Archive - Obituary
February 27th, 2015
Robert F. McCabe Sr., 82, of High Street, Johnsonburg, died early Friday morning, Feb. 27, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk after a short illness.
He was born July 7, 1932 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Francis and Maude (Fellows) McCabe.
On May 9, 1961, he married Patricia Klink and she survives.
He was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School and had retired from the Johnsonburg Paper Mill after 43 years of service.
He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, the American Legion and the K of C. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He lived all his life in Johnsonburg.
Paul E. Uplinger, 88, of Route 219, Brockport, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 at his residence.
Born Jan. 31, 1927 in Brookville, he was the son of the late Fred and Edith McAdoo Uplinger.
On April 21, 1951 he was married to Lucile Whamond and they enjoyed 63 years together.
Ruth Mae Willow, 87, of Fox Manor in Kersey, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at Penn Highlands DuBois.
She was born Oct. 5, 1927 in Dagus Mines, daughter of the late Carl and Esther Stromdahl Saline.
On Oct. 18, 1945, she married LeRoy H. Willow, he preceded her in death June 5, 2005.
She had been a Kersey resident for nine years.
She was a member of the Maria Lutheran Church, and she was a member of the Ida Rebecca White Shrine and the Order of the Eastern Star.
She retired from Elk County General Hospital in 1986.
Norma Jean Fields, 84, of Route 219, Brockport, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at Penn Highlands DuBois.
Born Oct. 9, 1930 in Tonawanda, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Perry E. and Mary L. Provin Britton.
She was married to Horace A. â€śGabbyâ€ť Fields and he preceded her in death March 4, 2004.
Retired, she had been employed at St. Marys Powdered Metal Products for 25 years, and was a homemaker.
Norma was a member at the Moorhead United Methodist Church in Brockway. She enjoyed watching TV, especially soap operas and "The Big Bang Theory" as well as working crossword puzzles.
M. Elaine Geyer, 84, of 513 Olson St., Ridgway, died Wednesday evening, Feb. 18, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk following a brief illness.
She was born Nov. 15, 1930 in Kane, daughter of the late Carl and Mary (Weidert) Anderson. She married Rich Polinski in June of 1950 and he preceded her in death in June of 1968. She then married Cliff Geyer in May of 1978 and he preceded her in death in March of 2002.
She had resided in Ridgway for the last 37 years and was a former Wilcox resident.
She was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church. Elaine was a graduate of the Wilcox High School.
Gloria M. Chileski, 72, of 309 Jackson Ave., Ridgway, died unexpectedly early Thursday morning, Feb. 19, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys.
She was born Feb. 25, 1942 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Domenic and Josephine (Testa) Sorge.
She married Alan S. Chileski on April 20, 1963, and he survives.
Rose Marie Rutigliano, 88, formerly of 801 West Ninth St., Del Rio, Texas, died peacefully Friday afternoon, Feb. 13, 2015. She died at the home of her daughter Becky Bradley in Hollister, Fla. Rose was born April 10, 1926 to the late Amelia and Carl Lindberg.
She married Chester P. Rutigliano on April 19, 1947. They had been married 66 years. Chester died March 30, 2014.
Rose resided in Ridgway with her husband until moving to Texas in 1961 and settling in Del Rio. They resided there until their passing.
Richard C. "Rick" Wildfire, 59, of 114 Cherry Rd., Kersey, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh after a brief illness.
He was born Aug. 16, 1955 in Warren, son of the late Carl W. and Elizabeth "Betty" Woodley Wildfire. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1973. He was an employee of the Keystone Powdered Metal Company where he worked for 28 years.
James V. (Speedy) Verbeck, 85, of 101 North Mill St., Ridgway, died unexpectedly Sunday evening, Feb 15, 2015 at his residence.
He was born Nov. 2, 1929 in Ridgway, son of the late Adiel and Mary (Lynch) Verbeck.
He had resided in Ridgway all his life and was a member of the St. Leo Catholic Church, and the Blue Army. He was a graduate of St. Leo High School. He had been employed by H. & L. Johnson Painters and Oliver Tramack.
James is survived by one brother, John Verbeck of Perrysville, Md., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Barbara M. Dietz, 66, of DuBois, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 at the DuBois Nursing Home.
Ms. Dietz was born Feb. 10, 1949 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Anthony and Frances (Polaski) Olewinski.
She was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Johnsonburg. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo and crocheting.
Ms. Dietz is survived by two brothers, Joe Olewinski and his wife Dorothy of Virginia, and Robert Olewinski of Pennsylvania; and a cousin, â€śLittle Sisâ€ť Cynthia Fink of Ridgway.