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Archive - 2011

January 4th

Doris J. Kusbit

January 5, 2011

Doris J. Kusbit, 81, of O'Hara Township died Thursday afternoon, Dec. 30, 2010 at The Willows at Oakmont following a short illness.
She was a resident of O'Hara Township since 1980.
She was born July 25, 1929 in Vandergrift, daughter of the late Albert and Ethel (Bailey) Carter.
She married Rudolph R. Kusbit of O'Hara Township. He survives.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Altar Guild at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at Fox Chapel and she volunteered at the Glade Run Lutheran Facility in Zelienople.

January 3rd

Frank Charles Giffi Sr.

January 4, 2011

Frank Charles Giffi Sr., 94, of Reisterstown, Md. passed away on Jan. 2, 2011 in Baltimore.  He was born on April 10, 1916 in Ridgway to the late Carmine and Clotilda Giffi. He was married to the late Mary Louise Stringer Giffi.
He was a resident of Ridgway for 53 years. He was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Ridgway and Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Glyndon, Md. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Moose Lodge, American Legion and Sons of Italy. He was a graduate of Ridgway High School and enjoyed playing all sports. He also enjoyed gardening and his grandchildren.

January 2nd

Orlan K. Gearhart

January 3, 2011

Orlan K. Gearhart, age 89, a resident at Nugent Convalescent Home in Hermitage and formerly of Greenville, died Dec. 31, 2010 at Sharon Regional Medical Center in Sharon.
He was born Nov. 10, 1921 in Munderf, son of Lonnie A. and Esther K. Miller Gearhart.
On Nov. 25, 1940, he married Freda B. VanNorman, she survives.

Lois Ann Bevacqua

January 3, 2011

Lois Ann Bevacqua, 72, of 846 Noelani Dr., Duncansville, died Saturday morning, Jan. 1, 2011 at Altoona Regional Health System in Altoona following a lengthy illness.
She was born March 31, 1938 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Bronislaw "Bruno" and Anna Simchick Golebieski.
On Aug. 20, 1960 in Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg she married Joseph J. Bevacqua, who survives.

Ralph L. Franco

January 3, 2011

Ralph L. Franco, 83, of 6498 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Rd., Johnsonburg, died Friday afternoon, Dec. 31, 2010 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
He was born April 23, 1927 in Johnsonburg, the son of Batiste and Frances Serianni Franco.
On Sept. 16, 1950 in Holy Rosary Church, he married Rose M. Ferragine, who survives. The couple had celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 16, 2010.

Joyce M. Brink

January 3, 2011

Joyce M. Brink, 53 of Girard, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010 at her home.
She was born in Ft. Knox, KY., a daughter of the late Logan E. and Lucy Huggler Brink.
Joyce graduated from the Ridgway Area High School in 1975. She then attended and graduated from the Pa. Dallas College Misericordia where she studied culinary arts. She later attended Gannon University where she received her Registered Nurses Degree in 1996. Joyce began her career as a nurse at St. Vincent Health Center and had worked there since.

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