Archive - Obituary
May 14th, 2012
William A. Freeburg, 78, of 153 Ridge Rd., Kersey, died Sunday, May 13, 2012 at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home in Hollidaysburg.
He was born Jan. 3, 1934 in Toby, son of the late John and Esther Hedlund Freeburg.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1952.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1956 to 1958.
He is survived by a sister, Marie Anstrom of Ridgway; and a brother, Robert Freeburg of Ridgway.
Stanley Kolby, 74, of 3879 Rich Valley Rd, Emporium, died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys, on Friday night, May 11, 2012.
He was born Dec. 27, 1937 in Renovo, a son of the late Chester and Rose Javornick Kolby.
He served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was retired from Sylvania in St. Marys, where he was a truck driver for many years. Years ago he worked for PennCentral & Conrail Railroad. He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church, the K. of C. and the Miller-Raffaele Post 6221, VFW.
Rose P. Johnson, 100, formerly of Weedville and Norwalk, CA and most recently of Elk Towers in St. Marys, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born on June 20, 1911 in Slippery Rock, daughter of the late Bernardino and Demonica Martini Palumbo.
Mrs. Johnson had been employed by Sylvania Radio Tube Plant in Emporium, the Prudential Insurance Co. and retired from Boeing Co.
Josephine K. Sorge, 94, formerly of 101 North Mill St., Ridgway, died Wednesday afternoon, May 9, 2012, at Pinecrest Manor, where she had been a resident for the past three months.
William J. Clever, 93, of Sena-Kean Manor in Smethport and formerly of Elco Glen in St. Marys, died on Saturday, May 5, 2012.
He was born Aug. 11, 1918 in Apollo, Pa., a son of the late Joseph and Hannah Fryar Clever.
He was married to the late Irene Painter Clever, who preceded him in death in 1981.
Wm. James (Jim) Zwald, 73, of 143 Larch Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
He was born March 19, 1939 in Olean, N.Y., son of the late Clarence and Nina Dandois Zwald. He was a resident of St. Marys since 1960.
On June 18, 1960, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Sandra B. Salter, who survives.
Mae Kathleen (Sexton) Assalone, 92, of Horseshoe Drive, Penfield, died May 5, 2012 at home following a short illness.
She was born Jan. 18, 1920 in Penfield, daughter of the late Frank R. and Albertine Estella (Mix) Sexton.
On Feb. 3, 1940 she married Patsy James Assalone; he preceded her in death in January 1989.
She lived all her life in Penfield at the same address and graduated from Huston Township High School on May 28, 1937. She was formerly a member of Penfield United Methodist, and was currently attending St. Peter's United Church of Christ.
Mabel M. Gillen-Ives, 56, of Tyler Road, Penfield, died Thursday, May 3, 2012 at home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Nov. 18, 1955 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Paul J. and Mary "Tootie" (McClain) Gillen.
A homemaker, she lived in St. Marys until coming to Penfield in 1979. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Force, enjoyed car shows, was an avid Steelers fan, and was a loving mother and fun-loving aunt to many.
Lawrence A. Lyons, 74, of 601 Hall Ave., St. Marys, died unexpectedly at his residence on Friday, May 4, 2012.
He was born April 22, 1938 in St. Marys, son of the late Charles and Bertha Eckert Lyons.
On Aug. 1, 1959, he married Janet J. Murvine Crotzer. She preceded him in death on Sept. 19, 2005.
Frank E. Rollick, 93, of 215 Grandview Rd., St. Marys, died Friday, May 4, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 26, 1919 in Rathbun, son of the late John and Mary Eskra Rollick. On May 11, 1946, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Hazel I. Yonker. She preceded him in death on Jan. 7, 1997.