Archive - Obituary
February 5th, 2013
Betty Lou Bauer, 78, of 14 Hauber Ave., St. Marys, died Monday, Feb 4, 2013, at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born March 2, 1934, in Coal Hollow, daughter of the late Frederick and Ethel Johnston Colson. On Feb. 26, 1954, in New York, she married Richard J. "Dick" Bauer Jr., who preceded her in death on March 18, 2011.
Mrs. Bauer was a lifelong resident of the area and attended schools in Erie. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, was an avid bowler, enjoyed bingo and camping, and especially enjoyed being with her family.
Joanne T. Wendel, 69, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, and formerly of Newton, N.C., died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh after a lengthy illness.
She was born April 13, 1943 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Andrew and Rosa Turcotte Meyer.
She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1961 and a graduate of the Clearfield School of Nursing. She worked for many years in healthcare and also worked in landscaping.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and enjoyed gardening, crafts and rock ân roll music. She also loved her cats.
Rose Mary âRosieâ Brunner, 90, a resident of St. Johnâs Specialty Care Center in Mars for the past five months and formerly of 301 Erie Ave. and Silver Creek Terrace in St. Marys, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at the UPMC Passavant Hospital in Pittsburgh after a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 30, 1922 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Frank and Margaret Farrell Duffy. On Oct. 5, 1953 in the St. Leoâs Church in Ridgway, she married James F. Brunner, who preceded her in death on June 23, 2004.
Sidney D. Himes, 46, of Johnsonburg, died suddenly on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at a friend's home in Kane.
Born April 23, 1966 in St. Marys to the late Bernard W. and Julia C. (Rider) Himes, Sidney was a farmer who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping, and was an avid artist.
Sidney is survived by three brothers, Harvey Himes of Ridgway, Clarence Himes of Johnsonburg, and David Himes of Johnsonburg; a sister, Alberta Short of Genesee, N.Y.; an aunt, Mary Ellen and her husband Glenn Hess of Bradford; and numerous nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Gayle M. Day, 69, of 759 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born Feb. 27, 1943 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Isadore and Esther Hanes. In 1971, in Ridgway, she married James Day, who preceded her in death on March 26, 1992.
Mrs. Day was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. She was a member of the Queen of the World Church. She enjoyed playing cards and baking, and she had a great sense of humor.
Alfred Edward Cheatle, 80, of 638 Virginia Rd., St. Marys, died Thursday evening, Jan. 31, 2013 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after an illness of the past year.
He was born Sept. 2, 1932 in St. Marys, son of the late Frank and Catherine Caskey Cheatle. On May 25, 1957, in the Queen of the World Church, he married Doris T. Smith, who preceded him in death on Aug. 26, 2001.
Joseph M. Rubino, 81, of 484 Main St., Kersey, died unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.
He was born April 16, 1931 in New York, a son of the late Michael and Beatrice Kemendo Rubino.
His first wife was Marjorie Gahr Rubino, who preceded him in death on Feb. 12, 1995.Â He then married Marie Calhoun McHone Rubino, who survives.
Evelyn M. Lewandowski, 91, of Silvercreek Terrace, St. Marys, died on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 at Pinecrest Manor.Â
She was born Nov. 21, 1921 in Kersey, a daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth Holberg Cuneo.
She was married to the late Antoni Lewandowski.
Mrs. Lewandowski was a member of St. Mary's Church.Â She retired from Sylvania after many years of service.Â She enjoyed word search puzzles and enjoyed snacking on marshmallows and Hershey kisses.
Ruth M. Baumgratz, 82, of 521 Church St., St. Marys, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at her residence after a lengthy illness.
She was born Sept. 21, 1930, in Dunkirk, N.Y., daughter of the late Albert and Sophia Wojcinski Griswold. On Sept. 25, 1954 in Dunkirk, N.Y. she married Carl F. "Harry" Baumgratz; who survives.
She was a graduate of Dunkirk High School, Class of 1948, and resided in St. Marys since 1952. She was a former employee of Stackpole Carbon Co., and Berman's & BJ's Apparel.
Ruby Gamarino, 92, of Brockport, died peacefully Sunday afternoon, Jan. 27, 2013 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center surrounded by her family.
She was born Dec. 14, 1920 in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Joseph and Sadie Steis.
She was a graduate of St. Leoâs School. She worked at Stackpole Carbon for four years, at the 5 and 10 Store in Ridgway for three years, and at Brockway Glass for three years.