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January 23rd

Alfred E. Shippling

January 23, 2013

Alfred E. Shippling, 81, of 721 Evergreen Road, St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at his residence after a lengthy illness. He was born Aug. 31, 1931, in Johnsonburg, son of the late Adolph and Luisa Granitza Shippling. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, class of 1949. He also graduated Williamsport Technical Institute in 1956. He was a retired employee of the Keystone Carbon Co., retiring in 1995 after over 35 years of service.

Mary Katheryn Eliason

January 23, 2013

Mary Katheryn Eliason, 65, of Kokomo, Ind., passed away at 8:58 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2013 in St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind.
Born Feb. 1, 1947 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of the late Everett Moulden and Garnet (Heath) Moulden. On Sept. 30, 1967, in Kokomo, she married Daniel C. Eliason, and he survives.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed camping, playing cards, games, fishing, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of the Cornerstone Christian Center.

January 21st

Christopher Matthew Riley

January 21, 2013

Christopher Matthew Riley, 17, of Ash St., Ridgway, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh from complications from the flu.
He was born Jan. 31, 1995 in St. Marys, the son of Julie and Shawn Laughner of Ridgway, and Mark and Maria Riley of Johnsonburg.
Chris was a senior at Ridgway Area High School. He was a hard worker. He held three paper routes since he was 11 and recently started working at Aiello’s Café as a dishwasher. He was a typical teenage boy. He loved to hang out with all of his friends and his girlfriend, Alexandria Hill.

Irene A. O'Rourke

January 21, 2013

Irene A. O'Rourke, 86, of 804 Rasselas Road, Wilcox, died Sunday morning, Jan. 20, 2013, at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
She was born March 6, 1926 in Wilcox, daughter of the late Edward and Alice Retzer Powell.
On June 14, 1945 in St. Ann's Church, Wilcox, she married Calvin S. O'Rourke, who survives.

Mrs. Rita Marie (Bonini) Long

January 21, 2013

Mrs. Rita Marie (Bonini) Long, age 68, of Nashville, Tenn., died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.
She was raised in Ridgway and was the granddaughter of Louis B. Bonini, and the daughter of Romeo Bonini and Enrica Bonini-Jones, all of Ridgway, and all of whom preceded her in death.
A graduate of St. Leo's High School, she was employed for some time in the Pennsylvania State Legislature. Most of her life was spent as a full-time wife and mother.

Richard Karpinski

January 21, 2013

Richard Karpinski, 54, of 5 Giloully Ave., Ridgway, died peacefully in his sleep Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.
He was born July 23, 1958, the son of the late Mary Zipperi and the late Joseph Karpinski.
He married Roberta Brendlinger on Nov. 16, 1990. She survives.
Richard was a graduate of Ridgway Area High School, Class of 1976, and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy. He resided in Ridgway most of his life and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and all the outdoors. He was a family man and nothing meant more to him than his children.

Constance “Connie” Jones

January 21, 2013

Constance “Connie” Jones, 79, of Philadelphia passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 in the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia.
Born July 12, 1933 in Ridgway, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Christina (Lasorto) Viglione.
She was the widow of Robert L. Jones and was also preceded in death by a son Paul Frye.
Surviving are her sons Larry, husband of Brenda Frye of Hummelstown, and Richard, husband of Suzanne Frye of Croydon; a sister, Gertrude Roberts of St. Marys; and seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

January 20th

William J. MacDonald

January 20, 2013

William J. MacDonald, 80, of 238 Monterey Avenue, Ridgway, died at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, January 19, 2013 following a lengthy illness.
He was born February 5, 1932 in Ridgway, a son of the late Maurice and Mary Kielocker MacDonald.
On April 24, 1965 in St. Leo's Church, he married Filomena "Dolly" Magrini MacDonald, who survives.
He was a graduate of Ridgway High School. He retired from E&G Auto Parts after many years of service.

Linda M. Gigliotti

January 20, 2013

Linda M. Gigliotti, 65, of 408 High St., Johnsonburg, died Saturday afternoon, Jan. 19, 2013, at UMPC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness.
She was born May 22, 1947 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Bronislaw and Anna Simchick Golebieski.
On Oct. 30, 1976 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, she married David Gigliotti, who survives.
She resided in Johnsonburg all her life. She graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1965 and Villa Maria College in 1972.

January 18th

Marie E. Lewis

January 19, 2013

Marie E. Lewis, 91, a resident of Pinecrest Manor, and formerly of Weedville and 101 N. Mill Street, Ridgway, died on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
She was born on March 4, 1921 in Johnsonburg, a daughter of the late Hilary and Ethel McClintick Lewis.

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