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January 4th, 2011

Ralph L. Franco

January 5, 2011

Ralph L. Franco, 83, of 6498 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Rd., Johnsonburg, died Friday afternoon, Dec. 31, 2010 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
He was born April 23, 1927 in Johnsonburg, the son of Batiste and Frances Serianni Franco.
On Sept. 16, 1950 in Holy Rosary Church, he married Rose M. Ferragine, who survives. The couple had celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 16, 2010.

Lois Ann Bevacqua

January 5, 2011

Lois Ann Bevacqua, 72, of 846 Noelani Dr., Duncansville, died Saturday morning, Jan. 1, 2011 at Altoona Regional Health System in Altoona following a lengthy illness.
She was born March 31, 1938 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Bronislaw "Bruno" and Anna Simchick Golebieski.
On Aug. 20, 1960 in Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg she married Joseph J. Bevacqua, who survives.

Shirley M. Anders

January 5, 2011

Shirley M. Anders, 63, of 329 Main St., Kersey, died early Sunday morning, Jan. 2, 2011, at the Clarion Hospital in Clarion.
She was born Feb. 5, 1947 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Thomas Barr and Shirley Lewis Barr Ingram, who survives, of Kersey.
On July 3, 1965 in the St. Mary’s Church, she married Leroy R. Anders, who survives.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Ridgway High School, Class of 1965. She was a member of T.O.P.S., an avid reader, and enjoyed camping and spending time with her grandchildren.

December 30th, 2010

Lucille A. Boyer Davido

December 30, 2010

Lucille A. Boyer Davido, 88, of 8 Short St., Ridgway, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born Aug. 11, 1922, in DuBois, the daughter of Frank and Mary Brown Boyer.
She married Donald A. Davido Sr., who preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1982.
Mrs. Davido had resided in Ridgway for 63 years. She was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church. She had been employed at Quality Components, where she retired after 24 years of service.

Julia Berneche

December 30, 2010

Julia Karlechuck Berneche of Collingwood, Ontario, Canada, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010 in Collingwood Nursing Home.
She married George Berneche, who died in 1993.

Larry M. Stark

December 30, 2010

Larry M. Stark, 75, of Grant Road, Ridgway, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
He was born Oct. 19, 1935 in Ridgway, the son of the late Melvin and Louise Balmer Stark.
On July 21, 1956, he married Virginia M. (Ginger) Boults of Johnsonburg, who survives.

December 29th

Marie S. Carlson

December 29, 2010

Marie S. Carlson, 92, of 356 Toby Rd., Kersey died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
She was born June 4, 1918 in Horton Township, daughter of the late Albert and Daisy (Moyer) Schreiber.
On Aug. 30, 1967, she married Charles R. Carlson, who survives.

Jean Marie Ryan

December 29, 2010

Jean Marie Ryan, 84, of 232 George St., St. Marys, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 28, 2010, at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.
She was born July 26, 1926, in Byrnedale, daughter of the late George and Kathryn McDaniel Hetrick.
On Feb. 4, 1950, in St. Joseph's Church in Force, she married Daniel G. "Moon" Ryan, who preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 2007.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Weedville schools. She was a former employee of Speer Resistor and retired from GTE Sylvania in 1986 after 30 years of service.

December 28th

John G. Herzing

December 28, 2010

John G. Herzing, 74, of 164 Terrace Road, St. Marys, died at his home on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010 following a brief illness.
He was born September 11, 1936 in St. Marys, a son of the late John A. C. and Bertha Weinzierl Herzing.
On May 16, 1959 in Queen of the World Church, he married Loretta Anderson Herzing, who survives.
He was a member of the St. Mary's Church. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era. He retired from Stackpole Carbon Company after more than 38 years of service. He later worked at Windfall Products and for the County of Elk. He was an avid golfer.

December 27th

Marjorie A. Wilson

December 27, 2010

Marjorie A. Wilson, 84, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, died Friday, Dec. 24, 2010 at the home of her daughter, Valerie Eckl of 520 Hall Ave., following a brief illness.
She was born April 19, 1926 in Byrnedale, daughter of the late Frank and Beatrice Williams Luzier. On September 5, 1946, in the Evangelical Lutheran Church, she married John O. "Jack" Wilson. He preceded her in death in 1987.

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