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Archive - 2014 - Obituary

May 9th

Michael L. Vanatta

May 9, 2014

Michael L. Vanatta, 69, of 2678 Pine Grove Rd., Pennsylvania Furnace, formerly of Johnsonburg, died Thursday, May 8, 2014 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born Nov. 11, 1944 in Ridgway, son of the late Hall Dean and Alice Smith Vanatta.
On June 1, 1958 in St. Leo Magnus Church, Ridgway, he married Linda Hannold, and she survives.
He resided in the State College area since 1991 and graduated from the Johnsonburg High School in 1962. He graduated from Penn State University with a degree in electrical engineering in 1990.

John Geci Jr.

May 9, 2014

John Geci Jr., 87, of Morton, died on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family.
John was the husband of the late Elsie L. Schroeder Geci.
He was a WWII Navy veteran and lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #113.

May 8th

Bernard G. “Bernie” Meyer

May 8, 2014

Bernard G. “Bernie” Meyer, Ph.D., 61, who helped educate two generations of students entering the field of criminal justice, died Thursday, May 8, 2014 at his home in Bradford after a brief illness.

May 7th

Genevieve M. Weichman

May 7, 2014

Genevieve M. Weichman, 95, of 444 W. Mill St., St. Marys, died on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness.
She was born on Feb. 20, 1919, a daughter of the late Michael and Theresa Gschwendtner Rigard.
On Jan. 29, 1938 in St. Marys Church, she married Charles H. Weichman, who preceded her in death on July 11, 1987.

Elton W. Snyder

May 7, 2014

Elton W. Snyder, 83, of Water Street, Johnsonburg, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Lutheran Home of Kane after a lengthy illness.
He was born March 7, 1931 in Drumon, son of the late Wallace and Juanita (Matson) Snyder.
On Oct. 27, 1956, he married Nancy (Pennington), and she survives.
He attended Beachwoods School in Jefferson County, and was a Corporal in the U.S. Army having served in the Korean War.
He retired from Sylvania of St. Marys after more than 30 years.

Eugene Joseph Lawrie Sr.

May 7, 2014

Eugene Joseph Lawrie Sr., 81, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014.
He was born Aug. 27, 1932 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late William and Crecentia (Lake) Lawrie. Eugene was older brother to Raymond (deceased), Robert and Gerald.
He was baptized at St. Catherine of Alexandria Church on Sept. 11, 1932. He graduated from St. Michael's Catholic High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1951 and Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y. in 1960 with a B.S. in chemistry.

May 5th

Robert L. Perneski, M.D.

May 5, 2014

Robert L. Perneski, M.D., 87, of 1025 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, died Monday, May 5, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys after a brief illness.
He was born July 19, 1926 in Plymouth, son of the late Lewis and Helen Wargo Perneski.
On June 1, 1957, in the Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Harrisburg, he married Margaret E. "Peggy" Keane and she preceded him in death on Aug. 2, 2006.

Eva M. Flegal

May 5, 2014

Eva M. Flegal, 84, of 249 West Center St., Johnsonburg, died Sunday afternoon, May 4, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born Nov. 21, 1929 in Spartansburg, daughter of the late Robert and Agnes Rugar Vanderhoof.
On Sept. 12, 1947 in Warren, she married A. Earl Flegal. He preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 2010.
She resided in Johnsonburg since her marriage and attended school in Spartansburg.

May 1st

Linda L. Kilhoffer

May 1, 2014

Linda L. Kilhoffer, 65, of 1737 Rasselas Rd., Wilcox, died Wednesday evening, April 30, 2014 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center, Erie, following a brief illness.
She was born May 20, 1948 in Bradford, daughter of Robert and Grace Shepardson Wenner.
On March 1, 1975, she married Charles J. Kilhoffer and he survives.
She resided in Wilcox since 1975 and had graduated from Smethport High School in 1966.
A member of the United Methodist Church, she loved working outside, especially gardening and decorating.

April 30th

Emma M. McAninch

April 30, 2014

Emma M. McAninch, 80, of 3638 Wilcox Rd., Johnsonburg, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, following a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 7, 1933 in Hallton, daughter of the late Francis and Theodora Baughman Rhines.
On July 17, 1953, she married Charles W. "Bill" McAninch. He survives.
She resided in Johnsonburg most of her life and attended school in Hallton.
She was a member of the Johnsonburg United Methodist Church, and loved to crochet and spend time with her family

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