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July 12th, 2012

Vaughn C. Erich

July 12, 2012

Vaughn C. Erich, 63, of 601 Brandycamp Road, Kersey, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born Jan. 1, 1949 in St. Marys, a son of the late LeRoy "Curley" and Helen "Honey" Geitner Erich.
Vaughn was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from SMAHS, class of 1968. He had been employed at SGL Carbon for more than 40 years. He was a car enthusiast and enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and riding his 4-wheeler. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his nieces and nephews.

July 11th

Martha (Marty) Thomas Ryan

July 11, 2012

Martha (Marty) Thomas Ryan, 87, of East Second Street, Emporium, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born July 13, 1924 on Whittimore Hill, just outside of Emporium, the fourth youngest of 12 children of the late Jackson and Clara Thomas.
On May 24, 1947 in Emporium, she married Joseph G. Ryan Jr., who died June 5, 1988.
She was a graduate of Emporium High School and was a veteran of WWII, having served as a Paymaster Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Marjorie Elaine Rhines Zimmerman

July 11, 2012

Marjorie Elaine Rhines Zimmerman, 86, formerly of 67 Luray Drive, Ridgway, experienced her final homecoming on Saturday, July 7, 2012.
She was born in Hallton, June 6, 1926, the daughter of Jay R. Rhines and Mary Lapham Rhines Hutchins. She married Robert LaRue Zimmerman on Sept. 11, 1948, in Ridgway. He predeceased her March 25, 2005.
She enjoyed reading, especially her Bible, music and spending time with family and friends.

July 10th

Leander C. Meyer

July 10, 2012

Leander C. Meyer, 75, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, St. Marys, and formerly of 871 Vine Rd., St. Marys, died Tuesday morning, July 10, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born Nov. 16, 1936 in St. Marys, son of the late James and Regina Young Meyer.
On Nov. 14, 1959, in the Queen of the World Church, he married Margaret “Margie” Koch, who preceded him in death on March 3, 2009.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1955. He was a retired employee of the Keystone Carbon Company.

July 9th

Marjorie Elaine Rhines Zimmerman

July 9, 2012

Marjorie Elaine Rhines Zimmerman, 86, formerly of 67 Luray Drive, Ridgway, died on Saturday, July 7, 2012.
She was born in Hallton, June 6, 1926, the daughter of Jay R. Rhines and Mary Lapham Rhines Hutchins. She married Robert LaRue Zimmerman on Sept. 11, 1948, in Ridgway. He predeceased her March 25, 2005.
She enjoyed reading, especially her Bible, music and spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by two sons, Robert LaRue Zimmerman II of Brockway and Kirk Alan Jay Zimmerman of St. Marys; and by a grandson, Matthew Kirk Zimmerman of St. Marys.

July 8th

James Patrick Leslie

July 8, 2012

James Patrick Leslie, 50, of Ridgway, died after a courageous fight on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at UPMC Pittsburgh.
He was born Oct. 26, 1961 in Greenville, son of the late John C. Leslie and Patricia J. Benton.

John W. "Jack" Hrusth

July 8, 2012

John W. "Jack" Hrusth, 65, of 652 Byrnedale Rd., Weedville, died Friday evening, July 6, 2012 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born May 17, 1947 in St. Marys, son of the late John D. and Mary Jane Lipsey Hrusth.
On Sept. 8, 1984 in the Virgin Islands, he married Dianne M. Wonderly, who survives.
He was a lifelong reside of the area and was a graduate of the St. Marys Area High School. He was formerly employed by the Metal Product Co. as a tool and die maker.

George "Butch" Hansen Sr.

July 8, 2012

George "Butch" Hansen Sr., 62, of Shawmut Road, Brockport, died Friday, July 6, 2012 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born March 23, 1950, in Sharon, Conn., son of the late Fredrick and Dorothy Amelia Ostrander Hansen. On Dec. 18, 1976, he married Patricia Judge, who survives.

July 6th

Betty L. Scrimshaw

July 6, 2012

Betty L. Scrimshaw, 80, of 1056 Theresia Street Apt A., St. Marys, died on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
She was born on Dec. 31, 1931 in Philadelphia, a daughter of the late Hartson and Beatrice Kilduff Watson.
She was married to the late Robert Johnson and the late Wayne Scrimshaw.
Mrs. Scrimshaw attended the Emporium Free Methodist Church.  She enjoyed gardening, sewing and spending time with her family. 

Frances K. Dragovich

July 6, 2012

Frances K. Dragovich, 91, of Apple Street, Weedville, died on July 3, 2012 in Wellsboro.
Born on Dec. 27, 1920 in Weedville, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Pearl (Fraizer) Robinson of Weedville.
Frances was a homemaker and during WWII she worked in Emporium at the Sylvania plant where she met her husband Nick, who was in the Hunts Run CCC Camp in Emporium.

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