Archive - Obituary
January 20th, 2013
William J. MacDonald, 80, of 238 Monterey Avenue, Ridgway, died at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, January 19, 2013 following a lengthy illness.
He was born February 5, 1932 in Ridgway, a son of the late Maurice and Mary Kielocker MacDonald.
On April 24, 1965 in St. Leo's Church, he married Filomena "Dolly" Magrini MacDonald, who survives.
Calvin M. Parks, 72, of 128 Grandview Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at the Elk Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness.
He was born October 1, 1940 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Lawrence and Vivian Klase Parks.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Johnsonburg Area Schools. He was a retired employee of the St. Marys Carbon Company, working from August 1965 till January 1997.
Marie E. Lewis, 91, a resident of Pinecrest Manor, and formerly of Weedville and 101 N. Mill Street, Ridgway, died on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
She was born on March 4, 1921 in Johnsonburg, a daughter of the late Hilary and Ethel McClintick Lewis.
Nerino R. Facchine, 89, of 1762 Bucktail Road, St. Marys, died on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
He was born October 4, 1923 in Byrnedale, son of the late Joseph and Theresa Baruffalo Facchine.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Weedville schools. He had been an employee of Stackpole Carbon Company for over 25 years, founded Facchine Sanitation in Kersey in 1964 and was a self-employed mason.
In February 1976, in the Queen of the World Church, he married Sara Woelfel Wolfe, who survives.
Leonore T. Burke, 89, of Caledonia, died Friday, January 18, 2013 at DRMC after a lengthy illness.
She was born April 28, 1923, daughter of the late Bert and Mern (Carter) Murphy.
She married Robert E. Burke and he preceded her in death in 1989.
She was a graduate of Benezette School, was a homemaker, and also worked at Sylvania during WWII. She lived all her life in Bennetts Valley and enjoyed spending time with her family.
Corrine M. Alphonso, 84, of 201 Russ Lane, St. Marys, died at her home on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 following a lengthy illness.
She was born February 15, 1928 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late George and Bertha Eberl Meier.
On May 8, 1954 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, she married the late Harold Alphonso, who preceded her in death on November 4, 1994.
Josephine Amacher White, 86, of Grant Road, Ridgway, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, surrounded by her family at home following a short illness.
She was born Feb. 27, 1926 in New York City, daughter of the late Pancrazio and Henriette Motte Papale.
She married Malcolm Earl Amacher on Sept. 29, 1946 at Holy Cross Rectory in New York City.
Doreen A. McCartan, 71, of Newark, Ohio, died at Licking Memorial Hospital with her family by her side on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.
She was born in St. Marys on Nov. 7, 1941, daughter of Ruth A. (Gerber) Meyer and the late Arnold J. Meyer.
Alberta J. Manfroni, 84, of 446 Toby Rd., Kersey, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at her residence.
She was born July 18, 1928 in Knox Twp., Jefferson County, the daughter of Patrick J. and Dorothy Wonderling McGranor.
On Aug. 9, 1947 in St. Tobias Church in Brockway she married Peter Manfroni. He preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 2004.
She was a member at St. Boniface in Kersey.
She was a 1946 graduate of Reynoldsville High School. She had lived for many years in Falls Creek before moving to Kersey in 1968. She enjoyed cooking, baking and organizing family gatherings.
Gary R. Kamats, 65, of 1058 Gardeau Rd., Emporium, died at DuBois Regional Medical Center, DuBois, on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 16, 2013.
He was born June 24, 1947 in St. Marys, a son of the late George and Clara Zoschg Kamats. On Aug. 29, 1970 in St. Leo Catholic Church, Ridgway, he married Jane Imhof Kamats, who survives.