Archive - Obituary
April 7th, 2013
Louis L. Gerhart, 87, of Folino Drive, Wilcox, died Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness.
He was born December 18, 1925 in Kane, son of the late Louis L. and Sarah (Heasley) Gerhart, Sr.
On January 28, 1950 he married Elizabeth J. â€śBettyâ€ť Raubenstrauch, and she survives.
Born and raised in Kane, he lived in Johnsonburg from 1950-54, the DuBois area from 1954-97 and has been a Wilcox resident since 1997. He was a graduate of Kane High School.
Dolores Louise Michelini Dillman, 81, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday April 3, 2013, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.
She was born June 12, 1931, in Force, a daughter of Guido and Tosca Cenni Michelini.
Dolores was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in North Huntingdon. She was a member of their Christian Mothers, funeral choir and Catholic Daughters of America. She was also a member of the Irwin Garden Club and volunteered at the Norwin Public Library.
Rose A. Garbic, 97, of 112 Catalina Road, and formerly of 304 Depot Street, St. Marys, died on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center, following a short illness.
She was born November 22, 1915 in Brooklyn, New York a daughter of the late Ottavio and Carmela Trio Cornelio.
On June 20, 1942 in Sacred Heart Church, she married the late George M. Garbic, who preceded her in death on April 7, 1993.
Violet E. Breakey, 86, of Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys died on Wednesday evening, April 3, 2013 at Elk Haven following a lengthy illness.
She was born on October 19, 1915 in Ridgway to Swedish immigrants Otto and Lilly Larson Magnuson.
She married Donald M. Breakey in September of 1956. He died in 1965.
Elizabeth J. "Bette" Gregory, 81, a recent resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home, and formerly of Elk Towers, St. Marys, died on Wednesday, April 3, 2013.
She was born January 18, 1932 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Joseph and Emma Friedl Grande.
Harold L. Meyer, 79, of 1186 Monroe Road, St. Marys, died on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
He was born May 15, 1933 in St. Marys, a son of the late LeRoy and Agnes Glatt Meyer.
On May 3, 1970 in Emporium, he married the late Grace Breindel Meyer, who preceded him in death on June 3, 2010.
Nellie H. Nitsche, 97, of the Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, and formerly of Wilcox, died Wednesday afternoon, April 3, 2012, at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
She was born October 15, 1915 in Brookston, daughter of the late Thomas and Josephine Szaidek Wantuck.
On November 23, 1938 in Holy Cross Church, Rasselas she married Frank J. Nitsche, and he preceded her in death July 16, 2003.
She resided in Wilcox most of her life. She had lived at Silver Creek Terrace for five years.
Richard H. "Dick" Simbeck, 82, of 533 North Michael Street, St. Marys, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness.
He was born November 28, 1930 in St. Marys, son of the late Henry and Irene Davis Simbeck.
On August 7, 1954, in the St. Maryâ€™s Church, he married Donna Gahr, who survives.
Catherine L. "Cathy" Rimer, 56, of 163 Rita Lane, Weedville, died Monday evening, April 1, 2013 at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh after a lengthy illness.
She was born February 28, 1957 in Punxsutawney, daughter of the late Lee and Myrtle Smith Barnett.
On June 3, 1978 in the Weedville Wesleyan Church she married Rick Rimer, who survives.
Mrs. Rimer was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of the St. Marys Area High School, class of 1975. She also attended Penn State University in DuBois. She was a former employee of the former Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital.
George P. "Kayo" Hetrick, 84, of 143 Houston Rd., St. Marys, died Monday, April 1, 2013 at the DuBois Nursing Home after a brief illness.
He was born August 12, 1928, in Byrnedale, son of the late George and Kathryn McDaniel Hetrick. On November 8, 1952, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Arlene C. Reider, who survives.