Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Ronald T. (Ted) Cassels, 70, of 16678 Boot Jack Rd., Ridgway died Saturday, June 15, 2013 at DuBois Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was born February 9, 1943 in Spring Run, Jay Township, son of the late William L. and Mildred A. (Wheeler) Cassels.
He had resided in Ridgway and was a former Spring Run resident. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and rides in the woods. He was an organ donor who wanted to help others. He had been employed by Pepsi, Powdered Metals, Exotic Metals, and IPM.
Natasha R. Schmitz, 22, of 205 Walnut Street, St. Marys, died unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.
She was born October 23, 1990 in St. Marys, a daughter of Michael Schloder of St. Marys and Barbara Schmitz Plants of Emporium.
She graduated from Johnsonburg High School, Class of 2010.Â She enjoyed crafts, dancing and 4-wheelers. She was known for her ability to walk into a room and capture your attention, and she was full of life and charm.Â She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her son, Calvyn.
Carmela Ann "Melly"Â Napolitan, 83, of Bradford, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center Pavilion in Bradford.
Born May 25, 1930, in Hazel Hurst,Â she was a daughter of the late Michael and Antoinette Santaniello Napolitan.
Ms. Napolitan was a graduate of Mansfield University and began her teaching career in Savona, N.Y., in 1952. Later she served as an elementary teacher for 42 in the Bradford Area School District, retiring in 1995. She was a member of the Retired Teachers' Association and the St. Joseph's Rosary Society.
John Leo Colle, 73, of Lee, Maine, died on May 9, 2013, at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine, after a brief bout with cancer.
Born November 9, 1939, in Kane, he was a son of Felix and Elizabeth Colle.
Jennie R. Capuccini, 93, a resident of Elk Haven and a former Kersey resident, died Friday, June 7, 2013 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.
She was born March 2, 1920, in Kersey, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Antonioli Capuccini.
She was a lifelong resident of the area, attended Kersey schools, and was a former employee of the Stackpole Carbon Co.
She was a member of the St. Boniface Church.
She is survived by a sister, Carolyn Miller and her husband James of State College; and by several nieces and nephews.
Jane A. Barber, 66, of 7676 Glen Hazel Road, Rasselas, died on the evening of Saturday, June 8, 2013 at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born on June 25, 1946 in Rasselas, daughter of John "Jack" and Carmella M. Allegretto Sample.
On Feb. 25, 1968 in St. Anne's Church in Wilcox she married David C. Barber, who survives.
Mrs. Barber resided in the Rasselas/Wilcox area all her life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1965. She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in St. Marys. She had been employed by Windfall Specialty for several years.
Grace A. Dietz, 100, of 1529 Front St., Ridgway, died Friday, June 7, 2013, at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born Feb. 26, 1913, in Instanter, the daughter of Leonard and Margaret Kemmer Wright.
She married Carl A. Dietz on Nov. 6, 1937 in St. Leoâ€™s Church, he predeceased her in death on Feb. 5, 2000.
Gerald W. Frey, 73, of 15 Jenks Run Rd., Emporium died unexpectedly at his residence Thursday morning, June 6, 2013.
He was born October 22, 1939 in St. Marys, a son of the late Anthony and Elizabeth Herzing Frey.
On May 16, 1964 in Rich Valley Wesleyan Church he married the late Carol Jordan Frey, who preceded him in death in 2005.
William J. Mills, 62, of 234 N. St. Marys Street, St. Marys, died at the home of his son in Chambersburg on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 surrounded by his family following a very courageous battle with cancer.
He was born June 30, 1950 in St. Marys, a son of the late Richard and Grace Hammer Mills.
On January 11, 1974 in St. Marys, he married Penny Bauer Mills, who survives.
Sheryl M. Himes, 67, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, St. Marys, died Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at her residence.
She was born August 27, 1945, in Cleveland, Ohio, daughter of the late James and Shirley Rawley Hopkins.
On January 12, 1979, in Willoughby, Ohio, she married Narue W. Himes, and he survives.