Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Bobbi Jo Secco, 27, of Vine Road, St. Marys, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born April 28, 1986 in St. Marys, a daughter of Paul and Pam Meyer Secco, who survive.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of SMAHS.Â She enjoyed riding motorcycles, canoeing, camping and ï¬shing.Â She also greatly enjoyed her pets, Buddha, Diggy, Flower, Bella, Chunks and Bailey.Â She was always willing to help other people and will be remembered for her kind heart.Â Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and her ï¬ance.
Janet Rose Shelander, age 74, of Duffy Apartments, Johnsonburg, died at home Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 after a brief illness.
She was born June 17, 1939 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Edward and Stella (Kinny) Shelander.
She attended Johnsonburg schools and worked at Stackpole Carbon of Johnsonburg and St. Marys, Elcam, and the Deli of Johnsonburg Market Basket/Jubilee.
Allen E. "Brownie" Pearsall, 79, of Oknefski Road, Ridgway, died Monday, August 5, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
He was born February 26, 1934, in Castle Garden, the son of the late Arthur H. and Louise Wolfe Pearsall Sr.
Formerly of Emporium, he was a self-employed TV repairman.
Kenneth L. Anderson, 90, of 2323 Edinboro Road, Erie, died on August 7, 2013 at the VA hospital in Erie.
Mr. Anderson was a resident of Springhill Retirement Village for the past two years and for the previous 63 years a resident of Waterford. He had been a long time member of Calvary Covenant Church, and more recently, Waterford Presbyterian and Edinboro United Methodist.
He is a Bronze Star decorated veteran of WWII and is credited, along with one of his fellow soldiers, with capturing 24 German soldiers at one time while serving in combat.
Karen Louise Plyler died peacefully in her sleep on the morning of Thursday, July 25, 2013.
She was the daughter of the late Robert and Agnes Eileen Biank of Nappanee, Ind.
She had lived in Elkhart, Ind. since the spring of 1983. She was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1969.
She loved nature and the outdoors. She enjoyed listening to music and loved to cook. She truly enjoyed the friendships she had made over the years through Faith Mission Home and Oaklawn. She will be forever loved and missed by many.
David J. Mohr, 72, a longtime resident of Bloomfield Hills, Mich. and a former resident of Hudson, Ohio, died August 4, 2013.
He was born December 23, 1940 in St. Marys, son of the late Joseph and Susanna Mohr.
He graduated from St. Marys Central Catholic High School in 1958, and attended the University of Pittsburgh.
He enjoyed a loyal career of 49 years as a sales engineer for the Stackpole Carbon Company. He was also a Staff Sergeant in the Army National Guard, and was honorably discharged in January 1968.
Edith J. Uberti, 89, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of Force, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 at the Pinecrest Manor after an illness of the past year.
She was born Nov. 16, 1923 in Force, daughter of the late John C. and Stella LaPorta Uberti.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Weedville schools. She was a retired employee of North American Phillips in Emporium and retired after over 40 years of service. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Force.
Tammy L. Micale, 48, of 74 Sunflower Rd., Weedville, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 at her residence after a brief illness.
She was born June 24, 1965 in DuBois, daughter of Douglas and Bernadine McCluskey Micale, who survive, of Weedville.
Betty R. Duell died on Friday, July 19, 2013, at The Lutheran Retirement Village at Utz Terrace, surrounded by those who loved her.
She was the widow of Elmer Duell who died in 1983. She was born in Johnsonburg on Nov. 13, 1932, the daughter of the late Edgar and Helen Heglen.
Betty was a homemaker and worked as the receptionist at The Brethren Home. She loved helping others and was known for her love of baking. She was also known for her wonderful fudge. She is survived by her sisters, Ethel Stiles and Joyce Schreiber and husband, Laverne; and her brother, Edgar Heglen and wife, Linda.
Melvin F. "Sam" Nissel, 84, of 137 E. Condot Rd., St. Marys, died on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
He was born April 15, 1929 in St. Marys, son of the late Albert and Rose Distler Nissel. On Oct. 17, 1953 he married Louise Hathorn and she preceded him in death on June 4, 1981. On May 9, 1986, in St. Marys, he married Marjorie Anderson and she survives.