Archive - 2013
Eva J. Anderson, 91, Anita, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Dec. 23, 1921, in Anita, a daughter of the late Carl Albert and Anna J. Anderson.
She was a member of the Elim Lutheran Church in Anita.
She graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School and was first employed at G.C. Murphy and then at Punxsutawney Hardware for most of her adult life.
H. Ray Pifer, 90, of Reynoldsville, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.
Mr. Pifer was born Aug. 23, 1922, in Big Run, a son of the late Irvin G. Pifer and Uzella (Rhoades) Pifer.
He was married in May of 1945 to his wife, Olive I. (Timblin) Pifer, who survives, of Reynoldsville.
They were married 67 years.
Mr. Pifer was a lifelong resident of the area and the family's 8th generation homestead farm.
He was an entrepreneur and inventor.
He was the owner of Pifer's Poultry & Egg Business, processing 100,000 birds per year.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â When it comes to promoting the arts, both in and out of the classroom, Indiana University of Pennsylvania remains quite dedicated.
It currently offers art education through ArtsPath, the Lively Arts outreach program made possible through the AIE Partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
ArtsPath was formed twelve years ago and is a regional and professional arts program that brings in professional artists from outside the school.
These artists come in and perform a variety of different arts in a classroom setting.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Gustavo Franco, M.D., Punxsutawney Area Hospital's most recent addition to the position of general surgeon, has traveled a long road to end up in Punxsutawney, but since he took over for former general surgeon Dr. Kaufman, Franco says he's really starting to get the feel for the small-town life.
REYNOLDSVILLE â DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the death of a two-and-a-half-year-old Reynoldsville boy stemming from an incident that took place on Grant Street Extension in the Reynoldsville Borough at 8 a.m. on Thursday.
Police are being assisted in the investigation by the Reynoldsville Ambulance Service, the Reynoldsville Police Department, the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office and the Jefferson County Coroner's Office.
The investigation is ongoing.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â With Groundhog Day just around the corner, Punxsutawney Phil's Souvenir Shop is offering some new and exciting items.
Punxsy Phil fans can check out either the souvenir shop or the online shop at GroundhogStuff.com, which offers the same souvenirs but at a convenience for those unable to travel. The online store has been operating since 2000.
Joyce C. (Judy) Reiter, 74, Reynoldsville, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at home.
She was born Jan. 25, 1938, in Reynoldsville, a daughter of the late Clair Mulhollan and Dorothy Hughes Mulhollan.
Sept. 14, 1957, she married Phillip Merle Reiter, who survives, of Reynoldsville.
Mrs. Reiter was a 1955 graduate of Reynoldsville High School. She retired as the First United Methodist Church secretary after 38 years of service.
Judy was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Reynoldsville.
H. Ray Pifer, 90, Reynoldsville, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at home.
Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the McCabe Funeral
Randall M. âRandyâ Wolfe, 64, Knox Dale, died Thursday, Jan. 10. 2013, at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born April 22, 1948, in Knox Dale, a son of the late Milton "Brownie" Wolfe and Emma Ishman Wolfe.
June 7, 1969, in Knox Dale, he married Mary Ruth Reinard, who survives.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Vietnam War as a sergeant in Co.B, 1st Bn., 2nd Mar. Div. from 1967 to 1970.
He received the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with palm and frame, the Vietnamese Campaign Medal with device and the Combat Action Ribbon.
Betty J. Hill, 89, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Shawville, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at DuBois Nursing Home.
Mrs. Hill was born May 19, 1923, in Woodland, Pa., a daughter of the late Harold Stephens and Fannie (Maines) Stephens.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack C. Hill Sr.
Mrs. Hill was a member of the First Church of God in Punxsutawney.
She loved and adored her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and all children.
She was very instrumental in Kid's Camp in Dillsburg and was a youth leader most of her life.