Archive - 2014 - Obituary
John J. "Jay" Lynch, 48, of Dover Township, died Monday, May 12, 2014 at his residence after a courageous eight-month battle with cancer.
Born Nov. 26, 1965, in York, a son of Patrick E. and Mari-Louise (Papp) Lynch of Dover and Gardners, he was a 1983 graduate of York Catholic. He had worked as a bartender for Shiloh American Legion Post #791 for 17 years, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of Stoneybrook Camp, in Elk County, and Dover Camp, in Perry County.
Kathleen A. Jacobs, 61, 275 West Center St., Johnsonburg, died peacefully Wednesday night, May 14, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family following a brief illness.
She was born Aug. 4, 1952 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Jerome F. "Pat" and Genevieve Quagliani Kastner.
On Sept. 22, 1978, she married Robert E. "Bob" Jacobs in St. Boniface Church, Kersey, and he survives.
She resided in Johnsonburg since her marriage.
She graduated from St. Marys Area High School in 1970 and graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Cosmetology in DuBois.
Monica L. Piccolo, 92, a resident of Elk Haven and formerly of 404 Rightmeyer St., St. Marys, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Elk Haven after a lengthy illness.
She was born Feb. 2, 1922 in St. Marys, daughter of the late A. Thomas and Catherine Kriegel Jacob. On Sept. 28, 1941, she married Joseph F. Piccolo, who preceded her in death on March 31, 2000.
Mrs. Piccolo was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Central Catholic High School. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and a member of the St. Anne's Society.
Oliver Ryan Wilson, infant son of parents Kaylin Wilson and Kenneth Doran of Kersey, died at 3 a.m. on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.
He was born on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 8:40 p.m., at the Magee Womenâ€™s Hospital in Pittsburgh. He weighed 2 pounds, 3 ounces and was 14 inches long. Oliver had been surrounded by his familyâ€™s love for 31 hours. His maternal grandparents are Cole and Sherri Wilson of Kersey. His paternal grandparents are Kenneth Doran, of Waterford, Mich. and Suzie Doran of Bradenton, Fla.
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.