Archive - Obituary
Thomas H. Hnath, 84, formerly of 121 West Oilwell Street, St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at Pinecrest Manor following a series of illnesses of the past few months.
He was born on Nov. 24, 1929 in St. Marys, a son of the late Joseph and Mary Bures Hnath.
On Jan. 15, 1950 in St. Mary's Church, he married the late Grace M. Hnath, who preceded him in death on Nov. 28, 2009.
Timothy J. Laird, 57, of 610 South Michael Rd., St. Marys, died on Monday evening, Dec. 9, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness.
He was born July 25, 1956 in St. Marys, a son of Anna Ausserer Laird of St. Marys and the late Robert T. Laird, who preceded him in death in 2003.
Randall N. "Randy" Bauer, 41, recently of Greenville, S.C., and formerly of St. Marys, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 following a short illness.
He was born Jan. 7, 1972 in St. Marys, a son of Dennis N. and Joyce Nekuza Bauer, of St. Marys.
Clair G. Dippold, 80, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, St. Marys, and formerly of Schissle Street, died early Friday morning, Dec. 6, 2013, at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 7, 1933 in St. Marys, son of the late Joseph and Josephine Kraft Dippold. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools. He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company.
Mr. Dippold was a member of the St. Maryâ€™s Church. He was a very religious person to his faith.
Wallace J. "Rocky" Smith, 76, of 134 Penn Rd., St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
He was born February 17, 1937 in St. Marys, a son of the late Elwood and Margaret Engert Smith.
On May 21, 1960 in St. Boniface Church, he married Diana Carrara Smith, who survives.
Mary Ann (Parana) Kreckel, 94, of 1044 Windfall Rd., died at the family homestead on Monday afternoon, Dec. 2, 2013.
She was born on Jan. 17, 1919 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Gluck Parana.
On Sept. 4, 1944 in Holy Rosary Church, she married Lavern Kreckel Sr., who preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 1965.
Ruth "Tootsie" Nero, 78, of 1598 Rosely Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie following a brief illness.Â
She was born on April 28, 1935 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late John A. and Gertrude A. Wendel Dippold.Â
Patrick W. Moriarty, 77, of 939 Fern Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.
He was born Dec. 23, 1935 in St. Marys, a son of the late John Irish and Martha Haberberger Moriarty.
On April 25, 1959 in Sacred Heart Church, he married the late Marlene T. Taylor Moriarty, who preceded him in death on March 30, 2004.
Joseph L. "Jagg" VonArx, 55, of 1590 Burning Well Rd., Wilcox, died Saturday afternoon, Nov. 30, 2013 at Kane Community Hospital in Kane.
He was born Nov. 26, 1958 in Kane, son of the late Keith VonArx and Patricia Machowiak VonArx Feronti.
He resided in Wilcox most of his life, and was formerly of St. Marys and Thermopolis, Wyo. He was a member of Wilcox Sportsmen's Club, Wilcox Legion, and had been employed by Redmond's Redi-Mix for 10 years, ECI Construction for many years, and had also worked for drilling companies in Wyoming for many years.
Willis G. Smith, 85, of 1678 Bucktail Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 at the Pinecrest Manor after a lengthy illness.
He was born April 30, 1928, in St. Marys, son of the late Joseph E. and Dorothy M. Gleixner Smith.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School. He was a retired supervisor at Sylvania for many years.
On Nov. 18, 1952, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Grace A. Taylor, who preceded him in death on June 23, 2001.