Archive - Obituary
June 29th, 2014
Matthew J. "Matt" Sprague, 30, of 235 West Center St., Johnsonburg, died Saturday, June 28, 2014 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born Dec. 29, 1983, son of Lawrence "Larry" Sprague and Peggy Dickinson Sprague.
He graduated from Johnsonburg Area High High School in 2003 and resided in Johnsonburg all his life. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Central Hose Company, and was an avid Cinch player. He was a Walmart associate for 10 years.
Arthur Salvadore Aiello, 87 of 90 Forrest St., Ridgway, died peacefully surrounded by family Thursday, June 26, 2014 at his home.
He was born Dec. 27, 1926 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Gennaro and Frances (Chirillo) Aiello.
He was born and raised in "the flats" of Johnsonburg along with his many brothers and sisters. He married Betty "Pete" Johnson in 1950 and enjoyed 64 years of marriage.
Eric R. Long, 44, of Denver, Colo., and a former resident of St. Marys, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at his residence.
He was born March 4, 1970 in St. Marys, son of the late Georgia Erich Long, who died May 22, 2008 and George R. Long, who survives of St. Marys. He was a 1988 graduate of St. Marys Area High School and a 1992 graduate of Penn State University. He was currently employed as a systems engineer.
Eric enjoyed hiking, camping, traveling, hunting, and anything outdoors.
Catherine E. Urey, 64, of 201 Elk Ave., Johnsonburg, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
She was born on July 11, 1949, a daughter of the late Charles Miller and Violet Rex Mowrey.
Cathy was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, class of 1968. She worked at Metaldyne for many years and also drove school bus for a number of years. She liked to hunt and she greatly enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.
Donald R. Williams, 71, of St. Marys, died with his family by his side at Hershey Medical Center, on Tuesday afternoon, June 24, 2014.
He was born Oct. 9, 1942 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Bob and Dorothy Williams.
On April 17, 1978 in St. Marys, he married Elizabeth "Betty" Catalone Williams, who survives.
Don graduated from Upper St. Clair High School and served with the National Guard. He worked in the construction business throughout the area for many years. He was a promoter of Slovenian style polka music and was the host of The Don Williams Polka Review for more than 30 years.
John William Rickard, 78, of 391 Toby Rd., Kersey, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at his home after a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 7, 1936 in Fallen Timber, son of the late David John and Dorothy Black Rickard.
He attended Coalport schools and had been a resident of the area since 1970. He had worked as a coal miner, helped in the construction of the Kinzua Dam, and retired from Powdered Metal Products after 36 years of service.
In April 1962, he married Charlotte Lipsey, who preceded him in death on March 4, 1999.
Margie E. Liptak, 93, died Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Conemaugh Hospital in Johnstown after a lengthy illness.
She was bornÂ in Walston, Jefferson County on March 16, 1921 to Steve and Anna (Fairman) Farcus.
Upon graduating from Saints Cosmas and Damian High School in Punxsutawney, Margie worked in the grocery business eventually becoming manager of stores in Punxsutawney and St. Marys. Later she joined Pure Carbon in St. Marys where she worked until retirement in 1991.
Frances Ann â€śPamâ€ť Yeager, 85, of 155 Russ Lane, St. Marys, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Penn Highlands Elk.
She was born Sept. 7, 1928 in Kersey, daughter of the late Francis and Veronica Steinlehner Pontzer. On Sept. 20, 1952 in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Gilbert F. â€śGibâ€ť Yeager, who preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 2013.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Public High School. She was a retired employee of the former Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital, retiring in 1989.
Thomas L. Pauline, 71, of 98 Mark Lane, Kersey, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the UPMC Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born Oct. 17, 1942 in St. Marys, son of the late Leon and Marie McDaniels Pauline. On May 13, 1967, in the St. Joseph's Church in Force, he married Pamela M. Benigni, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1961. He was a retired employee of SGL, retiring in 2011 after 40 years of service.
Margaret N. Azzato, 89, of Weedville, died Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys.
She was born June 25, 1924, in Weedville, the daughter of the late John and Louise (Crocco) Azzato.
She was a graduate of Weedville High School. She worked 45 years at Stackpole Carbon and was also a poll worker during the primary and general elections in Weedville.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Force and the American Legion Auxiliary in Weedville.
She is survived by one sister, Mary Azzato; one brother, Frank Azzato of Weedville; andÂ several nieces and nephews.