Archive - Obituary
February 23rd, 2014
Harry J. "Buck" Sample, 86, of 61 Kane St., Wilcox, died Friday evening, Feb. 21, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, following a short illness.
He was born June 30, 1927 in Instanter, son of John "Jack" Samuel and Dorothy Kemp Sample.
He married Dolores Rusalem on July 28, 1951 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg. She died Jan. 8, 2008.
He attended Wilcox schools and resided in Wilcox all his life.
He was a member of Holy Cross Church, Rasselas, Wilcox American Legion Post 467, and the Wilcox Sportsmen's Club.
Arthur E. Meyer, 84, of 1122 South Michael Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at his home after a brief illness.
He was born April 6, 1929 in St. Marys, son of the late George and Julia Salter Meyer Sr. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring in 1992 with over 40 years of service.
On July 30, 1949, in St. Marys, he married Dorothy â€śJeanâ€ť Zimmett, she preceded him in death on Feb. 20, 2005.
David John Kronenwetter, 53, of Flowery Branch, Ga., formerly of St. Marys, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.
He had been battling with a terrible disease, ALS otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, which he was diagnosed with in September 2009.
David and his wife, Risa, met and fell in love in 1992 and married in November 1997, and Risa truly believed they one day would celebrate their 50th anniversary, but ALS stole that time from them.
Pearle A. Meredith, 94, of 1274 Montmorenci Rd., died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born Dec. 13, 1919, in Ridgway, daughter of the late Charles and Selma Nelson Holm. On June 22, 1945, she married Glenn R. Meredith who preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 1995.
Gloria M. Bushey, 83, of 198 Shady Dr., Ridgway, died Monday morning, Feb. 17, 2014, at the Kane Community Hospital following a lengthy illness.
She was born Aug. 21, 1930, in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Floyd F. and Jennie E. (Shaffer) Hunt.
She married Lewis Donald Bushey on June 3, 1953, and he survives.
She had resided in Ridgway since 1953 and was a former Johnsonburg resident. She was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Church Women's Group. She had been employed by Stackpole Carbon Co. for six years and by Brody's for three years.
Karl R. Bjorkquist, 60, of 302 Madison Ave., Ridgway, died unexpectedly Monday morning, Feb. 17, 2014 at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born April 7, 1953 in Ridgway, son of the late Robert W. and Helen R. (Knouse) Bjorkquist. On Oct. 3, 1981, he married Theresa M. Caggeso who survives.
Twila Coral (Smith) Anderson, 84, of Penfield, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a short illness.
She was born Aug. 27, 1929 in Scattertown, daughter of the late George R. Smith Jr. and Rebecca D. (Silvis) Smith. On July 21, 1951, she married Robert P. Anderson Sr. who preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 1990.
Twila was a homemaker who graduated from Huston Township High School in 1948.
Earl J. Keller, 77, of 146 Rambler Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at his residence after a lengthy illness.
He was born Dec. 28, 1936, in St. Marys, son of the late John and Ellen Pavlock Keller. On June 8, 1968, in the St. Boniface Church, he married Donna Copella and she survives.
Mr. Keller was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1955. He was a former employee of the Stackpole Carbon Co. and retired from Carbone of America. He was a member of the Queen of the World Church and had served in the U.S. Army.
Dorothy J. Curley, 82, of the Colorado Lutheran Home in Arvada, Colo., and formerly of Kersey, died on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Colorado Lutheran Home following a battle with cancer and Alzheimer's Disease.
She was born on Aug. 14, 1931 in DuBois, the daughter of the late Henry and Leona Braund Boring.
On Aug. 1, 1952, she married Richard J. Curley, who preceded her in death on April 14, 1997.
Michael Joseph Pfeufer, 70 of 518 Rock St., St. Marys, died on Thursday evening, Feb. 13, 2014, at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.
He was born on Dec. 16, 1943 in Springville, N.Y., a son of the late Joseph and Edna A. Johnson Pfeufer.
Mike attended schools in Punxsutawney and St. Marys, and retired from Airco-Speer after many years of service.Â He enjoyed working at home, listening to WKBI radio and watching TV.
He is survived by one brother, Donald Pfeufer of St. Marys, and a niece, Coleen Pfeufer and her husband Lindsay Carroll of Charlotte, N.C.