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Archive - Jan 2014 - Obituary

January 30th

Helene “DeDee” Maholtz

January 31, 2014

Helene “DeDee” Maholtz, 65, Bennetts Valley Highway, Weedville, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center after a short illness.
She was June 22, 1948 in Weedville, daughter of the late Geno DeCarli and Helen (Wadding) DeCarli, of Weedville, who survives.
On April 7, 1990, she married Philip “Kenny” Maholtz, who survives.
She was a graduate of St. Marys High School and the Pennsylvania Academy of Cosmetology in DuBois.
She was owner/operator of DeDee’s Hair Shop in Weedville.

Edith Marie DeStefano

January 31, 2014

Edith Marie DeStefano, 94, of Savoy, Ill., formerly of Williamsport, died at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at Carle Hospital, Urbana. She was surrounded by her family and devoted caregivers.
Edith was born Feb. 25, 1919 in Kersey daughter of Benjaminio and Erminia Morelli Carlini. She married John Angelo DeStefano on Nov. 25, 1948 in Ridgway.

January 29th

Dr. Dodie (Dolores) Fleming Meier

January 30, 2014

Dr. Dodie (Dolores) Fleming Meier died on Jan. 28, 2014 after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
She completed her undergraduate work in education at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and her Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in counseling psychology at New Mexico State University. She was a member of Phi Kappa Phi honorary society and the American Psychological Association. She was named to Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Dodie served as a clinical therapist and counselor as well as an associate professor.

James C. Copella Sr.

January 30, 2014

James C. Copella Sr., 87, of 325 Dewey Circle, Ridgway, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor.
He was born Oct. 5, 1926 in Kersey, son of the late Edward C. and Bessie May Moyer Copella. He married his lifelong friend, Carol D. Keller, she survives.

January 27th

Louis John Elia

January 28, 2014

Louis John Elia, 78, died on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 in Naples, Florida with his wife and daughter by his side following a long illness with Parkinson’s Disease.
He was born March 17, 1935 in Philadelphia, a son of the late Wanda Dukich and Raymond J. Blair Sr. His birth father Louis J. Elia Sr. died in 1944 in World War II, in Normandy, France, when he was 9. 

January 26th

Carl Bernard Anderson Sr.

January 26, 2014

Carl Bernard Anderson Sr., 81, of Peters Road, Brockport died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at Highland View Health Care in Brockway.
Born Oct. 3, 1932 in Ringold, he was the son of the late Norman Charles and Wretha Young Anderson.
He was married on Feb. 8, 1953 to Betty Bundy. They would have celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary in a few weeks. He was a member of the Brandy Camp United Methodist Church. Carl enjoyed riding his bicycle, motorcycle and canoeing. He had been employed at Stackpole Carbon in St. Marys as a laborer before his retirement.

Helen M. Breindel

January 26, 2014

Helen M. Breindel, 88, of Silver Creek Terrace, and formerly of Maine and Florida, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.
She was born April 20, 1925, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Urban and Caroline Weinzierl Meyer.
She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1943.
On Aug. 17, 1946, in the St. Mary's Church, she married LaVern A. Breindel, and he survives.

Irene Coppede

January 26, 2014

Irene Coppede, 94, a resident of Elk Haven and a former resident of Ridgway, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born Aug. 26, 1921, in Kersey, daughter of the late John and Dina Gavazzi Coppede.
She was a lifelong resident of the area, attended Kersey schools, and was a former employee of the Elks in Ridgway.
She was a member of St. Leo's Church, a member of the Ridgway Senior Center, and she loved her nieces and nephews and enjoyed baking for them.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Mary Coppede of Toby.

Maj. James Adam Kupets Sr.

January 26, 2014

Maj. James Adam Kupets Sr., 83, of Rolla, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.
He was born on July 25, 1930 in Republic to John J. Kupets Sr. and Mary (Karpus) Kupets.
As a Marine, he proudly served his country in active duty and reserves for 18 years. He retired in Rolla after a career in the carbon-graphite industry.

Sharon M. Ryan

January 26, 2014

Sharon M. Ryan, 60, of 15606 Marathon Circle, Potomac, Md., and a former St. Marys resident, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at her residence unexpectedly.
She was born Nov. 8, 1953, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Daniel G. "Moon" and Jean Marie Hetrick Ryan.
She was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1971 and had resided in the Maryland area for over 27 years. She was a former employee of Airco Speer in St. Marys and a former employee of CRI in Rockville, Md.

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