Archive - Obituary
August 9th, 2011
Donald J. Gadley of 6645 County Route 31, East Hill, passed away Friday, Aug. 5, 2011 at Jones Memorial Hospital, from injuries sustained in a work related accident at Dresser-Rand in Wellsville.
Don was born Aug. 25, 1965 in Kane and was a son of Purcie S. and Elizabeth LaBarr Gadley Jr. On Aug. 24, 1997, in Friendship, N.Y., he married his wife of 13 years, Mary M. Kay, who survives him.
Don was a 1983 graduate of Kane High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He drove a truck and worked construction, and most recently worked for about 20 years at Dresser-Rand in Wellsville.
George E. Petrisek, 75, of Genesee, formerly of Port Allegany, Pa., died unexpectedly at home on Aug. 5, 2011.Â
Mary â€śMarylouâ€ť Louise Dreher,Â 86, Rothschild, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011 at North Central Health Care, Wausau.
Marylou was born March 21, 1925 in Kane, to the late Eugene and Gertrude (Wallace) Ward.
She attended the University of Indiana and graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 1952. While in Indianapolis she met her husband, Eldridge (Al) Dreher. The two were married on Feb. 8, 1952. He preceded her in death in 1974.
Edward L. Johnson, 89, of 32 Sleepy Hollow Rd., died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Oct. 25, 1921, in Sergeant, he was a son of Fred and Nora (Johnson) Johnson.Â On Dec. 5, 1953, in Kane, he married Patricia Bouch who survives.
Mr. Johnson served in the U.S. Army during World War II.Â Before his retirement, he was employed by Stackpole.
He was a member of Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and enjoyed working in the garden, walking in the woods and polka music.Â He also played the accordion and several other instruments.
Larry B. Beimel, 64, of Pottstown, and formerly of St. Marys, passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2011.
He was born on March 5, 1947 in St. Marys, a son of the late Romaine "Shorty" and Mary Chere Beimel.
Larry attended St. Marys schools and had lived in Pottstown for the past several years.Â Years ago he had worked at
Pure Carbon Company.Â He enjoyed playing his guitar.Â
Tyler Hemperley Robinson, 25, of 9656 Rte. 6, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, near his residence.
Born Nov. 9, 1985, in Monroe, La., he was a son ofÂ Barry T. and Candy Naron Robinson.
He was in his second semester at Triangle Tech in DuBois which he was attending for welding.
Richard Dale Peterson, 79, of 1 Chestnut St., Mt. Jewett, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at his residence.
Born Dec. 23, 1931, in Kane, he was a son of Carl and Alberta Field Peterson.Â On Sept. 20, 1958, in Mt. Jewett, he married Patricia Cesario who survives.
Previously, he had been employed by Howeâ€™s Leather in Mt. Jewett.
Ronald Lee â€śRonâ€ť Yasurek, Sr., 61, of Milton, Fla., died Saturday, July 30, 2011, at his home.
Born March 16, 1950, in Kane, he was a son of John and Emma Knapp Yasurek.
After high school, he joined the U.S. Navy and moved to Florida where he met and married his wife, Sharon.
Ron was active in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church where he was a member of the Milton Knights of Columbus and a 4th Degree member of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Assembly.
David P. Smith, 55 of, Hemlock Street, Kane, died on Sunday, July 31, 2011 at his home following a long illness.
He was born on November 17, 1955 in St. Marys, the son of the late William F. and Jane Krug Smith. On March 8,1986, in St. Leoâ€™s Church in Ridgway, he married Mary Yonker, who survives.
He attended schools in St. Marys and had resided in St. Marys and Eldred before moving to Kane in 2006.
Joan C. DeVillars, 74, of Montgomery and formerly of Sinclairville, N.Y., and Kane, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 in the Geisinger Medical Center at Danville.
She was born in Jamestown, N.Y., on Thursday, Jan. 28, 1937, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Doris (Billstone) Depledge.
She was the widow of Ralph R. DeVillars, who preceded her in death on Oct. 11, 2010.
She was a 1954 graduate of the Cassadaga Valley Central School and a 1957 graduate of the WCA Hospital School of Nursing. She was employed as a registered nurse by four hospitals for over 50 years.