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Obituaries

Wayne W. Egger

November 23, 2014

Wayne W. Egger, 65, of 115 East Ave., Ridgway, died Saturday morning, Nov. 22, 2014 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
He was born May 28, 1949 in Ridgway, son of the late William S. and Emma Jean (Meredith) Egger.
He married Mary C. Vinski on Aug. 3, 1974.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life, and he was a member of the Faith United Church of Christ. He was also a member of the CMA in St. Marys.
Wayne was a 1967 graduate of the Ridgway Area High School, and he had attended Penn State.

John H. Clark

November 23, 2014

John H. Clark, 60, of 105 Darr St., St. Marys, died peacefully at his home Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.
He was born Jan. 30, 1954, a son of the late Robert and Margaret McDonald Clark.
John was a graduate of Ridgway Area High School, Class of 1972, and a veteran of the U.S. Army having served from 1974-1976. He was a member of the CMF and had been employed at St. Marys Carbon Company for more than 40 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Margaret “Peggy” Riley Abplanalp

November 19, 2014

Margaret “Peggy” Riley Abplanalp, 88, of Bridge Street Johnsonburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, surrounded by all three of her children at the home of her daughter, Mary Costanzo, in Ridgway.
She was born June 18, 1926 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Leon and Eleanor Donnelly Riley.
She attended Holy Rosary School, Johnsonburg High School Class of 1944, and St. Johns (Pittsburgh) Nursing Program.
Peggy was married to Lester “Tappy” Abplanalp on Dec. 27, 1952; he preceded her in death Sept. 22, 1960.

Loretta M. Kline

November 19, 2014

Loretta M. Kline, 94, a resident at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at Elk Haven.
Loretta was born June 6, 1920 in Brandy Camp, daughter of the late Alfred and Myrtle Trumbull Ruth.
She was married to Theodore Kline, who died June 14, 1972.
Retired, Loretta had been employed at St. Marys Carbon. She was a lifelong member of the Brandy Camp United Methodist Church. Loretta enjoyed crocheting and needlework. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family, especially taking camping trips with her grandchildren.

Deborah A. Kronenwetter

November 17, 2014

Deborah A. Kronenwetter, 58, of 91 Wes Ln., St. Marys, died suddenly Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 at her home.
She was born Nov. 2, 1956, a daughter of Richard Johnston and the late Helen Goodrow Johnston, who preceded her in death Jan. 26, 2010.
On April 8, 2006, she married David Kronenwetter, who survives.

Shirley R. Holmberg

November 13, 2014

Shirley R. Holmberg, 88, of Coneville, formerly of Ridgway, died at home Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 after a long illness.
Born May 3, 1926 in Kane, she was a daughter of John and Willa Bullers Eliason. In 1946 in Ridgway, she married Claude E. Holmberg, who died Feb. 26, 2006.
Shirley was employed at PNC Bank in Ridgway, retiring after many years of service.
She was a member of the Church of Christ in Ridgway. Shirley loved to crochet. Her greatest love was her husband. She adored her many cats.

Betty J. Olmstead Calla

November 12, 2014

Betty J. Olmstead Calla, 90, of 6540 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Rd., Johnsonburg, died Monday morning, Nov. 10, 2014 at Ridgeview Elder Care in Curwensville following a lengthy illness.
She was born March 21, 1924 in Niagara Falls, N.Y., daughter of the late Louis Olmstead and Leona Norlin Olmstead McMahon.
She resided in Johnsonburg most of her life and attended Johnsonburg High School.

Daniel F. Caggeso

November 12, 2014

Daniel F. Caggeso, 85, formerly of 246 Country Club Rd., Ridgway, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 11, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Sept. 1, 1929 in Ridgway, son of the late Lorenzo and Carmella (Tamburi) Caggeso. He married Edna Lucille Caldwell on July 14, 1951, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 20, 2012.
He resided in Ridgway all his life and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church, the K of C and the American Legion. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of WWII.

Aldo R. Gavazzi

November 1, 2014

Aldo R. Gavazzi, 86, of Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys and formerly of Old Kane Road in Wilcox, died Friday morning, Oct. 31, 2014 at Elk Haven following a lengthy illness.
He was born Oct. 5, 1928 in Byrnedale, son of the late Armondo and Bena Parisi Gavazzi.
He married Patricia L. Halquist on Nov. 13, 1954 in Nazareth Lutheran Church in Wilcox. She died April 18, 2014.
Mr. Gavazzi resided in St. Marys for the past three years. He lived in Wilcox most of his life having moved there after his marriage in 1954. He attended school in Byrnedale.

William Miles Carlson

October 27, 2014

William Miles Carlson, 79, of McEwen Run Road, Brockway, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 at Penn Highlands DuBois.
Bill was born March 22, 1935 at the home of his parents, John and Faye (Bloom) Carlson, in Elbon.
He married Dorothy (Snookie) Lundberg on May 29, 1971. Bill’s “Dorothy J” survives and was his devoted caregiver for several years.

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