Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Justine Marie Bowser, 35, of Johnsonburg, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 as the result of an auto accident.
She was born July 23, 1978 in St. Marys, daughter of Robert W. Bowser Sr. and his wife Clara of St. Marys, and Antoinette "Toni" (Hasselman) Jordan and her husband Willis of Johnsonburg.
Carl W. Cook, 80, of 1102 Horner Rd., Wilcox, died Friday morning, August 9, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a brief illness.
He was born July 7, 1933 in Hazel Hurst, son of the late Carl R. and Lillian Dippo Cook.
He married Beverly Marlene Johnson on November 20, 1954 in the Wilcox Presbyterian Church, and she survives.
Formerly of James City, he resided in Wilcox since 1958.
He was a graduate of the Kane High School and a member of the Wilcox Presbyterian Church and Wilcox Sportsmen's Club.
Edward C. Dankmyer Jr., 82, of Hanover, died Thursday, August 8, 2013 at the Lutheran Retirement Village at Utz Terrace, Hanover.
Born October 23, 1930 in Johnsonburg, he was the son of the late Edward C. and Helen C. (OâConner) Dankmyer.
He was the loving husband of Faith A. (Eckert) Dankmyer of Corry.
He was a graduate of St. Vincentâs High School in Latrobe. He served his country proudly from 1952-1954 and was a veteran of the United States Army.
Mr. Dankmyer retired after 25 years of service in forestry. During this time, he was employed by Stackpole of St. Marys.
Joseph D. Muhitch, 73, of 117 Lombardo Street, St. Marys, died on Friday, August 9, 2013 at UPMC Monteï¬ore Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born January 27, 1940 in Emporium, a son of the late Frederick Muhitch and Grace Posteraro Muhitch.
On November 19, 1960 in St. Marys Church, he married Phyllis Arnold Muhitch, who survives.
Joe was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Central High School, class of 1957.Â He retired from GE Thermometrics after many years of service.Â He was a member of the K of C, Elks, CMF and the Lions Club.
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.