Archive - Obituary
November 21st, 2011
Michael W. Manno Jr., 86, of 325 Willow Street, Johnsonburg, died Monday evening, Nov. 21 at the Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 4, 1925 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Michael W. and Margaret Knopic Manno. He married the former Sophie A. Czekai in December of 1957 in St. Joseph Church, Mt. Jewett. She preceded him in death on March 15, 2010.
Donald D. Truesdale Sr., 91, of Shawmut Road, Brockport, died on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 at the Jefferson Manor in Brookville.
He was born on Aug. 2, 1920 in Brockway, the son of the late Lewis and Mary Muir Truesdale.
On May 7, 1947 in Brockway, he married Marie Moberg, who survives.
He honorably served his country during WWII as a Tail Gunner in the U.S. Air Force. He also served in the 405th Bombardment Squadron of the 38th Bombardment Group.
Jerome T. "Jump" Hasselman, 77, of 122 Laurel Lane, Kersey, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 at his residence.
He was born Dec. 29, 1933, in St. Marys, son of the late George and Anna Woelfel Hasselman.
On June 2, 1956, in the St. Mark Church in Emporium, he married Mary C. Brennan, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1951. He was the owner of the former Weigh Scale Bar in St. Marys and the Wayside Inn in Kersey and retired as an insurance inspector for MIB of Harrisburg.
A Memorial Mass for Edith J. Bogacki will be held in St. Leoâ€™s Catholic Church on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 at 11 a.m. Officiating will be Fr. Brian Vossler, pastor. Interment will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens.
There will be no visitation. Funeral arrangements, are under the direction of the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to St. Leoâ€™s School, 17 Depot St., Ridgway, PA 15853.
Richard H. â€śDickâ€ť Kugler, 71, of Tannery Drive, Penfield, died suddenly, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born Dec. 29, 1939 in St. Marys, son of the late Marinus and Sue (Dubanski) Kugler.
In 1976, he married Gladys Levanduski of Penfield, who survives.
Richard L. Polesky, 81, 797 Dill Hill Rd., Johnsonburg, died early Thursday morning, Nov. 17, 2011, at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie following a lengthy illness.
He was born on Nov. 25, 1929 in Elizabeth, N.J., son of Michael and Rose Fragale Poleski.
On Aug. 20, 1955 in Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg, he married Norma R. Shannon, who preceded him in death on Sept. 2, 2005.
Formerly of New Jersey, he resided in Johnsonburg since 1973.
A memorial service for Kenneth W. Parks, 97, who died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, will be conducted on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 10:30 a.m. at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg. There will be a James W. Brown Lodge #675 F&AM service and military honors accorded by the Johnsonburg-Wilcox Servicemen's Detail following the memorial service.
It was mistakenly reported in another publication that the service had taken place on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Richard Thomas Sorg, 58, of 221 Beacon Road, St. Marys, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 at the Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born Nov. 5, 1953 in St. Marys, son of the late Thomas B. Sorg and Geraldine Rupprecht Sorg, who survives, of St. Marys. On Feb. 12, 1977, in the Queen of the World Church, he married Tina Mertz, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1971. For 32 years, he was employed by Lewis and Hockenberry. He also owned Richard T. Sorg Logging for 32 years.
Edith J. Bogacki, 97, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 17, 1913, in Rossiter, the daughter of the late Charles and Assunta Nichademas Glasso. On Aug. 27, 1935, she married John J. Bogacki, who predeceased her on March 13, 1989.
Elizabeth Lee "Betty" Barry, 95, formerly of Ridgway, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 in Farmville, Va.Â
She was born in Parsons, W.V., the daughter of the late Carl and Sara Duncan Jarvis.Â She married the late Charles Raymond Barry. Betty loved animals, especially cats, working in her garden and working outside.Â She enjoyed a simple life.Â Betty thrived on always giving her time to others and never asked anything in return.Â