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September 25th, 2012

Dorethea M. Moore

September 25, 2012

Dorethea M. Moore, age 87, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
She had been a resident at Highland View Health Care in Brockway.
She was born June 25, 1925 in Brandy Camp to Sam and Cora Shaffer Bennett.
She married Foster L. Moore who preceded her in death on June 4, 1996.
She was a member of the Lighthouse Community Church in Brockway.
Dorethea was a homemaker who enjoyed canning vegetables and taking care of her home.

Helen M. Detwiler

September 25, 2012

Helen M. Detwiler, 97, formerly of Johnsonburg and Kane, died Monday evening, Sept. 24, 2012 at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport.
Born July 8, 1915 in Johnsonburg, she was the daughter of John and Bessie Detwiler. 
She attended college at Penn State and in Indiana, Pa., and was employed as a teacher and counselor for many years for the Johnsonburg School District, retiring in 1976. 

September 24th

Lillian Gladine DeSalve McMillen

September 24, 2012

Lillian Gladine DeSalve McMillen, age 81, of DuBois, formerly of Penfield, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at the DuBois Nursing Home.
Born on Jan. 4, 1931 in Penfield, she was the daughter of the late James Cletas and Selma Oleta (Beck) Munn.
On Oct. 9, 1948, she married John DeSalve. He preceded her in death. On April 16, 1977, she married William E. McMillen. He preceded her in death as well.
Lillian had worked for 17 years at BF Goodrich in DuBois.
She enjoyed bowling, knitting, gardening and her grandchildren.

William (Gussie) Gusmerotti

September 24, 2012

William (Gussie) Gusmerotti, 63, of Ridgway, died Friday night, September 21, 2012 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
William was born Feb. 17, 1949 in DuBois, the son of the late Isaac and Maria (Bleggi) Gusmerotti.  
William worked at Weyerhaeuser in Ridgway and Keystone Carbon in St. Marys. He also was employed many years at Ridgway Dry Cleaner. He was an active member of the Ridgway Moose Club.  

September 23rd

Alice M. Johnson

September 23, 2012

Alice M. Johnson, 83, of 300 Russ Lane, St. Marys, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 at her residence after a lengthy illness.
She was born Aug. 31, 1929, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Lawrence and Rose Fritz Lechner.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School.
On Feb. 18, 1950, in the St. Mary's Church, she married Clifford W. "Skip" Johnson, who survives.
Alice was a member of the St. Mary's Church. She was a housewife who took pride in keeping an impeccable home for her family.

Emma Scarano Hau

September 23, 2012

Emma Scarano Hau, 89, of 603 North West St., Coudersport, died Saturday night, Sept. 22, 2012 at her residence following a brief illness.
She was born Aug. 25, 1923, in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Vincent and Josephine Cerro Scarano.
On July 10, 1953 in Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg, she married William J. Hau, who preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 2007.
Formerly of Johnsonburg, she resided in Coudersport for the past three years. She graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1941, graduated from Villa Maria College in Erie, and attended Temple University in Philadelphia.

September 20th

Virginia A. Galdini

September 20, 2012

Virginia A. Galdini, 50, of 213 Old Kane Rd., Wilcox, died Thursday morning, Sept. 20, 2012 at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 13, 1961 in Kane, daughter of the late Richard and Shirley Polinski Disque. She married Reynold "Reno" Galdini on Sept. 11, 1982 in the Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg; he survives.

September 19th

Pauline H. (Punky) Dilley

September 19, 2012

Pauline H. (Punky) Dilley, 25, of 331 First Ave., Johnsonburg, died on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 in Clearfield, due to a two-car automobile accident there.
She was born on July 31, 1987 in St. Marys, the daughter of Pauline Stahli Dilley and the late Earl O. Dilley.
She resided in Johnsonburg all of her life. She attended Johnsonburg Area High School and received her GED.
She was a member of Holy Rosary Church and a full-time mother.

September 16th

Richard L. Frederick

September 16, 2012

Richard L. Frederick, 64, of Hector, N.Y., died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012.  
He was born June 1, 1948, in Ridgway, son of the late John and Alma (Yonkie) Frederick.
On Sept. 29, 1995, in St. Marys, he married Cathy (Mosier) Frederick, his loving wife of almost 17 years.
Dick lived in the Ridgway and Kersey areas until he moved to Hector in 1999. He worked as a mechanic, truck driver and equipment operator for Doyle Vineyard Management in Hammondsport. He loved hunting, fishing and racing. 

John F. Smith

September 16, 2012

John F. Smith, 63, of 161 Ford Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 at UPMC Passavant Hospital in Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness.
He was born Dec. 27, 1948 in St. Marys, son of the late William and Jane Krug Smith.
On Sept. 19, 1970 in Rasselas, he married Louise E. Olewinski, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1966. He was an employee of the former Pure Carbon and retired from Morgan AM&T in 2011 after 47 years of service.

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