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January 20th, 2014

Leslie E. Stilwell

January 20, 2014

Leslie E. Stilwell, 83, of 110 South St., Ridgway, died Monday morning, Jan. 20, 2014 at the Butler Memorial Hospital in Butler following a lengthy illness.
He was born June 22, 1930 in Roulette, son of the late George Leslie and Minnie (Carr) Stilwell.
He married Mary Eleanor DeVoge on Jan. 21, 1956, and she survives.

Jean M. Nero

January 20, 2014

Jean M. Nero, 84, of West Oilwell Street, St. Marys, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
She was born on May 14, 1929 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Clarence and Margaret Stauffer Schauer.
On Nov. 23, 1950, in St. Marys Church, she married Ray Nero, who survives.

Emma Louise Marshall Ginther

January 20, 2014

Emma Louise Marshall Ginther, 85, died peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Jan. 16, 2014 in Pinellas Park, Fla.
Emma was born on May 21, 1928, and grew up in Emporium, where she graduated as salutatorian of her high school class in 1946.  
She trained to become a registered nurse at Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia and later earned a BA in nursing administration from St. Joseph's College in Standish, Maine. She also lived in St. Marys, DuBois, Shippensburg and most recently at Green Ridge Village, a Presbyterian retirement community in Newville.

Pauline Cicuzza

January 20, 2014

Pauline Cicuzza, 87, of Shawmut Avenue, Johnsonburg, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at the Elk Regional Health Center following a short illness.
She was born Dec. 20, 1926 in Shawmut, daughter of the late Frederick and Flora (Minnick) Fischer.
On Nov. 10, 1946, she married Clement A. "Dubb" Cicuzza, he preceded her in death on May 18, 2006.
She was a homemaker, member of St. John Lutheran Church, Johnsonburg Senior Center, and was known for her frequent walks around the area for exercise.
Born and raised in Shawmut, she lived most of her life in Johnsonburg.

Dolores F. "Dolly" Bauer

January 20, 2014

Dolores F. "Dolly" Bauer, 80, of 1035 S. Michael Rd., St. Marys died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Pinecrest Manor following a short illness.
She was born Jan. 22, 1933 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Urban and Mary Wehler Feiley. On Oct. 15, 1955, in St. Marys Church, she married George Bauer, who survives.
Dolly was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of Queen of the World Church. She was a graduate of SMAHS and retired from the former PennBank after more than 20 years of service. She enjoyed quilting and spending time with her family.

January 19th

Francis M. Johnson

January 19, 2014

Francis M. Johnson, 67, of 641 South Settlement Rd., Kane, died Saturday morning, Jan. 18, 2014 at her residence following a long illness.
Born Aug. 30, 1946 in St. Marys, she was the daughter of Robert M. and Anna Mae Hasselman Pelgrin. On Jan. 1, 1976 in Kane, she married Gary D. Johnson, who survives.
Francis was a teller at First National Bank in St. Marys for several years, then in a supervisory position at First National Bank in Erie. Later, she worked at Stackpole in Kane, from which she retired in 1985.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Kane.

John P. Gutowski Jr.

January 19, 2014

John P. Gutowski Jr., 73, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.
He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Kathleen; daughters Kirsten Gutowski, Kara (Kevin) Gladstone and Kyle Gutowski; a grandson, Casey, and one grandchild on the way; brothers and sisters Dave (Mary Jo), Mike (Cathy), Veronica (John) Sterbank, Mary (Ron) Carbonara; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass for John P. Gutowski Jr. will be held today at 9:30 a.m. at St. Pius Tenth Church, 3000 Chili Ave., Rochester, N.Y.
Interment will follow at St. Pius Cemetery.

January 17th

Gloria M. “Toot” Mulcahy

January 17, 2014

Gloria M. “Toot” Mulcahy, 87, of Orlando, Fla., and formerly of St. Marys, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 in Orlando.
She was born June 5, 1926 in Weedville, daughter of the late John and Louise (Crocco) Azzato. She attended Bennetts Valley Schools and was a lifelong resident of the area until 10 years ago when she moved to Orlando with her son Dale.
On Nov. 17, 1951, in the St. Joseph’s Church in Force, she married Allan E. Mulcahy, who preceded her in death on Nov. 15, 2000.

January 15th

Dr. Mark Mraz

January 15, 2014

Dr. Mark Mraz, 62, of Slippery Rock Borough, Butler County, died at his residence on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 at 11:15 p.m. 
He was born in Kittanning, Armstrong County, to Mike Mraz and Lena Trombetta Mraz. 
He married Sue Ginther of St. Marys on Aug. 9, 1975.

January 13th

Vernon R. Kear

January 13, 2014

Vernon R. Kear, 75, of Poplar Road, Weedville died Sunday, Jan. 12 at DuBois Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was born July 21, 1938 in Weedville, son of George and Beatrice Champion Kear Sr. He lived in New Hampshire for 40 years and returned to the Valley in 1999.
In 1958 he married Jeanette Lafleur who survives.

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