Marjorie A. Wilson, 84, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, died Friday, Dec. 24, 2010 at the home of her daughter, Valerie Eckl of 520 Hall Ave., following a brief illness.
She was born April 19, 1926 in Byrnedale, daughter of the late Frank and Beatrice Williams Luzier. On September 5, 1946, in the Evangelical Lutheran Church, she married John O. "Jack" Wilson. He preceded her in death in 1987.
Wilfred J. "Willie" Fritz, 96, of 74 Erie Ave., St. Marys, died on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010 at his home.
He was born July 26, 1914 in St. Marys, a son of the late William and Clara Meyer Fritz. He was married to Magdaline "Mae" Trunzo, who preceded him in death on May 31, 1992.
On Nov. 10, 1995 in St. Tobias Church in Brockway, he married Theresa Markley Fritz, who survives.
Vicki F. Caruso, age 90, of River Road, Weedville, died unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010 at home.
She was born Jan. 28, 1920 in Caledonia, daughter of the late Modesto and Rose (Manganelli) Bartoletti. On June 4, 1949, she married Albert L. Caruso, who preceded her in death on Nov. 24, 2007.
Mona C. Assalone, 80, of Melio Lane, Weedville died Saturday, December 25, 2010 at Pinecrest Manor following a short illness.
She was born August 23, 1930 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Anson and Ethel (Allen) Harlan.
She married Albert Assalone Sr. on April 30, 1949. He preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 1987.
She lived all her life in St. Marys and Bennetts Valley. She was a homemaker and a member of Shiloh Presbyterian Church in St. Marys and also attended Weedville Wesleyan Church.
She enjoyed babysitting for family and friends, and especially taking a Sunday drive in the car.
Donations for the Coaches vs. Cancer program will once again be collected during the annual varsity basketball Elk County Holiday Tournament, which is scheduled to be held this year on Wednesday, Dec. 29 and Thursday, Dec. 30 at St. Marys Area High School. The tournament is held between the varsity girls' and boys' basketball teams from St. Marys Area High School, Elk County Catholic High School, Johnsonburg Area High School and Ridgway Area High School.
Students at St. Marys Catholic Middle School succeeded in raising an amount above their anticipated goal during their unique fundraiser to purchase farm animals for needy families.
During their recent two-week long fundraiser as part of the Heifer International Project, students donated leftover change in cans located throughout the school. They could also contribute by paying $1 to participate in a dress-down day. There were also several donations from the community.
"People were really generous," said Student Council President Madison Stoltz. "We were surprised at the final amount."
Jerome V. Wickett, 80, of Austin, and formerly of St. Marys, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 13, 1930 in St. Marys, a son of the late Leonard and Mary Kerchinski Wickett. He was married to Bertha Brennen Wickett, who survives.
Mr. Wickett attended St. Marys schools and was a member of Queen of the World Church.
Willis Wilbur Smith, 83, of Gardner Hill Road, Weedville, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010 at Elk Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 22, 1927 on Gardner Hill in Weedville, the son of the late Willard R. and Esther I. Smith. On March 2, 1957, he married Alta Byerly, who survives.
George Lewis Doane, 86, of 96 Doane Dr., Falls Creek, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010 at Highland View Health Care Center in Brockway.
He was born Aug. 2, 1924, in Allens Mills, son of the late Jacob J. and Nettie F. Morris Doane.
He married Caroline Senior, who preceded him in death on March 29, 2009.
He was a member of the Sandy Valley Church of God. He was employed as a machine operator in the decorating Department at Brockway Glass Plant 2.
He enjoyed tinkering in his basement at home.
Elk Catholic's Crusaders recorded a big victory on Thursday evening when they handed the previously undefeated DuBois Central Cardinals a 69-64 overtime loss at the Aaron J. Straub Gym on the Elk Catholic campus. Ben Daghir's three-point shot at the buzzer tied the game at 54-all at the end of regulation, then the Crusaders outscored the Cardinals 15-10 in the OT to win the game.
"This was a good win against a very good team," stated Coach Aaron Straub of the Crusaders. "I am very happy with the way we played tonight. We played a very aggressive ball game, both on offense and defense."