Archive - Obituary
February 18th, 2011
Phyllis M. Kerr, 86, of 509 Woodland Ave., Johnsonburg, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
She was born Feb. 26, 1924, in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Edward and Anna Mullen Haser.
She married John L. Kerr on June 21, 1947 in Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg. He died on Oct. 1, 1998.
She resided in Johnsonburg all her life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1942.
Thomas G. Anderson, 69, of 577 Kerner Ave., St. Marys, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center following an illness of the past year.
He was born Sept. 3, 1941, in St. Marys, son of the late Arthur and Bertha Selle Anderson.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1960. He was a retired employee of OSRAM Sylvania, retiring on Dec. 31, 1999, after 38 years of service.
On July 10, 1981, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Mary E. Nero, who survives.
Rita M. Siverling, 90, of New Cumberland, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011 at
York Memorial Hospital, Spring Garden Twp.
She was born Sept. 26, 1920 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Anthony Peter and
Anna Rose (Heindle) Loeffler.
She was a retired cook, having worked in the Buffalo, N.Y. area.
She is survived by two sons, Kurt A. and Bruce E., both of Batavia, N.Y.; four
daughters, Vera E. of Brockport, N.Y., Judith A. Spenser of Holly, N.Y., Norma J.
Smith of Lancaster and N. Jayne Jageler of Etters; 18 grandchildren;
and 30 great-grandchildren.
Alan J. Kraus, 65, of 573 West Main Street Ext., Kersey, died at his residence on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, following a brief illness.
He was born April 24, 1945 in St. Marys, a son of the late Norman J. and Lillian Blanchard Kraus.
On May 11, 1974 in St. Marys, he married Harriet Hollobaugh Kraus, who survives.
He was a member of the Kersey Eagles.Â He enjoyed watching television, especially wrestling and sports.Â He also enjoyed Sodoku puzzles and spending time with his family.
Mazetta L. Carpin, 84, of Bennetts Valley Highway, Penfield, died on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 at DRMC after a short illness.
She was born Nov. 9, 1926 in Byrnedale, a daughter of the late Harry and Twila (Hetrick) Hellberg.
On June, 23, 1951, she married Anthony B. Carpin, who preceded her in death in 2000.
She was a homemaker and attended Caledonia United Methodist Church. She was born and raised in Byrnedale and lived most of her life in Penfield.
Carl W. Wildfire, 83, of 114 Cherry Rd., Kersey, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 15, 2011 at the Elk Regional Health Center after an illness of the past year.
He was born Sept. 30, 1927 in Kersey, son of the late Alois and Charlotte Benson Wildfire. In February 1952, in the St. Boniface Church, he married Elizabeth â€śBettyâ€ť L. Woodley, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1944. He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Co., retiring in 1987 after over 45 years of service.
Herbert Jacob Himes, 79, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at Hospice of Union County in Monroe, N.C.
He was born in Brockport, son of the late Jacob Silas and Laura Mae Yale Himes.Â
He served his country with the United States Army and Â was a retired automobile technician and a member of the American Legion. Mr. HimesÂ enjoyed his family, the mountains and was an avid NASCAR fan.Â He was of the Methodist faith.
Clarence G. "Butch" Gausman, 92, of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 276 N. St. Marys St., St. Marys, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
He was born July 21, 1918 in St. Marys, a son of the late Fred and Margaret Krug Gausman.
Mr. Gausman was a member of St. Mary's Church. He served in the Army during World War II from 1944 until 1946.Â He retired from Speer Carbon Company after more than 40 years of service. He enjoyed watching sports on television.
Mae C. Bradshaw, 91, of 123 Bradley Rd., Centre Hall, and a former St. Marys area resident, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 at her residence after a brief illness.
She was born Oct. 22, 1919 in Wakefield, Mich., daughter of the late Edward and Catherine McDonald Vaughn. On Nov. 30, 1940, in Detroit, she married Elmo F. Bradshaw II, who preceded her in death on May 23, 1967.
Catherine Mary (Verbeck) Piccirillo, 96, a resident of Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys (formerly of Ridgway), died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011.
She was born March 5, 1914 in Medix Run, Benezette Township, the daughter of Adiel and Mary (Lynch) Verbeck.
At an early age she moved to Ridgway with her family. On Jan. 5, 1931 she married Clyde Piccirillo, who preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 1977.