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Archive - Feb 2014 - Obituary

February 27th

Kenneth E. (Duck) Gasbarre Sr.

February 28, 2014

Kenneth E. (Duck) Gasbarre Sr., 57, of 155 Main St., Ridgway, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 26, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 10, 1956, son of the late Richard G. and Zelma L. (Gearhart) Gasbarre.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and was a 1974 graduate of the Ridgway High School.
He enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter, going to camp, and socializing with his friends. He had been employed by Elk County Heat Treaters for the last 22 years.

February 26th

Esther J. Huff

February 26, 2014

Esther J. Huff, 95, of Weedville died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 21, 1918 in Weedville, daughter of the late Saba and Marie (Pratti) Betta. In 1937, she married Virgil J. Huff, who preceded her in death in 1979.
Esther was a member of St. Joseph Church and lived all her life in Bennetts Valley. She graduated from Weedville High School in the Class of 1937 and was a homemaker. Esther was well known for her unique style of intricately detailed egg decoration.

Justin M. Geist

February 26, 2014

Justin M. Geist, 30, of 605 N. St. Marys St., St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at his home with his parents by his side.
He was born on Feb. 23, 1984 in DuBois, son of Penny (VanAlstine) and Dennis Geist, who survive.

James Edward Challingsworth Jr.

February 26, 2014

James Edward Challingsworth Jr., 81, of Doctor's Lane, Penfield, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at his home after a lengthy illness.
He was born Oct. 12, 1932 in Penfield, son of the late James E. and Annise Maude (Evans) Challingsworth Sr. On June 15, 1968, he married Shirley L. (Johnson), who survives.

February 25th

Janice I. Rodgers Kalicky

February 25, 2014

Janice I. Rodgers Kalicky, 57 of Girard, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 at her home of natural causes.
She was born on Oct. 21, 1956 in New Castle, a daughter of Donna J. Sickafuse Rodgers and the late J. Stewart Rodgers.

February 24th

Theodore Lindenmuth

February 24, 2014

Theodore Lindenmuth, 76, of Ridgway, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys.
He was born Aug. 18, 1937 in Bigler Township, son of the late George W. and Catherine McDermott Lindenmuth.
His wife, Evelyn Edelfraud Schaffler Lindenmuth, who was originally from Augsburg, Germany, survives.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1969, and was a Vietnam era veteran. He was stationed abroad in Korea, Lebanon, and Germany, where he met his wife.

John A. Jeselnick

February 24, 2014

John A. Jeselnick, age 64, a resident of Naperville, Ill. since 1979, formerly of St. Marys, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at Edward Hospital in Naperville, Ill.
He was born March 9, 1949 in St. Marys.
John grew up in St. Marys as an altar boy, Eagle Scout, lifeguard, athlete and 1967 graduate of Elk County Christian High School. He received his undergraduate degree in engineering from Penn State University in State College, and his master's degree in industrial administration from Purdue University in Lafayette, Ind.

February 23rd

Harry J. "Buck" Sample

February 23, 2014

Harry J. "Buck" Sample, 86, of 61 Kane St., Wilcox, died Friday evening, Feb. 21, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, following a short illness.
He was born June 30, 1927 in Instanter, son of John "Jack" Samuel and Dorothy Kemp Sample.
He married Dolores Rusalem on July 28, 1951 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg. She died Jan. 8, 2008.
He attended Wilcox schools and resided in Wilcox all his life.
He was a member of Holy Cross Church, Rasselas, Wilcox American Legion Post 467, and the Wilcox Sportsmen's Club.

February 20th

Arthur E. Meyer

February 20, 2014

Arthur E. Meyer, 84, of 1122 South Michael Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at his home after a brief illness.
He was born April 6, 1929 in St. Marys, son of the late George and Julia Salter Meyer Sr. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring in 1992 with over 40 years of service.
On July 30, 1949, in St. Marys, he married Dorothy “Jean” Zimmett, she preceded him in death on Feb. 20, 2005.

February 19th

David John Kronenwetter

February 19, 2014

David John Kronenwetter, 53, of Flowery Branch, Ga., formerly of St. Marys, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.
He had been battling with a terrible disease, ALS otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, which he was diagnosed with in September 2009.
David and his wife, Risa, met and fell in love in 1992 and married in November 1997, and Risa truly believed they one day would celebrate their 50th anniversary, but ALS stole that time from them.

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