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Obituaries

Anna Mae Haberberger

January 26, 2015

Anna Mae Haberberger, 91, of 1050 S. Michael Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk following a short illness.
She was born Sept. 14, 1923, a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Greidl Lecker.
On Oct. 4, 1938 in Queen of the World Church, she married James "Duffy" Haberberger, who preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 2011.

Dolores E. Alpaugh

January 26, 2015

Dolores E. Alpaugh, 75, of 434 East Main St., Ridgway, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at St. Johns Specialty Center in Mars.
She was born Oct. 26, 1939 in Sayre, daughter of the late Harlen W. and Stella M. Earle Wolfe.
She attended St. John's Lutheran Church. She had been a Ridgway resident for five years. She was a graduate of Waverly High School. She was a Girl Scout and a majorette.

Robert R. Schauer Sr.

January 23, 2015

Robert R. Schauer Sr., 76, of 102 Cherry Rd., Kersey, died unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk.
He was born July 2, 1938 in St. Marys, son of the late Wilfred and Marcella Lecker Schauer. He was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1956. On Jan. 25, 1985, in St. Marys, he married Joyce Blessel Krise, who survives.
He was a lifelong mechanic and owner of the former B & B Sunoco in St. Marys. He was also a retired employee of the Keystone Powdered Metal Co., retiring in 2002.

Clarence J. "Hans" Arnold

January 23, 2015

Clarence J. "Hans" Arnold, 98, of 640 Cedar Rd., St. Marys, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 following a short illness.
He was born April 8, 1916, a son the late George and Mary Rumpelein Arnold.
On June 14, 1943, he married Grace E. Parisi, who preceded him in death May 22, 1997 from Lou Gehrig's Disease.

William O. Emmert

January 22, 2015

William O. Emmert, 92, of 522 Walnut St., St. Marys, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 at his home.
He was born Nov. 14, 1922, son of the late William and Theresa Miller Emmert.
On April 19, 1947 in St. Joseph Church in Force, he married Concetta "Jennie" Cataldi Emmert, who survives.

Alice E. Rigard

January 22, 2015

Alice E. Rigard, 96, of 515 North St. Marys Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 at Pinecrest Manor following a short illness.
She was born June 20, 1918, daughter of the late Joseph Hannibal and Genevieve Geitner Hannibal Wilhelm.
On Jan. 18, 1937 in Olean, N.Y., she married Francis A. Rigard, who preceded her in death Oct. 9, 1979.

Roger Albert Padasak

January 22, 2015

Roger Albert Padasak, 82, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 590 Walnut St., St. Marys, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 at Elk Haven after a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 14, 1933 in Wilcox, son of the late Peter and Antonia Feikles Padasak. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Wilcox Schools. He was a retired employee of the Keystone Carbon Company, retiring in 1995 after 28 years of service.
On July 13, 1957 in the Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg, he married his loving wife, Elizabeth “Delores” Mishenko, who survives.

Catherine M. Overturf

January 21, 2015

Catherine M. Overturf, 99, of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Ridgway, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk.
She was born Feb. 28, 1915 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Vincenzo and Lucie Ricardo Piccirillo. She married Walter Overturf, who preceded her in death Oct. 18, 1992.
She resided most of her life in Ridgway. Mrs. Overturf was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church and the Ridgway S.O.I. She was a graduate of St. Leo's High School.

Lora R. VanSlander

January 20, 2015

Lora R. VanSlander, 63, of 1189 E. Eschbach Rd., St. Marys, died Tuesday Jan. 20, 2015 at Penn Highlands DuBois after a lengthy illness.
She was born Dec. 30, 1951 in San Bernardino, Calif., daughter of the late Duane Huff and Betty Reed Huff Conner, who survives, of Caledonia. On Dec. 20, 2002, in St. Marys, she married Thomas A. VanSlander, who survives.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Nogales Schools in California. She was a retired employee of Metco Industries. Lora enjoyed reading, gardening and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Yvonne B. Oertly

January 19, 2015

Yvonne B. Oertly, 81, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 133 Hayes Rd., Kersey, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk after a brief illness.
She was born Jan. 10, 1934 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Walfred and Henrietta Yarick Holmquist. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Johnsonburg Area High School, Class of 1951.
On Jan. 17, 1953 in the Johnsonburg United Methodist Church, she married Clifford R. Oertly, who survives.

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