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April 18th

Florence Rita Arigoni

April 18, 2013

Florence Rita Arigoni, 90, of 384 Main St., Kersey, died on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born January 27, 1923 in Kersey, daughter of the late Alois and Charlotte Benson Wildfire.
On July 29, 1949 in the St. Boniface Church, she married Henry J. Arigoni, who survives.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Kersey schools. She was a former employee of the St. Marys School District. She was a member of the St. Boniface Church, the Rosary Society and enjoyed sewing and crocheting.

April 16th

Jeannette Bauer Rynd 

April 16, 2013

Jeannette Bauer Rynd, 88, of Espyville, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at UPMC Horizon in Greenville. 
Born in North Shenango Township on May 22, 1924, she was the daughter of Herman and Leta Linn Bauer. 
She married Charles E. Rynd Sr. on September 23, 1944, and he preceded her in death on May 5, 2002.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Andover, Ohio with the practice of the profession of her Christian faith a life-long personal effort. She was employed from 1970 through 1987 as a medical bookkeeper. She enjoyed fishing, crocheting, story writing and baking.

Mary E. Harlan

April 16, 2013

Mary E. Harlan, 91, a 20-year Sierra Vista resident, died on March 17, 2013 at Golden Oaks Ranch.
She was born June 11, 1921 in St. Marys.
She graduated high school in 1938.
On July 11, 1942 she married Thomas T. Harlan, and he preceded her in death.
She followed her Army husband for 32 1/2 years and they moved to Sierra Vista in 1993. She was a wonderful Army wife, mother, and grandmother.

April 15th

Anthony “Tony” D. Georgino

April 15, 2013

Anthony “Tony” D. Georgino, 65, of DuBois, and formerly of Tyler, died Monday, April 15, 2013 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
Born on February 25, 1948 in DuBois, he was the son of the late Patsy and Jennie (Guido) Georgino.
He graduated from DuBois Area High School and attended Kiski Prep and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He was one of the former owners of Georgino Industrial Supply, where he worked all of his life.

Keith L. Hadfield

April 15, 2013

Keith L. Hadfield, 50, of 113 Welsh Street, Kane, died suddenly on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
Born November 8, 1962, in Kane, he was a son of Marilyn Geer Hadfield and the late Keith Hadfield. 
On December 14, 1990, in Kane, he married Lanette Paul, who survives.
He was employed at Graftech and prior to that had worked for the Local 603 and Osram-Sylvania. He had served in the U.S. Marines, attaining the rank of Corporal.

Rose Marie Smith

April 15, 2013

Rose Marie Smith, 90, died Monday, April 15, 2013, five days short of her 91st birthday, at her home near Renovo.
She was born April 20, 1922, the youngest child of the late Jacob Kingsley and Emma (Smyers) Beck on Gardner Hill, Weedville.
She married Leonard J. Smith August 23, 1948; he preceded her in dead in October, 1990.
She lived most of her life on Gardner Hill in Weedville and also lived in Emporium, Warren, DuBois, Gettysburg, Emlenton, Milroy and the last five years in Renovo. She graduated from the Jay Township High School in 1940.

April 14th

Robert “Poopsy” Peters

April 14, 2013

Robert “Poopsy” Peters, 74, Mercer Street, Wilcox, died at home on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, after a short illness.
He was born May 17, 1938 in St. Marys, the son of the late George and Helen (McAlee) Peters.
He married Margaret "Maggie" (Zelt) and she preceded him in death in 2006.
He lived in Johnsonburg most of his life and was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School. He worked with the Johnsonburg Borough for 28 years and was a member of Holy Rosary Church and Central Hose Company. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Gregory L. Chicola

April 14, 2013

Gregory L. Chicola, 58, of 739 Brandy Camp Road, Kersey, died Saturday, April 13, 2013, at his residence as a result of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).
He was born February 27, 1955 in Clearfield, son of the late Steve and Marian Rachocki Chicola.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School. He was a former employee of Industrial Steel.
Mr. Chicola served in the Army Reserves, enjoyed westerns, road hunting, cooking, swimming, enjoyed his guns and repairing guns and cars, woodworking, loved his dog Rascal, and enjoyed being with his family.

James Earl Bennett

April 14, 2013

James Earl Bennett, 78, of Ridgway, died Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Hamot Medical Center in Erie.
He was born August 7, 1934 in Punxsutawney, a son of the late James Robert and Ella Grace (McQuown) Bennett.
On June 15, 1957 he married the former Diane Dunmire, and she survives.
Mr. Bennett worked at Airco Carbon in St. Marys and Punxsutawney. He served in the United States Army after the Korean Conflict. He loved the outdoors, fishing, camping.

April 11th

Frances M. "Mabel" Weichman

April 11, 2013

Frances M. "Mabel" Weichman, 88, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 929 Windfall Road, St. Marys, died peacefully on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born October 4, 1924 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Bernard and Mabel Rippy Fritz.
On February 12, 1942 in St. Mary's Church, she married the late Francis J. Weichman, who preceded her in death on October 25, 1982.

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