Archive - Mar 2011 - Obituary
Mary Louise Yonkie, 81, of 23 Apollo Dr., Brockport, died Monday, March 14, 2011, at the DuBois Nursing Home.
She was born Nov. 14, 1929, in Challenge, the daughter of the late Walter S. and Mary
G. Trumbull Smith.
On Sept. 29, 1951, she married Harry L. Yonkie, who preceded her in death on Aug. 5, 2003.
A Kersey resident for most of her life, she moved to Brockport, five years ago. She had been employed at the Fox Twp. Elementary School from 1973 until her retirement in 1996. Mrs. Yonkie enjoyed playing cards, traveling and spending time with her family.
Helen B. Linder, 87, of 326 Bingham Rd., Ridgway, died Tuesday evening, March 15, 2011, at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
She was born Aug. 12, 1923 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Barney and Josephine (Kolinoski) Piurkoski.
She married Paul R. Linder on Nov. 1, 1952, who survives.
She had resided in Ridgway since 1952 and was a past member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Johnsonburg, and a member of St. Leo Catholic Church in Ridgway. She had been employed by Sylvania in Emporium for over 20 years.
Josephine E. (Potempa) Copello, 86, died on Monday, March 14, 2011 at her residence.
She was born May 30, 1924 in Tyler, daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Delanta) Potempa.
She married Charles A. Copello, who preceded her in death in July 1970.
She worked worked as a sales clerk for Burlington Coat Factory and The Bon Ton, where she retired from. She was a graduate of Penfield High School.
Mary "Louise" Coccimiglio, 97, of Pine Avenue, Force, died early Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at home following a brief illness.
She was born Jan. 22, 1914 in Brockway, daughter of the late Benjamine and Rosina (Porco) Caruso.
She married Anthony Francis Coccimiglio, who preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 1979.
She was born and raised in Brockway, and lived for the past 78 years in Force. She was a graduate of Snyder Township High School. She was a homemaker, wife, and mother and for 10 years ran a general store in Weedville.
Maurice Falcettoni, 98, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and a former resident of Dagus Mines, died Monday, March 14 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
He was born July 26, 1912 in Dagus Mines, son of the late Alexander (Alex) and Lena Gornati Falcettoni.
He was a lifelong resident of Dagus Mines and attended Kersey schools. He was the owner of a store in Dagus Mines and also worked as a coal miner.
Darcy S. Schneider, 54, of 150 First Ave. Apt. B, Johnsonburg, died on Monday, March 14, 2011 at Shadyside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness.
She was born on Sept. 23, 1956 in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Edward and Ann Shannon Robuck.
She resided in Johnsonburg all her life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1976.
She was a member of Holy Rosary Church, American Legion Post 501 in Johnsonburg and the Johnsonburg Moose. She loved animals and rooting for the Cincinnati Bengals.
Doris M. Tahara, 86, of 225 Parade Street, died unexpectedly Sunday, March 13, 2011 at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh following an illness of the past few days.
She was born September 3, 1924 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Arthur "Stub" and Bertha Tyler Fritz.
On May 25, 1946 in Cresco, she married the late Dr. Charles T. Tahara, who was a noted urologist in the area. He preceded her in death on November 23, 1966.
William R. Penfield Sr., 87, formerly of Ridgway and Kane, died Monday morning, March 14, 2011, at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
He was born Oct. 1, 1923, in Brockway, son of the late William J. and Dorothy (Woods) Penfield.
He married Erma Jean Griffith on Jan. 19, 1946. She preceded him in death on May 17, 1974.
Henry P. â€śHineyâ€ť Jesberger, 93, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, St. Marys, died Sunday morning, March 13, 2011 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.
He was born March 21, 1917 in St. Marys, son of the late Fred and Clara Wehler Jesberger.
On June 30, 1945, in the St. Maryâ€™s Church in Erie, he married Mary C. Burdick, who preceded him in death on Nov. 23, 1999. They enjoyed 54 years of marriage.
Richard C. James, 69, of Stow, Ohio, and formerly of Kersey, died on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at Akron City Hospital in Akron, Ohio following a short illness.
He was born March 2, 1942 in St. Marys, a son of the late Carl R. and Marie Klausman James.