Archive - Obituary
May 15th, 2012
William A. Freeburg, 78, of 153 Ridge Rd., Kersey, died Sunday, May 13, 2012 at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home in Hollidaysburg.
He was born Jan. 3, 1934 in Toby, son of the late John and Esther Hedlund Freeburg.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1952.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1956 to 1958.
He is survived by a sister, Marie Anstrom of Ridgway; and a brother, Robert Freeburg of Ridgway.
Virginia Marie Draper, age 71, of 5441 Whispering Willow Way, Ft. Myers, Fla., died on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 in Florida following a brief illness.
She was born on Nov. 27, 1940 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and married Jay Draper in August 1962.
They had two children, Donna Mancini of St. Augustine, Fla., and Jeffrey D. Draper, who preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 2008 in Pittsburgh. She had two grandsons whom she adored.
Dr. Jerome W. Poulliott Jr., 82, of 560 Church St., St. Marys, died on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at Hamot Medical Center in Erie.
He was born Sept. 10, 1929 in Williamsport, a son of the late Jerome W. and Sarah Catherine Fague Poulliott.
On June 29, 1957 in Philadelphia, he married Kathleen Kearney Poulliott, who survives.
Mike J. Rainelli, 86, of the Gosser Hill area of Allegheny Township, died Friday, May 11, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. in the VNA Inpatient Hospice Unit in Butler Township.
He was born March 7, 1926 in Conemaugh Township, son of the late Joseph and Annie (Manifest) Rainelli.
Rosella F. â€śRosieâ€ť Marconi, 83, formerly of Hemlock Avenue, Kane, died early Saturday evening, May 12, 2012 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Jan. 28, 1929 in Kane, she was the daughter of Leonard and Mary Loretta â€śLauraâ€ť Dalton Fiscus.Â On May 27, 1950 in Kane, she married James J. Marconi, who survives.
After graduating from Kane Area High School in 1946, Rosie owned and operated the Mary Rose Beauty Shop in Kane.Â Later, she worked at Houston Electronics, then for Stackpole, both in Kane, where she was a packer and a union steward.
Josephine K. Sorge, age 94, formerly of 101 North Mill St., died Wednesday afternoon, May 9, 2012, at Pinecrest Manor, where she had been a resident for the past three months.
T. Scott Cuthbert of Roswell, Ga., age 66, passed away on April 23, 2012, after a brief illness. He is predeceased by his parents Talbot Cuthbert of Ridgway and JoAnne McAllister Consolo of Castro Valley, Calif.
He is survived by his wife Jackie and his daughter Laura J. Cuthbert of Hermosa Beach, Calif.
Scott was a graduate of Ridgway High School and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. His memberships include Rotary Club of North Fulton, the VFW, Crow Canyon Masonic Lodge, and the Northminster Presbyterian Church of Roswell, Ga.
George G. Pearson Jr., 85, Johnstown, died May 7, 2012.
Born Aug. 1, 1926, in Ridgway, son of George G. Pearson Sr. and Zepha (Eisenhuth) Pearson, he resided in Ridgway until 1959.
He married Pearl A. (Yonker) at St. Benedictâ€™s Church in Daguscahonda on May 24, 1948 as death ended a marriage union of almost 64 years.
Ruby Gibbs, 95, passed away in the afternoon of Wednesday, May 2 at Glens Falls Hospital in Glens Falls, N.Y.
Ruby was born March 14, 1917 in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Lee and Anne Bowers Gier.
Ruby was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Robert Gibbs, on July 15, 1993, and her siblings, Cecile Johnson, Grace Cyone, Pearl Plaster, Amos Gier, Aloysius Gier and Virginia Stauffer.
Ruby and Bob were former owners of Rest-A-Y-L Restaurant and Bar in Newcomb, N.Y.
Susan J. "Susie" Smith, 89, of 635 Grant St., P.O. Box 1081 Saegertown, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2012, at Wesbury United Methodist Community, Meadville.
Susie was born in Johnsonburg on July 28, 1922, a daughter of the late Anthony and Josephine (DiNardo) Marrone.
On Nov. 19, 1949 Susie married John S. "Jack"Â Smith, he survives.Â Residing in Ridgway from 1949 until 1974 when they moved to Kittanning where they lived until coming to Saegertown in 2006.
She was a member of St. Bernadette's Roman Catholic Church, Saegertown.