Archive - Feb 2013 - Obituary
William H. Decker, 83, of 1207 E. Eschbach Road, St. Marys, diedÂ on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at Punxsutawney Hospital following a lengthy illness.Â
He was born February 5, 1930 in St. Marys, a son of the late Clarence and Gertrude Klausman Decker.
On April 24, 1965 in Tyler Church, he married Thomasine Czajkouski Decker, who survives.
Margaret E. Jackie Sarnoski, 73, of Landis Rd., Sabula, 73, of Landis Road, Sabula, died early Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 18, 1939 in DuBois, the daughter of the late Jack and Margaret Gallagher. She married Stanley Sarnoski, who preceded her in death.
Gertrude M. Hyatt, 89, of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 101 N. Mill St., Ridgway, died peacefully Feb. 8, 2013.
She was born Oct. 31, 1923, in Ridgway, the daughter of the late of Ulrich and Julia Montgomery Amacher.
On April 24, 1948, she married Thomas A. Hyatt in Bellefonte. He preceded her in death Aug. 28, 1993.
Donald E. Kirst, 87, of 627 Fox Rd., St. Marys, died on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 following a brief illness.
He was born Dec. 4, 1925 in Buffalo, N.Y., a son of the late John and Louise Degan Kirst.
On Sept. 15, 1945 at St. Mary Magdaline Catholic Church in Buffalo, N.Y., he married the late Kathleen Hughes Kirst.
Michael L. Stumpff, 60, of Hudson, N.C., died Tuesday, January 22, 2013 after a short illness.
He was born November 1, 1952 in St. Marys, son of Valery J. Stumpff and the late Harry G. Stumpff of Emporium and later Altoona.
He graduated from Cameron County High School in 1970 and attended St. Bonaventure University, graduating in 1974 with a B.A. degree in Economics.
Christine A. Schatz, 61, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of Bucktail Road. died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at the Pinecrest Manor after an illness of the past several months.
She was born Feb. 20, 1951 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Charles and Loretta Nissel Schatz.
Christine was loving and easy to please. In her good years, she enjoyed many things. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church.
Esther A. Piccirillo, 101, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, died Monday, February 4, 2013, at her residence.
She was born August 17, 1911, in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Henry and Matilda Martinson Nelson. She married Michael Piccirillo.
Lawrence J. Ogden, 78, of 863 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, died Wednesday morning, February 6, 2013 at Pinecrest Manor after a lengthy illness.
He was born December 25, 1934 in Kane, son of the late Lawrence D. and Catherine Devereaux Ogden. On August 22, 1958 in Salamanca, N.Y., he married Julia A. Roberts, who survives.
He was a graduate of Wilcox High School, Class of 1954, and had lived in St. Marys since 1959. He was a retired employee of Carbon Graphite, retiring in 1997 after 38 years of service.
Lois Lynch Mallison, 73, died peacefully on Jan. 31, 2013 in Los Gatos, Calif., surrounded by her family after a short, brave battle with brain cancer.
Lois was born on Oct. 21, 1939 in Butler, one of four children in the family of the late Angela and Joseph Lynch. Lois attended Central Catholic High School, where she graduated with classmate and future husband Robert A. Mallison. They graduated together in 1957, were married in St. Marys in 1965, moved to California, and started their family. They settled in Los Gatos in 1971.
Betty Lou Bauer, 78, of 14 Hauber Ave., St. Marys, died Monday, Feb 4, 2013, at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born March 2, 1934, in Coal Hollow, daughter of the late Frederick and Ethel Johnston Colson. On Feb. 26, 1954, in New York, she married Richard J. "Dick" Bauer Jr., who preceded her in death on March 18, 2011.
Mrs. Bauer was a lifelong resident of the area and attended schools in Erie. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, was an avid bowler, enjoyed bingo and camping, and especially enjoyed being with her family.