Archive - Obituary
April 6th, 2012
Janice J. Casolo, 76, of 502 Dewey St., Ridgway, died, Wednesday, April 5, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born Aug. 16, 1935, in Ridgway, the daughter of Joseph and Kathryn Wilson Papa. She married Joseph M. Casolo, who predeceased her on Jan. 24, 2005.
Mrs. Casolo was a lifelong Ridgway resident. She was a member of St. Leoâ€™s Catholic Church. She was an active member of the Ridgway Catholic Daughters of America. She enjoyed reading, quilting, and being with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She retired from Quality Components after 38 years of service.
Alvin L. Hoffman, 79, of 628 S. Michael St., St. Marys, died Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Pinecrest Manor following an illness of the past several months.
He was born Aug. 3, 1932, in St. Marys, son of the late Anthony and Marie Sporner Hoffman.
On July 20, 1957, in Brookville, he married Anna M. Allegretto, who survives.
Mr. Hoffman was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. He was a retired employee of Carbone of America, retiring in 1995.
Louise A. Glatt, 91, of 108 Irishtown Rd., Fox Manor, Kersey, died Thursday March 5, 2012 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following an illness of the past several months.
She was born Feb. 19, 1921 in Benezette, daughter of the late Raymond and Kathleen Von Reibnitz Sexton.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Benezette schools. She was part owner of the former Glatt's Inn in Kersey and had worked at Sylvania in Emporium for many years.
On Jan. 12, 1952 in Kersey, she married Robert E. Glatt, who preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 1998.
Frank W. Garner, 90, of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 544 Kerner Ave., St. Marys, died on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 following a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 20, 1922 in St. Marys, a son of the late Karl and Verna Zeigler Garner.
On Dec. 5, 1949 in St. Mary's Church, he married the late Bertha Herzing Garner, who preceded him in death in 1989.
Mr. Garner was a lifelong resident of the area and was a member of the St. Mary's Church.Â He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was the recipient of a Purple Heart after being wounded in Germany in 1944.Â
Dawn E. Baker, 49, of 106 Abbot Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, March 4, 2012 at her residence following an illness of the past several months.
She was born July 29, 1962 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Robert and Marion Stewert Hoffman.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1980. She was employed at MPP in St. Marys.
Jane G. Sorg, 89, of 561 Rock St., St. Marys, died Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born March 9, 1923 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Herman and Genevieve Mayer Gregory. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1941.
On Oct. 12, 1948 in the St. Maryâ€™s Church, she married Paul J. Sorg, who preceded her in death on May 25, 1990.
Dennis A. Wolfe, 75, of Rattlesnake Road in Brockport, died on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at his residence.
He was born on Nov. 2, 1936 in St. Marys to the late Joseph and Loretta Eckert Wolfe. On Oct. 29, 1994, he married Naomi R. Heise, who survives.
Michael J. Zwald, 39, of 35 South St., Ridgway, died Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center following an industrial accident.
He was born July 27, 1972 in St. Marys, the son of W. James and Sandra Salter Zwald, who survive, of St. Marys. On July 11, 1998 in the Queen of the World Church, he married April M. Whiteman, who survives.
David John Frantz Jr., 55, died suddenly on Friday, March 30, 2012 at his home in Hiller.
He was born Nov. 11, 1956 in DuBois, the son of the late David "Yunk" Frantz Sr.
He was in the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War. He was also a member of the West Brownsville American Legion Post 940 and the director and State Officer of Region 1.
He loved his family; riding bikes; his pets, Jack Daniels; and cooking on the grill.
Theodore Irwin, 78, of Gardner Hill, Weedville, died on Friday, March 30, 2012 at the Clearfield Hospital after a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 24, 1933 in Medix Run, son of the late Raymond and Ruth (Lewis) Irwin.
He lived in Bennetts Valley for most of his life. He was a member of Weedville Wesleyan Church and enjoyed HAM Radios.
He retired from the Navy Construction Battalion "Seabees," where his service included the Vietnam War.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.