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November 19th

Dorothy M. "Patty" Kronenwetter

November 19, 2014

Dorothy M. "Patty" Kronenwetter, 90, of 463 Maple St., St. Marys, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born May 22, 1924, a daughter of the late Herbert and Anna Kronenwetter Lion.
On July 19, 1950  in St. Marys, she married Cyril Kronenwetter, who preceded her in death in 1979.

November 18th

Margaret “Peggy” Riley Abplanalp

November 18, 2014

Margaret “Peggy” Riley Abplanalp, 88, of Bridge Street Johnsonburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, surrounded by all three of her children at the home of her daughter, Mary Costanzo, in Ridgway.
She was born June 18, 1926 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Leon and Eleanor Donnelly Riley.
She attended Holy Rosary School, Johnsonburg High School Class of 1944, and St. Johns (Pittsburgh) Nursing Program.
Peggy was married to Lester “Tappy” Abplanalp on Dec. 27, 1952; he preceded her in death Sept. 22, 1960.

Loretta M. Kline

November 18, 2014

Loretta M. Kline, 94, a resident at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at Elk Haven.
Loretta was born June 6, 1920 in Brandy Camp, daughter of the late Alfred and Myrtle Trumbull Ruth.
She was married to Theodore Kline, who died June 14, 1972.
Retired, Loretta had been employed at St. Marys Carbon. She was a lifelong member of the Brandy Camp United Methodist Church. Loretta enjoyed crocheting and needlework. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family, especially taking camping trips with her grandchildren.

November 17th

Deborah A. Kronenwetter

November 17, 2014

Deborah A. Kronenwetter, 58, of 91 Wes Ln., St. Marys, died suddenly Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 at her home.
She was born Nov. 2, 1956, a daughter of Richard Johnston and the late Helen Goodrow Johnston, who preceded her in death Jan. 26, 2010.
On April 8, 2006, she married David Kronenwetter, who survives.

November 16th

Rose M. Sobierajski Haines

November 16, 2014

Rose M. Sobierajski Haines, 85, of 122 Reserve Rd., St. Marys and formerly of Evers Avenue, died Saturday, Nov. 15 at Pinecrest Manor after a brief illness.
She was born Oct. 17, 1929 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Edward and Sabina Bauer Ehrensberger.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1947. She was an LPN and had worked doing private duty nursing and had also worked at the former Extended Care Facility.
She was a member of St. Mary's Church, loved to play bingo and enjoyed being with her children and grandchildren.

Glen F. Daniel

November 16, 2014

Glen F. Daniel, 64, of St. Marys, died Thursday afternoon, Nov. 13, 2014, surrounded by close friends and loved ones.
He was born Sept. 15, 1950 in St. Marys, a son of the late James and Eileen Hepner Daniel.
Glen graduated from Alford State College where he began his career as a high school biology teacher. The last 20 years, he worked as a chemist at Plum Borough Water Treatment Plant in Monroeville before his retirement.
He is survived by a brother, Kenneth (Rita) Daniel of St. Augustine, Fla.; a niece, Erin; and his longtime friend, Willa Amacher of St. Marys.

November 13th

Dr. George A. Kunkel

November 13, 2014

Dr. George A. Kunkel, 91, died peacefully Wednesday evening, Nov. 12, 2014.
He was born June 26, 1923 in Pittsburgh, one of six children to the late Frank and Agnes Nolan Kunkel.
Dr. Kunkel was a member of St. John the Evangelist RC Church. He enlisted in the United States Army at the beginning of World War II and was stationed for three years on the island of Espírito Santo in the South Pacific.

November 11th

Joseph M. Verbka

November 11, 2014

Joseph M. Verbka, 46, of Cabot, died unexpectedly Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 at Butler Memorial Hospital.
He was born Nov. 8, 1968 in St. Marys, son of Rudy and the late Joan (Gresock) Verbka of Kersey.
Joe received his bachelor's degree from Gannon University and his master's degree from Ball State University. He loved archaeology and was a regional archaeology supervisor for PennDOT.

Lauren K. Storer

November 11, 2014

Lauren K. Storer, 64, of 132 Terrace Rd., St. Marys, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor after a lengthy illness.
She was born April 18, 1950 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Raymond “Jack” and Virginia Webster Schauer.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1968. She was also a 1972 graduate of Lock Haven University.
She was a former teacher at Sacred Heart School and a former employee of Pfaff’s Market.

Evelyn M. Claypool

November 11, 2014

Evelyn M. Claypool, 84, of 105 Fern Ln., Kersey, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk after a brief illness.
She was born May 1, 1930 in Kersey, daughter of the late Irvin and Magdeline Minnich Wonderly. She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Kersey schools. She was a retired employee of Elco Sintered Alloys, and had worked at the former Central Restaurant and the former Little Skipper.
On May 24, 1952 in Ridgway, she married Donald R. Claypool who preceded her in death on July 20, 1995.

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