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February 20th, 2012

Donald L. "Slim" Cribbs

February 21, 2012

Donald L. "Slim" Cribbs, 77, of 1400 Million Dollar Highway, Kersey, died on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at his home.
He was born February 13, 1935 in Fox Township, a son of the late Thomas Cribbs and Rachel Bilodeau Cribbs Reichard. On July 21, 1962 in St. Boniface Church, he married Donna Resch Cribbs, who survives.
Mr. Cribbs was educated in the Fox Township schools and was a member of the St. Boniface Church. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the REACT club. He enjoyed photography and 4-wheeler riding.

February 17th

Loretta R. Quattrone

February 18, 2012

Loretta R. Quattrone, age 79, of 222 Spruce St., Ridgway, died early Friday morning, Feb. 17, 2012, at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 27, 1932, in Ridgway, daughter of the late Clifford and Frances (Unick) Emmett. She married Joseph Quattrone on June 11, 1949; he survives.

February 16th

Willis T. “Willy” Gleixner

February 16, 2012

Willis T. “Willy” Gleixner, 71, of 106 Forest Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
He was born May 22, 1940 in St. Marys, son of the late Alfred A. “Showy” and Frances “Pat” Meyer Gleixner.
On May 14, 1960, in the St. Mary’s Church, he married Patricia A. Schaberl, who survives.

February 15th

Kathleen V. Frank

February 15, 2012

Kathleen V. Frank, 93, of Water Street, Johnsonburg, and recently of Kane, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 at the Lutheran Home of Kane following a short illness. She was born May 6, 1918 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late John and Emma Amacher Lynch. On Jan. 28, 1936, she married Frederick C. Frank, who preceded her in death Aug. 3, 1991.
She lived all her life on Water Street, Johnsonburg, until the past several years in Kane.

James M. Fitzgerald

February 15, 2012

James M. Fitzgerald, 60, of 105 E. Condot Rd., St. Marys, died at his home on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, surrounded by his family.
He was born June 15, 1951 in Bradford, a son of William and Shirley Hokanson Fitzgerald of St. Marys.
On Sept. 2, 1972 in Johnsonburg, he married Barbara Williams Fitzgerald, who survives.

February 13th

Elizabeth A. Kosmiski

February 13, 2012

Elizabeth A. Kosmiski, 84, of the Lutheran Home at Kane, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at her residence.
She was born April 30, 1927, in Ridgway, the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Kline Brehm. She married Richard A. Kosmiski, who predeceased her on Oct. 6, 1970.
Mrs. Kosmiski was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society, Catholic Daughters of America and the Idlers Club. She had been employed at the Hour Glass Dry Cleaners in Ridgway.
She is survived by a daughter, Pamela Gregori (Leo) of St. Marys; 12 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

Jay-Don Joseph Hall

February 13, 2012

Jay-Don Joseph Hall, 78, of 58 Diamond Lodge Way, Emporium, died Saturday evening, Feb. 11, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 27, 1934, in Barnes, Warren County, son of the late Charles J. and Alice M. (MacMartin) Hall. He had resided in Emporium for the last few months but had been a former resident of Truman, Austin, Ridgway and Kersey.

James Vincent "GG" Christoff

February 13, 2012

James Vincent "GG" Christoff, 89, a resident of Fairview Manor in Erie and formerly of 520 Brusselles St., St. Marys, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie.
He was born Jan. 5, 1923 in Ridgway, son of the late Chester and Lena Piccirillo Christoff. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Leo's High School, Class of 1941. He was also a graduate of the DuBois Business College.
On June 5, 1947, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Dorothy Vollmer, who survives.

February 12th

Emma Irene Wallace

February 13, 2012

Emma Irene Wallace, 99, of Mill Run Road, Penfield, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012.
She was born Dec. 29, 1912 in Akron, Ohio, daughter of the late Frank Boughner and Laura (Pressler) Plyler. She married Dorsey S. Wallace, who preceded her in death in 1970.
Mrs. Wallace lived in Ohio until coming to the area in 1937, remaining the rest of her life in Mill Run. 
She was a homemaker. She also worked five years with Stackpole Carbon. She was Methodist by faith and a member of the Gold Star Wives of America. She enjoyed crocheting and crossword puzzles and her life was devoted to her family.

Ned J. Kopp

February 13, 2012

Ned J. Kopp, 80, of 313 Welsh St., Kane, formerly of St. Marys, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born Dec. 14, 1931 in St. Marys, he was the son of the late William C. and Caroline E. Weber Kopp. On June 6, 1964 in Emporium, he married Marilyn M. Haviland, who died July 4, 2011.
Ned was a mechanic for Airco Speer in St. Marys for many years. He served in the U.S. Army after WWII and during the Korean War, and was part of the St. Marys Serviceman's Detail.

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