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September 9th, 2012

Robert D. Neal

September 9, 2012

Robert D. Neal, 70, of 185 Plum Rd., St. Marys, died peacefully early Saturday morning, Sept. 8, 2012 at the home of his daughter surrounded by his family.
He was born March 14, 1942 in Big Run, son of the late Wilbur and Edna Lyle Neal. He attended Big Run schools and had been a resident of St. Marys since 2008. He was a retired electrician.
On June 8, 1963, he married his first wife, Gail Stark Weather, who preceded him in death on March 31, 1973. On Feb. 15, 1975, he married his second wife, Cynthia Duke, who also preceded him in death on April 8, 2012.

George Stephen McClure

September 9, 2012

George Stephen McClure, 61, of Juniata Street extension, DuBois, died Friday, September 7, 2012 as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Brady Township, Clearfield County.
Born on Nov. 7, 1950 in DuBois, he was the son of the late George H. & Charlotte L. (Youman) McClure.
On May 15, 1982, he married Tara (McIntosh) McClure. She survives.
He was the owner of Glass Unlimited in DuBois and St. Marys.

Leander A. (“Lee”) Hoffman

September 9, 2012

Leander Anthony “Lee” Hoffman, 89, of 107 Beech Rd., St. Marys, PA, passed away September 7, 2012, at home after a brief illness. He was born January 18, 1923, in St. Marys, son of the late Anthony C. and Marie Sporner Hoffman.
On June 26, 1948, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Betty Jane Hoffman who passed away on June 11, 2011, just weeks shy of their 63rd wedding anniversary.
Lee was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Parochial School.

September 7th

Frederic B. Oknefski

September 7, 2012

Frederic B. Oknefski, 87, of Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 at the Lutheran Home at Kane following a lengthy illness.
He was born March 3, 1925 in Ridgway, son of the late Benjamin C. and Minnie (Pearson) Oknefski.
On Dec. 6, 1947, he married Mary E. Hoffman, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of Ridgway and a 1943 graduate of the Ridgway High School.

Virginia "Budge" M. Werner Leopold

September 7, 2012

Virginia “Budge” M. Werner Leopold, 89, who greeted everyone with “Praise the Lord” and a hug, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at Florida Hospital Orlando, Orlando Fla., after a brief illness. She was born in St. Marys on May 1, 1923, a daughter of the late Arthur A. and Edith Mary Kaul Werner.

September 4th

Dick Prout

September 4, 2012

Dick Prout died at his brother Jack and sister-in-law DiAnn’s home outside Buffalo, New York on Sept. 2, 2012. Dick is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 69 years, Ethel Stewart Prout. Dick was the father of Larry Prout (Jean) and Lee Prout (Linda); and grandfather of Brian Prout, Lisa Prout Williams (Kyle), Jennifer Prout and the late Jeffrey Prout. He was the older brother of the late Gordon Prout (late Darleen), Carol Mesler (late Fredrick), and Jack Prout (DiAnn).

Martha E. Frank

September 4, 2012

Martha E. Frank, 86, formerly of Austin, Pa., died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport.
Born on Oct. 9, 1925 in Brockway, she was the daughter of James and Effie Fuhs Whelan. On Nov. 23, 1945 in Brockway, she married Vincent J. Frank, who died on April 8, 2003.
Mrs. Frank graduated from high school in Brockway. She was a longtime resident of Austin and worked for many years at Roy’s General Store. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, where she served as a Eucharistic minister. She had a strong faith and was loved by all who knew her.

September 3rd

Amelia E. "Melie" Wehler

September 3, 2012

Amelia E. "Melie" Wehler, 87, of 1045 LeMans Rd., St. Marys, died on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 23, 1924 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Joseph and Amelia Werneth Wehler.

Charles William "Bill" Reed

September 3, 2012

Charles William "Bill" Reed, 95, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 at the Rouse Home of Warren County where he had resided the past nine months.
He was born in Ridgway on July 24, 1917 to the late Ruth Dickey and Rollin Amos Reed.
On June 12, 1948, he married Ruth Anna Eckert, who preceded him in death on Aug. 16, 2006.

Kathleen E. Ginther

September 3, 2012

Kathleen E. Ginther, 60, of 1785 Bucktail Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Kathleen E. Ginther will be celebrated today at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Center St., St. Marys, with Fr. Eric Vogt, OSB, as celebrant.  
Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Nurses Hospice, Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857.

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