June 15th, 2011
JAY TWP. â€“Â Two area teenagers were killed Wednesday evening following an ATV crash that occurred at 9:45 p.m. along Mt. Zion Road, 1,542 feet east of Old Dodge Road. According to a report issued by the Ridgway-based Pennsylvania State Police, the crash occurred as a 2010 Polaris Sportsman 500 HO was traveling east on Mt. Zion Road, which is a gravel-improved dirt roadway. The ATV was occupied by a 16-year-old driver of St. Marys and his 16-year-old male passenger of Weedville.
The 2011 Relay for Life of Elk County is offering a wide variety of activities and entertainment, all of which are open to the public. The event begins today at the Fox Township Community Park in Kersey and runs until tomorrow at noon.
In an effort to keep walkers on their feet, Mike Scolari is providing music as the DJ throughout the two days.
ST. MARYS - The St. Marys Recreation Department will be offering free art lessons at Kaulmont Park for area youth this summer.
The lessons will be taught by Liz Dippold, an art education major who will be entering her senior year at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dippold, who has worked at Kaulmont and Memorial parks during the past few summers, said she is hoping to help students explore their talent and love for art while they learn proper drawing and painting techniques.
It should come as no surprise to area residents that our local youth can be quite creative, especially when it comes to helping others. Toward the end of the 2010-2011 school year, sophomores from Elk County Catholic High School proved this through the completion of "Pay It Forward" projects.
David Charles Fantaskey, 61, formerly of the Commons in Ridgway, died Sunday morning, June 12, 2011, at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 19, 1950 in Renovo, son of the late Harold C. and Gladys L. (Jordan) Fantaskey.
He had resided in Ridgway for most of his life and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church. He was a 1969 graduate of the Ridgway High School. He was a huge John Wayne fan and enjoyed watching the Jets and the Yankees. He had been employed at ELCAM for five years.
Clarence Leroy Russell Sr., 57, of 30 Peters Road, Brockport, died Friday, June 10, 2011, at Elk Regional Medical Center in St. Marys.
He was born May 26, 1954 in Bradford, son of the late Richard and Mary Smith Russell.
On December 31, 1985, he married April Davis, who survives.
He was a member at the Brockport United Methodist Church. He also was a member of the Horton Twp. Sportsmen's Club, Brockport Army/Navy Club and Horton-Brockway Area Lions Club. He also served as a Boy Scout leader for many years. He also enjoyed fishing.
Arlene R. Robuck, 60, of 227 Shawmut Lane, Kersey, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born Nov. 23, 1950 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Fred and Grace (Schneider) Robuck.
She had resided in the Kersey area all of her life and was a graduate of the St. Marys High School. She was Catholic by faith. She had also been employed by Clarion Sintered Metals for 19 years.
Betty J. Hoffman, 90, of 107 Beech Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, June 11, 2011, at the Hamot Medical Center in Erie after complications from hip surgery.
She was born March 7, 1921, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Joseph P. and Irene Fritz Hoffman.
On June 26, 1948, in the Sacred Hearth Church, she married Leander A. Hoffman, who survives.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Sacred Heart Grade School and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1938.
Rose M.Â Stebick, 78, of 131 Woodland Road, St. Marys, died on Friday, June 10, 2011 following an illness of the past few months.
She was born Jan. 6, 1933 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Andrew and Margaret Eckert Hoffman.
On Nov. 14, 1953 in St. Marys Church, she married the late LeRoy H. "Duka" Stebick, who preceded her in death on April 17, 2009.
Joseph E. Prindle, 81, of 212 Alpine St., Ridgway, died Friday, June 10, 2011 at his residence.
He was born Aug. 27, 1929, in Boston, Mass., the son of Walter and Ethel Jenkins Prindle. At age four, following the death of his parents, he was adopted by his motherâ€™s sister, Ruth Bisson and her husband, Ephriam, of Clinton, Mass. He always considered himself truly blessed to have had two sets of loving parents.
In 1962, he married Jeannine Mitchell, who survives.