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December 15th

George "Pizza" Pirraglia

December 15, 2011

George "Pizza" Pirraglia, 62, of Bennetts Valley Highway, Penfield, died late Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh after a lengthy illness.
He was born Oct. 31, 1949 in DuBois, son of the late Anthony "Dent" and Dolly (Cota) Pirraglia.

December 14th

Lawrence J. "Skinny" Wolfe

December 14, 2011

Lawrence J. "Skinny" Wolfe, 90, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, and formerly of 407 Blaine Ave., Johnsonburg, died Wednesday, December 14, 2011 following a lengthy illness.
He was born on April 11, 1921 in Johnsonburg, son of the late John and Susan Ruben Wolfe.
He married Christine Amacher on July 4, 1942 in Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg. She survives.

Pauline E. Bowers

December 14, 2011

Pauline E. Bowers, 54, of 8 Gillouly Ave., Ridgway, died unexpectedly at her residence on Wednesday, December 14, 2011.
She was born March 30, 1957 in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Ralph and Janet Johnson Amacher. On August 7, 1976, she married Richard “Bill” Bowers, who survives.
Mrs. Bowers was a lifelong Ridgway resident. She was a member of the Faith United Church of Christ and the Women of the Moose. She had been employed at the Ridgway Eagles and the Ridgway Moose. She enjoyed crocheting and she was an assistant soccer coach at Ridgway Area High School.

December 13th

Arthur J. Stewart

December 13, 2011

Arthur J. Stewart, 82, of Kenmore, N.Y., died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011.
He was the beloved husband of Josephine M. (nee Curto) Stewart; dearest father of Charles (Mary) Stewart and Sharon Stewart; devoted grandfather of Charles (Michele) and Brian (Melissa) Stewart; great-grandfather of Isaac, Natalie Grace, Haley, and Hannah; dear brother of Marlene Horm, Shirley Stewart, and Pam Schreiber; also survived by nieces and nephews.

December 12th

Gregg J. "Shamu" Erich

December 12, 2011

Gregg J. "Shamu" Erich, 47, of 133 Wehler Rd., St. Marys, died on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following a short illness.
He was born June 28, 1964 in St. Marys, a son of John "Jack" Erich of St. Marys and the late Jean M. Vollmer Erich, his beloved mother, who preceded him in death on April 16, 2010.

Tessa Divelbliss

December 12, 2011

Tessa Divelbliss, 2, of Washington, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 in Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh.
She was born on March 16, 2009 in Washington, the daughter of Drew Divelbliss of Scenery Hill and Linsey (stepfather Andrew) Taylor of Washington.
Tessa had gone to Bubbles Bears to Books Daycare in Canonsburg.
She liked to play with her baby dolls, help her mom clean house, dancing and playing with her big sister.
She went to church at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Canonsburg.

Helen A. Mitchell

December 12, 2011

Helen A. Mitchell, 87 of Blackberry St., Weedville, died Sunday, December 11, 2011 at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
She was born on September 7, 1924 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Rock and Mildred (Supon) Rebic.
In 1948, she married John E. Mitchell. He preceded her in death in 1954.
She retired from Stackpole Carbon Company after many years of service.
She was a 1942 graduate of Central Christian High School in St. Marys.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Force and enjoyed her family, Bingo, and sports.

December 11th

Leona L. (Gagliardi) Hasselman

December 11, 2011

Leona L. (Gagliardi) Hasselman, of St. Marys, died at her home, on Saturday, December 10, 2011 following an illness of the past nine months.
She was born on Apr 22, 1941 in Force, a daughter of the late Antonio and Sophia Black Gagliardi.
On July 16, 1964, she married the late James S. Hasselman, who preceded her in death on December 27, 2000.

M. Jean Asti

December 11, 2011

M. Jean Asti, 73, of 249 N. St. Marys Street, St. Marys, died on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 at her residence after a courageous battle with emphysema.
She was born April 21, 1938 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Leander and Alice Sorg Haberberger. On September 6, 1958 in the St. Marys Church, she married the late Anthony J. "Junior" Asti, who preceded her in death on January 11, 1994.

Dominick (Nick) Sette

December 11, 2011

Dominick (Nick) Sette, 78, of 178 Evers Ave. St. Marys, died Friday Dec. 9, 2011 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born December 16, 1932 in Ridgway, son of the late Frank and Concettina Curado Sette.
On May 4, 1957, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Beverly Klancer, who survives.

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