Archive - Obituary
August 26th, 2014
Paul J. Cunningham, 83, of 1116 South Michael Rd., St. Marys, died on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
He was born on December 11, 1930, a son of the late John and Ida Friedl Cunningham.
On August 4, 1950 in St. Mary's Church, he married Ruth Schatz Cunningham, who survives.
Nancy Bille Bleggi, 58, of Gaithersburg, Md., died on Aug. 23, 2014 in home hospice surrounded by her family and beloved dogs.
She was born in St. Marys to the late Richard and Betty Bille of Gypsy Road, and was married to Scott Bleggi, also a St. Marys native.
Nancy was a tireless advocate for improved educational and therapy services for the disabled in the Washington, DC metro area and overseas during her husband's foreign service assignments.
Freda Marie Carpin, 92, of Madison St., Byrnedale, died early Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home, after a short illness.
She was born on June 18, 1922 in Byrnedale, daughter of the late George and Lily Jeanette (Bennett) Hollobaugh.
She married James J. Carpin in January1939, who died in May 1998.
A lifelong resident of Byrnedale, she lived in the same house for all of her 92 years.Â
Phyllis A. DePrater, 89, of 214 Taft Rd., St. Marys, died peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.
She was born on October 15, 1924, a daughter of the late Freed Auman and Caroline Heiberger Auman Geitner.
On May 4, 1946 in St. Mary's Church, she married BenedictÂ A. DePrater, who preceded her in death on June 21, 2012.
Ralph E. Youngmark, 55, of Caledonia Rd., Weedville died at home on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 after a brief illness.
He was born on Feb. 8, 1959 in St. Marys, son of Dolores (Huff) Youngmark and the late John H. Youngmark Sr.
He was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, class of 1977, and worked as a machinist with Morgan AM&T of St. Marys for 37 years. He was a member of CMF of St. Marys and a lifelong resident of Bennetts Valley. He enjoyed his time on his farm on Winslow Hill, Benezette.
William A. "Bill" Liscinski, 83 of 624 Maple Ave. in Ridgway and formerly of 304 Clarion Rd., Johnsonburg died on the afternoon of Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville following a brief illness.
He was born on December 1, 1930 in Johnsonburg, son of the late John and Mary Gulash Liscinski
He married Dorothy Polaski on August 25, 1951 in Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg. She survives.
Mr. Liscinski resided in Ridgway for the past several years. He lived most of his life in Johnsonburg and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1948.
Helen E, Herr, 90, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 306 Maple St., St. Marys, died on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.
She was born on December 16, 1923, a daughter of the late Ambrose and Elizabeth Fox Kreckle.
On October 7, 1947Â in St. Marys, she married Allen "Acky" Herr, who preceded her in death on November 30, 2011.
Helen was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Central High School, class of 1941.Â She was a member of the St. Mary's Church and enjoyed spending time with her family.
Lorenzo J. "Larry" Cortinovis, 92, of 202 Evers Ave., St. Marys, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 at the DuBois Nursing Home after an illness of the past several months.
He was born May 29, 1922 in Coal Hollow, son of the late John and Jennie Carrara Cortinovis. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Kersey schools. On April 15, 1950, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Loretta J. Hoffman, who survives.
Gustavo G. â€śGinoâ€ť Scacchitti, 93, 1072 East Eschbach Road, St. Marys, died unexpectedly Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
He was born January 22, 1921 in Carapelle Calvisio, Lâ€™Aquila, Italy, son of the late Domenico and Santa DeiPietrantonio Scacchitti. He attended school in Italy and moved to St. Marys in 1939. He was a retired employee of Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring in 1986 after 44 years of service.
David W. Kahl, a resident of Monongahela, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 in Monongahela after a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 19, 1947 in Monongahela, son of Dorothy Broadhead Kahl of Monongahela and the late William D. Kahl, who died in 1983.
He was a 1965 graduate of Monongahela High School and a 1970 graduate of Penn State University with Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Bachelor of Arts in General Arts and Sciences degrees. He served in the Army National Guard during the Vietnam War.