April 11th, 2011
James E. Clark Sr., 66, of 1585 Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway, died early Sunday morning, April 10, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
He was born Sept. 15, 1944 in Ridgway, son of the late Robert A. and Margaret I. (McDonald) Clark.
He married Gale M. Moore on July 13, 1968, and she survives.
He resided in Ridgway all of his life and was a member of the Ridgway Moose Club, the V.F.W., and a former member and past president of the International Camping Club. He had attended Ridgway area schools.
Raymond LaVerne Allen, 83, of 42 School Street, East Kane, died Friday, April 8, 2011, at his residence.
Born Jan. 14, 1928, in Medix Run, he was a son of Walter Bliss and Bertha Edna Peters Allen.Â On Dec. 28, 1990, in Kane, he married Christy A. Milford, who survives.
Before his retirement, Mr. Allen had worked at several places, including Wilcox Railroad, Wilcox Tannery, Holgates and then Kane Manufacturing from which he retired.
He attended Wilcox Schools and also helped in the building of the Assembly of God Church in East Kane.
ALTOONA â€“ Ridgway baseball opened its season over the weekend at the Altoona Curve Classic, finishing with an 0-2 record.
The Elkers lost in the opener, 8-2, to Bishop Guilfoyle and followed with an 11-1 loss to Bishop Carroll.
Ridgway baseball was scheduled to play in the Altoona Curve Classic but that has been postponed until the weekend.
Ridgway opens against Bishop Guilfoyle at 9 a.m. Saturday morning. Bishop Carroll faces Hollidaysburg at 11:15 a.m. and Tyrone takes on Central at 1:30 p.m.
Bishop Walsh plays Altoona at 3:45 p.m. The losers of the first two games play at 6 p.m. while the losers of the second two games play at 8:15 p.m.
Ridgway Area High School graduate Brianna Bush competed recently in a pair of events.
Bush was third overall at the conclusion of the the Johnny D. Barbour Invitational. For the two-day event, she compiled a score of 178 (94-84). Her 84 shot on the second day was the best of all competitors in the top 20. Seton Hill was third as a team with a score of 757 (388-369).
Bush opened the season at the OVU Invitational at Marietta Country Club in Marietta, Ohio. She finished 14 overall with a two-day score of 180 (92-88) and had the best score for Seton Hill.
Deacon Sylvester F. "Cy" Simchick, 77, passed on to the Lord peacefully on April 6, 2011 in the arms of his loving wife of 57 years, Roselyn C. (Servidea) Simchick, in his Kenhorst residence. Born in Johnsonburg, he was the eldest son of the late Frank and Eleanor (Przybylski) Simchick. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph; his sister, Lucy Myers; his son-in-law, Brian Grabus; daughter-in-law, Roberta (Lehmann) Simchick; and niece, Suzie Simchick.
DuBOIS â€“ The Elk County Catholic track and field teams were swept by the DuBois Area teams in a meet held at the DuBois Area High School complex.
The Lady Crusaders lost by a 105-45 score, while the Crusaders lost to the Beavers by a 97-53 score.
â€śTodayâ€™s meet was a test of our spirit and determination and overall we came through things well,â€ť said ECCHS coach John Schneider.
John D. "Jack" Carlson, 88, of Sandersville, Ga. died Dec. 15, 2010. John was the son of the late John A. Carlson and the late Harriet M. Carlson of Ridgway. He was preceded in death by a brother, Henry Carlson, and a sister, Jill Fish. He was a decorated Navy Lieutenant during WWII. A graduate of the Newark College of Engineering, he was an engineer for New Jersey Bell Telephone Company. Upon retirement, Jack and his wife Alice moved from North Caldwell, N.J. to Sandersville, Ga., where they bought a farm.
Thomas C. Launer, 57, of 5236 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Rd., Johnsonburg, died Sunday evening, April 3, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.
He was born Oct. 2, 1953, in Ridgway, son of Kenneth E. and the late Naomi Huckabone Launer.
On Aug. 16, 1975 in Holy Rosary Church, he married Gail F. Franco, who survives.
He resided in Johnsonburg all his life. He graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1971 and Penn State University in 1977.
GLEN HAZEL â€“Â Departing Johnsonburg seniors Jesse Wolfe and Max Zimmerman were honored Sunday afternoon as co-recipients of the prestigious Aaron Muroski Memorial Award presented each year to the most outstanding wrestler in the high school program.