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Archive - 2013 - Obituary

May 13th

Gary L. Ginther

May 13, 2013

Gary L. Ginther, 76, of 1037 Theresia Street, St. Marys, died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at his home after a brief illness.
He was born August 29, 1936 in St. Marys, son of the late LeRoy and Gertrude Vollmer Ginther. On November 7, 1981 in the St. Mary’s Church, he married Aurelia H. Halloran, who survives.
Mr. Ginther was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools. He was a retired employee of Grotzinger Equipment Company. He was a member of the St. Mary’s Church. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, canning, and spending time with his family, grandchildren, and nephews.

May 9th

Willard J. "Willy" Kennedy, Jr.

May 9, 2013

Willard J. "Willy" Kennedy, Jr., 57, of Jacksonville, N.C and formerly of Johnsonburg, died on May 6, 2013 due to an automobile accident.
He was born on Aug. 12, 1955 in Ridgway, the son of Willard J. "Buster" Kennedy, Sr. and Constance A. (Simchick) Kennedy.
Willy had been a life long resident of Johnsonburg until the last few years in which he had resided in North Carolina. A 1974 graduate of Johnsonburg Area High School, he was also a member of the Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg. He was a proud member of AA and NA for more than 20 years.

May 8th

Irene A. O'Rourke

May 8, 2013

Irene A. O'Rourke, 86, of 804 Rasselas Road, Wilcox, died on the morning of January 20, 2013, at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
She was born March 6, 1926 in Wilcox, daughter of the late Edward and Alice Retzer Powell.
On June 14, 1945 in St. Ann's Church in Wilcox she married Calvin S. O'Rourke, and he survives.
She resided in Wilcox all her life and graduated from Wilcox High School in 1944. She was a member of St. Ann's Church, Wilcox. She enjoyed cooking and baking. Along with her husband, they are the owners of the "Ponderosa" in Wilcox.

May 6th

Mary Rose Maletto

May 6, 2013

Mary Rose Maletto, 96, 203 East Ave., Johnsonburg, died Sunday evening, May 5, 2013, at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
She was born March 26, 1916, in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Pasquale Nocito and Mariannina Perrone Nocito Condina.
On June 17, 1939, in Holy Rosary Church, she married Alfred J. Maletto Jr. who preceded her in death on June 7, 2010.
Mary helped her mom raise her younger brother and sisters, and worked at the shirt factory in Kane (staying with family friends). She also worked at the JRC Radio Tube Factory in Johnsonburg, was a cook and homemaker for the Keenan family.

Mary Ann "Dolly" Mazzaferro

May 6, 2013

Mary Ann "Dolly" Mazzaferro, 86, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of East Eschbach Rd., St. Marys, died on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born October 6, 1926 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Anna Hnath Catalano.
On May 30, 1949 in Sacred Heart Church, she married the late Camillo Mazzaferro, who preceded her in death on March 10, 1999.

May 3rd

Michael W. "Mick Weis

May 3, 2013

Michael W. "Mick Weis, 66, of 149 West Condot Road, St. Marys, died Friday, May 3, 2013 at the Select Specialty Hospital in Johnstown after a lengthy illness.
He was born May 22, 1946 in St. Marys, son of the late Leo "Bunk" and Audrey Wendel Weis.
In July of 1967, in Pittsburgh, he married Rita M. Brendel, who survives.

Raymond R. Rettger

May 3, 2013

Raymond R. Rettger, 54, of 101 N. Mill St., Ridgway, died Friday, May 3, 2013 at his residence unexpectedly.
He was born in St. Marys on September 3, 1958, son of the late Charles J. and Edith Squires Rettger.
Mr. Rettger had lived in Lakewood, N.J. for many years and returned to the area two years ago. He was a graduate of St. Marys High Schoool. He enjoyed model railroading, enjoyed playing his guitar and banjo, and enjoyed Blue Grass music.

Mary Jo Burfield

May 3, 2013

Mary Jo Burfield, 67, of Jefferson Manor, Brookville, and formerly of St. Marys died on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at the Clarion Hospital in Clarion following a lengthy illness.
She was born October 8, 1945 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Ambrose and Bertha Brem Schreiber.
On October 11, 1969, she married the late David Burfield, who preceded her in death on February 14, 2000.
Mrs. Burfield was a member of St. Mary's Church. She graduated from St. Marys Area High School and had been employed by First Laurel Bank and Sylvania. She enjoyed her pets, especially her dog, Billy.

May 2nd

Sarah T. Nappe

May 2, 2013

Sarah T. Nappe, 90. of 17 Penn Ave., Ridgway, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
She was born January 21, 1923, in Brockway, the daughter of the late Ben and Sara Bonavita Aquilino.
On June 7, 1947, she married Alfonso M. Nappe, he preceded her in death on July 6, 2009.
Mrs. Nappe was a long time Ridgway resident. She was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church., C.D. of A. and the Contessa Lodge of the Sons of Italy. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking and reading. She also enjoyed her family and friends, especially the extended family of Sam and Rose Delhunty.

James G. Moorhouse

May 2, 2013

James G. Moorhouse, 77 of Treasure Lake, DuBois, died Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Nelson’s Golden Years.
He was born on May 21, 1935, son of the late James E. and Carrie M. (Gunsallus) Moorhouse.
On July 8, 1961, he married Irene H. (Kentoski) Moorhouse. She preceded him in death on June 1, 1999.
Mr. Moorhouse was a veteran the United States Army having served as a Military Policeman.

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