Archive - Obituary
November 25th, 2014
Gloria D. Gasbarre, 85, of West Long Avenue, DuBois, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 at Christ the King Manor.
Born Dec. 11, 1928 in Lackawanna, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Leona Ellinger.
On April 17, 1948 in Ridgway, she married George P. Gasbarre Sr. He preceded her in death Jan. 29, 2008.
Prior to moving to DuBois in 1970, she and her husband lived in St. Louis, Mo.
She was a homemaker and had previously worked alongside her husband during the founding years of Gasbarre Products.
Benjamin Gregori, 82, of Peach Street, Weedville, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at Mt. Laurel Nursing Home after a short illness.
He was born June 22, 1932 in Cardiff, son of the late Martin and Theresa (Zambanini) Gregori.
He worked in local coal mines in his younger years and later, Speer Carbon, Corbett Cabinets and Jay Township Municipal Authority.
He was a member of St. Joseph Church, Sinnemahoning Sportsmenâ€™s Club and enjoyed hunting.
He lived all his life in Bennetts Valley.
Orville Kenneth Meeks, 75, of 85 Paddocks Dr., Ridgway, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 12, 1939 in Marlinton, W. Va., son of the late Calvin and Mary (Delhunty) Meeks.
He married Marvina Ann Waugh on Oct. 15, 1960.
He had resided in Ridgway for the last 40 years, and he a was a former Marlinton, W.Va. resident.
He was a graduate of the Greenbank High School in Greenbank, W.Va.
Orville was Methodist by faith, and he had been employed by Elcam, Inc. as a machinist for 12 years.
Theresa McFall, 49, of 759 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at UPMC Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness.
She was born Aug. 12, 1965, a daughter of the late James Dornish and Helen Samick Dornish Beck Fredrickson, who survives, of St. Marys.
Theresa was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of the Elk Baptist Church. She had worked as a care nurse for many years and also had her own cleaning business. She was a fun loving person who enjoyed being with her family and friends, and who lived life to the fullest.
William J. Folmar, 78 of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Karthaus, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.
He was born Oct. 30, 1936 in Clearfield, son of the late Irvin and Elsie Folmar. Bill proudly served his country in the United States Air Force as a flight engineer retiring with a rank of Master Sargent. After his retirement from the Air Force in 1974, he then worked in the Karthaus post office, retiring in 1997 as the postmaster.
Earl Dennis Crosby, 78, of Pine, Ariz., and formerly of St. Marys, died in the early morning of Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 in Payson Regional Medical Center in Arizona after recurring health complications caused his heart to stop.
Dennis, as he was known to his friends, moved to Pine, Ariz. two and half years ago with his sister from Colorado. He was born July 6, 1936 in Warren and lived in St. Marys where he went to school at Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary School and Central Catholic High School. After graduation, his family moved to North Olmsted (Cleveland), Ohio.
John H. Clark, 60, of 105 Darr St., St. Marys, died peacefully at his home Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.
He was born Jan. 30, 1954, a son of the late Robert and Margaret McDonald Clark.
John was a graduate of Ridgway Area High School, Class of 1972, and a veteran of the U.S. Army having served from 1974-1976. He was a member of the CMF and had been employed at St. Marys Carbon Company for more than 40 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Joseph Bleggi, 76, of Grapevine, Texas, formerly of Weedville, had returned to the valley last week, his home place, to attend the funeral of his nephew, when he died unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Penfield.
He was born May 24, 1938 in Weedville, son of the late Albino and Gisella â€śHazelâ€ť (Michelini) Bleggi. He first married Judy (Carpin) Bleggi who preceded him in death in 1988. He later married Linn (Wilson) Bleggi who survives and lives in Texas.
Dorothy M. "Patty" Kronenwetter, 90, of 463 Maple St., St. Marys, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born May 22, 1924, a daughter of the late Herbert and Anna Kronenwetter Lion.
On July 19, 1950Â in St. Marys, she married Cyril Kronenwetter, who preceded her in death in 1979.
Margaret â€śPeggyâ€ť Riley Abplanalp, 88, of Bridge Street Johnsonburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, surrounded by all three of her children at the home of her daughter, Mary Costanzo, in Ridgway.
She was born June 18, 1926 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Leon and Eleanor Donnelly Riley.
She attended Holy Rosary School, Johnsonburg High School Class of 1944, and St. Johns (Pittsburgh) Nursing Program.
Peggy was married to Lester â€śTappyâ€ť Abplanalp on Dec. 27, 1952; he preceded her in death Sept. 22, 1960.