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December 21st

Daniel Jack Sample

December 21, 2012

Daniel Jack Sample, 30, of 513 Mill St., Johnsonburg, died Friday morning, Dec. 21, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born on Aug. 23, 1982 in St. Marys, the son of Richard Jack Sample and Judith A. Muroski Sample.
He resided in Johnsonburg most of his life and was a graduate of Johnsonburg Area High School, Class of 2000. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church.

James S. Fehr

December 21, 2012

James S. Fehr, 69, of 7673 Laurel Mill Rd., Ridgway, formerly of Springfield, died at Sena Kean Manor, Smethport on Friday morning, Dec. 21, 2012.
He was born May 15, 1943, in Easton, a son of the late Robert and Madeline Click Fehr.
On March 20, 1965, in Straw Lutheran Church, Phillipsburg, N.J., he married Sandra Miller Fehr, who survives.

December 20th

Jean M. Knight

December 21, 2012

Jean M. Knight, 70, of Glen Mayo Road, Johnsonburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh after a short illness.
She was born June 12, 1942 in St. Marys, daughter of the late John A. and Edna (Fitch) Erickson.
She married Stanley J. Hasselman, who preceded her in death; and Richard “Dick” Rosenhoover, who preceded her in death.
She lived all of her live in Elk County. She worked at St. Marys Carbon, GE Sylvania, Community Nurses, St. Marys Hospital Medical/Surgical unit and worked as a bartender and caterer. She was a member of Central Hose Company.  

December 18th

Rebecca (Becky) Mae Johnson

December 18, 2012

Rebecca (Becky) Mae Johnson, 59, of Spring Creek Road, Ridgway, died suddenly at home on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.
She was born on Sept. 2, 1953 in Ridgway, the daughter of Lila Jean Duffee Johnson of Dagus Mines and the late Theodore W. Johnson. She graduated from Ridgway Area High School, Class of 1971. Becky attended the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She worked at Aiello’s Restaurant for years. She then became owner/operator of a cleaning business. She was forced to retire due to health problems.

Donna Mae Guiffrida

December 18, 2012

Donna Mae Guiffrida, 79, of 28 Long Alley, Ridgway, and formerly of Wilcox, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 18, 2012 at Kane Community Hospital in Kane following a short illness.
She was born July 1, 1933 in Kane, daughter of the late Paul A. and Kathryn Weidert Dickinson.
She resided in Wilcox most of her life. She had lived a short time in Jamestown, N.Y.
She graduated from Wilcox High School in 1951 and from Jamestown Business College.
She was a member of St. Anne Church in Wilcox. Her favorite thing was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

December 17th

Ella Mae Powley

December 17, 2012

Ella Mae Powley, 94, of Bradford Manor, Bradford, formerly of Wilcox, died Sunday morning, Dec. 16, 2012 at Bradford Manor following a brief illness.
Powley was born Aug. 11, 1918 in Sergeant, daughter of the late Roy and Tirzah Reid Stanley.
She married the late George M. Powley on Oct. 22, 1938 in St. Nicholas Church, Sheffield; he died June 27, 2001.

December 16th

James H. Dietz

December 16, 2012

James H. Dietz, 90, of 106 Linwood Ave., St. Marys, died on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at Dubois Nursing Home following a brief illness.
He was born Dec. 11, 1922 in Ridgway, a son of the late Joseph and Mary Pfingstler Dietz.
On June 14, 1947 in St. Mark's Church in Emporium, he married the late Elizabeth J. "Betty" Dietz, who preceded him in death on Feb. 7, 2012.

Shirley E. Amacher

December 16, 2012

Shirley E. Amacher, 87, of 224 Park Ave., Ridgway, died on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born Oct. 9, 1925 in Brockway, a daughter of the late Clemens and Marie Weilacher Richards.
On May 30, 1952 in Brockway, she married the late Clayton Amacher, who preceded her in death in 1979.
Mrs. Amacher was a lifelong resident of the area and an active member of Ridgway Church of the Nazarene, where she also served as a custodian for many years.  She enjoyed playing the piano and spending time with her family.

December 13th

Betty Jean Geer

December 13, 2012

Betty Jean Geer, 86, of Swedetown Road, Portland Mills, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at DuBois Regional Medical Center. She was born Sept. 28, 1926, the daughter of Perry E. and Edith Ecklund Geer. Betty was a lifelong member of the Lake City United Methodist Church, where she loved teaching the youth in Sunday school and vacation bible school. Betty served as the tax collector for Spring Creek Township for 14 years. Betty served as a 4-H leader for more than 50 years.

December 11th

Helene Mastrogiacomo

December 11, 2012

Helene Mastrogiacomo, 80, of Cushing Avenue, Johnsonburg, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 at the home of her daughter after a short illness.
She was born July 8, 1932 in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Twaddle) Tracy.
She lived in Brooklyn and Long Island until 1975 when she moved to Matamoros, Pa., and spent the past five years in Johnsonburg. She was a banker whose employment included Manufacturers Hanover and Chase Manhattan.

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