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July 6th, 2014

Clara B. Leary

July 6, 2014

Clara B. Leary, 90, formerly of 501 Smith St., Ridgway, died Friday evening, July 4, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk following a brief illness.
She was born Jan. 27, 1924 in Kane, daughter of the late Earl and Iva (Bradybaugh) Young. On Nov. 24, 1945, she married Gerald M. Leary who preceded her in death June 19, 1992.
Clara resided in Ridgway for most of her life and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church. She was a graduate of Kane High School. She had been employed by Gorman's for five years as a clerk.

Bernard A. Goodreau Jr.

July 6, 2014

Bernard A. Goodreau Jr., 81, of 72 Erie Ave., Apt. 203, St. Marys, died Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Christ the King Manor in DuBois after a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 24, 1932 in St. Marys, son of the late Bernard and Rosella McQuone Goodreau Sr.
In addition to St. Marys, he had also resided in Johnsonburg from 1955 until 2008. He attended St. Marys public schools and retired from Pure Carbon Company in 1995.

Judith A. Carnesali

July 6, 2014

Judith A. Carnesali, 75, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, and a former resident of Ridgway, died Friday, June 27, 2014 at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh after a brief illness.
She was born July 21, 1938 in Kersey, daughter of the late Antonio and Julia Gornati Cesa.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1956. Judy was a retired nurse having worked at the former Elk County General Hospital in Ridgway for 20 years and had also worked at Girton’s Flower Shop in Ridgway for many years.

July 2nd

Edward S. Levanduski

July 2, 2014

Edward S. Levanduski, 80, of Pine Avenue, Force, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Penn Highlands-DuBois after a short illness.
He was born Sept. 3, 1933 in Tyler, son of the late James and Bernice (Sadowski) Levanduski.
On Sept. 3, 1955, he married Josephine (Skrzypek), and she survives.
He was a graduate of Huston Township High School, Class of 1952, and retired from Airco Speer in 1996 after 42 years.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Force. He enjoyed the Steelers, Pirates, hunting and especially his dog “Shabby.”
He lived all his life in Bennetts Valley.

Vito Eozzo

July 2, 2014

Vito Eozzo, 79, of 617 Sherry Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
He was born July 12, 1934 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Nicholas and Vincenza Eozzo. On June 13, 1959, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Jean M. Feldbauer, who survives
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1952. He was the retired owner of Vito's Dairy Dell in St. Marys where he worked for 45 dedicated years of service to his faithful customers, whom he considered his family. He was famous for his Vito's Hoagies.

July 1st

Patricia Jeanne Clifford

July 1, 2014

Patricia Jeanne Clifford “Jeanne”, 85, of 78 Station St., Daguscahonda, died Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born Jan. 19, 1929, in Utica, daughter of the late Otto Fredericks and Genevieve Cratty Stitzinger.

June 30th

John P. "Jack" Mullaney

June 30, 2014

John P. "Jack" Mullaney, 92, of 123 Diamond St., St. Marys, died Sunday June 29, 2014 at his residence after an illness of several months.
He was born Dec. 11, 1921 in St. Marys, son of the late Patrick and Charlotte Spangler Mullaney.
On April 14, 1956, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Therese S. Schneider, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School Class of 1939 and a graduate of Penn State University with a B.S. degree in chemistry. He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Co.

June 29th

Matthew J. "Matt" Sprague

June 29, 2014

Matthew J. "Matt" Sprague, 30, of 235 West Center St., Johnsonburg, died Saturday, June 28, 2014 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born Dec. 29, 1983, son of Lawrence "Larry" Sprague and Peggy Dickinson Sprague.
He graduated from Johnsonburg Area High High School in 2003 and resided in Johnsonburg all his life. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Central Hose Company, and was an avid Cinch player. He was a Walmart associate for 10 years.

June 27th

Arthur Salvadore Aiello

June 27, 2014

Arthur Salvadore Aiello, 87 of 90 Forrest St., Ridgway, died peacefully surrounded by family Thursday, June 26, 2014 at his home.
He was born Dec. 27, 1926 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Gennaro and Frances (Chirillo) Aiello.
He was born and raised in "the flats" of Johnsonburg along with his many brothers and sisters. He married Betty "Pete" Johnson in 1950 and enjoyed 64 years of marriage.

Eric R. Long

June 27, 2014

Eric R. Long, 44, of Denver, Colo., and a former resident of St. Marys, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at his residence.
He was born March 4, 1970 in St. Marys, son of the late Georgia Erich Long, who died May 22, 2008 and George R. Long, who survives of St. Marys. He was a 1988 graduate of St. Marys Area High School and a 1992 graduate of Penn State University. He was currently employed as a systems engineer.
Eric enjoyed hiking, camping, traveling, hunting, and anything outdoors.

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