Archive - Obituary
January 17th, 2013
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.
Betty Louise Casolo, 87, of 101 N. Mill Ave., Ridgway, died at her residence on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 after a lengthy illness. She was surrounded by her loving family.
She was born May 17, 1925 in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Anthony and Flora Minard Gerg. On Nov. 26, 1947, she married John F. Casolo Sr., who preceded her in death on May 4, 2006.
Theodore "Ted" Schloder, 64, of 172 Cross Rd., St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born Oct. 17, 1948 in St. Marys, son of the late Clarence W. "Toot" and Lydia McGonigal Schloder Sr.
On May 2, 1968, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Ellen M. Manning, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. He had been sel- employed at the former Schloder's Garage and had been employed at Windfall Products.
Mr. Schloder was a member of the St. Mary's Church.
Louis A. Allegretto, 85, of 4438 Rasselas Rd., Wilcox, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 16 at the Kane Community Hospital in Kane following a brief illness.
He was born on April 29, 1927 in Elmira, N.Y., son of the late Louis D. and Clara Markert Allegretto.
He married Patty Eaton on June 28, 1947; she preceded him in death in 1979. He later married Vona Lee Walters in 1981; she survives.
Dorothy Gigliotti-Hetrick, 69, of East Long Avenue, DuBois, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at the DuBois Nursing Home following a short illness.
She was born on June 7, 1943 in Sligo, daughter of Luella (Smith) Wolff of DuBois and the late James Wolff.
Elizabeth L. "Betty" Wildfire, 91, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 114 Cherry Rd., Kersey, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 6, 1921, in Kersey, daughter of the late Clarence W. and Clara T. Anderson Woodley. In February 1952, she married Carl W. Wildfire, who preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 2011.
She was a graduate of Kersey High School and the DuBois Business School.
She is survived by two sons, Rick Wildfire of Kersey and Ron Wildfire of Kersey.
Jerome J. Erich, 77, of 200 Elm Rd., St. Marys, died on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at Christ the King Manor in DuBois following a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 18, 1935 in St. Marys, a son of the late Jerome W. and Catherine Hasselman Erich. On Aug. 11, 1962 in St. Mary's Church, he married Mary Schade Erich, who survives.
Mr. Erich was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of Queen of the World Church.Â He was a veteran of the NavyÂ and retired from Erich Rentals after many years of service.Â He enjoyed working in the yard and spending time outdoors.
Etta C. Hicks, 97, of River Road, Weedville, died on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 at the DuBois Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born on Sept. 2, 1915 in Kittanning, daughter of the late Harry and Floda Dell (Campbell) Brumbaugh.
She married Jesse Lee Hicks Jr. on Feb. 11, 1950. He preceded her in death on Dec. 29, 1998.
Mrs. Hicks was a Bennetts Valley resident since 1950. She was a homemaker who enjoyed knitting, embroidery, crossword puzzles and spending time with her family and grandchildren, especially the Sunday dinners.
Mary V. Dollinger, 90, of 163 Hemlock Rd., St. Marys, died on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 22, 1922 in Ramsaytown, daughter of the late Steven and Agnes Krizmanich. On Aug. 25, 1945, in Our Lady of Christian Church in Byrnedale, she married William H. Dollinger. He preceded her in death on May 30, 1997.
Karen Sue Yorns, 44, of 429 Allenhurst Ave., Ridgway, died peacefully in her sleep on Jan. 9, 2013.
She was born June 8, 1968, in Butler, the daughter of James Lilley and the late Doris E. Lillie Lilley.
Karen worked as a part-time hairstylist, she took care of her mom for Community Nurses and was a volunteer for CAPSEA for many years. She spent a lot of time in Corry, where many of her relatives still survive. In spite of her long-standing, serious health issues, she remained a loving, caring, helping person. Truly a beautiful angel on earth.