Archive - 2014 - Obituary
Richard Joseph Peter Kowalski, 50, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 after a long battle with cancer.
Beloved brother, uncle, and friend, he was born July 2, 1964.
A resident of Johnsonburg, and a 1983 graduate of Johnsonburg Area High School, he was an employee of Roy B. Constable's Stores. Richard was loved by many, and always brought a special spirit into any room. He lived life to the fullest every day. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, hunting, and playing cards with friends.
Mary Jane (Volovar) Powers, 60, of Enola died in her home on Nov. 29, 2014.
She was born in St. Marys on Dec. 20, 1953.
She graduated from New Castle Business College with a degree specializing in medical records. She was employed as a Medical Records Specialist at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, Ohio for 30 years. For the past eight years she was Medical Records Supervisor at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
She will be remembered for her kind and generous spirit. The cards she would so consistently send will be missed.
Vernon L. "Pops" Ruby, 72, a resident of Elk Haven and formerly of East Eschbach Road, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 at Elk Haven after a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 11, 1942 in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Vernon and Elizabeth Ruby. He had resided in St. Marys since 2005. He was a retired employee of Carol's Awnings in Baltimore.
William Henry Felton, 85, of 45 Wards Landing Rd., St. Helena, S.C., died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 at Beaufort Memorial Hospital in Beaufort, S.C. following a brief illness.
He was born May 5, 1929, son of the late Edna Elizabeth Wolf Felton and Emerson Felton. He married Monica J. Meyer on Nov. 20, 1954.
Victoria â€śVickiâ€ť Burlingame, 58, of Byrnedale, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at UPMC Montefiore after a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 8, 1956, daughter of Bonnie (Armstrong) Emery of Warren, and the late Keith Wegemer.
On Aug. 23, 1980, she married John â€śGregâ€ť Burlingame.
She was a graduate of Cameron County Area High School and studied at FLAME to become an Ordained Minister on Oct. 24, 2010.
Gloria D. Gasbarre, 85, of West Long Avenue, DuBois, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 at Christ the King Manor.
Born Dec. 11, 1928 in Lackawanna, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Leona Ellinger.
On April 17, 1948 in Ridgway, she married George P. Gasbarre Sr. He preceded her in death Jan. 29, 2008.
Prior to moving to DuBois in 1970, she and her husband lived in St. Louis, Mo.
She was a homemaker and had previously worked alongside her husband during the founding years of Gasbarre Products.
Benjamin Gregori, 82, of Peach Street, Weedville, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at Mt. Laurel Nursing Home after a short illness.
He was born June 22, 1932 in Cardiff, son of the late Martin and Theresa (Zambanini) Gregori.
He worked in local coal mines in his younger years and later, Speer Carbon, Corbett Cabinets and Jay Township Municipal Authority.
He was a member of St. Joseph Church, Sinnemahoning Sportsmenâ€™s Club and enjoyed hunting.
He lived all his life in Bennetts Valley.
Orville Kenneth Meeks, 75, of 85 Paddocks Dr., Ridgway, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 12, 1939 in Marlinton, W. Va., son of the late Calvin and Mary (Delhunty) Meeks.
He married Marvina Ann Waugh on Oct. 15, 1960.
He had resided in Ridgway for the last 40 years, and he a was a former Marlinton, W.Va. resident.
He was a graduate of the Greenbank High School in Greenbank, W.Va.
Orville was Methodist by faith, and he had been employed by Elcam, Inc. as a machinist for 12 years.
Theresa McFall, 49, of 759 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at UPMC Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness.
She was born Aug. 12, 1965, a daughter of the late James Dornish and Helen Samick Dornish Beck Fredrickson, who survives, of St. Marys.
Theresa was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of the Elk Baptist Church. She had worked as a care nurse for many years and also had her own cleaning business. She was a fun loving person who enjoyed being with her family and friends, and who lived life to the fullest.
William J. Folmar, 78 of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Karthaus, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.
He was born Oct. 30, 1936 in Clearfield, son of the late Irvin and Elsie Folmar. Bill proudly served his country in the United States Air Force as a flight engineer retiring with a rank of Master Sargent. After his retirement from the Air Force in 1974, he then worked in the Karthaus post office, retiring in 1997 as the postmaster.