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Archive - 2012 - Obituary

October 3rd

Natalie M. "Ray Ray" Jordan

October 4, 2012

Natalie M. "Ray Ray" Jordan, 2, of 331 First Ave., Johnsonburg, died Monday afternoon, Oct. 1, 2012 at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident on Sept. 17, 2012.
She was born on Nov. 23, 2009 in Warren, the daughter of Willis Jordan III and the late Pauline Dilley, who preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 2012.
She resided in Johnsonburg all of her life and was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg.

Joan M. Irwin

October 4, 2012

Joan M. Irwin passed away on June 27, 2012 at Aiken Regional Medical Center. She was born in Ridgway, graduated from Horton High School in Brockport and immediately was employed in the payroll department of the Elliot Company in Ridgway, where she worked for seven years. In 1961 she and her family moved to New Jersey where she was a church secretary for 34 years. After retirement she and her husband, now deceased, moved to Aiken, S.C. where she worked numerous part-time jobs. She was a member of St.

October 2nd

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.

October 1st

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.

September 30th

Anne (Twig) Vogt

September 30, 2012

Anne (Twig) Vogt, 56, of 326 Shawmut Ave., Johnsonburg, died Sunday morning, Sept. 30, 2012, at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born Dec. 26, 1955, in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Orlando (Popeye) and Borgia McDivitt Maletto. On Aug. 10, 1974, at St. Leo's Church in Ridgway, she married Victor (Vic) Vogt, who survives.
She lived in Johnsonburg most of her life and also lived briefly in Ridgway. She graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1973.

Pauline K. Gebauer

September 30, 2012

Pauline K. Gebauer, 82, of Elk Towers,185 Center St., St. Marys, and formerly of 430 W. 6th St., Emporium, died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys, on Friday evening, Sept. 28, 2012.
She was born Jan. 8, 1930 in DuBois, a daughter of the late Rudolph and Anna Kassawara.
On Oct. 18, 1958 in St. Mark Catholic Church, she married the late Gerhard Gebauer.

September 28th

James R. “Jim” Logue Jr.

September 29, 2012

James R. "Jim" Logue Jr., 76, of DuBois, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born March 9, 1936, in Brockway, son of the late James R. Sr. and Olevia (Kopp) Logue.
On Jan. 2, 1960, he married Rita M. (Perry) Logue, who survives.
Jim was a graduate of Brockway High School and a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church in DuBois.
He was the retired former owner of Logue’s Insurance Agency in Brockway. He also did sign painting, piano tuning and had a nightclub band for many years called "The Sounds of Music."

September 26th

Robert Clair Rishel

September 27, 2012

Robert Clair Rishel, 84, of Shenango Presbyterian Senior Care in New Wilmington, formerly of New Bedford, Lawrence County, died Tuesday morning Sept. 25, 2012. He was born Nov. 16, 1927 in Rossiter, Indiana County, son of late Thomas and Minnie [Woodley] Rishel. On July 20, 1948, he married Mae Jean Wyant of Shenango Presbyterian Senior Care, she survives.

Alfred (Al) Caldwell Sr.

September 27, 2012

Alfred (Al) Caldwell Sr., of 10618 Timberlin Rd., Chesterfield, Va., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012.
Born on June 3, 1936, in Johnsonburg, he was the son of the late Hudnell and Lula (DeLong) Caldwell. He was married to Gail K. Caldwell, who survives.
Al graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1954. He then enlisted in the United States Army and served for three years. After leaving the service, he was employed at the Ubel Furniture Store in Johnsonburg and later at Grimone’s Furniture Store in Emporium.

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