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December 12th

Paul Richard Dearbeck

December 13, 2010

Paul Richard Dearbeck, Sr., 85, of Irving Ave, Ridgway, died Dec. 6, 2010 at home.
He was born April 9, 1925 in Erie, son of the late Jay S. and Marjorie (Brown) Dearbeck. Paul was preceded in death by daughter, Judith L. Dearbeck; sisters, Irene Moses and Joan Dearbeck; and brother, Dale Dearbeck.
He was a WWII Veteran serving in England, North Africa, and Italy.
Paul is survived by his wife, Nancy (Long) Dearbeck; daughter, Linda Zukoski and fiancé, Jeff Haggerty of Brookville; and a step-daughter, Tanya Merritt and husband, Rick of Florida.

Adam Thomas Szymanski

December 13, 2010

Adam Thomas Szymanski, 92, of 6874 Rasselas Rd., Wilcox, died on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Ed Redmond of Johnsonburg, following a short illness.
He was born on Dec. 8, 1918 in Scranton, son of Josef and Lottie Rose Szymanski.
He married Luella J. Fowler on January 18, 1941. She died on November 26, 2002.
He resided in the Rasselas area all of his life and attended school in Instanter and Wilcox.

December 9th

Gerald E. "Bud" Wonderling

December 10, 2010

Gerald E. "Bud" Wonderling, age 77, of 101 North Mill Ave., Ridgway, died Thursday morning at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys following a lengthy illness. He was born March 16, 1933 in Byrnedale, son of the late Jay and Winafred (Jury) Wonderling. He married Sarah E. Dush Plyler Wonderling on June 29, 1968, she survives.

December 7th

Ruth Marie Perryman Holtz

December 8, 2010

Ruth Marie Perryman Holtz, a former Ridgway resident, passed away in Houston, Texas, on Nov. 20, 2010, from cancer. He was born on March 23, 1921 to Harry Perryman and wife, Marie Lamb Perryman, in Shelbyville, Ill. She married Larry Holtz in 1944, with whom she reared two sons. She was preceded in death by her brother Richard, who died in childhood. She was also preceded in death by her husband, a World War II veteran of the Navy, and her younger son Gary Holtz of Ridgway, a Vietnam veteran. She will be buried with them in Arlington Cemetery.

John J. Marciniak

December 8, 2010

John J. Marciniak, 68, of Vienna, Va., passed away on Nov. 24, 2010 at Fairfax Hospital in Virginia. He was born Feb. 13, 1942 in Johnsonburg, the son of Frank C. and Jennie F. Niedzwecki Marciniak. He had served in the U.S. Army. He was currently employed by Landmark Limousines.
He is survived by his finance, Charlotte “Charly” Wilson; two daughters, Kimberly Moore (Dan), Jennifer Russell (Brady); two grandchildren, Ashlynn and Jacob Moore; and by a sister, Mary Addeo (Joe) of Ridgway.
He was predeceased by his parents; an infant son, Michael; and by a brother, Francis.

December 2nd

Dormilee Ellen Feustel

December 3, 2010

Dormilee Ellen Feustel, age 78, born and raised in Ridgway, died Nov. 15, 2010, at 9:55 a.m. at Conestoga View in Lancaster, under Hospice Care.
She resided with her daughter, Cheryl Keener for many years in East Petersburg, until October 2010 after a terminal illness. She married John B. Feustel, he predeceased her on July 31, 1973. She was a member of the Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ in Mountsville.

R. Wayne Black

December 3, 2010

R. Wayne Black, 85, of Powers Ave., Johnsonburg, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 at Elk Regional Health Center after a short illness.
He was born Dec. 17, 1924 in Johnsonburg, son of the late James and Leoda (Myers) Black.
He married Carol Rimer on April 26, 1974, and she survives.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two nephews, David and Douglas Black.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, James Black Jr.

John G. Mattiuz

December 3, 2010

John G. Mattiuz, 67, of 105 Scotland St., Dagus Mines, died Wednesday evening, Dec. 1, 2010, at his home after a lengthy illness.
He was born June 17, 1943, in Ridgway, son of the late John M. and Mary G. Zuccolotto Mattiuz.
On Nov. 30, 1963, in the Holy Cross Church in Brandy Camp, he married Mary Jean Kline, who survives.

November 30th

Paul Joseph “Bogie” Biel

November 30, 2010

Paul Joseph “Bogie” Biel, 62, of Old Kane Rd., Wilcox, died unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, during the course of one of his favorite hobbies.
He was born Dec. 13, 1947, in Ridgway, son Olga (Damier) Biel of Wilcox, and the late Vincent Biel.
On Oct. 14, 1972, he married Donna Zawatski, who survives.

November 29th

Walter C. "Charlie" Neilson

November 29, 2010

Walter C. "Charlie" Neilson, age 71, of 424 Water Street Ext., Johnsonburg, formerly of Horner Road, Wilcox, died Saturday morning, Nov. 27, 2010, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following an illness of several days.
He was born Feb. 22, 1939, in Johnsonburg, son of Walter and Mary Heindl Neilson. He married Mary Detsch in 1981; she died May 21, 1986.
Formerly of Wilcox, he attended Johnsonburg schools, resided in Johnsonburg for the past five years and was a member of Holy Rosary Church.

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