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Archive - 2012 - Obituary

April 1st

Edward "Epp" Addeo

April 1, 2012

Edward "Epp" Addeo, 91, of 415 Ridgway Ave., Johnsonburg, died Sunday morning, April 1, 2012 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born on Dec. 29, 1920 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Frank and Dora Cerro Addeo.
On Nov. 27, 1946, he married Rose E. Azzato. She preceded him in death on Oct. 10, 1990.
He was a lifelong resident of Johnsonburg and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1939.
He was a WWII Coast Guard veteran, having served as a Seaman First Class aboard the cargo transport ship "Alameda" and the USS LST 761.

David John Frantz Jr.

April 1, 2012

David John Frantz Jr., 55, died suddenly on Friday, March 30, 2012 at his home in Hiller.
He was born Nov. 11, 1956 in DuBois, the son of the late David "Yunk" Frantz Sr.
He was in the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War. He was also a member of the West Brownsville American Legion Post 940 and the director and State Officer of Region 1.
He loved his family; riding bikes; his pets, Jack Daniels; and cooking on the grill.

Ann E. Abraham

April 1, 2012

Ann E. Abraham, 81, formerly of Ridgway, died Friday evening at the Kane Community Hospital following a brief illness.

March 30th

Mildred M. Haberberger

March 30, 2012

Mildred M. Haberberger, 92, of 1036 Theresia St., St. Marys, died at Elk Regional Health Center on Friday morning, March 30, 2012.
She was born Aug. 20, 1919 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late John A. and Cecilia M. Feldbauer Braun.
On July 6, 1945 in St. Marys Church, she married the late Cletus J. "Beeps" Haberberger, who preceded her in death Feb. 2, 1990.

March 29th

Thomas P. "Tom" Weaver

March 29, 2012

Thomas P. "Tom" Weaver, 63, of 613 First Ave., Johnsonburg, died Wednesday evening, March 28, 2012, at his residence following an illness of 15 months.
He was born on March 24, 1949 in Vestaburg, son of the late Clarence and Isabelle Kittle Weaver.
He married Mary Winifred Hoh on March 17, 1973 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, and she survives.

Kathleen R. Smith

March 29, 2012

Kathleen R. Smith, age 74, of 32 1/2 Morgan Ave., Ridgway died early Thursday morning, March 29, 2012 at the DuBois Nursing Home.
She was born August 24, 1937 in Shurite, Allegheny County. She was married to Raymond C. Smith, he preceded her in death on August 31, 2011. She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and was Protestant by faith.

March 28th

Nanette Caggiano

March 28, 2012

Nanette Caggiano, 82, of 28 Pierce Ave., Ridgway, died Tuesday, March 28, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center after a short illness.
She was born April 12, 1929, in New York City, N.Y., the daughter of the late Anthony and Grace DePaolo Romandetti. On May 31, 1947, she married Rudolph Caggiano, who predeceased her on May 14, 2004.

Robert P. Auman

March 28, 2012

Robert P. Auman, 84, of 310 George St., St. Marys, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
He was born April 1, 1927 in St. Marys, son of the late Leonard J. and Florence Kerner Auman.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Mary's Parochial School and Central Catholic High School. He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Co., retiring in 1987 after 40 years of service.
On June 16, 1951 in the St. Mary’s Church, he married Margery M. Dippold, who survives.

March 27th

Mary Chupa Cherry

March 27, 2012

Mary Chupa Cherry, 93, of Bendigo Road, Johnsonburg, died Monday, March 26, 2012 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a short illness.
She was born on Nov. 30, 1918, in Avella, Pa., daughter of the late George Chupa and Anna (Ighnatko) Chupa. In 1946, she married George Cherry, who survives.
Born and raised in Avella, she came to Johnsonburg in 1945.
She had worked as a streetcar operator in Pittsburgh and in the Drabo Shipyard of Pittsburgh where she worked as a welder, manufacturing landing craft during WWII.

March 26th

Stephen A. Metro

March 26, 2012

Stephen A. Metro, age 85, of Julia Street, Johnsonburg, died Monday, March 26, 2012 at his home after a lengthy illness.
He was born April 4, 1926 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Angelo and Nora (Foster) Metro.
On Sept. 17, 1949, he married Carol Ann (Jenkins); she preceded him in death Jan. 24, 1994.
A U.S. Marine veteran having served during World War II, he worked for Clearwater Tool & Die while in California and as a custodian for Johnsonburg schools, retiring in 1997.

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