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June 11th, 2012

Sarah Martin Kronenwetter

June 11, 2012

Sarah Martin Kronenwetter, 76, of California, Md., died surrounded by her loving family on June 5, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
Born on August 23, 1935 in Ridgway, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Dorothy Martin.
She was the loving wife of Ted Kronenwetter, whom she married on Aug. 20, 1960 in St. Marys.
Sarah graduated from St. Marys Area High School in 1953 and moved from St. Marys to St. Mary’s County, Md., in November 2008. She worked as a teacher’s aide for 20 years, retiring in 1997.
Sarah loved her family especially her grandchildren.

June 10th

Joseph William Cole

June 10, 2012

Joseph William Cole, 87, Walnut St, DuBois, died at his residence at 10:40 a.m. on June 10, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.
Born Nov. 1, 1924 to Joseph H. Cole and Josephine Willis Cole in Crafton, Pa., he was preceded in death by his three siblings, Samuel H. Cole, Annah M. Doak, and Howard C. Cole. He is survived by his wife, Janet Shenck Cole

Lawrence T. “Larry” McGeehan

June 10, 2012

Lawrence T. “Larry” McGeehan, 60, of Lewis Run, and formerly of Brownsville, died on Friday, June 8, 2012 at his home. 
He was born on Aug. 7, 1951 in Bethlehem, a son of the late John and Elizabeth Durnin McGeehan.
He was a graduate of the St. Marys High School. He received his undergraduate degree and his master’s degree from John Carroll University, University Heights, Ohio and he received his Ph.D. from Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed spending time outdoors; he also loved to spend time in the kitchen and cook.

Robert W. McBurney

June 10, 2012

Robert W. McBurney (aka “Radar” and “Jingles”), 65, of St. Marys died Thursday, May 24, 2012 at the DuBois Nursing Home in DuBois, where he resided for the past two years.
He was born March 8, 1947 in St. Marys, a son of Madeline (Smith) McBurney Huff, who survives, and the late Robert L. McBurney.
He was a 1965 graduate of Johnsonburg Area High School. He attended DeVry University in Chicago, Ill., studying electronics.

June 8th

Marcy M. Hodgdon

June 8, 2012

Marcy M. Hodgdon, 39, of 213 Faries St., Wilcox died on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.
She was born on May 19, 1973 in Ridgway, daughter of Kenneth and Joyce Oertly Finn of Wilcox, who survive. She married William J. Hodgdon on July 20, 2006. He survives.
Mrs. Hodgdon resided in the Wilcox area all of her life. She graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1991. She was Lutheran by faith and was a caring and thoughtful person whose children were the love of her life. She also loved animals, Penn State and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

John W. "Jack" Hanes

June 8, 2012

John W. "Jack" Hanes, 82, of 121 Poplar Rd., St. Marys, died on Thursday, June 7, 2012 following a brief illness.
He was born July 1, 1929 in St. Marys, a son of the late Raphael "Ralph" and Kathryn Samick Hanes. On April 15, 1999, he married Betty Dornich Erich Hanes, who survives.

June 6th

Christian C. Cordero

June 6, 2012

Christian C. Cordero, 23, of 131 Dove Rd., St. Marys, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in State College.
He was born Dec. 23, 1988 in St. Marys, son of Adelardo and Nanette Soriano Cordero, who survive, of St. Marys. He was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from Elk County Catholic High School in 2007. He attended South Hills College in State College. He had also attended Penn College. He was in the diagnostic sonography program in school and was active in basketball, football and the Cavalier basketball program.

Columbia M. Fabiano

June 6, 2012

Columbia M. Fabiano, 93, formerly of 312 Chestnut Ave., Ridgway, died Tuesday evening, June 5, 2012, at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born April 23, 1919, in Daguscahonda, daughter of the late Domenic and Rita (Fiorentino) Dagustine. She married James J. Fabiano on July 29, 1939, he preceded her in death on July 30, 1980. She had resided in Ridgway for most of her life and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Kathleen “Pat” Kneidel Meloni

June 6, 2012

Kathleen “Pat” Kneidel Meloni, 87, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in Erie.
She was born in St. Marys on Dec. 4, 1924, daughter of the late Alfred and Mary Reider Kneidel.
Pat was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church, the Ladies Guild and the New Life group of the church.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Andrew (Robert) of Baltimore, Md., and Karen Meloni (Darrell Kruszewski) of Erie; two sisters, Jean Schatz of St. Marys and Joan Rusciolelli (Frank) of Ridgway; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

June 5th

Alan E. Prechtel

June 5, 2012

Alan E. Prechtel, 52, of 131 Linwood Ave., St. Marys, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born on June 4, 1960 in St. Marys, a son of the late Richard and Ruby Galmish Prechtel.
Alan was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of SMAHS. He was employed at Elcam for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Kersey Eagles. He greatly enjoyed racing and helping his nephew Tommy with his race car. He also enjoyed riding 4-wheelers and spending time with his family. 

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