March 18th, 2012
Barbara A. Meyer, 60, of 117 Grandview Rd., St. Marys, died at her home on Saturday, March 17, 2012 surrounded by her dear cousins and friends following a lengthy illness.
She was born May 17, 1951 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Leander "Gump" and Elizabeth "Betty" Geyer Meyer.
Barb was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of the St. Mary's Church.Â She graduated from St. Marys Area High School and had worked at Stackpole for many years. She also worked at Metaldyne.Â She enjoyed trips to Salamanca, playing cards and spending time with her animals, especially her dog, Ghost.Â
Thomas C. Hansen, 74, died Saturday, March 17, 2012 following a brief illness.
He was born in Erie in 1938. He was employed by Motion Control Industries from 1969 to 2002.
He is survived by his wife, Susan; one daughter, Cindy, her husband Ed, and their three children, Eddie, Emily, and Haley; a son, Gary and his wife Shannon (Strom) and their three children, Amberlin, Trevor, and Taylor; two sisters, Mary Lou and her husband Clarence of North East, Pa., and Linda and her husband Leslie of Erie. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
John D. Golebieski, 69, of 313 First Ave., Johnsonburg, died on Saturday afternoon, March 17, 2012 at DuBois Regional Medical Center in DuBois.
He was born March 1, 1943 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Bronislaw and Anna Simchick Golebieski.
He married Roseanne Parisi on May 21, 1966 in Force. She survives.
Mr. Golebieski resided in Johnsonburg most of his life, since 1975, but he lived briefly in Raleigh, N.C. and in Erie.
He graduated from Holy Rosary School and from Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1961.
Rose Marie Ginther, 85, of 301 Ford Rd., St. Marys, died peacefully at her home on Friday evening, March 16, 2012 surrounded by her family.Â Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Queen of the World Church on Tuesday, March 20, at noon.Â A full obituary will follow in Monday's edition.
Patricia A. "Pat" Feronti, 77, of 326 Powers Ave., Johnsonburg, died Friday afternoon, March 16, 2012 at Select Specialty Care Hospital in Erie following a lengthy illness.
She was born April 13, 1934 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late John and Eva Mishenko Mackoviak. In 1956, she married Keith VonArx, who preceded her in death in 1999. On May 3, 2002, she married Alfred "Bud" Feronti of Johnsonburg, who survives.
Curves on Friday was the setting for an all day-fundraising event in its second year as a Relay for Life participant. Owner Peggy Yeager bought the business just two years ago.
"I personally have lost family members and loved ones, I think we all have. I think cancer is a disease that touches each and every one of us," Yeager said.
An appointment to fill a vacancy within the Jay Township Water Authority had attendees of Thursday's meeting of the board of supervisors shaking their heads and accusing board members of violating their own policy concerning the application process.
Applicants for the vacancy created by the February resignation of Geoff Sidelinger were Marty Rosenfeld and Jay Twp. Supervisor Murray K. "Keith" Lilley.
While there may not be a large number of area residents left with Irish surnames, the contribution that the Irish made to the community's early history should not be overlooked.
"There are lots and lots of people in St. Marys who are part Irish," said local historian Ray Beimel.
Beimel explained that the Irish who ultimately settled in St. Marys left their homeland due to the potato famine.
ST. MARYS - The St. Marys City Police Department reports investigating Wednesday's incident of a report of a subject who may have been in possession of a handgun. Police have identified the individual as a juvenile playing with an airsoft gun while waiting for transportation to school.
Eleven members of the St. Marys Area High School Swim and Dive Team are at Bucknell University gearing up for the PIAA state meet, which begins today. Swimmers who qualified for the meet are Emma Daghir, Alex Renwick, Andrew Cotter, Corey Koss, Jeffrey Moore, Kylee Proudfit, Matt Hoffman, and Ryan Struble. Divers are Jake Burns, Kyle Pistner, and Tim Mosebarger.