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June 19th, 2014

Thomas S. Bianco

June 20, 2014

Thomas S. Bianco, 85, of Marlton, N.J., died Monday, June 9, 2014.
Born in 1929 in Johnsonburg, he was the son of the late Thomas and Anna Bianco. In 1958, he married Fran nee Ragone, who survives.
A former Johnsonburg resident, he was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1947, and was a well-accomplished player for the then Johnsonburg Shamrock football team.
Tom proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War with Patrol Bomber Squadron VP 34 and aboard the USS Coral Sea.

June 18th

Robert G. "Elvie" Hayes

June 18, 2014

Robert G. "Elvie" Hayes, 55, of 230 George St., St. Marys, died on Monday, June 16, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family following a hard fought battle with cancer.
He was born Oct. 12, 1958, a son of the late Gerald and Jane Spangler Hayes.
On Oct. 8, 1982 in Sacred Heart Church, he married Mary Nero Hayes, who survives.

Edwin L. Gray

June 18, 2014

Edwin L. Gray, 91, of Apple Street, Weedville, died Monday, June 16, 2014 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born March 26, 1923 in Clarington, son of the late Roy L. and Rose (Swaney) Gray.
On Aug. 12, 1951, he married Beverly J. (Wonderling) Gray; she survives.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1948-1949. He was a die setter for Keystone Carbon for 43 years having retired in 1988. He was a member of the American Legion Post #948 in Weedville for 50 years. He lived all his life in Bennetts Valley.

Ronald L. Austin

June 18, 2014

Ronald L. Austin, 69, of 1060 Theresia St., St. Marys, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Christ the King Manor.
He was born Sunday, Sept. 3, 1944, a son of the late Raymond and Doris Burr Austin.
Ron attended Jefferson High School in Jefferson, Ohio. He then attended Wilmington College. He served in the Marine Corp Reserve from 1965-1971. He enjoyed golfing and working, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandsons.

June 17th

Robert Woodring

June 17, 2014

Robert Woodring, 87, of Winslow Hill, Benezette, died Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Snyder Memorial Nursing Home.
He was born Aug. 5, 1926, son of the late Otto and Lola (Crane) Woodring.
All his brothers, except one, served in the military and have now all gone home.
He is survived by a sister, Frances Anderson; a son, Reverend Gary Lee Gerrard; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven brothers, Dick, Carl, Ralph, Calvin, Rexford Sr., Leslie and Floyd Arron Woodring; and one sister, Hazel VanVoorhis.

Warren M. Johnson

June 17, 2014

Warren M. Johnson, 89, of York, died Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Pleasant Acres in York. 
He was born in Grove City on May 14, 1925 and raised in Warren. He was the son of the late Eugene and Alma Christiansen Johnson. He was the husband of Marjorie (Young) Johnson for 64 years.
He was a graduate of Carnegie Institute of Technology, where he was a physics major, member of Carnegie’s Kiltie Band and the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.

Robert G. "Elvie" Hayes

June 17, 2014

Robert G. "Elvie" Hayes, 55, of 230 George St., St. Marys, died on Monday, June 16, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family following a hard fought battle with cancer.
He was born Oct. 12, 1958, a son of the late Gerald and Jane Spangler Hayes.
On Oct. 8, 1982 in Sacred Heart Church, he married Mary Nero Hayes, who survives.

June 16th

Peggy J. Thorwart

June 16, 2014

Peggy J. Thorwart, 85, of 203 Adams St., Ridgway, died Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys.
She was born Dec. 4, 1928, in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Robert and Ella Truschinger Brownlee. On July 6, 1946, she married Jack Thorwart. She retired as a supervisor from Alltel after 31 years service. She had also been employed for a number of years at Ferragine Spas and Pools. She was a graduate of Ridgway Area High School, Class of 1946.

June 15th

Wayne E. Cuneo Jr.

June 15, 2014

Wayne E. Cuneo Jr., 83, of Madison Street, Byrnedale, died Friday, June 13, 2014 at his brother's home in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 7, 1930 in St. Marys, son of the late Wayne E. and Mary (Keller) Cuneo Sr.
On Aug. 7, 1971, he married Dolores (DeCarli); she preceded him in death in September 2012.
A 1949 graduate of St. Marys High School, he worked with Stackpole Carbon Company from 1949 to 1990, and retired from Carbone of America in 1991.

June 13th

Richard A. Simchick

June 14, 2014

Richard A. Simchick, 70, of 1625 Bendigo Rd., Johnsonburg, died Thursday evening, June 12, 2014 at West Penn Hospital, Forbes Hospice, Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness.
He was born June 26, 1943 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Francis and Eleanor Przybylski Simchick.
On Jan. 29, 1966 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, he married Georgiana Cherry, who preceded him in death Jan. 23, 2013.
He resided in Johnsonburg all his life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1961.

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