Archive - Obituary
July 27th, 2011
Lawrence F. Serafini, 67, of 101 N. Mill St., Ridgway, died Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born February 20, 1944, in Ridgway, the son of the late Benny and Mary Cantafio Serafini Sr.
He had lived most of his life in Ridgway. Larry enjoyed bowling. He had been employed at Clarion Sintered Metals for 40 years, retiring in 2006.
Helen A. Krug, 86, of 288 Ford Rd., St. Marys, died Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor after a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 9, 1924 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Michael and Helena Bizjak Ausserer.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of St. Marys High School.
For 25 years, she worked at Powdered Metal Products, retiring in 1988. She was a member of Queen of the World Church. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and sewing and being with her family.
Andrew T. â€śTimâ€ť Bolden, 48, of 304 Maurus Street, St. Marys, died Monday, July 25, 2011 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital after an illness of the past several years.
He was born December 12, 1962 in Cumberland, Md., son of the late Donald P. Bolden Sr., who died in 1989, and Sara (Sally) Murphy Bolden, who survives, of St. Marys.
On September 17, 1983, in St. Boniface Church, Kersey, he married Ann M. Schneider, who survives.
Eugene W. Sweeney, 90, died Monday, July 11, 2011 after a short illness.
He was born February 20, 1921 to the late Thomas W. and Jane Pick Sweeney in Johnsonburg and attended local schools there.
On February 5, 1946, he married Georgia E. Smith of St. Marys in the St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Marinell L. Rhines, 63, of 120 W. Oilwell Street, St. Marys, died at her home on Sunday, July 24, 2011 following an unexpected illness.Â
She was born January 10, 1948 in Ridgway, a daughter of the late Richard M. Rhines and Laura Pearl Rhines Gulnac.
Marinell graduated from Ridgway Area High School.Â She was a member of First United Methodist Church, where she was
actively involved and enjoyed spending time.Â She retired from Osram Sylvania after more than 36 years of service.Â She also enjoyed crafts and spending time with her friends.
Joseph A. Wickett, 80, of 293 State Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born on Nov. 6, 1930, in St. Marys, son of the late Joseph W. and Veronica Englehardt Wickett.
On April 14, 1956, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Rosemary Klein, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1948. He was a retired employee of National Fuel, retiring in 1989 after 38 years of service.
Shirley A. Fabino, 79, of 155 1/2 Parade St., St. Marys, died Sunday, July 24, 2011, at the home of her daughter Shelley Dush of Washington Street, St. Marys, after a brief illness.
She was born Oct. 7, 1931, in Kane, daughter of the late Hilding and Ruth Sayers Anderson. On Sept. 24, 1948, in Ridgway, she married Archie J. Fabino, who preceded her in death on Jan. 14,1978.
Mary Lee Bloom, 55, of 4 Gillouly Ave., Ridgway, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born April 28, 1956, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Robert H. and Loretta Hallinen Nussbaum. In 1975, in Johnsonburg she married Hubert J. Bloom Jr., who survives.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1974. She was employed as an LPN at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys and Ridgway.
Charles â€śBernardâ€ť Moore, 90, of Caledonia Pike, Caledonia, died Friday, July 22, 2011, at home after a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 14, 1920 in Weedville, son of the late Charles Otto and Effie May (Gardner) Moore. On March 4, 1946, he married Vendla Wilhelmina (Anderson), who preceded him in death on July 27, 1983. Â
He was a graduate of Weedville High School, Class of 1939. He was born and raised in Elk County, and lived outside Niagara Falls, N.Y. until he came to Bennetts Valley in 1984.
Gertrude M. Brechtel, 87, a resident of the Lutheran Home in Kane and formerly of St. Marys and Wilcox, died Sunday, July 24, 2011, at the Lutheran Home after a lengthy illness.
She was born Jan. 30, 1924, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Leo and Margaret Breindel Rettger. Her first husband, Bernard Bartasavich, preceded her in death. In 1968, she married Arthur Brechtel, who preceded her in death in 1977.