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Archive - 2013 - Obituary

October 2nd

William A. "Birdseed" Myers

October 2, 2013

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

October 2, 2013

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

October 2, 2013

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.

October 1st

John Edward Zernell, Sr.

October 1, 2013

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 Firemen’s and past volunteer with Bennetts Valley Ambulance where he served for many years.

Helene A. Shuster Weis

October 1, 2013

Helene A. Shuster Weis, 86, of Rockford, Ill., died at 10:50 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in her home.  
Born July 18, 1927, in St. Marys, she was the daughter of Mathew and Johanna (Stemberger) Shuster.  
She married James E. Weis Aug. 23, 1947, in St. Marys. Helene spent many wonderful years as a “homemaker” because making a home and being a mother was her finest accomplishment. As a mother, she was beautiful and vulnerable and taught her children, not on purpose, the risk of having love as your only job. She also taught them the importance of family and the richness of friends.

September 30th

Kirk A. Bauer

September 30, 2013

Kirk A. Bauer, 42, of 29 N. St. Marys St., died unexpectedly on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born March 28, 1971 in St. Marys, son of Mark A. Bauer of St. Marys and Ann Werner Ecklund of St. Marys. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1990. He was employed by GKN in Fairview.
He was a member of the American Legion, the St. Marys Eagles and the PFL.

Maximilian X. "Boobie" Stanisch

September 30, 2013

Maximilian X. "Boobie" Stanisch, 87, of 623 Virginia Rd., St. Marys, died on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 25, 1926 in St. Marys, a son of the late Maximilian Sr. and Anna Geci Stanisch.
On May 22, 1954 in St. Marys Church, he married Marcella "Sally" Bankovich Stanisch, who survives.

September 29th

Phyllis J. Smith

September 29, 2013

Phyllis J. Smith, 85, of Elk Towers and formerly of Main Street, Kersey, died on Friday, Sept.. 27, 2013 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born July 22, 1928 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Philip and Clara Kraus McKay.
On Nov. 7, 1953 in Harrisburg, she married the late Isaac L. Smith, who preceded her in death on Nov. 28, 1985.

Madeline M. "Madge" Antonuccio

September 29, 2013

Madeline M. "Madge" Antonuccio, 51, of 149 Water Works Rd., Ridgway, died on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born Aug. 16, 1962 in Ridgway, the daughter of Nicholas P. Antonuccio and the late Edna Dilley Antonuccio.
She spent the beginning of her love life with Jim Cristini, who fathered her two elder children and her later love life with Timothy Hasselman, who fathered her remaining four children.

September 27th

Randy J. "Crow" Hasselman

September 27, 2013

Randy  J. "Crow" Hasselman, 41, of 211 Lawrence St., St. Marys died on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.
He was born Nov. 2, 1971 in St. Marys, a son of Joan Prudich Hasselman of St. Marys and the late David Hasselman, who preceded him in death on Sept. 1, 2003
Randy was a lifelong resident of the area and was Catholic by faith. Over the years, he had worked at several local factories. He enjoyed fishing and working on small engines.

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