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August 19th

Paul J. Francis

August 20, 2014

Paul J. Francis, 84, of Brockport, formerly of Ridgway, died peaceful with his wife by his side Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.
He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Maureen; stepchildren Ann (Jim) Griffin, Brendan (Karen) Johnson, and Kathleen Johnson; brothers Thomas and Raymond Francis; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
There will be no prior calling hours. A graveside service was held in Garland Cemetery. Those wishing may contribute to Lifetime Care Hospice, Rochester, N.Y. in Paul's memory.

Esther Kathryn Sicheri

August 20, 2014

Esther Kathryn Sicheri, 93, of Twinridge Lane, Richmond, Va., formerly of Kersey, died Aug. 6, 2014.
She was born Nov. 9, 1920, in Kersey, the daughter of the late John and Teresa Lavella Astori. On Aug. 2, 1947, she married Gustav Sicheri who preceded her in death in 2003.

Lena Caruso

August 20, 2014

Lena Caruso, 95, of 7296 St. Marys Rd., Ridgway, died Monday, Aug. 18 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 2, 1918 in Wilmer, daughter of the late Sylvio and Idelema (Gavazzi) Mori.
She was married to Anthony F. Caruso who preceded her in death on July 13, 2004.
She had resided in Ridgway for most of her life, and she was a member of the St. Leo Catholic Church.
She is survived by two sons, Rob Caruso (Joan) of York, and Mark A. Caruso (Carrie) of Ridgway; 3 grandchildren, Nicole, Nathan and Bryan.

August 18th

Mary Lynn Keller Sykes

August 19, 2014

Mary Lynn Keller Sykes, 89, of 339 Dewey Circle, Ridgway, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 following a brief illness.
She was born July 28, 1925 in Yatesboro, daughter of the late Alice May (Morrow) Hoover and Lynn E. Hoover.
On June 12, 1950, she married Ralph W. Keller Jr. who preceded her in death May 8, 1975. On July 16, 1977, she married Ray B. Sykes who preceded her in death March 2, 2011.

Bernard G. "Bernie" Kilhoffer

August 19, 2014

Bernard G. "Bernie" Kilhoffer, 85, of 343 S. Ridge Rd., St. Marys, and formerly of Ridgway, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a short illness.
He was born on Aug. 20, 1928, a son of the late Bernard and Lucille Flegal Kilhoffer.
On June 27, 1953 in Sacred Heart Church, he married Kathryn "Katie" Wicks Kilhoffer, who survives.

August 17th

Ardelle Johnson Parsons

August 17, 2014

Ardelle Johnson Parsons, 86, of Ridgway, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
She was born May 25, 1928 in Kane, daughter of the late David N. and Ada (Eckenbaum) Johnson.

Daniel J. Hill

August 17, 2014

Daniel J. Hill, 45, of 201 Tyler Ave., Ridgway, died Saturday evening, Aug. 16, 2014 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
He was born July 9, 1969 in Ridgway, son of the late John F. and Janis L. (Snyder) Hill. He married Tanya M. Hlavac on May 21, 2005. He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and was a member of the Ridgway Church of the Nazarene, and the Ridgway Moose. Dan was a graduate of the Ridgway High School, Class of 1987. He had been employed by the County of Elk as a corrections officer for 10 years.

August 8th

Stanley J. "Stash" Myslinski Jr.

August 9, 2014

Stanley J. "Stash" Myslinski Jr., 82, of 5415 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Rd., Johnsonburg, died Friday afternoon, Aug. 8, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys following a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 12, 1932 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Stanley and Helen Machoviak Myslinski.
On Sept. 2, 1961 in Arcade, N.Y., he married Elaine Wolford. She died Jan. 13, 2004.
He resided in Johnsonburg all his life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1949.
He was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg Elks Club, and loved hunting, gardening, baking and cooking.

August 7th

Donna Mae Feronti

August 8, 2014

Donna Mae Feronti, 76, of 21 Penn Ave., Ridgway, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, she was born Aug. 15, 1937 in St. Marys, daughter of the late John M. and Lottie M. Kassawara Kronenwetter.
On Jan. 14, 1961, she married Noel E. Feronti, he survives. She was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church. She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1956. Mae enjoyed traveling, cooking, knitting, crocheting, gardening and raising flowers. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

August 5th

William T. (Bill) Cherry

August 6, 2014

William T. (Bill) Cherry, 49, of 217 Powers Ave., Johnsonburg, died Monday Aug, 4, 2014 at his residence.
He was born June 2, 1965, in Ridgway, son of John (Skip) Cherry and Carol Pennington Bryndel.
Bill resided in Johnsonburg all of his life. He graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1982.
He was a member of Holy Rosary Church and The Piedmont Club. He loved animals and being with his family.

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