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Archive - 2012 - Obituary

November 7th

Edward H. Wilhelm

November 8, 2012

Edward H. Wilhelm, 87, of 1169 Windfall Road, St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at Select Specialty Hospital in Erie following a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 19, 1926 in St. Marys, a son of the late Edward J. and Anna Breindel Wilhelm.
On Sept. 8, 1951 in Force, he married the late Frances "Babe" Canton Wilhelm, who preceded him in death on March 27, 2011.

Frederick J. Moore

November 8, 2012

Frederick J. Moore, 76, of 108 Madison Ave., Ridgway, died, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012.
He was born April 4, 1936, in Emporium, the son of the late Jay P. and Lula N. Chandler Moore. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Louise Shadd Moore.
Mr. Moore had been a Ridgway resident for 35 years and served in the U.S. Air Force in both the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War.
Mr. Moore had been employed at Country Fair, Erich Trucking, Pinecrest Manor, and Industrial Steel and Pipe. He enjoyed reading, fishing, and talking with his many friends.

Jeanne B. Lockwood

November 8, 2012

Jeanne B. Lockwood, 61, of Horatio St. Ext., Punxsutawney, died on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at the Punxsutawney Hospital following a lengthy illness.
She was born Feb. 12, 1951 in Ridgway, a daughter of the late Dillas and Kathryn Coffman Lockwood.
Jeanne was a graduate of Ridgway High School, Class of 1969. 
She was a former employee of St. Marys Carbon Company.

November 6th

David Thomas Mosier

November 6, 2012

David Thomas Mosier, 46, of Stormstown and formerly of Kersey and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, died unexpectedly Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012.
Born April 9, 1966, in Kersey, he was the son of William L. and Elizabeth A. McMackin Mosier. He married Laura Hargrove on Aug. 18, 1990 in State College, and she survives.

November 5th

Harold A. Bundy

November 6, 2012

Harold A. Bundy, 84, of Beechtree Lane in Reynoldsville, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. He died at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian.
Born on June 9, 1928 in DuBois, he was the son of the late Raymond E. and Roxie P. (Spicher) Bundy. On Jan. 3, 1948, he married Betty B. (Shaffer) Bundy, who survives.
He had worked for 10 years at Troutman’s Department Store. He also was an over-the-road truck driver for Riverside Markets for over 30 years.

Ralph E. “Yo” LaVelle

November 5, 2012

Ralph E. “Yo” LaVelle, 77, of 415 North St. Marys St., died Sunday evening, Nov. 4, 2012, at the Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness. A dedicated family man, proud veteran and member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe, Yo passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family.

Carol A. Dornish

November 5, 2012

Carol A. Dornish, 75, of 72 Erie Ave., St. Marys, and formerly of Poplar Road, died Monday morning, Nov. 5, 2012, at her residence after a brief illness.
She was born Oct. 16, 1937 in St. Marys, daughter of the late George C. and Avis L. Peckham Goodreau. On Feb. 7, 1959 in the Queen of the World Church, she married Charles T. Dornish, who preceded her in death in 1989.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. She was a former employee of Stackpole, with 24 years of service and had also worked at Flannigan’s, the Elk Casino and the Elks Club.

November 4th

Monica G. Defranco

November 4, 2012

Monica G. Defranco, 89, of 207 Grandview Rd., St. Marys, died Friday evening, Nov. 2, 2012, at the Pinecrest Manor.
She was born Dec. 1, 1922 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Ambrose and Mae Kerner Bauer. On June 28, 1948 in the St. Mary’s Church, she married Fred T. Defranco, who survives.
Mrs. Defranco was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1940. She was a former employee of Sylvania and a member of the Queen of the World Church.

November 2nd

Shelley L. Robuck

November 2, 2012

Shelley L. Robuck, 56, of 510 Third Ave., Johnsonburg, died on Friday morning, Nov. 2, 2012 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie following a lengthy illness.
She was born on Dec. 13, 1955 in Kane, daughter of the late Richard and Shirley Polinski Disque.
She married David E. Robuck on June 15, 1974 in the Wilcox Lutheran Church. He survives.
Shelley resided in Johnsonburg since her marriage. She graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1974 and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Johnsonburg.

Gail F. (Facchine) Forbes

November 2, 2012

Gail F. (Facchine) Forbes, 65, of Greensburg, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 at home.
She was born on Aug. 6, 1947 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Guido and Mary Wurm Facchine.
Gail was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School and Seton Hill College. She received her Masters in Teaching at the University of Pittsburgh. She taught fourth grade and was the Instructional Support teacher at Mt. View School in Latrobe prior to retiring in 2004.

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