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Posted 10 March 2013 - 10:42 AM

Goble-Baronick Funeral Home, Inc.
 
211 South Main Street
 
DuBois, PA  15801
 
Jeffrey M. Baronick, Supervisor
 
(814) 371-2040
 
On line condolences may be made at http://www.gbfuneralhome.com

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William H. Shenkle, age 89, Chestnut Avenue, DuBois, PA died Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.
 
Born May 14, 1927 in DuBois, PA, he was the son of the late John & Nellie (Pentz) Shenkle. 
 
He was a veteran of the United States Marines Corp. during World War II.  After his service, he graduated from MIT and re-entered the military serving during the Korean War in the United States Air Force.  
 
In 1952, he married Betty (Stewart) Shenkle.  She survives.
 
He retired from Rockwell International Manufacturing as the general manager of the DuBois plant after many years of service. 
 
Bill was very involved in the DuBois area his entire life serving on various boards and participating in many community activities.  He was a past City of DuBois councilman, member of First United Methodist Church, and chairman of the committee that oversaw the merger of the DuBois and Maple Avenue Hospitals, forming the DuBois Regional Medical Center where he served as a member of the Board of Directors, just to name a few.  
 
Bill is survived by three children, Valerie Wetstone and her husband, Jeffrey of Columbia, MD, Jeffrey Shenkle of DuBois, PA and Linda Tock of North Tonawanda, NY, two sisters, Carolyn McCain of Athens, AL and Patricia Fair and her husband, Ron of Brighton, CO, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
 
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Shenkle and Courtney Shenkle and a sister, Betty Chaney.
 
Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. at the Goble Baronick Funeral Home.
 
A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 11 A.M. from the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Lance Tucker officiating.
 
Burial will be in Morningside Cemetery.
 
Although flowers are appreciated, the family suggests that all memorials be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
 
On-line condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.
 
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Judith J. Long, age 75, West Ridge Avenue in Falls Creek, PA died Friday, May 13, 2016 at Penn Highlands DuBois.
 
Born November 26, 1940 in Johnstown, PA, she was the daughter of the late James & Janetta (Stewart) Lee.
 
On March 10, 1992, she married Charles James Long.  He survives.
 
Judy retired from Christ the King Manor as a home health aide after many years of service.
 
She was a member of the Smithtown Community Church where she was very active in church affairs.  She loved to do yardwork, plant flowers and bird watch.  Most of all, she loved her family and taking care of them.
 
She is survived by twin sons, John J. Boozer and his wife, Lauren and Frank K. Boozer and his wife, Denise, three daughters, Trudy A. Albright, Tammy L. Boozer, and Judith A. Johnstin, all of Lancaster, PA, four sisters, three brothers and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by two brothers, William and James Lee.
 
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 4-7 P.M. from the Goble Baronick Funeral Home.
 
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 11 A.M. from the Smithtown Community Church with Pastor Harold Hills officiating.
 
Burial will follow in Lakelawn Memorial Park.
 
Memorials may be sent to the charity of the donor's choice.
 
On-line condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.
 
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Miles C. Lott, Age 84 of Main St., Troutville, PA died Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Penn Highlands DuBois.
 
Born on July 27, 1931 in Big Run, PA, he was the son of the late Irvin & Ethel (Scadden) Lott.
On June 27, 1953, he married his wife of 62 years, Allene "Joan" (Shepler) Lott.  She survives.
 
He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the Korean War.
 
Miles lived most of his life in Troutville, PA and was a graduate of the Big Run High School Class of 1948.  He was a graduate of Clarion University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, and retired after teaching English and History for 35 years in Spartansburg, Corry, & DuBois, Pennsylvania.
 
He played baseball both in high school and in the Federation League in Big Run and Troutville, where he was well known as a pitcher.  He enjoyed golfing, especially in the Beechwoods Senior League; he loved country music, and was a pretty good singer;  and he enjoyed being with his family.
 
Miles is survived by a son (Miles C. Lott, Jr. & his wife Debra of New York, New York) a daughter (Susan Wyant & her husband Raymond of Troutville, PA) a grandson (Jason Shimmel & his wife Dana) a granddaughter (Kaitlin Wyant and her husband Raymond) a great granddaughter (Aurora Shimmel) 3 step grandchildren; 6 step great-grandchildren, & 1 step great- great-grandchild.
 
He was preceded in death by his 3 brothers (Arthur, Bernard, & William Lott) and 3 sisters (Mary Thrush, Betty Deeter, and Margaret Haag).
 
Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 1 to 4 p.m. from the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home Inc.
 
A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 12P.M. from the Troutville Trinity United Church of Christ with Pastor Audra Krise, and Pastor Barry Fillman co officiating.
 
Burial will follow in the Troutville UCC Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded by the members of the DuBois Area Honor Guard.
 
Memorials may be placed with the charity of the donor's choice.
 
Online condolences can be made to www.gbfuneralhome.com
 
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Candace L. Taylor, age 56, Watson Highway, DuBois, PA died Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Penn Highlands DuBois.
 
Born January 19, 1960, she was the daughter of the late Walter “Butch” Wolfe, Sr. and Avonelle (Yale) Snyder.  Mrs. Snyder survives and lives in DuBois, PA.
 
On March 18, 1989, she married Marlin Taylor.  He survives.
 
Candace attended Treasure Lake Church. She enjoyed crafts and dirt track racing.
 
She is survived by her children:  Dennis “Milo” Conrad of Reynoldsville, PA, Greg Conrad and his wife, Jennifer of Plymouth, OH and Orin Taylor of DuBois, PA, three brothers, Walter “Butch” Wolfe, Jr., Dustin Wolfe and Brandon Wolfe, two sisters, Denise Camise and Joyel Snyder, one step sister, two step brothers, two nieces and three nephews, ten grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
 
Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. from the Goble Baronick Funeral Home.
 
A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 12 P.M from the Treasure Lake Church with Pastor Dick Whitaker officiating.
 
Memorials may be placed with the Hahne Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Avenue, DuBois, PA 15801.
 
On-line condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.
 
The Goble Baronick Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
 
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Kristin Nicole Dinger, age 31, Coder Road, Brockport, PA died Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in DuBois, PA.
 
Born November 15, 1984 in DuBois, PA, she was the daughter of Perry F. Dinger of DuBois, PA and Linda P. (Mahle) Dinger of Indianapolis, IN.
 
She had previously worked for Gordon Jewelers and Guardian Elder Care Pharmacy.
 
Kristin loved music and animals especially, her French Bull Dog, Yoda.
 
She is survived by her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John G. and Janet Dinger of Brookville, PA and her fiancé, Michael Pirow, III and his children Morgan and Michael IV.
 
There will be no public visitation.
 
A funeral service will be held Friday, May 6, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. from the Goble Baronick Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Felt officiating.
 
Burial will be in Roseville Bethel Cemetery.
 
Memorials may be sent to the Gateway Humane Society, 1211 Airport Road, Falls Creek, PA 15840.
 
On-line condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.
 
The Goble Baronick Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 
 
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John G. Gardner, age 60, Chestnut Avenue, DuBois, PA died Thursday, April 28, 2016 at his home.  
 
Born April 30, 1955 in Clearfield, PA, he was the son of the late William Hiram & Iva Geraldine (Liegey) Gardner.
 
He enjoyed walking the walkway everyday with his dog.  He always was willing to help others without hesitation.
 
John is survived by a son, Mike Gardner and his wife, Cheryl and a daughter, Alice Izabella Grace, two brothers, Daniel Gardner and his wife, Terri and William Gardner, two sisters, Cheryl Smeal and her husband, Richard and Kathleen Johnson and her husband, Barry, two grandchildren, Ethan and Luke Gardner, several nieces and nephews, and his faithful companion, his dog, Redd.
 
There will be no public visitation and private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
 
Memorials may be sent to the Gateway Humane Society, 1211 Airport Road, Falls Creek, PA 15840.
 
On-line condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.
 
The Goble Baronick Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 
 
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Jay Roy Shaffer, age 76, of Hiatt Avenue, Wilmington, OH died Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at his home.
 
Born July 9, 1939 in DuBois, PA, he was the son of the late Guy Allen and Mary Velma (Owens) Shaffer.
 
He graduated from Sandy Township High School in 1957.
 
He was a veteran of the United States Army and served from 1962-1964.
 
In August 1963, he married Brenda M. (Cowgill) Shaffer.  She survives.
 
Jay worked as a cartographer for the U.S. Geological Survey.
 
He was a member of the American Legion Post 184 in Herndon, VA.
 
Jay is survived by his children:  Teresa Lynn Shaffer and Christopher Jay Shaffer, both of Portland, OR, and two grandchildren, Ashley Shaffer and Alison Shaffer of Portland, OR, a brother Russell Shaffer and his wife Kathy "Sis" of Rockton, PA and a brother in law, Roger Witter of Rochester Mills, PA, a nephew, three nieces and a special friend, "Prissy".
 
He was preceded in death by a sister, Clara "Sis" Witter.
 
There will be no visitation.
 
A committal service will be held on, Monday, May 2, 2016 at 11 a.m. from the chapel at Morningside Cemetery with Pastor Richard Howe officiating.
 
Full military honors will be accorded by the members of the DuBois Area Honor Guard.
 
Memorials may be sent to the charity of the donor's choice.
 
On-line condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.
 
The Goble Baronick Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
 
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Ralph "R.J." Bruzga, age 67, Jefferson Street, Brookville, PA died Tuesday, April 26, 2016 in DuBois, PA.
 
Born October 26, 1948 in DuBois, PA, he was the son of the late Ralph A. & Ann R. (Stanchus) Bruzga.
 
He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. and served during the Vietnam War.
 
R.J. retired as a senior bridge inspector from Kimball Engineering.
 
He was a life member of Goodwill Hose Co. #5, the Falls Creek and Brookville Eagles, the Olympic Athletic Club, and was a member and past president of the former Lithuanian Independence Club.  He was also a member of the James J. Patterson Post 813 Veterans of Foreign Wars.
 
R. J. is survived by two children:  Tracy Gordon and her husband, Jeffrey, Esq. of Brookville, PA and Michael Bruzga and his wife, Chica of Sasebo City, Japan, a sister, Carol Dunlap and her husband, Robert of DuBois, PA and four grandchildren.
 
He was preceded in death by his sister, Kathy Werner and a great nephew, Damien Dunlap.
 
Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 1-4 P.M. at the Goble Baronick Funeral Home.
 
A private family committal service will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery the next day where full military honors will be accorded by the members of the DuBois Area Honor Guard.
 
Memorials may be sent to St. Jude's Research, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
 
On-line condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.
 
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Betty L. Price, age 78, DuBois, PA, formerly of Luthersburg, PA died Sunday, April 24, 2016 at the DuBois Nursing Home.
 
Born October 3, 1937 in Luthersburg, PA, she was the daughter of the late Eugene & Arvilla (Swartzlander) Hartzfeld.
 
She retired from Rockwell International Manufacturing. 
 
She was a former member of the Salem Lutheran Church.  She was a great fan of Betty Boop.
 
Betty is survived by a daughter, Cindy Brainer of Arizona, two sisters, Mary Gilbert of Amherst, NY and Becky Spencer of Luthersburg, PA, three brothers, Howard Hartzfeld of Erie, PA, Glen and Lynn Hartzfeld, both of Luthersburg, PA, and two grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Viola Miknis and Roberta Berger and two brothers, Robert and James Hartzfeld.
 
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 6-7:30 P.M. at the Goble Baronick Funeral Home.
 
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7:30 P.M. from the Goble Baronick Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Felt officiating.
 
Burial will be in Salem Lutheran Cemetery in Brady Township.
 
On-line condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.
 
 
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Leo S. “Zuber” Zawislak, age 92, of Robinson Street, DuBois, PA, died Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the DuBois Nursing Home.

 

Born November 12, 1923 in DuBois, PA, he was the son of the late John and Catherine (Kot) Zawislak.

 

He was a 1941 graduate of DuBois High School.

 

On June 18, 1947, he married June (Haggerty) Zawislak.  She survives.

 

He was a veteran of the United States Navy having served in the Asiatic-Pacific theater during World War II.  He was awarded the Purple Heart, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, the Victory Medal and the American Campaign Medal.

 

Leo retired from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad where he worked as a carman, after 35 years of service.

 

He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, the George D. Montgomery American Legion Post 17, the James J. Patterson Post 813 Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans and the Loyal Order of Ruptured Ducks.  He was also an active member of the DuBois Area Honor Guard for over 20 years.

 

He is survived by his daughter, Kathryn M. Bowser and her husband, Joe of DuBois, PA, and a son, Joseph Zawislak of DuBois, PA, three grandchildren (Steven and Kevin Bowser and Krista Frable), eight great grandchildren (Caiden and Dylan Bowling, Rowen Frable, Sarah, Benjamin, and Rebekah Bowser, Zackary Berends-Bowser and Cole Bowser).

 

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Edwin “BuBu” Zawislak.

 

Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 1-4 P.M. at the Goble Baronick Funeral Home.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 1 P.M. from St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Daniel Kresinski as celebrant.

 

Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded by the members of the DuBois Area Honor Guard.

 

Memorials may be sent to the DuBois Area Honor Guard, 18 Tenth St., DuBois, PA 15801.

 

On-line condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.

 
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Benjamin R. O'Shane, age 65, Home Camp Road, Rockton, PA died Monday, April 18, 2016 at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.
 
Born May 8, 1950 in Charleroi, PA, he was the son of the late Benjamin O'Shane & Irene C. (Wroblewski) O'Shane.  His mother survives and lives in New Wilmington, PA.
 
He worked for the City of DuBois for 37 years, serving the past 26 years as the Water Treatment Plant Superintendent.
 
He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman.  He enjoyed going to the family camp in McKean Co.  He was also a NASCAR fan.
 
Ben is survived by his brother, Thomas O'Shane and his wife, Kathleen of Boca Grande, FL.
 
There will be no visitation.
 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 10 A.M. from St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church with Msgr. Richard Siefer as celebrant.
 
Memorials may be sent to the charity of the donor's choice.
 
On-line condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.
 
The Goble Baronick Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 
 
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Darrell J. Patton, Sr., age 70, of Hickory Road, DuBois, PA died Sunday, April 17, 2016 at his home.
 
Born March 27, 1946 in Tyrone, PA, he was the son of his late mother, Isabel (Howard) Patton and his late father, Donald Patton.
 
On May 15, 1971, he married Shirley Mae (Muth) Patton.  She survives.
 
He graduated from Tyrone High School in 1964 where he played football and wrestled, and the Allegheny Technical Institute in 1996.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Workforce Education and Instructional Development from the Pennsylvania State University in 2007.
 
Darrell retired as a field service technician in 2015 from Sheetz, Inc. after 20 years of service.  Previously, he owned and operated his own business, D J Electronics from 1972-1995.  He received a certification completion for Refrigeration from Ferris University in 1992.  He was an instructor at Jeff Tech in Reynoldsville, PA in Electronic Technology and Electrical Construction from 1972 to 1979.
 
He was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Brockway, PA.  He enjoyed taking photographs of wildlife and flowers, capturing great pictures.  He was an avid Steelers fan, Pirates fan, and Penn State football and basketball fan.  He enjoyed watching NASCAR racing.  Most importantly, he loved his family.
 
He is survived by two sons, Darrell J. Patton, Jr. of DuBois, PA and Jonathan Patton and his wife, Denise of Greer, SC, and three grandchildren, Morgan, Isabel and Olivia Patton.  He is also survived by a sister, Donna Masaveg of Garfield Heights, OH and a sister in law, Patricia L. Muth of DuBois, PA.
 
Darrell was preceded in death by his sister, Mary E. Patton.
 
A private family service was held from the Goble Baronick Funeral Home.  Pastor Mark Lutcher officiated.
 
Burial is in Boone Mountain Cemetery.
 
The family requests memorials be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
 
On-line condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.
 
The Goble Baronick Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 
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Donaldeen S.M. Colgan, age 90, Sykes Street Extension, DuBois, PA died Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Nelson’s Golden Years.

 

Born March 4, 1926 in Corry, PA, she was the daughter of the late Carl O. & Esther (Nelson) Granquist.

 

On July 13, 1946, she married Raymond U. Colgan.  He survives.  They would have been married 70 years in July.

 

Donaldeen was a graduate of DuBois Area High School. 

 

She worked alongside her husband, Ray in the family owned Ray U. Colgan State Farm Insurance in DuBois for 36 years.

 

Donaldeen was a member of West Liberty Baptist Church.  She taught Sunday School for over 50 years.  She was also a member of Gideon’s International for 45 years.  She loved gardening and flowers.

 

She is survived by her daughter, Esther L. Davis of North Olmsted, OH and Philip D. Colgan and his wife, Donna of DuBois, PA, 8 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

 

There will be no public viewing and private funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 with her son, Pastor Philip Colgan officiating.

 

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

 

Burial will be in Morningside Cemetery.

 

Memorials may be sent to West Liberty Baptist Church, 139 West Liberty Road, DuBois, PA 15801.

 

The Goble Baronick Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

 
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Annie I. Morgan, Age 102 of Luthersburg, PA died Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Christ the King Manor.
 
Born on September 28, 1913 in DuBois, Pa, she was the daughter of the late Chester & Ethel (Kiel) Woods. 
 
On December 24, 1939, she married Willard E. Morgan, Sr.  He preceded her in death July 22, 2004.
 
Annie worked as a postal clerk in Luthersburg from 1954 until 1971.  She then served as the post master of the Rockton Post Office from 1971 until her retirement in 1981.
 
She was a 1932 graduate of the Brady Township High School.  After high school, she graduated from Andrews School of Cosmetology in Buffalo, NY.
 
She was a charter member of the Brady Township Volunteer Fire Departments Women's Auxiliary, a lifetime member of the Women's International Bowling Congress, a member of the Luthersburg United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, and was a charter member of the Brady Township Band Booster Club.
 
Annie enjoyed bowling, crocheting, knitting, crafts, traveling, and music.
 
She is survived by a daughter (Veryl McGarvey & her husband Lee of Milpitas, CA) a son (Willard "Bill" Morgan, Jr. & his wife Sandra of Luthersburg, PA) 5 grandchildren (David, Steven, & Lynda McGarvey; Wendy Whaling, & Chad Morgan) 5 great grandchildren (Timothy, Sean, & Brent McGarvey; and Chantel & Dalton Whaling) a sister (Edith Kilmer of DuBois, PA) a sister in law (Audrey Woods of DuBois, PA) and numerous nieces, nephews, & cousins.
 
She was preceded in death by 3 brothers (Max, Clyde, & Art Woods) and 4 sisters (Elaine Spicher, Dorothy Lines, Grace Opperman, & Doris Swanson)
 
There will be no public visitation.
 
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 1 p.m. from the Luthersbug United Methodist Church with Pastor Rick Howe officiating.
 
Burial is in Morningside Cemetery.
 
Memorials may made to the Luthersburg United Methodist Church, 2000 Carson Hill Road, DuBois, PA 15801.
 
On line condolences may be made to www.gbfuneralhome.com
 
The Goble-Baronick Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
 
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Ronald J. Frano, age 82, West Sheridan Avenue, DuBois, PA died Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Penn Highlands DuBois.
 
Born December 24, 1933 in DuBois, PA, he was the son of the late Vendll J. & Annette (Opryszek) Frano.
 
On April 23, 1966 in Punxsutawney, PA, he married Mary Virginia (Kaza) Frano.  She survives.
 
He was a veteran of the United States Army.
 
Ron retired from Riverside Warehouse after 42 years of service.
 
He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church.  He was a member of the Polish Citizens Club and the Adrian-Sandy Hose Co. #3.  He enjoyed monthly trips to Salamanca with the DuBois Senior Center and going to the Y.M.C.A.  He was an avid Penn State football fan and Duke University basketball fan, but most of all, he enjoyed being with his family, especially his grandchildren.  In his younger days, Ron enjoyed playing basketball and baseball.  He played basketball for the DuBois Chevies and was a member of the last championship team of Sandy High School.  He played baseball for Wishaw, Falls Creek and the Pulaski Club.
 
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, John C. Frano and his wife, Patty of Meadville, PA, a brother, Albert W. Frano and his wife, Brenda of DuBois, PA, and two grandsons, Joshua J. Frano and Nathan P. Frano.
 
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at the Goble Baronick Funeral Home.  
 
A Scriptural Wake Service will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 3:45 P.M. from the funeral home.
 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 10 A.M. from St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church with Msgr. Charles Kaza, his brother in law, and Fr. Daniel Kresinski con-celebrating.
 
Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery.
 
Memorials may be sent to St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, 25 Robinson St., DuBois, PA 15801 and/or the DuBois Y.M.C.A., 25 Parkway Drive, DuBois, PA 15801.
 
On-line condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.
 
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Mary M. Melani, age 95, DuBois, PA, died Sunday, April 10, 2016 at the DuBois Nursing Home.
 
Born November 16, 1920 in Curry, PA, she was the daughter of the late Angelo & Mary A. (Ambrose) Maracini.
 
In 1948, she married Lee Melani.  He preceded her in death in March of 2001.
 
She was a secretary at Whitehall Junior High School for many years.
 
Mary is survived by a son, Peter Melani and his wife, Patricia of DuBois, PA, three grandchildren (Adam Melani, Lee Melani and his wife, Anna Kate, and Christopher Melani, M.D.), and two great grandchildren (Lyla and Blake Melani).
 
She was preceded in death by her son (Mark Melani), a brother (Herbert Maracini), and two sisters (Mildred and Lucille Maracini).
 
There will be no visitation.
 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 1 P.M. from St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church in Falls Creek with Fr. Rick Tomasone as celebrant.
 
Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Park in Pittsburgh, PA.
 
Memorials may be sent to St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church, 205 Taylor Avenue, Falls Creek, PA 15840 and/or the DuBois Nursing Home, 282 South Eighth Street, DuBois, PA 15801.
 
On-line condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.
 
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