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January 8th, 2014

Mark R. Marche

January 8, 2014

Mark R. Marche, 41 of 25 Brandy Camp Circle, Ridgway, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at his residence.
He was born Aug. 26, 1972 in Ridgway, son of Theodore “Junior” and Stella Sarnoski Marche Jr. of Brandy Camp, who survive.
Mark was employed in the past at Smith’s Sports Store in St. Marys, Metaldyne in Ridgway, Joy Manufacturing in Franklin and was employed as a welder at Forum Welding in Clearfield at the time of his death.

Mary Hackett Hayes

January 8, 2014

Mary Hackett Hayes, 85, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at her residence within the Marion Center, Garvey Manor in Hollidaysburg, ending a 10-year ordeal with Alzheimer’s. To her very last day, she demonstrated strength, dignity and character, remarked by all who knew and cared for her.
Mary was born Nov. 24, 1928 in Reynoldsville. She spent her childhood in Ridgway and summers in Driftwood. She graduated from Ridgway Centennial High School in 1946 with her future husband.

January 7th

William K. Distler

January 7, 2014

William K. Distler, 82, of Endwell and a former resident of Newark Valley, N.Y. and St. Marys, died peacefully on Jan. 1, 2014.
He was a graduate of St. Marys High School. He was a wounded veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the U.S. Army for 39 months. He was a graduate of Lock Haven Teachers College and received his master's in education from the University of Buffalo.

Gerald E. Geitner

January 7, 2014

Gerald E. Geitner, 59, of 31081 Portland Mills Rd., Ridgway, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at home following a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 7 1954 in St. Marys, son of the late Louis and Theresa DePanfilis Geitner of Ridgway.
He is survived by his wife and best friend, Theresa Zameroski Geitner, whom he married on Feb. 12, 2009.

January 5th

Conrad Leo Reuscher

January 5, 2014

Conrad Leo Reuscher, 73, of 3008 Squab Hollow Rd., Kersey, formerly of 102 South Paul Rd., St. Marys, accepted his Lord and Savior’s invitation to come home on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014.
He was born on February 27, 1940 in St. Marys to the late Benedict and Edna (Lanzel) Reuscher. On August 25, 1962, he married the love of his life, Donna Anderson Reuscher, who survives.

Paul E. Neureiter

January 5, 2014

Paul E. Neureiter, 55 of 191 Skyline Dr., Kersey died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at the DuBois Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
He was born July 7, 1958 in Ridgway, son of the late Norbert E. and Doris J. Ohlin Neureiter.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School class of 1976. He was a former employee of GKN in Kersey. He was a member of the Maria Lutheran Church in Dagus Mines and served as president of the Fox Twp. Fire Dept.

January 2nd

John L. “Jack” Schneider

January 2, 2014

John L. “Jack” Schneider, 84, of 514 Armory Rd., St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at the Elk Regional Health Center after an illness of the past several months.
He was born Dec. 25, 1929 in St. Marys, son of the late Leo and Anna Mertz Schneider. On Sept. 18, 1965 in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Joanne L. Loeffler, who survives.

Carmella R. Caggiano

January 2, 2014

Carmella R. Caggiano, 99, a resident of Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility in Ridgway, died at her residence on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.
Carm was born in Ridgway on Aug. 6, 1914 to Ralph and Theresa Panetta Testa. She attended the Ridgway Public Schools.
She was a lifelong member of St. Leo's Church. On July 12, 1947, she married Sylvester Caggiano who preceded her in death on May 14, 1970. In her early years, she was employed at Stackpole Carbon Company in St. Marys and was a baker at the Bogert Hotel in Ridgway.

Gertrude P. "Dee Dee" Roberts

January 2, 2014

Gertrude P. "Dee Dee" Roberts, 90, of 424 Pattison St., St. Marys, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born on June 17, 1923, in Ridgway, the daughter of Frank and Christine LaSorto Viglione. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Roberts.
She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church in St. Marys. Mrs. Roberts had been employed at the Elliott Co. and the Royal Motel. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo.
She is survived by three sisters-in-law, Grace, Nellie, and Marian Viglione; a brother-in-law, John Lloyd; and by a number of nieces and nephews.

Thomas W. Wittman

January 2, 2014

Thomas W. Wittman, 82, of 1852 Bucktail Rd., St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
He was born June 5, 1931 in St. Marys, a son of the late William and Philomena Knight Wittman.
On Oct. 1, 1955 in St. Marys Church, he married Mary Margaret Wittman, who survives.

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