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May 3rd, 2011

Lola M. Haynes

May 3, 2011

Lola M. Haynes, 88, of Pinecrest Manor, died Monday, May 2, 2011, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 18, 1923, in Austin, the daughter of Harold and Delores Shepard Major. She married Lester E. Haynes, who predeceased her in October 1958.
She had been a Ridgway resident since 1962. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, where she was also a member of the choir. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She had been employed as a housekeeper for the Bogart Hotel.

Ruth Caroline Fritz

May 3, 2011

Ruth Caroline Fritz, 95, formerly of Washington Street, Elk Haven Nursing Home and 589 S. St. Marys St., died Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at the home of Mary Beth and John Zelt.
She was born Feb. 14, 1916 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Michael and Catherine Eberle Fritz.
She attended Sacred Heart Parochial School and graduated in 1934 from Central High School. She was a retired employee of G. C. Murphy Company.
She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and the Catholic Daughters of America.

Kenneth G. Evans

May 3, 2011

Kenneth G. Evans, 83, of 143 Hemlock Rd., St. Marys, died Tuesday morning, May 3, 2011, at the Elk Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness.
He was born May 7, 1927, in Wilcox, son of the late Kenneth and Agda Johnson Evans. On April 8, 1949, in Johnsonburg, he married Anna Mae Heitzenrater, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Wilcox High School, Class of 1945. He retired from the Pure Carbon Company in 1996 after 44 years of service.

Martha J. Eicher

May 3, 2011

Martha J. Eicher, 97, of Pinecrest Manor, died Sunday morning, May 1, 2011, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 26, 1913 in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Martin and Anna Johnson Johnson.
She was predeceased by her husband, Walter L. Eicher.
She had lived in Ridgway all of her life. She was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She was a Registered Nurse in Ridgway and Elk County General Hospital, retiring in 1978.

May 2nd

George J. Weisner

May 2, 2011

George J. Weisner, 87, of 11410 Rt. 28, Brockway, died on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at McKinley Health Care Center in Brookville.
He was born on June 25, 1923 in St. Marys, son of the late John and Marie Weisner.
He married Mabel G. Holt, who preceded him in death on Dec. 1, 2005.

Celine M. Schlimm

May 2, 2011

Celine M. Schlimm
Celine M. Schlimm, 74, of 569 Maurus St., St. Marys, died at her residence on Sunday, May 1, 2011.
She was born Sept. 29, 1936 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Vincent and Florence Simbeck Schlimm.

John "Gary" Hnath

May 2, 2011

John "Gary" Hnath, 69, of 380 Berwind St., St. Marys, died at his residence on Sunday, May 1, 2011. 
He was born Aug. 26, 1941 in St. Marys, a son of the late John T. and Rita Wehler Hnath. 
On Aug. 1, 1979, in Queen of the World Church, he married Carol Caskey Hnath, who survives. 

Ronald R. Bowley Sr.

May 2, 2011

Ronald R. Bowley Sr., 77, of Maple Street, Johnsonburg, died early Monday, May 2, 2011, at the home of his granddaughter, Tracy Sherry-Burrows, in St. Marys after a short illness.
He was born Feb. 13, 1934, in Tidioute, son of the late Joseph and Pearl (McManigle) Bowley.
He married Christina M. (Machcoviak) on July 17, 1954, who preceded him in death on Sept. 27, 2000.
Bowley served in the U.S. Navy from 1952-1955 during the Korean War.

May 1st

Peter V. "Pete" Straub

May 1, 2011

Peter V. “Pete” Straub, 88, of Oil City, died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at UPMC Northwest in Seneca.
Born June 11, 1922, in St. Marys, he was the son of Irene (Fritz) and Peter P. Straub.
He was a graduate of Saint Vincent Preparatory School and Saint Vincent College with a degree in chemistry. Serving in the U.S. Navy in World War II, he was honorably discharged in June 1946 with a Pacific Theater Ribbon, an American Theater Ribbon, and the Victory Medal.

Margaret P. Smith

May 1, 2011

Margaret P.  Smith, 87, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, and formerly of 185 Center St., died Friday, April 29, 2011 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born July 20, 1923 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late John and Philomena "Minnie" Sweener Ott. On March 23, 1943 in St. Mary's Church, she married the late William R. Smith.

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