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June 21st, 2012

Benedict A. DePrater

June 21, 2012

Benedict A. DePrater, 86, of 214 Taft Rd., St. Marys, died at his home on Thursday, June 21, 2012, surrounded by his family.
He was born Sept. 16, 1925 in Riceville Corners, Pa., a son of the late Edward and Rosa Frey DePrater. On May 4, 1946 in St. Mary's Church, he married Phyllis Auman DePrater, who survives.

Theodore "Ted" Gapinski

June 21, 2012

Theodore "Ted" Gapinski, 77, of 9510 Rocksprings St., San Antonio, Texas, died on Friday, June 15, 2012 at home following a brief illness.
Born on Aug. 7, 1934 in Johnsonburg, he was the son of the late John "Kicker" and Elizabeth "Bee" Gillen Gapinski.
On Oct. 29, 1960, he married Anne Guido, who survives.

Charles D. “Bud” Wagner

June 21, 2012

Charles D. “Bud” Wagner, 71, of 421 Washington St., St. Marys, died Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at his home after a lengthy illness.
He was born May 7, 1941 in St. Marys, son of the late George and Marcella Hanes Wagner. On April 20, 1963 in the St. Boniface Church, he married Elizabeth J. “Betty” Grosser, who survives.
Mr. Wagner was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1959. He was a retired employee of Keystone Carbon Company, retiring in 2003 after 44 years of service.

June 20th

Geno Carobine

June 20, 2012

Geno Carobine, 82, of 202 Taylor Ave., Ridgway, died Wednesday morning, June 20, 2012 at his home.
He was born March 23, 1930, in Weedville, son of the late Domenic and Josephine (Metallo) Carobine. He married Alice Marie Zucchelli on April 18, 1953; she preceded him in death on Dec. 14, 2010.
Geno resided in Ridgway for 59 years and was proprietor of Geno’s Barber Shop. He was a graduate of the Weedville High School. He was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church, where he served as an usher and council member over the years, and was a board member of St. Leo’s Cemetery Association.

June 19th

Phyllis J. Buerk Lijewski

June 19, 2012

Phyllis J. Buerk Lijewski, 75, of Erie, died Mon., June 18, 2012 at her residence. 
She was born July 7, 1936 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Regis A. and Isabel S. Brennen Buerk. 
A 1954 graduate of East High School, Erie, she worked for Perry Truck and Erection from 1962 to 1973, for AMSCO from 1955 to 1962, and most recently as Financial Secretary for Erie Institute of Technology from 1973 until her retirement. 
She attended the First Spiritualist Church of Erie.

June 17th

Genevieve Gehrlein Stock

June 18, 2012

Genevieve Gehrlein Stock, 93, of 501 Washington St., St. Marys, died on Friday evening, June 15, 2012 at the Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
She was born May 5, 1919 in Erie, daughter of the late George and Veronica Faivre Gehrlein. On March 8, 1943 in St. Agatha’s Church in Meadville, she married William R. Stock, who preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 1998.
She had been a resident of the area since 1959. She was a graduate of Meadville High School and Allegheny College.

John A. Ferragine

June 18, 2012

John A. Ferragine, 99, of 231 Powers Ave., Johnsonburg, died Friday, June 15, 2012 in the evening at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a brief illness.
He was born March 28, 1913 in Catanzaro, Italy, son of the late Domonic and Mary Magra Ferragine. He married Mary C. Notarianni on Nov. 22, 1941 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg; she preceded him in death on Jan. 29, 1994.
He resided in Johnsonburg for most of his life. He was a 1933 graduate of Johnsonburg High School.

Irene G. Carnovale

June 18, 2012

Irene G. Carnovale, 82, of Johnsonburg, died Friday, June 15, 2012 at the Kane Lutheran Home.
She was born Aug. 10, 1929 in Czechoslovakia, daughter of the late Gustaf and Maria (Omcht) Gratza. On Oct. 10, 1953, she married Patrick “Patsy” Carnovale; he preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 1993.
She was a homemaker, also working with Stackpole Carbon of Johnsonburg, IPM of Ridgway, as a retail store demonstrator, and with Johnsonburg Youth Center for several years.

Katherine Z. Brem

June 18, 2012

Katherine Z. Brem, 92, of Kersey, died peacefully Friday morning, June 15, 2012, at her daughter Mary’s home, where she had resided since April.
She was born Oct. 15, 1919 in Force, daughter of the late Harvey and Catherine Bigley Hayes. On Sept. 13, 1941 in the Holy Cross Church in Rasselas, she married Ambrose A. “Bud” Brem, who preceded her in death on July 3, 1990.

June 15th

Yvonne J. Anderson

June 15, 2012

Yvonne J. Anderson, 50, of 432 Chestnut St., St. Marys, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center,.
She was born Aug. 26, 1961 in St. Marys, a daughter of Robert "Andy" Anderson and Elizabeth "Betty" Young Anderson, who survive.
Yvonne was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from SMAHS. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and had worked at Eastern Sintered Alloys for a number of years. 
She enjoyed cross stitching, playing games, ceramics and traveling.  She enjoyed spending time with her dog, Troy, and spending time with her family.

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