Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Josephine Amacher White, 86, of Grant Road, Ridgway, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, surrounded by her family at home following a short illness.
She was born Feb. 27, 1926 in New York City, daughter of the late Pancrazio and Henriette Motte Papale.
She married Malcolm Earl Amacher on Sept. 29, 1946 at Holy Cross Rectory in New York City.
Doreen A. McCartan, 71, of Newark, Ohio, died at Licking Memorial Hospital with her family by her side on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.
She was born in St. Marys on Nov. 7, 1941, daughter of Ruth A. (Gerber) Meyer and the late Arnold J. Meyer.
Alberta J. Manfroni, 84, of 446 Toby Rd., Kersey, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at her residence.
She was born July 18, 1928 in Knox Twp., Jefferson County, the daughter of Patrick J. and Dorothy Wonderling McGranor.
On Aug. 9, 1947 in St. Tobias Church in Brockway she married Peter Manfroni. He preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 2004.
She was a member at St. Boniface in Kersey.
She was a 1946 graduate of Reynoldsville High School. She had lived for many years in Falls Creek before moving to Kersey in 1968. She enjoyed cooking, baking and organizing family gatherings.
Gary R. Kamats, 65, of 1058 Gardeau Rd., Emporium, died at DuBois Regional Medical Center, DuBois, on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 16, 2013.
He was born June 24, 1947 in St. Marys, a son of the late George and Clara Zoschg Kamats. On Aug. 29, 1970 in St. Leo Catholic Church, Ridgway, he married Jane Imhof Kamats, who survives.
Betty Louise Casolo, 87, of 101 N. Mill Ave., Ridgway, died at her residence on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 after a lengthy illness. She was surrounded by her loving family.
She was born May 17, 1925 in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Anthony and Flora Minard Gerg. On Nov. 26, 1947, she married John F. Casolo Sr., who preceded her in death on May 4, 2006.
Theodore "Ted" Schloder, 64, of 172 Cross Rd., St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born Oct. 17, 1948 in St. Marys, son of the late Clarence W. "Toot" and Lydia McGonigal Schloder Sr.
On May 2, 1968, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Ellen M. Manning, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. He had been sel- employed at the former Schloder's Garage and had been employed at Windfall Products.
Mr. Schloder was a member of the St. Mary's Church.
Louis A. Allegretto, 85, of 4438 Rasselas Rd., Wilcox, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 16 at the Kane Community Hospital in Kane following a brief illness.
He was born on April 29, 1927 in Elmira, N.Y., son of the late Louis D. and Clara Markert Allegretto.
He married Patty Eaton on June 28, 1947; she preceded him in death in 1979. He later married Vona Lee Walters in 1981; she survives.
Dorothy Gigliotti-Hetrick, 69, of East Long Avenue, DuBois, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at the DuBois Nursing Home following a short illness.
She was born on June 7, 1943 in Sligo, daughter of Luella (Smith) Wolff of DuBois and the late James Wolff.
Elizabeth L. "Betty" Wildfire, 91, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 114 Cherry Rd., Kersey, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 6, 1921, in Kersey, daughter of the late Clarence W. and Clara T. Anderson Woodley. In February 1952, she married Carl W. Wildfire, who preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 2011.
She was a graduate of Kersey High School and the DuBois Business School.
She is survived by two sons, Rick Wildfire of Kersey and Ron Wildfire of Kersey.
Jerome J. Erich, 77, of 200 Elm Rd., St. Marys, died on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at Christ the King Manor in DuBois following a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 18, 1935 in St. Marys, a son of the late Jerome W. and Catherine Hasselman Erich. On Aug. 11, 1962 in St. Mary's Church, he married Mary Schade Erich, who survives.
Mr. Erich was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of Queen of the World Church.Â He was a veteran of the NavyÂ and retired from Erich Rentals after many years of service.Â He enjoyed working in the yard and spending time outdoors.