Archive - 2012 - Obituary
Jane "Jennie" Francis, 93, of Silver Creek Terrace, St. Marys, formerly of Johnsonburg and St. Marys, died at the Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys, Thursday morning, Oct. 11, 2012 following a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 3, 1919 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Stephen and Grace Scrivo Vavala.
She married William "Bill" Francis on March 6, 1943, he died in August of 1986.
She had resided in St. Marys for the past three years, had lived in Johnsonburg from 1987 to 2009 and had lived in St. Marys prior to 1987.
Ronald L. Holmberg, age 74, of 322 Dewey Circle, Ridgway, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 at UPMC Hamot in Erie following a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 17, 1938 in Ridgway, son of the late Clarence J. and Hazel B. (Dunkle) Holmberg.
He married Nancy H. Peterson on Nov. 7, 1959; she survives.
Jeanette D. Hughes, 73, of Cuba, N.Y. passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 at home.
Born on March 17, 1939 in Lackawanna, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Bruce and Mary Kelsey Colley. On Sept. 5, 1959, in St. Jude's Episcopal Church, South Buffalo, N.Y., she married Arthur G. Hughes who passed away Nov. 18, 2009.
Jeanette was a graduate of Frontier High School Class of 1956. Mrs. Hughes worked a short time for Bethlehem Steel in Buffalo but most was a happy homemaker and loving wife for her family.
Muriel J. Browne of Binghamton, N.Y., died Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 on her 96th birthday at the Good Shepherd-Fairview Nursing Facility.
She was born Oct. 5, 1916 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of the late Julia and Frederick Grandage. She was predeceased by her husband of 35 years, the Rev. Vincent Browne, rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Ridgway from 1952 until his death in 1997; a sister, Florence Kellett of Toronto; and brother, Frank Grandage, also of Toronto.
Helen Louise Shafer, 79, of 3033 Dagus Hill St., Daguscahonda, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
She was born Oct. 16, 1932, in Oakland, Md., the daughter of the late Charles R. and Margaret Hardesty Jordan. She married Joseph X. Shafer, who predeceased her on Jan. 23, 2002.
Mrs. Shafer was a member of the Faith United Church of Christ. She retired from Quality Components. She enjoyed reading, knitting and crocheting.
Michael R. DeVallance, 41, of 1245 13th St., N.W., Washington, D.C., died Saturday morning, Oct. 6, 2012 at his residence following a short illness.
He was born on Feb. 13, 1971 in Ridgway, son of Robert N. and Joyce Marrone DeVallance of Johnsonburg, who survive.
He resided in the Washington, D.C. area since 1997. He graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1989 and from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 1995.
Elizabeth M. (Betty) Gausman, 90, died Thursday evening, Oct. 4, 2012 at Highland View Nursing Home in Brockway, following an illness of the past nine months.
She was born July 15, 1922 in Carman, daughter of the late Joseph P. and Mary F. Oresko Griech.
Ann E. Krise, 69, of 520 West Main St., Kersey, died Thursday morning, Oct. 4, 2012 at her residence following a lengthy battle with cancer.
She was born Jan. 13, 1943 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Charles and Catherine (Dinsmore) Johnston.
Marry Ellen Logue, 85, of 414 Second Ave., Johnsonburg, died Thursday morning, Oct. 4, 2012 at the residence of her daughter, Lynn "Piper" Scida, following a short illness.
She was born on July 29, 1927 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Francis and Catherine Notarianni Ferraino. On April 28, 1951 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, she married Allen L. Logue, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 24, 1996.
Joseph M. Quattrone, 87, of 222 Spruce St., Ridgway, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 3, 2012 at his residence following an illness of the past 16 months.
He was born Sept. 10, 1925 in Ridgway, son of the late Frank and Thamisn (Ruberto) Quattrone. On June 11, 1949, he married Loretta R. Emmett, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 17, 2012.