Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Richard L. Young, 87, a resident of Highland View Health Care, Brockway, and formerly of 1168 Windfall Rd., St. Marys, died on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at Highland View.
He was born June 29, 1926 in Huntington, W.Va., son of the late Charles and Lida Hall Young. He was a graduate of Huntington High School and Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va. He had been a resident of St. Marys since 1966 and was a retired employee of Pure Carbon Company.
On Dec. 13, 1958 in Huntington, W.Va., he married Geraldine P. Powell, who preceded him in death on July 9, 2013.
Todd J. "TJ" Annis, 36, of 463 Walnut St., St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following complications of a seizure.
He was born June 30, 1977 in St. Marys, a son of Roger "Ted" and Sharon Skok Annis of St. Marys
On May 29, 2004 in Sacred Heart Church, he married Amanda Detsch Annis, who survives.
Donald Edward Smitley, 57, of Dunbar, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 at his residence.
He was born April 25, 1956 in Connellsville, son of the late Howard R. Smitley and Betty Klink Smitley.
Don was a wonderful husband, father, brother and friend.
He was a Union Secretary of the former Foseco Corp., a member of the Old Time Fiddlers, Irishtown Sportsman Club, Dunbar Boys Blue Grass Band and a member and superintendant of Pechin Chapel.
He worked as a lift operator for Sony.
Phoebe Hutton Shadd, age 78, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 in Minden, La.
She was born in Mahaffey on Feb. 25, 1935.
She was a homemaker, wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend. Phoebe was a very special person who loved life and the family she raised. She was an excellent cook, seamstress and was an avid traveller with her husband of 53 years.
Phoebe was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Shadd; her mother, Angeline Reasinger Hutton; and brothers George Hutton, Howard Hutton and Harold Hutton.
Jay Dennis McClain, 72, of 229 Grandview Rd. St. Marys, died on Monday, Oct.14, 2013, at the Elk Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness.
He was born March 7, 1941 in St. Marys, son of the late Jay P. and Carolyn M. Wright McClain. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1957. Mr. McClain was a retired employee of Intech Metals in Ridgway.
He was married to Katherine Malburg Steele, who survives, of Virginia.
Victor C. Bish, age 70, of Brockport, died peacefully Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at his home after a brief illness.
He was born on May 2, 1943 in St. Marys, son of the late Kenneth and Martha Heiberger Bish. He married Lorraine C. â€śLorriâ€ť Lechien on Aug. 30, 1985 in Las Vegas, Nev.
He was a die-setter in various local powered metal factories, as well as in Colorado and California. He retired as a self-employed powder metal consultant in 2005. He enjoyed the outdoors and being with family and friends.
Betty Jean Yale, 69, of 220 Fairview R, Kersey, and formerly of 123 Hollow Rd., Kersey, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at her home after a lengthy illness.
She was born April 16, 1944 in Baxter, daughter of the late Harold C. and Betty K. Wonderling Terwilliger Sr. She was a lifelong resident of the area, attended Kersey schools, and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1962.
On Nov. 19, 1967, in Brockport, she married Richard W. Yale, who preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 2009.
Elaine G. Higgins, 91, of 910 South Michael Rd., St. Marys, died on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 6, 1922 in Latrobe, daughter of the late Louis and Hilda Schick Geary. She had been a resident of St. Marys since 1950. She was a graduate of Latrobe High School, Class of 1940 and the Greensburg School of Business. She retired from North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development in 2000 after 30 years of service.
Daniel C. Kronenwetter, 60, of 203 Grandview Rd., St. Marys, died on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 from complications of esophageal cancer.
He was born Oct. 12, 1952 in St. Marys, son of the late Carl M. and Dorothy G. Wendel Kronenwetter.
Andrew W. Biel Sr., age 87, of 424 Water Street Ext., Apt. 309, Johnsonburg, died Thursday morning, Oct. 10, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.
He was born March 3, 1926 in Rasselas, son of John and Anna Barbara Biel Biel.
He married Imogene McAninch on Nov. 13, 1950, she died Sept. 3, 1985.
He resided in Johnsonburg for the past seven years, formerly of Wilcox. He attended Wilcox schools and was a member of St. Ann's and Holy Cross Churches.