February 8th, 2015
Joseph W. DeLullo Sr., 66 of Terra Cotta Road, Johnsonburg, died early Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk after an illness of 10 years.
He was born May 4, 1948 in St. Marys, son of the late Joseph P. and Erma (Matthews) DeLullo.
He married Josephine (Tomaski) on May 27, 1971.
Mr. DeLullo was a graduate of St. Marys High School. He served in Vietnam with the U.S. Marines from 1966-1969. He worked as a die-setter for Metaldyne for 27 years retiring in 2005.
Leroy Paul Benson, 66, of 2130 Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 at Hamot Medical Center in Erie.
He was born April 20, 1948, in Ridgway, son of the late Paul and Alice Woodall Benson. He married Lillian Poage, who survives. He was Episcopalian by faith. He had lived all of his life in Ridgway.
He had been employed by PennDOT for 33 years. He served in the U.S. Navy. Benny enjoyed car racing and tractor pulling.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders defeated the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen by a 73-41 score in a District 9 League game played Friday night at the ECCHS gym on Senior Parent Night.
The ninth ward voting site in St. Marys has a new home at the Sacred Heart Parish Center along Center Street for the May primary election.
The change comes after complaints were received about various issues reported by voters at the City Hall site including a lack of adequate parking, privacy concerns and handicap accessibility.
Elk County Commissioners Dan Freeburg and Jan Kemmer along with Elk County Elections Director Kim Frey met with Fr. Eric Vogt, pastor at Sacred Heart Parish, on Wednesday to tour the site and ensure it meets all of the polling site requirements.
RIDGWAY â€“ A conversation with 25-year-old Eric Haberberger leads one to believe heâ€™s just like any other young adult.
The young man from St. Marys is looking forward to warmer weather, and with it the Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates, his two favorite baseball teams, hitting the diamond.
But with freezing temperatures dominant this time of year, Eric is inside the friendly confines of the Ridgway YMCA working up a sweatâ€¦ in a wheelchair.
Veronica Conrad and her daughter, Heather, have been long time volunteers at the Elk County Humane Society and together they recently established an endowed fund at the Elk County Community Foundation.
The Animal Emergency Care Fund was established to provide shelter animals with life threatening medical care for years to come.
Jason A. "Jake" Trask, 33, of 1070 Theresia St., St. Marys, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 in Clearfield County following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born Oct. 20, 1981, a son of Carl and Cheryl Jasper Baumgratz and Thomas (Gretchen) Trask, who survive.
Jake was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 2000, and had received a degree in wildlife management from Penn State.
Russell Laverne Swackhammer, 80, of Gardner Hill Road, Weedville, died unexpectedly at home Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. Â
He was born Sept. 19, 1934 in Benezette to the late David and Mildred (English) Swackhammer.
Russell married Eileen Beck on Jan. 8, 1955 in the Penfield Free Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife who died Feb. 24, 1975, and is also survived by their children, Ralph (Sandy) Swackhammer of Gardner Hill, Richard â€śDutchâ€ť (Debbie) Swackhammer of St. Marys and Faye (Paul) Lucore of Weedville.
Rose E. Werner, 91, a resident of Silver Creek Terrace, and formerly of 844 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.
She was born May 26, 1923 in Weedville, daughter of the late Patsy and Theresa Sica Santo.
On May 21, 1949 in the St. Josephâ€™s Church in Force, she married George J. Werner in a ceremony officiated by the Rev. Father Ferrera. Her husband preceded her in death Feb. 26, 2008.
HUSTON TWP. â€“ A 33-year-old St. Marys man died Thursday afternoon after the car he was driving collided with a school bus with 12 preschool children onboard.
Jason Allen Trask was pronounced dead at the scene Thursday afternoon by the Clearfield County coroner's office, according to a public information release report filed by the DuBois-based state police.