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Ralph A. Gasbarre, 78, of 112 Cushing Ave., Johnsonburg, died Wednesday night, Dec. 18, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
He was born May 20, 1935 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Sabatino and Elizabeth Mangine Gasbarre.
On July 2, 1960 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, he married Mary Bliss and she survives.
A lifelong Johnsonburg resident, he attended Johnsonburg public schools, and was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg.
Carolyn Sue McDaniels, 76, of 12 Short St., Ridgway, died early Thursday morning, Dec. 19, 2013 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 28, 1937, in Kane, daughter of the late Edwin K. and Sybil L. (Pytcher) Galbreath. She married Patrick D. McDaniels on July 18, 1958; he survives. She had resided in Ridgway for most of her life and was a graduate of the Ridgway High School.
Sue was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. She had been employed by the Ridgway Area School District for 35 years.
Charles W. Stephenson, 80, of 807 Allegheny Ave. Oil City, died peacefully at home on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease.
Born Dec. 25, 1932 in Sharon, he was the son of the late George W. Stephenson and I. Marie Henshaw Stephenson.
He graduated from Ridgway High School. A veteran of the United States Army, he was a Corporal serving from March 26, 1953 until March 23, 1955 and had received the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
Joan L. Hoyt Gilmore, 75, of 80 Oak St., Wilcox died on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 at Kane Community Hospital following a brief illness
She was born on Sept. 13, 1938 in Johnsonburg, daughter of Paul "Buck" and Edna Martinez Williams Stewart.
She married Joseph R. Gilmore on Feb. 14, 1970 in the Wilcox Lutheran Church. He died July 9, 2007.
Roger Francis â€śPickleâ€ť Mann, 73, of Second Avenue, Johnsonburg, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at home after a short illness.
He was born Feb. 2, 1940 in Ridgway, son of Marlin Francis Mann, deceased, and Vada (Kolonski) Mann, who survives.
On Feb. 22, 1960, he married Catherine Noreen (Glover), who survives.
He worked with many local companies, including Keystone Carbon, Johnsonburg Builders Supply, Johnsonburg Paper Mill, Paper City Transfer, Kwik Fill, and at one time was co-owner of The Cabaret, currently known as the Kopper Kettle.
Helen R. Goetz, 93, of 548 E. Kaul Ave., St. Marys, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illnes.
She was born Dec. 8, 1920 in North Fork, daughter of the late Joseph and Cecelia Novosel Skok.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools and Sacred Heart School. She was a former employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company.
On Aug. 17, 1946, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Richard J. Goetz, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 18, 1993.
Virginia M. Hartland, 96, of Ridgmont Assisted Living, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at her residence.
She was born June 3, 1917 in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Harry and Flora Rogers Kirk.
She married Merlin Hartland, who predeceased her on May 2, 2000.
Mrs. Hartland resided in Ridgway all of her life. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, where she was in the choir for 54 years. She was a sales clerk at Cliffe's for many years. She enjoyed gardening, reading, and playing the organ.
Joann M. Eckert, 81, of 161 Teaberry Rd., St. Marys, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 at the Life Care Hospital in Pittsburgh after a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 26, 1932, in Shawmut, daughter of the late John and Alice Keller Carr. On October 30, 1954, in the St. Mary's Church, she married Arthur A. Eckert, and he preceded her in death on June 12, 1994.
Mrs. Eckert was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School. She was a retired employee of the Keystone Powdered Metal Co., retiring in 1989. She was a member of the Queen of the World Church.
Bernice E. Ott, 88, of 507 McClelland St., Ridgway, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 13, 1925 in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Louis and Lillian Fleming Entres.
Beverly Klancer Sette, 77, of 178 Evers Ave., St. Marys, died at her residence on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, after a lengthy illness.
She was born May 14, 1936 in Gowanda, N.Y., daughter of the late Rudolph and Josephine â€śPepâ€ť Kordon Klancer Sr. On May 4, 1957 in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Dominick â€śNickâ€ť Sette who preceded her in death on Dec. 9, 2011.