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September 16th, 2012

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.

September 14th

Mavis B. Schott

September 15, 2012

Mavis B. Schott, 95, of West Long Avenue, DuBois, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 at the DuBois Nursing Home.
Born on Nov. 16, 1916 in Birmingham, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Commodore and Mamie (Smithers) Byrd.
She was married to Alvin Schott. He preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 1958.
During World War II, she worked at Sylvania in Emporium. She had also worked as a clerk at various stores in Johnsonburg.

Mavis B. Schott

September 14, 2012

Mavis B. Schott, 95, of West Long Avenue, DuBois, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 at the DuBois Nursing Home.
Born on Nov. 16, 1916 in Birmingham, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Commodore and Mamie (Smithers) Byrd.
She was married to Alvin Schott. He preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 1958.
During World War II, she worked at Sylvania in Emporium. She had also worked as a clerk at various stores in Johnsonburg.

September 12th

Donald Gruesu

September 12, 2012

Donald Gruesu passed away on July 20, 2012 in Carlsbad, Calif.
He was was born on Aug. 17, 1964, in Ridgway.
Don was the middle son of Joseph and Bernice Gruesu. Donald has two brothers, Stephen Gruesu and Paul Gruesu.
Don married Patty Dwyer on Oct. 4, 1997 in Newport Beach, Calif. They have three sons, Brandon, twins Bayard and Carlson; a daughter, Mallorie, and a granddaughter, Brooke.

September 10th

Leander Anthony “Lee” Hoffman

September 10, 2012

Leander Anthony “Lee” Hoffman, 89, of 107 Beech Rd., St. Marys, died on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 at home after a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 18, 1923, in St. Marys, son of the late Anthony C. and Marie Sporner Hoffman.
On June 26, 1948, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Betty Jane Hoffman, who died on June 11, 2011, just weeks shy of their 63rd wedding anniversary.
Lee was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Parochial School.

September 7th

Frederic B. Oknefski

September 8, 2012

Frederic B. Oknefski, 87, of Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 at the Lutheran Home at Kane following a lengthy illness.
He was born March 3, 1925 in Ridgway, son of the late Benjamin C. and Minnie (Pearson) Oknefski.
On Dec. 6, 1947, he married Mary E. Hoffman, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of Ridgway and a 1943 graduate of the Ridgway High School.

September 5th

Robert F. Weidert

September 5, 2012

Robert F. Weidert, 89, of 620 N. Maple Ave., Ridgway died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.

September 4th

Carolyn N. Erlanson

September 4, 2012

Carolyn N. Erlanson, 88, of 210 N. Broad St., Ridgway died Monday evening on Sept. 3, 2012 at the Lutheran Home at Kane following a brief illness. She was born March 10, 1924 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Anthony and Inez [Deltinto] Catalano. She was married to Elder J. [Bob] Erlanson who preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 2002. She was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church and has been a former girl scout leader. She had been employed by St. Marys Carbon for 25 years.

September 3rd

Charles William 'Bill' Reed

September 3, 2012

Charles William 'Bill' Reed, 95, died Aug. 31, 2012 at the Rouse Home of Warren County where he had resided the past nine months.
He was born in Ridgway on July 24, 1917 to the late Ruth Dickey and Rollin Amos Reed.
On June 12, 1948, he married Ruth Anna Eckert who preceded him in death on Aug. 16, 2006.

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