George G. Pearson Jr., 85, Johnstown, died May 7, 2012.
Born Aug. 1, 1926, in Ridgway, son of George G. Pearson Sr. and Zepha (Eisenhuth) Pearson, he resided in Ridgway until 1959.
He married Pearl A. (Yonker) at St. Benedictâ€™s Church in Daguscahonda on May 24, 1948 as death ended a marriage union of almost 64 years.
The Ridgway Area School District Board of Directors approved a preliminary budget during Tuesday night's regular meeting, which will not include a tax increase for the 2012-2013 fiscal year.
The board voted unanimously in favor of approving the preliminary budget with revenues and expenditures of $11,840,091.
According to Finance Manager Brent Rhoads, one of the first changes to the budget included the elimination of a .8 tax mill increase.