Michael B. Proudfit

Michael B. Proudfit, 19, of 497 Walnut Street, St. Marys, passed away Saturday, February 25, 2012 at the Altoona Hospital as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

He was born May 19, 1992 in Portland, Oregon.  He had resided in St. Marys since 2000.  He was a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School, Class of 2010, had attended Clarion University and was employed by Allegheny Coatings in Ridgway.

He is survived by his father, Richard Proudfit of St. Marys; his mother, Julie Reuscher of St. Marys; a sister, Kylee Proudfit at home; his maternal grandparents, Richard J. and Mary Lou Reuscher of St. Marys; his paternal grandparents, Delbert and Lois Proudfit of Vancouver, WA; and by aunts, uncles and many cousins.

He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, a former member of the St. Marys Area High School Swim Team, the Blue Tide Swim Team and had been on the Clarion University Swim Team.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 10:00 AM with the Msgr. John Haggerty officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk County Catholic School System, 114 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA  15857 or to the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania, State College Office, PO Box 1017, Lemont, PA  16851.


Shawn Millinder and Dan Dworsky February 29, 2012 at 7:17 am

We are very sad to hear of your loss. Please accept our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ann Wendel March 1, 2012 at 3:13 am

To the family of Michael:
We have had the great pleasure of knowing Michael and will miss him greatly. The first time I watched Michael swim was amazing. He was a young child with great potential. May your memories of Michael keep him close to your heart. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Ann and Courtney Wendel

Mary Russell March 1, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Friends of Lois and Del are all greatly saddened by your loss. Know that many people from Vancouver are thinking of you and including you in prayers.

Angie Walter and family March 1, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Sending our heartfelt condolences to all of you. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time and we are so very sorry for your loss.
Angie Walter and family

Jerry & Charlotte Muroski March 3, 2012 at 12:16 am

Dick and Mary Lou and family,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your Grandson Michael. Our hearts cry with you as we lost our first grandson when he was 24. To be able to deal with it we have made him a part of our daily lives. When we are all together we talk about him and all good times we all had together. He now has a nephew named after him and a little cousin that we have made them aware of him (that he is an angel up in heaven watching down over all of us. So he lives on in our hearts forever. God Love You All and give you Peace.
Jerry and Charlotte Muroski

Kristi Frederick-Martilla April 27, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Rick, Julie and Kylee Jo – I just stumbled upon this. I am so very sorry to hear about Michael. I will always remember him as the funny blonde kid in my mom’s daycare! Take care! You are all in my thoughts.


Trudi Sherman April 30, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Rick, Julie, and Kylee Jo.
I just learned of this news and I am so truly sorry for your loss. I have so many fun memories of babysitting Michael and I think of him every time I see chocolate pudding and Batman. 🙂 He was such a fun and happy child, and only wish we could have stayed in touch more.
I’m thinking of you all and wish you all the best.

Matt snelick December 15, 2012 at 12:31 am

Thinking of you every day, Mike.

Sheli Kelly July 7, 2018 at 1:51 am

I think of you guys, decided to look you up, and found this. My heart goes out to you. I know some time has passed but that is not a cure-all. I know.
I do hope this finds you well.
Julie and Rick, I would love to hear from you. Any time.
There’s my email. You can mssg on Facebook, I’M, text or call 575.706.4140.
God bless.

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