Archive - Obituary
September 7th, 2011
R. Thomas Valentine, 87, of 327 Chestnut St., St. Marys, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011 at his home following an illness of the past year.
He was born Jan. 29, 1924 in St. Marys, son of the late William and Minnie Cable Valentine. On Nov. 11, 1967, in the Queen of the World Church, he married Mary Rita Eckl, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of the St. Marys High School. He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring in 1985 after 42 years of service.
Thomas J. Stefano Sr., 74, of 164 State St., St. Marys, died early Wednesday morning, Sept. 7, 2011, at his residence following an illness of the past month.
He was born Aug. 29, 1937 in Ridgway, son of the late Michael and Anna Mae Zuchowski Stefano.
On Jan. 9, 1960, in Cambridge, Ohio, he married Elizabeth Mae Gray, who survives.
Betty E. Frank, 76, of 675 Montmorenci Ave., Ridgway, and formerly of 231 Spruce St., died peacefully Monday morning, Sept. 5, 2011, at Mountain Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Clearfield.
She was born July 18, 1935, in Ridgway, daughter of the late James A. and Twelda E. (Gulnac) Richards. She was married to Edmund J. Frank, who preceded her in death in 2001.
Elda M. Romanic, 78, of Bennetts Valley Highway, Byrnedale, died Saturday, September 3, 2011 at Nelsonâ€™s Golden Years of DuBois, following a lengthy illness.
She was born December 20, 1932 in Coal Hollow, daughter of the late Renaldo and Angelina (Bianchi) Gornati.
She married Andrew Romanic Jr., who died in 2000.
She lived most of her life in Byrnedale, was a graduate of Kersey High School and was a housewife.
Sister Jean Marie Langevin, OSB, 93, of the St. Joseph Monastery, St. Marys, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor.
She was born Oct. 10, 1917 in Ellenburg, N.Y., daughter of the late Paul and Augusta Patenaude Langevin.
Ariannah Nicole Nero Rairdan, of 602 Washington St., St. Marys, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2011 at Pittsburgh Children's Hospital following a three-month premature delivery.
She was born Aug. 17, 2011 at DuBois Regional Medical Center, daughter of Patrick John Rairdan and Kayla Michelle Nero.
She struggled to survive for eight days, and for those eight days she was survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and paternal and maternal grandparents and great -grandparents, as well as friends of both families.
Edith F. Mrofchinski, 90, of 403 Valley View Ave., and formerly of 102 Evergreen Dr., Ridgway, died peacefully Tuesday afternoon, August 30, 2011, at her residence surrounded by her family.
She was born June 4, 1921 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Jefferson P. and Emma (Dallenbach) Oertly.
She married Andy (Ezoc) Mrofchinski on Feb. 14, 1941. He preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 1997.
Merle W. "Bus" Liggitt, 86, of Zelienople, formerly of McDonald and St. Marys, died Monday, August 29, 2011 in the Good Samaritan Hospice, Cabot.
He was born October 14, 1924, in Rennerdale, son of the late Mueirl William and Amanda (Walton) Liggitt.
He was a truck driver/owner. He was also a single-engine private pilot, enjoyed playing the steel guitar and was a fan of Archer II. He was a member of the United Mine Workers and former member of the Washington Nazarene Church.
Henry W. Smith, 84, of 1393 Million Dollar Hwy., Kersey, died Saturday, August 27, 2011, at his residence.
He was born March 27, 1927, in Brandy Camp, the son of the late Walter and Mary Hollabugh Smith. He married Lillian G. Reisinger, who predeceased him on January 15, 2005.
Angeline R. Sidoni, 81, of 49 Meadowbrook Rd., Ridgway, died Sunday, August 28, 2011 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
She was born November 19, 1929 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late John and Daisy (Manno) Calla.
She married Thomas D. Sidoni on November 3, 1951. He survives.
She had resided in Ridgway since 1952 and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church and was active in the Cursillo movement.
She devoted her life to her family and friends. She enjoyed cooking and had previously cooked at Elk County Catholic High School and for the Office of the Aging.