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April 7th, 2011

Nora Regina Carpin

April 7, 2011

Nora Regina Carpin, 94, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., died Friday, April 1, 2011 at Treasure Coast Hospice, Fort Pierce, Fla.
Born in Ridgway, Nora was a resident of Port St. Lucie for 33 years, moving from Kersey.
Before retirement, Nora was an elementary and remedial reading teacher with the St. Marys Area School District.
Her husband, Thomas A. Carpin, superintendent of schools for the St. Marys Area School District, preceded her in death.
She is survived by a son, Brent Carpin and his wife Beverly of Port St.

Emma M. Minnick

April 7, 2011

Emma M. Minnick, 99, of 318 John St., where she resided with her niece, and formerly of 136 Diamond St., St. Marys, died on Tuesday, April 5, 2011.
She was born Aug. 24, 1911 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Louis and Anna Blessel Lecker.
In September of 1930, in St. Mary's Church, she married the late Charles H. Minnick, who preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 1985. 

April 5th

Vernice L. Yazowski

April 5, 2011

Vernice L. Yazowski, 88, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, and formerly of 401 Alder St., Olean, N.Y., died on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
She was born March 29, 1923 in Walton, N.Y., a daughter of the late Carl D. and Katharine Bullis Sprague. In Walton, N.Y., she married the late Roy W. Hood, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Yazowski was an active member of the Olean Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Olean, N.Y.  She enjoyed flowers and sewing.

April 4th

Thomas C. Launer

April 4, 2011

Thomas C. Launer, 57, of 5236 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Rd., Johnsonburg, died Sunday evening, April 3, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.
He was born Oct. 2, 1953, in Ridgway, son of Kenneth E. and the late Naomi Huckabone Launer.
On Aug. 16, 1975 in Holy Rosary Church, he married Gail F. Franco, who survives.
He resided in Johnsonburg all his life. He graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1971 and Penn State University in 1977.

April 1st

Viola K. Leathers

April 1, 2011

Viola K. Leathers, 87, died at the Latrobe Area Hospital on Thursday, March 31, 2011.
She was born July 7, 1923 in DuBois, the daughter of the late Samuel and Twila Stewart Thomas. the last of a family of eight children.
She married Armand A. Leathers, who predeceased her on Feb. 18, 1996, shortly after their 50th wedding anniversary.

March 31st

Helen L. Shields

March 31, 2011

Helen L. Shields, 94, of Summerville, died Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at the Jefferson Manor of Brookville.
She was born Aug. 16, 1916 in Brookville, the daughter of the late Arthur C. DeMotte and Gertrude Carberry DeMotte.
At the Baptist Church in Brookville, she married Blair E. Shields, who preceded her in death

Florence S. Dietz

March 31, 2011

Florence S. Dietz, 88, of 7452 Ridgway-St. Marys Rd., Ridgway, died Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born Oct. 7, 1922, in Ridgway, daughter of the late United and Etta Mae (Birchfield) States.
On July 21, 1951, she married Paul E. Dietz , who preceded her in death on April 10, 1999.

March 30th

James F. Bliskey

March 30, 2011

James F. Bliskey, 60, of Troy, Michigan, and formerly of Pittsburgh, died on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 in Troy, Michigan.
He was the son of the late Eloy and Dolores "Curl" Bliskey.
Besides his wife, Cynthia Bliskey, he is survived by the following children, Jodie Sesi, James Bliskey Jr., Brian Bliskey and Becky Dominguez; six grandchildren, Caleb, Wyatt, Mia, Mackenna, Noah and Landon; two sisters, Grace Corcoran and Mary Anne O'Donnell; numerous nieces and nephews; and by his faithful Beagle, Patches.

March 29th

Jean “Minnie” (Bricen) Lander

March 29, 2011

Jean “Minnie” (Bricen) Lander, 84, of the Elk Haven Nursing Home, St.Marys, died on Monday, March 28, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born on June 28, 1926 in Weedville, daughter of the late Thomas and Agnes (Gardner) Bricen.
She lived all of her life in Elk County. She worked as a nurse's aide for Ridgway and St. Marys hospitals and Helpmates. She worked as a bar manager or waitress at Ridgway Country Club, Peacock Lounge of St. Marys and Aiello's Café of Ridgway.

Vincent Drago

March 29, 2011

Vincent Drago, 102, of Portland Mills Road, Ridgway, and formerly of St. Louis, Missouri, died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at Elk Regional Health Center after complications from pneumonia.
He was born in Palermo, Sicily on Jan. 1, 1909, son of the late Luigi and Mattia Calamia Drago.

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