October 28th, 2012
David A. Benson Sr., 71, of 482 Silver Creek Rd., Johnsonburg, died on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born on Dec. 17, 1940 in Johnsonburg, son to the late Arthur and Louise Polinski Benson.
On Aug. 2, 1963 he married Julia Kasmierski, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of Johnsonburg, having graduated from the Johnsonburg High School in 1958. He was employed by PennTech Papers in Johnsonburg for 40 years before retiring in 1998.
He was also a member of the St. John Lutheran Church in Johnsonburg.
With Hurricane Sandy set to hit the East Coast late Sunday, state and local agencies and area residents are preparing for what might happen.
Governor Tom Corbett on Friday declared a statewide disaster emergency in advance of Hurricane Sandy to enable state, county and municipal governments to respond effectively to what is anticipated to be a significant impact.
The current average price for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline in Western PA is $3.781, down 9 cents per gallon from a week ago.
This weekâ€™s average prices: Western PA Average: $3.781; Average price during the week of October 16, 2012Â - $3.871; Average price during the week of October 25, 2011 -Â $3.480. Todayâ€™s National Average PriceÂ - $3.648.
ST. MARYS â€“ Work to improve Route 255 in Fox Township and St. Marys is shutting down for the winter, and all lanes between Greenbriar Drive and Tractor Supply are now open.
Mary E. Knepp, 92, of 185 Center Street, Elk Towers, St. Marys, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born July 15, 1920 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Chessaro and Louise Ortense Bologna. On Jan. 31, 1949 in Lewistown, she married Edward L. Knepp, who preceded her in death on March 8, 1956.
Floyd D. BealeÂ died at 11:10Â a.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport.Â
Floyd was born on Feb. 19, 1923 on the Harbison Farm in Buffalo Township, Butler County.Â He was the son of the lateÂ Ralph Edward Beale and Ethel Jane (Walters) Beale. He was the widower of Phyllis June (Brothers) Beale,Â who died in 1992. Floyd and PhyllisÂ married on Nov. 19, 1947 in theÂ Freeport Gospel Tabernacle in Freeport.