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Archive - 2013 - Obituary

October 29th

Jane Patricia Benton

October 29, 2013

Jane Patricia Benton, 91, of East Cardott Street, Ridgway, died Oct. 29, 2013 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born in Ridgway on March 22, 1922, the daughter of Elmer and Mabel Frantz Eckert.
She was a lifelong resident of Ridgway and a faithful member of St. Leo's Catholic Church. She married Loraine Joseph Benton, he preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 1999.

October 28th

John R. Milford

October 28, 2013

John R. Milford, 82, of Erie, died on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013.
He was born in Kane on May 7, 1931, the son of the late Mark E. and Theresa Gregory Milford.
John graduated from Kane High School and served in the Army from 1949-1952 during the Korean War. He worked a few years at General Electric until he became employed as an Equipment Mechanic Forman for the Long Beach Naval Shipyard in Long Beach, Calif.

James L. Quigley

October 28, 2013

James L. Quigley, 83, of Erie, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 in Manassas, Va.
He had a retirement camp in Crown. Born March 6, 1930 in Ridgway, he was the son of the late Thomas L. and Mary Rebecca Pistner Quigley.
He married the former Rosemary T. McCooey on June 23, 1956 at St. Mary Church in Crown and she survives.

James J. Marconi

October 28, 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.
Friends may call at the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc. in Kane on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and may attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. Callistus Catholic Church in Kane.
A complete obituary will appear in Wednesday's edition.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.

October 25th

Joseph E. Miller Jr.

October 25, 2013

Joseph E. Miller Jr., of 101 N. Mill St., Ridgway, formerly of Port Allegany, died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Thursday evening, Oct. 24, 2013.
He was born Dec. 28, 1941 in Troupsburg, N.Y., a son of the late Joseph and Clarinda Hammond Miller.
Mr. Miller worked as a certified welder for air preheater in Wellsville, N.Y. for many years. Joe resided in Ridgway for the past six years. He was a member of the Ridgway Fire Department, enjoyed hunting, fishing, snake hunting and especially spending time with his grandchildren.

October 23rd

Chester C. Kasmierski

October 23, 2013

Chester C. Kasmierski, 69, of Ridgway died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 at Elk Regional Medical Center.
He was born May 19, 1944 in Johnsonburg, the son of Charles and Theresa Zawacki Kasmierski. He married Carol O. Bjorkquist. She preceded him in death on Feb. 24, 1999. Mr. Kasmierski had been employed at Ridgway Color for over 30 years and later at PASI. He served in the Pennsylvania National Guard.

October 22nd

Ronald E. Dixon

October 22, 2013

Ronald E. Dixon, 60, of Ridgway, died unexpectedly on Oct. 21.
He was born Sept. 20, 1953, the son of Eugene and Virginia Dixon. He was married to JoAnne Dixon on Sept. 1, 1984.

October 21st

Linda L. Murphy

October 21, 2013

Linda L. Murphy, 65, of Cape Coral, Fla., formerly of Key West and Philadelphia, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 in Cape Coral.
She was born Oct. 16, 1947 in Oil City to James and Jeanne Clifford.

Margie Rose "Babe" Cherry

October 21, 2013

Margie Rose "Babe" Cherry, age 83, of 5000 Whitehaven Court, Richmond, Va., formerly of Northridge, Calif., died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 at Autumn Care, Hanover, Va. following a lengthy illness.
She was born July 2, 1930 in Kane, the daughter of Gustav and Elsie Shaffer Johnson.
She was married to Victor "Vito" Cherry on Jan. 13, 1948 in Johnsonburg. He died Dec. 21, 2000.
She had resided in Virginia since 2009, and formerly lived in California. She graduated from Kane High School in 1947.

Gary W. Brown

October 21, 2013

Gary W. Brown, 73, of 5847 Beechwood Rd., Emporium, died at Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys on Sunday morning, Oct. 20, 2013.
He was born Jan. 25, 1940 in Ridgway, a son of the late Guy A. "Bill" and Lois Gibbs Brown.
On Nov. 30, 1957 in Brookville, he married Judith Pendleton Brown, who survives.

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