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January 7th, 2015

Renee L. Streich

January 7, 2015

Renee L. Streich, 38, of 759 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk following a lengthy illness.
She was born on July 25, 1976, a daughter of the late Richard Streich, who preceded her in death on June 1, 1995 and Kathi Snyder Streich, who survives of St. Marys.
Renee was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, class of 1994.

January 4th

James A. Hoffman

January 4, 2015

James A. Hoffman, 90, formerly of 1935 Bear Creek Rd., Ridgway, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 at Pinecrest Manor where he resided for the past three years.
He was born April 18, 1924 in Ridgway, son of the late Charles A. and Estella E. (Cousins) Hoffman.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a sergeant with the 310th Signal Operations Battalion in the European Theatre.
He was self-employed for 42 years until his retirement in 1989 from Hoffman Roofing.

Eleanor L. Anderson

January 4, 2015

Eleanor L. Anderson, 84, of 1553 Mefferts Run Rd., Wilcox, died Friday evening, Jan. 2, 2015 at her residence following a short illness.
She was born Aug. 31, 1930 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Stanley and Helen Matula Machoviak.
On Sept. 15, 1957 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, she married Alton R. Anderson. He died Aug. 30, 1995.
She resided in Wilcox since 1951 and was formerly of Johnsonburg.
She graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1948. She was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg.

Amelia "Millie" Swackhammer

January 4, 2015

Amelia "Millie" Swackhammer, 81, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, and formerly of Kersey, died unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 at her residence.
She was born Jan. 13, 1933 in Benezette, daughter of the late John and Ann Benini Parisi. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Benezette High School. She was a former employee of the Keystone Carbon Co.
On Sept. 13, 1952, in the St. Michael's Church in DuBois, she married Leon R. Swackhammer who preceded her in death March 4, 2012.

January 1st

Marshall C. "Cecil" O'Rourke

January 1, 2015

Marshall C. "Cecil" O'Rourke, 93, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, and formerly of Mefferts Run Road, Wilcox, Chicago, Ill. and Cleveland, Ohio, died early Thursday morning, Jan. 1, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
He was born July 7, 1921 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Marshall Q. and Lila Grace Beck O'Rourke.
He married Marge Bodnar and she died in 2001.
He resided in Wilcox since 2004, and had lived in Chicago, Ill. for 40 years and Cleveland, Ohio for 18 years.

December 28th, 2014

Dorothy C. “Dottie” Bryington

December 29, 2014

Dorothy C. “Dottie” Bryington, 48, of Walnut Street, St. Marys, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 in Clearfield.
She was born March 9, 1966 in Kane, daughter of Donald Bedford of Kane and Martha “Sis” (Morgan) Bedford of Wilcox.
She was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School. She worked as a cook for local restaurants.
She was a member of the Wilcox Presbyterian Church, Wilcox Sportsman’s and the American Legion of Wilcox and Johnsonburg.
She lived in Wilcox most of her life until the past few years in Johnsonburg and St. Marys.

Paul E. Silk Sr.

December 29, 2014

Paul E. Silk Sr., 84, of 66 Oak St., Wilcox, died early Sunday morning, Dec. 28, 2014 at Penn Highlands DuBois in DuBois following a short illness.
He was born April 17, 1929 in Wilcox, son of the late John and Emma Benson Silk.
He resided in Wilcox all his life and attended Wilcox High School. He was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church, Wilcox. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening and especially enjoyed socializing.

Jane E. Calkins Schuck

December 29, 2014

Jane E. Calkins Schuck, 68, of 620 Georgetown Place, Casselberry, Fla., formerly of Johnsonburg and Olean, N.Y., died Friday morning, Dec. 26, 2014 at the residence of her sister, Cindy Elmquist, with her family by her side following a lengthy illness.
She was born May 10, 1946 in Ridgway, daughter of the late James and Thelma Snyder Calkins.
He resided in Florida since 1991 and had previously resided in Olean, N.Y. from 1970 to 1991.
She graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1964. She attended St. Bonaventure University and was a graduate of Jamestown Community College.

December 25th

Regis R. Yeager

December 26, 2014

Regis R. Yeager, 67, of 1048 Brechtel Rd., Rasselas, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 24, 2014 at his residence following a short illness.
He was born May 11, 1947 in Spangler, son of the late Archibald and Ruby Myers Yeager.
On July 2, 1990 in St. Marys, he married Sandra Brechtel, and she survives.
He resided in the Wilcox-Rasselas area since he was 18. He graduated from Hastings High School in 1967.
He was a member of Holy Rosary Church, and the Ridgway Fire Department for 16 years. He loved hunting, fishing and farming.

Roy F. Healy

December 26, 2014

Roy F. Healy, 89, of 405 Maple Ave., Ridgway, died Wednesday evening, Dec. 24, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness.
He was born Nov. 2, 1925 in Ridgway, son of the late Claude and Mae (Hawk) Healy.
He married Rita M. Frank on June 14, 1952, she survives.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life, and he was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church, the church choir, the Ridgway Fire Department - Second Ward for 52 years, and the American Legion.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946, and he was a veteran of WWII.

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