Archive - Obituary
October 2nd, 2012
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.
Alan R. â€śDickâ€ť Hummel, 67, of Winchester, Va., died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 in Winchester.
He was born April 19, 1945 in Port Huron, Mich., the son of the late Frederick D. and Jane Irene Cataline Hummel. He served as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps from 1965 to 1969. He earned a bachelorâ€™s degree in Chemistry and also one in Business in 1972 from Salem College and a master of business administration degree from Shenandoah College and Conservatory in 1985.
Gertrude â€śGertyâ€ť Fitch, age 85, of Terra Cotta Road, Johnsonburg, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 at the Lutheran Home at Kane after an illness of the past six months.
She was born Oct. 9, 1926 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late John and Julia (Bedner) Raubenstrauch
On Oct. 19, 1946, she married Fred D. Fitch; he preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 2006.
Anne (Twig) Vogt, 56, of 326 Shawmut Ave., Johnsonburg, died Sunday morning, Sept. 30, 2012, at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born Dec. 26, 1955, in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Orlando (Popeye) and Borgia McDivitt Maletto. On Aug. 10, 1974, at St. Leo's Church in Ridgway, she married Victor (Vic) Vogt, who survives.
She lived in Johnsonburg most of her life and also lived briefly in Ridgway. She graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1973.
Pauline K. Gebauer, 82, of Elk Towers,185 Center St., St. Marys, and formerly of 430 W. 6th St., Emporium, died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys, on Friday evening, Sept. 28, 2012.
She was born Jan. 8, 1930 in DuBois, a daughter of the late Rudolph and Anna Kassawara.
On Oct. 18, 1958 in St. Mark Catholic Church, she married the late Gerhard Gebauer.
James R. "Jim" Logue Jr., 76, of DuBois, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born March 9, 1936, in Brockway, son of the late James R. Sr. and Olevia (Kopp) Logue.
On Jan. 2, 1960, he married Rita M. (Perry) Logue, who survives.
Jim was a graduate of Brockway High School and a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church in DuBois.
He was the retired former owner of Logueâ€™s Insurance Agency in Brockway. He also did sign painting, piano tuning and had a nightclub band for many years called "The Sounds of Music."
Robert Clair Rishel, 84, of Shenango Presbyterian Senior Care in New Wilmington, formerly of New Bedford, Lawrence County, died Tuesday morning Sept. 25, 2012. He was born Nov. 16, 1927 in Rossiter, Indiana County, son of late Thomas and Minnie [Woodley] Rishel. On July 20, 1948, he married Mae Jean Wyant of Shenango Presbyterian Senior Care, she survives.
Alfred (Al) Caldwell Sr., of 10618 Timberlin Rd., Chesterfield, Va., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012.
Born on June 3, 1936, in Johnsonburg, he was the son of the late Hudnell and Lula (DeLong) Caldwell. He was married to Gail K. Caldwell, who survives.
Al graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1954. He then enlisted in the United States Army and served for three years. After leaving the service, he was employed at the Ubel Furniture Store in Johnsonburg and later at Grimoneâ€™s Furniture Store in Emporium.
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, 97, formerly of Johnsonburg andÂ 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.Â
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.Â