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Archive - 2013 - Obituary

November 11th

Joseph M. Sorge

November 12, 2013

Joseph M. Sorge, 89, formerly of 268 Euclid Ave., Ridgway, died Monday morning, Nov. 11, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born Feb. 10, 1924 in Ridgway, son of the late Frank and Albina (Lupilo) Sorge. He married Kathleen M. Gerg on July 5, 1947 in St. Boniface Catholic Church in Kersey. She preceded him in death on April 25, 2009.

Shirley A. Lowdermilk

November 12, 2013

Shirley A. Lowdermilk, 84, of 110 Taylor Ave., Ridgway, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
She was born July 10, 1929 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Donald (Bud) and Kathyrn N. (Leilous) Lowdermilk. She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and was a graduate of the Ridgway High School. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. She had been employed by Quality Components for 30 years.

November 10th

George J. “Jit” Haupricht Jr.

November 11, 2013

George J. “Jit” Haupricht Jr., 82, of Dill Hill Road, Johnsonburg, died at home on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 after a lengthy illness.
He was born July 13, 1931 in Toledo, Ohio, son of the late George J. and Helen (Pavlock) Haupricht.
On July 4, 1953, he married Kathryn (Shannon) and she survives.
A 1950 graduate of Johnsonburg High School, he served in the U.S. Air Force 3510th maintenance squadron from 1951-1953 being stationed in Sampson AFB, Lowry AFB, Mitchell AFB and Randolph AFB, and receiving the National Defense Service Medal.

November 8th

Robert E. Herrmann

November 9, 2013

Robert E. Herrmann, 76, of 729 Long Level Rd., Ridgway, died unexpectedly at his residence on Thursday, Nov. 7.
He was born July 25, 1937 in Ridgway, the son of the late Robert F. and Helen Gerg Herrmann.
He was a lifelong Ridgway resident. Mr. Herrmann was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church. He was a graduate of Ridgway High School, Class of 1956. He had been employed at Keystone Carbon for 38 years. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force and was a Vietnam era veteran. He is survived by his brother, Richard L. Herrmann, and by a sister, Kathryn Herrmann.

November 6th

Janice M. Molella

November 7, 2013

Janice M. Molella, 80, of Cushing Avenue, Johnsonburg, died late Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at UPMC Hamot of Erie after a short illness.
She was born April 15, 1933 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Herman and Helen (Koppitch) Grabofski.
A graduate of Johnsonburg Area High School, Class of 1951, she had been employed as an LPN at the hospital in St. Marys for 40 years.
She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and lived all her life in Johnsonburg.

November 5th

Michael Paul Jundzilo

November 6, 2013

Michael Paul Jundzilo, 30, of Culbertson, Mont., formerly of 224 Maplewood Ln., Johnsonburg died Friday evening, Nov. 1, 2013 as the result of an automobile accident between Sidney and Culbertson, Mont.
He was born on May 28, 1983 in St. Marys, son of Gary M. and Diane Northrop Jundzilo, who survive.
He resided in Montana for the past year and lived most of his life in Johnsonburg.
He was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School in 2001. He was employed at Excel Industries, in Montana.
Michael was involved in Cub Scouts, Pack 82 and loved hunting and fishing.

November 1st

Twila J. Welsh

November 1, 2013

Twila J. Welsh, 89, of 381 RC Metals Rd., Ridgway, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 at Pinecrest Manor.
She was born June 29, 1924 in Renovo, the daughter of the late Ruben and Edna Steckenfinger Scrimshaw.
She married James F. Welsh, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 1991.
She was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church. Mrs. Welsh enjoyed baking, crocheting, crafts, and her camp in Cross Forks.

October 31st

Mary Ann Sickeri

October 31, 2013

Mary Ann Sickeri, 78, of Caruso Road, Brockway, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 at her sister Carolyn's home in DuBois after a short illness.
She was born Dec. 2, 1934 in DuBois, daughter of the late Samuel S. and Anna Radzik Skraba.
On Oct. 21, 1961, she Richard "Dick" Sickeri. He preceded her in death on Dec. 21, 1985.
She was a member at St. Tobias Church in Brockway where she was an active participant at daily morning mass. She also was a past Eucharist Minister, and served as the secretary of the St. Tobias Cemetery Board.

October 29th

James J. Marconi

October 29, 2013

James J. Marconi, 85, formerly of Hemlock Avenue in Kane, died early Monday morning, Oct. 28, 2013 at The Lutheran Home at Kane, where he was a resident.
Born Feb. 7, 1928 in James City, he was the son of Enrico “Henry” and Anita Loveless Marconi. On May 27, 1950 in Kane, he married Rosella F. “Rosie” Fiscus, who died May 12, 2012.

Irvin "Woody" Franklin Hill

October 29, 2013

Irvin "Woody" Franklin Hill, 66, of Hallton, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 as result of an automobile accident in Marienville.
He was born in Greenville on Jan. 23, 1947, to the late Elmer and Ida D. (Kitch) Hill.
He was a 1965 graduate of Greenville High School and retired from General Motors in Lordstown, Ohio. He served in the U.S. Army, from which he received an honorable discharge.
He loved everything about the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Woody loved his animals and spending time with his good friends.

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