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June 19th, 2011

Otto A. Shippling

June 20, 2011

Otto A. Shippling, 84, of Woodland Avenue, Johnsonburg, died Saturday, June 18, 2011 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center of Erie after a brief illness.
He was born Aug. 9, 1926 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Adolph and Luise (Granitza) Shippling.
On July 2, 1949, he married Louise (Johnson), who survives.
He lived all his life in Johnsonburg and was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School.
He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater, American Theater and on board the USS Amsterdam during WWII.

June 16th

James J. Curci

June 17, 2011

James J. Curci, 83, of West Seneca, N.Y., died at Mercy Hospital on June 11, 2011.
He was born July 22, 1927, in Ridgway, the son of the late Harry and Susan Minilli Curci.
He married Gerda A. Oechsle, who survives.
He was the proud owner of the Queen City Dental Lab for 30 years.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was a veteran of WWII.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Harry Curci of Sutton, Mass. and Anthony Curci of Phoneix, Ariz.; and by a sister, Theresa Marroni of Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys.

Gerald “Jerry” Northrop

June 17, 2011

Gerald “Jerry” Northrop, age 74, of Rasselas Road, Rasselas, died Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at UPMC Presbyterian of Pittsburgh after a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 27, 1937 in Girard, son of Arnold and Gertrude (Sample) Northrop, both deceased.
He married Janice (Fitch) on Feb 8, 1958 and she survives.

June 13th

Floyd Pennington

June 14, 2011

Floyd Pennington, 83, of 101 N. Mill St., Ridgway, passed away, June 10, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center. He was born May 15, 1928, in Beaverdale, the son of Eanest and Arminta Meckley Pennington. He married Alice Johnson, she survives. He was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church. He had recently moved to Ridgway. He had lived in Florida and Connecticut prior to moving to Ridgway. He was a boiler maker who retired in York.

David Charles Fantaskey

June 14, 2011

David Charles Fantaskey, 61, formerly of the Commons in Ridgway, died Sunday morning, June 12, 2011, at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 19, 1950 in Renovo, son of the late Harold C. and Gladys L. (Jordan) Fantaskey.
He had resided in Ridgway for most of his life and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church. He was a 1969 graduate of the Ridgway High School. He was a huge John Wayne fan and enjoyed watching the Jets and the Yankees. He had been employed at ELCAM for five years.

June 12th

Clarence Leroy Russell Sr.

June 13, 2011

Clarence Leroy Russell Sr., age 57, of 30 Peters Road Brockport, died June 10, 2011, at Elk Regional Medical Center in St. Marys.
He was born May 26, 1954, in Bradford, son of Richard and Mary Smith Russell. On Dec. 31, 1985, he married April Davis, she survives.

Arlene R. Robuck

June 13, 2011

Arlene R. Robuck, 60, of 227 Shawmut Lane, Kersey, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born Nov. 23, 1950 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Fred and Grace (Schneider) Robuck.
She had resided in the Kersey area all of her life and was a graduate of the St. Marys High School. She was Catholic by faith. She had also been employed by Clarion Sintered Metals for 19 years.

June 10th

George William Gardner

June 11, 2011

George William Gardner, 76 of Peachtree Street Ext., Claremont, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. He is now walking with Jesus. Born May 3, 1935 in Portland Mills, he was the son of the late George William Johnson and Olive Claire Shaffer.
He was a milkman with V.T. Smith Dairy in DuBois, PA for many years and a mechanic with G.S. Fibers-Hickory Springs in Claremont for over 14 years. George was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Conover. He was an avid NASCAR truck series fan.

Joseph E. Prindle

June 11, 2011

Joseph E. Prindle, 81, of 212 Alpine St., Ridgway, died Friday, June 10, 2011 at his residence.
He was born Aug. 27, 1929, in Boston, Mass., the son of Walter and Ethel Jenkins Prindle. At age four, following the death of his parents, he was adopted by his mother’s sister, Ruth Bisson and her husband, Ephriam, of Clinton, Mass. He always considered himself truly blessed to have had two sets of loving parents.
In 1962, he married Jeannine Mitchell, who survives.

Rose M. Stebick

June 11, 2011

Rose M. Stebick, 78, of 131 Woodland Road, St. Marys, died on Friday, June 10, 2011 following an illness of the past few months.
She was born Jan. 6, 1933 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Andrew and Margaret Eckert Hoffman.
On Nov. 14, 1953 in St. Marys Church, she married the late LeRoy H. "Duka" Stebick, who preceded her in death on April 17, 2009.

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