Archive - Obituary
July 28th, 2013
Robert Don Carnes, 89, a resident of Pinecrest Manor, and formerly of Silver Creek Terrace and 249 Lawrence Street, died Saturday, July 27, at the Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born on April 23, 1924 in Allegany, N.Y., son of the late Clell and Cora Shoemaker Randolph Carnes.
He attended Olean area schools and resided in St. Marys since 1960.
On August 6, 1949 he married Margaret K. Kahle, who survives. He was a professional roller skater and they were married at the Colosseum in Ceres, N.Y., on roller skates.
Nellie Mae Stump, age 84, of Myrtle Street, Johnsonburg, died Thursday, July 25, 2013 at her daughter's home in Leeper after a short, courageous battle with cancer.
She was born April 22, 1929 in Big Run, daughter of the late Irvin and Ruth (Wachob) Henry.
She was married to Robert Stump, who survives. The couple would have celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary Aug. 16.Â Â Â Â Â Â
Margaret A. â€śDaisyâ€ť Herbst, 91, of 153 Queens Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly Friday, July 26, 2013, at the Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born Sept. 8, 1921 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Harry S. and Margaret C. Doyle Ford. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1939.
On Jan. 22, 1944 in the St. Maryâ€™s Church, she married Anthony F. â€śTonyâ€ť Herbst, who preceded her in death on July 12, 2000.
Walter J. Polaski, 83, of Highland View Health Care in Brockway and formerly of Johnsonburg, died Tuesday morning, July 23, 2013 at Highland View Health Care following a lengthy illness.
He was born on Aug. 6, 1929 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Lawrence and Josephine Euken Polaski.
He married Dolores Espin in 1954. She died in October 1998.
Walter resided in Johnsonburg his entire life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School.
He was a member of the Holy Rosary Church, Rolfe Sportsmen's Club. He loved hunting and fishing and was an antiquer.
Theodore J. â€śTeddyâ€ť Sporner, 74, of 418 West Creek Road, St. Marys, died on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 3, 1938, in St. Marys, son of the late Aloysius B. and Alberta J. Wortman Sporner. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools. He was a retired employee of PennDOT, retiring in 1998.
Mr. Sporner served in the U.S. Army, serving in Korea during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed working at his sawmill and operating heavy equipment.
Dr. Raj K. Jolly, 62, of 368 Sabula Outing Club Rd., DuBois, died on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Christ the King Manor in DuBois following a short illness.
He was born Jan. 13, 1951 in New Delhi, India, a son of the late Yagya Datta and Savitri Jolly.
In 1975 in New Delhi, India, he married Anju Jolly, who survives.
Mary Auman Durling, 89, a resident of Asbury Heights in Pittsburgh, died peacefully on July 12, 2013 after enduring theÂ debilitating effects ofÂ dementia.
She was born in Kersey,Â daughter of the late George and Anna Leismeister Auman.
Mary was a longtime resident of Pittsburgh and was a graduate of the St. Francis Nursing School, the United States Cadet Nursing Corps. Mary retired from the former St. Francis Hospital where she was the nursing administrator and worked for 50 years at St. Francis and remains a St. Francis alumnus.
Charles J. Cuneo, 66, of 116 Hemlock Road, St. Marys, died Sunday, July 21, 2013, at the DuBois Nursing Home.
He was born Aug. 26, 1946 in Ridgway, son of the late Joseph and Margaret Lee Cuneo.
He was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a graduate of St. Marys Public High School, Class of 1964 and also attended Jeff Tech. He was a retired employee of SGL Carbon Company, retiring in 1998.
On Aug. 14, 1976 in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Catherine M. Marconi, who survives.
Gary Lee Fitch, 64, of Phoenix, Ariz., passed away unexpectedly as a result of a sudden heart attack on July 5, 2013.
Oscar L. Shugars, 89, of Penfield and formerly of Brockport, died Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the DuBois Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
He was born November 19, 1923 in Wilcox, son of the late Oliver and Madaline (Pontious) Shugars.
She married Ruth (Arnold) Shugars and she preceded him in death on January 16, 1998. He married his second wife Leona Shaffer (Starr) Shugars on July 14, 2001 and she survives.
He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the Armored Division.