November 16th, 2011
Richard Thomas Sorg, 58, of 221 Beacon Road, St. Marys, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 at the Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born Nov. 5, 1953 in St. Marys, son of the late Thomas B. Sorg and Geraldine Rupprecht Sorg, who survives, of St. Marys. On Feb. 12, 1977, in the Queen of the World Church, he married Tina Mertz, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1971. For 32 years, he was employed by Lewis and Hockenberry. He also owned Richard T. Sorg Logging for 32 years.
Edith J. Bogacki, 97, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 17, 1913, in Rossiter, the daughter of the late Charles and Assunta Nichademas Glasso. On Aug. 27, 1935, she married John J. Bogacki, who predeceased her on March 13, 1989.
Elizabeth Lee "Betty" Barry, 95, formerly of Ridgway, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 in Farmville, Va.Â
She was born in Parsons, W.V., the daughter of the late Carl and Sara Duncan Jarvis.Â She married the late Charles Raymond Barry. Betty loved animals, especially cats, working in her garden and working outside.Â She enjoyed a simple life.Â Betty thrived on always giving her time to others and never asked anything in return.Â
ST. MARYS - Community members and organizations are invited to lend their support to our military personnel by volunteering at the upcoming Letters From Home (LFH) letter-stuffing party taking place on Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Sacred Heart Parish Center.
The November event is part of LFH's fall mailing entitled "Thank You From America." Sign-up for the event begins at 12:30 p.m., with package preparation starting at 1 p.m.
"The soldiers love receiving children's artwork," said Letters From Home founder Christine Jovenitti.
ST. MARYS - The average person has $750 worth of gold in his or her their home without even knowing it, according to Jay Recher, a field manager with THR & Associates, a buyer of precious metals, coins, antiques, and collectibles, which has again brought its road show to the Comfort Inn on the Million Dollar Highway in St. Marys.
The event, open to the public, is being held in a conference room at the motel, where clients can sit down with a specialist and determine what items the company is willing to purchase from them and at what price.
During his speech at American Legion Post 103's annual Veterans Day banquet on Saturday evening at Bavarian Hills, Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) took a moment to reflect on the recent loss of World War II veteran James O. Auman, who died last Friday on Veterans Day.
Gabler explained that Auman was someone whom he always had a lot of respect for.
Julie Newton, a seventh and eighth grade math teacher at St. Marys Area Middle School (SMAMS), is presented with a $500 McDonald's MAC grant by Linda Hoffman, right, owner of the St. Marys McDonald's on Wednesday morning.
ST. MARYS - The Bavarian Hills recently hosted their third annual Bavarian Hills Honoree Dinner recognizing some of the people who volunteered their labor during the earliest stages of building the golf course and clubhouse.
For 2011, the honorees were David Herzing, Dick Schneider, the late Alan Mulcahy and the late Art â€śSpiderâ€ť Krieg.
Herzingâ€™s godson, Dennis â€śBuckyâ€ť Lecker, spoke to the crowd about the way Herzing is able to quietly â€śget things doneâ€™ without seeking the publicity some would expect for his efforts.
Honor roll certificates were presented to members of the St. Marys Area School District board of directors in recognition of their service during Monday's meeting as part of a statewide effort on behalf of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association to acknowledge and honor school directors for their years of service.
Certificates were presented to James Baumgratz, Joseph Goetz, John Mulcahy and Patricia Razmerski.
Public schools across the nation, including those in the St. Marys Area School District, are planning a variety of activities this week in celebration of "American Education Week" (AEW) taking place from Nov. 13-19.
Sponsored by the National Education Association (NEA), American Education Week is "Celebrating 90 Years of Public Education" as its 2011 theme.