Martha F. Nussbaum, 75, of 262 West Creek Road, St. Marys, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020, at her residence, after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born December 13, 1944, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Albert and Marlene Buchheit Schatz.  Martha was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1962.  She attended the Sacred Heart Church.

Martha greatly enjoyed serving as the Activities Director at Silver Creek Terrace before giving up her position to help take care of her grandchildren, who were truly her pride and joy.  She cherished spending time with her family and friends, whether playing cards with her friends or beating her husband Tom at Monopoly.  Martha was the life of the party, organizing many get-togethers with her friends.  She was an avid gardener and took much pride in her flowers.

On May 4, 1967, in the St. Mary’s Church, Martha married Thomas C. Nussbaum, Sr., who survives.  She is also survived by her two daughters, Sharon Zambanini (Jeff) of Kersey and Jennifer McAllister (Jim) of St. Marys; her son, Thomas C. Nussbaum, Jr. of St. Marys; three grandchildren, Dominic Zambanini, Mason McAllister, and Grace McAllister; and by three step-grandchildren, Tish, Tosh, and Matt.  Also surviving is her sister, Barbara Mills (Rod) of St. Marys; and by four brothers, John Schatz (Jane), Andrew Schatz (Sharon), Charles Schatz (Janet), and Albert Schatz (Debbie), all of St. Marys.

In addition to her parents, Martha was preceded in death by her brother, David Schatz.

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 Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Michael Gabler, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Mary Ann Schatz Scholarship Fund, c/o Elk County Catholic School System, 600 Maurus Street, St. Marys, PA  15857.

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Dan Thomas “Twig” Bricen, 64, of Riverton, UT, and a native of St. Marys, passed away unexpectedly on August 29, 2020, at his home.

He was the son of the late Daniel R. Bricen and Phyllis M. Bricen, who survives.  He was born in St. Marys and joined the Navy following graduation from St. Marys Area High School.  He spent much of his professional career with Fieldstone Homes in Utah as a Field Construction Manager.  Dan was a fun-loving man with a great spirit who cared deeply for his family and enjoyed frequent rounds of golf in his recent retirement.

Dan will be deeply missed by his soul-mate and long-time partner, Patrice Calengor, and his son, Gideon Daniel Bricen, both of Utah.  Along with his mother, he is survived by his sisters, Dana (Chuck) Kegerreis of Honeybrook, PA, D’Arcy (Jim) Fedorko of St. Marys, Danielle Mangene of Boalsburg, and Dawn LaMorte of Ithaca, NY.

In addition to his father, Dan was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Bricen.

A Memorial Service will be held locally at a later date and time to be announced.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association, PO Box 105, Glenolden, PA  19036; the Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL  33131; or to a charity of choice.

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