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Obituaries

John "Tyke" Hulings

September 29, 2014

John "Tyke" Hulings, 77, of 126 West Virginia Ave, James City, died Friday afternoon, Sept. 26, 2014 in James City at the home of his daughter.
He was born on Nov. 10, 1936 in James City, the son of the late George and Evelyn Confer Hulings.  On April 14, 1956 he married Donna Edinger, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Hulings was a member of the Kane Senior Center and also the Northwestern Pennsylvania Polka Boosters.  He attained the rank of Sergeant while serving in the National Guards.

Melissa Birch Howard

September 29, 2014

Melissa Birch Howard, 57, of 311 Jackson Ave., Ridgway, died in the early hours of Saturday morning, Sept. 27, 2014 at her residence following a 16-month illness.
She was born July 9, 1957, the daughter of Betty Matha and Alan Birch of Ridgway.
Melissa resided in Ridgway for the majority of her life. She was a basketball coach for the Ridgway Area School District and a member of the Elks Club. She was employed by Dickinson Center Inc.’s Adult Habilitation Center as a therapeutic activities services worker for over 20 years and was the waitress at the Elks Club for five years.

Henry J. “Bud” Fasenmyer

September 27, 2014

Henry J. “Bud” Fasenmyer, 91, of 34 Warren Blvd, Warren, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, surrounded by his family at home.
Bud was born Jan. 29, 1923 in Oil City, son of the late James and Martina Schill Fasenmyer. 
Bud was a 1941 graduate of Cranberry High School, and had served in the U.S. Army in the European Theatre as an infantry rifleman and later as a telegraph line repairman.

Helen Louise (Reed) Olson and Arthur E. Olson Jr.

September 25, 2014

Helen Louise (Reed) Olson and Arthur E. Olson Jr. will be interned together at Oakmont Cemetery on Saturday, Sept. 27.
Helen Reed is the daughter of Ruth and Roland Reed, formerly of Park Avenue in Ridgway, and Arthur Olson Jr. is the son of Arthur and Viola Olson, formerly of Sherman Avenue in Ridgway. They met while in the junior high band.
They both graduated from Ridgway High School in 1940, and were married in 1942, a marriage that would last 70 years.

Amy J. Sain

September 19, 2014

Amy J. Sain, 36, of Seven Fields, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry D. Sain; her children, Riley and Ryan; her parents, Theodore and Lorraine Wawrykow; a brother, Joseph C. Wawrykow (Dominique); in-laws Donald and Leah (Dowie) Sain; sisters-in-law Diane Marzula (John), Lisa Jennings (William), Paula Canterino (Joseph), Debbie Sain and Jackie Means (Walker); brothers-in-law Douglas Sain (Leanne) and Robert Campana (Martha); and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Edwin P. “Kat” Polaski Sr.

September 18, 2014

Edwin P. “Kat” Polaski Sr., 92, of Bergen Street, Johnsonburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor after a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 6, 1922 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Peter and Stella (Machcoviak) Polaski.
On Oct. 25, 1952, he married Dorothy Carnahan, who preceded him in death June 20, 1979.
He served in the Army during WWII and worked at the Johnsonburg Paper Mill for 47 years.
He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and lived all his life in Johnsonburg.

Robert Gardner

September 17, 2014

Robert Gardner, 95, a lifelong resident of Ridgway, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 after a brief illness.
He was born July 11, 1919, in Ridgway, son of the late Elmer and Susie (Wilson) Gardner.
He was married to Genevieve M. Assalone on Feb. 10, 1945 at St. Leo's Church. His only daughter, Kathleen Gardner, survives.

Lewis Donald Bushey

September 17, 2014

Lewis Donald Bushey, 87, of 198 Shady Dr., Ridgway, died Monday afternoon, Sept. 15, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk following a brief illness.
He was born Oct. 25, 1926 in Ridgway, the son of the late Lewis and Minnie C. (Norlin) Bushey. On June 3, 1953, he married Gloria M. Hunt. She preceded him in death Feb. 17, 2014.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church.
He had served in the U.S. Navy, and he was a WWII veteran. He had also been employed by the Stackpole Carbon Company for many years.

Phyllis Jean Gausman

September 15, 2014

Phyllis Jean Gausman, 81, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at her home at Benzinger Road following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. 
Phyllis Jean was born May 13, 1933 at home in Klondyke, a daughter of the late Vern and Ruth (Senior) VanOrder.
Due to her father’s several re-assignments as a game protector, Phyllis attended four different grade schools, including the experience of a one-room schoolhouse, before arriving at the stability of the Wilcox High School where she graduated in 1951 as the valedictorian of her class.

Maxine H. Fink

September 10, 2014

Maxine H. Fink, 85, formerly of Elk Avenue, Ridgway, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born July 31, 1929 in Mill Hall, daughter of the late Charles and Trenna Bridges Bowman.
She was married to John E. Fink who preceded her in death Jan. 16, 1994.
She enjoyed reading.

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