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March 2nd, 2011

Cheyney D. “Duke” Mitchell

March 2, 2011

Cheyney D. “Duke” Mitchell, 43, of 507 Willard St., Ridgway, died unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011 at Bon Secours-Holy Family Hospital in Altoona.
He was born on June 15, 1967 in Ridgway, the son of the late Samuel and Patricia Russell Mitchell.
Duke was a lifelong Ridgway resident. He was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church. and he had been employed at Sylvania. He enjoyed video games and electrical gadgets.

Harold L. "Whitey" Leonberg

March 2, 2011

Harold L. "Whitey" Leonberg, 77, of 185 Larch Rd., St. Marys, died on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
He was born Sept. 10, 1933 in Zelienople, a son of the late Harold and Stella May Brandstetter Leonberg.
On Feb. 8, 1962 in St. Leo's Church in Ridgway, he married Dorothy Buerk Leonberg, who survives.

Delbert Gale (Slim) Summerville

March 2, 2011

Delbert Gale (Slim) Summerville died on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 at the Meritus Medical Center.
Born Sept. 12, 1922 in New Kensington, he spent most of his early years in Ridgway. He was the son of the late William Royd Summerville and Matilda McElroy Summerville.

March 1st

Paul Samuel Thomas

March 1, 2011

Paul Samuel Thomas, age 85, a resident at Parkside Elder Care in Brockway, died Feb. 28, 2011, at DuBois Nursing Home.
He was born March 15, 1925, in Ridgway, son of Samuel P. and Twila Stewart Thomas
A protestant by faith, Paul enjoyed woodworking and tinkering with cars. He was a licensed electrician and inspector; a certified carpenter; a supervisor for Boni Candy Company servicing out of Brockport. His family was the owners of the Dodge and Plymouth Garages in DuBois and Ridgway. He also performed towing services for the surrounding areas.

February 28th

Betty F. Nelson

February 28, 2011

Betty F. Nelson, 85, formerly of Wilcox, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys.
Born Dec. 16, 1925, in Washington, D.C., she was a daughter of Raymond F. and Margaret Eleden Fleming. On July 14, 1958, in Arlington, Va., she married James F. Nelson who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Nelson, a homemaker, had worked at Stackpole. She also had been employed as a cook at the former Cherry’s Restaurant in Johnsonburg.
She was a past member of the Wilcox American Legion Auxiliary and had served as a Sunday School teacher at the Wilcox Presbyterian Church.

Forrest "Skip" Clair Milliron

February 28, 2011

Forrest "Skip" Clair Milliron, age 75, of Warren, passed away peacefully into eternal life on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 at 12:24 p.m. at Cleveland Clinic of natural causes.
On Feb. 20, 1936, in Perry Township, Forrest Clinton & Letha Luella (Vasbinder) Milliron gave birth to their son, Forrest.
He married the love of his life, Lori Hogue, on July 13, 1986 and they enjoyed 24 years of marriage together.

February 26th

Evelyn Mae "Beano" Imbrogno

February 26, 2011

Evelyn Mae "Beano" Imbrogno, age 85, of 70 Faries St., Wilcox, and formerly of Johnsonburg, died Friday morning, Feb. 25, 2011 at her residence.
She was born May 6, 1925, in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Herman W. and Mary Ellen McGonigal Nelson. On April 23, 1950, she married Peter A. Imbrogno in the Holy Rosary Rectory, Johnsonburg; he died on Jan. 4, 1989.
She resided in Wilcox since 1990 and had resided in Johnsonburg most of her life.

February 25th

Michael Allen Wonderly

February 25, 2011

Michael Allen Wonderly, 58, died on Feb. 23, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. following a brief illness.
He was born May 25, 1952 in Ridgway, the son of Neil and Marcella Stegar Wonderly.
He was the fifth of seven children, the only son, and man of the house from age 17. He was doted on in a house of seven women. Through high school, he worked for Charlie Steger Senior as a mason.

Dorothy K. Gapinski

February 25, 2011

Dorothy K. Gapinski, 84, of 409 Second Ave., Johnsonburg, died Thursday morning, Feb. 24, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born on November 7, 1926 in Johnsonburg, a daughter of the late Joseph E. and Frances M. Chiesa Marasco.
She married Chester "Chet" Gapinski on June 4, 1947 in Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg. He survives.
She resided in Johnsonburg all her life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1944.

Patricia J. Shobert

February 25, 2011

Patricia J. Shobert, age 79, of 3110 Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway died Wednesday evening at Elk Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness. She was born Aug. 24, 1931 in Ridgway daughter of the late Charles and Julie (Pompe) Tramack. She married Clayton A. Shobert on Aug. 24, 1963, he survives. She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and was Catholic by Faith. She had been employed by the Elliott Company, Stackpole Carbon in Johnsonburg, Lundstens, and Hoochies Laundromat.

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