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Archive - 2012 - Obituary

November 16th

Patricia Pontzer Lanese

November 17, 2012

Patricia Pontzer Lanese, 72, of Highland View Health Care in Brockway, passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 16, 1940, in Ridgway, the daughter of Robert and Bertha Friery Pontzer. She graduated from Ridgway Area High School, Class of 1958.

November 15th

Joanne B. Hoffman

November 15, 2012

Joanne B. Hoffman, 78, of 1935 Bear Creek Rd., died following Wednesday evening, Nov. 14, 2012, at the home of her daughter following an illness of the past nine months.
She was born July 25, 1934 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Earl T. and Marie P. [Baumgratz] Steis.
She married David L. Young on Dec. 10, 1953, he preceded her in death on Dec. 11, 1988; she then married James A. Hoffman on Feb. 14, 1990, and he survives.

November 14th

Clare “Tootie” Jefferson Ciroli

November 15, 2012

Clare “Tootie” Jefferson Ciroli, 96, passed away quietly in Sarah Reed Retirement Center, Erie, at 11:53 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.
Tootie was born Jan. 31, 1916, one of 10 children to the late Leota and Thomas Jefferson of Sheffield.
She was a good friend to everyone she met and enjoyed her family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Ciroli of Cleveland, Ohio.

November 12th

Mary H. Marroni

November 13, 2012

Mary H. Marroni, 87, of Wexford House, Kingsport, Tenn., and formerly of St. Marys, Johnsonburg and Ridgway, died Monday morning, Nov. 12, 2012 at Wexford House in Kingsport, Tenn. following a lengthy illness.
She was born on Nov. 1, 1925 in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Joseph P. and Eleanor Rosaria Tegano. On June 9, 1943, she married Earnest J. Marroni, who preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 1965.

November 7th

Charles J. Schutz

November 8, 2012

Charles J. Schutz, age 80, formerly of Brockway, and currently a resident at Christ the King Manor in DuBois, passed with his loving family at his side on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born June 26, 1932, in St. Marys, son of Jerome and Dorothy Dill Schutz.
He married Mary Lou Renwick, she predeceased him on Sept. 27, 1965.
Charlie was a member at St. Tobias Church in Brockway.

Frederick J. Moore

November 8, 2012

Frederick J. Moore, 76, of 108 Madison Ave., Ridgway, passed away, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012.
He was born April 4, 1936, in Emporium, the son of Jay P. and Lula N. Chandler Moore. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Louise Shadd Moore. He had been a Ridgway resident for 35 years. Mr. Moore had been employed at Country Fair, Erich Trucking, Pine Crest Manor, and Industrial Steel and Pipe. He served in the U.S. Air Force in both the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. He enjoyed reading, fishing, and talking with his many friends.

November 4th

Monica G. Defranco

November 5, 2012

Monica G. Defranco, 89, of 207 Grandview Rd., St. Marys, died Friday evening, Nov. 2, 2012, at the Pinecrest Manor.
She was born Dec. 1, 1922 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Ambrose and Mae Kerner Bauer. On June 28, 1948 in the St. Mary’s Church, she married Fred T. Defranco, who survives.
Mrs. Defranco was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1940. She was a former employee of Sylvania and a member of the Queen of the World Church.

November 2nd

Shelley L. Robuck

November 3, 2012

Shelley L. Robuck, 56, of 510 Third Ave., Johnsonburg, died on Friday morning, Nov. 2, 2012 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie following a lengthy illness.
She was born on Dec. 13, 1955 in Kane, daughter of the late Richard and Shirley Polinski Disque.
She married David E. Robuck on June 15, 1974 in the Wilcox Lutheran Church. He survives.
Shelley resided in Johnsonburg since her marriage. She graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1974 and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Johnsonburg.

Richard H. "Dick" Farnsworth

November 3, 2012

Richard H. "Dick" Farnsworth, 71, of 811 Washington St., St. Marys, died at his home on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 following a battle with cancer.
He was born Aug. 20, 1941 in New Millport, a son of the late Russell and Bertha Chittister Farnsworth.
On Feb. 4, 1967 in St. Mary's Church, he married Joan Hoffman Farnsworth, who survives.
Dick was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having been discharged in January of 1968. He made his career working at St. Marys Carbon and Stackpole Carbon Company. He also spent time as a truck driver and working at the All American Car Wash.

Anthony Thomas Vito

November 3, 2012

Anthony Thomas Vito, 91, of Levittown, passed away Sept. 28, 2012 at St. Marys Hospital in Langhorne.  
He attended Kane High School, graduating in 1941. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and after basic training was assigned to the Third Infantry Division. He participated in invasions in Africa, Sicily, Italy and Southern France. Anthony received the Bronze Star Medal and two Purple Hearts as well as Laurels from the French Government. During a brief visit to Rome he was granted an audience with the Pope.

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