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Archive - 2011 - Obituary

February 1st

Gilberta R. Myers

February 1, 2011

Gilberta R. Myers, 81, of 408 Oak St., Ridgway, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born January 23, 1930, in Portland Mills, the daughter of the late Thomas and Ruth Jefferson DeCecchis.
On April 12, 1947, she married Howard H. Myers Jr., who survives.

Mary E. Dornish

February 1, 2011

Mary E. Dornish, 90, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 2985 State St., St. Marys, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor.
She was born April 21, 1920, in Ridgway, daughter of the late Joseph Ulrich and Mabel Marshall Dornish.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1938. She taught swimming at the former Marshall Swimming Pool and had worked for the Forest Service and did clerical work.

January 31st

Stephen Bruno Iorfido

January 31, 2011

Stephen Bruno Iorfido, 87, of 522 First Ave., Johnsonburg, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born Aug. 23, 1923 in Ridgway, the son of the late Bruno and Teresa Galatti Iorfido. On Aug. 15, 1949, he married Rose Mary Sette, who predeceased him on March 29, 2010.

Eva Helena Grotzinger

January 31, 2011

Eva Helena Grotzinger, 84, of 179 Sara Rd., St. Marys, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born Feb. 26, 1926 in Kersey, daughter of the late George and Anna Leismeister Auman. On Nov. 22, 1947, in the St. Boniface Church in Kersey, she married Francis J. Grotzinger, who preceded her in death on Feb. 10, 2000.

Esther J. "Eck" Bickmire

January 31, 2011

Esther J. "Eck" Bickmire, 91, a resident of the Rouse Warren County Home in Youngsville, died there Monday morning, Jan. 31, 2011 after an extended illness. 
She was born Nov. 5, 1919 in Brockport, daughter of the late Richard and Maude McManigle Brenton. On July 12, 1952 at Sacred Heart Church in St. Marys, she married Walter "Wally" Bickmire, who preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 2002.

January 30th

Robert J. "Limpy" Redmond Sr.

January 31, 2011

Robert J. "Limpy" Redmond Sr., 78, of Dill Hill Road, Johnsonburg, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center following a short illness.
He was born March 12, 1932 in Johnsonburg, son of Stanley and Mildred (Tarnowski) Redmond Sr.
On June 26, 1951, he married Sara (Gapinski) Redmond and she preceded him in death on Aug. 29, 2001.
He lived in Johnsonburg all his life and worked most of his life with Redmond Bros. Ready Mix Company of Ridgway, retiring in 1990.

Eleanor R. "Boogie" Byers

January 31, 2011

Eleanor R. "Boogie" Byers, 84, of 7190 Ridgway-St. Marys Rd., Ridgway, died Friday afternoon, Jan. 28, 2011, at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 11, 1926 in Clearfield, daughter of the late John and Ruth (Ardary) Dush.
She married Maurice S. "Fats" Byers on Dec. 12, 1949, and he preceded her in death.

LeRoy E. Bedford Jr.

January 31, 2011

LeRoy E. Bedford Jr., 45, of East Main Street, Ridgway, died unexpectedly at home on Friday, January 28, 2011.
He was born Feb. 25, 1965 in Ridgway, a son of the late LeRoy E. and Jean (Stelene) Bedford Sr.
 He is survived by three children, Chastity Bennett of Massachusetts, Hope Bedford of North Carolina and Kacie Bedford of Crosby; seven grandchildren; a sister, Debra Eck of Jersey Shore; and several nieces and nephews, including Alisha Bedford of Williamsport.

January 28th

LeRoy Swanson

January 29, 2011

LeRoy Swanson, 84, of 151 Dagus Mines Rd., Kersey, died Thursday evening, January 27, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 18, 1927 in Dagus Mines, a son of the late Frederick and Christine Mosier Swanson.
On Feb. 7, 1948 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, he married the late Marcella Geitner Swanson, who preceded him in death on Nov. 22, 2005.

Gary E. Dias

January 29, 2011

Gary E. Dias, 61, of Ridgway, died Jan. 28, 2011, at Elk Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness.
He was born May 8, 1949 on Mother’s Day in Ridgway, the son of the late Eugene Charles and Lucille Evelyn Shilk Dias.
On Jan. 22, 1970, he married Vicki Ann Ryan, who survives, at Faith United Church of Christ.

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