Archive - Obituary
September 22nd, 2013
John R. Dowie, 66, of 133 Fairview Rd., Kersey, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born June 23, 1947 in St. Marys, son of the late Robert G. and Leah M. Spuller Dowie. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Public High School, Class of 1965. He was a retired employee of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, retiring in 2003 after 34 years of service.
Cecelia F. Spowal, age 74, of 5298 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Rd., Johnsonburg, died Friday afternoon, Sept. 20, 2013 at her residence following a short illness.
She was born on May 30, 1939 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Addeo Marrone.
She Joseph F. Spowal Sr. on Nov. 21, 1970 in Johnsonburg. He died May 22, 2012.
She resided in Johnsonburg all her life.
She graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1957 and then graduated from Ora Jean Beauty School in Erie.
Dorothy Carolyne Duke Gray Dollinger, 87, of 891 Shelvey Summit Rd., Ridgway, and formerly of Main Street, Kersey, died Thursday evening, Sept. 19, 2013, at her home following a lengthy illness.
She was born June 2, 1926 in Goshen, daughter of the late Daniel Duke and Ada Shovestul. She was a graduate of Clearfield High School, Class of 1944, and had been a resident of the area since 1944. She was a retired employee of Exotic Metals (Metaldyne).
David Carlyle Kirkland, age 81, of 12219 Shanley Hill, Hallton, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 18, 1932, at the Shanley Homestead, Shanley Hill, Hallton, Pennsylvania, one of three children to Virginia Shanley and Claude Kirkland.
David married his beloved Frances J. Henry on Nov. 23, 1957, and they had been married for 56 years.
Michael Anthony Quattrone, age 54, of 243 West Main St., Ridgway, died unexpectedly on Tuesday morning, Sept. 17, 2013 at his residence.
He was born Nov. 12, 1958 in Ridgway, son of Frank (Chick) and Josephine Quattrone Jr.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church, a member of Boy Scout Troop 93 and served as an EMT with the Ridgway Ambulance. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt. He had been employed by Metaldyne for 15 years.
Mary Lou Eckert, age 85, a resident of Baton Rouge, La. died on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at Sunrise Assisted Living of Baton Rouge.
Lou was a loving and dedicated mother who will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Jean M. Parmigiani, 74, formerly of 122 Center St. St. Marys died early Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home. She was born April 15, 1939 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Joseph and Angela (Agosti) Parmigiani. She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Kersey. She had been employed by Stackpole Carbon for 28 years.
LeRoy J. Neubert, 70, of 86 Worral St., Wilcox, died on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born on Dec. 15, 1942 in Benzinger, son of the late LeRoy E. and Anne Danko Neubert.
He married Doris Stewart on May 3, 1973 in St. Callistus Church in Kane, who survives.
Leroy resided in Wilcox all his life. He was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School in 1960.
William Howard Blankenship, 79, of Ludlow, died on Monday morning, Sept. 16, 2013, at the Warren General Hospital with his loving family singing praises by his side.
William, known to many as Bill, was born Sept. 18, 1933, to the late OrlaÂ and Carrie Morton Blankenship in Gauley Bridge, W. Va.Â He married his wife, Barbara Bragg, in 1952, in Gauley Bridge where the two of them began their life together.Â The couple made their move to Kinzua in 1959, then to Ludlow, where they finished raising their large family of 16.
Phyllis (Ma) Gardner, 78, of 5239 Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway, went to be with the Lord Sept. 11, 2013, surrounded by her loving family following a brief illness.
She was born May 16, 1935 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Lola Luchs.
She married Ronald (Ug) Gardner on Oct. 15, 1950, he preceded her in death on May 16, 1987.