honored with the Heritage Award from the Elk County Catholic School System for their many contributions to the community over the years.
The Heritage Award is given annually to individuals, living or deceased, who have made a significant impact on Catholic education in St. Marys. At the Heritage Gala Friday evening, guests were treated to a slide show that told of the history of the sisters and their many contributions over the years.
David John Frantz Jr., 55, died suddenly on Friday, March 30, 2012 at his home in Hiller.
He was born Nov. 11, 1956 in DuBois, the son of the late David "Yunk" Frantz Sr.
He was in the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War. He was also a member of the West Brownsville American Legion Post 940 and the director and State Officer of Region 1.
He loved his family; riding bikes; his pets, Jack Daniels; and cooking on the grill.
Theodore Irwin, 78, of Gardner Hill, Weedville, died on Friday, March 30, 2012 at the Clearfield Hospital after a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 24, 1933 in Medix Run, son of the late Raymond and Ruth (Lewis) Irwin.
He lived in Bennetts Valley for most of his life. He was a member of Weedville Wesleyan Church and enjoyed HAM Radios.
He retired from the Navy Construction Battalion "Seabees," where his service included the Vietnam War.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Mildred M. Haberberger, 92, of 1036 Theresia St., St. Marys, died at Elk Regional Health Center on Friday morning, March 30, 2012.
She was born Aug. 20, 1919 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late John A. and Cecilia M. Feldbauer Braun.
On July 6, 1945 in St. Marys Church, she married the late Cletus J. "Beeps" Haberberger, who preceded her in death Feb. 2, 1990.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC), a program offered through the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission, continues to thrive.
"Our breastfeeding education component of WIC continues to strengthen," said Julie Kasmierski, WIC director. "Our breastfeeding peer counseling contacts are at an all-time high. During the month of January, our breastfeeding peer counselors had 284 contacts with pregnant and/or breastfeeding mothers."
The figure climbed to 323 contacts in February.
In an emotional production of "The Living Stations," students from St. Marys Catholic and St. Marys Area middle schools have joined together in portraying Jesus' final hours with both respect and accuracy.
"Working on such a moving play together has been a terrific experience for all," said Faith Formation Program Facilitator Vanessa Weis. "The production is as moving for the students as it is for the people watching it. Being a part of this reenactment helps to strengthen their appreciation for the sacrifice Jesus made for our sins long ago."
ST. MARYS â€“ Parent company THR & Associates is bringing the International Coin Collectors Association to St. Marys in order to purchase coins, paper currency, gold and silver from area residents for their global network of collectors, dealers and refineries.
The free event is open to the public and will be held at the Comfort Inn, 195 Comfort Lane, St. Marys, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, April 2 through Friday, April 6.