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Richard P. "Dick" Kronenwetter

July 31, 2014

Richard P. "Dick" Kronenwetter, 82, of 140 Bennett Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Penn Highlands Elk.
He was born June 13, 1932, in St. Marys, son of the late Herman and Delores Fritz Kronenwetter.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1950. He was a former employee of the Stackpole Carbon Co., Gasbarre Products in Dubois, and GKN in Emporium. He retired from Fairview Sintered in 1996. He was last employed by Walmart.
On June 25, 1955, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Sandra Donahey and she survives.

July 30th

Michael S. Taylor

July 30, 2014

Michael S. Taylor, 63, of 135 Houston Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at his residence.
He was born June 16, 1951 in St. Marys, son of the late Kenneth R. Taylor and Anna Kematick Taylor, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1969. He was employed by GKN Fairview.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his niece, Mollie Taylor.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother, Glenn R. Taylor of St. Marys, and by a nephew and several nieces.

Dorothy U. Spangler

July 30, 2014

Dorothy U. Spangler, 75, of 467 Main St., Kersey, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
She was born Nov. 6, 1938, a daughter of the late Gabriel Uljon and Mary Kordon Uljon Kofler.
On Sept. 27, 1957 in St. Mary's Church, she married Robert Spangler, who survives.

Pasquale (Pat) Scutella Jr.

July 30, 2014

Pasquale (Pat) Scutella Jr., 89, of 524 Cherry Ave., Ridgway, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at Pinecrest Manor following an illness of the past several months.
He was born June 30, 1925, in Calabria, Italy, the son of Pasquale and Maria Caminiti Scutella.
On May 10, 1947, he married Rose Migliazzo at St. Callistus Church in Kane, and she survives.

July 29th

David M. Terwilliger

July 29, 2014

David M. Terwilliger, 38, of 450 Chestnut St., St. Marys, died Monday evening, July 28, 2014 in Kersey following injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident.
He was born on Feb. 11, 1976, a son of Harold Terwilliger, who survives, and the late Phyllis Nichols Terwilliger who preceded him in death on Dec. 27, 2011.
On March 27, 1999 in St. Marys, he married Rebecca Donachy Terwilliger, who survives.

Jax Ethan Stone

July 29, 2014

Jax Ethan Stone, 9, of Erie, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Erie on Nov. 11, 2004, a son of Sean Stone and his wife Lisa and Tara Braendel Durian and her husband Steve.
Jax attended Tracy Elementary School. He was selfless, brave, courageous and always helped and cared for others. He enjoyed video games and loved the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and deck hockey.

July 28th

Sara Jane Beimel

July 28, 2014

Sara Jane Beimel, 70, of 686 Shelvey Summit Rd., Kersey, died on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at her residence after an illness of the past year.
She was born Dec. 25, 1943, in Ridgway, daughter of the late Kathryn Thomas.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1961. She worked for many years as a beautician at her shop and also served as secretary of Jireh Lanes in Kersey, which her family owns.
On Sept. 1, 1962, in the St. Boniface Church, she married Harold C. Beimel, who survives.

Ardis M. Lunder

July 28, 2014

Ardis M. Lunder, 83, of Oknefski Road, Ridgway, died Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Penn Highland Elk.
She was born Dec. 23, 1930, in Ridgway, daughter of George W. and Melva E. Kelly Oknefski.
She married Leo W. Lunder, he predeceased her on March 30, 1981.
She had resided in Ridgway all of her life. She was a graduate of Ridgway Area High School, Class of 1948. Ardis enjoyed dancing, baking, sewing and gardening.

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.

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