Archive - Obituary
August 13th, 2012
Helen M. Cornelio, 89, of Clearwater, Fla., died on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012.
She was born on March 9, 1923 in Fairmont, W. Va., daughter of the late Carmella and Ottavio Cornelio.
Following graduation, she worked at Sylvania for many years. She relocated to Puerto Rico, where she retired from the Navy Exchange and moved to Florida.
She like playing bingo and going to the casino. She loved her cats.
Leo Panighetti, 87, of Cherry Avenue, Weedville, died on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 at home following a lengthy illness.
He was born on April 10, 1925 in Byrnedale son of the late James Vincent and Mary (Rotonda) Panighetti.
He married Ethel I. (Llewellyn) on April 10, 1947. She survives.
He attended Bennetts Valley Schools and lived all his life in Bennetts Valley.
Taylor N. Schutz, 15, of 1265 Taylor Rd., St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 at UPMC Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh following injuries sustained in an ATV accident.
She was born Feb 9, 1997 in St. Marys, a daughter of Robert Schutz and Jessica Taylor Schutz, who survive.
Helen M. (Sis) Rohr, 89, of 514 Kearsarge Ave., Ridgway, died Wednesday evening, Aug. 8, 2012 at the home of her son in Ridgway following an illness of the last four months.
She was born Aug. 3, 1923 in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Frank and Catherine (Persohn) Stritzinger. She married Theodore F. Rohr on Aug. 23, 1952; he preceded her in death on Aug. 27, 1999.
Esther M. Longo, 83, of Mill Run, Penfield, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 at her residence.
She was born on April 4, 1929 in Caledonia, daughter of the late Alfonse Facchine and Elizabeth (Baruffalo) Facchine. She married Donato â€śChoppyâ€ť Longo, who preceded her in death. Â
Leno A. Serafini Sr., 86, of Wayne Road in DuBois, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 at his daughterâ€™s home in Treasure Lake.
He was born on June 15, 1926 in Cardiff, Pa., to the late Joseph and Teresa (Calliari) Serafini. He was married to Josephine (Ogiba) Serafini for 32 years. She preceded him in death on June 1, 1992. He then married Mary (Reed) Serafini. She preceded him in death on Dec. 25, 2005.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. He retired from Keystone Carbon Company in St. Marys after 40 years of service.
William â€śBillâ€ť Rio, 86, of Bennetts Valley Highway in Penfield, died on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012 at the DuBois Nursing Home following a short illness.
He was born on Nov. 30, 1925 in Tyler, son of the late Giacmo and Anna (Kovalick) Rio.
He married Olga (Kematick) on Aug. 21, 1948. She preceded him in death on March 18, 2009.
Mr. Rio was born and raised in Tyler and lived most of his life in Penfield.Â He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and retired from Rockwell International of DuBois.
Curtis Allen â€śCooterâ€ť Maholtz, 60, of Benezette, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at home following a short illness.
He was born on March 14, 1952 in DuBois son of the late Chester â€śCootâ€ť Maholtz and Mabel (Barrett) Maholtz, who survives.
He married Brenda (Gallagher), who survives.
Mr. Maholtz was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1970. He was an equipment operator for coal companies. He lived most of his life in Bennetts Valley.Â
John J. Bencic Jr., 54, of Homer City, died at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012 after fighting a long battle with cancer.
He was born on March 10, 1958, the son of Helen (Kanick) and the late John J. Bencic Sr. On Sept. 7, 1985, he married Amy Sorg.
John was a graduate of Homer Center High School. He worked for Homer City Coal Processing Corp. for 34 years before his retirement due to illness in January 2012.Â
Margaret A. Eckert, 89, of 131 Wendel Rd., St. Marys, died on Wed., August 1, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illess.
She was born Jan. 31, 1923 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late George and Margaret Geyer Schneider.
On Nov. 27, 1943 in St. Mary's Church, she married the late James G. Eckert, who preceded her in death on March 16, 1993.
Mrs. Eckert was a lifelong resident of St. Marys and was educated in the local schools.Â She was a member of Queen of the World Church.Â She was a dedicated mother, grandmother and homemaker.Â