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Archive - 2014 - Obituary

March 27th

James A. Keneske

March 27, 2014

James A. Keneske, 89, of Long Level Road, Johnsonburg, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys after a short illness.
He was born Aug. 6, 1924 in Johnsonburg, son of the late James G. and Bernice M. King Keneske.
On July 18, 1953, he married Ellen R. Stubber who preceded him in death on June 2, 2002.

March 26th

Andrew Joseph Smith

March 26, 2014

Andrew Joseph Smith, 35, of 131 Comet Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday morning, March 26, 2014 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born July 18, 1978 in Buffalo, N.Y., son of Daniel A. and Patricia J. "Pat" Linehan Smith.
He resided in St. Marys since 1984 and was a 1996 graduate of St. Marys Area High School. He attended Slippery Rock University for two years.
He was a member of Queen of the World Church in St. Marys and worked at St. Marys Equipment for three years.

March 24th

Ann Ehrensberger

March 24, 2014

Ann Ehrensberger, 47, of Franklin, Tenn., originally from St. Marys, died Friday, March 14, 2014 at her home.
She is survived by her mother, Margaret Ehrensberger, and her brother, Daniel (Liezl) Ehrensberger.
She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Ehrensberger.
She will be greatly missed by her mother and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 17 at the St. Philip Catholic Church in Franklin. Inurnment took place in the Williamson Memorial Gardens — Remembrance Mausoleum.

March 23rd

Robert R. “Heitzie” Steudler

March 23, 2014

Robert R. “Heitzie” Steudler, 83, of Water Street, Johnsonburg, died Friday, March 21, 2014 at the Lutheran Home of Kane.
He was born March 12, 1931 in Johnsonburg, son of the late William and Mabel (Anderson) Steudler.
On June 6, 1959, he married Joyce A. Kolinoski, and she survives.
He worked at the Johnsonburg Paper Mill for 36 years, retiring in 1992 and also worked for many local farms in his youth.

Charles R. "Ray" Copello

March 23, 2014

Charles R. "Ray" Copello, 83, of Brandy Camp Road, Kersey, died on Saturday evening, March 22, 2014 at his home following a brief illness.
He was born on Sept. 14, 1930 in Kersey, a son of the late Joseph and Bernice Keller Copello. 
On June 18, 1949, he married Margaret "Peg" Geist Copello, who survives.
Ray was a lifelong resident of the area and was a self-employed logger his whole life. He enjoyed playing the lottery and solitaire.

March 21st

Sophia E. "Betty" Kuntz

March 21, 2014

Sophia E. "Betty" Kuntz, 90, of 584 Church St., St. Marys, died Friday, March 21, 2014 at the Newhaven Court in Greensburg.
She was born Aug. 23, 1923 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Nicholas and Irene Wilhelm Fritz. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1941. She was a former employee of the Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. in St. Marys.
On July 3, 1948, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married John E. Kuntz and he preceded her in death on May 30, 2008.

March 20th

Tracy L. Hartman

March 20, 2014

Tracy L. Hartman, 35, of Pontzer Ave., St. Marys, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys.
She was born on May 29, 1978 in St. Marys, a daughter of Garrett "Gary" and Pamela (Perkins) Hartman, of St. Marys.
Tracy was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1996, where she had been very active in the color guard. She had worked at several area businesses, most recently at GKN. She had a great love for her children and her animals and will always be remembered for her kindness, generosity and big heart. 

March 19th

Teresa A. Ferragine

March 19, 2014

Teresa A. Ferragine, 74, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, St. Marys, died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
She was born Feb. 2, 1940 in Elmhurst, N.Y., daughter of the late John and Catherine Moriarty Becce. She was a graduate of Flushing High School, Class of 1958. She had been a resident of St. Marys since 1972 and was a former employee of the American Red Cross.
Mrs. Ferragine was a member of the Good Shepard Lutheran Church.

March 18th

Eraldo "Hoss" Scacchitti

March 18, 2014

Eraldo "Hoss" Scacchitti, 56, of 649 Downing Ct., Erie, and formerly of St. Marys, died unexpectedly Monday, March 17, 2014 at the UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie.
He was born June 28, 1957 in St. Marys, son of Gustavo (Gino) and Menina (Minnie) DeLuca Scacchitti.
He was a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School, Class of 1975, a graduate of Gannon University in 1979, and received his master's degree from Gannon University in 1982. He was employed by Gannon University. He was a proud member of the TKE fraternity and enjoyed crossword puzzles and texting.

Robert J. Foster

March 18, 2014

Robert J. Foster, 69, of 124 Lafayette St., St. Marys, died Monday, March 17, 2014 at the Penn Highlands Elk Hospital.
He was born Feb. 15, 1945 in St. Marys, son of the late George J. and Helen Beimel Foster. On Feb. 14, 1970, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Mary L. Simbeck, who survives.

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