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RIDGWAY - 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.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Thompson Funeral Home, Ridgway. Friends will be received Monday, September 29th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, September 30th at 4 p.m.



ST. MARYS - Richard "Rick" John Farabaugh, 54, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 following a lengthy illness.
He was born June 26, 1960 in St. Marys, son of Peg Farabaugh. He was preceded in death by his father, John Farabaugh, in 1995.

Rick attended St. Marys Public High School and was a graduate of Triangle Tech. He was an electrician and owner of Rick's Electric Service in St. Marys for a number of years.

He is survived by a son, Christopher (Renee), and three grandchildren, Grace, Mya and Christopher Jr., of North Carolina. He is also survived by one sister, Amy Farabaugh, of Naperville, Ill., and six brothers, Mike Farabaugh and Terry Farabaugh, both of Indianapolis, Ind.; and Bill (Stacey) Farabaugh, Kenny (Sara) Farabaugh, Dan (Karen) Farabaugh and Joe Farabaugh, all of St. Marys.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Church on Monday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. There will be no visitation.

Interment will follow in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery at the convenience of the family. If desired, memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart Church Building Fund.


Lynch Green Funeral Home

Lynch Radkowski Funeral Home

Barnett Funeral Home

Ferragine Funeral Home