Archive - Obituary
September 30th, 2012
Pauline K. Gebauer, 82, of Elk Towers,185 Center St., St. Marys, and formerly of 430 W. 6th St., Emporium, died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys, on Friday evening, Sept. 28, 2012.
She was born Jan. 8, 1930 in DuBois, a daughter of the late Rudolph and Anna Kassawara.
On Oct. 18, 1958 in St. Mark Catholic Church, she married the late Gerhard Gebauer.
Helene M. Baumer, 96, of 147 Queens Rd., St. Marys, died on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born June 21, 1916 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Michael and Esther Haberberger Baumer.
She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1934.Â She was a member of Queen of the World Church.Â
She lived in New York City for 52 years and worked as a registered nurse.Â She moved back to St. Marys in 1992.
She is survived by a sister, Alice Fleming of St. Marys; and by several nieces and nephews.
James R. "Jim" Logue Jr., 76, of DuBois, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born March 9, 1936, in Brockway, son of the late James R. Sr. and Olevia (Kopp) Logue.
On Jan. 2, 1960, he married Rita M. (Perry) Logue, who survives.
Jim was a graduate of Brockway High School and a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church in DuBois.
He was the retired former owner of Logueâs Insurance Agency in Brockway. He also did sign painting, piano tuning and had a nightclub band for many years called "The Sounds of Music."
Michael H. Way, 67, of Mountain Laurel Nursing Home and formerly of St. Marys, died on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at Clearï¬eld Hospital.
He was born Jan. 3, 1945 in Janesville, Wis., a son of the late Thomas H. and Ruth Savage Way.
He was married to the late Judy Way.
Mike was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, where he also played on the football team as the quarterback and then received a full scholarship to Miami University. He served in the U.S. Army as a military policeman and was honorably discharged in 1968.Â
Ina F. "Babe" Stonik, 91, of Christ the King Manor in DuBois and formerly of Medix Run, died peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 at Christ the King Manor.
She was born Jan. 24, 1921 in Medix Run, daughter of the late Gustave and Elva (Higgins) Snyder. She married Bernard John Stonik on March 15, 1941. He died on Nov. 4, 2004.
Ina lived most of her life in Medix Run, Nelson's Golden Years and Christ the King Manor. She was a homemaker, loving mother, artist and early environmentalist. She enjoyed reading, was a great cat lover and was a lifetime member of the Society of Henry Wolcott.
William (Gussie) Gusmerotti, 63, of Ridgway, died Friday night, September 21, 2012 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
William was born Feb. 17, 1949 in DuBois, the son of the late Isaac and Maria (Bleggi) Gusmerotti. Â
William worked at Weyerhaeuser in Ridgway and Keystone Carbon in St. Marys.Â He also was employed many years at Ridgway Dry Cleaner. He was an active member of the Ridgway Moose Club. Â
David Ponist, 76, of 947 Hickory Rd., St. Marys, died at his home on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 surrounded by his loving family following a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Feb. 15, 1936 in Coalport, a son of the late Joseph and Frances Smoko Ponist.
On July 2, 1966, in Queen of the World Church, he married Patricia Lecker Ponist, who survives.
Alice M. Johnson, 83, of 300 Russ Lane, St. Marys, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 at her residence after a lengthy illness.
She was born Aug. 31, 1929, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Lawrence and Rose Fritz Lechner.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School.
On Feb. 18, 1950, in the St. Mary's Church, she married Clifford W. "Skip" Johnson, who survives.
Alice was a member of the St. Mary's Church. She was a housewife who took pride in keeping an impeccable home for her family.
Emma Scarano Hau, 89, of 603 North West St., Coudersport, died Saturday night, Sept. 22, 2012 at her residence following a brief illness.
She was born Aug. 25, 1923, in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Vincent and Josephine Cerro Scarano.
On July 10, 1953 in Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg, she married William J. Hau, who preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 2007.
Formerly of Johnsonburg, she resided in Coudersport for the past three years. She graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1941, graduated from Villa Maria College in Erie, and attended Temple University in Philadelphia.
Virginia A. Galdini, 50, of 213 Old Kane Rd., Wilcox, died Thursday morning, Sept. 20, 2012 at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 13, 1961 in Kane, daughter of the late Richard and Shirley Polinski Disque. She married Reynold "Reno" Galdini on Sept. 11, 1982 in the Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg; he survives.