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July 20th, 2012

Jane (Zawacki) Muroski

July 20, 2012

Jane (Zawacki) Muroski, 87, formerly of Ridgway and Johnsonburg, died Sunday, July 15, 2012, in Winter Park, Fla.
Born in Ridgway, she was a resident of Johnsonburg most of her life. She is the widow of William Joseph Muroski, who died in 1979.  
She moved to St. Cloud, Fla. in 1981. Jane proudly served in the Women’s Army Air Corps in World War II.

July 18th

Lisa C. Serafini

July 18, 2012

Lisa C. Serafini, age 39, passed away July 18, 2012 at her home with her family by her side. 
She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Benny and Mary Serafini; maternal grandparents Joseph and Mary Karpinski; and an uncle, Larry Serafini. 
She is survived by her parents, Benny and Barbara Serafini; a son, Kyle L. Serafini; a brother, Brian Serafini; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. 
Services will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hospice of Dayton. Arrangements in care of Newcomer Funeral Home – North.

Nancy L. Farr

July 18, 2012

Nancy L. Farr, 74, of 160 East Ave., Johnsonburg, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at the Lutheran Home in Kane following a lengthy illness.
She was born March 14, 1938 in Ludlow, daughter of the late Anthony (Tony) and Fannie Visco Raymondo. She married George J. Farr on March 2, 1957; he survives.
She resided in the community for 55 years. She graduated from Kane High School in 1956. She was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, and loved homemaking and family life.

July 16th

Bertha N. Wickett

July 16, 2012

Bertha N. Wickett, 80, of St. Marys, died Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Select Specialty Services in Erie.
She was born Oct. 3, 1931, in St. Marys, the daughter of John and Margaret Leightner Brennen. She married Jerome V. Wickett, who predeceased her on Dec. 23, 2010. She resided all of her life in St. Marys. Mrs. Wickett was a member of the Sacred Heart Church. She had been employed at Sylvania for a number of years.

July 11th

Marjorie Elaine Rhines Zimmerman

July 11, 2012

Marjorie Elaine Rhines Zimmerman, 86, formerly of 67 Luray Drive, Ridgway, experienced her final homecoming on Saturday, July 7, 2012.
She was born in Hallton, June 6, 1926, the daughter of Jay R. Rhines and Mary Lapham Rhines Hutchins. She married Robert LaRue Zimmerman on Sept. 11, 1948, in Ridgway. He predeceased her March 25, 2005.
She enjoyed reading, especially her Bible, music and spending time with family and friends.

July 4th

Elvira "Ellie" Ann Watson

July 4, 2012

Elvira "Ellie" Ann Watson, 79, died suddenly on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at the Pocono Medical Center, Stroudsburg. Born in Ridgway, daughter of Claude and Carrie Hostetlar Agens, she was the loving wife of Everett "Spot" Watson for 55 years. She was a member and past chaplain of the Eagles Club-Aerie "588."

July 2nd

Ray L. Blauser

July 2, 2012

Ray L. Blauser, 79, of 647 S. St. Marys Road, St. Marys, and formerly of Sheffield, died on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at DuBois Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was born June 19, 1933 in Mayburg, a son of the late Perry and Bernetta Hanley Blauser.
 Ray was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War from 1952-1953. He retired from Motion Control after many years of service. He was a member of the Ridgway VFW and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Patricia L. "Pat" Jacobs

July 2, 2012

Patricia L. "Pat" Jacobs, 77, of 504 High St., Johnsonburg, died Sunday, July 1, 2012 at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born on Jan. 28, 1935 in Kane, daughter of the late Lloyd and Bertha Fox Swedenjelm.
On Sept. 4, 1954 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, she married Richard H. "Rich" Jacobs, and he survives.
She resided in Johnsonburg since 1969. She was a 1952 graduate of Kane High School. She was employed by Lyn-Clare Flower Shop in Johnsonburg for 10 years and Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Baltimore, Md. for two years.

July 1st

Bonnie M. Keneske

July 1, 2012

Bonnie M. Keneske, 56, of 3374 Long Level Rd., Johnsonburg, died Saturday afternoon, June 30, 2012, at her residence following a short illness.
She was born Nov. 7, 1955 in Bradford, daughter of the late Harold H. and Shirley VanTassel Hunt.
On July 16, 1977 in Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg, she married Joseph R. Keneske, and he survives.
She resided in Johnsonburg since 1978.
She graduated from Gowanda High School, Gowanda, N.Y., in 1975 and attended BOCES for a degree in nursing.
She was a member of Holy Rosary Church and the Rolfe Sportsmen's Club.

June 29th

Dr. David Quinn Steele

June 29, 2012

Dr. David Quinn Steele, age 85, of Glen Hazel Road in Wilcox, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at U.P.M.C.-Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born Oct. 20, 1926 in Pittsburgh to Dr. Paul B. and Anne McNeill Steele.
On May 2, 1958, he married Lorraine "Lorry" Harrison, she survives.
He attended the Awakening Alliance Church in Ridgway. Dr. Steele was an avid sportsman and enjoyed many outdoor activities, including hunting, canoeing, skiing and hiking and traveling. He also loved hockey and football. He was an avid reader and a strong Christian man who was very generous and humble.

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