January 1st, 2013
David Wayne Blazek, 59, of 212 Teaberry Rd., St. Marys, died on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness.
He was born on April 21, 1953 in East Bernard, Texas, son of the late Bill and Letha Hintz Blazek.
On June 24, 1978, in the St. Thomas More Church in Houston, Texas, he married Patty Treylinek, who survives.
He had resided in St. Marys since 1980. Mr. Blazek was a graduate of East Bernard High School, Class of 1971, attended the Wharton Junior College and was a graduate of the University of Houston Pharmacy School in 1976.
William Steele, 81, of Elmira, N.Y., died on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 following a lengthy illness.
He was born on March 24, 1931 in St. Marys, the son of the late James H. and Barbara (Swack) Steele.
Bill grew up in St. Marys and attended the St. Marys area schools. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He worked at Modern Dairy and later at Stackpole Carbon Company. Later, he moved to Elmira, N.Y., where he lived and eventually died.
December 31st, 2012
Two Elk County natives recently rubbed elbows with some very well-known people during a special gathering for young leaders held in Pittsburgh in October.
The Jersey Shore area along the East Coast was devastated in the wake of Superstorm Sandy last month, but St. Marys residents have managed to bring the residents there a little comfort and joy throughout the Christmas season through their generous donations.
Even though donations received in this year's Coaches vs. Cancer campaign at the Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament fell short of matching last year's total of $1,200, more than $800 was still able to be raised to benefit the local chapter of the American Cancer Society, according to Roben Daghir, volunteer survivor for outreach and awareness.