Archive - 2013 - Obituary
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.
David G. Cuneo, 54, of 131 Grandview Rd., St. Marys, died on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 following injuries sustained in an automobile accident in McKean County.
He was born April 21, 1959 in St. Marys, a son of the late Silvio and Evelyn Ott Cuneo.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of Queen of the World Church.Â He was employed by the City of St. Marys in the Street Department for more than 20 years.Â He was a member of the CYMA and enjoyed bowling, playing cards, and golï¬ng.
Gary H. Beimel, 62, of 146 Terrace Road, St. Marys, died on Saturday, August 31, 2013 following injuries sustained in an automobile accident in McKean County.
He was born August 7, 1951 in St. Marys, a son of the late Frank X. and Lyra Meier Beimel.
On June 9, 1979 in Queen of the World Church, he married the late Elaine Cuneo Beimel, his wife of more than 34 years.
Elaine M.Â Beimel, 55, of 146 Terrace Rd., St. Marys, died on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 following injuries sustained in an automobile accident in McKean County.
She was born Sept. 24, 1957 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Silvio and Evelyn C. Ott Cuneo.
On June 9, 1979 in Queen of the World Church, she married the late Gary Beimel, her husband of more than 34 years.
Hazel A. (Peachie) King, 87, of Monterey Avenue, Ridgway, died Friday evening, Aug. 30, 2013.
She was born in Ridgway on Nov. 3, 1925, daughter of the late Leo and Martha (Zurcher) Allinger.
She was married to Jack W. King who preceded her in death in July of 1973.
Mrs. King graduated from Ridgway High School in 1943, attended West Penn Hospital School of Nursing and graduated as a registered nurse in 1946. She was employed as a private duty nurse for several years and worked at the Elk County General Hospital for many years, retiring in 1980.
Joan M. "Joni" Thompson, 67, of 109 Hemlock Ln., Kersey, died on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born June 28, 1946 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Sabatini Snyder.
On June 6, 1970 in Dagus Mines, she married Roger Thompson, who survives.