March 18th, 2012
ST. MARYS - Pip, the son of St. Marys native Jim Arnold, will once again be appearing on NBC's "The Voice" this evening, and area residents are encouraged to attend a viewing party at ChinAmerica Palace in St. Marys to support the young singer.
Pip's aunt, Laura Claypool, has organized the event, which she described as a way for Pip's local supporters to "bite their nails together" as they wait to see if he makes it to the next round in the competition. The show starts at 8 p.m.; however, individuals can come early and take advantage of some "Pip" food specials.
Daffodils will be springing up throughout Elk County beginning Tuesday, which marks the start of the American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days event.
On March 24, Cheri Cheatle of St. Marys will be one of many climbing the 45 flights of stairs, or 897 steps, to the top of One Oxford Center in Pittsburgh, not as a feat of endurance or as a contestant in a race, but rather as part of a cause near and dear to her heart.
The sixth annual Pittsburgh Fight for Air Climb will draw many, like Cheatle, who hope to raise awareness and funding for lung disease through their efforts.
LEWISBURG â€“Â The two days at Bucknellâ€™s Kinney Natatorium were well-spent for the Dutch and Lady Dutch swimmers and divers when they competed at the PIAA AA State Championships this past wekeend. The team came home with a state medal, three school records, All-American honors and numerous best times as a result of their efforts.
Rose Marie Ginther, 85, of 301 Ford Rd., St. Marys, died peacefully at her home on Friday, March 16, 2012 surrounded by her family.
She was born Nov. 17, 1926 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Marco and Helen Delisimunovic Paropacic.
On Nov. 28, 1953, she married Gervase Ginther, who survives.
Barbara A. Meyer, 60, of 117 Grandview Rd., St. Marys, died at her home on Saturday, March 17, 2012 surrounded by her dear cousins and friends following a lengthy illness.
She was born May 17, 1951 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Leander "Gump" and Elizabeth "Betty" Geyer Meyer.
Barb was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of the St. Mary's Church.Â She graduated from St. Marys Area High School and had worked at Stackpole for many years. She also worked at Metaldyne.Â She enjoyed trips to Salamanca, playing cards and spending time with her animals, especially her dog, Ghost.Â
Thomas C. Hansen, 74, died Saturday, March 17, 2012 following a brief illness.
He was born in Erie in 1938. He was employed by Motion Control Industries from 1969 to 2002.
He is survived by his wife, Susan; one daughter, Cindy, her husband Ed, and their three children, Eddie, Emily, and Haley; a son, Gary and his wife Shannon (Strom) and their three children, Amberlin, Trevor, and Taylor; two sisters, Mary Lou and her husband Clarence of North East, Pa., and Linda and her husband Leslie of Erie. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
John D. Golebieski, 69, of 313 First Ave., Johnsonburg, died on Saturday afternoon, March 17, 2012 at DuBois Regional Medical Center in DuBois.
He was born March 1, 1943 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Bronislaw and Anna Simchick Golebieski.
He married Roseanne Parisi on May 21, 1966 in Force. She survives.
Mr. Golebieski resided in Johnsonburg most of his life, since 1975, but he lived briefly in Raleigh, N.C. and in Erie.
He graduated from Holy Rosary School and from Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1961.
Rose Marie Ginther, 85, of 301 Ford Rd., St. Marys, died peacefully at her home on Friday evening, March 16, 2012 surrounded by her family.Â Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Queen of the World Church on Tuesday, March 20, at noon.Â A full obituary will follow in Monday's edition.
Patricia A. "Pat" Feronti, 77, of 326 Powers Ave., Johnsonburg, died Friday afternoon, March 16, 2012 at Select Specialty Care Hospital in Erie following a lengthy illness.
She was born April 13, 1934 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late John and Eva Mishenko Mackoviak. In 1956, she married Keith VonArx, who preceded her in death in 1999. On May 3, 2002, she married Alfred "Bud" Feronti of Johnsonburg, who survives.