November 9th, 2010
Roberta A. Swanson, 58, of 182 Dagus Mines Rd., Dagus Mines, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010 at her residence.
She was born Jan. 13, 1952 in Dagus Mines, daughter of the late Robert G. and Rose Ann Spangler Dinsmore.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. She was an employee of the Dickinson Mental Health Center. She was a Catholic by faith and an active member of the Kersey Eagles #727 and the Dagus Mines American Legion Post #511.
Natalie G. "Wink" Friedl, 82, of 130 Bennett Rd., and recently a resident at Elk Haven Nursing Home, died on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 7, 2010 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born Dec. 16, 1927 in Weedville, a daughter of the late John and Louise Crocco Azzato.
On July 5, 1952 in St. Joseph Church in Force, she married Isadore "Ike" Friedl, who survives.
Mrs. Friedl was a lifelong resident of the area and was a member of St. Mary's Church.Â She was a homemaker who enjoyed playing bingo and going to Salamanca.Â She also enjoyed bowling.
Gretchen Straub Smith, 69, of 114 Melody Rd., St. Marys, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, unexpectedly at her home.
She was born Jan. 21, 1941, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Frank E. and Marguerite Bender Straub.
On April 15, 1987 in Dagus Mines, she married Gary E. Smith, who survives.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1959. She was a former employee of the Community Nurses. She was a member of the Queen of the World Church, a volunteer for Letters From Home and was the Straub family historian for over 40 years.
Rita P. Resch, 90, of 150 Queens Rd., St. Marys, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born Jan. 23, 1920, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Lawrence and Matilda Geyer Pistner. On Jan. 20, 1951, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Bernard J. Resch, who preceded her in death in 1976.
The local cross country runners fared very well at Saturdayâ€™s PIAA cross country championships, held at Parkview Cross Country Course in Hershey.
Elk County Catholicâ€™s Kennedy Weisner placed second and Harley Thompson placed third in their respective Class AA championships, while St. Marys Areaâ€™s Adair Gennocro was third in the AA girlsâ€™ race.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders volleyball squad finished second in the District 9-A Volleyball Tournament held on Saturday at the St. Marys Area High Schoolâ€™s â€śDutch Ovenâ€ť to earn a spot in the PIAA Regional Tournament on Saturday. The Lady Crusaders, who will be competing in Pool C, will be the No. 2 team out of District Nine and will play at Clarion High School on Saturday against the District 6 and 10 champions, along with the WPIAL runner-up.
CLARION - The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team closed out their season Saturday by finishing in second place at the District 9 Class AA final four held at Clarion Area High School.
The tournament opened with the Punxsutawney Lady Chucks handing the Kane Lady Wolves a 3-0 loss in games of 25-12, 25-20 and 25-23.
St. Marys and Kane met in the second match of the day, with St. Marys coming out on top 3-2, 25-18, 25-20, 22-25, 20-25 and 15-12.
The third and final match, which decided the District 9-AA title, went to Punxsutawney 3-0, 25-17, 25-17 and 25-11.
City councilman Dick Dornisch recently suggested that his fellow council members consider enacting an ordinance that would prohibit Marcellus gas wells or frac ponds from being located within at least a half-mile of residential areas within the city.
Dornisch brought up the issue as a topic for discussion at council's most recent meeting and asked his fellow council members to simply consider the matter and be prepared to discuss it further at their next meeting, which is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 15.
For more information on this story see the Nov. 8 edition of The Daily Press.
Helen M. Pavlock, 88, of 209 Glen Mayo, Johnsonburg, died Thursday evening, Nov. 4, 2010 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.
She was born on Dec. 23, 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio, daughter of the late Louis and Mary Machcoviak Majewski.
On Oct. 25, 1941, she married Bernard R. Pavlock, who preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 1988.
Helen M. Wiesner, 90, of 183 Center St., Elk Towers, and formerly of 220 Ford Rd., St. Marys, died Thursday at Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness.
She was born March 5, 1920 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Nichlaus and Elizabeth Dippold Grasser.
On Oct. 11, 1947 in the St. Maryâ€™s Church, she married William F. Wiesner, who preceded her in death on May 10, 1988.