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June 23rd

David L. Heigel

June 23, 2013

David L. Heigel, 79, of 235 Glasshurst Road, Brockport, died Saturday, June 22, 2013 at his residence.
He was born June 25, 1933, in Kersey, son of the late John and Dagney Hedberg Heigel.
He was a lifelong resident of the area, having lived in Bennetts Valley until 2003.
He was a graduate of Weedville High School, Class of 1951, and was a retired employee of Airco Speer, retiring in 1994 after 30 years of service.
On September 24, 1971 in the First Lutheran Church in Ridgway, he married Jeanne F. Frey, and she preceded him in death on November 6, 2005.

June 19th

Lana Elizabeth Reed

June 19, 2013

Lana Elizabeth Reed went to be one of God's little angels on Tuesday, June 18, 2013.
She was born May 17, 2012, the beloved daughter of Kristy (Urban) and Steve J. Reed Jr.
A happy baby, she was loved by everyone who met her.

Walter L. Cheatle

June 19, 2013

Walter L. Cheatle, 90, of 140 Sara Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at the Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born June 2, 1923 in Youngstown, Ohio, son of the late Edward and Lillian Davis Cheatle.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys High School. He was a former employee of the Keystone Carbon Company and retired from Sylvania in 1981.
On June 17, 1944 in the St. Mary’s Monastery, he married Adeline G. Groll, who survives.
Mr. Cheatle was a member of the Queen of the World Church and was a veteran of WWII having served in the Army.

June 18th

Francis “Chip” McClure

June 18, 2013

Francis “Chip” McClure, 87, of Penfield, died Monday, June 17, 2013 at the Holy Spirit Hospital of Camp Hill.
He was born November 30, 1925 in Orviston, son of the late Clair Charles and Mabel (Beers) McClure.
He married Gladys (Woodward) McClure and she preceded him in death on July 30, 1996.
Raised in West Decatur, he lived 30 years in Derrick City, 25 years in Penfield, and the past two years in Mechanicsburg.

Eugenia K. "Jean" Ladouceur

June 18, 2013

Eugenia K. "Jean" Ladouceur, 86, of 31 Mark St., St. Marys, died on Monday, June 17, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center following a short illness.
She was born on Sept. 6, 1926, a daughter of the late Henry and Josephine Hoehn Meyer.
On Sept. 19, 1949 in St. Mary's Church, she married the late Leo Ladouceur, who preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 1973.

Magdalene B. Hacherl

June 18, 2013

Magdalene B. Hacherl, 100, of 523 Vine St., St. Marys, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 25, 1912, in St. Marys, daughter of the late George B. and Barbara Krellner Herzing. In September of 1933, she married Herbert E. Hacherl in the St. Mary's Church and he preceded her in death on May 8, 2001.

Bernadette E. Bobenrieth

June 18, 2013

Bernadette E. Bobenrieth, 77, of Southampton, died on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at the Chandler Hall Hospice in Newtown.
Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Wilhelmina Trotter Schwoyer.
Mrs. Bobenrieth was a retired employee of DA Tech Corp. of Ivyland. She was a Communicant of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Southampton.
She was the beloved wife of Robert J. Bobenrieth for nine years before his death in 1967.

June 16th

David A. Burns

June 16, 2013

David A. Burns, 66, of Lovers Lane, Kersey, died on Friday, June 14, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness.
He was born April 22, 1947 in DuBois, son of the late Russell I. and Mary Anderson Burns.
He graduated from DuBois High School in 1965 and was a graduate of Penn State University.
He had lived in the area since 1971 and was a former employee of the Stackpole Carbon Co. where we worked as a mechanical engineer.
Mr. Burns was a member of the Kersey Eagles, the American Legion Post #511 and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

Clara A. Fox

June 16, 2013

Clara A. Fox, 89, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 505 Nicklas Rd., St. Marys, died Friday, June 14, 2013 at Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 27, 1923 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Sylvester and Elizabeth Auman Wilhelm. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1942.
On March 1, 1949, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married George R. "Bob" Fox and he preceded her in death in 1983.

Ronald T. (Ted) Cassels

June 16, 2013

Ronald T. (Ted) Cassels, 70, of 16678 Boot Jack Rd., Ridgway died Saturday, June 15, 2013 at DuBois Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was born February 9, 1943 in Spring Run, Jay Township, son of the late William L. and Mildred A. (Wheeler) Cassels.
He had resided in Ridgway and was a former Spring Run resident. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and rides in the woods. He was an organ donor who wanted to help others. He had been employed by Pepsi, Powdered Metals, Exotic Metals, and IPM.

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