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Obituaries

David M. Terwilliger

July 29, 2014

David M. Terwilliger, 38, of 450 Chestnut St., St. Marys, died Monday evening, July 28, 2014 in Kersey following injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident.
He was born on Feb. 11, 1976, a son of Harold Terwilliger, who survives, and the late Phyllis Nichols Terwilliger who preceded him in death on Dec. 27, 2011.
On March 27, 1999 in St. Marys, he married Rebecca Donachy Terwilliger, who survives.

Jax Ethan Stone

July 29, 2014

Jax Ethan Stone, 9, of Erie, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Erie on Nov. 11, 2004, a son of Sean Stone and his wife Lisa and Tara Braendel Durian and her husband Steve.
Jax attended Tracy Elementary School. He was selfless, brave, courageous and always helped and cared for others. He enjoyed video games and loved the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and deck hockey.

Sara Jane Beimel

July 28, 2014

Sara Jane Beimel, 70, of 686 Shelvey Summit Rd., Kersey, died on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at her residence after an illness of the past year.
She was born Dec. 25, 1943, in Ridgway, daughter of the late Kathryn Thomas.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1961. She worked for many years as a beautician at her shop and also served as secretary of Jireh Lanes in Kersey, which her family owns.
On Sept. 1, 1962, in the St. Boniface Church, she married Harold C. Beimel, who survives.

Ardis M. Lunder

July 28, 2014

Ardis M. Lunder, 83, of Oknefski Road, Ridgway, died Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Penn Highland Elk.
She was born Dec. 23, 1930, in Ridgway, daughter of George W. and Melva E. Kelly Oknefski.
She married Leo W. Lunder, he predeceased her on March 30, 1981.
She had resided in Ridgway all of her life. She was a graduate of Ridgway Area High School, Class of 1948. Ardis enjoyed dancing, baking, sewing and gardening.

Carol L. VanVoorhis

July 28, 2014

Carol L. VanVoorhis, 73, of Benezette, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital of Pittsburgh after a short illness.
She was born Feb. 26, 1941 in Penfield, daughter of the late Frank and Martha (Moorehouse) Rucinski.
On July 19, 1969, she married Thomas R. VanVoorhis, who preceded her in death on Feb. 16, 2002.
Carol lived all her life in Bennetts Valley. She retired from Metaldyne of St. Marys and enjoyed gardening and bingo.

Carol L. VanVoorhis

July 27, 2014

Carol L. VanVoorhis, 73, of Benezette, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital of Pittsburgh after a short illness.
Funeral services for Carol L. VanVoorhis will be held Friday, Aug. 1 at 11 a.m. at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, Penfield, with Reverend Lola Turnbull.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 31 from 2–4 and 6–8 p.m. at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, Penfield, and Friday, Aug. 1 from 10–11 a.m. at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, Penfield
Complete obituary information will follow in tomorrow's edition.

Naomi F. Posteraro

July 27, 2014

Naomi F. Posteraro, 94, of 436 Ash St., St. Marys, died Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Penn Highlands DuBois after a brief illness.
She was born May 26, 1920, in Brockway, daughter of the late Antonio and Celeste Montanari Berardi. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of the Brockway High School.
On Oct. 25, 1941, in the Saint Tobias Church in Brockway, she married Samuel F. Posteraro who preceded her in death on June 17, 2006.

Antoinette “Net” Schatz

July 23, 2014

Antoinette “Net” Schatz, 84, of Cherry Avenue, Weedville, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
She was born March 12, 1930 in Byrnedale, daughter of the late Anthony and Rose Marie Asalone.
She was married to Alvin Schatz who preceded her in death in 2000.
She was a homemaker, member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Force and the Byrnedale Senior Center. She enjoyed time with her family. She lived all her life in Bennetts Valley.

Harold Bruce Owens

July 22, 2014

Harold Bruce Owens, 72, of Steelton, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill.
Born June 5, 1942 in Clearfield, he was the son of the late Arthur Milton and Gazel Marie Wallace Owens. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Ann Winslow Shrubb Owens.
He was a lifetime member and past president (1984) of the Engineers Society of Pennsylvania, and a Patron Life Member of the National Rifle Association of America. 

Barbara M. Knepley

July 22, 2014

Barbara M. Knepley, 68, of Millersville, Md., died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, July 20, 2014 after a brief struggle with cancer and a longer struggle against dementia.
Barbara was born to the late Charles and Ruth Wegemer on April 1, 1946 in St. Marys.
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in health and physical education from the Pennsylvania State University in 1968. She devoted 32 years of her life as an outstanding educator with 29 of those years in the Prince George's County Public Schools.

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