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December 19th

Frances M. Nashadka

December 20, 2010

Frances M. Nashadka, 82, of 101 North Mill St., Ridgway died unexpectedly Saturday evening at her residence.
She was born Feb. 13, 1928 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Stanley and Waltrude (Kazmierski) Simchick. She married Felix Fashadka Jr. on May 14, 1949 and he preceded her in death.
She had resided in Ridgway for the last 24 years and was a former Johnsonburg and Wilcox resident. She was a graduate of the Johnsonburg High School and had attended the Duff Iron City Business School. She was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ridgway.

December 15th

Harry Alvin “Al” Brian Sr.

December 16, 2010

Harry Alvin “Al” Brian Sr., 87, of 3460 Grant Rd., passed away at his residence on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010. He was born Oct. 5, 1923, in Ridgway, the son of Reed L. and Mable I. Mattren Brian. On Aug. 24, 1946, he married Jean Buehler, she survives.

December 14th

Alice M. Carobine

December 15, 2010

Alice M. Carobine, age 79, of 202 Taylor Ave., Ridgway, died Tuesday morning at the DuBois Nursing Home following a brief illness. She was born July 10, 1931 in Force, daughter of the late Ettore and Irene (Trentine) Zuchelli. She married Geno Carobine on April 18, 1953, he survives. She had resided in Ridgway for 57 years and was a former resident of Force. She was a graduate of the Weedville High School. She was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church.

December 13th

Virginia Petitti

December 14, 2010

Virginia Petitti, age 87, of 5140 Rt. 219 Brockport, died Dec. 12, 2010 at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
Born Jan. 7, 1293 in Rasselas to John and Katherine Eukon, Virginia was married to Michael E. Carlini and he died in August of 1964. She was then married to William "Bill" Petitti on Oct. 1, 1966, he survives.
She was a member of Holy Cross Church at Brandy Camp and was a member of the Horton Twp. Sportsmens Club. Shw as a homemaker who also enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking and cutting the grass with her John Deere tractor.

Victoria L. “Vicki” Caros

December 14, 2010

Victoria L. “Vicki” Caros, age 61, of Johnsonburg, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 at Pinecrest Manor of St. Marys after a short illness.
She was born Sept. 7, 1949 in Brookville, daughter of James Clifford, deceased, and Jeanne (Fredericks) Clifford, who survives in Daguscahonda.
A homemaker and Catholic by faith, she loved animals and pets. She enjoyed volunteering her time to help neighbors and friends, and lived most of her life in the Ridgway and Johnsonburg area.

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.

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