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February 27th

Michael B. Proudfit

February 27, 2012

Michael B. Proudfit, 19, of 497 Walnut St., St. Marys, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 at the Altoona Hospital as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
He was born May 19, 1992, in Portland, Ore. He had resided in St. Marys since 2000.
He was a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School, Class of 2010, had attended Clarion University and was employed by Allegheny Coatings in Ridgway. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, former member of the St. Marys Area High School swim team, the Blue Tide swim team and had been on the Clarion University swim team.

Shannon N. Mecca

February 27, 2012

Shannon N. Mecca, 30, of 128 North St. Marys Street, St. Marys, died on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 at her residence.
She was born Jan. 20, 1982 in Miami, Fla. She was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from the St. Marys Area High School, Class of 2001.

Pauline H. Fritz

February 27, 2012

Pauline H. Fritz, 87, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 at the Pinecrest Manor after a brief illness.
She was born July 24, 1924 in St. Marys, daughter of the late John A. C. and A. Bertha Weinzierl Herzing. On Sept. 5, 1949, in the St. Mary’s Church, she married Harold J. “Hal” Fritz, who preceded her in death on Oct. 23, 1996.

Michael J. Carr

February 27, 2012

Michael J. Carr of 641 Shelvey Summit Road, Kersey, died suddenly at Elk Regional Health Center, on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. He was born March 15, 1955, in Hope, Maine, the son of Clarence J. and Madine L. LaBranche Carr. On August 7, 1977, he married Judith A. Caggiano, she survives. Michael was employed at Penncon and Ridgway Steel Fabricators, as a fitter welder and later at Keystone Carbon Co. in St. Marys, prior to starting his flooring business, Mike’s Custom Services in 1996. He was a member of the Ridgway Elks Lodge, St.

February 26th

Mary Martha Halloran

February 26, 2012

Mary Martha Halloran, 94, a resident of the St. Marys Home in Erie and formerly of 131 Oilwell St., St. Marys, died early Sunday morning, Feb. 26, 2012, at the St. Marys Home East in Erie.
She was born June 30, 1917 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Patrick and Mary Welsh Fehley. On Aug. 7, 1946 in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Francis B. Halloran, who preceded her in death July 21, 1996.
Mrs. Halloran was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and volunteered as a secretary at the Sacred Heart Rectory and did volunteer work for the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.

Leslie J. Haas

February 26, 2012

Leslie J. Haas, 64, of 475 Lance Dr., Ridgway, died unexpectedly in Ridgway Township on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012.
He was born Sept. 12, 1947 in Allentown, a son of Marlowe Arner Haas of Emporium and the late James Haas.
On Aug. 17, 1969 in Williamsburg, Va., he married Janet Hutchens Haas, who survives.

Alice L. Ehrensberger

February 26, 2012

Alice L. Ehrensberger, 84, of 45 Plum St., St. Joseph's Terrace, Weedville, and formerly of Bucktail Road, St. Marys, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 at the DuBois Nursing Home after an illness of the past several months.
She was born Dec. 31, 1927, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Allie and Agnes Dollinger Eckert. On April 21, 1947, in St. Marys, she married Wayne L. Ehrensberger, who preceded her in death on Oct. 8, 1993.

February 24th

James M. Kiska

February 25, 2012

James M. Kiska, 55, of 441 Rightmeyer St., St. Marys, died Feb. 23, 2012 at the VA Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born July 3, 1956 in Pittsburgh, son of Chester J. Kiska of Portland Mills and the late Margaret A. “Nancy” McKelvey Kiska.
Mr. Kiska had resided in St. Marys the past 18 years and had attended Chartiers Valley schools. He served in the U.S. Marines from 1972-1978.

February 23rd

Joseph C. Rieder

February 23, 2012

Joseph C. Rieder, 74, of Northumberland, Pa., died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 at Geisinger Medical Center.
He was born in St. Marys, the son of the late Joseph and Veneta Gerg Rieder.
He is survived by his wife; three daughters; one son; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Lou Ritter, Margaret (Peg) Buhler and Patty Brooks; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Wilbur, Bob, Tom and Richard; and three sisters, Verna Dornish, Elaine Brennan and Shirley Lanzel.

Joan Helen Krise

February 23, 2012

Joan Helen Krise, 69, of 227 Ridge Rd., Kersey, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 at the Mt. Laurel Nursing Home in Clearfield following a lengthy illness.
She was born May 4, 1942 in Portland Mills, daughter of the late John and Lola Luchs Bugden. On March 23, 1957 in Ridgway, she married Thomas Anthony Krise Sr., who survives.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Ridgway schools. She was a former employee of Wal-Mart and the former Oasis Restaurant in Ridgway. She enjoyed cooking.

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