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Archive - 2013 - Obituary

December 30th

Courtney Ann Kreckel

December 31, 2013

Courtney Ann Kreckel, 38, of Port Richey, Fla., died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born May 21, 1975 in Ridgway, daughter of Raymond Kreckel and Carol (Akers) Dinsmore.
She was a homemaker who was raised in Johnsonburg and has lived the past 20 years in Florida.

December 27th

Marie I. Swanson

December 27, 2013

Marie I. Swanson, 92, formerly of 136 Scotland St., Dagus Mines, died Friday morning, Dec. 27, 2013 at the Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility.
She was born Feb. 25, 1921, in Coal Glen, Pa., daughter of the late Joseph and Isabel (McLaughlin) Luke.
She married Verner F. Swanson on May 8, 1945. He preceded her in death on May 18, 2002.
She had resided in Dagus Mines for many years. She was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church and the Covenant Women.

Daniel E. "Squeaky" Miller Sr.

December 27, 2013

Daniel E. "Squeaky" Miller Sr., 64, a resident of Highland View Health Care in Brockway, died peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 following a brief illness.
He was born May 18, 1949 in Ridgway, a son of the late Lawrence and Sophie Flacinski Miller.
Mr. Miller lived most of his life in Elk County, with the Miller homestead being located in Wilcox. He worked for several years at Motion Control in Ridgway and at St. Marys Pressed Metals. He enjoyed hunting, working, remodeling houses and working on cars. He also had a great love for dogs and eagles.

Maxine K. Johnson

December 27, 2013

Maxine K. Johnson, 94, of 1310 Mohan Run Rd., Ridgway, died Thursday evening, Dec. 26, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born July 2, 1919, in Ridgway, daughter of the late Martin and Charlotte (McDowell) Glantz. She married Clark S. Johnson on April 11, 1939, in Bolivia, N.Y. He preceded her in death on May 8, 2007.
Maxine was a graduate of the Ridgway High School. She was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, where she was a past Worthy Matron, and a member of the White Shrine where she was a past Worthy Priestess.

John J. Boschert

December 27, 2013

John J. Boschert, 54, of 424 German Settlement Rd., Ridgway, died unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013.
He was born April 11, 1959 in St. Marys, a son of Anna Carlson Boschert of St. Marys and the late John J. Boschert, who preceded him in death on March 29, 2013.
On Sept. 24, 2004 in Ridgway, he married Jane Woelfel Boschert, who survives.

December 26th

Gerald L. Boroi

December 27, 2013

Gerald L. Boroi, 78, of 609 Shelvey Summit Rd., Kersey, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born Oct. 22, 1935 in Elbon, a son of the late Samuel and Sara Lindenmuth Boroi.
On May 24, 1958, in Toby Methodist Church, he married Carol Fredrickson Boroi, who preceded him in death on April 11, 2005. On Oct. 16, 2007 in Toby United Methodist Church, he then married Doris Gearhart Wolff Boroi, who survives.
Mr. Boroi was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of the Toby United Methodist Church. 

John H. Smith

December 26, 2013

John H. Smith, 66, of 16959 Jerusalem Corners Rd., Pleasantville, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.
He was born on Oct. 10, 1947 to the late Hilary and Bernenice Wyant Smith in Ridgway.
He was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1965. He attended Gannon University where he graduated with a B.S. in accounting.
He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in Germany during the Vietnam War.
He moved to Pleasantville in 1971 where he worked for GTE/Sylvania in Titusville and Warren for 10 years.

William "Bill" Shaner

December 26, 2013

William "Bill" Shaner, 77, of River Road, Weedville, died on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 at DRMC after a yearlong illness.
He was born June 16, 1936 in Altoona, son of the late Charles and Thelma (Barnett) Shaner.
On Aug. 2, 1975 he married Pennie (Rosenhoover) and she survives.

David J. Gustafson

December 26, 2013

David J. Gustafson, 61, of Mountain Laurel Nursing Home in Clearfield died on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 following a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 5, 1952 in Ridgway, son of the late Tom and Nellie (O'Brien) Gustafson.
He grew up on Bailey's Settlement in Clearfield and graduated from Curwensville High School.
He resided most of his life in Ridgway. Dave was a Christian who spent many years involved in the Cornerstone Church of Ridgway. He served in the U.S. Air Force and over the years was a member of the VFW, American Legion, and Sons of Italy.

December 23rd

Joseph V. Urmann Jr.

December 24, 2013

Joseph V. Urmann Jr., 92, of 409 Shelley Dr., Ridgway, died early Monday morning, Dec. 23, 2013, at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
He was born July 29, 1921 in Ridgway, son of the late Joseph V. and Ruth (McMackin) Urmann Sr.
He married Jean Adam on Aug. 28, 1946, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 29, 2008.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and was a 1939 graduate of the Ridgway High School, and a 1943 graduate of St. Bonaventure.

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