Archive - Obituary
February 25th, 2011
David A. (Zeke) Defranco, 58, of 341 Grant Street, St. Marys, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 at the Canonsburg Hospital Rehabilitation Center after a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 7, 1952, in St. Marys, son of Fred and Monica Bauer Defranco, who survive.
On Nov. 16, 1973, in St. Marys, he married Cherre L. Conklin, who survives.
Carol Ann Timm, 59, formerly of St. Marys, died quietly at her home in Colorado Springs, CO, on Feb. 20, 2011 following a lengthy illness.
She was born on Jan. 3, 1952, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Robert A. "Rube" Timm and Helen Ambuske Timm.
Evelyn Mae "Beano" Imbrogno, age 85, of 70 Faries St., Wilcox, and formerly of Johnsonburg, died Friday morning, Feb. 25, 2011 at her residence.
She was born May 6, 1925, in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Herman W. and Mary Ellen McGonigal Nelson. On April 23, 1950, she married Peter A. Imbrogno in the Holy Rosary Rectory, Johnsonburg; he died on Jan. 4, 1989.
She resided in Wilcox since 1990 and had resided in Johnsonburg most of her life.
Dorothy K. Gapinski, 84, of 409 Second Ave., Johnsonburg, died Thursday morning, Feb. 24, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born on November 7, 1926 in Johnsonburg, a daughter of the late Joseph E. and Frances M. Chiesa Marasco.
She married Chester "Chet" Gapinski on June 4, 1947 in Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg. He survives.
She resided in Johnsonburg all her life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1944.
Michael Allen Wonderly, 58, died on Feb. 23, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. following a brief illness.
He was born May 25, 1952 in Ridgway, the son of Neil and Marcella Stegar Wonderly.
He was the fifth of seven children, the only son, and man of the house from age 17. He was doted on in a house of seven women. Through high school, he worked for Charlie Steger Senior as a mason.
Rita W. Hnath, 92, of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 709 Vine Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born Sept. 30, 1918 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Joseph and Amelia Werneth Wehler.
On Aug. 22, 1940 in St. Mary's Church, she married the late John T. Hnath, who preceded her in death on May 4, 1996.
Shawn T. Guido, 37, formerly of Byrnedale and recently of Jennerstown, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011 in Ripon, Calif.
He was born June 15, 1973 in Erie, son of the late Thomas and Sharleen (Bruni) Guido.
He was raised in Byrnedale and lived the past year in Jennerstown. He was a 1991 graduate of St. Marys Area High School. He had attended Clearfield County Career and Technology Center and Penn College in Williamsport. He worked as a truck driver for Wright Knox Motor Lines in Armagh.
Grace Marie Braun, 82, of San Bernardino, Calif., died Feb. 16, 2011 due to heart failure.
She was born in St. Marys and resided in San Bernardino for 42 years.
She graduated from San Bernardino Community College in 1982. She was the choir director for Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral for 15 years and was the choir director for St. Anthony's Catholic Church for over 10 years. She sang with the Canto Bello Chorale for 10 years. She was a teacher's assistant for 15 years in the Rialto School District.
Beulah F. Yale, 85, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born May 30, 1925, in Cement, Okla., the daughter of the late Jessie C. and Clara G. Morris Riley.
She had been a Ridgway resident for 60 years. She was a member of the Elk Baptist Church in St. Marys. She was a charter member of the Ridgway Eagles Women's Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family and her pets. She had been employed at Clarion Sintered Metals, retiring in 1986.
Charles Raymond Carlson, 95, of 356 Toby Rd., Kersey, died Sunday evening Feb. 20, 2011 at the Lutheran Home in Kane.
He was born Dec. 13, 1915 in Shawmut, son of the late Carl J. and Ida (Peterson) Carlson.
In August of 1962, he married Marie Schreiber of Toby, who preceded him in death on Dec. 27, 2010.