Archive - Nov 2010 - Obituary
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.
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.
Mary Lou Burgeson, 77, of 574 Maurus St., St. Marys, died Wednesday evening, Nov. 3, 2010, at the Lutheran Home at Kane after a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 3, 1933 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Ignatius and Gertrude Fritz Feldbauer. She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. She was a former employee of Central Drug and Widmann and Teah Drug Store.
On March 2, 1957, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Frederick A. Burgeson, who survives.
Benjamin L. Keech, 36, of Roulette, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 in Port Allegany.
He was born Nov. 9, 1973 in DuBois, the son of LaVerne and Judy Ann Keech, who survive. On April 12, 2008, in Port Allegany, he married Jami Lynn Nellis, who survives.
He was a truck driver for Nellis Trucking and worked as a machine operator for GKN in Emporium.
Michael J. Gelsick, 82, formerly of Wilcox, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, in the Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys.
He was born Nov. 27, 1927, in Rasselas, son of the late Peter and Katherine Gomola Gelsick.
Leo Joseph Herzing, 74, of Port Allegany, died at his home on Saturday. Oct. 30, 2010.â€¨He was born Aug. 14, 1936 in St. Marys, son of the late George and Margaret (Hirschberger) Herzing.
Catherine (Kate) Burden Maille, 80, of Erie, died at home on Friday, Oct. 29, 2010.
She was born June 26, 1930 in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Alvin and Eleanor Dunn Burden.
In 1958, she married David Frank Maille, who preceded her in death in 1975.
Donna (Dean) Lerch
Donna (Dean) Lerch, 68, of Brockway, died on Wednesday, Oct, 30, 2010 following a lengthy illness.
She was born on March 29, 1942 in DuBois, the daughter of the late Donald and Ruth (Davis) Dean.