Archive - Obituary
February 16th, 2012
Willis T. â€śWillyâ€ť Gleixner, 71, of 106 Forest Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
He was born May 22, 1940 in St. Marys, son of the late Alfred A. â€śShowyâ€ť and Frances â€śPatâ€ť Meyer Gleixner.
On May 14, 1960, in the St. Maryâ€™s Church, he married Patricia A. Schaberl, who survives.
Kathleen V. Frank, 93, of Water Street, Johnsonburg, and recently of Kane, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 at the Lutheran Home of Kane following a short illness. She was born May 6, 1918 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late John and Emma Amacher Lynch. On Jan. 28, 1936, she married Frederick C. Frank, who preceded her in death Aug. 3, 1991.
She lived all her life on Water Street, Johnsonburg, until the past several years in Kane.
James M. Fitzgerald, 60, of 105 E. Condot Rd., St. Marys, died at his home on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, surrounded by his family.
He was born June 15, 1951 in Bradford, a son of William and Shirley Hokanson Fitzgerald of St. Marys.
On Sept. 2, 1972 in Johnsonburg, he married Barbara Williams Fitzgerald, who survives.
Elizabeth A. Kosmiski, 84, of the Lutheran Home at Kane, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at her residence.
She was born April 30, 1927, in Ridgway, the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Kline Brehm. She married Richard A. Kosmiski, who predeceased her on Oct. 6, 1970.
Mrs. Kosmiski was a member of St. Leoâ€™s Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society, Catholic Daughters of America and the Idlers Club. She had been employed at the Hour Glass Dry Cleaners in Ridgway.
She is survived by a daughter, Pamela Gregori (Leo) of St. Marys; 12 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.
Jay-Don Joseph Hall, 78, of 58 Diamond Lodge Way, Emporium, died Saturday evening, Feb. 11, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 27, 1934, in Barnes, Warren County, son of the late Charles J. and Alice M. (MacMartin) Hall. He had resided in Emporium for the last few months but had been a former resident of Truman, Austin, Ridgway and Kersey.
James Vincent "GG" Christoff, 89, a resident of Fairview Manor in Erie and formerly of 520 Brusselles St., St. Marys, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie.
He was born Jan. 5, 1923 in Ridgway, son of the late Chester and Lena Piccirillo Christoff. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Leo's High School, Class of 1941. He was also a graduate of the DuBois Business College.
On June 5, 1947, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Dorothy Vollmer, who survives.
Emma Irene Wallace, 99, of Mill Run Road, Penfield, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012.
She was born Dec. 29, 1912 in Akron, Ohio, daughter of the late Frank Boughner and Laura (Pressler) Plyler. She married Dorsey S. Wallace, who preceded her in death in 1970.
Mrs. Wallace lived in Ohio until coming to the area in 1937, remaining the rest of her life in Mill Run.Â
She was a homemaker. She also worked five years with Stackpole Carbon. She was Methodist by faith and a member of the Gold Star Wives of America.Â She enjoyed crocheting and crossword puzzles and her life was devoted to her family.
Ned J. Kopp, 80, of 313 Welsh St., Kane, formerly of St. Marys, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born Dec. 14, 1931 in St. Marys, he was the son of the late William C. and Caroline E. Weber Kopp.Â On June 6, 1964 in Emporium, he married Marilyn M. Haviland, who died July 4, 2011.
Ned was a mechanic for Airco Speer in St. Marys for many years.Â He served in the U.S. Army after WWII and during the Korean War, andÂ was part of the St. Marys Serviceman's Detail.
Patricia L. Cook, 89, of 223 Irving Ave., Ridgway, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at Pinecrest Manor.
She was born Aug. 17, 1922, in Ridgway, the daughter of Everett and Phyllis Shugars Carberry. She married Lawrence K. Cook; he predeceased her on Aug. 29, 1994.
Mrs. Cook resided in Ridgway most of her life, where she was a member of St. Leoâ€™s Catholic Church. She enjoyed her tea time with friends and being with her family. She had been employed at Sylvania in St. Marys.
Virgil Silvio Foradori, 80, of McCracken Run Road, DuBois, PA died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 at U.P.M.C. St. Margaret Medical Center, Pittsburgh.
He was born Sept. 21, 1931, the son of the late Alexander and Frances (Coder) Foradori.
On Aug. 18, 1956, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, he married Beverly Ann Krise, who preceded him in death on April 26, 2010.
He was employed by Brockway Glass Company as a mold maker. He was supervisor of the mold shop at Brockwayâ€™s plant 17 (Danville, Va.) and plant 2 (Crenshaw).