Archive - Obituary
January 8th, 2015
Eleanor A. Walden, 93, of Manor Care Potomac, Potomac, Md., formerly of 175 Parkway Dr., Emporium, died at Manor Care Potomac, Potomac, Md. Thursday morning, Jan. 8, 2015.
She was born Feb. 10, 1921 in Iselin, daughter of the late Valentino and Amelia Julio Geovanelle.
In Clearfield, she married the late John Walden.
Frederick J. "Fred" Schill, 66, of 58 Launer Lane, Johnsonburg, died on Tuesday evening, Jan. 6, 2015 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born on Feb. 2, 1948 in Kane, son of Ralph and Wilma Reed Schill. He married Sandra Lewis on Sep. 14, 1968 in St. Marys and she survives.
Mr. Schill resided in Johnsonburg for the past 44 years. He attended Queen of the World school.
He was a member of the VFW, Prince of Piedmont Club in Johnsonburg and Wilcox Sportsmen's Club.
Renee L. Streich, 38, of 759 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk following a lengthy illness.
She was born on July 25, 1976, a daughter of the late Richard Streich, who preceded her in death on June 1, 1995 and Kathi Snyder Streich, who survives of St. Marys.
Renee was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, class of 1994.
James A. Hoffman, 90, formerly of 1935 Bear Creek Rd., Ridgway, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 at Pinecrest Manor where he resided for the past three years.
He was born April 18, 1924 in Ridgway, son of the late Charles A. and Estella E. (Cousins) Hoffman.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a sergeant with the 310th Signal Operations Battalion in the European Theatre.
He was self-employed for 42 years until his retirement in 1989 from Hoffman Roofing.
Eleanor L. Anderson, 84, of 1553 Mefferts Run Rd., Wilcox, died Friday evening, Jan. 2, 2015 at her residence following a short illness.
She was born Aug. 31, 1930 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Stanley and Helen Matula Machoviak.
On Sept. 15, 1957 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, she married Alton R. Anderson. He died Aug. 30, 1995.
She resided in Wilcox since 1951 and was formerly of Johnsonburg.
She graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1948. She was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg.
Amelia "Millie" Swackhammer, 81, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, and formerly of Kersey, died unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 at her residence.
She was born Jan. 13, 1933 in Benezette, daughter of the late John and Ann Benini Parisi. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Benezette High School. She was a former employee of the Keystone Carbon Co.
On Sept. 13, 1952, in the St. Michael's Church in DuBois, she married Leon R. Swackhammer who preceded her in death March 4, 2012.
Marshall C. "Cecil" O'Rourke, 93, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, and formerly of Mefferts Run Road, Wilcox, Chicago, Ill. and Cleveland, Ohio, died early Thursday morning, Jan. 1, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
He was born July 7, 1921 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Marshall Q. and Lila Grace Beck O'Rourke.
He married Marge Bodnar and she died in 2001.
He resided in Wilcox since 2004, and had lived in Chicago, Ill. for 40 years and Cleveland, Ohio for 18 years.
December 28th, 2014
Dorothy C. â€śDottieâ€ť Bryington, 48, of Walnut Street, St. Marys, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 in Clearfield.
She was born March 9, 1966 in Kane, daughter of Donald Bedford of Kane and Martha â€śSisâ€ť (Morgan) Bedford of Wilcox.
She was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School. She worked as a cook for local restaurants.
She was a member of the Wilcox Presbyterian Church, Wilcox Sportsmanâ€™s and the American Legion of Wilcox and Johnsonburg.
She lived in Wilcox most of her life until the past few years in Johnsonburg and St. Marys.
Paul E. Silk Sr., 84, of 66 Oak St., Wilcox, died early Sunday morning, Dec. 28, 2014 at Penn Highlands DuBois in DuBois following a short illness.
He was born April 17, 1929 in Wilcox, son of the late John and Emma Benson Silk.
He resided in Wilcox all his life and attended Wilcox High School. He was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church, Wilcox. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening and especially enjoyed socializing.
Jane E. Calkins Schuck, 68, of 620 Georgetown Place, Casselberry, Fla., formerly of Johnsonburg and Olean, N.Y., died Friday morning, Dec. 26, 2014 at the residence of her sister, Cindy Elmquist, with her family by her side following a lengthy illness.
She was born May 10, 1946 in Ridgway, daughter of the late James and Thelma Snyder Calkins.
He resided in Florida since 1991 and had previously resided in Olean, N.Y. from 1970 to 1991.
She graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1964. She attended St. Bonaventure University and was a graduate of Jamestown Community College.