Archive - Obituary
March 21st, 2011
Walter G. Schatz, 83, of 1427 Rosely Rd., St. Marys, died Monday morning, March 21, 2011, at his residence after a brief illness.
He was born Aug. 20, 1927, in St. Marys, son of the late Fred and Eleanor Young Schatz.
On July 10, 1954, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Theresa K. Kestler, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys parochial schools. He was a member of the St. Mary's Church; a veteran of the Army, having served in the Korean War; was a member of the American Legion; and enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing golf and carpentry.
Richard J. (Dick) Bauer Jr. 83, of 14 Hauber Ave., St. Marys, died Friday, March 18, 2011 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 12, 1928 in St. Marys, son of the late Richard J. and Marie Vollmer Bauer Sr. On February 26, 1954, in Buffalo, N.Y., he married Betty Lou Colson, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys parochial schools.
He was a retired employee of the Keystone Powdered Metal Co., retiring in 1990 after 42 years of service. He was now working for the Trout Run Secondary.
Timothy L. Keyser, 45, of 203 1/2 Main St., Ridgway, died early Saturday morning at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born April 24, 1965, in Ridgway, son of Amelia M. (Thompson) Keyser.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and was a graduate of the Ridgway High School. He was a member of the Ridgway Eagles Club, where he had been a Trustee, and he was a member of the American Legion Post 208.
He served in the U.S. Air Force and had also served in the Pennsylvania National Guard.
He had been employed by Coca-Cola Bottling Company of DuBois.
Dora M. Surra, 82, of 116 Zola Rd., Kersey, died Friday, March 18, 2011 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born June 6, 1928 in Coal Hollow, daughter of the late Antonio and Julia Gornati Cesa. On July 26, 1947, in the Guardian Angels Church in Coal Hollow, she married Leo J. Surra, who preceded her in death on March 31, 2000.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Kersey schools. She was a retired employee of the Riverside Market.
Olga Marks Wildauer, 89, of Ridge Avenue, Falls Creek, died Thursday, March 17, 2011 at the DuBois Nursing Home.
She was born on July 24, 1921 in DuBois, daughter of the late John and Julia Marks.
In 1946, she married George A. Wildauer, who preceded her in death on Sept. 26, 2002.
She worked at the Jackson China Company in Falls Creek for many years. She also worked at Gray Printing Company and the DuBois Courier Express. She was a member of St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church. She was an artist and an occasional art instructor. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, and photography.
Diane Roberta "Bobbie" Benson, 51, of 212 South Brady Street, DuBois, and formerly of St. Marys, died on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 following a brief illness.
She was born March 31, 1959 in St. Marys, a daughter of Doris Williamson Lenox and the late Robert D. Lenox
On September 29, 1978, she married Bradley Benson, who survives.
William T. Johnson, 79, of 824 Cardinal Road, St. Marys, died on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
He was born March 17, 1932 in Allport, a son of the late Arthur and Edna Plowman Johnson.
On June 22, 1956 in Morrisdale, he married JoAnn Pierce Johnson, who survives.
Mary Louise Yonkie, 81, of 23 Apollo Dr., Brockport, died Monday, March 14, 2011, at the DuBois Nursing Home.
She was born Nov. 14, 1929, in Challenge, the daughter of the late Walter S. and Mary
G. Trumbull Smith.
On Sept. 29, 1951, she married Harry L. Yonkie, who preceded her in death on Aug. 5, 2003.
A Kersey resident for most of her life, she moved to Brockport, five years ago. She had been employed at the Fox Twp. Elementary School from 1973 until her retirement in 1996. Mrs. Yonkie enjoyed playing cards, traveling and spending time with her family.
Helen B. Linder, 87, of 326 Bingham Rd., Ridgway, died Tuesday evening, March 15, 2011, at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
She was born Aug. 12, 1923 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Barney and Josephine (Kolinoski) Piurkoski.
She married Paul R. Linder on Nov. 1, 1952, who survives.
She had resided in Ridgway since 1952 and was a past member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Johnsonburg, and a member of St. Leo Catholic Church in Ridgway. She had been employed by Sylvania in Emporium for over 20 years.
Josephine E. (Potempa) Copello, 86, died on Monday, March 14, 2011 at her residence.
She was born May 30, 1924 in Tyler, daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Delanta) Potempa.
She married Charles A. Copello, who preceded her in death in July 1970.
She worked worked as a sales clerk for Burlington Coat Factory and The Bon Ton, where she retired from. She was a graduate of Penfield High School.