July 13th, 2012
When you talk to people about Michael B. Proudfit, one thing becomes apparent quickly: The young man touched many lives during his brief 19 years. Now, his many friends and family members plan to show their joy at having known him with a special night and a 5K walk/run in his memory.
Members of the Ridgway Fire Department and other volunteers are gearing up for the 79th Ridgway Firemen's Carnival scheduled for Monday, July 16 through Saturday, July 21.
The event will be open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and 6 p.m. until midnight from Thursday to Saturday.
Tuesday night will feature the kiddie pet parade; lineup will begin at 5 p.m. on the lower end of Center Street and the parade will start at 6 p.m.
Anita L. (Barr) Goss, 56, of Providence Forge, Va., died Friday, July 13, 2012 at her sisterâs home in Caledonia.
She was Dec. 9, 1955 in DuBois, the daughter of the late James and Marion (Sexton) Barr.
On July 4, 1986, she married Duane B. Goss of Providence Forge, Va., who survives.
Mrs. Goss lived most of her life in Bennetts Valley and the past 22 years in Virginia.Â She worked 20 years in retail sales. She was Methodist by faith, an avid shopper, enjoyed the beach and pool and took great pride in maintaining her home.
Frederick G. Sturenberg, 83, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 326 Brusselles St., St. Marys, died on Thursday, July 12, 2012 following a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 9, 1928 in St. Marys, a son of the late George and Helen Kosco Sturenberg.
Fred was a member of Queen of the World Church.Â He served in the U.S. Army.Â He retired from Powdered Metal Products after many years of service.Â He had a passion for wristwatches and enjoyed collecting them.Â He also enjoyed motorcycles and the Washington Redskins.Â
June M. Smith, 94, of 3193 Rte. 6, Kane, died Friday, July 13, 2012 at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Â Â Â Â Born June 2, 1918, in Johnsonburg, she was a daughter of Alfred and Catherine "Kate" Sweeney Hinchliffe.Â On Sept. 24, 1938, in Johnsonburg, she married James S. Smith, who preceded her in death.
Â Â Â Â Mrs. Smith was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church and a former member of St. Anne's Church in Wilcox and Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg.Â She also was a former member of the C.D. of A. in both Wilcox and Johnsonburg.
The investigation into a local doctor in response to the death of a patient due to complications caused by medications prescribed her is being led by the Pa. Department of State following her father's continued appeals to state officials for an investigation.
Jim Buehler of Ridgway has spent the last four years pursuing legal action in the July 7, 2008 death of his daughter, Heather Buehler Armanini, whom he claims was prescribed excessive amounts of powerful, habit-forming drugs by a local doctor, including a mixture of oxycodone and acetaminophen.
The St. Marys Little League Softball Senior League all-star team came up short 7-2 in the first game of the Section 1 Tournament against Corry on Thursday evening at Benzinger Park in St. Marys.
The game was an offensive struggle early on as the first run in the game was only scored in the fifth inning, though both squads did leave runners on base early in the game.
Savannah O. (Fine) Straub, 23, of 797 Washington St., St. Marys, died unexpectedly early Wednesday morning, July 11, 2012.
She was born Jan. 4, 1989 in Washington County, Pa. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 2007.
She had also attended Penn State Altoona. She was an employee of Dinoâs Place. Savannah enjoyed photography, reading and her cat, Nikkita.
Omar H. Ives, 88, of Tyler, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at DuBois Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born May 3, 1924 in Mason Hill, son of the late Omar and Myrtle (Hanscome) Ives.
He married Lillian (Silinsky), who survives, and the couple was married for 68 wonderful years.
Mr. Ives lived most of his life in Tyler. He served in the Navy during WWII. He worked many years at Airco Speer Carbon of St. Marys and was a member of the American Legion of Weedville. He enjoyed the woods, hunting, traveling, and most of all, his family.Â
Vaughn C. Erich, 63, of 601 Brandycamp Road, Kersey, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born Jan. 1, 1949 in St. Marys, a son of the late LeRoy "Curley" and Helen "Honey" Geitner Erich.
Vaughn was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from SMAHS, class of 1968.Â He had been employed at SGL Carbon for more than 40 years. He was a car enthusiast and enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, ï¬shing and riding his 4-wheeler.Â He also enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his nieces and nephews.