Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Walter J. Polaski, 83, of Highland View Health Care in Brockway and formerly of Johnsonburg, died Tuesday morning, July 23, 2013 at Highland View Health Care following a lengthy illness.
He was born on Aug. 6, 1929 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Lawrence and Josephine Euken Polaski.
He married Dolores Espin in 1954. She died in October 1998.
Walter resided in Johnsonburg his entire life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School.
He was a member of the Holy Rosary Church, Rolfe Sportsmen's Club. He loved hunting and fishing and was an antiquer.
Theodore J. â€śTeddyâ€ť Sporner, 74, of 418 West Creek Road, St. Marys, died on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 3, 1938, in St. Marys, son of the late Aloysius B. and Alberta J. Wortman Sporner. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools. He was a retired employee of PennDOT, retiring in 1998.
Mr. Sporner served in the U.S. Army, serving in Korea during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed working at his sawmill and operating heavy equipment.
Dr. Raj K. Jolly, 62, of 368 Sabula Outing Club Rd., DuBois, died on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Christ the King Manor in DuBois following a short illness.
He was born Jan. 13, 1951 in New Delhi, India, a son of the late Yagya Datta and Savitri Jolly.
In 1975 in New Delhi, India, he married Anju Jolly, who survives.
Mary Auman Durling, 89, a resident of Asbury Heights in Pittsburgh, died peacefully on July 12, 2013 after enduring theÂ debilitating effects ofÂ dementia.
She was born in Kersey,Â daughter of the late George and Anna Leismeister Auman.
Mary was a longtime resident of Pittsburgh and was a graduate of the St. Francis Nursing School, the United States Cadet Nursing Corps. Mary retired from the former St. Francis Hospital where she was the nursing administrator and worked for 50 years at St. Francis and remains a St. Francis alumnus.
Charles J. Cuneo, 66, of 116 Hemlock Road, St. Marys, died Sunday, July 21, 2013, at the DuBois Nursing Home.
He was born Aug. 26, 1946 in Ridgway, son of the late Joseph and Margaret Lee Cuneo.
He was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a graduate of St. Marys Public High School, Class of 1964 and also attended Jeff Tech. He was a retired employee of SGL Carbon Company, retiring in 1998.
On Aug. 14, 1976 in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Catherine M. Marconi, who survives.
Gary Lee Fitch, 64, of Phoenix, Ariz., passed away unexpectedly as a result of a sudden heart attack on July 5, 2013.
Oscar L. Shugars, 89, of Penfield and formerly of Brockport, died Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the DuBois Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
He was born November 19, 1923 in Wilcox, son of the late Oliver and Madaline (Pontious) Shugars.
She married Ruth (Arnold) Shugars and she preceded him in death on January 16, 1998. He married his second wife Leona Shaffer (Starr) Shugars on July 14, 2001 and she survives.
He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the Armored Division.
Craig R. "Hank" Schneider, 52, of the Fayette House on Windfall Road, St. Marys died on Saturday, July 20, 2013 following a lengthy illness.
He was born June 5, 1961 in St. Marys, a son of Donald J. and JoAnn Gahr Schneider of St. Marys.
He was a lifelong resident of the area, attended Queen of the World School and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1979. He was employed at Elcam from 1997 until December of 2012.Â He greatly enjoyed spending time with his family.Â He also enjoyed playing cards, checkers and watching the Steelers.
Eileen M. Lucanik, 85, formerly of 138 Parade Street, St. Marys, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Broomall Presbyterian Village, a nursing care facility just outside of Philadelphia.
She was born December 23, 1927, in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Edward and Catherine Fritz Lodes.
She married Peter Lucanki, who preceded her in death in 1997.
She had lived in St. Marys most of her life and relocated to Philadelphia to be near her daughter. She was a retired employee of St. Marys Carbon Company where she worked for over 25 years.
Peter "Bud" Kunes, 82, of Kunes Road, Weedville, died at home late Friday, July 19, 2013.
He was born December 28, 1930 in Weedville, the son of the late Peter L. and Nellie (Ray) Kunes.
In 1960 he married Vera L. (McClintick) and she survives.
He lived all his life in Weedville and was a graduate of Weedville High School, Class of 1949.
He served in the U.S. Army, reaching the rank of Corporal and serving on the front lines in Korea.