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November 22nd

Karen G. Spence

November 22, 2013

Karen G. Spence, 56, of Pine Township, died Nov. 14, 2013.
Karen was an all around volunteer at St. Alexis where she ran the Certificate Program, coordinated the festival games, was a homeroom mother, helped with Girl Scouts, vacation bible camp, Junior Achievement, book fair, flea market, cafeteria and playground supervisor.
She enjoyed vacationing and exploring the western national parks with her family and spending time with her kids, traveling, photography and gardening. She will be greatly missed.

Thomas A. Reed

November 22, 2013

Thomas A. Reed, 60, a longtime resident of St. Marys, died Wednesday evening, Nov. 20, 2013 at The Lutheran Home at Kane, where he had more recently resided.
Born June 30, 1953 in St. Marys, he was the son of John Z. and Angela C. Herzing Reed.
Although mentally disabled, he graduated from St. Marys High School.
He is survived by a niece, Ellen Reed of Horseheads, N.Y.; a nephew, Jason Reed of Penn Yan, N.Y.; and a sister-in-law, Emily Reed of Horseheads.  Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

November 21st

Freda M. Frank Dunworth

November 22, 2013

Freda M. Frank Dunworth, 96, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, formerly of 329 Mill St., Johnsonburg, died Thursday morning, Nov. 21, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born Aug. 28, 1917 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late William and Mattie Falkenberg Frank.
She married Harold Dunworth on May 8, 1935 in Mayville, N.Y. He died April 6, 1976.

November 20th

George R. Zamboldi

November 20, 2013

George R. Zamboldi, 84, of Linden, Mich., died November 19, 2013.
He was born April 20, 1929 in New Bethlehem, the son of the late Joseph and Angelina (Berti) Zamboldi.
He was educated at the St. Marys schools and attended Duquesne University on a football scholarship. He proudly served his country in the army during the Korean conflict, in counter intelligence. He was employed for many years at Airco Speer Carbon Company in St. Marys, and then started his own manufacturers rep company.

Vincent J. “Potato” Olewnik

November 20, 2013

Vincent J. “Potato” Olewnik, 82, Chestnut Avenue, Force, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 at the DuBois Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 28, 1931 in Force, son of the late Stanley and Mary (Visneski) Olewnik. On April 27, 1957 in St. Joseph's Church, DuBois, he married Germaine (Zukauskas), she survives.

Pauline M. “Polly” Fox

November 20, 2013

Pauline M. “Polly” Fox, 67, of 802 Washington St., St. Marys, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at her home.
She was born Sept. 2, 1946 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Paul and Margie Wicks Herzing.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School. She was a former employee of Quality Components.
On July 12, 1969, in St. Leo’s Church, she married Dennis T. “Denny” Fox, who preceded her in death on Oct. 18, 2009.
Mrs. Fox was a member of the St. Mary’s Church. She enjoyed her family, grandchildren, and her dog, Marley.

Gloria Katherine Donovan

November 20, 2013

Gloria Katherine Donovan, 87, of St. Marys, formerly of Ridgway and Smethport, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys. 
She was born Sept. 22, 1926 in Shamokin, a daughter of Elvin W. and B. Katherine Wilson Long. On June 20, 1947, in Williamsport, she married James Edward Donovan who died Aug. 17, 1998.
Mrs. Donovan was a graduate of Williamsport High School and attended Lock Haven State Teacher’s College. She was employed as the food services director at the Ridgway High School for 20 years, retiring in 1988.

November 19th

Lawrence J. “Larry” Scull

November 19, 2013

Lawrence J. “Larry” Scull, 75, of Pine Street, Force, died early Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 at home after a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 7, 1938 in St. Marys, son of the late Lawrence J. and Nellie (Bruni) Scull Sr.
A graduate of Bennetts Valley High School, he served in the Army from 1960-1963, including two years in Germany. He retired from PennDOT after 30 years.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bennetts Valley American Legion, and enjoyed playing baseball in his younger years. He lived all his life in Bennetts Valley.

November 18th

Pearl M. Rudolph

November 19, 2013

Pearl M. Rudolph, 81, of 207 Hill St., Johnsonburg, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois after a brief illness.
She was born April 7, 1932 in Syracuse, N,Y., daughter of the late Salvatori Luigi and Nazarena Tassone Candeloro.
She was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School.
On Jan. 20, 1967 in Wilcox, she married Ellsworth Rudolph, who preceded her in death in 2010.
She is survived by a son, Charles E. Rudolph at home; and a sister, Dora Candeloro Meyer and her husband Ernie of Chandler, Ariz.

David Brian Collins

November 19, 2013

David Brian Collins, 80, died peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 with his wife, Pamela, and daughter, Kate, by his side.
He was born in the Midlands of England on Jan. 10, 1933, the son of the late David and Fanny (Flavell) Collins.

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