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November 27th, 2012

Carmen A. Tegano

November 27, 2012

Carmen A. Tegano, 84, of Christ The King Manor, DuBois, passed away, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 29, 1928, in Ridgway, the son of Joseph P. and Villa (Eleanor) Rosario Tegano. He married Elizabeth Ellen Eckl, she predeceased him on Oct. 6, 1981.

Elizabeth A. Rees

November 27, 2012

Elizabeth A. Rees, 95, of 224 Emmett St., Ridgway, died Monday evening, November 26, 2012, at the Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility following a brief illness.
She was born November 21, 1917 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Zachary and Angela (DiNardo) Gasbarre.
She married Karl E. (Kelly) Rees on May 8, 1948 in St. Leo Catholic Church, and he preceded her in death on December 19, 2009.

November 26th

Agnes M. Auman

November 26, 2012

Agnes M. Auman, 92, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of Elk Towers and a former resident of Ridgway, died Monday, Nov. 26 at Pinecrest Manor after a brief illness.
She was born July 23, 1920, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Simon and Frances Fruehstorfer Schafman. On Oct. 25, 1941, in the St. Joseph Monastery, she married Eugene G. Auman, who preceded her in death on Aug. 26, 1983.

November 23rd

Frank J. “Cannonball” Carnovale

November 23, 2012

Frank J. “Cannonball” Carnovale, age 92, of Market Street, Johnsonburg, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 at Elk Regional Hospital after a short illness.
He was born June 12, 1920 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Michael J. & Angela (Galati) Carnovale, both deceased.
A member of the Holy Rosary Church, Piedmonte, Johnsonburg Moose, Legion and Sportsmen’s, he had resided in Johnsonburg all his life. Served as an MP in the Army during WWII in the Asiatic/Pacific Theaters. He retired from Johnsonburg Paper Mill in 1982 after 43 years and being part of the Woodyard Spruce Gang.

November 19th

Ardeth O. Lauffenburger

November 19, 2012

Ardeth O. Lauffenburger, 71, passed into the next life Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, following an extended illness. She was born April 16, 1941, in Warren, to the late Wallace and Florence Fox Outrid.
A 1959 graduate of Warren High School, she had been employed by the Warren Times and the Ruth Smith Center. As a lifelong area resident, Ardeth enjoyed drawing, painting, and crafts, creating numerous plush pets and dolls.

Joan Ordiway

November 19, 2012

Joan Ordiway, 81, of 94 Lincoln St., Ridgway, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.
She had the benefit of kind help at generations and Pine Crest over the past months.
This was only fair since she had been kind and helpful to others her entire life, especially young Air Force wives.
She is survived by her husband, Vernon; sons Lester and Frank; a sister, Sarha; and a niece, Sondra.
Her body has been donated to the anatomical board.

November 16th

Laetitia M. "Lettie" (White) McHale

November 16, 2012

Laetitia M. "Lettie" (White) McHale, 55, of Cranberry Township, died Thursday evening, Nov. 15, 2012, after an extended illness.

Patricia Pontzer Lanese

November 16, 2012

Patricia Pontzer Lanese, 72, of Highland View Health Care in Brockway, passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 16, 1940, in Ridgway, the daughter of Robert and Bertha Friery Pontzer. She graduated from Ridgway Area High School, Class of 1958.

November 15th

Joanne B. Hoffman

November 15, 2012

Joanne B. Hoffman, 78, of 1935 Bear Creek Rd., died following Wednesday evening, Nov. 14, 2012, at the home of her daughter following an illness of the past nine months.
She was born July 25, 1934 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Earl T. and Marie P. [Baumgratz] Steis.
She married David L. Young on Dec. 10, 1953, he preceded her in death on Dec. 11, 1988; she then married James A. Hoffman on Feb. 14, 1990, and he survives.

November 14th

Clare “Tootie” Jefferson Ciroli

November 14, 2012

Clare “Tootie” Jefferson Ciroli, 96, passed away quietly in Sarah Reed Retirement Center, Erie, at 11:53 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.
Tootie was born Jan. 31, 1916, one of 10 children to the late Leota and Thomas Jefferson of Sheffield.
She was a good friend to everyone she met and enjoyed her family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Ciroli of Cleveland, Ohio.

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