Archive - 2010 - Obituary
Peter Gary Garbic, 68, of 1126 Bosch Dr., Green Valley, AZ, and a former St. Marys resident, died on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010 at the St. Maryâ€™s Hospital in Tucson, AZ, after a lengthy illness.
He was born June 3, 1942, in St. Marys, son of the late Peter J. Garbic and Ann Burdick Garbic. He was a lifelong resident of the area and had lived in Arizona for the past 2 1/2 years. He was the retired owner of Peteâ€™s Pepperoni in St. Marys.
LaVerne J. "Skinny" Gorske, 92, of 426 Willow St., Johnsonburg, died Sunday afternoon, Oct. 24, 2010, at Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home in St. Marys following a short illness.
He was born March 11, 1918 in Erie, son of the late Paul and Agnes Bilgere Gorske.
He married Lucille Williams on July 26, 1940 and she preceded him in death on July 15, 1994.
Nancy L. Robinson, 63, of 122 Town View Rd., died unexpectedly Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 20, 1947, in St. Marys, daughter of the late James J. and Eileen M. Eckl Herzing. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1965. She was a former employee of the Keystone Carbon Co.
On Oct. 4, 1969, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Ronald E. Robinson, who survives.
Raymond B. Knepper, 67, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Erie Avenue, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010 at the Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born May 29, 1943 in Waynesboro, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Knepper.
On Sept. 9, 1972, in Cresson, he married Lucille Heiberger, who survives.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Barb Moates of Hagerstown, Md. and a brother, Bob Knepper of Waynesboro.
Mr. Knepper worked at ELCAM for the past 17 years.
James F. Hanes, 68, of 334 Walnut St., St. Marys, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2010, at the Elk Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 12, 1942, in St. Marys, son of the late Ernest and Loretta Haberberger Hanes. He was a graduate of St. Marys High School and had lived in Indiana, Pa. and Pittsburgh for several years.
Katherine A. Groll, 89, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, and formerly of South Michael Road, died Saturday morning, Oct. 23, 2010, at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born March 6, 1921, in Fallensbee, W.Va., daughter of the late George and Alice Dale Cartwright. She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. She served as a waitress in many of the area restaurants.
On Jan. 12, 1944, in St. Marys, she married William E. Groll, who preceded her in death on July 27, 2005.
Mildred A. Cassels, 94, of 16678 Boot Jack Rd., Ridgway, died Saturday evening, Oct. 23, 2010, at the DuBois Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born Aug. 26, 1916 in Weedville, daughter of the late Henry B. and Lottie M. (McClintick) Wheeler.
She married William (Lorriane) Cassels on Nov. 26, 1935. He preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 1994.
Jane E. Pollick, 86, of 1226 E. Eschbach Rd., St. Marys, died peacefully on Wednesday evening, Oct. 20, 2010 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a short illness.
She was born April 24, 1924 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late George and Bertha Prechtl Samick. On Aug. 24, 1946 in Bradford, she married the late Joseph A. Pollick Jr., who preceded her in death on March 25, 1993.
Evelyn Jean Checco, 75, of Avella, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 at home.
She was born April 27, 1935 in Avella, daughter of the late Angelo and Ella Mucci Bogo. In November 1974, she married James J. Checco, who survives.
Mrs. Checco attended Avella Grade School and was a 1954 graduate of St. Marys Area High School. She attended Grace Down's Airline School in New York City in 1955, Irene's Beauty School in 1959, and the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy in 1962.
Joseph M. Redmond Jr., 30, of Kaul Avenue, St. Marys, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 at his home.
He was born Feb. 5, 1980 in Ridgway, the son of Joseph M. Redmond Sr. of Wilcox and Kimberly (Erickson) Himes and her husband, Glenn Himes of Altoona, who survive.
Joseph lived most of his life in Johnsonburg except for the past year, when he lived in St. Marys. He attended Johnsonburg High School and worked at GKN of Emporium. He was a Catholic by faith.
He was a member of Wilcox Sportsmenâ€™s Club.Â He enjoyed playing poker and loved animals, especially the family dogs.