Ronald RiederRonald Evan Rieder, 58, of 109 Orchard Road, St. Marys, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at his home.

He was born May 19, 1957, in Ridgway, son of the late Richard P. Rieder, who passed away March 22, 1978, and his mother, Rose Mary Dickant Rieder Geer and step father, John Geer, who survive of St. Marys. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1976.  He was a former employee of Metal Powdered Products.

He was married to Mary Kay Caskey who survives of Kersey. He is also survived by a son, Vance J. Rieder of Johnsonburg; two sisters, Marcy Meyer and her husband Bill of St. Marys and Charlene Yetzer and her husband Randy of St. Marys; and a brother, Randy Rieder of Kersey.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Renee Rieder.

Mr. Rieder was a member of the Queen of the World Church. He loved being in the woods and was an avid hunter and especially enjoyed hunting turkey.  He was a member of a pool league and enjoyed playing horseshoes and spending time with his family and friends.

There will be no visitation.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Richard Allen, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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Patricia BauerPatricia L. Bauer, 84, of 682 Maurus Street, St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family after a brief battle with cancer.

She was born February 9, 1931, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Edward and Julia Minnick Schreiber. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1949.  She was a bridal consultant at the former Berman’s until 1972.

On August 12, 1950, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Eugene R. “Oogie” Bauer, who preceded her in death on July 13, 2008.

She is survived by a daughter, Kathryn Bordick Ames and her husband Jerry of St. Marys; two sons, Daniel E. Bauer of San Diego, CA and Andrew J. Bauer and his wife Diane of Copley, OH; three grandchildren, Nathaniel (Tiffany) Bordick, Devin Bauer, and Rachael Bauer; two step grandchildren, Adrienne Rapacki and Sommer Dunlevy; and six great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Marjorie Wilson and Teresa Marconi. She was the last member of her immediate family.

Patricia was a member of the Sacred Heart Church. She loved gardening and spending time with her family and loving neighbors.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857.

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