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16 Jan 1946
Submitted by Sue Smith


Central City - The War Department has advised Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Sobieski of Central City, that their son, Cpl. John F. Sobieski, 20, missing since last June 12 over Saigon in French Indo-China, now is considered dead.

Cpl. Sobieki [sic] was a radio operator and gunner on a Liberator bomber based in the Phillippine Islands. He entered the Army Air Force in Ju__ 1943. Previously he was associated with his father in the radio repair business. He graduated from Shade Twp. High School in 194__.

The soldier was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church here. He was a brother of Edward Sobieski, recently discharged from the Army; Henry, discharged from the Navy; Evelyn, discharged from the Waves; Mary Catherine of Central City, and Joseph F., Menoher Blvd., Johnstown.


29 Jan 1946
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Submitted by Lynne Canterbury


MEYERSDALE. -- Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Bernice Paul, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Paul of Meyersdale R.D.3 to Melvin L. Deal, son of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Deal, Salisbury R. D. The wedding took place Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Lutheran Church in Frostburg, Md.

The couple was attended by Miss Kathryn Paul, sister of the bride, and Raymond Deal the bride-groom's brother.

Mr. Deal was discharged from the Army several months ago after serving in the infantry in Italy. At present he is employed by the Union Fire Brick Company of near Pocahontas, Greenville Twp.


27 Mar 1946
page 14, column 2
Contributed by Lynne Canterbury

Miss LaVerne Bender, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett V. Bender, 760 Coleman Ave., and Clifford (Lindy) Shank, son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Shank, 421 Cypress Ave., were united in marriage on Monday afternoon, Mar. 18, at a single-ring ceremony performed in the parsonage of the Methodist Church in Winchester, Va. Rev. Lewis Havermale, pastor, officiated. The couple was unattended.

Mrs. Shank was formerly employed at the McCrory Store here. Her husband is employed as a carpenter by the Moxham Roofing & Siding Company. The newlyweds will reside at the Cypress Ave. address for the time being.


Saturday Evening, 8 Jun 1946
page 14, column 3
Contributed by Gordon Grenning

War I Veteran Of Portage Dies

PORTAGE – Bruno Kreutzberger, 57, a member of a well-known local family and a veteran of World War I, died last night at the Veterans Hospital, Aspinwall. He had been a patient there for the past nine months.

Mr. Kreutzberger, who was gassed in World War I, had been hospitalized on several occasions during the past three years. Before his illness, he has employed by the Koppers Coal Company at Sonman.

He was born here, a son of Jacob and Margaret (Kline) Kreutzberger. Surviving are his widow, the former Stella Conchesky, and three children: Mrs. Dorothy Hudgins, Altoona; Joseph and Marjorie, both at home. He also leaves nine brothers and sisters: Mrs. Lena Gill, Dayton, O.; Mrs. James Ashurst, Irontown, O.; Jacob, Claysburg; Albert, Louis and Fred Kreutzberger, Mrs. Tillie Burkett and Mrs. Emma Severin, all of Portage, and Sophie, Detroit, Mich.

The remains arrived here this afternoon and may be viewed at the Kreutzberger home, Sonman Ave. The Serenko Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Tuesday, 23 Jul 1946
page 14, column 2
Contributed by Gordon Grening

Former Gallitzin Girl Loses Life

GALLITZIN -– Gertrude Crawford, 20, of Cleveland, O., a native of this community, was drowned Friday night in Lake Erie. A companion, Edward Trebets, 25, also lost his life. Two other friends were rescued.

The four were riding in a speedboat when it crashed into a piece of submerged piling at Gordon Park Beach pier.

Miss Crawford was a daughter of John and Margaret (Sloan) Crawford. She moved to the Ohio city with her family 15 years ago. She leaves a brother, Paul, and a sister, Dorothy. Funeral services were held today at Cleveland.


14 Oct 1946
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury


Miss Darle Eileen Wissinger, 26, of West Highland Ave., Ebensburg, died at 9:50 o'clock Saturday night at Raymond Hospital. She was born in Erie on Apr. 3, 1920, a daughter of Cyrus E. and Florence (Deckman) Wissinger, who reside at Ebensburg.

Besides her parents, she leaves a brother, Lewis, at home. The deceased was a member of the Uniontown Church of the Brethren. she was a graduate of Oliver High School, Pittsburgh, and attended Indiana State Teachers College from 1938 to 1940.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Picking Mortuary by Rev. John Thomas, pastor of the Ebensburg Congregational Church. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery.


Somerset -- Mrs. Margaret Lightner, wife of Elmer Lightner of Ursina, died in the Somerset Community Hospital yesterday. She had been a patience since Oct. 5. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.


Funeral services for Mrs. Nora Lewis will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Henderson Funeral Home. She died Friday at her home in Boyerstown. The remains will arrive here tomorrow morning and friends will be received at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Interment will be in Richland Cemetery.


Bolivar -- Lewis R. Boring of South Side, Pittsburgh, died last night at the Veterans Hospital at Aspinwall. He formerly was a resident of Bolivar.

Mr. Boring was born in Derry on Apr. 10, 1915. He served with the Army as a private from Oct. 25, 1939, until July 20, 1942. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ella Boring; one son, Robert Lewis; his foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boring, Pitcairn; two sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Betts, Bolivar, and Mrs. Galen Brendlinger, Robinson, and four brothers -- H. A. Boring, Pitcairn; James Dodson, Vandergrift; Matthew Dodson, Stoneboro, and Clark Dodson, Vandergrift; Matthew Dodson, Sotneboro [sic], and Clark Dodson, Harrisburg.

The deceased was a member of the Eagles Lodge at Pitcairn and of the West Bolivar Christian Church.

The Featherson Funeral Home here is in charge of services.

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