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Obituaries

Joseph T. Renwick

October 20, 2014

Joseph T. Renwick, 73, of 133 Terrace Rd., St. Marys, died surrounded by his family on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 at the Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh after a lengthy illness.

David J. Hefter

October 19, 2014

David J. Hefter, 67, of 162 Larch Rd., St. Marys, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 at his residence after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.
He was born Nov. 10, 1946 in Detroit, Mich., son of the late Roland Hefter and Christina LaBuda Hefter, who survives, of Michigan. He was a graduate of De La Salle Collegiate High School, and attended Henry Ford Community College, Wayne State University, and The University of Michigan. Dave was a former resident of Lakewood, Colo. and most recently, St. Marys. 

Carol L. Hahn

October 19, 2014

Carol L. Hahn, 96, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, St. Marys and formerly of Hollywood, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Penn Highlands Elk after a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 25, 1917 in Bradford, daughter of the late George and Bertha (Paul) Courtright. She had been a resident of St. Marys the past seven years and attended Bradford Area Schools. She was a former employee of Zippo in Bradford, Sylvania in Emporium, and Stackpole Carbon in St. Marys.
On Feb. 12, 1948 in Olean, N.Y., she married Raymond M. Hahn, who preceded her in death in 1983.

Louis J. "Poncho" Cherry

October 19, 2014

Louis J. "Poncho" Cherry, 90, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, died early Sunday morning, Oct. 19, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 26, 1923 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Thomas Cherry and Rose Grenci Borello Cherry.
On July 27, 1963 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, he married Ruth A. Calla. She died Aug. 27, 1997.
He resided in Johnsonburg all his life and was a 1942 Johnsonburg High School graduate.

Anthony Michael Sette

October 19, 2014

Anthony Michael Sette, 84, of 22 Elk Ave., Ridgway, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
He was born April 9, 1930 in Ridgway, son of Mike and Amelia Spizziri Sette. He recently returned to Ridgway from Detroit, Mich., where he had lived and worked for Ford Motors. He served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed going to casinos and betting on horses.
He is survived by a sister, Frances Pizzini of Dearborn, Mich.; and by several nieces and nephews.

Charles J. Donachy

October 17, 2014

Charles J. Donachy, 88, of 136 Wendel Rd., St. Marys, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 at Penn Highlands DuBois after an illness of the past month.
He was born April 3, 1926 in St. Marys, son of the late Charles Everett and Leona Kreckel Donachy.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Public Schools. He retired from Stackpole Carbon Company in 1987 with almost 40 years of service. After his retirement, he delivered products for Printing Plus.
On Aug. 23, 1947 in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Catherine A. O’Connor, who survives.

Cathy L. Bauer

October 16, 2014

Cathy L. Bauer, 64, of 117 Flagstone Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at her home.
She was born Aug. 8, 1950 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Richard and Emmaline Tead Brush. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Ridgway High School.
She was married to John Bauer, who preceded her in death.

Dorothy Ruth Kahl

October 16, 2014

Dorothy Ruth Kahl, 92, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 in Nevaeh Cove Personal Care Home, Charleroi, after a lengthy illness.
Born Oct. 3, 1922 in Monongahela, she was the daughter of the late David and Marie (Meyer) Broadhead.
On May 28, 1942, she married William D. Kahl who preceded her in death July 9, 1983.

Shirley Marie (Schloder) Snyder

October 14, 2014

Shirley Marie (Schloder) Snyder, 76, of McClure, Ohio, died peacefully Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 at St. Vincent Medical Center. 
Shirley was born July 11, 1938 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Arthur L. and Mary A. (Jeselnick) Schloder. 
Shirley was a member of Sacred Heart Parish, St. Augustine Catholic Church, and graduated from Central Catholic High School. 

Carol Ann Burris

October 13, 2014

Carol Ann Burris, 77, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at Hamilton Hospital in Olney, Texas.
Carol was born Nov. 19, 1936 in Kosciusco County, Ind. to the late Harvey and Laura (Stump) DeFrees, Sr.
On Nov. 23, 1955 in Nappanee, Ind., she married Norman Burris. He preceded her in death June 23, 1991.

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