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January 3rd, 2011

Frank Charles Giffi Sr.

January 4, 2011

Frank Charles Giffi Sr., 94, of Reisterstown, Md. passed away on Jan. 2, 2011 in Baltimore.  He was born on April 10, 1916 in Ridgway to the late Carmine and Clotilda Giffi. He was married to the late Mary Louise Stringer Giffi.
He was a resident of Ridgway for 53 years. He was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Ridgway and Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Glyndon, Md. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Moose Lodge, American Legion and Sons of Italy. He was a graduate of Ridgway High School and enjoyed playing all sports. He also enjoyed gardening and his grandchildren.

January 2nd

Orlan K. Gearhart

January 3, 2011

Orlan K. Gearhart, age 89, a resident at Nugent Convalescent Home in Hermitage and formerly of Greenville, died Dec. 31, 2010 at Sharon Regional Medical Center in Sharon.
He was born Nov. 10, 1921 in Munderf, son of Lonnie A. and Esther K. Miller Gearhart.
On Nov. 25, 1940, he married Freda B. VanNorman, she survives.

Lois Ann Bevacqua

January 3, 2011

Lois Ann Bevacqua, 72, of 846 Noelani Dr., Duncansville, died Saturday morning, Jan. 1, 2011 at Altoona Regional Health System in Altoona following a lengthy illness.
She was born March 31, 1938 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Bronislaw "Bruno" and Anna Simchick Golebieski.
On Aug. 20, 1960 in Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg she married Joseph J. Bevacqua, who survives.

Ralph L. Franco

January 3, 2011

Ralph L. Franco, 83, of 6498 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Rd., Johnsonburg, died Friday afternoon, Dec. 31, 2010 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
He was born April 23, 1927 in Johnsonburg, the son of Batiste and Frances Serianni Franco.
On Sept. 16, 1950 in Holy Rosary Church, he married Rose M. Ferragine, who survives. The couple had celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 16, 2010.

Joyce M. Brink

January 3, 2011

Joyce M. Brink, 53 of Girard, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010 at her home.
She was born in Ft. Knox, KY., a daughter of the late Logan E. and Lucy Huggler Brink.
Joyce graduated from the Ridgway Area High School in 1975. She then attended and graduated from the Pa. Dallas College Misericordia where she studied culinary arts. She later attended Gannon University where she received her Registered Nurses Degree in 1996. Joyce began her career as a nurse at St. Vincent Health Center and had worked there since.

December 30th, 2010

Lucille A. Boyer Davido

December 31, 2010

Lucille A. Boyer Davido, 88, of 8 Short St., Ridgway, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born Aug. 11, 1922, in DuBois, the daughter of Frank and Mary Brown Boyer.
She married Donald A. Davido Sr., who preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1982.
Mrs. Davido had resided in Ridgway for 63 years. She was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church. She had been employed at Quality Components, where she retired after 24 years of service.

December 29th

Larry M. Stark

December 30, 2010

Larry M. Stark, 75, of Grant Road, Ridgway, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at Elk Regional Health Center, following a brief illness. He was born Oct. 19, 1935, in Ridgway, the son of Melvin and Louise Balmer Stark. On July 21, 1956, he married Virginia M. (Ginger) Boults of Johnsonburg, she survives. Mr. Stark was a lifelong resident of Ridgway and a member of the Faith United Church of Christ. He served with the US Army National Guard Company L 112th Infantry from 1954 until 1957.

Mildred M. Hedberg

December 30, 2010

Mildred M. Hedberg, age 102, formerly of 204 Adams Ave. in Ridgway, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 29, 2010, at the Lutheran Home at Kane. She was born July 28, 1908 in Reynoldsville, daughter of the late Nelson and Susan (White) Smith. She married Allen W. Hedberg on Dec. 23, 1955, he preceded her in death in 1978. She had resided in Ridgway since 1959 and was a former Penfield and Blawnox resident. She was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ridgway, a member of the Church Women's Group (WELCA) and a member of the VIA.

December 28th

Marie S. Carlson

December 29, 2010

Marie S. Carlson, 92, of 356 Toby Rd., Kersey died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
She was born June 4, 1918 in Horton Township, daughter of the late Albert and Daisy (Moyer) Schreiber.
On Aug. 30, 1967, she married Charles R. Carlson, who survives.

December 26th

Mona C. Assalone

December 27, 2010

Mona C. Assalone, 80, of Melio Lane, Weedville died Saturday, December 25, 2010 at Pinecrest Manor following a short illness.
She was born August 23, 1930 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Anson and Ethel (Allen) Harlan.
She married Albert Assalone Sr. on April 30, 1949. He preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 1987.
She lived all her life in St. Marys and Bennetts Valley. She was a homemaker and a member of Shiloh Presbyterian Church in St. Marys and also attended Weedville Wesleyan Church.
She enjoyed babysitting for family and friends, and especially taking a Sunday drive in the car.

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