Archive - Apr 2011 - Obituary
Orlin Gray, 70, of Gray Hill Road, Weedville, died Thursday, April 7, 2011 at home following a lengthy illness.Â
He was born on May 4, 1940 to the late Lloyd B. "Chizzie" and Jane M. (Wilt) Gray.Â He was married to Corda M. (Wehler) Gray, who survives, for 50 happy years.Â Â Â
Nora Regina Carpin, 94, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., died Friday, April 1, 2011 at Treasure Coast Hospice, Fort Pierce, Fla.â€¨Born in Ridgway, Nora was a resident of Port St. Lucie for 33 years, moving from Kersey.â€¨Before retirement, Nora was an elementary and remedial reading teacher with the St. Marys Area School District.â€¨Her husband, Thomas A. Carpin, superintendent of schools for the St. Marys Area School District, preceded her in death.â€¨She is survived by a son, Brent Carpin and his wife Beverly of Port St.
Emma M. Minnick, 99, of 318 John St., where she resided with her niece, and formerly of 136 Diamond St., St. Marys, diedÂ on Tuesday, April 5, 2011.
She was born Aug. 24, 1911 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Louis and Anna Blessel Lecker.
In September of 1930, in St. Mary's Church, she married the late Charles H. Minnick, who preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 1985.Â
Vernice L. Yazowski, 88, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, and formerly of 401 Alder St., Olean, N.Y., died on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
She was born March 29, 1923 in Walton, N.Y., a daughter of the late Carl D. and Katharine Bullis Sprague. In Walton, N.Y., she married the late Roy W. Hood, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Yazowski was an active member of the Olean Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Olean, N.Y.Â She enjoyed ï¬‚owers and sewing.
Thomas C. Launer, 57, of 5236 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Rd., Johnsonburg, died Sunday evening, April 3, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.
He was born Oct. 2, 1953, in Ridgway, son of Kenneth E. and the late Naomi Huckabone Launer.
On Aug. 16, 1975 in Holy Rosary Church, he married Gail F. Franco, who survives.
He resided in Johnsonburg all his life. He graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1971 and Penn State University in 1977.
Viola K. Leathers, 87, died at the Latrobe Area Hospital on Thursday, March 31, 2011.
She was born July 7, 1923 in DuBois, the daughter of the late Samuel and Twila Stewart Thomas. the last of a family of eight children.
She married Armand A. Leathers, who predeceased her on Feb. 18, 1996, shortly after their 50th wedding anniversary.