May 6th, 2012
The St. Marys Area Middle School (SMAMS) grounds were transformed into a Civil-War era battlefield on Friday as part of the school's 12th annual Civil War Reenactment Day.
The scene was complete with reenactors portraying various characters of the period, including a field hospital surgeon, uniformed soldiers, cannoneers firing mortar, and a blacksmith fashioning iron.
The various reenactors that day had a variety of reasons for being there, but most involved said it was because of the importance of imparting the history to the youth.
Wm. James (Jim) Zwald, 73, of 143 Larch Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
He was born March 19, 1939 in Olean, N.Y., son of the late Clarence and Nina Dandois Zwald. He was a resident of St. Marys since 1960.
On June 18, 1960, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Sandra B. Salter, who survives.
Mae Kathleen (Sexton) Assalone, 92, of Horseshoe Drive, Penfield, died May 5, 2012 at home following a short illness.
She was born Jan. 18, 1920 in Penfield, daughter of the late Frank R. and Albertine Estella (Mix) Sexton.
On Feb. 3, 1940 she married Patsy James Assalone; he preceded her in death in January 1989.
She lived all her life in Penfield at the same address and graduated from Huston Township High School on May 28, 1937. She was formerly a member of Penfield United Methodist, and was currently attending St. Peter's United Church of Christ.
RIDGWAY - Elk County Catholic softball won the Elk County Softball Tournament with a 3-1 victory over St. Marys in the championship game Friday at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
The Johnsonburg Rams advanced to todayâ€™s championship game of the Elk County Baseball Tournament with a 15-5, six-inning victory over the Ridgway Elkers Friday afternoon at Berwind Park.
The Rams play St. Marys Area, this morning at 10 a.m. for the 2012 crown. The Dutch defeated the Elk County Catholic Crusaders 10-6 Friday in the late game. The Elkers will meet the Crusaders in the consolation game, which is slated for a noon start.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader tennis team handed the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch squad an 8-1 loss Friday afternoon at the SMAHS courts. This was the completion of a match that began last Thursday but was halted by rain.
â€śThis was a good, quality win for us. St. Marys always is a challenge and we were able to overcome them today,â€ť said ECCHS coach Nick Caggiano. â€śFor the most part we looked sharp. On clay you have to be very aware and alert and I think we accomplished that today.â€ť
At first singles, ECCâ€™s Ben Wortman defeated Michael Fox 6-2, 6-1.
Mabel M. Gillen-Ives, 56, of Tyler Road, Penfield, died Thursday, May 3, 2012 at home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Nov. 18, 1955 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Paul J. and Mary "Tootie" (McClain) Gillen.
A homemaker, she lived in St. Marys until coming to Penfield in 1979. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Force, enjoyed car shows, was an avid Steelers fan, and was a loving mother and fun-loving aunt to many.
Lawrence A. Lyons, 74, of 601 Hall Ave., St. Marys, died unexpectedly at his residence on Friday, May 4, 2012.
He was born April 22, 1938 in St. Marys, son of the late Charles and Bertha Eckert Lyons.
On Aug. 1, 1959, he married Janet J. Murvine Crotzer. She preceded him in death on Sept. 19, 2005.
Frank E. Rollick, 93, of 215 Grandview Rd., St. Marys, died Friday, May 4, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 26, 1919 in Rathbun, son of the late John and Mary Eskra Rollick. On May 11, 1946, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Hazel I. Yonker. She preceded him in death on Jan. 7, 1997.