Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Vincent J. â€śPotatoâ€ť Olewnik, 82, Chestnut Avenue, Force, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 at the DuBois Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 28, 1931 in Force, son of the late Stanley and Mary (Visneski) Olewnik. On April 27, 1957 in St. Joseph's Church, DuBois, he married Germaine (Zukauskas), she survives.
Pauline M. â€śPollyâ€ť Fox, 67, of 802 Washington St., St. Marys, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at her home.
She was born Sept. 2, 1946 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Paul and Margie Wicks Herzing.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School. She was a former employee of Quality Components.
On July 12, 1969, in St. Leoâ€™s Church, she married Dennis T. â€śDennyâ€ť Fox, who preceded her in death on Oct. 18, 2009.
Mrs. Fox was a member of the St. Maryâ€™s Church. She enjoyed her family, grandchildren, and her dog, Marley.
Gloria Katherine Donovan, 87, of St. Marys, formerly of Ridgway and Smethport, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.Â
She was born Sept. 22, 1926 in Shamokin, a daughter of Elvin W. and B. Katherine Wilson Long.Â On June 20, 1947, in Williamsport, she married James Edward Donovan who died Aug. 17, 1998.
Mrs. Donovan was a graduate of Williamsport High School and attended Lock Haven State Teacherâ€™s College. She was employed as the food services director at the Ridgway High School for 20 years, retiring in 1988.
Lawrence J. â€śLarryâ€ť Scull, 75, of Pine Street, Force, died early Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 at home after a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 7, 1938 in St. Marys, son of the late Lawrence J. and Nellie (Bruni) Scull Sr.
A graduate of Bennetts Valley High School, he served in the Army from 1960-1963, including two years in Germany. He retired from PennDOT after 30 years.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bennetts Valley American Legion, and enjoyed playing baseball in his younger years. He lived all his life in Bennetts Valley.
Pearl M. Rudolph, 81, of 207 Hill St., Johnsonburg, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois after a brief illness.
She was born April 7, 1932 in Syracuse, N,Y., daughter of the late Salvatori Luigi and Nazarena Tassone Candeloro.
She was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School.
On Jan. 20, 1967 in Wilcox, she married Ellsworth Rudolph, who preceded her in death in 2010.
She is survived by a son, Charles E. Rudolph at home; and a sister, Dora Candeloro Meyer and her husband Ernie of Chandler, Ariz.
David Brian Collins, 80, died peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 with his wife, Pamela, and daughter, Kate, by his side.
He was born in the Midlands of England on Jan. 10, 1933, the son of the late David and Fanny (Flavell) Collins.
Judy A. Leahy, 62, of 432 East Main St., Ridgway, died Saturday morning, Nov. 16, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness.
She was born July 9, 1951 in Washington, Pa., the daughter of the late Kenneth and Juanita Sweet Watson.
Father Demetrius R. Dumm, O.S.B., a Benedictine priest of St. Vincent Archabbey, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.
Raymond "Gabby" Burkhardt, 74, of Export, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, following a brief illness.
He was born Nov. 21, 1938, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Francis and Grace (Kelly) Burkhardt.
Gabby was the epitome of life itself. He knew how to live and how to love. He was always busy with one of his projects or helping someone else. He loved to share his magic and delighted in the wonderment of it all. He made us all believe. His numerous stories and jokes could always light up a room. He would look forward to winter and the first snowfall so he could go snowmobiling.
Marie K. Hoffman, 94, a resident of Elk Haven and formerly of 120 East Arch St., St. Marys, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after an illness of the past several months.
She was born June 26, 1919 in St. Marys, daughter of the late John and Margaret Koerber Pfeufer. On Oct. 7, 1939, in the St. Mary's Church, she married Joseph G. Hoffman, who preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 2003.