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Archive - 2014 - Obituary

June 16th

Peggy J. Thorwart

June 16, 2014

Peggy J. Thorwart, 85, of 203 Adams St., Ridgway, died Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys.
She was born Dec. 4, 1928, in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Robert and Ella Truschinger Brownlee. On July 6, 1946, she married Jack Thorwart. She retired as a supervisor from Alltel after 31 years service. She had also been employed for a number of years at Ferragine Spas and Pools. She was a graduate of Ridgway Area High School, Class of 1946.

June 15th

Wayne E. Cuneo Jr.

June 16, 2014

Wayne E. Cuneo Jr., 83, of Madison Street, Byrnedale, died Friday, June 13, 2014 at his brother's home in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 7, 1930 in St. Marys, son of the late Wayne E. and Mary (Keller) Cuneo Sr.
On Aug. 7, 1971, he married Dolores (DeCarli); she preceded him in death in September 2012.
A 1949 graduate of St. Marys High School, he worked with Stackpole Carbon Company from 1949 to 1990, and retired from Carbone of America in 1991.

June 13th

Richard A. Simchick

June 14, 2014

Richard A. Simchick, 70, of 1625 Bendigo Rd., Johnsonburg, died Thursday evening, June 12, 2014 at West Penn Hospital, Forbes Hospice, Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness.
He was born June 26, 1943 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Francis and Eleanor Przybylski Simchick.
On Jan. 29, 1966 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, he married Georgiana Cherry, who preceded him in death Jan. 23, 2013.
He resided in Johnsonburg all his life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1961.

June 12th

Francesca Salerno

June 12, 2014

Francesca Salerno, 92, of 203 Clarion Rd., Johnsonburg, died Wednesday night, June 11, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a year-long illness.
She was born Nov. 17, 1921 in Nicosea, Sicily, daughter of Frank and Maria Camerano Costanzo. On Sept. 14, 1955, she married Anthony Salerno, who preceded her in death on March 30, 2005.
She resided in Johnsonburg from the time of her marriage. She attended school in Sicily. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Church and enjoyed spending time at home with her family.

June 9th

Jerome Francis Mullen

June 10, 2014

Jerome Francis Mullen died June 7, 2014, beloved husband of Patricia A. (nee Thompson) Mullen; dearest father of Linda (David) Colkitt, Michael (Christine) Mullen, Richard (Lisa) Mullen, Margaret (Grant) Guzda and Thomas Mullen; loving grandfather of Caitlin, Emily, Colleen, Andrew, Riley, Carson, Gabrielle, Jackson and Cole.
The family will be present on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the (Tonawanda Chapel) Amigone Funeral Home, Inc., 2600 Sheridan Dr. (at Parker Boulevard), Tonawanda, N.Y.

June 6th

Roger A. Plumskey

June 7, 2014

Roger A. Plumskey, 76, of 675 Monmorenci Ave., Ridgway and formerly of Johnsonburg, died peacefully Thursday evening at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys.
He was born July 3, 1937 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Carl F. and Cornelia B. (Glatzert) Plumskey.

June 5th

Helen A. Predko

June 6, 2014

Helen A. Predko, 92, formerly of 1028 North Broad St., Ridgway, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born Oct. 9, 1921 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Stowick) Yando. She married Joseph Predko on Feb. 9, 1944, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 1992. She resided in Ridgway all her life and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church.

June 4th

Freda Alice (Thacher) Shutters

June 4, 2014

Freda Alice (Thacher) Shutters, “Alice” to most, died Sunday, June 1, 2014.
She was born on March 20, 1937 to the late Freida and John Thacher in Millstone Township, Elk County, in Pennsylvania.
She graduated from Ridgway High School. Alice wed Alvin Shutters Sr. on Sept. 12, 1959. She worked at Stackpole Corporation for many years, and later for BiLo grocery store.

Grace M. Foster

June 4, 2014

Grace M. Foster, 90, of 256 JT Lane, Wilcox, formerly of 219 Elk Ave., Johnsonburg, died Tuesday evening, June 3, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, following a short illness.
She was born Oct. 4, 1923 in Kane, daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine Schenaback Thayer.
On June 11, 1955 in St. Callistus Church, Kane, she married Maurice P. Foster. He preceded her in death on Jan. 22, 1994.
She resided in Johnsonburg since her marriage in 1955 and attended Kane Area High School.

June 1st

JoAnn S. Gnan

June 1, 2014

JoAnn S. Gnan, 71, of 518 Hickory St., Ridgway, died early Sunday morning, June 1, 2014 at Penn Highlands DuBois following a lengthy illness.
She was born Feb. 24, 1943 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Emil F. and Nellie R. (Briggs) Streich.
She married Benjamin C. Gnan Jr. on Feb. 19, 1982, he survives.
She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and was a member of the American Legion Post #208. She was a 1961 graduate of Ridgway High School. She was a longtime employee of Alpha Sintered Metals, retiring in 2008.

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