November 23rd, 2012
Venice V. Blazejewski, 75, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, and formerly of Niagara Falls, N.Y., died Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at the Pinecrest Manor after a lengthy illness.
She was born March 15, 1936, in Washington D.C., daughter of the late Merle and Pearl Daily Dent.
She had lived in St. Marys the past 1 1/2 years and was a graduate of Galton High School. She had been employed at Mercy Home Care in Niagara Falls.
The St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail is an important part of the community and is one of the organizations that receives funding through the St. Marys Area United Way.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ A Highland Township supervisor and sewage treatment plant operator for the James City Sewage Treatment Plant waived his preliminary hearing in District Court 59-3-02 Wednesday on charges that he violated environmental laws in allegedly falsifying environmental reports and discharging some 10 million gallons of raw sewage from the treatment plant into a nearby stream.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ A Johnsonburg man, the target of a Sept. 26 federal search warrant served by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and members of the Pennsylvania State Police, waived his preliminary hearing on drug charges stemming from the search and seizure in District Court 59-3-02 on Wednesday.
Sunny skies and mild temperatures made Thursday morning a nice time to be outside, and a number of area residents took advantage of the weather by participating in the 8th annual Turkey Trot.
ST. MARYS - A Byrnedale man, the alleged driver in a violent crash on SR 255 in Byrnedale that left 23-year-old Savannah O. Straub dead, was in District Court Tuesday for his preliminary hearing on charges including homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence.
ST. MARYS - Pinecrest Manor recently received a "zero deficiency" rating from the Pa. Dept. of Health following an October survey and is now in the top four percent of nursing homes nationwide.
LUDLOW â€“ The body of a Kane man who drowned with his wife when their canoe capsized Nov. 11 was recovered Tuesday from the Allegheny Reservoir.
Mrs. Richard "Marie" Gerg, 46, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died last week following a lengthy illness. A funeral Mass for her was recently celebrated in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Among her survivors are her husband "Rick," a St. Marys native; two daughters, Amy and Katelyn and a grandson, Anthony.
Rick is the son of Mary L. Gerg and the late J. Donald Gerg of St. Marys.
Karen (Benson) Vanderstouw of Albuquerque, N.M., died peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 following a one-month battle with pancreatic cancer.
She was the daughter of the late Alver and Evelyn Benson.
She was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1959.
Survivors include her daughter, Catherine Boller; two grandchildren; and her brother, William Benson of West Chester.
Condolences may be sent to Catherine Boller, 3700 Aspen Ave., Albuquerque, N.M. 87110.