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Archive - Nov 21, 2011

Michael W. Manno Jr.

November 21, 2011

Michael W. Manno Jr., 86, of 325 Willow Street, Johnsonburg, died Monday evening, Nov. 21 at the Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 4, 1925 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Michael W. and Margaret Knopic Manno. He married the former Sophie A. Czekai in December of 1957 in St. Joseph Church, Mt. Jewett. She preceded him in death on March 15, 2010.

Martha Blessel Wonderly Brendlinger

November 21, 2011

Martha Blessel Wonderly Brendlinger, 86, of 764 Shelvey Summit Rd., Kersey, died Monday morning, Nov. 21, 2011 at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born April 22, 1925 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Albert and Appalonia (Portzer) Blessel.
She married John W. Wonderly, who preceded her in death on April 13, 1970. She then married John L. Brendlinger on Nov. 17, 1979, who survives.

Gerald C. “Gerry” Luchini

November 21, 2011

Gerald C. “Gerry” Luchini, 58, of Old Byrnedale Rd., Weedville, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 at the Altoona Regional Health Center, as a result of injuries sustained in an October 31 trucking accident.
He was born June 12, 1953 in Kersey, son of Helen M. (Fry) Luchini and the late Francis Luchini.
He married Joan A. (Smith) on Aug. 23, 1975, and she survives.

Kenneth E. Reinard

November 21, 2011

Kenneth E. Reinard, 81, of SR 948, Highland, died late Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 at the Kane Lutheran Home after a lengthy illness.
He was born March 14, 1930 in Kane, son of the late Walter and Mary Leona (Reisinger) Reinard.
In 1969, he married Dorothy Ann Schneider, who survives.

Pennsy Station dodges wrecking ball

November 21, 2011

The Ridgway Borough Council approved a proposal Monday night which put an end to a 14-year dispute with the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad and ultimately saving the Pennsy Railroad Station from demolition.
Ridgway resident Dennis D. Heindl provided a $50,000 grant to restore the outside of the building to its original form.
According to Heindl, no tax dollars will be used for the restoration and maintenance.
"It wasn't an easy sell, but we had to do it," Heindl said. "We will have it covered for down the road and hopefully this will never come up again."

Zwald wins holiday greeting card contest

November 21, 2011

A former Make-A-Wish recipient, 11-year-old Christine Zwald of Ridgway recently won a holiday greetings card contest.
Christine is the daughter of Mike and April Zwald of Ridgway. Her drawing entitled "Little Saint Nick" was granted one of the four designs for this year’s Make-A-Wish Foundation’s holiday greeting cards.
The winning designs were chosen from dozens of submissions. All of the participating children along with Christine were previously granted wishes to go to the Walt Disney World Resort.

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