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December 14th

Norman Larry Bauer

December 15, 2014

Norman Larry Bauer, 70, of Johnsonburg, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness. On Dec. 22, Larry would have been a nine-year lung transplant survivor.
He was born Feb. 3, 1944 in Johnsonburg to the late Norman F. and Madeline Grace (Nuss) Bauer.
He married Sue Stallard Bauer on July 17, 1980, and she survives.

Bernard T. "Bernie" Gapinski

December 15, 2014

Bernard T. "Bernie" Gapinski, 86, of 407 High St., Johnsonburg, died Saturday morning, Dec. 13, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a brief illness.
He was born May 27, 1928 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Joseph and Josephine Butts Gapinski.
On Sept. 16, 1961 in Holy Cross Church, Brandy Camp, he married Elizabeth "Betty" Zambanini, and she survives.
A 1946 Johnsonburg High School graduate, he was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg Senior Center, and Knights of Columbus Council 2007.

December 12th

Philomena M. Manno

December 13, 2014

Philomena M. Manno, 87, formerly of 218 Euclid Ave., Ridgway, died Thursday evening, Dec. 11, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born Nov. 19, 1927, daughter of the late Francesco and Maria M. (DiGennaro) Rutigliano.
She married Nardino J. Manno on April 24, 1948, he preceded her in death Jan. 18, 2011.

Larry L. Harlan

December 13, 2014

Larry L. Harlan, 72, of 101 Frey Rd., Kersey, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 at his residence after a lengthy illness.
He was born March 4, 1942 in St. Marys, son of the late Aileen Harlan.
On May 22, 1971, in St. Marys, he married Mary Ann Frey, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools. He was a retired employee of SGL, retiring in 2001 after 32 years of service.
Mr. Harlan enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.

December 9th

Yolanda E. “Viola” Geci

December 10, 2014

Yolanda E. “Viola” Geci, 95, of 1173 Million Dollar Hwy., Kersey, died unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, at Penn Highlands Elk.
She was born Feb. 8, 1919 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Anthony and Lucia Pasta Salvatore.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Sacred Heart School and St. Marys Public schools.
On June 15, 1940 in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Lucian M. Geci, who preceded her in death July 18, 1982.

Helen E. Urmann

December 10, 2014

Helen E. Urmann, 88, formerly of 340 Allenhurst Ave., Ridgway, died Friday morning, Dec. 5, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born June 3, 1926 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Joseph V. and Ruth (McMackin) Urmann.
She had resided in Ridgway all of her life, and was a member of the St. Leo Catholic Church.
Helen enjoyed reading, gardening and playing bridge. She was a graduate of St. Leo High School and Seton Hill College.
She had been employed by Brockway Glass for 40 years.

December 8th

Pricilla (Peachy) Shrefler

December 9, 2014

Pricilla (Peachy) Shrefler, 89, of the Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility in Ridgway, died Monday morning, Dec. 8, 2014 at her residence following an illness of the last three years.
She was born Aug. 23, 1925 in Shawmut, daughter of the late David and Edna (Hook) Moline.
She married Franklin Maxwell Shrefler on March 22, 1947, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 1981.
She had resided in Ridgway all of her life, and she was a 1942 graduate of the Ridgway Area High School.

December 7th

Carl R. Zuchelli Sr.

December 8, 2014

Carl R. Zuchelli Sr., 89, of 344 Dewey Circle, Ridgway, died Thursday evening, Dec. 4, 2014 following a brief illness.
He was born July 29, 1925 in Weedville, son of the late Ettore and Irene (Trentini) Zuchelli.
He married Rita M. Rucinski on Nov. 6, 1948, and she survives.
He had resided in Ridgway for 57 years and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church, and the Ridgway Fire Department - Montmorenci Station for over 50 years.

Bernice Fay (Thompson) Shaver

December 8, 2014

Bernice Fay (Thompson) Shaver, 93, of East Lackawannock Township, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 at 11:01 p.m. at Countryside Nursing Home in Mercer.
She was born July 6, 1921 in Fox Township, daughter of the late Waid M. Thompson and Fannie K. Moyer.
She was married to William J. Shaver on July 11, 1941, he preceded her in death June 13, 1999.
She was a homemaker, member of Mercer United Methodist Church for 61 years, Mercer United Methodist Women, and had been a Kersey High School graduate.

December 5th

Frances D. Eckert

December 6, 2014

Frances D. Eckert, 98, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home, and formerly of Bucktail Trail, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at Elk Haven, on her mother’s birthday.
She was born March 8, 1916 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Pfingstler Dietz. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Leo’s High School, Class of 1934. She was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring in 1981 after 28 years of service.
On Aug. 17, 1935 in Portageville, N.Y., she married Herbert G. Eckert, who preceded her in death Feb. 20, 1976.

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