January 4th, 2011
Arthur G. Weber, 85, of St. Marys, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010 at the Erie Veterans Hospital after a short illness.
He was born April 21, 1925 in St. Marys, son of the late Michael and Anna (Birner) Weber.
On Aug. 10, 1963, he married Shirley Wehler, who preceded him in death on Nov. 22, 2000.
He lived all his life in St. Marys, spending the past year with his daughter in Ridgway. He worked at Stackpole Carbon Co. for 36 years, retiring in 1983. He was a member of Queen of the World Catholic Church.
Doris J. Kusbit, 81, of O'Hara Township died Thursday afternoon, Dec. 30, 2010 at The Willows at Oakmont following a short illness.
She was a resident of O'Hara Township since 1980.
She was born July 25, 1929 in Vandergrift, daughter of the late Albert and Ethel (Bailey) Carter.
She married Rudolph R. Kusbit of O'Hara Township. He survives.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Altar Guild at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at Fox Chapel and she volunteered at the Glade Run Lutheran Facility in Zelienople.
Frank Charles Giffi Sr., 94, of Reisterstown, Md. passed away on Jan. 2, 2011 in Baltimore.Â He was born on April 10, 1916 in Ridgway to the late Carmine and Clotilda Giffi.Â He was married to the late Mary Louise Stringer Giffi.
He was a resident of Ridgway for 53 years.Â He was a member of St. Leoâ€™s Catholic Church in Ridgway and Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Glyndon, Md. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Moose Lodge, American Legion and Sons of Italy.Â He was a graduate of Ridgway High School and enjoyed playing all sports.Â He also enjoyed gardening and his grandchildren.
Orlan K. Gearhart, age 89, a resident at Nugent Convalescent Home in Hermitage and formerly of Greenville, died Dec. 31, 2010 at Sharon Regional Medical Center in Sharon.
He was born Nov. 10, 1921 in Munderf, son of Lonnie A. and Esther K. Miller Gearhart.
On Nov. 25, 1940, he married Freda B. VanNorman, she survives.
Lois Ann Bevacqua, 72, of 846 Noelani Dr., Duncansville, died Saturday morning, Jan. 1, 2011 at Altoona Regional Health System in Altoona following a lengthy illness.
She was born March 31, 1938 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Bronislaw "Bruno" and Anna Simchick Golebieski.
On Aug. 20, 1960 in Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg she married Joseph J. Bevacqua, who survives.
Ralph L. Franco, 83, of 6498 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Rd., Johnsonburg, died Friday afternoon, Dec. 31, 2010 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
He was born April 23, 1927 in Johnsonburg, the son of Batiste and Frances Serianni Franco.
On Sept. 16, 1950 in Holy Rosary Church, he married Rose M. Ferragine, who survives. The couple had celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 16, 2010.
Joyce M. Brink, 53 of Girard, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010 at her home.
She was born in Ft. Knox, KY., a daughter of the late Logan E. and Lucy Huggler Brink.
Joyce graduated from the Ridgway Area High School in 1975. She then attended and graduated from the Pa. Dallas College Misericordia where she studied culinary arts. She later attended Gannon University where she received her Registered Nurses Degree in 1996. Joyce began her career as a nurse at St. Vincent Health Center and had worked there since.
December 30th, 2010
Lucille A. Boyer Davido, 88, of 8 Short St., Ridgway, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born Aug. 11, 1922, in DuBois, the daughter of Frank and Mary Brown Boyer.
She married Donald A. Davido Sr., who preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1982.
Mrs. Davido had resided in Ridgway for 63 years. She was a member of St. Leoâ€™s Catholic Church. She had been employed at Quality Components, where she retired after 24 years of service.
Larry M. Stark, 75, of Grant Road, Ridgway, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at Elk Regional Health Center, following a brief illness. He was born Oct. 19, 1935, in Ridgway, the son of Melvin and Louise Balmer Stark. On July 21, 1956, he married Virginia M. (Ginger) Boults of Johnsonburg, she survives. Mr. Stark was a lifelong resident of Ridgway and a member of the Faith United Church of Christ. He served with the US Army National Guard Company L 112th Infantry from 1954 until 1957.
Mildred M. Hedberg, age 102, formerly of 204 Adams Ave. in Ridgway, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 29, 2010, at the Lutheran Home at Kane. She was born July 28, 1908 in Reynoldsville, daughter of the late Nelson and Susan (White) Smith. She married Allen W. Hedberg on Dec. 23, 1955, he preceded her in death in 1978. She had resided in Ridgway since 1959 and was a former Penfield and Blawnox resident. She was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ridgway, a member of the Church Women's Group (WELCA) and a member of the VIA.