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November 27th, 2012

Catherine Estelle Hess

November 27, 2012

Catherine Estelle Hess, 97, of Hollywood, Md., formerly from Suitland, Md., died on Nov. 22, 2012 in Leonardtown, Md.
Born on March 15, 1915 in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Karl Frederick and Maggie May Scheytt of Washington, D.C.
She was the loving wife of Thaddeus Stevens Hess Jr., whom she married on June 25, 1934 in Washington, D.C.
She graduated from Eastern High School in 1933 and moved to St. Mary’s County from Suitland, Md. in 1976.

Pauline J. Meyer

November 27, 2012

Pauline J. Meyer, 59, of 357 Meyer Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at her home.
She was born Jan. 9, 1953 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Edward and Kathleen Harlan Rollick. On March 10, 1979 in Johnsonburg, she married Richard M. Meyer, who survives.
She was a lifelong resident of the area, growing up in Byrnedale, and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1970. She was a former employee of the County of Elk, St. Marys Pharmacy and was part-owner of the former M&M Creations in Ridgway.

Henry C. Friedl

November 27, 2012

Henry C. Friedl, 81, of Jersey Hollow Rd. in Little Valley, N.Y. ,died peacefully on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012.
He was born Sept. 29, 1931 in St. Marys, the son of the late Charles and Bertha (Wonderly) Friedl. He married Bonnie Hart-Friedl, who survives.
He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-1953. He worked as an over-the-road truck driver. He was an avid outdoorsman and a member of the Little Valley American Legion.

Vilmer W. Buchheit

November 27, 2012

Vilmer W. Buchheit, 96, of 586 Fillmore Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 at the family hunting camp in South Kersey.
He was born Feb. 21, 1916, in St. Marys, son of the late Charles and Germaine Goetz Buchheit. In 1939, in St. Mary's Church, he married Frances A. Herzing, who preceded him in death in 1976.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. He was a retired employee of the Keystone Carbon Co., retiring in 1980 after 43 years of service.

November 26th

Agnes M. Auman

November 26, 2012

Agnes M. Auman, 92, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of Elk Towers and a former resident of Ridgway, died Monday, Nov. 26 at Pinecrest Manor after a brief illness.
She was born July 23, 1920, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Simon and Frances Fruehstorfer Schafman. On Oct. 25, 1941, in the St. Joseph Monastery, she married Eugene G. Auman, who preceded her in death on Aug. 26, 1983.

November 25th

Mary Ellen Yetzer

November 25, 2012

Mary Ellen Yetzer, 55, of 759 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Elk Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness.
She was born Jan. 14, 1957, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Carl and Madelyn "Dolly" Nero Yetzer.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School, Class of 1974. She was a former beautician.
She had also worked in the St. Joseph's kitchen and the convent infirmary. She enjoyed spending time with her daughter.

Kathryn B. Heibel Rettger

November 25, 2012

Kathryn B. Heibel Rettger, 91, of Erie, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012 at UPMC Hamot.
She was born in Erie on Dec. 27, 1920, the daughter of the late Jerome and Edith Schaaf Heibel.
A graduate of East High School, she was employed as a custodian with the Erie School District, retiring in 1985. She was a life-long member of St. Mary's Church. She loved to play cards and put together jigsaw puzzles.

Alva J. "Monnie" Kirkland

November 25, 2012

Alva J. "Monnie" Kirkland, 85, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois after a brief illness.
She was born March 21, 1927 in St. Marys, daughter of the late David W. and Isabelle Krieg Caskey.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School. She was a former employee of Airco Speer, and retired from GTE Sylvania and also worked at Keystone Carbon Co., and retired from Keystone.
She was married to Albert E. Kirland, who preceded her in death in 2000.

Angeline Gregori

November 25, 2012

Angeline Gregori, 75, of Peach Street, Weedville, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2012 at the DuBois Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
She was born July 9, 1937, in Cardiff, daughter of the late Martin and Theresa (Zambanini) Gregori.
She lived all her life in Bennetts Valley and was a homemaker. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Valley Legion Post 978 Auxiliary. She loved playing bingo and spending time with her grandchildren.

James E. Cool

November 25, 2012

James E. Cool, 70, of 524 Schissle St., St. Marys, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness.
He was born May 11, 1942, in Sinnemahoning, son of the late Marion A. and Kathleen Foley Cool.
On Sept. 26, 1964, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Gail L. Wendel, who preceded him in death on Aug. 4, 2011.
He was a graduate of Cameron County High School, Class of 1960; a graduate of the DuBois Business College; and a graduate of Thiel College in Greenville.

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