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January 18th, 2011

James L. "Wilbur" Fritz Jr.

January 18, 2011

James L. "Wilbur" Fritz Jr., 71, of 276 South Michael Circle, St. Marys, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born May 18, 1939 in St. Marys, son of the late James L. and Ruth Ryden Fritz Sr.
On Nov. 4, 1967, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Linda Francis, who survives.

Anna Marie Herzing

January 18, 2011

Anna Marie Herzing, 75, of Church Street, Tyler, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 at home.
She was born April 29, 1935 in Tyler, daughter of the late Angelo and Concetta (Paturzo) Cataldi.
On Oct. 21, 1961, she married William J. Herzing, who survives.  
She was a homemaker who lived all her life in Tyler. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Force. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, word searches and especially enjoyed her time with her grandchildren.

January 17th

Anna Marie Herzing

January 17, 2011

Anna Marie Herzing, 75, of Church Street, Tyler, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 at home.
She was born April 29, 1935 in Tyler, daughter of the late Angelo and Concetta (Paturzo) Cataldi. On Oct. 21, 1961, she married William J. Herzing, who survives.  
She was a homemaker who lived all her life in Tyler. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Force. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, word searches and especially enjoyed her time with her grandchildren.

James Ruel Cristini

January 17, 2011

James Ruel Cristini, 67, of North Broad Street, Ridgway, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 at his home after a lengthy illness.
He was born Dec. 20, 1943 in Brockport, son of James Cristini of Brockport and the late Virginia (Zimmerman) Cristini.
He married Linda (Hooven) Cristini, who survives.
Cristini served in the U.S. Army. He was employed as a tool and die maker for local manufacturing for 43 years, retiring from Clarion Sintered in 2008.
He was a member of the Ridgway American Legion and VFW. Born and raised in Brockport, he had been a Ridgway resident since 1964.

January 13th

William "Bill" Eugene Pitzer

January 14, 2011

William "Bill" Eugene Pitzer, 84, died on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at his home in Morehead City, N.C., surrounded by people that loved him.
Born May 25, 1926, he was raised in Cumberland, Md. In his adult years, he lived in St. Marys, where he raised his family and practiced chiropractic for more than 35 years.
In retirement he moved to Saint Michael's, Md., and finally settled in Morehead City in July 2009 to be closer to his children.

Arthur Osmer

January 14, 2011

Arthur Osmer, 73, of 215 Birch St., Kane, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at the Cleveland Clinic.
He was born Jan. 30, 1937, in Kane, the son of Arthur and Helen Gerarge Osmer.
On Sept. 5, 2009, in Kane, he married Nancy DeCecchis, who survives.
He had been employed by Coca-Cola in Bradford for 25 years. He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW in Coudersport. He served in the U.S. Marines.

Francis M. Gerber

January 14, 2011

Francis M. Gerber, 88, of 188 Wehler Rd., St. Marys, died peacefully at his home on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011.
He was born Feb. 1, 1922 in St. Marys, a son of the late Bernard and Theresa Wendel Gerber.
On Aug. 24, 1944 in St. Joseph Church in Force, he married the late Mary L. Parziale Gerber, who preceded him in death on Jan. 28, 2005.

Rita M. Eberl

January 13, 2011

Rita M. Eberl, 95, of 1151 Looker Mountain Trail, Rixford, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 at Bradford Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 24, 1915, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Joseph and Gertrude Schreiber Hammer.
On Thanksgiving Day 1936, she was married to Philip G. Eberl of Kersey, who preceded her in death in 1996.
She attended Sacred Heart Elementary and St. Benedict's Academy for girls, then worked for Stackpole Carbon Co. until her marriage.

January 12th

Mary Ann Simchick

January 12, 2011

Mary Ann Simchick, 76, of 321 Woodland Ave., Johnsonburg, died Tuesday evening, Jan. 11, 2011, at Bradford Regional Medical Center in Bradford following a short illness.
She was born Dec. 13, 1934 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Frank and Rose Budzinski Kissel.
On June 16, 1956 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, she married Joseph L. Simchick, who preceded her in death on May 4, 2006.
She resided in Johnsonburg all her life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1954.

Janice E. Shope

January 12, 2011

Janice E. Shope, 71, of 1020 LeMans Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 12, 2010 at her residence.
She was born Nov. 15, 1939, in Daguschonda, daughter of the late Ralph and Ruth Yonker Gorton.
On Sept. 6, 1958, in St. Benedict's Church in Daguschonda, she married David A. Shope, who survives.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Ridgway High School, Class of 1957. She was employed at the St. Marys Job Center for over 18 years, retiring in 2000.

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