Archive - Obituary
October 8th, 2012
Muriel J. Browne of Binghamton, N.Y., died Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 on her 96th birthday at the Good Shepherd-Fairview Nursing Facility.
She was born Oct. 5, 1916 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of the late Julia and Frederick Grandage. She was predeceased by her husband of 35 years, the Rev. Vincent Browne, rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Ridgway from 1952 until his death in 1997; a sister, Florence Kellett of Toronto; and brother, Frank Grandage, also of Toronto.
Helen Louise Shafer, 79, of 3033 Dagus Hill St., Daguscahonda, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
She was born Oct. 16, 1932, in Oakland, Md., the daughter of the late Charles R. and Margaret Hardesty Jordan. She married Joseph X. Shafer, who predeceased her on Jan. 23, 2002.
Mrs. Shafer was a member of the Faith United Church of Christ. She retired from Quality Components. She enjoyed reading, knitting and crocheting.
Michael R. DeVallance, 41, of 1245 13th St., N.W., Washington, D.C., died Saturday morning, Oct. 6, 2012 at his residence following a short illness.
He was born on Feb. 13, 1971 in Ridgway, son of Robert N. and Joyce Marrone DeVallance of Johnsonburg, who survive.
He resided in the Washington, D.C. area since 1997. He graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1989 and from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 1995.
Elizabeth M. (Betty) Gausman, 90, died Thursday evening, Oct. 4, 2012 at Highland View Nursing Home in Brockway, following an illness of the past nine months.
She was born July 15, 1922 in Carman, daughter of the late Joseph P. and Mary F. Oresko Griech.
Ann E. Krise, 69, of 520 West Main St., Kersey, died Thursday morning, Oct. 4, 2012 at her residence following a lengthy battle with cancer.
She was born Jan. 13, 1943 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Charles and Catherine (Dinsmore) Johnston.
Marry Ellen Logue, 85, of 414 Second Ave., Johnsonburg, died Thursday morning, Oct. 4, 2012 at the residence of her daughter, Lynn "Piper" Scida, following a short illness.
She was born on July 29, 1927 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Francis and Catherine Notarianni Ferraino. On April 28, 1951 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, she married Allen L. Logue, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 24, 1996.
Joseph M. Quattrone, 87, of 222 Spruce St., Ridgway, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 3, 2012 at his residence following an illness of the past 16 months.
He was born Sept. 10, 1925 in Ridgway, son of the late Frank and Thamisn (Ruberto) Quattrone. On June 11, 1949, he married Loretta R. Emmett, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 17, 2012.
Natalie M. "Ray Ray" Jordan, 2, of 331 First Ave., Johnsonburg, died Monday afternoon, Oct. 1, 2012 at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident on Sept. 17, 2012.
She was born on Nov. 23, 2009 in Warren, the daughter of Willis Jordan III and the late Pauline Dilley, who preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 2012.
She resided in Johnsonburg all of her life and was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg.
Joan M. Irwin passed away on June 27, 2012 at Aiken Regional Medical Center. She was born in Ridgway, graduated from Horton High School in Brockport and immediately was employed in the payroll department of the Elliot Company in Ridgway, where she worked for seven years. In 1961 she and her family moved to New Jersey where she was a church secretary for 34 years. After retirement she and her husband, now deceased, moved to Aiken, S.C. where she worked numerous part-time jobs. She was a member of St.
Helen B. Swanson, formerly of Ridgway, died Sept. 9, at her daughterâ€™s home in Chicago, Ill.
She was three days shy of her 91st birthday. Born Sept. 12, 1921, to Gustaf and Ruth (Winslow) Brumberg in Horton Township, she moved to Ridgway with her family when she was two. They were active members of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Following high school graduation, she worked for the phone company in Ridgway, and then at the Market Basket, where her father was the manager.