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Archive - Oct 2, 2012 - Obituary

Helen B. Swanson

October 2, 2012

Helen B. Swanson, formerly of Ridgway, died Sept. 9, at her daughter’s home in Chicago, Ill.
She was three days shy of her 91st birthday. Born Sept. 12, 1921, to Gustaf and Ruth (Winslow) Brumberg in Horton Township, she moved to Ridgway with her family when she was two. They were active members of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Following high school graduation, she worked for the phone company in Ridgway, and then at the Market Basket, where her father was the manager.

Alan R. “Dick” Hummel

October 2, 2012

Alan R. “Dick” Hummel, 67, of Winchester, Va., died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 in Winchester.
He was born April 19, 1945 in Port Huron, Mich., the son of the late Frederick D. and Jane Irene Cataline Hummel. He served as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps from 1965 to 1969. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and also one in Business in 1972 from Salem College and a master of business administration degree from Shenandoah College and Conservatory in 1985.

Gertrude “Gerty” Fitch

October 2, 2012

Gertrude “Gerty” Fitch, age 85, of Terra Cotta Road, Johnsonburg, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 at the Lutheran Home at Kane after an illness of the past six months.
She was born Oct. 9, 1926 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late John and Julia (Bedner) Raubenstrauch
On Oct. 19, 1946, she married Fred D. Fitch; he preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 2006.

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