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March 5th

John R. Gerg

March 5, 2013

John R. Gerg, 74, formerly of 408 Center St., St. Marys, and a resident of New Port Richey, Fla., since 2006, died unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at his home.
He was born April 24, 1938 in St. Marys, the only child of the late John G. and Rita J. Golden Gerg.
John was an employee of Stackpole Carbon and then Sylvania, from which he retired. He served as a private in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1959.

Wayne A. Wickett

March 5, 2013

Wayne A. Wickett, 57, of 478 Brusselles St., St. Marys, died on Monday, March 4, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 8, 1956 in St. Marys, a son of the late Herbert and Helen Parana Wickett.
On May 15, 1981 in St. Mary's Church, he married Patricia Beaver Wickett, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of SMAHS, Class of 1974. He worked at Metaldyne for many years and also owned and operated his own business, Wickett's Machining. He enjoyed watching sports, cooking and making wine. 

March 1st

Keith J. Knouse

March 2, 2013

Keith J. Knouse, 82, of Burke, Va., and a former St. Marys resident, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at the home of his daughter, Annette Kohn of Burke, Va., after a lengthy illness.
He was born June 8, 1930 in St. Marys, son of the late Roland “Tex” H. and Lavina Klein Knouse. On July 15, 1961 in the St. Mary’s Church, he married Theresia M. Rettger, who preceded him in death on Sept. 11, 2005.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Altoona High School, Class of 1949. He was a retired employee of Quality Components, retiring in 1994 after over 30 years of service.

George F. Hutton

March 2, 2013

George F. Hutton, 76, of Bennetts Valley, Byrnedale, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 at Christ the King Manor of DuBois.
He was born Dec. 15, 1936 in Mahaffey, son of the late Harold and Martha (Reasinger) Hutton.
In 1961, he married to Joan (Kuchy) Hutton, who survives.
George was raised in Benezette and lived the rest of his life in Byrnedale. 
He was a graduate of Benezette School, Class of 1953. He worked with PennDOT for 11 years, was owner of the Log Cabin Inn for 15 years, worked construction until 2000 and also for Lyn-Clare flower shop for several years.

Greta A. Eckert

March 2, 2013

Greta A. Eckert, 79, of 351 N. St. Marys St., St. Marys, and formerly of Ridgway-Johnsonburg Road, Johnsonburg, died on Friday morning, March 1, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born March 13, 1933 in Johnsonburg, a daughter of the late Ralph and Ruth St. John Dorio.
On Oct. 6, 1962 in Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg, she married the late Wilfred E. "Buck" Eckert Jr., who preceded her in death on Jan. 31, 2012.

February 28th

Clarence A. "Kike" Mowrey

February 28, 2013

Clarence A. "Kike" Mowrey, 85, of 410 Clarion Rd., Johnsonburg, died early Thursday morning, February 28, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a brief illness.
He was born on September 24, 1927, in Johnsonburg, son of the late Byron and Lillian Anderson Mowrey.
On December 23, 1950 he married Margaret M. Fedus, and she preceded him in death June 13, 1992.

February 27th

Priscilla A. (Teddy) Sterbank

February 27, 2013

Priscilla A. (Teddy) Sterbank, 97, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of Cedar Road, Kersey, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 at Pinecrest Manor after a brief illness.
She was born Nov. 20, 1915, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Joseph and Kathryn Stockman Rigard. On April 25, 1937, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married John J. Sterbank, who preceded her in death on April 29, 1992.
Mrs. Sterbank was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Sacred Heart School. She was a former employee of Sylvania in St. Marys.

Casimir “Charlie” Carpin

February 27, 2013

Casimir “Charlie” Carpin, 84, of Bennetts Valley Highway, Weedville, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at DRMC after a lengthy illness.
He was born March 4, 1928 in Weedville, son of the late Salvatore “Sam” and Manuello “Minnie” (Dilullo) Carpin.
On Nov. 25, 1950 he married Aileen M. Cameroni, who survives.
He lived all his life in Bennetts Valley and was a graduate of Bennetts Valley schools and the DuBois Business College. He served in the U.S. Navy.
He was employed as a drafter and designer of homes and a building material salesman with Corbet Cabinet & Burke Bros. of St. Marys.

February 26th

Dorothy Marie (Dippold) Keller

February 26, 2013

Dorothy Marie (Dippold) Keller, 93, of Gaithersburg, Md., died on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 in Gaithersburg, Md.
She was born on May 16, 1919 in St. Marys, the seventh of eight children born to the late John A. and Katherine “Kate” (Erich) Dippold. Mrs. Keller’s husband of 67 years, William Charles Keller, predeceased her exactly six months previously on Aug. 22, 2012.

John E. Charleson

February 26, 2013

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.

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