April 2nd, 2012
As the first rays of light break over the hills and the ground is wet with dew, the voices of area residents will be raised in song and prayer at a sunrise service on Easter Sunday.
The service will take place at 6:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 8, at the Diamond in downtown St. Marys. The Rev. Chris Kindle, pastor of First United Methodist Church in St. Marys, said multiple churches will be participating in the event.
Monday evening, St. Marys City Council approved several items ranging from parking updates to CDBG applications to new protocol for police promotions.
Council unanimously approved a resolution establishing the procedures for promotion within the City of St. Marys Police Department.
Greene said the resolution was reviewed by City Solicitor Tom Wagner as well as the Civil Service Commission.
Jane G. Sorg, 89, of 561 Rock St., St. Marys, died Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born March 9, 1923 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Herman and Genevieve Mayer Gregory. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1941.
On Oct. 12, 1948 in the St. Maryâ€™s Church, she married Paul J. Sorg, who preceded her in death on May 25, 1990.
Dennis A. Wolfe, 75, of Rattlesnake Road in Brockport, died on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at his residence.
He was born on Nov. 2, 1936 in St. Marys to the late Joseph and Loretta Eckert Wolfe. On Oct. 29, 1994, he married Naomi R. Heise, who survives.
Michael J. Zwald, 39, of 35 South St., Ridgway, died Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center following an industrial accident.
He was born July 27, 1972 in St. Marys, the son of W. James and Sandra Salter Zwald, who survive, of St. Marys. On July 11, 1998 in the Queen of the World Church, he married April M. Whiteman, who survives.
St. Marys Pharmacy/Home Medical has pledged to be a $1,000 sponsor for the 2012 Relay for Life of Elk County.
"With help from team members, employees of St. Marys Pharmacy/Home Medical, and all the wonderful donations from the community, Team SMP was able to raise over $6,000 last year," said Team Captain Rebecca Schatz.
The 2012 Relay for Life of Elk County will take place on June 8-9 at the Fox Township Community Park beginning at noon on Friday and concluding at noon on Saturday.
At the 4th Annual Heritage Gala on Friday evening, the Benedictine Sisters of St. Joseph Monastery were presented with the Heritage Award for the many roles they have played in seeing to the spiritual, educational and other needs of the St. Marys community.
On Friday evening at The Red Fern in Fox Twp., the Benedictine Sisters of St. Joseph Monastery were honored with the Heritage Award from the Elk County Catholic School System for their many contributions to the community over the years.
The Heritage Award is given annually to individuals, living or deceased, who have made a significant impact on Catholic education in St. Marys. At the Heritage Gala Friday evening, guests were treated to a slide show that told of the history of the sisters and their many contributions over the years.
David John Frantz Jr., 55, died suddenly on Friday, March 30, 2012 at his home in Hiller.
He was born Nov. 11, 1956 in DuBois, the son of the late David "Yunk" Frantz Sr.
He was in the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War. He was also a member of the West Brownsville American Legion Post 940 and the director and State Officer of Region 1.
He loved his family; riding bikes; his pets, Jack Daniels; and cooking on the grill.
Theodore Irwin, 78, of Gardner Hill, Weedville, died on Friday, March 30, 2012 at the Clearfield Hospital after a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 24, 1933 in Medix Run, son of the late Raymond and Ruth (Lewis) Irwin.
He lived in Bennetts Valley for most of his life. He was a member of Weedville Wesleyan Church and enjoyed HAM Radios.
He retired from the Navy Construction Battalion "Seabees," where his service included the Vietnam War.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.