Archive - Obituary
February 28th, 2011
Lee Joseph Cook, 57, of 914 Windfall Rd., St. Marys, formerly of Emporium, died Monday afternoon, Feb. 28, 2011, at his residence.
He was born June 22, 1953 in St. Marys, son of Bessie Priest Cook of Emporium, and the late Lee C. Cook.
He graduated from Cameron County High School, Class of 1973. He resided at Oak Manor in St. Marys for 37 years and worked at Elcam for over 37 years. He enjoyed his family, Christmas, his dogs, Elvis Presley and collecting Elvis memorabilia, mowing grass and fishing. He enjoyed playing lottery tickets and often won.
Betty J. Marchiori, 84, of Hoovertown Road, Penfield, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 at the DuBois Nursing Home after a brief illness.
She was born May 9, 1926 in Penfield, daughter of the late Jim and Annie (Marsh) Soliday.
She was married to Robert Kearney, who preceded her in death in 1948. On Oct. 5, 1949, she married Frank J. "Fritz" Marchiori, who preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 2009.
David A. (Zeke) Defranco, 58, of 341 Grant Street, St. Marys, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 at the Canonsburg Hospital Rehabilitation Center after a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 7, 1952, in St. Marys, son of Fred and Monica Bauer Defranco, who survive.
On Nov. 16, 1973, in St. Marys, he married Cherre L. Conklin, who survives.
Carol Ann Timm, 59, formerly of St. Marys, died quietly at her home in Colorado Springs, CO, on Feb. 20, 2011 following a lengthy illness.
She was born on Jan. 3, 1952, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Robert A. "Rube" Timm and Helen Ambuske Timm.
Evelyn Mae "Beano" Imbrogno, age 85, of 70 Faries St., Wilcox, and formerly of Johnsonburg, died Friday morning, Feb. 25, 2011 at her residence.
She was born May 6, 1925, in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Herman W. and Mary Ellen McGonigal Nelson. On April 23, 1950, she married Peter A. Imbrogno in the Holy Rosary Rectory, Johnsonburg; he died on Jan. 4, 1989.
She resided in Wilcox since 1990 and had resided in Johnsonburg most of her life.
Dorothy K. Gapinski, 84, of 409 Second Ave., Johnsonburg, died Thursday morning, Feb. 24, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born on November 7, 1926 in Johnsonburg, a daughter of the late Joseph E. and Frances M. Chiesa Marasco.
She married Chester "Chet" Gapinski on June 4, 1947 in Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg. He survives.
She resided in Johnsonburg all her life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1944.
Michael Allen Wonderly, 58, died on Feb. 23, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. following a brief illness.
He was born May 25, 1952 in Ridgway, the son of Neil and Marcella Stegar Wonderly.
He was the fifth of seven children, the only son, and man of the house from age 17. He was doted on in a house of seven women. Through high school, he worked for Charlie Steger Senior as a mason.
Rita W. Hnath, 92, of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 709 Vine Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born Sept. 30, 1918 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Joseph and Amelia Werneth Wehler.
On Aug. 22, 1940 in St. Mary's Church, she married the late John T. Hnath, who preceded her in death on May 4, 1996.
Shawn T. Guido, 37, formerly of Byrnedale and recently of Jennerstown, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011 in Ripon, Calif.
He was born June 15, 1973 in Erie, son of the late Thomas and Sharleen (Bruni) Guido.
He was raised in Byrnedale and lived the past year in Jennerstown. He was a 1991 graduate of St. Marys Area High School. He had attended Clearfield County Career and Technology Center and Penn College in Williamsport. He worked as a truck driver for Wright Knox Motor Lines in Armagh.
Grace Marie Braun, 82, of San Bernardino, Calif., died Feb. 16, 2011 due to heart failure.
She was born in St. Marys and resided in San Bernardino for 42 years.
She graduated from San Bernardino Community College in 1982. She was the choir director for Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral for 15 years and was the choir director for St. Anthony's Catholic Church for over 10 years. She sang with the Canto Bello Chorale for 10 years. She was a teacher's assistant for 15 years in the Rialto School District.