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December 17th

Ella Mae Powley

December 18, 2012

Ella Mae Powley, 94, of Bradford Manor, Bradford, formerly of Wilcox, died Sunday morning, Dec. 16, 2012 at Bradford Manor following a brief illness.
Powley was born Aug. 11, 1918 in Sergeant, daughter of the late Roy and Tirzah Reid Stanley.
She married the late George M. Powley on Oct. 22, 1938 in St. Nicholas Church, Sheffield; he died June 27, 2001.

December 16th

James H. Dietz

December 17, 2012

James H. Dietz, 90, of 106 Linwood Ave., St. Marys, died on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at Dubois Nursing Home following a brief illness.
He was born Dec. 11, 1922 in Ridgway, a son of the late Joseph and Mary Pfingstler Dietz.
On June 14, 1947 in St. Mark's Church in Emporium, he married the late Elizabeth J. "Betty" Dietz, who preceded him in death on Feb. 7, 2012.

Shirley E. Amacher

December 17, 2012

Shirley E. Amacher, 87, of 224 Park Ave., Ridgway, died on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born Oct. 9, 1925 in Brockway, a daughter of the late Clemens and Marie Weilacher Richards.
On May 30, 1952 in Brockway, she married the late Clayton Amacher, who preceded her in death in 1979.
Mrs. Amacher was a lifelong resident of the area and an active member of Ridgway Church of the Nazarene, where she also served as a custodian for many years.  She enjoyed playing the piano and spending time with her family.

December 13th

Betty Jean Geer

December 13, 2012

Betty Jean Geer, 86, of Swedetown Road, Portland Mills, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at DuBois Regional Medical Center. She was born Sept. 28, 1926, the daughter of Perry E. and Edith Ecklund Geer. Betty was a lifelong member of the Lake City United Methodist Church, where she loved teaching the youth in Sunday school and vacation bible school. Betty served as the tax collector for Spring Creek Township for 14 years. Betty served as a 4-H leader for more than 50 years.

December 11th

Helene Mastrogiacomo

December 12, 2012

Helene Mastrogiacomo, 80, of Cushing Avenue, Johnsonburg, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 at the home of her daughter after a short illness.
She was born July 8, 1932 in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Twaddle) Tracy.
She lived in Brooklyn and Long Island until 1975 when she moved to Matamoros, Pa., and spent the past five years in Johnsonburg. She was a banker whose employment included Manufacturers Hanover and Chase Manhattan.

December 10th

Stanford L. Anderson

December 11, 2012

Stanford L. Anderson, 84, of 319 East Fifth St., Warren, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at Warren General Hospital.
Stanford was born April 18, 1928, in Ridgway to the late Carl G. Anderson and Sarah B. Raybuck Anderson. He attended grade school, junior high school and senior high school. 

Erma E. Yale

December 11, 2012

Erma E. Yale, age 83, of Daniel Street, Brockport, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 20, 1929, in Coal Hollow, Elk County, daughter of Guido and Catherine Baruffalo Zuccolotto.
He was married to Raymond S. "Sparkey" Yale, he preceded her in death Nov. 23, 2011.
She was a member at Holy Cross Church in Brandy Camp.
Erma was a member of the Blue Army at Holy Cross. She had been employed at Brockway Glass in the decorating department before her retirement.

Giulio Bevacqua

December 11, 2012

It is with deep sadness the family of Giulio Bevacqua announces his passing at the Welland Hospital located in Welland, Ontario, Canada, on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 in his 79th year.

December 4th

Mark C. Hill

December 4, 2012

Mark C. Hill, 52, of St. Marys, died Sunday night, December 2, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born May 14, 1958 in Ridgway, son of the late John F. Hill and Janis (Snyder) Hill.
He married Tina Gagliardi, who survives.
He resided in the area most of his life and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

December 3rd

Sr. John Frances Aiello, SSJ

December 4, 2012

Sr. John Frances Aiello, SSJ, 88, of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania, died on Dec. 3, 2012.
She was in her 60th year of religious life. She was born in Johnsonburg on Sept. 1, 1924, the daughter of the late John and Frances Chirillo Aiello. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph from Holy Rosary parish in Johnsonburg on Aug. 30, 1953 and professed her final vows on Aug. 15, 1959. She celebrated her Golden Jubilee (50 years) in 2003.

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