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Obituaries

Madlyn Mary DeSantis Ferraro

August 19, 2014

Madlyn Mary DeSantis Ferraro died Aug. 7, 2014 after a brief illness.
She was a longtime resident of Montgomery but recently relocated to Raleigh, N.C.
She was an amazing artist and her works of art are displayed throughout the southeast. Madlyn was also a dedicated RN that took care of many patients while they struggled with cancer. After her time as a nurse, she devoted the duration of her career in cancer research at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Aileen M. Carpin

August 19, 2014

Aileen M. Carpin, 82, of Bennetts Valley Highway, Weedville, died early Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 at the DuBois Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 11, 1932 in Force, daughter of the late David and Margaret (Assalone) Cameroni.
On Nov. 25, 1950, she married Casimir “Charlie” Carpin who preceded her in death Feb. 26, 2013.
She was a graduate of Bennetts Valley High School and cosmetology school in DuBois.
She was owner/operator of Aileen's Beauty Salon in Weedville for more than 40 years.

Mary Lynn Keller Sykes

August 19, 2014

Mary Lynn Keller Sykes, 89, of 339 Dewey Circle, Ridgway, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 following a brief illness.
She was born July 28, 1925 in Yatesboro, daughter of the late Alice May (Morrow) Hoover and Lynn E. Hoover.
On June 12, 1950, she married Ralph W. Keller Jr. who preceded her in death May 8, 1975. On July 16, 1977, she married Ray B. Sykes who preceded her in death March 2, 2011.

Bernard G. "Bernie" Kilhoffer

August 19, 2014

Bernard G. "Bernie" Kilhoffer, 85, of 343 S. Ridge Rd., St. Marys, and formerly of Ridgway, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a short illness.
He was born on Aug. 20, 1928, a son of the late Bernard and Lucille Flegal Kilhoffer.
On June 27, 1953 in Sacred Heart Church, he married Kathryn "Katie" Wicks Kilhoffer, who survives.

Esther Kathryn Sicheri

August 12, 2014

Esther Kathryn Sicheri, 93, of Twinridge Lane, Richmond, Va., formerly of Kersey, died Aug. 6, 2014.
She was born Nov. 9, 1920, in Kersey, the daughter of the late John and Teresa Lavella Astori. On Aug. 2, 1947, she married Gustav Sicheri who preceded her in death in 2003.

Judith Helen Sparks

August 11, 2014

Judith Helen Sparks, 73, formerly of St. Marys, died Aug. 5, 2014 in Casa Grande, Ariz.
She was born June 19, 1941 in St. Marys, daughter of Daniel and Sophia (Gapinski) Lenze.
Judy earned her master's degree from OSU. She worked for 38 years as a teacher, principal and specialized tutor in several Catholic schools. She retired from Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Grove City, Ohio.

Mary Ann Bilicic

August 10, 2014

Mary Ann Bilicic, 80, of 413 Maple St., St. Marys, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor.
She was born May 22, 1934 in Kane, daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Hargart) Collin.
On Sept. 1, 1962, at Sacred Heart Church in St. Marys, she married George W. Bilicic Sr., who survives.

Jane M. Jacob

August 10, 2014

Jane M. Jacob, 89, of 900 S. Michael Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 at her home.
She was born Oct. 2, 1924 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Vincent C. and Frances Schaberl O'Sullivan. On Feb. 14, 1950, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Robert E. Jacob, who preceded her in death on Nov. 4, 2000.

Stanley J. "Stash" Myslinski Jr.

August 8, 2014

Stanley J. "Stash" Myslinski Jr., 82, of 5415 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Rd., Johnsonburg, died Friday afternoon, Aug. 8, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys following a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 12, 1932 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Stanley and Helen Machoviak Myslinski.
On Sept. 2, 1961 in Arcade, N.Y., he married Elaine Wolford. She died Jan. 13, 2004.
He resided in Johnsonburg all his life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1949.
He was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg Elks Club, and loved hunting, gardening, baking and cooking.

William A. Minnick

August 8, 2014

William A. Minnick, 90, of 181 Lynch Rd., St. Marys, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at the Highland View Health Care in Brockway.
He was born June 28, 1924 in St. Marys, son of the late William and Adeline Cannon Minnick.
On Aug. 8, 1945 in the St. Mary’s Church, he married Arlene M. Lenze, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys public schools.

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