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Archive - Oct 2013 - Obituary

October 11th

Ruth N. West

October 12, 2013

Ruth N. West, 88, of Newtown Square, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.
She was born in Ridgway on July 20, 1925 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nyquist.
Ruth graduated from St. Leo's in 1942 and received her nursing degree from Philadelphia General Hospital, then worked in several different nursing specialties before she retired as a school nurse in 1992.
She married the late Joseph V. West and is the beloved mother of five children: Catherine West, Gary West, James West, Jeffery West, and the late Joseph West.
Ruth had five siblings: Shirley, Barbara, Carol, and the late Morris and Edna Mae.

Mytrle B. Ewings

October 12, 2013

Mytrle B. Ewings, age 98, a resident of the Lutheran Home at Kane, died Friday morning, Oct. 11, 2013 following a lengthy illness.
She was born Aug. 27, 1915 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Benton C. and Margaret (Evans) Wilson. She married Leland W. Ewings on June 27, 1941. He preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 1993.
She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, the E.L.C.W., the church retired group, and a member of the Ridgway Senior Citizens Center.

Victor C. Bish

October 12, 2013

Victor C. Bish, age 70, of Brockport, died peacefully Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at his home after a brief illness.
He was born on May 2, 1943 in St. Marys, son of the late Kenneth and Martha Heiberger Bish. He married Lorraine C. “Lorri” Lechien on Aug. 30, 1985 in Las Vegas, Nev.
He was a die-setter in various local powered metal factories, as well as in Colorado and California. He retired as a self-employed powder metal consultant in 2005. He enjoyed the outdoors and being with family and friends.

October 10th

Andrew W. Biel Sr.

October 11, 2013

Andrew W. Biel Sr., age 87, of 424 Water Street Ext., Apt. 309, Johnsonburg, died Thursday morning, Oct. 10, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.
He was born March 3, 1926 in Rasselas, son of John and Anna Barbara Biel Biel.
He married Imogene McAninch on Nov. 13, 1950, she died Sept. 3, 1985.
He resided in Johnsonburg for the past seven years, formerly of Wilcox. He attended Wilcox schools and was a member of St. Ann's and Holy Cross Churches.

October 9th

William G. “Bill” Fusco

October 10, 2013

William G. “Bill” Fusco, 88, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at UPMC Altoona.
He was born May 13, 1925, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Joe and Edith (Paladino) Fusco.
On April 17, 1947, he married Phyllis J. (Hewitt) Fusco, who survives.
He was a member of the Saints Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.
He was employed as a salesman for the Phillip Morris Company for more than 30 years.
After graduation, he joined the United States Marine Corp, where he served in the Pacific during World War II, serving with the 1st Division.

Michael Lawrence Lynn (Big Papa) Markert

October 10, 2013

Michael Lawrence Lynn (Big Papa) Markert, 55, of 411 Zuccolotto Ln., Brockway, died Saturday evening, Oct. 5, 2013 in his residence surrounded by his family and friends.
Born May 11, 1958 in Lorain, Ohio, he was the son of the late Frank William and Carol Aileen (Grose) Markert of Emporium.
He graduated from Cameron County High School in 1976.
On Nov. 18, 1978, he married the love of his life and best friend Teresa J. (TJ) Wittman, who survives.
He retired from Bassetti Landscaping of Brockway and previously had worked for Walmart Distribution of Woodland.

October 8th

Bryan D. King

October 9, 2013

Bryan D. King, 57, of Morley Road, Ashville, N.Y., formerly of Mayville, N.Y., Westfield, N.Y., and Ridgway, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 at the home of his sister in Stow, N.Y.
He was born March 30, 1956 in Westfield, N.Y., the son of Mary E. (Bowser) and J. Bryan (Buster) King.
Bryan was a 1974 graduate of Westfield Academy and Central School. He was employed at various jobs in Westfield, N.Y., Ridgway, and most recently at The Hadley House in Stow, N.Y. 

October 7th

Carmella D. Carnahan

October 7, 2013

Carmella D. Carnahan, age 80, of Oak Street, Johnsonburg, died at home Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born June 4, 1933 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Sisto and Elizabeth (Allegretto) Cicuzza.
She married Charles T. Carnahan in 1954, he preceded her in death on Jan. 22, 2008.

October 2nd

William A. "Birdseed" Myers

October 2, 2013

William A. "Birdseed" Myers, 59, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, formerly of 320 Mill St., Johnsonburg died on Tuesday evening, Oct. 1, 2013, at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
He was born on June 15, 1954 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Wallace "Wally" and Lorna Amory Myers.
He lived in Johnsonburg all his life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1973.
He was a member of the Johnsonburg United Methodist Church, Johnsonburg Fire Department for 41 years, and Tri-County Firemen's Association, Central District.

Victoria A. "Vicky" Lewis

October 2, 2013

Victoria A. "Vicky" Lewis, age 67, of Elbon Road, Brockport, died Oct. 2, 2013 at her residence.
She was born Aug. 1, 1946 in St. Marys, daughter of Alvin and Theresa Sheley Herzing.
On Oct. 31, 1964, she married Roy "Butch" Lewis, he survives.
She was a member at Holy Cross Church in Brandy Camp.
Vicky was a member of the Horton Township/Brockway Lions Club where she served as treasurer. She was also a social member of the ABVA of Vietnam Veterans Chapter 720.
She enjoyed playing cards, fishing, camping and spending time with her family.

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