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August 26th, 2012

Martha L. Carnessali

August 26, 2012

Martha L. Carnessali, age 94, of Route 219, Ridgway, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 Highland View Health Care in Brockway.
She was born July 8, 1918 in Crenshaw, daughter of the late Joseph and Sue Lescovensky Mehall. She married Aldo Carnessali, who preceded her in death in 1957.
She was a member of Holy Cross Church in Brandy Camp.
She is survived by a daughter, LaVonne M. Shugars of Brockport; a son, Gary Carnessali of Johnsonburg; a sister, Genevieve Salvadori of Brockport; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

August 23rd

Robert L. Kerner Sr.

August 23, 2012

Robert L. Kerner Sr., 78, of Warren, died Thursday afternoon, Aug. 23, 2012, at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home.
He was born Nov. 7, 1933 in St. Marys to the late Leo and Caroline DeGroat Kerner.
Bob was a resident of Warren since 1963 and formerly of Ridgway. He was a 1952 graduate of St. Leo’s Catholic High School. He was employed as a draftsman with the former Elliott Company of Ridgway and retired after 40 years employment from the former National Forge Company.
He was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church where he was an usher. Was an avid hunter, fly fisherman and gardener.

John Herzog III

August 23, 2012

John Herzog III, age 65, of Sheffield, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, surrounded by his family following a courageous battle with cancer.

August 16th

Marshall E. Wilson

August 16, 2012

Marshall E. Wilson, 81, of 78 Springbrook Dr., Ridgway died Thursday morning at Elk Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness. He was born March 9, 1931 in Ridgway, son of the late Benton C. and Margaret B. (Evans) Wilson. He married Maude Helen Salberg on March 17, 1956, she preceded him in death on March 9, 2011.

Agnes Dickant Rafaloski

August 16, 2012

Agnes Dickant Rafaloski, 88, of Pittsburgh, died Thursday morning, Aug. 16, 2012 in the trauma center at Allegheny General Hospital after battling traumatic injuries sustained in a car accident that occurred four weeks ago.
She is the daughter of the late John and Susan Dickant.

Robert M. Johnson

August 16, 2012

Robert M. Johnson, 85, of 258 Horner Rd., Wilcox, died Wednesday evening, Aug. 15, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a short illness.
He was born April 6, 1927 in Kane, son of the late Irving and Florence Anderson Johnson.
On July 3, 1952 he married Iva Joanne Smith, and she preceded him in death on December 27, 2003. He resided in Wilcox all his life and attended Wilcox High School. He enlisted in the Navy and received his GED later in life.

August 15th

Clifford L. Bundy

August 15, 2012

Clifford L. Bundy, 63, of 3161 Montmorenci Road, Ridgway, passed away, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
He was born Feb. 18, 1949, in Ridgway, the son of Clifford E. and Vivian Gearhart Bundy. He married Trudie Huckabone, she survives. Mr. Bundy was a lifelong Ridgway resident.
He was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church, and the Masons. He had been employed at St. Marys Tool and Die Co. He was honorably discharged from the Pennsylvania National Guard, after eight years.

Eugene Albert Abplanalp

August 15, 2012

Eugene Albert Abplanalp, age 78, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.
He remained positive and kept his sense of humor until the end, true to his character. Gene was an inspiration to his family, friends, and colleagues.

August 14th

Catherine Franz

August 14, 2012

Catherine Franz, 413 Allenhurst Ave., Ridgway, died peacefully at home on Aug. 13, 2012. She was 83 years old.
The great joy in Cathy’s life was her children, and she was blessed to have four children near her side as she passed into heaven: Chip Franz of Raleigh, N.C., Mark “Rusty” Franz of Ridgway; Tammi Rossi, formerly of Ridgway and now residing in Kutztown, and Candi Gross of Sykesville.

August 9th

Helen M. (Sis) Rohr

August 10, 2012

Helen M. (Sis) Rohr, 89, of 514 Kearsarge Ave., Ridgway, died Wednesday evening, Aug. 8, 2012 at the home of her son in Ridgway following an illness of the last four months.
She was born Aug. 3, 1923 in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Frank and Catherine (Persohn) Stritzinger. She married Theodore F. Rohr on Aug. 23, 1952; he preceded her in death on Aug. 27, 1999.

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