December 25th, 2012
Donald F. Dippold, 80, of 114 Woodland Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly at the Elk Regional Health Center on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2012.
He was born April 22, 1932 in St. Marys, son of the late John A. and Gertrude A. Wendel Dippold. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Catholic schools.
On June, 13, 1953, he married Yvonne G. Read in the Sacred Heart Church. She preceded him in death on May 17, 1997.
Mr. Dippold was a retired employee of Northway Trucking in Port Allegheny and was a former employee of Powdered Metal Products, where he worked for 37 years.
Thelma May Morehead, 72, of Maidsville, W.V., formerly of Mt. Morris, Pa., died at 10:19 a.m. Thursday, December 20, 2012, at home.
She was born Tuesday, August 20, 1940 in Yatesboro, a daughter of the late Dorsey VanHornÂ and Berdella Goldstrohm VanHorn.
On June 6, 1959 she married Gary L. Morehead Sr., who preceded her in death on October 16, 1993.
Mrs. Morehead was a member of the Gospel Tabernacle Assembly of God in Mt. Morris. She loved spending time with her family and was a homemaker.
Franklin A. "Frank" Metzler, 85, of Bucktail Trail, St. Marys, died of cancer on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center following an illness of the past year.
He was born July 3, 1927 in Harrisburg, a son of the late Franklin Metzler Sr. and Beryl Lavanture Metzler.
On May 31, 1981 in Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Emporium, he married Sandra Kellner Metzler, who survives.
James E. Abriatis, 65, of 6902 Route 120, Emporium, died unexpectedly at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro on Friday afternoon, December 21, 2012.
He was born September 30, 1947 in Castle Shannon, a son of the late Paul "Pete" and Mildred Renton Abriatis.
On October 29, 2011 he married Beverly Crosby Abriatis, who survives.
JAY TWP. - The Jay Township Board of Supervisors announced plans to commission an engineering study of flooding and storm water problems plaguing a number of houses along Hickory Avenue in Weedville, but the issue raised questions as to whether the township or property owners directly affected should foot the bill.
Daniel Jack Sample, 30, of 513 Mill St., Johnsonburg, died Friday morning, Dec. 21, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born on Aug. 23, 1982 in St. Marys, the son of Richard Jack Sample and Judith A. Muroski Sample.
He resided in Johnsonburg most of his life and was a graduate of Johnsonburg Area High School, Class of 2000. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church.
Gerald Lee Dickey, 75, of 144 W. Theresia Rd., St. Marys, died Friday morning, Dec. 21, 2012 at his residence.
He was born Dec. 17, 1937 in Winslow Township, son of the late Charles and Nora Wayland Dickey.
On Nov. 8, 1958 he married Kathryn G. Armagost Dickey, who survives.
He was a 1955 graduate of Sykesville High School in Sykesville. He was a former employee of Speer Carbon of St. Marys, having retired after 43 years of service. He was also a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, St. Marys.