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Archive - 2012 - Obituary

January 29th

Irma Maria Chirillo

January 29, 2012

Irma Maria Chirillo, 84, of 501 Market St., Johnsonburg, died Saturday evening, Jan. 28, 2012 at DuBois Nursing home in DuBois following a brief illness.
She was born Jan. 19, 1928 in Colosimi Province of Cosenza, Italy, the daughter of the late Mario and Rosa Colosimi Pastore. On Oct. 4, 1949, in Motta Santa Lucia, Italy, she married Victor F. Chirillo, who survives.

January 27th

Joseph G. Kronenwetter

January 27, 2012

Joseph G. Kronenwetter, 92, of 617 Sunset Rd., St. Marys, died on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 at Pinecrest Manor following an illness of the past six months.
He was born Jan. 18, 1920 in St. Marys, son of the late George E. and Kathryn Grant Kronenwetter.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1940. He also took businesses courses at Penn State. He was a retired employee of Stackpole Carbon Co., retiring in 1983 with over 40 years of service.

January 25th

Lillian Frances Dunn

January 25, 2012

Lillian Frances Dunn, 85, of 405 Willow St., Johnsonburg, died Tuesday evening, Jan. 24, 2012, at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a short illness.
She was born on Feb. 27, 1926, in Johnsonburg, daughter of Michael and Winifred Muroski Zelechoski. On Dec. 11, 1945, she married Russell F. Dunn; he died on Nov. 15, 2005.

January 24th

Eve Metelski

January 24, 2012

Our most loving and giving mother, Eve Metelski, 89, of Ridgway/Johnsonburg Road, died on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at the home of her daughters, surrounded by her cherished family.
Eve was born on March 31, 1922, to Barney and Josephine Kolinoski Piurkoski in Johnsonburg. Eve married the love of her life, Dorik Metelski Sr., on May 11, 1946, and together they began their life journey that lasted for 49 wonderful years.

January 23rd

Mary T. Stubber

January 23, 2012

Mary T. Stubber, 88, formerly of 180 Queens Rd., St. Marys, died on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 at the Sara A. Todd Nursing Home in Carlisle after living with Alzheimer's for many years.
She was born September 15, 1923 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Michael and Helena Biszak Ausserer.
On November 27, 1948 in St. Marys Church, she married the late John J. Stubber, Sr., who preceded her in death on October 20, 1988.

January 22nd

Joyce Ann Samick White

January 22, 2012

Joyce Ann Samick White, 73, of King & Queen Court House, died on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. 
Joyce was the youngest of five children of the late Leo and Agnes Samick of St. Marys. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Ralph White; two daughters, Marjorie White and her husband Matthew Koenig of Aydlett, N.C., and Susan Wass and her husband Barry of Gloucester, Va.; two grandchildren, Aaron and Karsyn Wass; a sister, Delores Frey and her husband Joe of St. Marys, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. 

Vincent F. “Jim” Varisano

January 22, 2012

Vincent F. “Jim” Varisano, 85, of 621 Dawson Street, Kane, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 at his residence.
Born Dec. 16, 1926, in Kane, he was a son of the late Peter and Angeline Ferraro Varisano.
Jim, a graduate of Kane High School Class of 1944, served in the U.S. Army during World War II, with service in Japan. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Kane, retiring in 1986 after 31 years of service. 

Lucille M. Silcosky

January 22, 2012

Lucille M. Silcosky, 87, of Silver Creek Terrace in St. Marys and formerly of 163 W. Center St., Johnsonburg, died on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born on Nov. 15, 1924, in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Walter J. and Grace Meise Winters.
She married William "Bill" Silcosky on Jan. 6, 1951 in St. John's Lutheran Church in Johnsonburg. He died on Nov. 17, 1998.

January 19th

Shirley M. Wolff

January 19, 2012

Shirley M. Wolff, 81, of 3727 Old State Rd., Daguscahonda, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center. 
She was born July 27, 1930 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Charles Gerber and Loreena Knowlton Demoizes.
On Jan. 20, 1948, she married the late Miles R. Wolff, who preceded her in death on Sept. 23, 1985.

January 18th

Betty L. Copello Wright

January 18, 2012

Betty L. Copello Wright, 87, formerly of 671 Washington Rd., St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 at the home of her daughter in Altus, Okla., where she had made her home for the past several years.
She was born Dec. 13, 1924 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Olive Tyler Johnson and Ernest Johnson.
She was married to the late George E. Copello, who preceded her in death in 1963.

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