Gladys EdingerGladys F. Edinger, 81, of 155 Scotland Street, Dagus Mines, and a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Elk Haven after a brief illness.

She was born August 26, 1932 in Dagus Mines, daughter of the late Norman and Sadie Dempsey Edinger.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Dagus Mines and Kersey schools.  She worked at the Stackpole Carbon Company for 40 years and retired after its closure in 1988.  She was also a beautician in her home for many years.

She is survived by a sister Garnet Blose of Ridgway and by numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by four sisters, Mary Mancini, Betty Valykeo, Jean Miller, and Joan Bish.

She was a Presbyterian by faith.  In her younger years, she enjoyed keeping her nieces for overnight visits.  She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family and friends.  Also she enjoyed shopping and going out to eat with her friends.

Funeral services will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 1:00 PM.  Burial will follow in the Earleyville Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday from 11:00 AM until the time of service at 1:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 403, St. Marys, PA  15857, or to the American Heart Association, 151 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, IL  60693.

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Kurt NyquistKurt L. Nyquist, 69, of 295 Coal Hollow Road, Kersey, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at the Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College after an illness of the past year.

He was born May 5, 1944 in Ridgway, son of the late Albert E. and Ruth B. Brown Nyquist.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1962.  He also earned an associate degree from Penn State DuBois.  He was a former employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company for 30 years and retired from Contact Technologies.

On June 4, 1969 in Ridgway, he married Linda L. Hodgson, who preceded him in death on October 21, 2007.

He is survived by a son, Kurt J. Nyquist and his wife Heather of Bellefonte, PA; and two grandsons, Tyler Nyquist and Evan Nyquist.

Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sally Mesko, and a brother, James Nyquist.  He was the last member of his immediate family.

Mr. Nyquist was a member of the Maria Lutheran Church.  He was a veteran of the US Army having served during the Vietnam Era, and was a member of the Fox Twp. Burial Detail.  He also enjoyed hunting.

Funeral services will be held in the Maria Lutheran Church on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 1:00 PM, with the Rev. Eric Hart, Pastor, officiating.  Full military rites will be accorded by the Fox Twp. Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will follow in the Maria Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 5:00 till 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Fox Twp. Servicemen’s Burial Detail, c/o Dagus Mines American Legion, 196 Skyline Drive, Dagus Mines, PA  15831.

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