Archive - Obituary
December 25th, 2014
Verna "Lavonne" Oermann, 88, of 200 Dippold Ave., St. Marys, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 at her residence.
She was born May 3, 1926 in Timblin, daughter of the late Otis and Jeanette Brocious Snyder. She was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School and had resided in St. Marys since 1989. On Aug. 10, 1947, in Punxsutawney, she married Claude Karl Oermann, who preceded her in death in 1988.
Michele "Michael" Costanzo, 91, of 314 First Ave., Johnsonburg, died Monday morning, Dec. 22, 2014 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born July 2, 1923 in Platina, Italy, son of the late Francisco and Maria Rosa Visconti Costanzo.
On Feb. 27, 1947, he married Emanuela Perri in Italy. She died Aug. 13, 2013.
He resided in Johnsonburg since 1950 and had graduated from high school in Italy.
He was a member of Holy Rosary Church where he was very active and was an usher for many years. He was an avid gardener.
He served in the army in Italy.
Jeanette T. "Janet" Yonker, 89, of 155 W. Mill St., Ridgway, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at her home.
She was born Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1925, a daughter of the late Wilfred and Clara Young Neubert.
On July 30, 1960 in St. Benedict's in Daguscahonda, she married Paul Yonker, who survives.
Charles "Huxie" W. Nearing, 77, of Burning Well Road, Wilcox, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at Penn Highlands DuBois.
Born Aug. 5, 1937, in Wilcox, he was a son of the late Linus and Margaret Paulina Nearing.
"Huxie" served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Veterans' Memorial Club in Mt. Jewett and the Wilcox Sportsman's Club.
Prior to retirement, he was employed as the dog catcher for Elk County.
Theresa Marie Pond, 82, of Fayetteville, N.C, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 in Kingswood Nursing Center in Aberdeen, N.C.
Theresa was born in Elk County on Oct. 10, 1932 to the late Frank and Johanna Weber Eichmiller. She worked as a bookkeeper in the automobile industry.
She is survived by her daughter, Karen P. West and her husband, Marvin of Fayetteville, N.C.; a sister, Dorothy Anderson of Erie; one grandchild, Sgt. Michael Eugene West of Ft. Campbell, Ky.; and one great-grandchild, Katie Marie West of Ft. Campbell, Ky.
Margaret H. Casolo, 95, of 410 N. Broad St. in Ridgway, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor.
She was born Oct. 6, 1919 in Bordell, daughter of the late John and Louis Abbott Hooper.
She married Michael Casolo on Jan. 9, 1960, he survives.
Margaret Casolo was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, and she had been employed as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone in Bradford, and as a sales clerk for G.C. Murphy's in Ridgway. She enjoyed sewing and gardening.
Mary Rose Eckert, 92, of Erie, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 at St. Maryâ€™s East.
She was born June 4, 1922 in Kersey, daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Malone Sennett.
Rose was a 1940 graduate of Kersey High School.
She was an active member of St. Jude the Apostle Church, was a wonderful homemaker, and loved baking. Rose had a great sense of humor, enjoyed traveling, and loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Norman Larry Bauer, 70, of Johnsonburg, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness. On Dec. 22, Larry would have been a nine-year lung transplant survivor.
He was born Feb. 3, 1944 in Johnsonburg to the late Norman F. and Madeline Grace (Nuss) Bauer.
He married Sue Stallard Bauer on July 17, 1980, and she survives.
Thomas G. "Tom" Zelechoski Sr., 92, of 402 Willow St., Johnsonburg, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 16, 2014 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 12, 1922 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Michael and Winifred Muroski Zelechoski.
On Feb. 7, 1948, he married Irene Parana in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg. She preceded him in death July 28, 2008.
He resided in Johnsonburg all his life. He graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1939 and attended college briefly in California.
Roger N. Smith, 46, of Byrnedale, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys.
He was born Aug. 2, 1968 in Buckhannon, W. Va., son of Robert and Delena Smith.
On Aug. 14, 1999, he married Tammy (Benson) Smith.
He had been employed as a die setter at Eastern Sintered Alloy since 1998. He enjoyed hunting and racing, being a member of the pit crew for BMC Racing and a member of the B&S Tractor Pulling Team.
He lived in West Virginia until coming to Johnsonburg in 1998 and then to Byrnedale in 2001.