Archive - Obituary
June 13th, 2012
Ben A. Keller, 94, of 356 S. Mountain Rd., Emporium, and formerly of Kirksville, Mo., died peacefully on Tuesday afternoon, June 12, 2012, in St. Marys in the company of his family.
He was born Feb. 2, 1918, the son of U.S. Grant and Effie J. (Burns) Keller.
Robert (Bob) Alan Cheatle, 67, died on Tuesday, June 5, 2012.
He was born in St. Marys on April 3, 1945, son of the late Vernon Jerome Cheatle and Ann Matilda (Young) Cheatle.
Hilda J. Gasbarre, 81, of 121 Polk Ave., Ridgway, died early Monday morning, June 11, 2012, at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born June 24, 1930, in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Walter J. and Grace (Meise) Winters. She married Gene L. Gasbarre on Dec. 28, 1950; he survives. She had resided in Ridgway for the last 65 years and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church.
Hilda enjoyed playing bingo and watching Pittsburgh sports. She had been employed at Quality Components for 30 years.
James P. Raybuck, 82, of 428 Smith St., Ridgway, died Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born Jan. 21, 1930, in Ridgway, the son of Clair and Elbirta Penfield Raybuck.
On Nov. 29, 1958, in Brookville, he married Lena Dunn, who survives.
Mr. Raybuck had resided most of his life in Ridgway. He was Methodist by faith. He was a member of the American Legion and the Ridgway Elks. He had been employed as a train conductor with the Pennsy Railroad.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Patricia A. Rees Covel, 80, of Pinecrest Manor, died Saturday, June 9, 2012, at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born Aug. 5, 1931 in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Paul and Cecilia Scherer Rees.
On Aug. 6, 1960, she married Harry N. Covel; he survives.
Mrs. Covel was a lifelong Ridgway resident. She was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church and the Good Samaritan Society. She was a graduate of St. Leoâ€™s School. She had been employed at United Natural Gas until 1960.
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. Maryâ€™s County, Md., in November 2008. She worked as a teacherâ€™s aide for 20 years, retiring in 1997.
Sarah loved her family especially her grandchildren.
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. â€śLarryâ€ť McGeehan, 60, of Lewis Run, and formerly of Brownsville, died on Friday, June 8, 2012 at his home.Â
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.Â He received his undergraduate degree and his masterâ€™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 (aka â€śRadarâ€ť and â€śJinglesâ€ť), 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.Â He attended DeVry University in Chicago, Ill., studying electronics.
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.