Archive - Sep 2011 - Obituary
Joseph D. McCandless, 32, of 225 South Michael St., St. Marys, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 in Kersey unexpectedly.
He was born February 8, 1979, in Ridgway, son of the late James W. McCandless, who died on Sept. 6, 2007; and Debora Stahli McCandless of Dagus Mines, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1999. He was employed at DuBrook, Inc. of St. Marys.
Peggy Ann Samick, 79, of 138 Airport Road, St. Marys, died on Monday morning, Sept. 19, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born Sept. 4, 1932 in Cameron County, a daughter of Dorothy Berry Card of Sterling Run and the late Charles Orville Card.
On January 2, 1961 in Emporium, she married Albert M. "Loppo" Samick, Jr., who preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 1999.
Dixie Gornati, 48, of Byrnedale, died unexpectedly at home on Thursday, September 15, 2011.
She was born April 5, 1963 in Florida, the daughter of the late Cyrus Wells and Kathleen (Harlan) Rollick. Â
She lived all her life in Bennetts Valley. She attended St. Marys schools and worked for many years in the St. Marys Area School District. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
In Red Bluff, Calif., on August 16, 2011, at the age of 88 years, Mildred Elizabeth Bilodeau-Ford died after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mrs. Ford was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frank Ford, whom she married 67 years ago in Emporium.
She will be profoundly missed by her children, Thomas (Marcella), Donna (Pat) and Robert (Jane); six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; her brother, Gerald Bilodeau
Rose J. Wolack, 88, of Silver Creek Terrace, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born December 13, 1922 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late John and Mary Eskra Rollick.
On July 5, 1945 in St. Marys, she married the late Michael J. Wolack, who preceded her in death on October 7, 2004.
Andrew Fiedor, 92, of Hoovertown Road, Penfield, died at home on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, following a lengthy illness.
He was born February 2, 1919 in Glasgow, Pa., son of the late Joseph and Catherine (Babbit) Fiedor.
He married Mary P. Overturf on July 3, 1948. She survives.
He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and worked as a mechanic for Prince Gallitzin State Park until retiring in 1981.
He enjoyed hunting, gardening and spending time with his family. He lived all his life in Glasgow and Penfield.
Edna M. Ginther, 85, of 669 Washington Street, died at her home on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 following an illness of the past several months.
She was born May 4, 1926 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Frank C. and Anna Loichinger Geeck.
On August 16, 1947 in St. Mary's Church Rectory, she married the late Richard Ginther, who preceded her in death on July 30, 2005.
William Harold Covert Jr., 82, of 302 Vernon Ave., Ridgway, died Friday, September 9, 2011, at his residence.
He was born March 22, 1929, in East Smethport, the son of the late William H. and Catherine Marie Oviatt Covert Sr. On April 5, 1991, he married Laura Mae Dickinson, who survives.
Raymond J. Blair Sr., 94, of 144 Blair Road, St. Marys, died at his residence on Saturday, September 10, 2011 following an illness of the past year.
He was born February 27, 1917 in Niagara Falls, N.Y., a son of the late Fedell and Caroline Groll Blair. On March 24, 1943, he married the late Wanda Dukich Blair, who preceded him in death on May 1, 2001.
Kenneth L. Bedford, 91, of Old Portage Road, Emporium, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home of St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
He was born March 16, 1920 in Driftwood, a son of the late Percy H. and Matilda "May" Bedford.
He was raised in Johnsonburg, but lived most of his life in New York and came back to Pennsylvania in 2008.