Archive - Obituary
November 25th, 2014
Barbara Ann Kibler, 86, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 at the Garfield County Health Center.
Barbara Ann Thompson was born to George and Romaine Kearney Thompson on Oct. 9, 1928. She joined sisters Jean and Adele. Later little sister Kay joined the family. Annâ€™s father was a coal miner and her mother was the secretary for Brockway Glass Company and a school teacher.
Gloria D. Gasbarre, 85, of West Long Avenue, DuBois, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 at Christ the King Manor.
Born Dec. 11, 1928 in Lackawanna, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Leona Ellinger.
On April 17, 1948 in Ridgway, she married George P. Gasbarre Sr. He preceded her in death Jan. 29, 2008.
Prior to moving to DuBois in 1970, she and her husband lived in St. Louis, Mo.
She was a homemaker and had previously worked alongside her husband during the founding years of Gasbarre Products.
Kathryn M. Fornal, 90, died peacefully Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at the Morningside Assisted Living Facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Born Oct. 29, 1924 in Ridgway, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Clarabelle (Brunner) Steis.
Surviving are several nieces, Faye Pulvermuller (Karl) of Havana, Fla., Donna Fox (the late James Fox) of Fairview, Sue Saline (Tom), Elaine Steis of Ridgway, Rona Wendall (Steve) of St. Marys; and a nephew, Dave Fornal of Ridgway. She was predeceased by a sister, Betty J. Duffee; a brother, Jack Steis; and a nephew, Jack A. Mecca.
Orville Kenneth Meeks, 75, of 85 Paddocks Dr., Ridgway, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 12, 1939 in Marlinton, W. Va., son of the late Calvin and Mary (Delhunty) Meeks.
He married Marvina Ann Waugh on Oct. 15, 1960.
He had resided in Ridgway for the last 40 years, and he a was a former Marlinton, W.Va. resident.
He was a graduate of the Greenbank High School in Greenbank, W.Va.
Orville was Methodist by faith, and he had been employed by Elcam, Inc. as a machinist for 12 years.
Wayne W. Egger, 65, of 115 East Ave., Ridgway, died Saturday morning, Nov. 22, 2014 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
He was born May 28, 1949 in Ridgway, son of the late William S. and Emma Jean (Meredith) Egger.
He married Mary C. Vinski on Aug. 3, 1974.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life, and he was a member of the Faith United Church of Christ. He was also a member of the CMA in St. Marys.
Wayne was a 1967 graduate of the Ridgway Area High School, and he had attended Penn State.
John H. Clark, 60, of 105 Darr St., St. Marys, died peacefully at his home Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.
He was born Jan. 30, 1954, a son of the late Robert and Margaret McDonald Clark.
John was a graduate of Ridgway Area High School, Class of 1972, and a veteran of the U.S. Army having served from 1974-1976. He was a member of the CMF and had been employed at St. Marys Carbon Company for more than 40 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Margaret â€śPeggyâ€ť Riley Abplanalp, 88, of Bridge Street Johnsonburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, surrounded by all three of her children at the home of her daughter, Mary Costanzo, in Ridgway.
She was born June 18, 1926 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Leon and Eleanor Donnelly Riley.
She attended Holy Rosary School, Johnsonburg High School Class of 1944, and St. Johns (Pittsburgh) Nursing Program.
Peggy was married to Lester â€śTappyâ€ť Abplanalp on Dec. 27, 1952; he preceded her in death Sept. 22, 1960.
Loretta M. Kline, 94, a resident at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at Elk Haven.
Loretta was born June 6, 1920 in Brandy Camp, daughter of the late Alfred and Myrtle Trumbull Ruth.
She was married to Theodore Kline, who died June 14, 1972.
Retired, Loretta had been employed at St. Marys Carbon. She was a lifelong member of the Brandy Camp United Methodist Church. Loretta enjoyed crocheting and needlework. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family, especially taking camping trips with her grandchildren.
Deborah A. Kronenwetter, 58, of 91 Wes Ln., St. Marys, died suddenly Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 at her home.
She was born Nov. 2, 1956, a daughter of Richard Johnston and the late Helen Goodrow Johnston, who preceded her in death Jan. 26, 2010.
On April 8, 2006, she married David Kronenwetter, who survives.
Shirley R. Holmberg, 88, of Coneville, formerly of Ridgway, died at home Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 after a long illness.
Born May 3, 1926 in Kane, she was a daughter of John and Willa Bullers Eliason. In 1946 in Ridgway, she married Claude E. Holmberg, who died Feb. 26, 2006.
Shirley was employed at PNC Bank in Ridgway, retiring after many years of service.
She was a member of the Church of Christ in Ridgway. Shirley loved to crochet. Her greatest love was her husband. She adored her many cats.