January 1st, 2013
William Steele, 81, of Elmira, N.Y., died on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 following a lengthy illness.
He was born on March 24, 1931 in St. Marys, the son of the late James H. and Barbara (Swack) Steele.
Bill grew up in St. Marys and attended the St. Marys area schools. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He worked at Modern Dairy and later at Stackpole Carbon Company. Later, he moved to Elmira, N.Y., where he lived and eventually died.
December 31st, 2012
Two Elk County natives recently rubbed elbows with some very well-known people during a special gathering for young leaders held in Pittsburgh in October.
The Jersey Shore area along the East Coast was devastated in the wake of Superstorm Sandy last month, but St. Marys residents have managed to bring the residents there a little comfort and joy throughout the Christmas season through their generous donations.
Even though donations received in this year's Coaches vs. Cancer campaign at the Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament fell short of matching last year's total of $1,200, more than $800 was still able to be raised to benefit the local chapter of the American Cancer Society, according to Roben Daghir, volunteer survivor for outreach and awareness.
Doris M. Hasselman, 72, of 633 Evergreen Rd., St. Marys, died comfortably at home on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 after a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 22, 1940 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Robert and Louise Solic Schneider. On Oct. 22, 1960 in the Sacred Heart Church, she married LeRoy G. âTubbyâ Hasselman, who survives.
Mrs. Hasselman was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School. She was a member of the Queen of the World Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, sewing and playing cards with her friends.