Archive - Obituary
November 11th, 2013
Joseph M. Sorge, 89, formerly of 268 Euclid Ave., Ridgway, died Monday morning, Nov. 11, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born Feb. 10, 1924 in Ridgway, son of the late Frank and Albina (Lupilo) Sorge. He married Kathleen M. Gerg on July 5, 1947 in St. Boniface Catholic Church in Kersey. She preceded him in death on April 25, 2009.
Robert E. Herrmann, 76, of 729 Long Level Rd., Ridgway, died unexpectedly at his residence on Thursday, Nov. 7.
He was born July 25, 1937 in Ridgway, the son of the late Robert F. and Helen Gerg Herrmann.
He was a lifelong Ridgway resident. Mr. Herrmann was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church. He was a graduate of Ridgway High School, Class of 1956. He had been employed at Keystone Carbon for 38 years. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force and was a Vietnam era veteran. He is survived by his brother, Richard L. Herrmann, and by a sister, Kathryn Herrmann.
Janice M. Molella, 80, of Cushing Avenue, Johnsonburg, died late Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at UPMC Hamot of Erie after a short illness.
She was born April 15, 1933 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Herman and Helen (Koppitch) Grabofski.
A graduate of Johnsonburg Area High School, Class of 1951, she had been employed as an LPN at the hospital in St. Marys for 40 years.
She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and lived all her life in Johnsonburg.
Louise M. Bauer, 88, of St. Marys, died Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.
She was born Aug. 29, 1925 in Force, daughter of the late Charles and Josephine (Andresak) Michuck. She married Robert M. Bauer, who preceded her in death on Apr. 5, 1987.
She is survived by four sons, Robert M. Bauer II of St. Marys; Charles L. Bauer of Webster, N.Y.; Stephen P. Bauer and his wife Lisa of St. Marys; Frederick G. Bauer of Irwin; and two granddaughters, Rachel and Michelle Bauer.
Joseph Castellani, 94, of Caledonia, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys after a lengthy illness.
He was born March 25, 1919 in Weedville, son of the late Luigi and Rosa (Aloisi) Castellani.
He married Anna (Veges)) on May 8, 1954 and lived all his life in Bennettâ€™s Valley
Joseph was a carpenter in Bennettâ€™s Valley for many years. He served as staff sergeant with the Army Air Corps during WWII.
Michael Paul Jundzilo, 30, of Culbertson, Mont., formerly of 224 Maplewood Ln., Johnsonburg died Friday evening, Nov. 1, 2013 as the result of an automobile accident between Sidney and Culbertson, Mont.
He was born on May 28, 1983 in St. Marys, son of Gary M. and Diane Northrop Jundzilo, who survive.
He resided in Montana for the past year and lived most of his life in Johnsonburg.
He was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School in 2001. He was employed at Excel Industries, in Montana.
Michael was involved in Cub Scouts, Pack 82 and loved hunting and fishing.
Blaine E. â€śSkeeterâ€ť Wildnauer Jr., 58, of 130 Lovers Ln., Kersey, died unexpectedly Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at the Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born April 21, 1955 in DuBois, son of Blaine E. and Phyllis A. Keller Wildnauer Sr., who survive of Kersey. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1973. He had been an employee of SGL with 40 years of service.
Margaret Ann Nale (aka, Midge Nortum), 66, of Indianapolis, Ind., died on Sept. 7, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by her daughter and niece.
She was born Aug. 28, 1947 in Johnsonburg to the late Lawrence Frederick Nortum and Lillian Margaret (Leahy) Nortum.
Jane Patricia Benton, 91, of East Cardott Street, Ridgway, died Oct. 29, 2013 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born in Ridgway on March 22, 1922, the daughter of Elmer and Mabel Frantz Eckert.
She was a lifelong resident of Ridgway and a faithful member of St. Leo's Catholic Church. She married Loraine Joseph Benton, he preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 1999.
Charles J. Gorske, 89, of St. Marys died unexpectedly Saturday evening, October 26, 2013 at the Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born May 19, 1924 in Erie, son of the late Rudolph and Rose Bartholemis Gorske. He was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School class of 1942 where he played football for the Rams. He was a former employee of Leashore Calgift Advertising and retired from Keller Oil Co.
On Aug. 14, 1948, at Sacred Heart Church, he married Marthadel Robacker who preceded him in death on Nov. 3, 1992. On July 19, 1996, at Sacred Heart Church, he married Carol Leuschel who survives.