Archive - Obituary
June 19th, 2011
Otto A. Shippling, 84, of Woodland Avenue, Johnsonburg, died Saturday, June 18, 2011 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center of Erie after a brief illness.
He was born Aug. 9, 1926 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Adolph and Luise (Granitza) Shippling.
On July 2, 1949, he married Louise (Johnson), who survives.
He lived all his life in Johnsonburg and was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School.
He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater, American Theater and on board the USS Amsterdam during WWII.
Ellen Mary (Prenger) Meier, 62, of Norcross, Ga. and Hidden Valley, died Thursday, June 16, 2011, at her home.
She was born July 27, 1948, in Fort Wayne, Ind., a daughter of the late Alvin and Ann (McCauliff) Prenger.
James J. Curci, 83, of West Seneca, N.Y., died at Mercy Hospital on June 11, 2011.
He was born July 22, 1927, in Ridgway, the son of the late Harry and Susan Minilli Curci.
He married Gerda A. Oechsle, who survives.
He was the proud owner of the Queen City Dental Lab for 30 years. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was a veteran of WWII.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Harry Curci of Sutton, Mass. and Anthony Curci of Phoneix, Ariz.; and by a sister, Theresa Marroni of Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys.
David Charles Fantaskey, 61, formerly of the Commons in Ridgway, died Sunday morning, June 12, 2011, at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 19, 1950 in Renovo, son of the late Harold C. and Gladys L. (Jordan) Fantaskey.
He had resided in Ridgway for most of his life and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church. He was a 1969 graduate of the Ridgway High School. He was a huge John Wayne fan and enjoyed watching the Jets and the Yankees. He had been employed at ELCAM for five years.
Clarence Leroy Russell Sr., 57, of 30 Peters Road, Brockport, died Friday, June 10, 2011, at Elk Regional Medical Center in St. Marys.
He was born May 26, 1954 in Bradford, son of the late Richard and Mary Smith Russell.
On December 31, 1985, he married April Davis, who survives.
He was a member at the Brockport United Methodist Church. He also was a member of the Horton Twp. Sportsmen's Club, Brockport Army/Navy Club and Horton-Brockway Area Lions Club. He also served as a Boy Scout leader for many years. He also enjoyed fishing.
Arlene R. Robuck, 60, of 227 Shawmut Lane, Kersey, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born Nov. 23, 1950 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Fred and Grace (Schneider) Robuck.
She had resided in the Kersey area all of her life and was a graduate of the St. Marys High School. She was Catholic by faith. She had also been employed by Clarion Sintered Metals for 19 years.
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.