Jay C. Gross, Jr., 93, of 631 Cedar Road, St. Marys, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021, at Elk Haven Nursing Home, after a six month battle with leukemia.

He was born September 20, 1927, in St. Marys, son of the late Jay C. Gross, Sr. and Evelyn Gerg Gross.  Upon his mother’s passing, Jay was raised by his aunt and uncle, Viola and Thomas Dinsmore.  He was a lifelong resident of the area, a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1945, and was a veteran of the United States Army.

Jay worked at Keystone Carbon Company for 28 years, retiring in 1992 as a machinist and supervisor.  After retiring, Jay was a consultant for various start-up machine shops in Pennsylvania and North Carolina.  He enjoyed bowling, golfing, woodworking, and was an avid reader.  He also enjoyed listening to country music, frequenting the Moose Club, and taking his beloved dogs, Max and Molly, for daily walks.  Jay will be remembered for his quick wit and funny stories, none of which can be shared for fear of offending someone.

On September 9, 1950, in the Sacred Heart Church, Jay married his wife of 70 years, Velma Miles, who survives.

In addition to his wife, Jay is survived by six children: Lynda O’Connor and Valerie Gerg of St. Marys; Mary Gross (Jeff Poling) of Greensboro, NC; Alan Gross (Amy), Mark Gross (Amy), and Tom Gross (Sheila) of Kersey; daughter-in-law, Sandy Gross of High Point, NC; and by grandchildren: Kim Gross, Renata Haberberger, Joshua Gross, Leanne Smith, Crystal Thompson, Adam Gross, Adam Azzato, Patrick O’Connor, Caleb Gross, Justine Pesce, Ashley Poling, Dustin Gross, Amber Kisner, Evan Gerg, and Bree Keller; and by numerous great and great-great grandchildren.  Also surviving is his brother, Donald Gross of State College.

Jay was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Benninger; two sons: James “Casey” Gross and Bob Gross; two grandchildren: Sherry Benninger and Brandon Gerg; and by his three sisters: Olive Yasurek, Rachel Schaberl, and Elaine Yeager.

Visitation with the family will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, April 16, 2021, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.  Jay’s family is requesting masks to be worn by all who wish to pay their respects at the funeral home.

Funeral and committal services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk County Humane Society, 1029 East Eschbach Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

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Anna Mae Mertz, 91, of 18 Mertz Avenue, St. Marys, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Penn Highlands Elk, after a brief illness.

She was born December 10, 1929, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Harrison and Lillian Cheatle Wilson.  Anna Mae was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1948.  She spent several years working for the Stackpole Carbon Company where she met her husband, the late Walter E. Mertz, who preceded her in death on January 18, 2006.

Anna Mae and Walter were married on September 4, 1950, in the Sacred Heart Church.

She is survived by two daughters: Gloria Nussbaum (Ed) and Amy Walker (Gary); three sons: Gary Mertz (Mary), Thomas Mertz, and David Mertz (Kathy), all from St. Marys; by 12 grandchildren: Michelle Salvaggio, Dana Lander, Melissa Dexter, Michael Nussbaum, Jason Mertz, Melinda Cronin, Melanie Peed, Whitney Mertz, Ashley Lewis, Dustin Walker, Chelsea Geyer, and D. J. Mertz; 23 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and by one brother, Thomas Wilson of St. Marys.

In addition to her husband and parents, Anna Mae was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Mertz; two grandchildren: Jennifer Mertz and Devin Mertz; two sisters: Helen Schneider and Ruth Wilson; and by two brothers: Richard Wilson and John Wilson.

Anna Mae was a member of the Queen of the World Church.  She enjoyed knitting and was especially known for the dish cloths that she would knit for just about anyone that she would encounter.  She loved her family and was so proud of her grandchildren.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 1:00 PM, with the Rev. Jeffery Noble, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will take place in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857 or to St. Marys Area Meals on Wheels, Inc., PO Box 302, St. Marys, PA  15857.

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Cheryl L. Aloi

April 12, 2021

Cheryl L. Aloi, 67, of 425 Rock Street, St. Marys, passed away Monday, April 12, 2021, at Penn Highlands Elk, after a brief illness. She was born March 2, 1954, in Cuba, NY, daughter of the late Joan McCaa Aloi and James R. Aloi, who survives of St. Marys.  Cheryl was a lifelong resident of […]

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Jack L. Cheatle

April 11, 2021

Jack L. Cheatle, 52, of 269 State Street, St. Marys, passed away after a brief illness Thursday, April 8, 2021, at UPMC Hamot in Erie. He was born October 4, 1968, in St. Marys, the son of the late Charles L. and Martha E. Horning Cheatle.  Jack graduated from St. Marys Area High School, Class […]

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Dr. Theresa V. Tucker, D.C.

April 9, 2021

Dr. Theresa V. Tucker, D.C., 69, of 520 Center Street, St. Marys, passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021, at her residence, after a lengthy illness. She was born May 10, 1951, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Andrew G. and Vada Tyler Tucker.  Theresa was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class […]

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Robert J. Bullers

April 9, 2021

Robert J. Bullers, 50, of 674 Pontzer Avenue, St. Marys, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at Penn Highlands Elk. He was born July 9, 1970, in Ridgway, son of the late George W. Bullers and Carol Weidow Bullers, who survives.  Robert was a lifelong resident of the area, a graduate of St. Marys […]

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Mary Lee Gabor

April 7, 2021

Mary Lee Gabor, 84, of 920 Plymouth Road, St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Elk Haven Nursing Home, after a lengthy illness. She was born September 4, 1936, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Anthony and Amanda Schatz Pfeufer.  Mary Lee was a lifelong resident of the area and was a […]

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Karen M. Winklbauer

April 6, 2021

Karen M. Winklbauer, 67, of 618 Virginia Road, St. Marys, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at her home, after a brief illness. She was born November 8, 1953, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Daniel G. “Moon” and Jean Marie Hetrick Ryan.  Karen was a lifelong resident of the area and was a […]

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Mary A. Cadori

April 6, 2021

Mary A. Cadori, 91, of 168 State Street, St. Marys, passed away Friday, April 2, 2021, at Penn Highlands Elk, after a brief illness. She was born February 1, 1930, in St. Marys, daughter of the late James A. and Johanna Hammer Valentine.  Mary was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate […]

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William J. “Bill” Savel

April 5, 2021

William J. “Bill” Savel, 87, of 2354 Quaker Hill Road, Cogan Station, PA, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021, at The Williamsport Home, after a lengthy illness. He was born February 19, 1934, in Fredericksburg, VA, son of the late Gust and Margaret Krollman Savel.  Bill attended St. Marys Schools and was a graduate of […]

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C. Steven Gerg

April 4, 2021

Steven Gerg, 68, of 420 Washington Street, St. Marys, passed away Friday, April 2, 2021, at Penn Highlands Elk after a brief illness. He was born June 15, 1952, in St. Marys, son of the late John D. and Mary L. Wildnauer Gerg.  Steve was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of […]

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Timothy R. Lenze

March 29, 2021

Timothy R. Lenze, 66, of 185 Center Street, Elk Towers, St. Marys, passed away Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Pinecrest Manor, after a brief illness. He was born July 11, 1954, in St. Marys, son of the late Robert F. and Jane Henry Lenze.  Tim was a lifelong resident of the area and was a […]

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Donna J. Hasselman

March 25, 2021

Donna J. Hasselman, 50, of 633 Evergreen Road, St. Marys, passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021, at Penn Highlands DuBois. She was born August 28, 1970, in St. Marys, daughter of LeRoy G. “Tubby” Hasselman of St. Marys and the late Doris Schneider Hasselman.  Donna was a lifelong resident of the area and was a […]

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Joanna M. Angelo

March 22, 2021

Joanna M. Angelo, 85, of 1199 Million Dollar Highway, Kersey, passed away Monday, March 22, 2021, at Pinecrest Manor, after a brief illness. She was born January 2, 1936, in St. Marys, daughter of the late John and Ellen Pavlock Keller.  Joanna was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central […]

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Joyce E. Fantechi

March 21, 2021

Joyce E. Fantechi, 83, of 136 Ramber Road, St. Marys, passed away Friday, March 19, 2021, at Penn Highlands Elk, after a lengthy illness. She was born January 18, 1938, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Andrew and Alice Herbstritt Bauer.  Joyce was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Kersey […]

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Barbara C. Yohe

March 21, 2021

Barbara C. Yohe, 97, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of Laurel Lane, Kersey, passed away Friday, March 19, 2021, at Pinecrest Manor. She was born December 13, 1923, in Sykesville, daughter of the late Frank and Orpha Emhoff Pifer.  Barbara was a graduate of Big Run High School as well as the Butler […]

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Kathleen M. Alphonso

March 18, 2021

Kathleen M. Alphonso, 73, of 145 Windy Lane, Kersey, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at Pinecrest Manor, after a lengthy illness. She was born November 24, 1947, in Ridgway, daughter of the late Joseph and Ethel Schneider Krolczyk.  Kathleen was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High […]

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Michael D. Aul

March 17, 2021

Michael D. Aul, 36, of 249 South Kersey Road, Kersey and Palm Harbor, FL, passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 12, 2021, in Castle Rock, CO. He was born March 26, 1984, in Ridgway, son of Harold and Dorothy Smith Aul, who survive of Kersey.  Mike was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class […]

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Grant L. Reiter

March 15, 2021

Grant L. Reiter, 77, of 316 Old Kersey Road, Kersey, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, following a brief illness. He was born September 19, 1943, at his home in Penfield, son of the late Virgil and Genevieve Kalgren Reiter.  Grant was a lifelong resident of the area and […]

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Roy L. Johnson

March 3, 2021

Roy L. Johnson, 87, of 695 Washington Road, St. Marys, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, after a brief illness. He was born July 14, 1933, in Ridgway, son of the late Rudy and Cecilia Geer Johnson.  Roy was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate […]

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Dennis C. Miller

March 1, 2021

Dennis C. Miller, 74, of 120 Hickory Street, Kersey, passed away Sunday, February 28, 2021, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, after a lengthy illness. He was born February 8, 1947, in Philipsburg, son of the late John and Marie Merat Miller.  Dennis had been a resident of the area since 1953 and was a […]

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Thomas A. Newman

February 23, 2021

Thomas A. Newman, 80, of 1167 East Eschbach Road, St. Marys, passed away Monday, February 22, 2021, at Penn Highlands Elk, after a lengthy illness. He was born November 8, 1940, in DuBois, son of the late Anthony and Mary Duda Newman.  Tom was a graduate of St. Catherine High School in DuBois, Class of […]

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Irene Sabina “Blondie” Taylor

February 21, 2021

Irene Sabina “Blondie” Taylor, 87, of Silver Creek Terrace, formerly of 329 Walnut Street, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 20, 2021. She was born on Good Friday, April 14, 1933, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Peter P. and Irene Leona Fritz Straub.  Blondie was a lifelong resident of the area and was […]

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John P. Thorwart

February 15, 2021

John P. Thorwart, 79, of 1871 Bucktail Road, St. Marys, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2021, at the Elk Haven Nursing Home, after a brief illness. He was born July 23, 1941, in St. Marys, son of the late Adam and Marie Young Thorwart.  John was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of […]

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Donna J. Schatz

February 14, 2021

Donna J. Schatz, 85, of 185 Center Street, Elk Towers, and formerly of West Creek Road, St. Marys, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021, at the Lutheran Home at Kane, after a brief illness. She was born May 31, 1935, in Bradford, daughter of the late John and Emma Irene Schoolmaster Bean.  Donna was a […]

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Linda M. Bobenrieth

February 12, 2021

Linda M. Bobenrieth, 74, of 1160 Monroe Road, St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at the West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh. She was born March 10, 1946, in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Anthony and Rita Dixon Keller.  Linda was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Ridgway Schools.  She was a […]

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Sue Ann Spiher

February 12, 2021

Sue Ann Spiher, 74, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 438 North Michael Street, St. Marys, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021, at Elk Haven, after a lengthy illness. She was born September 26, 1946, in Ridgway, daughter of the late William and Mary Lou Cuneo Fleming.  Sue was a lifelong […]

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Mary Ann Hauber

February 8, 2021

Mary Ann Hauber, 84, of Willoughby Hills, OH, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at Lake Health West Medical Center in Willoughby. She was born March 13, 1936, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Louis and Catherine Keller Hoffman.  She had been a resident of Lake County, OH, for more than 53 years. Mary […]

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Monica C. Werner

February 7, 2021

Monica C. Werner, 91 of Wyalusing, PA, (formerly of Queens Road, St. Marys, Pa) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Home. She was born on February 4, 1929 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Urban and Alvina Hoffman Gregory. She attended St. Mary’s Catholic School […]

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Geraldine B. Chalot

February 4, 2021

Geraldine B. Chalot, 100, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 170 Neubert Street, St. Marys, passed away, Thursday, February 4, 2021, at Elk Haven, after a brief illness. She was born February 28, 1920, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Leonard and Matilda Neubert Henry.  Geraldine was a lifelong resident […]

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Joan E. Hutton

January 31, 2021

Joan E. Hutton, 84, of 19860 Bennetts Valley Highway, Byrnedale, passed away Friday, January 29, 2021, at her home. She was born October 6, 1936, in Byrnedale, daughter of the late Stephen and Concetta “Jennie” Micale Kuchy.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Bennetts Valley Schools. Joan was a former employee […]

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Donald R. Walters

January 28, 2021

Donald R. Walters, 77, of 165 Timberline Road, St. Marys, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at the UPMC Altoona Hospital. He was born January 16, 1944, in Erie, son of the late Floyd and Florence Clark Walters.  He was a retired employee of Domtar Industries, retiring after 30 years of service. In […]

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Gerald H. “Fuzzy” Lenze

January 22, 2021

Gerald H. “Fuzzy” Lenze, 90, of 737 Washington Street, St. Marys, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2021, at Penn Highlands DuBois, after a brief illness. He was born November 2, 1930, in Kersey, son of the late Herman and Catherine Gahr Lenze.  Fuzzy was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of […]

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Douglas A. Schlabach

January 17, 2021

Douglas A. Schlabach, 75, of 560 Chestnut Street, St. Marys, passed away Friday, January 15, 2021, at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie, due to this serious and deadly coronavirus disease (COVID-19). He was born October 22, 1945, in Alden, NY, son of the late Albert and Dorothy Heist Schlabach.  Doug was a graduate of Alden […]

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Edward E. Mattivi

January 15, 2021

Edward E. Mattivi, 78, of 110 Edward Road, St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at Penn Highlands DuBois. He was born September 4, 1942, at his home in Toby, son of the late Augustino and Aurelia Mattiuz Mattivi.  Ed was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys […]

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Barbara A. Rupprecht

January 13, 2021

Barbara A. Rupprecht, 87, of 171 Queens Road, St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at Penn Highlands Elk, after a brief illness. She was born August 5, 1933, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Dr. Joseph E. and Theresa Murphy Sunder.  Barbara was a lifelong resident of the area and was a […]

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LaVerne G. Copella

January 12, 2021

LaVerne G. Copella, 65, of 29 N. St. Marys Street, Apt. 2, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021, at Penn Highlands Elk after a brief illness. He was born, May 3, 1955, in Ridgway, son of the late Gerald Jerome and Mary Elizabeth Kline Copella.  He was a graduate of Ridgway High School and […]

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Tony Allen Eckert

January 11, 2021

Tony Allen Eckert, 36, of 324 Ash Street, St. Marys, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, January 10, 2021, as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Bingham Road in Ridgway Township. He was born March 7, 1984, in Clarksville, TN, the son of Rick and Sue Eckert of Ridgway.  Tony attended Johnsonburg, St. Marys, and […]

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Jenny Samick

January 7, 2021

Jenny Samick, 96, of 169 Queens Road, St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the home of her son at 339 South Ridge Road, St. Marys, after a lengthy illness. She was born February 19, 1924, in Clearfield, daughter of the late Pasquale and Angela Rizzo Caruso.  Jenny was raised in Tyler, PA […]

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Jane F. Shine

January 7, 2021

Jane F. Shine, 90, of 645 South St. Marys Street, St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at Penn Highlands DuBois, after a brief illness. She was born August 9, 1930, in St. Marys, daughter of the late John and Florentina Foster Anzinger.  Jane was a lifelong resident of the area and was a […]

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