Archive - Obituary
January 30th, 2013
Ruth M. Baumgratz, 82, of 521 Church St., St. Marys, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at her residence after a lengthy illness.
She was born Sept. 21, 1930, in Dunkirk, N.Y., daughter of the late Albert and Sophia Wojcinski Griswold. On Sept. 25, 1954 in Dunkirk, N.Y. she married Carl F. "Harry" Baumgratz; who survives.
She was a graduate of Dunkirk High School, Class of 1948, and resided in St. Marys since 1952. She was a former employee of Stackpole Carbon Co., and Berman's & BJ's Apparel.
Ruby Gamarino, 92, of Brockport, died peacefully Sunday afternoon, Jan. 27, 2013 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center surrounded by her family.
She was born Dec. 14, 1920 in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Joseph and Sadie Steis.
She was a graduate of St. Leoâ€™s School. She worked at Stackpole Carbon for four years, at the 5 and 10 Store in Ridgway for three years, and at Brockway Glass for three years.
Harry L. Fulmer, 89, of Portland Mills, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 at his residence.
He was born Sept. 15, 1923, in Lake City, the son of the late Francis and Annie Smith Fulmer.
He married Bettie M. Bugdon in 1947 and moved to Portland Mills, where he resided until his death. Bettie predeceased Harry on Aug. 2, 1990, after a long battle with cancer.
Harry was a WWII veteran who served in the U.S. Navy on the Destroyer USS Kimberly, serving in the Pacific.
He was a member of the Lake City United Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge of Ridgway and The Tin Can Sailors Organization.
Laura Jane Schultz, 44, of Swannanoa, N.C., died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 at John F. Keever Jr. Solace Center in Asheville.
She was born in Port Allegheny on March 12, 1968, daughter of Lawrence E. Austin and Louise E. Dickinson Smith.
She was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School and was of the Jehovahâ€™s Witness faith.
She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Andrew T. Schultz; a son, Elliot Austin Schultz; a daughter, Tissica Bleu Schultz; a brother, Christopher Smith; and three sisters, Jeanette Sisson, Michele Garcia and Kimberly Austin.
Sophia G. Schmidt, 31, of 31 West Patrick St., Frederick, Md., died unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 in Frederick, Md.
She was born Feb. 27, 1981 in Madison, Wis., daughter of Christian and Heidi Dorsey Schmidt, who survive, of St. Marys.
In 1990 the family moved to St. Marys and Sophia graduated from Elk County Catholic High School, Class of 1999. She also graduated from Bucknell University in 2004 and received her masterâ€™s degree from Johns Hopkins University in 2011. She was an employee of the Science Applications International Corporation.
Donald V. Reed, 81, formerly of Ridge Road in Kersey, died on Sunday, Jan, 27, 2013 at Pinecrest Nursing Home in St. Marys.
He was born on Jan. 18, 1932 in Bradford, son of the late Richard and Mary Charnisky Reed.
Donald was Protestant by faith. He had been employed at Speer Carbon in St. Marys.
He is survived by one brother, William F. (Dorothy) Reed of Kersey; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Milton, Marvin and Raymond Reed; and one sister, Clara Anderson.
Kathleen J. â€śKayâ€ť Caliari, 75, of Hoovertown Road in Penfield, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.
Born on Oct. 11, 1937 in Elk County, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Florence (Mosier) Harvey.
She was married to Irvin L. Caliari. He preceded her in death on May 9, 2003.
She retired from Brockway Glass after over 30 years of service. She also worked at Paws & Claws Pet Grooming in Penfield. She enjoyed her horses and her dogs and going to the casino in Salamanca.
Sally J. Antoine, 63, of 1104 Gordon St., Natrona Heights, died at the home of her daughter at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 following an illness of the past several months.
She was born in Allegheny County, Harrison Township, on June 6, 1949, the daughter of Gertrude Sherrieb and the late Blaine Anderson.
She resided in Harrison Township for most of her life and graduated from Har-Brack High School, Class of 1967. She was employed as an administrative assistant for UPMC Heritage Place, Shadyside. She enjoyed crafts and craft shows, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Margaret E. "Peg" Krellner, 95, of 1570 Bucktail Rd., St. Marys, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born Nov. 30, 1917 in Transfer, a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Gaede Cooney.
Following the death of her mother when Peg was six, she and her younger sister Kathryn and baby brother John lived with Cooney relatives in Genessee. After graduating from Genessee High School, Krellner moved to St. Marys to live with her aunt, Marguerite Wolfe.
David R. Hetrick, 87, of Bennetts Valley Highway, Byrnedale, died very suddenly early Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at DRMC West.
He was born Nov. 20, 1927 in Byrnedale, son of the late Russell J. and Hilda L. (Johnson) Hetrick. On Aug. 22, 1953 he married Alvera J. Facchine, who survives.
He lived all his life in Bennetts Valley and was a graduate of Weedville High School, Class of 1946.
He served in the U.S. Army during and after WWII (1946-1948) in Alaska, receiving the rank of Tech 4.