Archive - Obituary
January 9th, 2014
Robert J. â€śSpeckâ€ť Olson, 87, formerly of 645 Evergreen Rd., St. Marys, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at the Pinecrest Manor.
He was born in St. Marys on Feb. 20, 1926, son of the late Wilfred O. and Elenora Pfeufer Olson.
Leola A. "Lee" Dippold, 81,Â of Benzinger Road,Â St. Marys, died peacefully at her home onÂ Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014Â after losing her long battle with cancer.
She was born on March 21, 1934 in Cyclone, daughter of the late Clyde "Pep" Stilson and Clara (Argue) Stilson.Â Â
In August of 1952, she married the late Gilbert "Gibby" Dippold who preceeded her in death in 1993.
Mark R. Marche, 41 of 25 Brandy Camp Circle, Ridgway, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at his residence.
He was born Aug. 26, 1972 in Ridgway, son of Theodore â€śJuniorâ€ť and Stella Sarnoski Marche Jr. of Brandy Camp, who survive.
Mark was employed in the past at Smithâ€™s Sports Store in St. Marys, Metaldyne in Ridgway, Joy Manufacturing in Franklin and was employed as a welder at Forum Welding in Clearfield at the time of his death.
Mary Hackett Hayes, 85, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at her residence within the Marion Center, Garvey Manor in Hollidaysburg, ending a 10-year ordeal with Alzheimerâ€™s. To her very last day, she demonstrated strength, dignity and character, remarked by all who knew and cared for her.
Mary was born Nov. 24, 1928 in Reynoldsville. She spent her childhood in Ridgway and summers in Driftwood. She graduated from Ridgway Centennial High School in 1946 with her future husband.
William K. Distler, 82, of Endwell and a former resident of Newark Valley, N.Y. and St. Marys, died peacefully on Jan. 1, 2014.
He was a graduate of St. Marys High School. He was a wounded veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the U.S. Army for 39 months. He was a graduate of Lock Haven Teachers College and received his master's in education from the University of Buffalo.
Gerald E. Geitner, 59, of 31081 Portland Mills Rd., Ridgway, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at home following a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 7 1954 in St. Marys, son of the late Louis and Theresa DePanfilis Geitner of Ridgway.
He is survived by his wife and best friend, Theresa Zameroski Geitner, whom he married on Feb. 12, 2009.
Conrad Leo Reuscher, 73, of 3008 Squab Hollow Rd., Kersey, formerly of 102 South Paul Rd., St. Marys, accepted his Lord and Saviorâ€™s invitation to come home on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014.
He was born on February 27, 1940 in St. Marys to the late Benedict and Edna (Lanzel) Reuscher. On August 25, 1962, he married the love of his life, Donna Anderson Reuscher, who survives.
Paul E. Neureiter, 55 of 191 Skyline Dr., Kersey died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at the DuBois Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
He was born July 7, 1958 in Ridgway, son of the late Norbert E. and Doris J. Ohlin Neureiter.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School class of 1976. He was a former employee of GKN in Kersey. He was a member of the Maria Lutheran Church in Dagus Mines and served as president of the Fox Twp. Fire Dept.
John L. â€śJackâ€ť Schneider, 84, of 514 Armory Rd., St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at the Elk Regional Health Center after an illness of the past several months.
He was born Dec. 25, 1929 in St. Marys, son of the late Leo and Anna Mertz Schneider. On Sept. 18, 1965 in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Joanne L. Loeffler, who survives.
Carmella R. Caggiano, 99, a resident of Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility in Ridgway, died at her residence on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.
Carm was born in Ridgway on Aug. 6, 1914 to Ralph and Theresa Panetta Testa. She attended the Ridgway Public Schools.
She was a lifelong member of St. Leo's Church. On July 12, 1947, she married Sylvester Caggiano who preceded her in death on May 14, 1970. In her early years, she was employed at Stackpole Carbon Company in St. Marys and was a baker at the Bogert Hotel in Ridgway.