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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.

Rose Rippy

April 11, 2013

Rose Rippy, 86, of 1513 Thorpe Street, New Castle, formerly of 420 Fourth Ave., Johnsonburg, died Wednesday evening, April 10, 2013, at the residence of her daughter, Mary Ann Wright, following a lengthy illness.
She was born January 1, 1927 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Feldbauer Uhl.
On July 2, 1949 she married Francis J. "Jude" Rippy, and he preceded her in death December 27, 1995.

April 10th

Agnes M. Calla

April 10, 2013

Agnes M. Calla, 95, of 230 Beech Street, Johnsonburg, died Tuesday evening, April 9, 2013 at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born October 10, 1917 in Rasselas, daughter of the late Peter and Leona Markert Myers.
On June 8, 1943 she married Ferdinand "Fred" Calla, and he preceded her in death May 11, 1999.
Formerly of Rasselas, she resided in Johnsonburg most of her life. She graduated from Wilcox High School and was a member of Holy Rosary Church. She had worked at Stackpole Carbon Co. and the Ridgway Hospital.

Sharon L. Keith

April 10, 2013

Sharon L. Keith, 46, of 139 Commons Lane, Ridgway, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, following a short illness.
She was born March 7, 1967 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Frederick "Fred" and Carol McCauley Redmond.
She resided in Ridgway most of her life, and was formerly of Johnsonburg and Brockway.
She graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1986. She was a member of Holy Rosary Church. She was employed by The Hut Restaurant in Brockway for 10 years.

April 9th

Bonita R. Zelt

April 9, 2013

Bonita R. Zelt, 91, of 361 Kaul Avenue, St. Marys, died Monday, April 8, 2013, at her home.
She was born August 23, 1921 in Ramseytown, daughter of the late James W. and Dora DeSmith Fleming. On October 12, 1961 in the Queen of the World Church, she married Joseph O. Zelt, who preceded her in death on November 13, 1998.

James G. Kosick

April 9, 2013

James G. Kosick, 64, of 25926 Lake City Road, Ridgway, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning April 9, 2013 at his residence.
He was born July 2, 1948 in St. Marys, son of Betty J. (Sullivan) Kosick and the late Joseph J. Kosick.
He married Donna M. Skok on April 1, 2005. She survives.
Mr. Kosick had lived in Ridgway all of his life and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church. He was a 1966 graduate of Ridgway High School. He had been employed by Lusko Plating and was the owner/operator of JK Transport.

Joyce Gayle Holjencin

April 9, 2013

Joyce Gayle Holjencin, 70, formerly of Emporium, died Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Sena-Kean Manor in Smethport.
She was born May 13, 1942, in Crosscreek, the daughter of the late Everett and Ruth Orrick. 
On June 2, 1960, in Coalport, she married Thomas Holjencin, who preceded her in death on August 24, 2006.

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