May 2nd, 2011
John "Gary" Hnath, 69, of 380 Berwind St., St. Marys, died at his residence on Sunday, May 1, 2011.Â
He was born Aug. 26, 1941 in St. Marys, a son of the late John T. and Rita Wehler Hnath.Â
On Aug. 1, 1979, in Queen of the World Church, he married Carol Caskey Hnath, who survives.Â
Ronald R. Bowley Sr., 77, of Maple Street, Johnsonburg, died early Monday, May 2, 2011, at the home of his granddaughter, Tracy Sherry-Burrows, in St. Marys after a short illness.
He was born Feb. 13, 1934, in Tidioute, son of the late Joseph and Pearl (McManigle) Bowley.
He married Christina M. (Machcoviak) on July 17, 1954, who preceded him in death on Sept. 27, 2000.
Bowley served in the U.S. Navy from 1952-1955 during the Korean War.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch baseball team saw their record slip to 2-5 on the season as they dropped a doubleheader Saturday at Berwind Park.
The Dutch lost to the DuBois Beavers by a 5-0 score in a game that was picked up in the bottom of the first inning with DuBois on top 1-0.
The second game of the day saw the Dutch lose a 10-2, eight-inning game to the Williamsport Millionaires. The game was tied at 2-all at the end of regulation, but Williamsport scored eight runs on seven hits in the top of the eighth to win the game.
SMA vs. DuBois
Taylor Schlimm pitched a one-hitter for the Lady Crusaders on Saturday afternoon at Benzinger Township as the Elk County Catholic girls defeated the visiting Bradford Area Lady Owls by a 6-0 score.
The Lady Crusaders had five hits in the game. The Elk offense was aided by six Bradford errors.
In pitching her sixth shutout of the season, Schlimm struck out 10 Bradford batters and issued no walks. Bradford's Erica Bacha was the losing pitcher as she gave up five hits, struck out six, issued five walks and was the victim of some poor defensive play on the part of her teammates.
State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) presented a citation to the Penn-Elk Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) during the group's 90th anniversary luncheon, which was held at The Red Fern in Fox Township on Saturday afternoon.
The chapter was originally formed on April 17, 1920; however, it was not officially chartered until April 17, 1921.
Gabler began by expressing his appreciation to the group for all that they do.
The Elk County Conservation District [ECCD] plans to turn the West Creek Wetlands into an outdoor education center.
The district has $19,389.87 from remaining grant monies to improve the wetlands.
Peter V. â€śPeteâ€ť Straub, 88, of Oil City, died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at UPMC Northwest in Seneca.
Born June 11, 1922, in St. Marys, he was the son of Irene (Fritz) and Peter P. Straub.
He was a graduate of Saint Vincent Preparatory School and Saint Vincent College with a degree in chemistry. Serving in the U.S. Navy in World War II, he was honorably discharged in June 1946 with a Pacific Theater Ribbon, an American Theater Ribbon, and the Victory Medal.
Margaret P.Â Smith, 87, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, and formerly of 185 Center St., died Friday, April 29, 2011 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born July 20, 1923 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late John and Philomena "Minnie" Sweener Ott. On March 23, 1943 in St. Mary's Church, she married the late William R. Smith.
Anna Mae McMinn, 93, of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 456 Main St., Kersey, died on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born November 9, 1917, in Kersey, daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah Shoffstahl Greene. On December 16, 1939, in the Callansburg Methodist Church in Callansburg, she married Richard D. McMinn who died on June 1, 2008.
Francis J. "Brownie" Braun, 88, of 122 Wendel Rd., St. Marys, died on Friday, April 29, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor.
He was born Mar 19, 1923 in St. Marys, a son of the late JohnÂ and Cecila Feldbauer Braun. On July 2, 1945 in St. Mary's Church, he married the late Matilda "Tillie" Wendel Braun.
Mr. Braun was retired from Stackpole after working there for over 44 years.Â He was also a member of the Quarter Century Club of Stackpole.Â In the course of his lifetime, he donated 20 gallons of blood.Â