Archive - Obituary
September 7th, 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 â€śBudgeâ€ť M. Werner Leopold, 89, who greeted everyone with â€śPraise the Lordâ€ť 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.
Dick Prout died at his brother Jack and sister-in-law DiAnnâ€™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, 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 Royâ€™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.
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, 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, 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. Â
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.
Frank L. Etaliano, 67, of Wehler Road, St. Marys, died unexpectedly early Monday morning, Sept. 3, 2012 at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie .
He was born on Sept. 18, 1944 in Warren, son of the late Guiseppe and Gladys Ewings Etaliano. On April 5, 1967, in Ellicottville, Md., he married Cheryl A. Snyder, who survives.
He was a graduate of Sheffield High School, Class of 1962, and had resided in St. Marys since 1966. He was employed as an electrician at the Stackpole Corp. for 25 years and was employed at Carbon Graphite for six years and was last employed at Eastern Sintered.
Linda A. Gies, 65, of 1271 S. Michael Rd., St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness.
She was born April 17, 1947 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Raymond and Bertha Wehler Schneider.
On Nov. 18, 1967 in Queen of the World Church, she married Robert Gies, who survives.
David L. â€śKeppyâ€ť Kephart, 68, of 139 Lynch Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was born Oct. 7, 1943 in Clearfield, son of the late Robert D. and Mary Vena Landsberry Kephart.
On Sept. 23, 1995 in St. Marys, he married Patricia A. Breindel, who survives.