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Obituaries

Theresa A. Murray

April 18, 2014

Theresa A. Murray, 67, of 115 Kings Point, Glenshaw, died Thursday evening, April 17, 2014 at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
She was born June 6, 1946 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Ferdinand "Fred" and Agnes Myers Calla. On Oct. 10, 1975, she married Patrick J. Murray and he survives.
She graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1964 and resided in Glenshaw for the past 34 years.
She was a member of St. Sebastian Church. She was employed by Keystone Carbon Co. for several years and Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital for several years.

Chad M. Meals

April 18, 2014

Chad M. Meals, 38, of 95 Hospital St., Ridgway, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
He was born Dec. 29, 1975 in Ridgway, son of Samuel Meals of New York and the late Tina Shrefler.
Chad enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Patricia L. Gavazzi

April 18, 2014

Patricia L. Gavazzi, 80, of 185 Center St., St. Marys, formerly of Kane Street, Wilcox, died Friday morning, April 18, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, following a brief illness.
She was born Oct. 13, 1933 in Wilcox, daughter of Alfred and Anna Halquist Lundberg.
She has been married to Aldo Gavazzi for the past 59 years, marrying on Nov. 13, 1954, and he survives.
She resided in Wilcox all her life and was a Wilcox High School graduate.

Doris E. "Meems" Christy

April 13, 2014

Doris E. "Meems" Christy, 94, of 55 Highland Dr., Warren, died Friday, April 11, 2014, at the Rouse Home of Youngsville.
Meems was born Dec. 18, 1919, in Buffalo, N.Y., daughter of the late Harry and Florence Schmidt Leiser.
She attended Bryant & Stratton Business School where she met her husband, the late Evan E. Christy. She and her husband managed Northern Oil Company; she later worked as the office manager for West Penn Oil, from which she retired.

Thelma Catherine "Pat" Bryington

April 13, 2014

Thelma Catherine "Pat" Bryington, 93, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all, of Gifford, died Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Born Nov. 5, 1920 in St. Mary's she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Beatrice (Baumgratz) Loichinger. She was raised in Kane and attended Kane High School and worked at the Kane Shirt Factory.
On Feb. 2, 1946 at St. Callistus Church in Kane she married Harry A. Bryington, who died on Aug. 12, 1975.

Francis S. Lavella

April 11, 2014

Francis S. Lavella, 76, of Brockway, died Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Chandler, Ariz.
He was born Sept. 28, 1937 and raised in Crenshaw. He was the son of the late Frank and Melinda Lavella. He married Veronica Armanini on Sept. 26, 1959, and she survives. They celebrated 54 years of marriage.

Teresa M. “Tessie” Schlimm

April 9, 2014

Teresa M. “Tessie” Schlimm, 86, a resident of Pinecrest Manor the past two years and formerly of 113 Gypsy Rd. (Highland Park) died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Pinecrest Manor.
She was born June 23, 1927 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Romayne E. and Mildred Bryndel Schaut. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1945. She was a former employee of GTE Sylvania and also had worked as a home companion.
On Nov. 28, 1953 in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Charles G. Schlimm who preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 1976.

Deborah D. Moriarity

April 9, 2014

Deborah D. Moriarity, 49, of 372 Grant St., St. Marys, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at her home following a long battle with cancer.
She was born Dec. 29, 1964 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Jerome and Mary Brown Moriarity.
Deb was a graduate of SMAHS and had been employed at Eastern Sintered Alloys, where she worked for more than 15 years. She enjoyed drawing, going for walks, and her pets. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her children.

Zachary Philip Perroz

April 8, 2014

Zachary Philip Perroz, 31, of Natrona Heights, died Monday, April 7, 2014, at his home.
He was born April 29, 1982, in Natrona Heights, a son of Alfred R. "Dick" (Janet) Perroz Jr. of St. Marys, and Carol (Craig) Pogue of Natrona Heights.  
Zachary attended Highlands High School, graduated from the Newport Business School and also attended Community College of Allegheny County. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and dancing.

Nancy L. Heiberger

April 8, 2014

Nancy L. Heiberger, 72, of 120 Homestead Rd., Kersey, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014.
She was born May 20, 1941 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Edward F. and Anna Young Kunsch. On April 23, 1960 in the Sacred Heart Church, she married John C. “Jack” Heiberger, who preceded her in death on April 7, 2001.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Public High School, Class of 1959. She had worked as a nurse’s aide for the Elk Haven Nursing Home.

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