Archive - Aug 2011 - Obituary
Ariannah Nicole Nero Rairdan, of 602 Washington St., St. Marys, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2011 at Pittsburgh Children's Hospital following a three-month premature delivery.
She was born Aug. 17, 2011 at DuBois Regional Medical Center, daughter of Patrick John Rairdan and Kayla Michelle Nero.
She struggled to survive for eight days, and for those eight days she was survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and paternal and maternal grandparents and great -grandparents, as well as friends of both families.
Edith F. Mrofchinski, 90, of 403 Valley View Ave., and formerly of 102 Evergreen Dr., Ridgway, died peacefully Tuesday afternoon, August 30, 2011, at her residence surrounded by her family.
She was born June 4, 1921 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Jefferson P. and Emma (Dallenbach) Oertly.
She married Andy (Ezoc) Mrofchinski on Feb. 14, 1941. He preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 1997.
Merle W. "Bus" Liggitt, 86, of Zelienople, formerly of McDonald and St. Marys, died Monday, August 29, 2011 in the Good Samaritan Hospice, Cabot.
He was born October 14, 1924, in Rennerdale, son of the late Mueirl William and Amanda (Walton) Liggitt.
He was a truck driver/owner. He was also a single-engine private pilot, enjoyed playing the steel guitar and was a fan of Archer II. He was a member of the United Mine Workers and former member of the Washington Nazarene Church.
Henry W. Smith, 84, of 1393 Million Dollar Hwy., Kersey, died Saturday, August 27, 2011, at his residence.
He was born March 27, 1927, in Brandy Camp, the son of the late Walter and Mary Hollabugh Smith. He married Lillian G. Reisinger, who predeceased him on January 15, 2005.
Angeline R. Sidoni, 81, of 49 Meadowbrook Rd., Ridgway, died Sunday, August 28, 2011 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
She was born November 19, 1929 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late John and Daisy (Manno) Calla.
She married Thomas D. Sidoni on November 3, 1951. He survives.
She had resided in Ridgway since 1952 and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church and was active in the Cursillo movement.
She devoted her life to her family and friends. She enjoyed cooking and had previously cooked at Elk County Catholic High School and for the Office of the Aging.
Robert E. Landis, 90, of 705 Center St., St. Marys, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor after an illness of the past several months.
He was born March 23, 1921, in St. Marys, son of the late Walter and Larua Hathorn Landis.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1938. He was retired from the Keystone Carbon Co. as a tool and die maker, having retired after 47 years of service.
On Nov. 22, 1945, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Francis Drake, who preceded him in death on Jan. 8, 2002.
Andrew (Andy) Kaul IV, 78, of Das Zip Haus, St Marys, a Big Ten wrestling champion and electronics industry pioneer, died Friday, August 26, 2011 after a lengthy illness.
He was born November 10, 1932, in St. Marys, the son of the late Andrew Kaul III and Libby Morrow Kaul.
On October 24, 1959, at the Sacred Heart Church, he married Margaret Imboden, who survives.
Andy was a 1951 graduate of The Hill School in Pottstown, Pa., where he was introduced to the sport of wrestling. He was a three-time national prep wrestling champion while at The Hill School.
Philip L. Woodford Jr., 52, of 8975 Hawthorne Rd., La Plata, Md., died August 23, 2011, as the result of a motorcycle accident, in White Plains, Md. He was born May 10, 1959, in St. Marys, the son of Philip L. and Lois Milliron Woodford Sr. On April 10, 1983, he married Anneâ€™ Bonnagio, who survives.
Mr. Woodford had been a La Plata resident for 10 years. He was a member of the Moose Club. He enjoyed golfing, bowling and coin collecting. He was an avid Steelers fan.
Ronald L. Kuppelwiser, 68, of Long View Court, Weedville, died Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at Christ the King Manor in DuBois after a lengthy illness.
He was born June 9, 1943 in St. Marys, son of the late Simon Kuppelwiser, who died in 1983, and Hazel Aunkst Kuppelwiser, who died in 2005.
He had lived in Lorain, Ohio for years. He was a tractor trailer driver for many years, working for Jefferson Trucking, Inc. in Ohio.
Marvin J. "Mike" Smithbauer, 81, of 227 John Street, St. Marys, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.
He was born September 11, 1929 in St. Marys, a son of the late Raymond and Lavina Engelhart Smithbauer.
On April 4, 1964 in St. Marys, he married Delores Neubert Renwick Smithbauer, who survives.