Archive - 2013 - Obituary
John E. Charleson, 73, of 240 High Ave., Ridgway, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born March 8, 1939 in Reynoldsville, son of the late Harry N. and Mary Ann (Anderson) Charlesen.
He married Nancy A. Knight on May 12, 1962 in Queen of the World Catholic Church in St. Marys.
He resided in Ridgway for the last 67 years and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church, a member of the Lions Club, the Elks, and the Eagles. He had also been a board member of the Ridgway Ambulance Corp.
Charles M. "Chuck" O'Connor, 80, former St. Marys resident, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 in Silver Spring, Md. at Renaissance Gardens Care Facility at Riderwoods.
He was born in Ridgway on Aug. 8, 1932, the son of the late Charles E. and Catherine Klein O'Connor. He married Patricia McEwen on June 24, 1961 in Bradford at St. Francis of Assissi Church, with Fr. Carlton Richey officiating.
Chuck graduated from Central Catholic High School, Class of 1950. He worked a few years at the former Speer Carbon Co. before entering the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
Donald G. Olson, 91, of 315 Jackson Ave., Ridgway, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, Feb. 24, 2013, at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born March 19, 1921 in Ridgway, son of the late Fritz and Molly (Nelson) Olson.
He married Martha E. Miller on Sept. 14, 1946 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in St. Marys, with Fr. Henry officiating.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and was a 1938 graduate of the Ridgway High School. He was a member of the Ridgway Elks Club, and a past member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion.
He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of WWII.
Adeline M. Knight, 94, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 139 Locust Rd., St. Marys, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 5, 1918 in Kersey, daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Eckert Emmert.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1937. She was a former employee of the Market Basket for 27 years.
On Sept. 1, 1939, in the St. Boniface Church in Kersey, she married Othmar P. Knight, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 1978.
Rose Marie Hedberg, 70, of Bennetts Valley Highway, Byrnedale, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at home surrounded by her family.
She was born May 29, 1942, daughter of the late Steve and Jenny (Micale) Kuchy.
She was a lifelong resident of Bennetts Valley and the proud owner of Rose's Hilltop Diner for the past 20 years.
Margaret V. Anzinger
Margaret V. Anzinger, 83, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, and formerly of Elk Towers and Weedville, died peacefullyÂ surrounded by her family at Elk Haven Nursing Home on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 23, 2013.
She was born June 25, 1929 in Johnsonburg, a daughter of the late Herbert and Marie Lukehart Fox.
On May 31, 1958, in Tyler, she married John Anzinger, who survives.
She lived most of her life in Bennetts Valley and was a member of the Sacred Heart Church.
Frances A. Anderson, 96, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 105 David St., Kersey, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 30, 1916, in Kersey, daughter of the late Antolino and Josephine Stenta. On Aug. 3, 1935, in the Maria Lutheran Church, she married Andrew John Anderson, who preceded her in death on June 5, 1986.
Mrs. Anderson was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1934. She was a member of the Maria Lutheran Church.
Imelda S. Frey, 93, a resident of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, died Friday morning, Feb. 22, 2013 after a lengthy illness.
She was born June 22, 1919 in Kersey, daughter of the late George and Anna Leismeister Auman. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School. She was employed as a seamstress for the Hour Glass Dry Cleaners for 20 years.
On Oct. 6, 1938 in the St. Boniface Church, she married Jerome G. Frey, who preceded her in death on Sept. 27, 1999.
Clifford W. Clark, 99, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, and formerly of 961 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor on Thursday afternoon, February 21, 2013.
He was born Aug. 25, 1913 in Emporium, a son of the late Walter and Hulda Walleen Clark.
On June 30, 1934 in Austin, he married Bernice Owens Clark, who survives.
Gilbert F. â€śGibâ€ť Yeager, 86, of 155 Russ Lane, St. Marys, died peacefully at his home with his family by side Wednesday morning, Feb. 20, 2013 after a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 13, 1927 in St. Marys, son of the late George and Marcella Schatz Yeager. On Sept. 20, 1952 in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Frances â€śPamâ€ť A. Pontzer, who survives.
Mr. Yeager was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Public High School. He was one of the original co-owners of Kersey Tool and Die, retiring in 1994.