Archive - Sep 2013 - Obituary
Stephen Augustine Mishenko, 80, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Snyder Memorial Nursing Home, Marienville.â€¨He was born Sept. 22, 1932 at Clarion Avenue in the Vennard Island area of Johnsonburg. He was the son of the late Stephen J. and Anna (Kasaback/Kasubjak) Mishenko of Johnsonburg. He was a resident of Johnsonburg all his life.
He attended Holy Rosary School, West End School and the Johnsonburg High School.
Cecelia A. Haser, 76, 159 Queens Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at her home.
She was born Dec. 18, 1936 in St. Marys, daughter of the late James and Assunta Scarnati Carino. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1956.
On May 30, 1960 in the Queen of the World Church, she married Raymond J. Haser, who preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 2001.
Leo W. Biel, 90, of 5861 Glen Hazel Rd., Wilcox, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 10, 2013, at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys following a short illness.
He was born April 11, 1923 in Portage, son of the late John and Anna Biel Biel.
He married Doris Rosa Hamilton on Sept. 20, 1947 in Brockway, and she preceded him in death on March 12, 2003.
He resided in Wilcox all his life and attended Wilcox schools. He was a member of Holy Cross Church in Rasselas.
Mark E. Zimmermann, 61, of 196 Parade St., St. Marys, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at his residence after a lengthy illness.
He was born June 30, 1952, in Buffalo, N.Y., son of the late Edward and Catherine Biondo Zimmermann.
He was a graduate of Lafayette High School in Buffalo, N.Y., Class of 1971, and had resided in St. Marys since 1972. He was retired owner of the former Zimmermann's Exxon in St. Marys and had worked for Servicemaster at the St. Marys Area School District.
On June 23, 1972, in the Sacred Hearth Church, he married Frances M. Scutella, and she survives.
Shirley H. Fitzgerald, 84, of 238 Parkview Rd, St. Marys, died Friday morning, Sept. 6, 2013, at her home following a lengthy illness.
She was born March 19, 1929 in Bradford, daughter of the late Kenneth and Mabell Iddings Hokanson. She was a graduate of Bradford High School, Class of 1947 and had been a resident of St. Marys since 1951.
On November 24, 1949 in Bradford, she married William K. Fitzgerald, who survives.
Kathleen Y. Simbeck, 84, of Milwaukee, Wis., and formerly of St. Marys, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at the Zilber Family Hospice in Wauwatosa, Wis., after an extended illness.
She was born Kathleen Yetzer on March 9, 1929, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Carl Yetzer Sr. and Kathryn Fitzgerald Yetzer.
She sang in school choirs and plays, and was named Miss Elk County in 1947, competing that year in the Miss Pennsylvania pageant. She was a 1947 graduate of Central Catholic High School. She sang with big bands including the Sammy Yarfido Band, a popular regional combo.
Delores M. Smithbauer, 98, of Pinecrest Manor, and formerly of 227 John St., St. Marys, died at Pinecrest Manor on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 following a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 27, 1914 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Wilfred and Clara Young Neubert.
On April 4, 1964 in St. Mary's Church, she married the late Marvin "Mike" Smithbauer, who preceded her in death on Aug. 24, 2011.
Alfred J. "Pete" Manners, 94, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Benezette, died on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 following a lengthy illness.
He was born Oct. 28, 1918 in Punxsutawney, a son of the late William and Jessie Manners.
On May 19, 1948 in Punxsutawney, he married Ann Swanson Manners, who survives.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during WWII in Normandy and France.Â He was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries received during the war.Â
He retired from Airco Speer after more than 29 years of service.Â He enjoyed
Edward L. Joshnick, 50, of 395 S. St. Marys St., St. Marys, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center following a vehicle-pedestrian accident in Fox Township.
He was born March 23, 1963 in Newark, N.J., a son of the late Lawrence and Barbara Applinski Joshnick.
He was a graduate of SMAHS, Class of 1982 and was Catholic by faith.Â He was employed by Custom Industrial Processing and had also worked at Metco for several years.Â He enjoyed running, swimming, and going to camp.
Florence A. "Flossie" Donachy, 82, of 217 Martin Rd., St. Marys, died on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 following injuries sustained in an automobile accident in McKean County.
She was born Feb. 1, 1931 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Charles and Marian Feidler Ott.
On July 15, 1950 in St. Mary's Church, she married the late Robert W. "Schultz" Donachy, who preceded her in death on Dec. 1, 2009.