Archive - Obituary
January 29th, 2014
Dr. Dodie (Dolores) Fleming Meier died on Jan. 28, 2014 after a battle with Alzheimerâ€™s disease.
She completed her undergraduate work in education at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and her Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in counseling psychology at New Mexico State University. She was a member of Phi Kappa Phi honorary society and the American Psychological Association. She was named to Whoâ€™s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Dodie served as a clinical therapist and counselor as well as an associate professor.
James C. Copella Sr., 87, of 325 Dewey Circle, Ridgway, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor.
He was born Oct. 5, 1926 in Kersey, son of the late Edward C. and Bessie May Moyer Copella. He married his lifelong friend, Carol D. Keller, she survives.
Louis John Elia, 78, died on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 in Naples, Florida with his wife and daughter by his side following a long illness with Parkinsonâ€™s Disease.
He was born March 17, 1935 in Philadelphia, a son of the late Wanda Dukich and Raymond J. Blair Sr.Â His birth father Louis J. Elia Sr. died in 1944 in World War II, in Normandy, France, when he was 9.Â
Carl Bernard Anderson Sr., 81, of Peters Road, Brockport died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at Highland View Health Care in Brockway.
Born Oct. 3, 1932 in Ringold, he was the son of the late Norman Charles and Wretha Young Anderson.
He was married on Feb. 8, 1953 to Betty Bundy. They would have celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary in a few weeks. He was a member of the Brandy Camp United Methodist Church. Carl enjoyed riding his bicycle, motorcycle and canoeing. He had been employed at Stackpole Carbon in St. Marys as a laborer before his retirement.
Helen M. Breindel, 88, of Silver Creek Terrace, and formerly of Maine and Florida, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.
She was born April 20, 1925, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Urban and Caroline Weinzierl Meyer.
She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1943.
On Aug. 17, 1946, in the St. Mary's Church, she married LaVern A. Breindel, and he survives.
Irene Coppede, 94, a resident of Elk Haven and a former resident of Ridgway, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born Aug. 26, 1921, in Kersey, daughter of the late John and Dina Gavazzi Coppede.
She was a lifelong resident of the area, attended Kersey schools, and was a former employee of the Elks in Ridgway.
She was a member of St. Leo's Church, a member of the Ridgway Senior Center, and she loved her nieces and nephews and enjoyed baking for them.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Mary Coppede of Toby.
Maj. James Adam Kupets Sr., 83, of Rolla, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.
He was born on July 25, 1930 in Republic to John J. Kupets Sr. and Mary (Karpus) Kupets.
As a Marine, he proudly served his country in active duty and reserves for 18 years. He retired in Rolla after a career in the carbon-graphite industry.
Sharon M. Ryan, 60, of 15606 Marathon Circle, Potomac, Md., and a former St. Marys resident, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at her residence unexpectedly.
She was born Nov. 8, 1953, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Daniel G. "Moon" and Jean Marie Hetrick Ryan.
She was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1971 and had resided in the Maryland area for over 27 years. She was a former employee of Airco Speer in St. Marys and a former employee of CRI in Rockville, Md.
Grace M. Gleixner, 82, of Brookville, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on Nov. 6, 1931 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Leander and Alice Catherine (Sorg) Haberberger.
On May 1, 1954, she married James Michael Gleixner. He preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 2010.
Helen M. Briendel, 88, of Silver Creek Terrace and formerly of Maine and Florida, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness. She was born April 20, 1925 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Urban and Caroline Weinzierl Meyer. she was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, class of 1943.