June 15th, 2011
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.
Allen F. Gursky, 16, of 2885 River Rd., Weedville, died Wednesday, June 8, 2011, as a result of an ATV accident.
He was born July 8, 1994 in DuBois, son of Franklin G. Summerson and Ann M. Gurksy, who survive.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and had just completed his junior year at St. Marys Area High School.
He was involved with football and wrestling in high school.
Steven M. Glatt, 16, of 301 Erie Ave., St. Marys, died Wednesday, June 8, 2011 in Jay Township as a result of an ATV accident.
He was born Nov. 30, 1994, in Buffalo, N.Y., son of Ronald Glatt of St. Marys and Leslie Neal of St. Marys and her close friend, Steven Caskey.
He had resided in St. Marys since 2003 and had just completed his junior year at St. Marys Area High School.
Steven was a member of the Shiloh Presbyterian Church, was involved in football, track and wrestling in high school, and was a member of summer league baseball.
Jerry Feldbauer, 83, of Levittown, died on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at Lower Bucks Hospital.
He was born in St. Marys, the son of the late Herman and Ann (Jesberger) Feldbauer.
In 1949 in the Sacred Heart Church in St. Marys, he married Eleanor Krieg, who survives.
Mr. Feldbauer served with the Merchant Marines and later the 11th Airborne Division in Japan.
He was employed with Purex Corp. in Bristol for many years and also owned Hawk Motors until retiring in 1993. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #960.
Rita Jane Selle, 93, of 651 S. St. Marys Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at the UPMC Cranberry Place Skilled Nursing in Cranberry Township after a yearlong battle with cancer.
She was born Oct. 2, 1917 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Englebert and Mary Woelfel Cassady.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Sacred Heart School and was a graduate of St. Benedict's Academy, Class of 1935. She was an employee of the former St. Marys Trust Co. and also was a secretary for the Trambley Law Office.
The St. Marys American Legion Baseball team opened their season Wednesday night with a 6-4 victory over the Bradford Legion at Berwind Park.
â€śI thought the team played well together for their first game of the season,â€ť said St. Marys manager Fran Pasi. â€śBradford hit the ball hard against our pitching.â€ť
Bradford had 11 hits in the contest. Kevin Hoy started on the mound for St. Marys and worked three innings, giving up nine hits and striking out three. Ryan Uhl worked the final four innings, giving up two hits, walking three and striking out seven.
BROCKWAY - The Serra Catholic Eagles ended the Elk County Catholic Crusader season Monday in the first round of the PIAA Class A tournament by an 11-5 score.
The game was played at the Brockway Area High School field.
The Eagles took advantage of a four-run first inning and a five-run sixth inning to record the victory. The Crusaders rallied for three runs in the home half of the seventh, but it was a little too late.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon along Plum Street at the future site of the Bennetts Valley Senior Center.
According to Kevin Wolfel, the general contractor on the project, work on the new facility is expected to begin next week and construction of the 3,300-square-foot facility is expected to take between five and six and a half months. Wolfel has been working as a consultant on the project for the past three years and noted that he is contracted for a seven-month period, though he did not anticipate construction taking that long.