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Archive - 2014 - Obituary

September 17th

Edwin P. “Kat” Polaski Sr.

September 17, 2014

Edwin P. “Kat” Polaski Sr., 92, of Bergen Street, Johnsonburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor after a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 6, 1922 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Peter and Stella (Machcoviak) Polaski.
On Oct. 25, 1952, he married Dorothy Carnahan, who preceded him in death June 20, 1979.
He served in the Army during WWII and worked at the Johnsonburg Paper Mill for 47 years.
He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and lived all his life in Johnsonburg.

September 16th

Robert Gardner

September 16, 2014

Robert Gardner, 95, a lifelong resident of Ridgway, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 after a brief illness.
He was born July 11, 1919, in Ridgway, son of the late Elmer and Susie (Wilson) Gardner.
He was married to Genevieve M. Assalone on Feb. 10, 1945 at St. Leo's Church. His only daughter, Kathleen Gardner, survives.

Lewis Donald Bushey

September 16, 2014

Lewis Donald Bushey, 87, of 198 Shady Dr., Ridgway, died Monday afternoon, Sept. 15, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk following a brief illness.
He was born Oct. 25, 1926 in Ridgway, the son of the late Lewis and Minnie C. (Norlin) Bushey. On June 3, 1953, he married Gloria M. Hunt. She preceded him in death Feb. 17, 2014.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church.
He had served in the U.S. Navy, and he was a WWII veteran. He had also been employed by the Stackpole Carbon Company for many years.

September 14th

Phyllis Jean Gausman

September 14, 2014

Phyllis Jean Gausman, 81, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at her home at Benzinger Road following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. 
Phyllis Jean was born May 13, 1933 at home in Klondyke, a daughter of the late Vern and Ruth (Senior) VanOrder.
Due to her father’s several re-assignments as a game protector, Phyllis attended four different grade schools, including the experience of a one-room schoolhouse, before arriving at the stability of the Wilcox High School where she graduated in 1951 as the valedictorian of her class.

September 10th

Maxine H. Fink

September 10, 2014

Maxine H. Fink, 85, formerly of Elk Avenue, Ridgway, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born July 31, 1929 in Mill Hall, daughter of the late Charles and Trenna Bridges Bowman.
She was married to John E. Fink who preceded her in death Jan. 16, 1994.
She enjoyed reading.

September 9th

Nadine A. Cedargren

September 9, 2014

Nadine A. Cedargren, 97, of 763 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, and formerly of Ridgway, died Monday afternoon, Sept. 8, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born March 15, 1917 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Lewis and Minnie C. (Norlin) Bushey.
She was married to Elmer Cedargren who preceded her in death in 1966.
She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church. Nadine was a 1936 graduate of the Ridgway High School. She had been employed by Home Telephone Company and Alltel for many years.

September 8th

William Ira Livingston Sr.

September 8, 2014

William Ira Livingston Sr., 94, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 at Flagler Health and Rehabilitation Center, Bunnell, Fla.
He was born May 4, 1920 in Clearfield, son of the late Lewis and Mary (Watson) Livingston.
On Aug. 24, 1942, he married Martha “Jane” (Law) Livingston who preceded him in death on April 1, 2014.

Charles J. Greene

September 8, 2014

Charles J. Greene, 68, of 135 North Loop, Steamburg, N.Y., died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon, Sept. 6, 2014 at his home.
He was born July 2, 1946 in Erie, son of the late Adam and Delma Jimerson Greene.
Mr. Greene was employed as a project manager for the Seneca Construction Management Corporation.
He was an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and the Deer Clan.

September 7th

Helen Johanna Imbrogno

September 7, 2014

Helen Johanna Imbrogno, 92, of 636 Second Ave., Johnsonburg, died Saturday morning, Sept. 6, 2014 at her residence following a brief illness.
She was born March 7, 1922 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Lawrence and Margaret Stebich.
On Sept. 25, 1954 in St. Mary's Church, St. Marys, she married Carl Imbrogno and he survives
She resided in Johnsonburg since her marriage. She lived her childhood in St. Marys with her grandparents Henry and Henrietta Finfinger.

September 4th

Carlos R. Soler

September 4, 2014

Carlos R. Soler, 90, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 in Orange City, Fla.
Carlos was retired United States Navy with 30 years of service. He lived in Florida and moved to Ridgway with his wife Betty in 2006. They would enjoy their summers in Ridgway and their winters in Florida. Carlos was also a lifetime member of the Ridgway Gun Club. He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Soler, and his brother, George Soler.

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