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Obituaries

Phyllis Jean Gausman

September 15, 2014

Phyllis Jean Gausman, 81, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at her home at Benzinger Road following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. 
Phyllis Jean was born May 13, 1933 at home in Klondyke, a daughter of the late Vern and Ruth (Senior) VanOrder.
Due to her father’s several re-assignments as a game protector, Phyllis attended four different grade schools, including the experience of a one-room schoolhouse, before arriving at the stability of the Wilcox High School where she graduated in 1951 as the valedictorian of her class.

Maxine H. Fink

September 10, 2014

Maxine H. Fink, 85, formerly of Elk Avenue, Ridgway, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born July 31, 1929 in Mill Hall, daughter of the late Charles and Trenna Bridges Bowman.
She was married to John E. Fink who preceded her in death Jan. 16, 1994.
She enjoyed reading.

Nadine A. Cedargren

September 10, 2014

Nadine A. Cedargren, 97, of 763 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, and formerly of Ridgway, died Monday afternoon, Sept. 8, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born March 15, 1917 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Lewis and Minnie C. (Norlin) Bushey.
She was married to Elmer Cedargren who preceded her in death in 1966.
She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church. Nadine was a 1936 graduate of the Ridgway High School. She had been employed by Home Telephone Company and Alltel for many years.

William Ira Livingston Sr.

September 8, 2014

William Ira Livingston Sr., 94, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 at Flagler Health and Rehabilitation Center, Bunnell, Fla.
He was born May 4, 1920 in Clearfield, son of the late Lewis and Mary (Watson) Livingston.
On Aug. 24, 1942, he married Martha “Jane” (Law) Livingston who preceded him in death on April 1, 2014.

Charles J. Greene

September 8, 2014

Charles J. Greene, 68, of 135 North Loop, Steamburg, N.Y., died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon, Sept. 6, 2014 at his home.
He was born July 2, 1946 in Erie, son of the late Adam and Delma Jimerson Greene.
Mr. Greene was employed as a project manager for the Seneca Construction Management Corporation.
He was an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and the Deer Clan.

Helen Johanna Imbrogno

September 8, 2014

Helen Johanna Imbrogno, 92, of 636 Second Ave., Johnsonburg, died Saturday morning, Sept. 6, 2014 at her residence following a brief illness.
She was born March 7, 1922 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Lawrence and Margaret Stebich.
On Sept. 25, 1954 in St. Mary's Church, St. Marys, she married Carl Imbrogno and he survives
She resided in Johnsonburg since her marriage. She lived her childhood in St. Marys with her grandparents Henry and Henrietta Finfinger.

Carlos R. Soler

September 5, 2014

Carlos R. Soler, 90, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 in Orange City, Fla.
Carlos was retired United States Navy with 30 years of service. He lived in Florida and moved to Ridgway with his wife Betty in 2006. They would enjoy their summers in Ridgway and their winters in Florida. Carlos was also a lifetime member of the Ridgway Gun Club. He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Soler, and his brother, George Soler.

Jacqueline Anne “Jackie” Weinstein

September 4, 2014

Jacqueline Anne “Jackie” Weinstein, 51, of Emporium, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 after battling a lifelong illness that she finally succumbed to in her Emporium home.
She was born Jan. 18, 1963, beloved daughter of Rose M. and Martin E. Koch of Ridgway, and the oldest of three children.
Jackie was the heart-bound companion and wife of 27 years to Larry Weinstein of Chicago, Ill. with whom she raised her crown jewels of her life, sons Robert “Cody” Mathis and Justin Weinstein.

Raymond P. Fields

September 4, 2014

Raymond P. Fields, 61, Kriner Road, DuBois, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 at Penn Highlands DuBois.
Born Sept. 8, 1952 in Ridgway, he was the son of Horace and Norma (Britton) Fields. His mother survives and lives in Brockport.
On Sept. 22, 1973, he married Judy M. (Utzinger) Fields. She survives.
He retired from the Reynoldsville Casket Company. Previous to that, he worked at Chapman Auto Parts.

Gail J. Gerg

September 4, 2014

Gail J. Gerg, 79, of 509 West Main St., Ridgway, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
He was born Feb. 15, 1935 in St. Marys, son of the late Harry and Margaret Cunningham Gerg.
He married Roselyn Schilk, she survives him.
He was a commercial electrician by trade, and he served in the U.S. Marine Corp. He was also a member of the Ridgway Legion and Elks.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Michael and Daniel Gerg; step-children Timothy, Christine, Stephanie, Mary and Charles; and several grandsons, granddaughters and many great-grandchildren.

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