Archive - Obituary
April 21st, 2014
Joan G. Verbka, 69, of 276 Coal Hollow Road, Kersey, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Penn Highlands Elk.
She was born July 24, 1944 in Anita, daughter of the late Matthew and Helen Anderson Gresock. On July 24, 1965 in the St. Josephâ€™s Church in Anita, she married Rudy Verbka who survives.
She was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School, Class of 1962 and had been a lifelong resident of the Kersey area. She served as the church secretary at St. Boniface Church for 30 years and still worked as a columnist for the local newspapers.
Dennis S. Parlavecchio, MD, 58, of East Arch Street in St. Marys, died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
Born May 26, 1955 in DuBois, he was the son of Dominic J. and Marie L. (Laman) Parlavecchio. His mother survives.
He was a family practice medical doctor in the DuBois and St. Marys area for many years.
He is survived by a sister, Michelle Kownacki of Chula Vista, Calif.; a brother, James Parlavecchio of DuBois; and a sister, Lisa Salada of DuBois.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Per Dr. Parlavecchioâ€™s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral services.
Melvin R. Hoffman, 70, of 415 Allenhurst Ave., Ridgway, died on April 19, 2014.
He was born on July 8, 1943 in St. Marys, son of the late Andrew and Margaret Eckert Hoffman. He was the loving husband and best friend to Gloria M. Roseto, who he married on Nov. 26, 1964 at St. Leo's Catholic Church where he was a member. He was a graduate of St. Marys High School.
Gladys F. Edinger, 81, of 155 Scotland St., Dagus Mines, and a resident of Elk Haven, died Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.
She was born Aug. 26, 1932 in Dagus Mines, daughter of the late Norman and Sadie Dempsey Edinger. She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Dagus Mines and Kersey schools. She worked at the Stackpole Corp. for 40 years and retired after its closure in 1988. She also worked as a beautician in her home for many years.
Betty L. Walters, 89, of 78 Horner Rd., Wilcox, died Sunday afternoon, April 20, 2014 at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 22, 1924 in Wilcox, daughter of the late Robert and Ida Magnuson Whippo.
She married Clyde T. Walters Sr. on July 3, 1942 in Smethport, and he survives.
She resided in Wilcox all her life and attended Wilcox High School. She was a member of Wilcox Presbyterian Church. She was an excellent cook, baker, and was most comfortable being a homemaker. She was also employed by Stackpole Carbon Co. in St. Marys for five years.
Nancy Josephine Zameroski Root,Â 58, of North East, died on Friday, April 18, 2014 at UPMC HamotÂ after a short illness with breast cancer.
She was born on Jan. 9, 1956 in Ridgway to Catherine Scarfo Zameroski of North East and the late Henry (Hank) Zameroski (May 10, 1986).
Nancy was a graduate of North East High School and attended Slippery Rock University and Gannon University where she studied counseling psychology.
She was formerly employed at the GertrudeÂ A. Barber Center as a behavior therapist and was currently employed as a Title Abstractor.
Theresa A. Murray, 67, of 115 Kings Point, Glenshaw, died Thursday evening, April 17, 2014 at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
She was born June 6, 1946 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Ferdinand "Fred" and Agnes Myers Calla. On Oct. 10, 1975, she married Patrick J. Murray and he survives.
She graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1964 and resided in Glenshaw for the past 34 years.
She was a member of St. Sebastian Church. She was employed by Keystone Carbon Co. for several years and Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital for several years.
Chad M. Meals, 38, of 95 Hospital St., Ridgway, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
He was born Dec. 29, 1975 in Ridgway, son of Samuel Meals of New York and the late Tina Shrefler.
Chad enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Patricia L. Gavazzi, 80, of 185 Center St., St. Marys, formerly of Kane Street, Wilcox, died Friday morning, April 18, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, following a brief illness.
She was born Oct. 13, 1933 in Wilcox, daughter of Alfred and Anna Halquist Lundberg.
She has been married to Aldo Gavazzi for the past 59 years, marrying on Nov. 13, 1954, and he survives.
She resided in Wilcox all her life and was a Wilcox High School graduate.
Doris E. "Meems" Christy, 94, of 55 Highland Dr., Warren, died Friday, April 11, 2014, at the Rouse Home of Youngsville.
Meems was born Dec. 18, 1919, in Buffalo, N.Y., daughter of the late Harry and Florence Schmidt Leiser.
She attended Bryant & Stratton Business School where she met her husband, the late Evan E. Christy. She and her husband managed Northern Oil Company; she later worked as the office manager for West Penn Oil, from which she retired.