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Archive - 2014 - Obituary

June 6th

Harold H. “Bud” Erich

June 7, 2014

Harold H. “Bud” Erich, 77, of Gardner Hill Road, Weedville, died Friday, June 6, 2014 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 2, 1937 in St. Marys, son of the late LeRoy "Curley" and Helen "Honey" (Geitner) Erich.
On June 7, 1961, he married Carol J. (Smith) Erich, who survives.
He was born and raised in St. Marys and had been a resident of Bennetts Valley for the last 50 years. He served in the Army Reserves and worked for Stackpole/Carbone for 43, retiring in 1999.

Laura E. “Bette” Ginter

June 7, 2014

Laura E. “Bette” Ginter, 89, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014.
She was born to Fred and Jane Anderson on Dec. 15, 1924, married William C. “Bill” Ginter on June 30, 1945, and lived most of her life in Brisbin. Her most recent residence was at Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation in Carlisle and had previously resided in both State College and Glen Hazel.

June 5th

Freda Alice (Thacher) Shutters

June 5, 2014

Freda Alice (Thacher) Shutters, “Alice” to most, died Sunday, June 1, 2014.
She was born on March 20, 1937 to the late Freida and John Thacher in Millstone Township, Elk County, in Pennsylvania.
She graduated from Ridgway High School. Alice wed Alvin Shutters Sr. on Sept. 12, 1959. She worked at Stackpole Corporation for many years, and later for BiLo grocery store.

Helen A. Predko

June 5, 2014

Helen A. Predko, 92, formerly of 1028 North Broad St., Ridgway, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born Oct. 9, 1921 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Stowick) Yando. She married Joseph Predko on Feb. 9, 1944, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 1992. She resided in Ridgway all her life and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church.

Goldie "Malamati" Gioulekas

June 5, 2014

Goldie "Malamati" (nee Kalambukas) Gioulekas, 92, died Monday, June 2, 2014.
She was the beloved wife of the late Constantinos Gioulekas; loving mother of Vickie Gioulekas, Klee (Patricia) Gioulekas, Anna (Markos) Bahas and Markos Gioulekas; cherished grandmother of Constantinos, Olympia, Rosanna (Raymond) Kollidas, Malamati, Leontios, Constantina, Christian, Constandina and Anna; adored great-grandmother of Petros, Markos, Tasos and Leontios Kollidas; dearest sister of the late Andrew (late Colleen) Kalambukas; also survived by nieces and nephews.

June 4th

Della Christine Swesey

June 4, 2014

Della Christine Swesey, 91, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, formerly of Emporium, died at Elk Haven Nursing Home on Saturday, May 31, 2014 afternoon following a lengthy illness.
She was born June 5, 1922 in Shawmut, a daughter of the late Oden and Della Lindenmuth Clouser.
On Dec. 10, 1945, in Winchester, Va., she married the late Vere "Jim" Swesey.

Kevin G. Petrocchi

June 4, 2014

Kevin G. Petrocchi, 53, of 104 Mark Ln., Kersey, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
He was born Nov. 8, 1960 in Ridgway, son of the late Joseph S. Petrocchi and Anna T. Pasi Petrocchi who survives of Kersey.
On Aug. 3, 1985 in the St. Mary’s Church, he married Mary E. Parana, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area, was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1978, and attended Penn State DuBois. He was an employee of Morgan AM&T with over 30 years of service.

Nicholas J. Cousins

June 4, 2014

Nicholas J. Cousins, 24, of 1410 Bucktail Trail, St. Marys, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Spring Run as a result of a four-wheeler accident.
He was born Jan. 2, 1990 in DuBois, son of Brian K. Cousins of Byrnedale and Dawn Gray Cousins of St. Marys. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 2008. He was an employee of Keystone Powdered Metals and was a former employee of Atlas for three years, working on oil rigs.

Freda Alice (Thacher) Shutters

June 4, 2014

Freda Alice (Thacher) Shutters, “Alice” to most, died Sunday, June 1, 2014.
She was born on March 20, 1937 to the late Freida and John Thacher in Millstone Township, Elk County, in Pennsylvania.
She graduated from Ridgway High School. Alice wed Alvin Shutters Sr. on Sept. 12, 1959. She worked at Stackpole Corporation for many years, and later for BiLo grocery store.

Marie A. Schaut

June 4, 2014

Marie A. Schaut, 85, of Church Street, St. Marys, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility.
She was born Nov. 26, 1928 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Edward and Amanda (Wolf) Wolfel Sr. On July 31, 1948 in the St. Mary’s Church, she married her high school sweetheart, Paul J. Schaut, who survives.

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