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December 26th

The Rev. I. Dewayne Johnson

December 27, 2012

The Rev. I. Dewayne Johnson, 89, of 411 Toby Rd., Kersey, died on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a brief illness.
He was born March 10, 1923 in Toby, a son of the late Victor C. and Daisy Moyer Johnson.
On May 20, 1951 in Brandy Camp United Methodist Church, he married Ardith Trumbull
Johnson, who survives.
Rev. Johnson was a member of the Western PA Conference of United Methodist Ministers, having served fi ve charges over the years, including Haze, Summerville, Rockwood, Tarrs, and Mahaffey.

December 25th

Goldie May Rearick

December 25, 2012

Goldie May Rearick, 87, of Bennetts Valley Highway, Byrnedale, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center after a short illness.
She was born Aug. 5, 1925 in Plum Twp., the daughter of the late James Edmond and Lessie Irene (Harkleroad) Kaufman.
On Aug. 27, 1946, she married William P. C. Rearick, who preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 1985.
Mrs. Rearick was born and raised in Plum Twp. and came to Bennetts Valley in 1966. She was a homemaker.

Donald F. Dippold

December 25, 2012

Donald F. Dippold, 80, of 114 Woodland Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly at the Elk Regional Health Center on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2012.
He was born April 22, 1932 in St. Marys, son of the late John A. and Gertrude A. Wendel Dippold. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Catholic schools.
On June, 13, 1953, he married Yvonne G. Read in the Sacred Heart Church. She preceded him in death on May 17, 1997.
Mr. Dippold was a retired employee of Northway Trucking in Port Allegheny and was a former employee of Powdered Metal Products, where he worked for 37 years.

December 23rd

Thelma May Morehead

December 23, 2012

Thelma May Morehead, 72, of Maidsville, W.V., formerly of Mt. Morris, Pa., died at 10:19 a.m. Thursday, December 20, 2012, at home.
She was born Tuesday, August 20, 1940 in Yatesboro, a daughter of the late Dorsey VanHorn and Berdella Goldstrohm VanHorn.
On June 6, 1959 she married Gary L. Morehead Sr., who preceded her in death on October 16, 1993.
Mrs. Morehead was a member of the Gospel Tabernacle Assembly of God in Mt. Morris. She loved spending time with her family and was a homemaker.

Franklin A. "Frank" Metzler

December 23, 2012

Franklin A. "Frank" Metzler, 85, of Bucktail Trail, St. Marys, died of cancer on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center following an illness of the past year.
He was born July 3, 1927 in Harrisburg, a son of the late Franklin Metzler Sr. and Beryl Lavanture Metzler.
On May 31, 1981 in Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Emporium, he married Sandra Kellner Metzler, who survives.

James E. Abriatis

December 23, 2012

James E. Abriatis, 65, of 6902 Route 120, Emporium, died unexpectedly at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro on Friday afternoon, December 21, 2012.
He was born September 30, 1947 in Castle Shannon, a son of the late Paul "Pete" and Mildred Renton Abriatis.
On October 29, 2011 he married Beverly Crosby Abriatis, who survives.

December 21st

Daniel Jack Sample

December 21, 2012

Daniel Jack Sample, 30, of 513 Mill St., Johnsonburg, died Friday morning, Dec. 21, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born on Aug. 23, 1982 in St. Marys, the son of Richard Jack Sample and Judith A. Muroski Sample.
He resided in Johnsonburg most of his life and was a graduate of Johnsonburg Area High School, Class of 2000. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church.

Gerald Lee Dickey

December 21, 2012

Gerald Lee Dickey, 75, of 144 W. Theresia Rd., St. Marys, died Friday morning, Dec. 21, 2012 at his residence.
He was born Dec. 17, 1937 in Winslow Township, son of the late Charles and Nora Wayland Dickey.
On Nov. 8, 1958 he married Kathryn G. Armagost Dickey, who survives.
He was a 1955 graduate of Sykesville High School in Sykesville. He was a former employee of Speer Carbon of St. Marys, having retired after 43 years of service. He was also a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, St. Marys.

December 19th

Alma D. Slate

December 20, 2012

Alma D. Slate, 78, of Loveland Colo., died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at her residence after a short illness. She was born Oct. 29, 1934 in St. Marys, PA, daughter of the late Dort and Ottie Urbancic. On Sept. 19, 1959, in Denver, Colo., Alma married Clarence E. Slate, who preceded her in death on May 24, 2009.
After graduating from high school, Alma entered the United States Navy. She served five years, with her last position bringing her to Denver, Colo.
Alma was devoted to her family and friends and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

December 18th

Rebecca (Becky) Mae Johnson

December 18, 2012

Rebecca (Becky) Mae Johnson, 59, of Spring Creek Rd., Ridgway, died suddenly at home on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.
She was born on Sept. 2, 1953 in Ridgway, the daughter of Lila Jean Duffee Johnson of Dagus Mines and the late Theodore W. Johnson. She graduated from Ridgway Area High School, Class of 1971. Becky attended the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She worked at Aiello’s Restaurant for years. She then became owner/operator of a cleaning business. She was forced to retire due to health problems.

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