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WEEDVILLE - Benjamin Gregori, 82, of Peach Street, Weedville, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at Mt. Laurel Nursing Home after a short illness.

He was born June 22, 1932 in Cardiff, son of the late Martin and Theresa (Zambanini) Gregori.
He worked in local coal mines in his younger years and later, Speer Carbon, Corbett Cabinets and Jay Township Municipal Authority.

He was a member of St. Joseph Church, Sinnemahoning Sportsmenís Club and enjoyed hunting.
He lived all his life in Bennetts Valley.

He is survived by a brother, Frank Gregori of Weedville; and two sisters, Lena Zuchelli of St. Marys and Louise Dipoalo of Weedville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Victor, Henry, Mario, Leo and Angelo Gregori.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Benjamin Gregori will be celebrated Friday, Nov. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Force with Father Eric Vogt, OSB, as celebrant.

Interment will be in St. Joseph Church Cemetery.



RIDGWAY - Gloria D. Gasbarre, 85, of West Long Avenue, DuBois, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 at Christ the King Manor. Born Dec. 11, 1928 in Lackawanna, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Leona Ellinger.
On April 17, 1948 in Ridgway, she married George P. Gasbarre Sr. He preceded her in death Jan. 29, 2008.
Prior to moving to DuBois in 1970, she and her husband lived in St. Louis, Mo.

She was a homemaker and had previously worked alongside her husband during the founding years of Gasbarre Products.

Gloria was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church where she was a member of the Altar Rosary Society. She was a past member of the DuBois Regional Medical Center Auxiliary and the Ladies of the Lake. She enjoyed bowling, golfing and bocce ball. She was active in the American Cancer Society where she was past chairman of Daffodil Days.

She is survived by five children: Rebecca Noelker and her husband, Joseph of St. Louis, Mo, Thomas G. Gasbarre and his wife, Lori, Carl Z. Gasbarre and his wife, Marsha, William R. Gasbarre and his wife, Terry, and George P. Gasbarre Jr., all of DuBois; 12 grandchildren, Madeline and Marisa Noelker, Alex Gasbarre and his wife, Laura, Ben Gasbarre and his wife, Kelly, and Angela Gasbarre; Michael Gasbarre and his wife, Lori, Melia Hall and her husband, Joe, and Carla and Mary Elizabeth Gasbarre, Kristine and Jeffrey Gasbarre, and Chad Gasbarre; and two great-grandchildren, Dominic Hall and Cameron Gasbarre.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Gloria D. Gasbarre will be celebrated Monday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. from St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church with Msgr. Richard Siefer as celebrant.
Burial will be in St. Catherineís Cemetery.

A Scriptural Wake Service will be held Sunday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. from the funeral home.
Visitation will be held Sunday, Nov. 30 from 1-5 p.m. at the Goble Baronick Funeral Home, 211 South Main St., DuBois, Pa. 15801.

Memorials may be sent to the George P. Gasbarre Sr. Memorial Engineering Scholarship Fund, c/o DuBois Catholic Schools, P.O. Box 567, DuBois, Pa. 15801 and/or Christ the King Manor, 1100 West Long Ave., DuBois, Pa. 15801.
Online condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.



RIDGWAY - Orville Meeks, 75, of 85 Paddocks drive, Ridgway, passed away on Sunday at his residence.


Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home



RIDGWAY - Wayne Egger, 65, of 115 East Avenue, Ridgway, passed away on Saturday morning, November 22nd 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.
He was a tool and die maker, and he had owned and operated Egger Die and Tool for 25 years. He had recently been employed by W. & H. in St. Marys.

He is survived by his wife, Mary C. Egger of Ridgway; his children, Daniel Howard and his wife Michelle of Ridgway, Lauren Caggeso and her husband Dominic of Albion, William W. Egger of Pittsburgh and Catherine Egger of Ashland, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Anthony, Michael, Francis, Patrick, Elizabeth, Benjamin, William and Frank; one sister, Nancy Jean Bernado and her husband Gary of Tampa, Fla; one niece, Sara; one nephew, Dane; and one great niece, Paige.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral and Committal Services for Wayne W. Egger will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 1 p.m. Officiating will be Deacon Lawrence M. Caggeso of St. Leo Catholic Church.
Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Gardens. Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home on Tuesday, Nov. 25 from 6-8 p.m., and on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the service begins at 1 p.m.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Ridgway Public Library, St. Leo Catholic Church or to the Ridgway Ambulance Corp.



ST. MARYS - Theresa McFall, 49, of 759 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, died on Friday, November 21, 2014 at UPMC Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness.

She was born on August 12, 1965, a daughter of the late James Dornish and Helen Samick Dornish Beck Fredrickson, who survives of St. Marys.

Theresa was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of the Elk Baptist Church.  She had worked as a care nurse for many years and also had her own cleaning business.  She was a fun loving person who enjoyed being with her family and friends, and who lived life to the fullest.

In addition to her mother, Helen, she is survived by a daughter, Molly Zemla of Edinboro, 3 sisters; Pam Sorg, Julie (John) Hackett, and Janine (Ralph) Kneidel, all of St. Marys, 2 brothers; David Dornish of St. Marys and 
Tobias Dornish of New Castle as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her father, James Dornish, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Daniel, Albert, and John Dornish and 2 sisters, Sharon Dornish and Cynthia Hanes.

A Funeral Service for Theresa McFall will be held on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Elk Baptist Church, Ford Road, St. Marys, PA with Rev. Barry Moyer, officiating.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Tuesday evening, November 25, 2014 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Community Nurses, Inc.

Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be made to the family at Homepage



ST. MARYS - John H. Clark, 60, of 105 Darr Street, St. Marys, died peacefully at his home on Friday, November 21, 2014.

He was born on January 30, 1954, a son of the late Robert and Margaret McDonald Clark.

John was a graduate of Ridgway 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.

He is survived by a son; Scott Clark and his fiance Laura Reffitt of St. Marys, 2 daughters; Melissa Greiner and her husband Jody of Butler, and Jennifer Clark and her fiance Matt Undercoffer of St. Marys.  He is also survived by 3 grandchildren, Avery, Audrey, and Jeremy; and by a brother, David Clark of Ridgway.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death 2 brothers, Robert and James Clark, and by a sister, Joyce Nortum.

A Funeral Service for John H. Clark will be held on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at 11:00 AM at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home.  Full military honors will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM.

Interment will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Rides for Vets, P.O. Box 70, Ridgway, PA 15853.

Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be made to the family at www.lynchgreenfuneralhome.com







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