Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Alfred N. âAlâ Dempsey, 61, of 453 Toby Road, Kersey, died Wednesday evening, May 1, 2013, at his home after a lengthy illness.
He was born October 29, 1951 in Franklin, son of the late Alfred and Alice âLettie Jeanâ Neal Dempsey.
On September 2, 1972 in the St. Maryâs Church in Reynoldsville, he married Bonnie J. Pegnetter, who survives.
Mr. Dempsey had been a resident of the area since 1975. He was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School, Class of 1971 and graduated from Vo Tech in Reynoldsville in 1971. He was an employee of SGL in St. Marys for 33 years.
Margaret A. Bonfardine, 73, of 148 Louis Street, St. Marys, died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at her residence after a lengthy illness.
She was born August 10, 1939, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Alcuin J. "Doc" and Charlotte Myers Dornisch.
On October 31, 1959, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Gelindo "Boots" Bonfardine and he survives.
Mary C. Smith, 99, of 560 Chestnut St., St. Marys died Tuesday evening, April 30, 2013, at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born May 23, 1913 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Clement and Mary Buchheit Meyer. On June 26, 1934, in the St. Mary's Church, she married Arnold J. Smith who preceded her in death in 1976.
Paul R. McCluskey, 64, of Monroe Street, Byrnedale, died at home on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 following a lengthy illness.
He was born on March 7, 1949 in Byrnedale, son of the late William J. Sr. and Lena (Pirazzi) McCluskey and lived his entire life in Byrnedale.
He was a member of the last graduating class of Bennetts Valley High School and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He served in the U.S. Marines during Vietnam. He worked at Stackpole Carbon.
Betty Joan Pounds Gagliardi, 76, of Nitrate Street, Tyler, died at home on Saturday, April 27, 2013 after a lengthy illness.
She was born January 31, 1937 in Irvona, daughter of the late Edward Harper and Drucilla (Isenburg) Pounds.
On April 24, 1956 she married Dominick Gagliardi, and he preceded her in death on May 23, 1974. Â
A housewife, she has been a Bennetts Valley resident since 1950. She enjoyed crocheting and especially her grandchildren.
Norma E. Bower, 87, of Brockway, died April 25, 2013 at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
She was born April 22, 1926 in Brockport, daughter of the late Jacob and Laura Yale Himes.
She married John E. Bower, and he preceded her in death on February 23, 1987.
She was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Brockway. Over the years she had been employed at the G.C. Murphy Co. in St. Marys and also at Stackpole Carbon. She was also a homemaker.
Earl W. Gaffey, 89, of 157 Larch Road, St. Marys, died surrounded by his family on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at his home after a brief illness.
He was born March 23, 1924 in St. Marys, son of the late Thomas V. and Anna Deth Gaffey.
On June 28, 1957 in the Queen of the World Church he married Hazel Meyer, and she preceded him in death on January 9, 2009.
Louise Moore, 74, of 108 Madison Ave., Ridgway, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at her residence.
She was born February 6, 1939, in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Edmund and Bertha Gardner Shadd.
On March 9, 1955, she married Fred Moore, and he preceded her in death on November 5, 2012.
She had attended St. Marys Public High School. She had been employed at Stackpole Carbon. She enjoyed bingo, reading, and dancing.
Arthur G. âArtâ Edwards, age 84, of Mars, and formerly of Punxsutawney, Reynoldsville, Sharon, St. Marys and Indiana, died on Tuesday morning, April 23, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Born on June 4, 1928 in Home, he was the son of the late Giles Stephens and Luella Dick Edwards.
He was raised on a farm in Marchard in Jefferson County and graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1946. He honorably served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army Motorcycle Military Police Division in Western Germany from 1950 to 1953.
Joseph R. Weinzierl, 54, of 121 B Averyville Road, St. Marys, died peacefully on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born April 8, 1959 in St. Marys, a son of Mary Ann Krug Weinzierl of St. Marys and the late Leo Weinzierl.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of Queen of the World Church.Â He was employed by Morgan AM&T for many years.Â He enjoyed ï¬shing, hunting and shooting trap and skeet.Â He was a member of the St. Marys Trap and Skeet League.