Archive - Obituary
March 19th, 2013
Jeffrey A. "Jeff" Sample, 61, of 148 School St., Kane, died on Monday, March 18, 2013 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born on Dec. 24, 1951 in Ridgway, son of the late John S. "Jack" and Carmella M. Allegretto Sample.
On May 14, 1982 he married Janis M. Redmond, who preceded him in death on Oct. 31, 2011.
Mr. Sample was a resident of Kane for the past six years. He had formerly lived in Clearfield for five years and had lived in Rasselas. He was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1970.
Mary Ann Quagliani, 82, of 172 Burning Well Rd., Kane, and formerly of 110 Homestead Rd., Kersey, died Monday, March 18, 2013, at the Kane Hospital after a brief illness.
She was born April 5, 1930, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Fred and Martha Renwick Bayer. She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools.
On June 27, 1959, in the Sacred heart Church, she married Isadore J. Quagliani. He preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 1969.
Mrs. Quagliani was a member of the St. Boniface Church and enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren.
Rose T. Dinsmore, 85, of Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys and formerly of Kersey, died at Pinecrest Manor on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 following a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 7, 1927 in Toby, a daughter of the late Ernest and Louise Cesa Comiotti.
On June 14, 1947 in Guardian Angel Church in Coal Hollow, she married the late Raymond "Buck" Dinsmore, who preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 1979.
Mrs. Dinsmore was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of St. Boniface Church. She attended Kersey schools and enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.
Daniel L. â€śBig Danâ€ť Niedzwecki, 61, of Wattsburg, died peacefully on Friday, March 15, 2013 at UPMC Hamot following a lengthy illness.
He was born May 9, 1951 in St. Marys, son of the late Anthony and Shirley Wagner Niedzwecki.
Amy C. Ford, age 88, of Johnsonburg, died Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Mt. Laurel Nursing Home in Clearfield after a lengthy illness.
She was born July 23, 1924 in Arroyo, daughter of the late Clarence and Ella Laura (Sarvey) Shaffer.
She was married to Jordan Ford; he preceded her in death in July 1995.
A Protestant by faith, she lived most of her life in Johnsonburg and worked at St. Marys Hospital Pharmacy for many years.
Rose G. Newell, 90, of Raleigh, N.C. and formerly of St. Marys, died on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh, N.C.
She was born May 8, 1922 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Eckert Buerk.
On Sept. 30, 1947 in St. Mary's Church, she married the late Mack L. Newell , who preceded her in death on Feb. 23, 2007 after nearly 60 years of marriage.
Irvin Mattivi, 83, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Agostino Mattivi of Kersey, died quietly at home on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
He was born on Aug. 25, 1929. Upon returning from the Korean War, he married the love of his life, Geraldine C. (Jean) Mattivi on June 20, 1953, and raised their four daughters in Raleigh, N.C. They have eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He retired from IBM in 1995. He stayed active in his church, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, and with the Knights of Columbus. He was a loving example to his family and friends, and to all.
Neil C. Shade Sr., 85, of Cherry Hill Road, Albion, died early Thursday morning, March 14, 2013 at St. Marys Home of Erie.
He was born Oct. 23, 1927 in Erie, a son of the late Earl L. Shade and Catherine Johnson. He was married to Joan M. Carlin Shade on Sept. 6, 1949. She preceded him in death on April 19, 2002.
Donald R. DeVallance, 88, of 1475 Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, March 13, 2013 at his residence.
He was born Jan. 14, 1925 in Brockwayville, son of the late Norman Lane and Altha Venice (Dillon) DeVallance.
He married Rhea M. Smith on Feb. 17, 1947, and she survives.
He had resided in Ridgway since 1930 and was a former Brockway resident. He was a member of the Ridgway Church of the Nazarene and the NRA.
James Elroy Morean, 88, of Erie Ave., St. Marys, departed the earthly realm on Tuesday, March 12, 2013.Â
He was born on Nov. 18, 1924, to the late Adelbert and Lina Lockwood Morean, who were from Austin.Â
On May 15, 1948 he married Betty Huston Morean, who survives.Â