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March 4th, 2014

Louis Dale Bricen

March 4, 2014

Louis Dale Bricen, 89, formerly of Apple Street, Weedville, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Christ the King Manor.
He was born Oct. 15, 1924 in Weedville, son of the late Thomas J. Bricen and Agnes (Gardner) Bricen.
He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Navy.
On Dec. 21, 1947 in New York City, he married Velma Marie (Burke) Bricen. She survives.
He was the owner of both Louie’s Plumbing and Heating and Louie’s Exxon in Weedville. He also worked for Corbett Cabinet Company.
Louis was a member of the American Legion Post 978 in Weedville.

Milton J. Chase Jr.

March 4, 2014

Milton J. Chase Jr., 78, of Mequon, Wis., died on Sunday, March 2, 2014.
He was the beloved husband of Patricia A. (nee Herkert) Chase and the late Judith (nee Kerner) Chase; loving father of Lawrence (Eva) and Laura (Dean Abler) Chase; dear son of Evelyn and the late Milton J. Chase Sr.; and brother of Charles (Audrey) Chase, Stephen (Adell) Chase and Mary Bowser.
He was further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

March 3rd

Clarence W. “Bill” Schloder Jr.

March 3, 2014

Clarence W. “Bill” Schloder Jr., 68, of Pine View, DuBois, died Monday, March 3, 2014 at Penn Highlands DuBois.
Born Sept. 28, 1945 in St. Marys, he was the son of the late Clarence W. Schloder Sr. and Lydia (McGonigal) Schloder.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Vietnam War where he received both the Vietnam Service and Campaign Medal.
On July 9, 1992, he married Debora E. (Gresak) Schloder, who survives.

Kevin C. White

March 3, 2014

Kevin C. White, 61, of 215 Little Ave., Ridgway, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at home with his wife and daughter by his side.
He was born June 7, 1952 in Ridgway, the son of the late Howard and Mary White.
He graduated from Elk County Catholic High School, class of 1970.
On April 18, 1976, he married Linda Parulo.

February 28th

Rudolph J. "Rudy" Pretak

March 1, 2014

Rudolph J. "Rudy" Pretak, 88, of 621 Horner Rd., Wilcox, died Friday morning, Feb. 28, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys following a brief illness.
He was born Aug. 16, 1925 in Wilcox, son of the late Stephen and Mary Bursuda Pretak.
He married Mae E. Maiers on Feb. 18, 1950 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg. She preceded him in death on Jan. 8, 2000.
He resided in Wilcox all his life, attended Wilcox High School, and was a member of St. Anne's Church and the Wilcox Sportsmen's Club.

Perry D. Stahli

March 1, 2014

Perry D. Stahli, 69, of North Mill Street, Ridgway, formerly of Johnsonburg, died suddenly on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at his home.
He was born April 22, 1944 in Johnsonburg, the son of the late Michael and Garnet (Wolf) Stahli. A Lutheran by faith, he enjoyed playing bingo, and watching wrestling, the Pirates, and old westerns on television.

February 27th

Kenneth E. (Duck) Gasbarre Sr.

February 28, 2014

Kenneth E. (Duck) Gasbarre Sr., 57, of 155 Main St., Ridgway, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 26, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 10, 1956, son of the late Richard G. and Zelma L. (Gearhart) Gasbarre.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and was a 1974 graduate of the Ridgway High School.
He enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter, going to camp, and socializing with his friends. He had been employed by Elk County Heat Treaters for the last 22 years.

February 26th

Esther J. Huff

February 27, 2014

Esther J. Huff, 95, of Weedville died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 21, 1918 in Weedville, daughter of the late Saba and Marie (Pratti) Betta. In 1937, she married Virgil J. Huff, who preceded her in death in 1979.
Esther was a member of St. Joseph Church and lived all her life in Bennetts Valley. She graduated from Weedville High School in the Class of 1937 and was a homemaker. Esther was well known for her unique style of intricately detailed egg decoration.

Justin M. Geist

February 27, 2014

Justin M. Geist, 30, of 605 N. St. Marys St., St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at his home with his parents by his side.
He was born on Feb. 23, 1984 in DuBois, son of Penny (VanAlstine) and Dennis Geist, who survive.

James Edward Challingsworth Jr.

February 27, 2014

James Edward Challingsworth Jr., 81, of Doctor's Lane, Penfield, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at his home after a lengthy illness.
He was born Oct. 12, 1932 in Penfield, son of the late James E. and Annise Maude (Evans) Challingsworth Sr. On June 15, 1968, he married Shirley L. (Johnson), who survives.

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