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July 28th

Carol L. VanVoorhis

July 28, 2014

Carol L. VanVoorhis, 73, of Benezette, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital of Pittsburgh after a short illness.
She was born Feb. 26, 1941 in Penfield, daughter of the late Frank and Martha (Moorehouse) Rucinski.
On July 19, 1969, she married Thomas R. VanVoorhis, who preceded her in death on Feb. 16, 2002.
Carol lived all her life in Bennetts Valley. She retired from Metaldyne of St. Marys and enjoyed gardening and bingo.

July 27th

Carol L. VanVoorhis

July 27, 2014

Carol L. VanVoorhis, 73, of Benezette, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital of Pittsburgh after a short illness.
Funeral services for Carol L. VanVoorhis will be held Friday, Aug. 1 at 11 a.m. at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, Penfield, with Reverend Lola Turnbull.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 31 from 2–4 and 6–8 p.m. at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, Penfield, and Friday, Aug. 1 from 10–11 a.m. at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, Penfield
Complete obituary information will follow in tomorrow's edition.

Naomi F. Posteraro

July 27, 2014

Naomi F. Posteraro, 94, of 436 Ash St., St. Marys, died Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Penn Highlands DuBois after a brief illness.
She was born May 26, 1920, in Brockway, daughter of the late Antonio and Celeste Montanari Berardi. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of the Brockway High School.
On Oct. 25, 1941, in the Saint Tobias Church in Brockway, she married Samuel F. Posteraro who preceded her in death on June 17, 2006.

July 23rd

Antoinette “Net” Schatz

July 23, 2014

Antoinette “Net” Schatz, 84, of Cherry Avenue, Weedville, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
She was born March 12, 1930 in Byrnedale, daughter of the late Anthony and Rose Marie Asalone.
She was married to Alvin Schatz who preceded her in death in 2000.
She was a homemaker, member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Force and the Byrnedale Senior Center. She enjoyed time with her family. She lived all her life in Bennetts Valley.

July 22nd

Harold Bruce Owens

July 22, 2014

Harold Bruce Owens, 72, of Steelton, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill.
Born June 5, 1942 in Clearfield, he was the son of the late Arthur Milton and Gazel Marie Wallace Owens. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Ann Winslow Shrubb Owens.
He was a lifetime member and past president (1984) of the Engineers Society of Pennsylvania, and a Patron Life Member of the National Rifle Association of America. 

Barbara M. Knepley

July 22, 2014

Barbara M. Knepley, 68, of Millersville, Md., died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, July 20, 2014 after a brief struggle with cancer and a longer struggle against dementia.
Barbara was born to the late Charles and Ruth Wegemer on April 1, 1946 in St. Marys.
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in health and physical education from the Pennsylvania State University in 1968. She devoted 32 years of her life as an outstanding educator with 29 of those years in the Prince George's County Public Schools.

Ralph Samuel Feldman Jr.

July 22, 2014

Ralph Samuel Feldman Jr., 66, of Van Buren Avenue, Ridgway, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk after a lengthy illness.
He was born July 10, 1947 in DuBois, son of the late Ralph S. Feldman Sr. and Emma Jean (Sidelinger) Feldman. On Dec. 4, 1965, he married Patricia Ann (Merat) Feldman, who survives.
Mr. Feldman worked at Stackpole Carbon of St. Marys for 20 years. He enjoyed motorcycles in his youth and was known for walking through town smoking his pipe.

Elizabeth Edna "Betty" Feidler

July 22, 2014

Elizabeth Edna "Betty" Feidler, 84, a resident of Christ the King Manor in DuBois and formerly of St. Marys and Kersey, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Christ the King Manor after a lengthy illness.
She was born Dec. 3, 1929 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Vincent and Martha Heiberger Rohrbach. In September of 1948, she married Mack Schreiber, who preceded her in death Aug. 19, 1961. In May of 1966, she married Dale Fuhrman, who preceded her in death April 19, 1989. On May 2, 1992, she married Richard J. Feidler Sr., who preceded her in death March 9, 2012.

Joseph “Moon” Asalone

July 22, 2014

Joseph “Moon” Asalone, 85, of Bennetts Valley Highway, Weedville, died Friday, July 18, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.
He was born July 9, 1929 in Caledonia, son of the late Joseph M. and Emma (Bonfardine) Asalone.
On May 29, 1949, he married Catherine Lease in St. Joseph Church. She preceded him in death May 30, 2010.
He retired from Osram-Sylvania in 1991. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving as a Master Sergeant in the 28th Infantry Division. He was a charter member of Valley Legion Post 978 where he served terms as Post Commander.

July 21st

Robert D. Watts

July 21, 2014

Robert D. Watts, 20, of 161 Krise Rd., Kersey, died Sunday, July 20, 2014 following injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
He was born on July 17, 1994, in Palm Beach County, Fla., a son of Robert Watts, who survives, and the late Courtney Ann Kreckel.
Bob was a graduate of SMAHS, Class of 2012. He worked for his grandfather at Dinsmore Welding & Fabricating and liked to ride motorcycles. He also enjoyed baseball, basketball and weightlifting.

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