Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Jerome J. Cavalline, 71, of 324 Ash St., St. Marys, died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at the Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born March 19, 1941 in Coal Hollow, son of the late Louis P. and Marie Malone Cavalline. On Sept. 26, 1986, in the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Wilcox, he married Julie A. Johnson, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1959. He was a former employee of the Stackpole Carbon Co., Speer Carbon, Elk Regional Health Center, and was also a former bus driver.
Dianna L. Blasik, 56, of North Michael St., St. Marys, died suddenly at home on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.
She was born on Oct. 22, 1956 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Calvin and Dorothy (Whitsell) Merat.
On March 23, 1994 she married Robert J. Blasik, who survives.
She lived all her life in the Bennetts Valley and St. Marys areas. She was a homemaker and a very loving, considerate, thoughtful, and helpful wife, mother and grandmother.
Ludwig L. Bon Jr., 90, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 455 Wolfel Ave., St. Marys, died on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at the nursing home following a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 8, 1922 in St. Marys, son of the late Ludwig and Josephine Kolenc Bon Sr.
On June 23, 1951, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Dorothy M. Breindel, who survives.
Mr. Bon was a resident of St. Marys and also lived in Treasure Lake from 1980-2000. He was a retired member of the Local #354 Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union until he retired in 1988.
Genevieve Ohlin, 87, of Suwanee, Ga., died on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.
Born in Kersey, Genevieve was a loving homemaker and devout member of St. Benedict Catholic Church. She was also an avid reader who loved to play bridge.
She married Raymond Ohlin, her husband of 59 years, who preceded her in death
Constance L. (Connie) Eckert, 78, died at her home in Galeton on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.
Connie was born in St. Marys in 1934 and graduated from St. Marys High School in 1953.
On February 12, 1955 in St. Marys, she married her loving husband of 58 years, Jerome Eckert, who survives.
She was very active in the Catholic Church and various charities, including the Special Olympics, and enjoyed sports and spending time with her family.
William H. Decker, 83, of 1207 E. Eschbach Road, St. Marys, diedÂ on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at Punxsutawney Hospital following a lengthy illness.Â
He was born February 5, 1930 in St. Marys, a son of the late Clarence and Gertrude Klausman Decker.
On April 24, 1965 in Tyler Church, he married Thomasine Czajkouski Decker, who survives.
Margaret E. Jackie Sarnoski, 73, of Landis Rd., Sabula, 73, of Landis Road, Sabula, died early Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 18, 1939 in DuBois, the daughter of the late Jack and Margaret Gallagher. She married Stanley Sarnoski, who preceded her in death.
Gertrude M. Hyatt, 89, of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 101 N. Mill St., Ridgway, died peacefully Feb. 8, 2013.
She was born Oct. 31, 1923, in Ridgway, the daughter of the late of Ulrich and Julia Montgomery Amacher.
On April 24, 1948, she married Thomas A. Hyatt in Bellefonte. He preceded her in death Aug. 28, 1993.
Donald E. Kirst, 87, of 627 Fox Rd., St. Marys, died on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 following a brief illness.
He was born Dec. 4, 1925 in Buffalo, N.Y., a son of the late John and Louise Degan Kirst.
On Sept. 15, 1945 at St. Mary Magdaline Catholic Church in Buffalo, N.Y., he married the late Kathleen Hughes Kirst.
Michael L. Stumpff, 60, of Hudson, N.C., died Tuesday, January 22, 2013 after a short illness.
He was born November 1, 1952 in St. Marys, son of Valery J. Stumpff and the late Harry G. Stumpff of Emporium and later Altoona.
He graduated from Cameron County High School in 1970 and attended St. Bonaventure University, graduating in 1974 with a B.A. degree in Economics.