Archive - Obituary
May 23rd, 2011
Gerald Edward "Red" Bressler, 65, of Ridgway, died on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.
He was born Aug. 12, 1945, son of the late Charles H. Bressler Sr. and Estella Marie Carr of Johnsonburg.
He had worked for the Johnsonburg Paper Mill for a number of years. He was an avid outdoorsman and spent his free time throughout his life hunting, fishing and trapping in the wilds of Pennsylvania.
Gregory D. Schneider, 51, of 118 Fairview Rd., Kersey, and formerly a Johnstown-area resident, died early Saturday morning, May 21, 2011 at the home of his parents on Fairview Road after a brief illness.
He was born April 26, 1960, in Ridgway, the son of Gerald and Shirley Woelfel Schneider of Kersey.
He had lived in the Johnstown area for 20 years. He was a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School, Class of 1978, and was employed by the Hunt Oil Co. in Johnstown for the past 10 years.
Gary Richard Werneth was stillborn on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at the Elk Regional Health Center.
He is the infant son of Dustan and Brenda Dorio Werneth of 140 Martin Rd., St. Marys.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Jim and Darlene Manfroni Dorio of Ridgway and his paternal grandparents, Floyd and Brenda Frey Beck of St. Marys.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Gary Werneth.
Douglas P. Smith, 53, of 3005 Rt. 219, Brockway, died Friday, May 20, 2011 at the Snyder Memorial Health Care in Marienville following a lengthy illness.
He was born June 4, 1957, in DuBois, son of the late Jesse F. Smith and Margaret K. Dorworth Smith Simbeck of St. Marys, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Ridgway schools. He was a former employee of Motion Control in Ridgway. He enjoyed fishing and raising birds.
Martha Neubert Rees, 94, of Winchester, Va., died Friday, May 13, 2011 at Westminster Canterbury.
She was born in 1917 in Renova, the daughter of the late Edward and Barbara Neubert.Â
She married the Reverend Paul Joseph Rees on May 15, 1937 in Olean, N.Y., who preceded her in death on March 7, 2005.
Herbert R. "Red" Geyer, 94, of 405 Center St., St. Marys, died at Elk Regional Health Center on Sunday, May 15, 2011 following a short illness.
He was born Nov. 5, 1916 in St. Marys, a son of the late Albert and Matilda Bauer Geyer.
On May 17, 1941 in Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg, he married Rita Seifert Geyer, who survives.
Janice S. Wilson, 74, of West Center Street, Johnsonburg, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness.
She was born October 2, 1936 in Ridgway, son of the late Leo â€śPatâ€ť and Carolyn (Harriger) Divany.
Andrew Patrick, 85, of 313 Clarion Rd., Johnsonburg, died on Wednesday evening, May 11, 2011 at his residence.
He was born on Feb. 2, 1926 in Wilcox, son of the late John and Mary Yankovich Patrick.
He married Marion A. Sprague on July 5, 1952 in Sheffield. She died on Oct. 10, 1990.
He resided in Johnsonburg most of his life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church and Central Hose Co.
He was a Navy veteran, having served in World War II in the Pacific Theater as a Seaman 1st Class with the 10th Beach Battalion and aboard the USS Griggs.
Joan G. Hoffman, 81, formerly of 696 JoJo Rd., Kane, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born April 10, 1930, in St. Marys, she was a daughter of the late Albin and Gertrude Kaiser Kraus.Â
On Sept. 6, 1948, in St. Marys, she married Paul R. Hoffman Sr., who preceded her in death in 2003.
Ronald E. "Dingo" Bullers, 64, of 416 Mill St., Johnsonburg, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at Hamot Medical Center in Erie following a brief illness.
He was born on Nov. 7, 1946 in Ridgway, son of the late William L. and Hattie Schenk Bullers.
He resided in Johnsonburg all his life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1964. He belonged to the Central Hose Co., Kane Country Club, Johnsonburg Elks Club and Rolfe Sportsmen's Club. He was a former Knothole, Little League and American Legion baseball coach and was an avid golfer.