Archive - 2012 - Obituary
Alice C. Prechtl, 63, of 1366 Rosely Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at the UPMC Montifiore Hospital in Pittsburgh.
She was born April 25, 1949, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Lawrence and Margaret Lipsey Vollmer. On Sept. 23, 1973, in the Queen of the World Church, she married Jerome J. Prechtl, who survives.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1967.
She was a former employee of Airco Speer, the St. Marys Pharmacy, and the St. Marys Airport.
Walter J. Snelick Jr. , 80, of 105 Laurel Lane, Kersey, died at his home on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, surrounded by his family.
He was born Nov. 24, 1932 in Byrnedale, a son of the late Walter J. and Catherine Maday Snelick.
Leo William "Bill" Burlingame, 87, of 6718 Route 120, Emporium, died at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport on Thursday evening, Nov. 29, 2012.
He was born Nov. 21, 1925 in Howard Siding, Pa., a son of the late Leo R. and Neva Summerson Burlingame. On Oct. 12, 1947 he and his wife, Dolores "Dee" Crosby Burlingame, were married in the first wedding to take place in the older Christian & Missionary Alliance Church.
Henry C. Friedl, 81, of Jersey Hollow Rd. in Little Valley, N.Y. ,died peacefully on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012.
He was born Sept. 29, 1931 in St. Marys, the son of the late Charles and Bertha (Wonderly) Friedl. He married Bonnie Hart-Friedl, who survives.
He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-1953. He worked as an over-the-road truck driver. He was an avid outdoorsman and a member of the Little Valley American Legion.
John R. Guy, 84, of Fayetteville, died on Sunday, Nov. at his home.
He was born May 19, 1928 in Crenshaw, the son of the late John and Marie Guy.
Alice J. Smith, 92, of Gardner Hill, Weedville, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at Christ the King Manor after a short illness.
She was born June 11, 1920 in Brandy Camp.
On Dec. 21, 1935 she married Gilbert Smith, who preceded her in death on Sept. 2, 1987.
A homemaker, she lived most of her life on Gardner Hill. She was a member of the Gardner Hill Church and Bennetts Valley Senior Center.
Carmen A. Tegano, 84, of Christ The King Manor, DuBois, died on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 29, 1928, in Ridgway, the son of the late Joseph P. and Villa (Eleanor) Rosario Tegano. He married Elizabeth Ellen Eckl, who predeceased him on Oct. 6, 1981.
Mr. Tegano had resided in Ridgway all of his life. He was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church. He graduated from Ridgway Area High School. He enjoyed playing cards with family and friends.
Daniel A. Smith, 64, of 131 Comet Rd., St. Marys, died Thursday evening, Nov. 15, 2012, at his residence following a short illness.
He was born May 17, 1948 in Rochester, N.Y., son of Duane N. and Charlotte Mattison Smith.
He married Patricia J. "P.J." Linehan on Dec. 20, 1969 in Binghamton, N.Y., and she survives.
He resided in St. Marys since 1984. He graduated from Chenango Valley High School in Binghamton, N.Y. and received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Clarkson University in Pottsdam, N.Y.
Elizabeth A. Rees, 95, of 224 Emmett St., Ridgway, died Monday evening, Nov. 26, 2012, at the Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility following a brief illness.
She was born Nov. 21, 1917 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Zachary and Angela (DiNardo) Gasbarre.
She married Karl E. (Kelly) Rees on May 8, 1948 in St. Leo Catholic Church, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 19, 2009.
Catherine Estelle Hess, 97, of Hollywood, Md., formerly from Suitland, Md., died on Nov. 22, 2012 in Leonardtown, Md.
Born on March 15, 1915 in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Karl Frederick and Maggie May Scheytt of Washington, D.C.
She was the loving wife of Thaddeus Stevens Hess Jr., whom she married on June 25, 1934 in Washington, D.C.
She graduated from Eastern High School in 1933 and moved to St. Maryâ€™s County from Suitland, Md. in 1976.