Archive - Oct 2013 - Obituary
Donald D. Smith, 77, of DuBois, died early Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 at the DuBois Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
He was born March 22, 1936 in Penfield, son of the late George R. and Rebecca D. (Sylvis) Smith Jr.
He was a graduate of Huston Township High School and received an associate degree from Penn in insurance/finance. He served in the Army and Army Reserves from 1959-1965, achieving rank of sergeant.
Rebecca Bauer Towne, 48, of 307 Cook Ave., Ridgway, died on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following injuries received in an automobile accident in ClearïŹeld County.
She was born Nov 2, 1964 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Clarence "Lefty" and Phyllis Ford Bauer.
She was married to David Towne, who survives.
Ila G. Kraus, 83, of 733 Theresia St., St. Marys, died on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
She was born Sept. 14, 1930 in Benezette, a daughter of the late David and Mildred English Swackhammer.
On June 23, 1956 in St. Marys' Church, she married the late A. Raymond Kraus, who preceded her in death in 1992.
Mrs. Kraus was a member of Faith Baptist Church.Â She attended Benezette schools and graduated from Weedville High School.Â She retired from Stackpole Carbon Company after many years of service.Â She enjoyed spending time with her
Lena M. Raybuck, 79, of Smith Street, Ridgway, died peacefully at her home on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.
She was born in Portland Mills on Oct. 13, 1933, daughter of the late Perry and Mae Magee Dunn.
On Nov. 29, 1959, she married James P. Raybuck, and he preceded her in death on June 10, 2012.
Jerald W. Allshouse, 40, of Washington, and a former resident of Dagus Mines, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 at his residence.
He was born June 28, 1973 in Jamestown, N.Y., son of William F. and Dixie Johnson Allshouse of Dagus Mines.
He was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1991, and had resided in Washington since 2003.
Mr. Allshouse was an active member of the Family Worship Center in Pittsburgh, enjoyed computers, and took corresponding courses at the Art Institute.
Dr. Edith Mary Robacker, 70, of The Villages, Fla., died on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.
She was born in St. Marys and moved to The Villages in 2002 from Clarksville, Md.
She was Catholic by faith and a member of St. Timothy Catholic Church in Lady Lake, Fla.
William A. "Birdseed" Myers, 59, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, formerly of 320 Mill St., Johnsonburg died on Tuesday evening, Oct. 1, 2013, at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
He was born on June 15, 1954 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Wallace "Wally" and Lorna Amory Myers.
He lived in Johnsonburg all his life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1973.
He was a member of the Johnsonburg United Methodist Church, Johnsonburg Fire Department for 41 years, and Tri-County Firemen's Association, Central District.
Victoria A. "Vicky" Lewis, age 67, of Elbon Road, Brockport, died Oct. 2, 2013 at her residence.
She was born Aug. 1, 1946 in St. Marys, daughter of Alvin and Theresa Sheley Herzing.
On Oct. 31, 1964, she married Roy "Butch" Lewis, he survives.
She was a member at Holy Cross Church in Brandy Camp.
Vicky was a member of the Horton Township/Brockway Lions Club where she served as treasurer. She was also a social member of the ABVA of Vietnam Veterans Chapter 720.
She enjoyed playing cards, fishing, camping and spending time with her family.
Helen F. "Honey" (Azzato) Allegretto, 81, of Redwood Street, Weedville, died on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 at Christ the King Manor after a lengthy illness.
She was born Feb. 10, 1932 in Weedville, daughter of the late John and Louise (Crocco) Azzato.
On July 4, 1953 she married Richard James Allegretto and he preceded her in death on June 28, 2010.
She lived most of her life in Weedville and was a graduate of Weedville High School, Class of 1950. She was a past employee of Stackpole Carbon and a homemaker.
John Edward Zernell, Sr., 74, of Daniel Street, Brockport, died on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 at Geisinger Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
He was born July 12, 1939 in Weedville, son of the late Sylvester & Loretta (Spencer) Zernell.
He married Debra (Butler) on February 27, 1988.
He lived most of his life in Weedville and Penfield and the past eight years in Brockport.
Mr. Zernell worked at Carbon Graphite of St. Mary for 34 years. He was a member of the Penfield Firemenâs and past volunteer with Bennetts Valley Ambulance where he served for many years.