Michael B. Proudfit

Michael B. Proudfit, 19, of 497 Walnut St., St. Marys, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 at the Altoona Hospital as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He was born May 19, 1992, in Portland, Ore. He had resided in St. Marys since 2000. He was a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School, Class of 2010, had attended Clarion University and was employed by Allegheny Coatings in Ridgway. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, former member of the St. Marys Area High School swim team, the Blue Tide swim team and had been on the Clarion University swim team. He is survived by his father, Richard Proudfit of St. Marys; his mother, Julie Reuscher of St. Marys; a sister, Kylee Proudfit at home; his maternal grandparents, Richard and Mary Lou Reuscher of St. Marys; his paternal grandparents, Delbert and Lois Proudfit of Vancouver, Wash.; and by aunts, uncles and many cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial for Michael B. Proudfit will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Thursday, March 1 at 10 a.m., with the Msgr. John Hagerty officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday, Feb. 29 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk County Catholic School System, 114 Queens Rd., St. Marys, PA 15857; or the the Special Olympics PA, 2570 Blvd. of the Generals, Suite 174, Norristown, Pa. 19403.