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February 17th

Charles J. Polaski

February 17, 2013

Charles J. Polaski, 89, of Louisiana Lane, Johnsonburg, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at the Snyder Memorial Health Care Center, Marienville.
He was born Oct. 6, 1923 in Ridgway, son of the late Pete and Stella Polaski. On March 7, 1962 he married Karen Elmquist, who survives.
He lived all his life in Johnsonburg and worked at the Johnsonburg Paper Mill for more than 43 years. He was Catholic by faith and enjoyed walking and gardening. He was a hard worker and enjoyed helping others.

Lisa M. DeMay

February 17, 2013

Lisa M. DeMay, 44, of 229 Mill St., Johnsonburg, died Friday afternoon, Feb. 15, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.
She was born on July 12, 1968 in St. Marys, the daughter of Donald and Lucille Asti Haight.
She married David A. DeMay on Aug. 25, 1990 in Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg. He survives.

Susan “Susie” Walter Bernstein

February 17, 2013

Susan “Susie” Walter Bernstein, 55, a 25-year resident of Annapolis, Md., died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at her home after a 22-month battle with pancreatic cancer.
She was born on Feb. 28, 1957 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Irene and Martin Walter.

February 15th

Frank J. Milliard Jr.

February 16, 2013

Frank J. Milliard, Jr., 80, of 2488 Water Street Extension, Johnsonburg, died Friday morning, Feb. 15, 2013 at the Lutheran Home at Kane following a lengthy illness.
He was born Dec. 25, 1932 in Onondega, N.Y., son of the late Frank J. and Angeline Asti Milliard.
He married Joan Colosimo in 1957, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 8, 1988.
He resided in Johnsonburg since 1975 and had also lived in Riverside, Calif.

Nancy M. Dilullo

February 16, 2013

Nancy M. Dilullo, 89, of Dilullo Road in Penfield, died Thursday, February 14, 2013 at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
She was born Feb. 18, 1923 in Tyler, the daughter of the late Frank and Carmella (Costantino) Reo.
On June 8, 1943 she married Nicholas F. Dilullo Sr., and he preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 2008.
 Nancy was a homemaker and lived all her life in the Tyler and Penfield areas. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She enjoyed cooking and cleaning, taking pride in her home and taking care of her family.

Jerome J. Cavalline

February 16, 2013

Jerome J. Cavalline, 71, of 324 Ash St., St. Marys, died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at the Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born March 19, 1941 in Coal Hollow, son of the late Louis P. and Marie Malone Cavalline. On Sept. 26, 1986, in the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Wilcox, he married Julie A. Johnson, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1959. He was a former employee of the Stackpole Carbon Co., Speer Carbon, Elk Regional Health Center, and was also a former bus driver.

Dianna L. Blasik

February 16, 2013

Dianna L. Blasik, 56, of North Michael St., St. Marys, died suddenly at home on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.
She was born on Oct. 22, 1956 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Calvin and Dorothy (Whitsell) Merat.
On March 23, 1994 she married Robert J. Blasik, who survives.
She lived all her life in the Bennetts Valley and St. Marys areas. She was a homemaker and a very loving, considerate, thoughtful, and helpful wife, mother and grandmother.

February 14th

Ludwig L. Bon Jr.

February 14, 2013

Ludwig L. Bon Jr., 90, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 455 Wolfel Ave., St. Marys, died on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at the nursing home following a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 8, 1922 in St. Marys, son of the late Ludwig and Josephine Kolenc Bon Sr.
On June 23, 1951, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Dorothy M. Breindel, who survives.
Mr. Bon was a resident of St. Marys and also lived in Treasure Lake from 1980-2000. He was a retired member of the Local #354 Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union until he retired in 1988.

February 13th

Genevieve Ohlin

February 14, 2013

Genevieve Ohlin, 87, of Suwanee, Ga., died on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.
Born in Kersey, Genevieve was a loving homemaker and devout member of St. Benedict Catholic Church. She was also an avid reader who loved to play bridge.
She married Raymond Ohlin, her husband of 59 years, who preceded her in death

Constance L. (Connie) Eckert

February 14, 2013

Constance L. (Connie) Eckert, 78, died at her home in Galeton on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.
Connie was born in St. Marys in 1934 and graduated from St. Marys High School in 1953.
On February 12, 1955 in St. Marys, she married her loving husband of 58 years, Jerome Eckert, who survives.
She was very active in the Catholic Church and various charities, including the Special Olympics, and enjoyed sports and spending time with her family.

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