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March 10th, 2014

Billy P. Felton

March 10, 2014

Billy P. Felton, 48, of St. Marys, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at the Schuylkill Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 13, 1965 in St. Marys, son of William Felton and the late Monica Felton.
Billy is survived by three sisters, Cynthia McAndrew-Voss, Christine Nesbitt (James), and Carolyn Trimble, all of St. Marys; one brother, Barney Felton of South Carolina; four nephews, Mike McAndrew, Casey Voss, and Cory and Josh Nesbitt; and one niece, Monika McAndrew.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Thomas McAndrew and Jack Voss.

March 9th

Carol M. Hnath

March 9, 2014

Carol M. Hnath, 68, of 380 Berwind St., St. Marys, died on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at her home following a lengthy illness.
She was born on April 24, 1945 in St. Marys, daughter of the late John and Alice Wickett Caskey.
Carol was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Central High School, class of 1963. She was a member of Queen of the World Church and retired from Sylvania after many years of service. She enjoyed shopping, her dog, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Anthony J. (Butch) Asti

March 9, 2014

Anthony J. (Butch) Asti, 73, of 11 East Cardott St., Ridgway, died Friday morning, March 7, 2014 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 14, 1941 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Tony and Mildred (Aiello) Asti. He married Sandra L. Mecca on July 22, 1961; she survives. He had resided in Ridgway since 1961 and was a former Johnsonburg resident. He was a graduate of the Johnsonburg High School. He was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church and a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose in Ridgway.

March 7th

Olga D. Simbeck

March 8, 2014

Olga D. Simbeck, 96, of Apple Street, Weedville, died Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
She was born Feb. 19, 1918 in Caledonia, daughter of Angelo and Giovanna (Trojan) Dezanet. On Nov. 4, 1961, she married John "Jack" Simbeck, who survives.
She lived all her life in Bennetts Valley. She was a member of St. Joseph Church of Force and Bennetts Valley American Legion Auxiliary. She retired from Sylvania in Emporium and St. Marys after 44 years of service.

Rose M. Wolf

March 8, 2014

Rose M. Wolf, 89, formerly of 36 Powers Ave., Johnsonburg, died March 6, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born on Jan. 4, 1925 in Johnsonburg, daughter of John and Theresa Manno Calla. On Sept. 10, 1960, she married Norbert G. Wolf, who preceded her in death on March 20, 2001.
Rose resided in Johnsonburg all her life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1943. She was a member of Holy Rosary Church and Johnsonburg Senior Center. She loved entertaining, cooking and being a homemaker. She worked for Stackpole Carbon Co. for 35 years.

March 6th

Dorothy C. Heigel

March 7, 2014

Dorothy C. Heigel, 89, of 437 Wolfel Ave., St. Marys, died on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born June 17, 1924, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Frank and Eleanor Nissel Bauer.
On Nov. 30, 1946, she married George A. Heigel Sr., who preceded her in death.
Dorothy was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of the St. Marys Church. She enjoyed baking, cooking, and her annual trips to the beach with her family. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.

Polly (Baum) Witmer

March 7, 2014

Polly (Baum) Witmer, 54, of Reston, Va., died Tuesday, March 4, 2014 following a courageous battle with lung cancer.
Polly was born in Ridgway, daughter of the late Edward and Betty Baum.
She graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1977 and from Mount Aloysius College in 1979. She worked as a certified occupational therapist assistant in Jamestown, N.Y., and Fairfax, Va.
Polly was also a certified massage therapist treating both people and animals. She enjoyed being active outdoors with hiking, skiing, running, scuba diving, rafting, and camping.

March 4th

Louis Dale Bricen

March 4, 2014

Louis Dale Bricen, 89, formerly of Apple Street, Weedville, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Christ the King Manor.
He was born Oct. 15, 1924 in Weedville, son of the late Thomas J. Bricen and Agnes (Gardner) Bricen.
He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Navy.
On Dec. 21, 1947 in New York City, he married Velma Marie (Burke) Bricen. She survives.
He was the owner of both Louie’s Plumbing and Heating and Louie’s Exxon in Weedville. He also worked for Corbett Cabinet Company.
Louis was a member of the American Legion Post 978 in Weedville.

Milton J. Chase Jr.

March 4, 2014

Milton J. Chase Jr., 78, of Mequon, Wis., died on Sunday, March 2, 2014.
He was the beloved husband of Patricia A. (nee Herkert) Chase and the late Judith (nee Kerner) Chase; loving father of Lawrence (Eva) and Laura (Dean Abler) Chase; dear son of Evelyn and the late Milton J. Chase Sr.; and brother of Charles (Audrey) Chase, Stephen (Adell) Chase and Mary Bowser.
He was further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

March 3rd

Clarence W. “Bill” Schloder Jr.

March 3, 2014

Clarence W. “Bill” Schloder Jr., 68, of Pine View, DuBois, died Monday, March 3, 2014 at Penn Highlands DuBois.
Born Sept. 28, 1945 in St. Marys, he was the son of the late Clarence W. Schloder Sr. and Lydia (McGonigal) Schloder.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Vietnam War where he received both the Vietnam Service and Campaign Medal.
On July 9, 1992, he married Debora E. (Gresak) Schloder, who survives.

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