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Archive - 2014 - Obituary

October 13th

James S. Dworsky

October 13, 2014

James S. Dworsky, 89, of 522 Penn St., Johnsonburg, died Monday afternoon, Oct. 13, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
He was born June 1, 1925 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Stephen and Violet Yeager Dworsky.
On May 5, 1962, he married Dolores Popielski in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, and she survives

October 12th

Margaret M. Ticossi

October 13, 2014

Margaret M. Ticossi, 93, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Main Street, Kersey, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at Elk Haven.
She was born May 23, 1921 in Coal Hollow, daughter of the late Angelo and Clementine Porta Ticossi. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School. She was a retired employee of Speer Carbon.
Margaret was a member of the St. Boniface Church, the Rosary Society, and the Fox Township Senior Center.
She is survived by several nieces, nephews, and their families.

Mildred M. Fitch

October 13, 2014

Mildred M. Fitch, 92, of Terra Cotta Road, Johnsonburg, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
She was born March 22, 1922 in Kane, daughter of the late William and Edith (Hepler) Wichman.
On June 29, 1946, she married Allen A. Fitch. He preceded her in death in 2000.
She served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946 as Corporal in WAC 1560th SCU. She worked at the Dr. McCleary Lobo Wolf Farm and Holgate of Kane. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She enjoyed walking and playing BINGO.
She was born and raised in Kane and had been a Johnsonburg resident since 1946.

October 5th

David J. Armagost

October 5, 2014

David J. Armagost, 54, of 176 Meadowbrook Rd., Ridgway, died Saturday morning, Oct. 4, 2014 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 24, 1959 in Ridgway, son of James G. and Constance A. (Mecca) Armagost.
On Aug. 7, 1993, he married Deborah L. Brunner, and she survives him.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and he was a 1977 graduate of the Ridgway Area High School.

Katherine Rose Luhr

October 5, 2014

Family and friends are invited to attend a committal service for the late Katherine Rose Luhr who died Sept. 30, 2014 at the McGuire Home in New Brighton, will be held in the St. Mary's Cemetery Chapel on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m.

October 1st

Katherine Rose Luhr

October 2, 2014

Katherine Rose Luhr, 63, of New Brighton, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.
She was born April 3, 1951 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Alvin and Caroline Knouse Luhr.
The first part of her life was spent at home in St. Marys. In 2001, she moved to McGuire Memorial Home in New Brighton where she resided until her death.
Kathy enjoyed working in the greenhouse, swimming, football, social activities, and especially, her baseball hat collection.
Although she was a special needs person, she reminded us of the preciousness of life with her boundless energy.

September 29th

Clifford R. Snyder

September 30, 2014

Clifford R. Snyder, 78, of St. Marys, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born March 11, 1936 in St. Marys, son of the late Joseph and Caroline Schatz Snyder.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1954. He was a former employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company, DePrator’s Beverage, Oak Manor, and the Dickinson Center.
On Sept. 30, 1961 in the Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg, he married Catherine A. Simchick, who survives.

Barbara Ann (Caggeso) Emanuele

September 30, 2014

Barbara Ann (Caggeso) Emanuele, 64, of Oil City, died at 4:51 p.m. Friday Sept. 19, 2014 while surrounded by her family and friends.
Barb was born in Ridgway on Jan. 21, 1950, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Fragale Caggeso.
Barb graduated from Ridgway High School and she earned a business administration degree from Robert Morris College.
She was married May 17, 1980 at St. Leo Magnus Catholic Church in Ridgway to Giuseppe ”Joe” Emanuele and he survives.

September 28th

John "Tyke" Hulings

September 29, 2014

John "Tyke" Hulings, 77, of 126 West Virginia Ave, James City, died Friday afternoon, Sept. 26, 2014 in James City at the home of his daughter.
He was born on Nov. 10, 1936 in James City, the son of the late George and Evelyn Confer Hulings.  On April 14, 1956 he married Donna Edinger, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Hulings was a member of the Kane Senior Center and also the Northwestern Pennsylvania Polka Boosters.  He attained the rank of Sergeant while serving in the National Guards.

Melissa Birch Howard

September 29, 2014

Melissa Birch Howard, 57, of 311 Jackson Ave., Ridgway, died in the early hours of Saturday morning, Sept. 27, 2014 at her residence following a 16-month illness.
She was born July 9, 1957, the daughter of Betty Matha and Alan Birch of Ridgway.
Melissa resided in Ridgway for the majority of her life. She was a basketball coach for the Ridgway Area School District and a member of the Elks Club. She was employed by Dickinson Center Inc.’s Adult Habilitation Center as a therapeutic activities services worker for over 20 years and was the waitress at the Elks Club for five years.

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