Archive - Obituary
November 13th, 2010
Rocco â€śDutchâ€ť Rio, 88, died Friday, Nov. 12 at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
He was born on Sept. 11, 1922 in Tyler, son of the late Jiacamo Rio and Anna Krolick.
He married Julianna â€śJayâ€ť Kematick on Aug. 16, 1947 and she survives.
Sylvester S. Himes, 69, of 455 Fairview Hill Road, Ridgway, died Thursday evening at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
William A. Johnson, 75, of Pinecrest Manor, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 at his residence.
He was born March 23, 1935, in Philipsburg, the son of the late William R. and Margaret Goss Johnson. Mr. Johnson had resided in Ridgway for most of his life. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
He had been employed at Motion Control and at the Boot Jack Service Station. He enjoyed playing bingo.
He is survived by a cousin, Donna Penfield of Ridgway.
George T. Stroup, 85, of Weedville, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, in New Jersey.
He was born Jan. 3, 1925 in Greenville, son of the late Joseph and Mabel Patterson Stroup.
He married E. Jane Rhine, who preceded him in death.
William McKinney, 65, of 1070 E. Eschbach Road, St. Marys, died on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at the DuBois Nursing Home after a brief illness.
He was born July 20, 1945, in Westville, son of the late William and Effie Wolf McKinney.
On Aug. 24, 1968, in the Brockway Methodist Church, he married Nancy E. Brown, who survives.
Ida J. Allegretto, 86, of 814 Spruce St., Johnsonburg, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 9, 2010, at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a short illness.
She was born on July 18, 1924 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Andrew and Stella Gorna Mrofchinski. She married Theodore "Ted" Allegretto on Jan. 30, 1946, who preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 1994.
Kenneth L. Klein Sr., of Wilkes-Barre, died on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
He was born April 23, 1939, in St. Marys, son of the late Emeron W. and Rose Detch Klein.
Roberta A. Swanson, 58, of 182 Dagus Mines Rd., Dagus Mines, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010 at her residence.
She was born Jan. 13, 1952 in Dagus Mines, daughter of the late Robert G. and Rose Ann Spangler Dinsmore.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. She was an employee of the Dickinson Mental Health Center. She was a Catholic by faith and an active member of the Kersey Eagles #727 and the Dagus Mines American Legion Post #511.
Natalie G. "Wink" Friedl, 82, of 130 Bennett Rd., and recently a resident at Elk Haven Nursing Home, died on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 7, 2010 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born Dec. 16, 1927 in Weedville, a daughter of the late John and Louise Crocco Azzato.
On July 5, 1952 in St. Joseph Church in Force, she married Isadore "Ike" Friedl, who survives.
Mrs. Friedl was a lifelong resident of the area and was a member of St. Mary's Church.Â She was a homemaker who enjoyed playing bingo and going to Salamanca.Â She also enjoyed bowling.
Gretchen Straub Smith, 69, of 114 Melody Rd., St. Marys, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, unexpectedly at her home.
She was born Jan. 21, 1941, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Frank E. and Marguerite Bender Straub.
On April 15, 1987 in Dagus Mines, she married Gary E. Smith, who survives.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1959. She was a former employee of the Community Nurses. She was a member of the Queen of the World Church, a volunteer for Letters From Home and was the Straub family historian for over 40 years.