Archive - Obituary
November 19th, 2012
Richard A. Wortman Sr. 77, of 1069 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, died on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 unexpectedly at his residence.
He was born Sept. 17, 1935 in St. Marys, son of the late Andrew and Lorina Benninger Wortman.
On Jan. 31, 1959 in St. Marys, he married Joan D. Caskey, who preceded him in death on Sept. 29, 2000.
Mr. Wortman was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. He was a retired employee of the Airco Corp. and Windfall Products. He had also owned his own cleaning business, Wortman Cleaning Services.
Marguerite E. "Betty" Frank, 92, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Lynch Road, St. Marys, died on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born June 21, 1920 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Charles and Helena Kullertz Ambuske. On April 7, 1945, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Raymond B. "Goona" Frank, who preceded her in death on Sept. 24, 1996.
Betty was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1938.
Rita M. Anzinger, 93, a resident of Christ the King Manor in DuBois and formerly of 219 Wendel Rd., St. Marys, died on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at Christ the King Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born on May 9, 1919 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Joseph and Julia Schneider Leithner.
On June 8, 1936, in the St. Mary's Church, she married Wilfred E. Anzinger, who preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1989.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School.
Laetitia M. "Lettie" (White) McHale, 55, of Cranberry Township, died Thursday evening, Nov. 15, 2012, after an extended illness.
Patricia Pontzer Lanese, 72, of Highland View Health Care in Brockway, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 16, 1940, in Ridgway, the daughter of Robert and Bertha Friery Pontzer. She graduated from Ridgway Area High School, Class of 1958.
Norman H. Shrubb, 66, of Washington, Pa., died Thursday, Nov. 1 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born June 11, 1946, the son of the late Wayne and Louise (Lewis) Shrubb of Spring Run Road, Weedville.
He enjoyed cooking, the outdoors and had a green thumb for plants and flowers.
Daniel A. Smith, 64, of 131 Comet Rd., St. Marys, died Thursday evening, Nov. 15, 2012 at his residence following a short illness.
He was born May 17, 1948 in Rochester, N.Y., the son of Duane N. and Charlotte Mattison Smith of Binghamton, N.Y., who survived. On Dec. 20, 1969 in Binghamton, N.Y., he married Pauline J. "P.J." Linehan, who survives.
Mary H. Marroni, 87, of Wexford House, Kingsport, Tenn., and formerly of St. Marys, Johnsonburg and Ridgway, died Monday morning, Nov. 12, 2012 at Wexford House in Kingsport, Tenn. following a lengthy illness.
She was born on Nov. 1, 1925 in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Joseph P. and Eleanor Rosaria Tegano. On June 9, 1943, she married Earnest J. Marroni, who preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 1965.
William E. Barrett, 87, of 316 N. Michael St., St. Marys, died on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 at Highland View Health Care in Brockway.
He was born Jan. 29, 1925 in Bellefonte, a son of the late William E. and Elmira M. Cain Barrett.
On June 6, 1959 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, he married the late Marilyn Hammer Barrett, who preceded him in death on June 5, 1996.
Russell (Rusty) Auman, 63, formerly of St. Marys, died on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 at his home in Puyallup, Wash. after a long battle with MS.
He was born in St. Marys on Aug. 1, 1949, son of the late Marinus and Doris (Fritz) Auman. He was married to Lori (Barnhouse) Auman, who preceded him in death on Dec. 31, 2002.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.