Archive - Obituary
August 23rd, 2012
James S. Hornung, 78, of 109 W. 5th Street of Emporium, died Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 22, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys, with his family by his side following a very long, courageous fight with cancer.
He was born July 16, 1934, in Emporium, a son of the late Simon and Matilda â€śTillieâ€ť Oswald Hornung.
On May 21, 1955, in St. Mark Catholic Church, he married Sandra Regelman Hornung, who survives.
Lars Oskar Troberg, 89, of 645 Sherry Rd., St. Marys, died on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012 at his residence.
He was born Nov. 16, 1922 on the Aland Island in Sweden, son of the late Karl and Augusta Johanna Helin Troberg.
On Jan. 14, 1953, in Helsinki, Finland, he married Beverly JoAnn Hoffman from Delmar, Dela., who survives.
Marshall E. Wilson, 81, of 78 Springbrook Dr., Ridgway, died Thursday morning, Aug. 16, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness. He was born March 9, 1931 in Ridgway, son of the late Benton C. and Margaret B. (Evans) Wilson. He married Maude Helen Salberg on March 17, 1956; she preceded him in death on March 9, 2011.
Agnes Dickant Rafaloski, 88, of Pittsburgh, died Thursday morning, Aug. 16, 2012 in the trauma center at Allegheny General Hospital after battling traumatic injuries sustained in a car accident that occurred four weeks ago.
She is the daughter of the late John and Susan Dickant.
Robert M. Johnson, 85, of 258 Horner Rd., Wilcox, died Wednesday evening, Aug. 15, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a short illness.
He was born April 6, 1927 in Kane, son of the late Irving and Florence Anderson Johnson.
On July 3, 1952 he married Iva Joanne Smith, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 27, 2003.
He resided in Wilcox all his life and attended Wilcox High School. He enlisted in the Navy and was a veteran of WWII, serving at sea as a Teoman 3rd class aboard the USS YMS 133.
and received his GED later in life.
Harriette Ann Pike Elmquist Eozzo, 83, formerly of St Marys, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 in central Pennsylvania, where she had been residing for the past several years.
She was born July 23, 1929 in Kalamazoo Mich., the daughter of the late Frank and Loretta Pike.
Harriette had moved to central Pa. to be closer to her adopted family for her remaining years. She loved the Holy Land and had made eight trips during her lifetime to Israel.
She is survived by one daughter, Linda Pond; and a sister, Lorreta Paolello.
Catherine Franz, of 413 Allenhurst Ave., Ridgway, died peacefully at home on Aug. 13, 2012. She was 83 years old.
The great joy in Cathyâ€™s life was her children, and she was blessed to have four children near her side as she passed into heaven: Chip Franz of Raleigh, N.C., Mark â€śRustyâ€ť Franz of Ridgway, Tammi Rossi, formerly of Ridgway and now residing in Kutztown, and Candi Gross of Sykesville.
Nancy J. Nissel, 75, of 230 Louis St., died on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following an illness of the past several months.
She was born May 6, 1937 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Alfred "Showy" and Frances "Pat" Meyer Gleixner. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1956.
On May 25, 1957 in the St. Mary's Church, she married Ronald C. Nissel who preceded her in death on March 25, 2007.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Church.
Helen M. Cornelio, 89, of Clearwater, Fla., died on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012.
She was born on March 9, 1923 in Fairmont, W. Va., daughter of the late Carmella and Ottavio Cornelio.
Following graduation, she worked at Sylvania for many years. She relocated to Puerto Rico, where she retired from the Navy Exchange and moved to Florida.
She like playing bingo and going to the casino. She loved her cats.
Leo Panighetti, 87, of Cherry Avenue, Weedville, died on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 at home following a lengthy illness.
He was born on April 10, 1925 in Byrnedale son of the late James Vincent and Mary (Rotonda) Panighetti.
He married Ethel I. (Llewellyn) on April 10, 1947. She survives.
He attended Bennetts Valley Schools and lived all his life in Bennetts Valley.