Archive - Obituary
October 17th, 2011
John Gilbert Copella, 81, of Lighthouse Point, Fla., died Friday, September 23, 2011 of congestive heart failure at his home.
He was born on December 27, 1929 in Kersey, a son of the late John Francis Copella and Mary Gladys Copella (nee Buckley).
He married Dorothy Baines, who preceded him in death in 2006. They celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary in August of that year.
Marina T. Agens, 86, of 101 N. Mill St., Ridgway, died Sunday, October 16, 2011, in the home of her sister, Beverly MacDonald, at 1533 Front St.
She was born January 30, 1925, in Ridgway, the daughter of the late R. Joseph and Lavina M. Ross Tettis. She married Donald J. Agens, who predeceased her on Februaury 16, 2001.
Mrs. Agens had resided most of her life in Ridgway. She was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church, the C.D. of A., and the Ridgway Senior Center.
Shirlee M. Salberg, 84, of 1939 Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway, died unexpectedly at her residence on Friday.
She was born Dec. 13, 1926 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Henry and Emma (Mader) Markert. She married Ray H. Salberg on June 18, 1949, and he preceded her in death on June 23, 2002.
Mary O. Mortle, 83, of St. Marys and previously of Versailles Boro, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born in Versailles Boro on July, 4 1928 to the late Louis and Anna (Ross) Onesi.
She married Homer W. "Hubbell" Mortle, who preceded her in death on Aug. 2, 1994.
Earl T. Field, 63, of Middletown, died on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 at Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg, after a brief illness.
He was born June 14, 1948 in Camden, N.J., son of the late Robert and Dorothy (Stebick) Field.
He graduated from Milton Hershey School in 1967 and entered the U.S. Air Force after graduation.
Helen M. Wygant of West Songbird Road, Bradford, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 at her son's home in Dickson, Tenn.
Committal will be at the convenience of the family.
There will be no visitation.
Irene T. Rieder, 82, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 209 Madison Street, St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 following a brief illness.
She was born Oct. 12, 1928 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Arnold and Catherine Krug Wurm.
On June 2, 1951 in the St. Mary's Church, she married Thomas Rieder Sr., who preceded her in death on March 26, 1978.
Thomas Edward ClarkÂ was born on April 15, 1939 in Emporium, the third son of the late Otto and Josephine Schager Clark.
Mary Rita Valentine, 95, of 327 Chestnut Street, St. Marys, died Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at her home.Â
She was born May 30, 1916 in St. Marys, daughter of the late John and Josephine Geeck Eckl.Â She was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from St. Marys schools.Â She was a retired personnel manager of the Stackpole Carbon Corp. and had worked for the Conrad family for many years.
On November 11, 1967 in the Queen of the World Church, she married R. Thomas Valentine, who preceded her in death on September 7, 2011.
Theresa F. Clark, 87, of Treasure Lake, died on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at the Dubois Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born June 1, 1924 in Dagus Mines, a daughter of the late Lorenzo and Jacqueline DeBarba Cavallett.
On October 12, 1957 in Ridgway, she married the late Clayton S. Clark, who preceded her in death on August 27, 1997.
Mrs. Clark was Catholic by faith and had attended St. Michael's Church in DuBois.Â She enjoyed cooking and catering.Â She also enjoyed birds, but most of all, she enjoyed caring for her family.Â