Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Judy A. Leahy, 62, of 432 East Main St., Ridgway, died Saturday morning, Nov. 16, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness.
She was born July 9, 1951 in Washington, Pa., the daughter of the late Kenneth and Juanita Sweet Watson.
Father Demetrius R. Dumm, O.S.B., a Benedictine priest of St. Vincent Archabbey, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.
Raymond "Gabby" Burkhardt, 74, of Export, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, following a brief illness.
He was born Nov. 21, 1938, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Francis and Grace (Kelly) Burkhardt.
Gabby was the epitome of life itself. He knew how to live and how to love. He was always busy with one of his projects or helping someone else. He loved to share his magic and delighted in the wonderment of it all. He made us all believe. His numerous stories and jokes could always light up a room. He would look forward to winter and the first snowfall so he could go snowmobiling.
Marie K. Hoffman, 94, a resident of Elk Haven and formerly of 120 East Arch St., St. Marys, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after an illness of the past several months.
She was born June 26, 1919 in St. Marys, daughter of the late John and Margaret Koerber Pfeufer. On Oct. 7, 1939, in the St. Mary's Church, she married Joseph G. Hoffman, who preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 2003.
Dr. Robert J. Hammer, an oral surgeon, died Oct. 25, 2013.
He was born Oct. 1, 1926, in St. Marys, the son of the late Chester A. Hammer and Frances Ritter Hammer. On July 2, 1955, in Chicago, he married the former Marilyn Brown.
Raymond D. Cook, 93, of Treasure Lake, DuBois, formerly of St. Marys and Truman, died on Friday, Oct. 25 at the DuBois Regional Hospital.
He was born on Jan. 22, 1920 in Freedom Station, Ohio, the son of William and Helen Cook. On Jan. 26, 1943, he married Dolores Davis, who preceded him in death in 1999. They were married for 56 years.
Lois (Storrar) Kneidel, 61, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 after a long, hard fought battle with cancer.
She was born May 6, 1952, daughter of the late Christie â€˜Cripâ€™ and Hazel (Severance) Storrar, of Wilcox, who survives.
Joseph M. Sorge, 89, formerly of 268 Euclid Ave., Ridgway, died Monday morning, Nov. 11, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born Feb. 10, 1924 in Ridgway, son of the late Frank and Albina (Lupilo) Sorge. He married Kathleen M. Gerg on July 5, 1947 in St. Boniface Catholic Church in Kersey. She preceded him in death on April 25, 2009.
Robert E. Herrmann, 76, of 729 Long Level Rd., Ridgway, died unexpectedly at his residence on Thursday, Nov. 7.
He was born July 25, 1937 in Ridgway, the son of the late Robert F. and Helen Gerg Herrmann.
He was a lifelong Ridgway resident. Mr. Herrmann was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church. He was a graduate of Ridgway High School, Class of 1956. He had been employed at Keystone Carbon for 38 years. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force and was a Vietnam era veteran. He is survived by his brother, Richard L. Herrmann, and by a sister, Kathryn Herrmann.
Janice M. Molella, 80, of Cushing Avenue, Johnsonburg, died late Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at UPMC Hamot of Erie after a short illness.
She was born April 15, 1933 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Herman and Helen (Koppitch) Grabofski.
A graduate of Johnsonburg Area High School, Class of 1951, she had been employed as an LPN at the hospital in St. Marys for 40 years.
She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and lived all her life in Johnsonburg.