Archive - Obituary
November 5th, 2013
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.
Brenda L. Boyer, 56, of West Sherman Avenue, DuBois, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born Oct. 15, 1957 in DuBois, daughter of the late Theodore E. and Betty J. (Bell) Chiodo.
On Aug. 11, 1979, she married James C. Boyer, he survives.Â Â Â Â Â Â
She was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1975.
She served many years with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including PennDOT secretary to the Elk/McKean County manager and most recently SCI Forest as secretary to the superintendent.
Chester C. Kasmierski, 69, of Ridgway died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 at Elk Regional Medical Center.
He was born May 19, 1944 in Johnsonburg, the son of Charles and Theresa Zawacki Kasmierski. He married Carol O. Bjorkquist. She preceded him in death on Feb. 24, 1999. Mr. Kasmierski had been employed at Ridgway Color for over 30 years and later at PASI. He served in the Pennsylvania National Guard.
Diane M. Schloder, 72, of 72 Erie Ave., Apt. 304, St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
She was born May 19, 1941 in St. Marys, a daughter of Miriam Kreckle Arnold of St. Marys and the late Thomas Arnold.
Rita Marconi, 88, of Hamburg, N.Y. died on Oct. 21.
Rita was the wife of the late James Winnert and Victor Marconi; mother of Richard and Ronald Winnert; grandmother of Brandy Jeremy, Boomer, Joseph, Veronica, Nicholas and Sabrina; great-grandmother of Sean, Kayden and Christian. Rita was a former resident of St. Marys and worked as an LPN at OLV Hospital in Lackawanna, N.Y.