Archive - 2014 - Obituary
Ruth Robinson McGrath, 78, of Colonial Drive, Ipswich, Mass. died Monday, May 12, 2014 at her home in Ipswich following a long illness.
She was born in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 16, 1935, daughter of the late Allen and Ruth (Sweeney) Robinson. She graduated from Stone Ridge Country Day School, in Bethesda, Md., and from Trinity College, in Washington, D.C.
Andrew Bede Jeselnick, 61, of Bethel Park, died Sunday, May 11, 2014.
Originally from St. Marys, Andy was a resident of Pittsburgh for the last 17 yearsâ€¦ the last 10 at Bethel Retirement.
James A. "Jimboi" Piccirillo, 73, of 132 Teaberry Rd., St. Marys, died on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk following a brief illness.
He was born on Jan. 19, 1941, a son of the late Joseph and Catherine Rezzelle Piccirillo.
On July 3, 1976 in St. Marys, he married JoAnn Burgeson Piccirillo, who survives.
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., 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.
Bernard G. â€śBernieâ€ť 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.
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, 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., 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.
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.