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Archive - 2013 - Obituary

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.

Nancy Lee Gess

October 2, 2013

Nancy Lee Gess, age 64, of 807 North Broad St., Ridgway, died early Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 at UPMC Hamot Hospital following a lengthy illness.
She was born Sept. 10, 1949 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Jasper M. and Erma E. (Tobias) Vantassel. She married Veryl B. Gess on Sept. 17, 1966; he survives.
She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and was Protestant by faith. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and enjoyed ceramics, camping and boating. She had been employed by the YMCA for several years and had also sold Mary Kay Cosmetics.

Helen F. "Honey" (Azzato) Allegretto

October 2, 2013

Helen F. "Honey" (Azzato) Allegretto, 81, of Redwood Street, Weedville, died on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 at Christ the King Manor after a lengthy illness.
She was born Feb. 10, 1932 in Weedville, daughter of the late John and Louise (Crocco) Azzato.
On July 4, 1953 she married Richard James Allegretto and he preceded her in death on June 28, 2010.
She lived most of her life in Weedville and was a graduate of Weedville High School, Class of 1950. She was a past employee of Stackpole Carbon and a homemaker.

October 1st

Will J. Duffield

October 2, 2013

Will J. Duffield, age 37, of 307 Center St., Ridgway, died Monday morning in Jefferson County from injuries he received in an automobile accident.
He was born Feb. 2, 1976 in Naperville, Ill., son of Rev. Craig W. and Jean E. (McEvers) Duffield. He resided in Ridgway for the last 13 years and was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church. He graduated from Malta High School in Malta, Ill., and had attended Valparaiso University in Indiana and Covenant Bible College.

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