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Date
Type

October 28th

Douglas D. Handley

October 28, 2010

Douglas D. Handley, age 56, of 1305 Front St., Ridgway, died Wednesday afternoon at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was born Sept. 12, 1954 in Arlington, Va. son of the late Charles L. and Faith E. (Hoisington) Handley. He had resided in Ridgway for most of his life and was a former Lowell, Vt. resident. He was Methodist by faith and was a member of the Ridgway Odd Fellows Lodge #969. He was a 1972 graduate of North County Union High School in Newport, Vt. He had been employed by the Ridgway Borough for the last 13 years.

Louise M. Servideo

October 28, 2010

Louise M. Servideo, 95, of Blue Ridge Christian Home, Bealeton, Va., died Wednesday evening, Oct. 27, 2010, following a lengthy illness.
She was born Sept. 29, 1915 in Pittsfield, Mass., daughter of the late Bruno and Rose Cattropa Tucci.
She married Joseph G. Servideo on Sept. 25, 1938. He preceded her in death on May 15, 1971. She later married Charles Blochberger in 1996, and he preceded her in death in 2003.

October 27th

James E. "Jim" Howard

October 27, 2010

James E. "Jim" Howard, 71, of 17 Klondike Rd., Johnsonburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born Oct.11, 1939 in Olean, NY, son of the late Ralph E. and Julia M. Oviatt Howard.
He married Janet Pearl Sample on Aug. 23, 1958. She preceded him in death on Feb. 4, 1988. On March 15, 1991, he married Kathryn Allegretto Valentine, who survives.

James E. “Jim” Howard

October 27, 2010

James E. “Jim” Howard, 71, of 17 Klondike Rd., Johnsonburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born Oct.11, 1939 in Olean, NY, son of the late Ralph E. and Julia M. Oviatt Howard.
He married Janet Pearl Sample on Aug. 23, 1958. She preceded him in death on Feb. 4, 1988. On March 15, 1991, he married Kathryn Allegretto Valentine, who survives.

October 25th

LaVerne J. "Skinny" Gorske

October 25, 2010

LaVerne J. "Skinny" Gorske, 92, of 426 Willow St., Johnsonburg, died Sunday afternoon, Oct. 24, 2010, at Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home in St. Marys following a short illness.
He was born March 11, 1918 in Erie, son of the late Paul and Agnes Bilgere Gorske. He married Lucille Williams on July 26, 1940 and she preceded him in death on July 15, 1994.

October 24th

Mildred A. Cassels

October 24, 2010

Mildred A. Cassels, 94, of 16678 Boot Jack Rd., Ridgway, died Saturday evening, Oct. 23, 2010, at the DuBois Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born Aug. 26, 1916 in Weedville, daughter of the late Henry B. and Lottie M. (McClintick) Wheeler.
She married William (Lorriane) Cassels on Nov. 26, 1935 and he preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 1994.

Dolores A. Roth

October 24, 2010

Dolores A. Roth, age 80, of 514 Ash St., Ridgway, died Sunday morning at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness. She was born Oct. 7, 1930 in Olean, N.Y., daughter of the late Carl E. and Irene (Heller) Johnson. Following the death of her mother she was raised by her aunt Amanda Irene Johnson. She married Clarence E. (Bush) Roth on July 1, 1955, he preceded her in death on May 22, 2008. She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, and an 80-year member the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #208.

William Leonard (Len) Anderson

October 24, 2010

William Leonard (Len) Anderson, age 89, of Millcreek, passed away on Friday, October 22, 2010 at the Erie VA Medical Center. Len was born in Ridgway, Pa. on February 26, 1921 a son of the late Anders G. and Hulda Strom Anderson. He was a 1940 graduate of Ridgway High School. He proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corps. He was a crew chief on the B-17 and completed his service in 1946 as a Staff Sergeant.

October 21st

Joseph M. Redmond Jr.

October 22, 2010

Joseph M. Redmond Jr., 30, of Kaul Avenue, St. Marys, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 at his home.
He was born Feb. 5, 1980 in Ridgway, the son of Joseph M. Redmond Sr. of Wilcox and Kimberly (Erickson) Himes and her husband, Glenn Himes of Altoona, who survive.
Joseph lived most of his life in Johnsonburg except for the past year, when he lived in St. Marys. He attended Johnsonburg High School and worked at GKN of Emporium. He was a Catholic by faith.
He was a member of Wilcox Sportsmen’s Club. He enjoyed playing poker and loved animals, especially the family dogs.

October 18th

Stella E. Geyer

October 18, 2010

Stella E. Geyer, age 90, of 122 Skyline Dr., Kersey, died early Monday morning, Oct. 18, 2010, after a lengthy illness.

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