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January 18th, 2015

James M. Hoyt

January 18, 2015

James M. Hoyt, 73, of 39738 State St. in Ridgway, died Saturday morning, Jan. 17, 2015 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
He was born July 30, 1941 in Jamestown, N.Y., son of the late John J. and Margaret (Taraska) Hoyt Sekelsky.
He married Beverly J. Pontious on June 19, 1965.
He had resided in Ridgway for the last 50 years, and he was a member of the St. Leo Catholic Church and a past K of C member.
Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, playing cards and polka music.
He had served in the U.S. Navy, and he was a peacetime veteran.

Kimberly Ann Spicer

January 18, 2015

Kimberly Ann Spicer, 45, of Marienville, died unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at UPMC Hamot.
She was born July 8, 1969, in Erie. On June 24, 1989, in Kane, Andy Spicer and Kimberly wed. She was the daughter of  Robert and Lavina Curtis Carlson of Kane.
Kimberly was a medical assistant for the Warren Medical Group. She was a member of the Word of Grace Full Gospel Fellowship Church in Tionesta.

January 14th

Cloy O. Rhines

January 15, 2015

Cloy O. Rhines, 84, of 110 Lecker Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 at his home.
He was born June 12, 1930 in Hallton, a son of the late Ralph and Frances Simmerline Rhines.
He married Beverly Bankovic Rhines at Queen of the World Church, she survives.

Ardith Pauline (Trumbull) Johnson

January 15, 2015

Ardith Pauline (Trumbull) Johnson, 89, of Toby, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 in Greensburg where she had relocated to be closer to her son Doug following a debilitating illness.
Ardith was born May 26, 1925 in Brandy Camp, daughter of the late Donald and Elizabeth (Jefferson) Trumbull.

January 11th

Patricia A. Colgan

January 12, 2015

Patricia A. Colgan, 84, of Rattlesnake Road, Brockway, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk in St Marys.
She was born July 7, 1930 in DuBois, daughter of the late Thomas and Ruth McMinn Siple.
Pat was married to Robert M. “Herky” Colgan and he preceded her in death Jan. 23, 2011.

January 9th

William James "Bill" Feronti

January 10, 2015

William James "Bill" Feronti, 67, of 210 Mill St., Johnsonburg, died Thursday evening, Jan. 8, 2015 at his residence.
He was born Aug. 21, 1947 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Charles R. Sr. and Sylvia Baptist Feronti.
He resided in Johnsonburg all his life. He graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1965.
Mr. Feronti was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg Legion Post 501, and Central Hose Company. He was an avid music fan and was adept at playing various instruments. He was a big fan of Elvis Presley and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He will be greatly missed by all.

January 7th

Frederick J. "Fred" Schill

January 8, 2015

Frederick J. "Fred" Schill, 66, of 58 Launer Ln., Johnsonburg, died Tuesday evening, Jan. 6, 2015 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 2, 1948 in Kane, son of the late Ralph and Wilma Reed Schill. He married Sandra Lewis on Sept. 14, 1968 in St. Marys and she survives.
Mr. Schill resided in Johnsonburg for the past 44 years. He attended Queen of the World school.
He was a member of the VFW, Prince of Piedmont Club in Johnsonburg and Wilcox Sportsmen's Club.

January 5th

Betty R. Trumbull

January 6, 2015

Betty R. Trumbull, 82, of 75 Mapleview Dr., Ridgway, died Monday morning, Jan. 5, 2015 at Highland View Health Care following a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 26, 1932 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Edward and Sarah (Flannigan) Hemke.
She married Harry R. Trumbull on Aug. 30, 1953, he preceded her in death Aug. 17, 2010.
She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and was a member of the Faith United Church of Christ, the V.F.W. and the American Legion.
Betty was famous for her chocolate chip cookies and she enjoyed baking.

January 4th

John J. "Jack" White

January 4, 2015

John J. "Jack" White, 81, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio.
He was a corporal in the U.S. Army, lifetime member of the Moose Lodge #174, Elks Lodge #931 and Knights of Columbus 4th Degree.

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.

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