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The Rev. Ceotis Lavigne Pryor, 77, pastor and rights leader

The Rev. Ceotis Lavigne Pryor, 77, who served as pastor at Corinthian Baptist Church in East Germantown from 1974 to 2007, died Jan. 20 of Alzheimer’s disease at the Ridge at Whitemarsh Health and Rehabilitation in Springfield, where he had resided since 2010. A civil rights activist and community leader,…

Shirley “Sis” Ann Leffingwell

Shirley “Sis” Ann Leffingwell, 82, of Meadville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at Juniper Village. She was born on Sept. 17, 1933, in Meadville, a daughter of Charles Leffingwell and Blanche Guenther Leffingwell. Sis was a graduate of Meadville Area Senior High School and was employed by Channellock for…

Frank Quinton, 86, purchasing agent, shipyard worker

Frank Quinton, 86, of Gloucester City, a 22-year veteran of work at what was the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, died at home Saturday, Jan. 23, of complications after a seizure. Mr. Quinton and his wife of 65 years, Anna, knew each other “from the time they were young teenagers,” said daughter…

Abe Vigoda, 94; portrayed ‘Barney Miller’ detective

NEW YORK – Abe Vigoda, 94, a character actor whose leathery, sad-eyed face made him ideal for playing the over-the-hill detective Phil Fish in the 1970s TV series Barney Miller and the doomed Mafia soldier in The Godfather, died Tuesday. Mr. Vigoda’s daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs, said that Mr. Vigoda…

M. Minsky, computer visionary

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Marvin Minsky, 88, a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who saw parallels in the functioning of the human brain and computers, died Sunday of a cerebral hemorrhage at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Minsky viewed the brain…

Thornton Dial | Self-taught artist, 87

Thornton Dial, 87, a self-taught artist who transformed discarded junk into sculpture and painted in bright colors and bold lines, died Monday at his home near Birmingham, Ala. Born in 1928 to sharecroppers in rural west Alabama near the Mississippi line, Mr. Dial made things from materials he found for…

Mary Scheetz, 98, socialite, volunteer

Mary Augusta Biddle Scheetz, 98, of Gladwyne, a mother, socialite, and civic volunteer, died Friday, Jan. 15, at Dunwoody Village in Newtown Square. Known as “Dusty,” Mrs. Scheetz was born in Riverton, Burlington County, the daughter of Henry Canby Biddle and Margaret Seton Fleming Biddle. She was a descendant of…

Nola Jean Mosier Gosnell

HERMITAGE — Nola Jean Mosier Gosnell, 91, of 1059 Greenfield Road, Hermitage, Lackawannock Township, passed away at the residence on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, at 3:50 p.m. after a brief illness. Born in Mosiertown on Oct. 20, 1924, she was a daughter of Guy Mosier and Bertha Frontz Mosier. She…

David T. Hanahan

David T. Hanahan, of Meadville, formerly of Sharpsville, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at 12:40 p.m. at Wesbury, in Meadville, after a brief illness. He was 69. David was born in Pittsburgh on July 21, 1946, the son of the late Thomas Francis and Eva Mary (Robbins) Hanahan.…

Mary Alice Corliss

LINESVILLE — Mary Alice Corliss, 49, of Linesville, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, at her residence. She was born May 25, 1966, in Meadville, the daughter of John L. Hamilton and Peggy M. Calladine Hamilton. Mary Alice was married to Brian J. Corliss and have spent 22…

Cleo F. Troyer

Cleo F. Troyer, 81, of Meadville, passed away in Sarasota, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. He was, and is, a beloved father, grandfather and brother. He was born Sept. 16, 1934, in Milford, Neb., to Perry and Elsa Roth Troyer. The family moved to Pennsylvania in 1938; Cleo spent…

Geraldine A. (Judy) Leslie

SPRINGBORO — Geraldine A. (Judy) Leslie, 76, of Springboro, passed away on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at Rolling Fields Nursing Home, Conneautville. She was born Oct. 6, 1939, in Blooming Valley, the daughter of the late Donald E. Merritt and Meta Houy Merritt. She had married Clifford Waterhouse. She subsequently…

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