Archive - Obituary
September 12th, 2012
Donald Gruesu died on July 20, 2012 in Carlsbad, Calif.
He was born on Aug. 17, 1964, in Ridgway, the middle son of Joseph and Bernice Gruesu, who survive. He married Patty Dwyer on Oct. 4, 1997 in Newport Beach, Calif.; she survives.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by three sons, Brandon and twins Bayard and Carson; a daughter, Mallorie; a granddaughter, Brooke; and two brothers, Stephen Gruesu and Paul Gruesu.
Elaine I. White, 84, of Weedville and recently of Christ the King Manor of DuBois, died late Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at the Christ the King Manor.
She was born July 6, 1928 in Weedville, daughter of the late George and Frieda (Smith) Martin. She married Raymond Levendusky, who preceded her in death in 1968; and George O. White, who preceded her in death in 1978.
Elaine lived most of her life in Bennetts Valley and recently DuBois, and attended Bennetts Valley schools.
She was a homemaker.
Mark R. Mattivi, 51, of 108 Meadow Lane, Kersey, died unexpectedly on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 15, 1960, in St. Marys, the son of the late John A. and Rita A. Catalone Mattivi.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. He was an employee of SGL Carbon Co.
Mr. Mattivi was a member of the St. Marys American Legion, the Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club, enjoyed riding his motorcycle and going to see Confederate Railroad, and enjoyed running the sound board for Sixpak.
Robert D. Neal, 70, of 185 Plum Rd., St. Marys, died peacefully early Saturday morning, Sept. 8, 2012 at the home of his daughter surrounded by his family.
He was born March 14, 1942 in Big Run, son of the late Wilbur and Edna Lyle Neal. He attended Big Run schools and had been a resident of St. Marys since 2008. He was a retired electrician.
On June 8, 1963, he married his first wife, Gail Stark Weather, who preceded him in death on March 31, 1973. On Feb. 15, 1975, he married his second wife, Cynthia Duke, who also preceded him in death on April 8, 2012.
George Stephen McClure, 61, of Juniata Street extension, DuBois, died Friday, September 7, 2012 as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Brady Township, Clearfield County.
Born on Nov. 7, 1950 in DuBois, he was the son of the late George H. & Charlotte L. (Youman) McClure.
On May 15, 1982, he married Tara (McIntosh) McClure. She survives.
He was the owner of Glass Unlimited in DuBois and St. Marys.
Leander Anthony â€śLeeâ€ť Hoffman, 89, of 107 Beech Rd., St. Marys, PA, passed away September 7, 2012, at home after a brief illness. He was born January 18, 1923, in St. Marys, son of the late Anthony C. and Marie Sporner Hoffman.
On June 26, 1948, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Betty Jane Hoffman who passed away on June 11, 2011, just weeks shy of their 63rd wedding anniversary.
Lee was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Parochial School.
Frederic B. Oknefski, 87, of Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 at the Lutheran Home at Kane following a lengthy illness.
He was born March 3, 1925 in Ridgway, son of the late Benjamin C. and Minnie (Pearson) Oknefski.
On Dec. 6, 1947, he married Mary E. Hoffman, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of Ridgway and a 1943 graduate of the Ridgway High School.
Virginia â€śBudgeâ€ť M. Werner Leopold, 89, who greeted everyone with â€śPraise the Lordâ€ť and a hug, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at Florida Hospital Orlando, Orlando Fla., after a brief illness. She was born in St. Marys on May 1, 1923, a daughter of the late Arthur A. and Edith Mary Kaul Werner.
Dick Prout died at his brother Jack and sister-in-law DiAnnâ€™s home outside Buffalo, New York on Sept. 2, 2012. Dick is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 69 years, Ethel Stewart Prout. Dick was the father of Larry Prout (Jean) and Lee Prout (Linda); and grandfather of Brian Prout, Lisa Prout Williams (Kyle), Jennifer Prout and the late Jeffrey Prout. He was the older brother of the late Gordon Prout (late Darleen), Carol Mesler (late Fredrick), and Jack Prout (DiAnn).
Martha E. Frank, 86, formerly of Austin, Pa., died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport.
Born on Oct. 9, 1925 in Brockway, she was the daughter of James and Effie Fuhs Whelan. On Nov. 23, 1945 in Brockway, she married Vincent J. Frank, who died on April 8, 2003.
Mrs. Frank graduated from high school in Brockway. She was a longtime resident of Austin and worked for many years at Royâ€™s General Store. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, where she served as a Eucharistic minister. She had a strong faith and was loved by all who knew her.