Archive - Obituary
March 2nd, 2012
Victor J. "Yitter" Zawatski, 93, of Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys and formerly of Johnsonburg, died Thursday afternoon, March 1, 2012 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie following a short illness.
He was born Oct. 2, 1918 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Vincent and Leokadja Walczak Zawatski.
He married Gertrude Ann Votano on Aug. 2, 1942 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 8, 2002.
Colleen G. Kalambukas of Buffalo, N.Y., died on Friday, March 2, 2012 in the arms of her son.
She was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and raised in Clearfield, daughter of the late Mark and Anna Goumas.
She married Andrew Kalambukas of St. Marys, who survives.
Having moved from St. Marys to Pittsburgh and then the last 22 years in Buffalo, NY., she and her family have their fondest memories of their life together in St. Marys. Colleen was a volunteer for many organizations and helped those in need anonymously throughout her life. She was a beloved wife and most loving mother.
Ronald Guilyard, 65, of St. Marys, died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh after a short illness.
He was born Jan. 16, 1947, in DuBois, son of the late Gene Sr. and Eloise (Enty) Guilyard. On Sept. 19, 1970, he married Bonita (Jeter) Guilyard of St. Marys.
Caroline M. McClain, 89, of 229 Grandview Rd., St. Marys, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 at the Pinecrest Manor after a brief illness. She was born Sept. 14, 1922, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Bernard and Caroline Erich Wright.
On Jan. 13, 1940, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Jay P. McClain, who preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 1994.
Mrs. McClain was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Sacred Heart School. She was a member of Queen of the World Church and enjoyed life, her family, and especially her grandchildren.
Shirley L. McMillen, 69, Brookville, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at McKinley Health Center in Brookville.
She was born Jan. 2, 1943, in Falls Creek, a daughter of the late William David and Mary C. Barnett Stauffer.
Ms. McMillen attended Reynoldsville High School. She was formerly married to William Dale McMillen, who preceded her in death March 10, 1991.
Ms. McMillen was a waitress for 22 years at Truck Stops of America.
She was an active member of her church, the First Assembly of God in Punxsutawney.
Elsie M. Hathorn, 85, of 491 Wolfel Ave., St. Marys, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 at the Altoona Hospital.
She was born June 19, 1926, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Andrew and Elsie Doeffinger Schauer. On May 20, 1950, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Richard E. Hathorn, who survives.
Mrs. Hathorn was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1944. She was a homemaker and was a former employee of the Stackpole Corp.
Brian E. Zuchowski, 55, of 124 Locust Rd., St. Marys, died at his home on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 following a brief illness.
He was born April 29, 1956 in St. Marys, a son of the late Adam and Doris Smith Zuchowski.
Brian was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of St. Marys Area High School. He was employed at Gasbarre Products for many years. He enjoyed playing darts and trips to Salamanca.Â He was also an avid Steelers fan.
Michael B. Proudfit, 19, of 497 Walnut St., St. Marys, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 at the Altoona Hospital as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
He was born May 19, 1992, in Portland, Ore. He had resided in St. Marys since 2000.
He was a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School, Class of 2010, had attended Clarion University and was employed by Allegheny Coatings in Ridgway. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, former member of the St. Marys Area High School swim team, the Blue Tide swim team and had been on the Clarion University swim team.
Shannon N. Mecca, 30, of 128 North St. Marys Street, St. Marys, died on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 at her residence.
She was born Jan. 20, 1982 in Miami, Fla. She was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from the St. Marys Area High School, Class of 2001.
Pauline H. Fritz, 87, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 at the Pinecrest Manor after a brief illness.
She was born July 24, 1924 in St. Marys, daughter of the late John A. C. and A. Bertha Weinzierl Herzing. On Sept. 5, 1949, in the St. Maryâ€™s Church, she married Harold J. â€śHalâ€ť Fritz, who preceded her in death on Oct. 23, 1996.