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December 16th

Harry Alvin “Al” Brian Sr.

December 17, 2010

Harry Alvin “Al” Brian Sr., 87, of 3460 Grant Rd., Ridgway, died at his residence on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010.
He was born Oct. 5, 1923 in Ridgway, son of the late Reed L. and Mable I. Mattren Brian.
On Aug. 24, 1946, he married Jean Buehler, who survives.

December 14th

Elsie I. Schroeder Geci

December 14, 2010

Elsie I. Schroeder Geci, 85, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Dec. 4, 2010.
She was born in Camden, NJ, daughter of the late Edward and Marie Hoade Schroeder.
She was a homemaker and loving wife of 63 years to John Geci Jr., and enjoyed being a grandmother and great-grandmother.

Timothy Dean Sheriff

December 14, 2010

Timothy Dean Sheriff, 51, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 at home.
 He was born Jan. 3, 1959, in Punxsutawney, son of Ronald Sheriff of DuBois and Mrs. John (Gladys Carr) Oaks of Punxsutawney.
 He was employed at NAC Carbon Products in Elk Run and was a member of the Punxsutawney Eagles Club. He adored his daughter Carrie, whom he loved very much. His enjoyments in life were fishing, taking walks, riding his bike, sitting at the ball field to clear his thoughts, taking care of his turtle, being in the outdoors and remembering his days of working on the drilling rigs.

December 13th

Adam Thomas Szymanski

December 13, 2010

Adam Thomas Szymanski, 92, of 6874 Rasselas Rd., Wilcox, died on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Ed Redmond of Johnsonburg, following a short illness.
He was born on Dec. 8, 1918 in Scranton, son of Josef and Lottie Rose Szymanski.
He married Luella J. Fowler on January 18, 1941. She died on November 26, 2002.
He resided in the Rasselas area all of his life and attended school in Instanter and Wilcox.

December 10th

William Louis Oleszewski

December 10, 2010

William Louis Oleszewski, loving husband and father, died on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at Hope Hospice in Ft. Myers, Fla.
He was born July 10, 1921, in Jeannette, son of the late Bronislaw and Kamilla Oleszewski.

December 7th

James E. Holben

December 7, 2010

James E. Holben, 81, formerly of Lancaster, Ohio, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 at Fairview Manor in Fairview.
He was born in Nu Mine on June 15, 1929, son of the late Floyd and Verda Troupe Holben.
On July 9, 1952, in St. Marys, he married Faith Herzing Holben, who preceded him in dath in 2004.

Michael Joseph Gagliardi

December 7, 2010

Michael Joseph Gagliardi 52, of 120 Carney Hill, Soldier, died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday morning, Dec. 5, 2010.
He was born April 19, 1958, son of the late Leo A. Gagliardi and Mary M. Anders Gagliardi.
He was married to Donna Himes Gagliardi, who survives.
He was a graduate of St. Marys Area High school and graduated from Triangle Tech as an electrician. He enjoyed working as a mechanic.

December 6th

Rosella F. Butsch

December 7, 2010

Rosella F. Butsch, 86, of 333 Main St., Kersey, died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010.
She was born May 29, 1924 in Kersey, a daughter of the late Bernard and Helen Thorwart Schneider.
In September 1955, she married James L. Butsch in the St. Boniface Church who preceded her in death in 1963.

December 5th

Robin L. Meyer

December 5, 2010

Robin L. Meyer, 39, of 152 Jackson Rd., St. Marys, died Friday morning, Dec. 3, 2010, at her home after a lengthy illness.
She was born June 17, 1971 in St. Marys, daughter of James Schatz of St. Marys and Linda Bush Smith of St. Marys.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1989. She was a part owner of Elk County Rustic Furniture.
On July 9, 1993, in St. Marys, she married Jude F. Meyer and he survives.

John G. Mattiuz

December 5, 2010

John G. Mattiuz, 67, of 105 Scotland St., Dagus Mines, died Wednesday evening, Dec. 1, 2010, at his home after a lengthy illness.
He was born June 17, 1943, in Ridgway, son of the late John M. and Mary G. Zuccolotto Mattiuz.
On Nov. 30, 1963, in the Holy Cross Church in Brandy Camp, he married Mary Jean Kline, who survives.

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