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April 8th

Donna Rae McGill

April 8, 2013

Donna Rae McGill, 68, of Willow Street, Johnsonburg, died early Monday, April 8, 2013 at home following a lengthy illness.
She was born Jan. 3, 1945 in Ridgway daughter of the late Raymond and Florence (Rosetto) Blashock. She married James McGill on June 25, 1967, he survives.

April 7th

Monsignor John B. Hagerty

April 7, 2013

Monsignor John B. Hagerty, well known, well respected and a highly esteemed priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie, died early Saturday morning, April 6, 2013 at Saint Mary Home at Asbury Ridge, Erie.
Monsignor Hagerty was born in Erie on January 1, 1930, the son of the late Bert and Olive Thompson Hagerty.

Pamela Leathers Bogan

April 7, 2013

Pamela Leathers Bogan, 59, died unexpectedly at her home in Pittsburgh on Saturday, March 16, 2013.
A daughter of the late Armand and Viola Thomas Leathers, she was a graduate of Ridgway Area High School and recently an employee of Allied Barton Security Services at Point Park College.
She is survived by a sister, Doretta Leathers, of Blairsville; an aunt and uncle, Dr. and Mrs. John Leathers of State College; and by numerous cousins.
She will be sadly missed by family and friends.

Louis L. Gerhart

April 7, 2013

Louis L. Gerhart, 87, of Folino Drive, Wilcox, died Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness.
He was born December 18, 1925 in Kane, son of the late Louis L. and Sarah (Heasley) Gerhart, Sr.
On January 28, 1950 he married Elizabeth J. “Betty” Raubenstrauch, and she survives.
Born and raised in Kane, he lived in Johnsonburg from 1950-54, the DuBois area from 1954-97 and has been a Wilcox resident since 1997. He was a graduate of Kane High School.

April 5th

Dolores Louise Michelini Dillman

April 5, 2013

Dolores Louise Michelini Dillman, 81, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday April 3, 2013, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.
She was born June 12, 1931, in Force, a daughter of Guido and Tosca Cenni Michelini.
Dolores was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in North Huntingdon. She was a member of their Christian Mothers, funeral choir and Catholic Daughters of America. She was also a member of the Irwin Garden Club and volunteered at the Norwin Public Library.

April 4th

Rose A. Garbic

April 4, 2013

Rose A. Garbic, 97, of 112 Catalina Road, and formerly of 304 Depot Street, St. Marys, died on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center, following a short illness.
She was born November 22, 1915 in Brooklyn, New York a daughter of the late Ottavio and Carmela Trio Cornelio.
On June 20, 1942 in Sacred Heart Church, she married the late George M. Garbic, who preceded her in death on April 7, 1993.

Violet E. Breakey

April 4, 2013

Violet E. Breakey, 86, of Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys died on Wednesday evening, April 3, 2013 at Elk Haven following a lengthy illness.
She was born on October 19, 1915 in Ridgway to Swedish immigrants Otto and Lilly Larson Magnuson.
She married Donald M. Breakey in September of 1956. He died in 1965.

April 3rd

Elizabeth J. "Bette" Gregory

April 3, 2013

Elizabeth J. "Bette" Gregory, 81, a recent resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home, and formerly of Elk Towers, St. Marys, died on Wednesday, April 3, 2013.
She was born January 18, 1932 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Joseph and Emma Friedl Grande.

Harold L. Meyer

April 3, 2013

Harold L. Meyer, 79, of 1186 Monroe Road, St. Marys, died on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
He was born May 15, 1933 in St. Marys, a son of the late LeRoy and Agnes Glatt Meyer.
On May 3, 1970 in Emporium, he married the late Grace Breindel Meyer, who preceded him in death on June 3, 2010.

Nellie H. Nitsche

April 3, 2013

Nellie H. Nitsche, 97, of the Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, and formerly of Wilcox, died Wednesday afternoon, April 3, 2012, at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
She was born October 15, 1915 in Brookston, daughter of the late Thomas and Josephine Szaidek Wantuck.
On November 23, 1938 in Holy Cross Church, Rasselas she married Frank J. Nitsche, and he preceded her in death July 16, 2003.
She resided in Wilcox most of her life. She had lived at Silver Creek Terrace for five years.

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