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December 22nd

Joseph V. Parana

December 22, 2013

Joseph V. Parana, 81, of 400 Rock St., Ridgway, died unexpectedly at his home on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.
He was born Jan. 22, 1932 in Johnsonburg, the son of the late Frank and Mary Raubenstrauch Parana.
He married Sara J. Ames, and she predeceased him on Oct. 15, 2012.
He attended Holy Rosary schools.
Mr. Parana was a lifelong member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Doris Kaye Carter O'Donnell

December 22, 2013

Doris Kaye Carter O'Donnell, 46, of 100 Higgins Rd., Kersey, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 at her home.
She was born June 28, 1967, in Ridgway, daughter of David and Janice Dallasen Carter.
On Nov. 12, 1988, in the St. Boniface Church, she married Sean P. O'Donnell, who preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 1994.
She was a lifelong resident of the area, a member of the St. Boniface Church, attended St. Boniface School, and graduated from St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1985. She was employed by Keystone Powder Metal Products in St. Marys.

Robert C. Beck Sr.

December 22, 2013

Robert C. Beck Sr., 71, of M. Pleasant Road, Penfield, died on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at the DuBois Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 13, 1942 in Gardner Hill, Weedville, son of the late John and Pauline (Thurston) Beck.
His loving wife of 51 years, Linda L. (Swartz) Beck survives.
He was raised in St. Marys and has lived in Penfield since 1962. He attended Gardner Hill Church, and loved hunting, fishing, and his camp on Gardner Hill.

Angeline Facchine

December 22, 2013

Angeline Facchine, 94, of a lifelong resident of Shawmut Road, Brockport, and currently a resident at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 surrounded by her
children at at Pinecrest Manor.
She was born Jan. 1, 1919 in Brandy Camp, daughter of Angelo and Louisa Mariucci Armanini.
July 12, 1947
She was the devoted wife of Joseph G. Facchine, who she married on July 12, 1947. He died Dec. 3, 1988.
She was a member at Holy Cross Church in Brandy Camp.
Angeline was a member of the Rosary Society and the Blue Army.

December 19th

Sister Josepha Meyer

December 19, 2013

Sister Josepha Meyer, 86, of Emmaus, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown.
Born in St. Marys, she was the daughter of the late Urban and Caroline (Weinzierl) Meyer. Sister Josepha entered the Benedictine Sisters in St. Marys in 1949. She taught in schools in the Diocese of Erie and served her Benedictine community in a variety of ways. She helped establish the Transfiguration Monastery in Emmaus, which later became a mission of Emmanuel Monastery in Lutherville, Md.

Teresa "Jutta Fodge" McRae

December 19, 2013

Teresa "Jutta Fodge" McRae died over the weekend as a result of injuries sustained from being struck by a vehicle while crossing the street in her hometown of Albuquerque, N.M.

Ralph A. Gasbarre

December 19, 2013

Ralph A. Gasbarre, 78, of 112 Cushing Ave., Johnsonburg, died Wednesday night, Dec. 18, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
He was born May 20, 1935 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Sabatino and Elizabeth Mangine Gasbarre.
On July 2, 1960 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, he married Mary Bliss and she survives.
A lifelong Johnsonburg resident, he attended Johnsonburg public schools, and was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg.

Paul J. Bauer

December 19, 2013

Paul J. Bauer, 77, of 145 Larch Rd., St. Marys, died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys, on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 following a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 11, 1936 in St. Marys, a son of the late Joseph B. and Regina Mattmiller Bauer.
On June 29, 1963 in St. Marys Church, he married Eleanore "Ellie" Herbstritt Bauer, who survives. 
They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary over the summer.

Mary J. (Krug) Schlimm

December 19, 2013

Mary J. (Krug) Schlimm, 76, of 480 Dippold Ave., St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 at her home unexpectedly.
She was born Jan. 15, 1937 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Edward and Clara Hasselman Krug.
On June 28, 1958, in the Queen of the World Church, she married Harrison Schlimm and he survives.
Mary was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1955. She was a retired employee of the St. Marys Area School District where she had worked for over 30 years.

John E. "Ed" Neureiter

December 19, 2013

John E. "Ed" Neureiter, 87, of 439 Main St., Kersey, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 at the Pinecrest Manor after a lengthy illness.
He was born July 12, 1926 in Kersey, son of the late Raymond and Bertha Gahr Neureiter.
On May 23, 1953, in the St. Marys Church, he married Maudie Brennan who survives.

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