Archive - Oct 2013 - Obituary
Margaret Ann Nale (aka, Midge Nortum), 66, of Indianapolis, Ind., died on Sept. 7, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by her daughter and niece.
She was born Aug. 28, 1947 in Johnsonburg to the late Lawrence Frederick Nortum and Lillian Margaret (Leahy) Nortum.
Jane Patricia Benton, 91, of East Cardott Street, Ridgway, died Oct. 29, 2013 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born in Ridgway on March 22, 1922, the daughter of Elmer and Mabel Frantz Eckert.
She was a lifelong resident of Ridgway and a faithful member of St. Leo's Catholic Church. She married Loraine Joseph Benton, he preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 1999.
Charles J. Gorske, 89, of St. Marys died unexpectedly Saturday evening, October 26, 2013 at the Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born May 19, 1924 in Erie, son of the late Rudolph and Rose Bartholemis Gorske. He was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School class of 1942 where he played football for the Rams. He was a former employee of Leashore Calgift Advertising and retired from Keller Oil Co.
On Aug. 14, 1948, at Sacred Heart Church, he married Marthadel Robacker who preceded him in death on Nov. 3, 1992. On July 19, 1996, at Sacred Heart Church, he married Carol Leuschel who survives.
Brenda L. Boyer, 56, of West Sherman Avenue, DuBois, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born Oct. 15, 1957 in DuBois, daughter of the late Theodore E. and Betty J. (Bell) Chiodo.
On Aug. 11, 1979, she married James C. Boyer, he survives.Â Â Â Â Â Â
She was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1975.
She served many years with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including PennDOT secretary to the Elk/McKean County manager and most recently SCI Forest as secretary to the superintendent.
Chester C. Kasmierski, 69, of Ridgway died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 at Elk Regional Medical Center.
He was born May 19, 1944 in Johnsonburg, the son of Charles and Theresa Zawacki Kasmierski. He married Carol O. Bjorkquist. She preceded him in death on Feb. 24, 1999. Mr. Kasmierski had been employed at Ridgway Color for over 30 years and later at PASI. He served in the Pennsylvania National Guard.
Diane M. Schloder, 72, of 72 Erie Ave., Apt. 304, St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
She was born May 19, 1941 in St. Marys, a daughter of Miriam Kreckle Arnold of St. Marys and the late Thomas Arnold.
Rita Marconi, 88, of Hamburg, N.Y. died on Oct. 21.
Rita was the wife of the late James Winnert and Victor Marconi; mother of Richard and Ronald Winnert; grandmother of Brandy Jeremy, Boomer, Joseph, Veronica, Nicholas and Sabrina; great-grandmother of Sean, Kayden and Christian. Rita was a former resident of St. Marys and worked as an LPN at OLV Hospital in Lackawanna, N.Y.
Ronald E. Dixon, 60, of Ridgway, died unexpectedly on Oct. 21.
He was born Sept. 20, 1953, the son of Eugene and Virginia Dixon. He was married to JoAnne Dixon on Sept. 1, 1984.
Jacqueline Turner, 74, of 3986 Tonbridge Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C. died on Monday, Sept. 30 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home following a lengthy illness.
She was born May 12, 1937 in St. Marys, the daughter of the late E. J. "Jack" and Loretta Benninger Terry. She graduated from Central Catholic High School class of 1957.
On Dec. 10, 1983 in Ridgway she married William Turner who survives.
Carmella P. Sellers, age 81, of Weedville, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Force, with Father Thomas Tyler celebrant.
Interment will be in St. Joseph Church Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
The family will be receiving friends from 9â€“10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 25 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Force
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Bennetts Valley Ambulance.