Archive - Obituary
January 2nd, 2014
Gertrude P. "Dee Dee" Roberts, 90, of 424 Pattison St., St. Marys, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born on June 17, 1923, in Ridgway, the daughter of Frank and Christine LaSorto Viglione. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Roberts.
She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church in St. Marys. Mrs. Roberts had been employed at the Elliott Co. and the Royal Motel. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo.
She is survived by three sisters-in-law, Grace, Nellie, and Marian Viglione; a brother-in-law, John Lloyd; and by a number of nieces and nephews.
Thomas W. Wittman, 82, of 1852 Bucktail Rd., St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
He was born June 5, 1931 in St. Marys, a son of the late William and Philomena Knight Wittman.
On Oct. 1, 1955 in St. Marys Church, he married Mary Margaret Wittman, who survives.
December 30th, 2013
Courtney Ann Kreckel, 38, of Port Richey, Fla., died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born May 21, 1975 in Ridgway, daughter of Raymond Kreckel and Carol (Akers) Dinsmore.
She was a homemaker who was raised in Johnsonburg and has lived the past 20 years in Florida.
Daniel E. "Squeaky" Miller Sr., 64, a resident of Highland View Health Care in Brockway, died peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 following a brief illness.
He was born May 18, 1949 in Ridgway, a son of the late Lawrence and Sophie Flacinski Miller.
Mr. Miller lived most of his life in Elk County, with the Miller homestead being located in Wilcox. He worked for several years at Motion Control in Ridgway and at St. Marys Pressed Metals. He enjoyed hunting, working, remodeling houses and working on cars.Â He also had a great love for dogs and eagles.
John J. Boschert, 54, of 424 German Settlement Rd., Ridgway, died unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013.
He was born April 11, 1959 in St. Marys, a son of Anna Carlson Boschert of St. Marys and the late John J. Boschert, who preceded him in death on March 29, 2013.
On Sept. 24, 2004 in Ridgway, he married Jane Woelfel Boschert, who survives.
John H. Smith, 66, of 16959 Jerusalem Corners Rd., Pleasantville, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.
He was born on Oct. 10, 1947 to the late Hilary and Bernenice Wyant Smith in Ridgway.
He was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1965. He attended Gannon University where he graduated with a B.S. in accounting.
He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in Germany during the Vietnam War.
He moved to Pleasantville in 1971 where he worked for GTE/Sylvania in Titusville and Warren for 10 years.
William "Bill" Shaner, 77, of River Road, Weedville, died on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 at DRMC after a yearlong illness.
He was born June 16, 1936 in Altoona, son of the late Charles and Thelma (Barnett) Shaner.
On Aug. 2, 1975 he married Pennie (Rosenhoover) and she survives.
David J. Gustafson, 61, of Mountain Laurel Nursing Home in Clearfield died on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 following a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 5, 1952 in Ridgway, son of the late Tom and Nellie (O'Brien) Gustafson.
He grew up on Bailey's Settlement in Clearfield and graduated from Curwensville High School.
He resided most of his life in Ridgway. Dave was a Christian who spent many years involved in the Cornerstone Church of Ridgway. He served in the U.S. Air Force and over the years was a member of the VFW, American Legion, and Sons of Italy.
Joseph V. Urmann Jr., 92, of 409 Shelley Dr., Ridgway, died early Monday morning, Dec. 23, 2013, at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
He was born July 29, 1921 in Ridgway, son of the late Joseph V. and Ruth (McMackin) Urmann Sr.
He married Jean Adam on Aug. 28, 1946, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 29, 2008.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and was a 1939 graduate of the Ridgway High School, and a 1943 graduate of St. Bonaventure.
Louis S. Morelli, 89, of 1223 Million Dollar Highway, Kersey, died on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at his home following a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 24, 1924 in Kersey, a son of the late Lino and Mary Tamburlin Morelli.
On June 21, 1947, he married the late Alice Wolack Morelli, who preceded him in death on July 1, 2007.