Archive - Obituary
May 9th, 2014
Michael L. Vanatta, 69, of 2678 Pine Grove Rd., Pennsylvania Furnace, formerly of Johnsonburg, died Thursday, May 8, 2014 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born Nov. 11, 1944 in Ridgway, son of the late Hall Dean and Alice Smith Vanatta.
On June 1, 1958 in St. Leo Magnus Church, Ridgway, he married Linda Hannold, and she survives.
He resided in the State College area since 1991 and graduated from the Johnsonburg High School in 1962. He graduated from Penn State University with a degree in electrical engineering in 1990.
Elton W. Snyder, 83, of Water Street, Johnsonburg, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Lutheran Home of Kane after a lengthy illness.
He was born March 7, 1931 in Drumon, son of the late Wallace and Juanita (Matson) Snyder.
On Oct. 27, 1956, he married Nancy (Pennington), and she survives.
He attended Beachwoods School in Jefferson County, and was a Corporal in the U.S. Army having served in the Korean War.
He retired from Sylvania of St. Marys after more than 30 years.
Eugene Joseph Lawrie Sr., 81, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014.
He was born Aug. 27, 1932 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late William and Crecentia (Lake) Lawrie. Eugene was older brother to Raymond (deceased), Robert and Gerald.
He was baptized at St. Catherine of Alexandria Church on Sept. 11, 1932. He graduated from St. Michael's Catholic High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1951 and Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y. in 1960 with a B.S. in chemistry.
Rita M. (Smith) Getchell, 86, died on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the VITAS Innovative Care Unit at Saint Maryâ€™s Hospital. She was the widow of Francis L. Getchell, the love of her life.
Eva M. Flegal, 84, of 249 West Center St., Johnsonburg, died Sunday afternoon, May 4, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born Nov. 21, 1929 in Spartansburg, daughter of the late Robert and Agnes Rugar Vanderhoof.
On Sept. 12, 1947 in Warren, she married A. Earl Flegal. He preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 2010.
She resided in Johnsonburg since her marriage and attended school in Spartansburg.
Dorothy M. Luce, 86, of 171 German Settlement Rd., Ridgway, died Friday evening, May 2, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
She is survived by her husband, Harold R. Luce of Ridgway; four daughters, Carol Rae Luchs and her husband Joseph of Portland Mills, Regina Mae Sherwood and her husband Donald of Ridgway, Cheryl Ann Johnson of St. Marys, and Laurene Leuschel and her husband David of St. Marys; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, James Armagost and his wife Connie of Ridgway; one sister, Lucille Grabofski and her husband William of Erie; and several nieces and nephews.
Waynea Laynette Reavis Laughner, 54, of Hampton, Va., died Sunday, April 13, 2014 at her home in Virginia.
Mrs. Laughner was born Jan. 30, 1960 in Wilkes County to Bobby Wayne and Katherine Hudler Reavis. She had a special love for animals.
Linda L. Kilhoffer, 65, of 1737 Rasselas Rd., Wilcox, died Wednesday evening, April 30, 2014 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center, Erie, following a brief illness.
She was born May 20, 1948 in Bradford, daughter of Robert and Grace Shepardson Wenner.
On March 1, 1975, she married Charles J. Kilhoffer and he survives.
She resided in Wilcox since 1975 and had graduated from Smethport High School in 1966.
A member of the United Methodist Church, she loved working outside, especially gardening and decorating.
Emma M. McAninch, 80, of 3638 Wilcox Rd., Johnsonburg, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, following a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 7, 1933 in Hallton, daughter of the late Francis and Theodora Baughman Rhines.
On July 17, 1953, she married Charles W. "Bill" McAninch. He survives.
She resided in Johnsonburg most of her life and attended school in Hallton.
She was a member of the Johnsonburg United Methodist Church, and loved to crochet and spend time with her family
Donna J. Mahoney, 83, of Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility, Ridgway, formerly of 207 Willow St., Johnsonburg, died early Wednesday morning, April 30, 2014 at Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility, Ridgway, following a lengthy illness.
She was born April 16, 1931 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Albert E. and Thelma E. Smith Fulton.
On Dec. 30, 1950, she married Joseph C. Mahoney. He preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 1994.