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April 3rd

Richard H. "Dick" Simbeck

April 3, 2013

Richard H. "Dick" Simbeck, 82, of 533 North Michael Street, St. Marys, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness.
He was born November 28, 1930 in St. Marys, son of the late Henry and Irene Davis Simbeck.
On August 7, 1954, in the St. Mary’s Church, he married Donna Gahr, who survives.

April 2nd

Catherine L. "Cathy" Rimer

April 2, 2013

Catherine L. "Cathy" Rimer, 56, of 163 Rita Lane, Weedville, died Monday evening, April 1, 2013 at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh after a lengthy illness.
She was born February 28, 1957 in Punxsutawney, daughter of the late Lee and Myrtle Smith Barnett.
On June 3, 1978 in the Weedville Wesleyan Church she married Rick Rimer, who survives.
Mrs. Rimer was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of the St. Marys Area High School, class of 1975. She also attended Penn State University in DuBois. She was a former employee of the former Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital.

April 1st

George P. "Kayo" Hetrick

April 1, 2013

George P. "Kayo" Hetrick, 84, of 143 Houston Rd., St. Marys, died Monday, April 1, 2013 at the DuBois Nursing Home after a brief illness.
He was born August 12, 1928, in Byrnedale, son of the late George and Kathryn McDaniel Hetrick. On November 8, 1952, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Arlene C. Reider, who survives.

Sheri R. Greak

April 1, 2013

Sheri R. Greak, 66, of 815 Middletown Rd., Lake City, died Monday, April 1, 2013 at Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility after a lengthy illness.
She was born June 6, 1946, in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Arthur B. and Ethel R. Snyder.
She married Leonard G. Greak (PSP) , and he predeceased her in death on April 29, 2003.
She graduated from Holy Ghost Academy, Mercy Hospital (Pittsburgh), and Hananaham (Philadelphia) with a degree in Nursing.

March 31st

David L. Mahoney

March 31, 2013

David L. Mahoney, 46, of 41 West Cardott St., Ridgway, died Saturday morning at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
He was born July 9, 1966 in Ridgway, son of J. Leo and Betty A. (Pavlock) Mahoney.
He married Wendy S. Gardner on August 21, 1993, and she survives.
He had resided in Ridgway for the last 20 years and was a former Johnsonburg resident. He was a member of the Hallton Church. He was a 1986 graduate of the Johnsonburg High School. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, the Steelers, and vacations to the Outer Banks.

Edith T. Agosti

March 31, 2013

Edith T. Agosti, 94, of Bennetts Valley Highway, Weedville, died Friday, March 29, 2013 at the Sarah Reed Retirement Center in Erie.
She was born August 15, 1918 in Byrnedale, daughter of the late Andrew and Maddelena (Picchetti) Panighetti.
In February 1943 she married Sylvester Agosti and he preceded her in death on March 26, 1980.
Mrs.Agosti lived all her life in Bennetts Valley and was a member of St. Joseph Church. She worked at Airco Speer for many years. She loved traveling and her family.

March 29th

David J. Zimmett

March 29, 2013

David J. Zimmett, 67, a recent resident of the Kane Lutheran Home and formerly of Ridgway and St. Marys, died on Friday morning, March 29, 2013 following a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb 17, 1946 in St. Marys, a son of Madeline Wilson Zimmett of St. Marys and the late Joseph Zimmett.
He was Methodist by faith and had been a member of Ridgway United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Navy. He worked for a number of years at Stackpole Carbon Company and also worked home construction.
He was an avid fisherman and a devoted Yankees fan.

John J. Boschert

March 29, 2013

John J. Boschert, 83, of 153 Townview Rd., St. Marys, died Friday, March 29, 2013 at his residence after a brief illness.
He was born July 28, 1929, in St. Marys, son of the late Walter and Anna Buchheit Boschert.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. He was a former employee of ServiceMaster at the St. Marys Area School District, retiring in 1993.
On June 28, 1957 in the St. Mary's Rectory, he married Anna M. Carlson, and she survives.

Florence A. Walsh

March 29, 2013

Florence A. Walsh, 84, of 311 Pine St., St. Marys, died Friday, March 29, 2013, at her home, unexpectedly.
She was born April 1, 1928, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Frank and Marie Donahue Clonan. On June 26, 1948, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Richard J. Walsh, and he preceded her in death on March 14, 1991.
Mrs. Walsh was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1946. She was a retired employee of the St. Marys Carbon Co., where she had worked for over 25 years. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church.

March 28th

Grace S. Wurm

March 28, 2013

Grace S. Wurm, 89, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home, and formerly of Woodland Road, St. Marys, died on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
She was born May 5, 1923 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Jost and Anna Caskey Wehler.
On May 4, 1946 in St. Marys Church, she married the late Edward "Abie" Wurm, who preceded her in death on September 22, 1993.

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