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May 12th

Ann Luketich, 92

May 12, 2014

Ann Luketich, 92, Punxsutawney, died Monday, May 12, 2014, at Wellington Heights Personal Care Home.

She was born Aug. 8, 1921, in Corbettown, a daughter of the late Jacob and Maria Ferrence Kupak Cholak.

On Nov. 2, 1963, she married Frank Luketich, who survives.

She was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church.

She enjoyed gardening, dining out, sewing, knitting, painting, children, dancing, cooking, baking and canning.

She retired from Integra Bank in 1983.

Cynthia Sue “Cindy” DeLoach 66

May 12, 2014

Cynthia Sue “Cindy” DeLoach, 66, Chino, California, slipped away  peacefully on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Kaiser Ontario/Vineyard Hospital, in Ontario, California, following a two-month battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis and pneumonia.

Born June 1, 1947, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Glen F. Coleman and the late Consuelo (Riggs) Barnes.

On Oct. 31, 1965, in Denver, Colorado, she married Richard Earl “Dick” DeLoach, who survives.

They lived in Denver with son, Tate Shannon, and daughter, Tammy Jean, until moving to Chino, California, in 1977.

Betty Frances Wachob Jackson, 91

May 12, 2014

Betty Frances Wachob Jackson, 91, of Olean Road, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014, at her home following a lengthy illness.

She had resided on Olean Road for nearly 70 years.

Born July 19, 1922, in Juneau, Pa., she was a daughter of Harry and Barbara Noerr Wachob.

On June 3, 1944, in Columbia, South Carolina, Betty married Henry James Jackson Sr., who died Dec. 31, 1974.

Betty graduated from Bradford Area High School in 1940. She also attended and completed secretarial school at Jamestown Business College.

Robert Eugene Miller, 87

May 12, 2014

Robert Eugene Miller, 87, of Brookville, died Monday, May 12, 2014, at home.

He was born Jan. 15, 1927, in Ramseytown, a son of the late Richard Levi and Catherine Margaret (Delp) Miller.

On Oct. 22, 1948, he married the former Evelyn Janet Harris. She preceded him in death on Sept. 17, 2004.

Mr. Miller was a United States Army veteran, having served in World War II.

He worked as an equipment operator for Airco Speer Graphite in St. Marys until his retirement in 1999.

His enjoyments were his family and friends, fishing, hunting and crossword puzzles.

Richard T. Stellabuto, 74

May 12, 2014

Richard T. Stellabuto, 74, beloved husband of the late Doris Stellabuto, passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at his home in Jessup, Maryland.

He was born on July 21, 1939, in Punxsutawney, to Antonio and Margaret Stellabotta.

Mr. Stellabuto was a computer programmer, for 30 years, at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.

Virginia M. “Tootie” Wilkins, 81

May 12, 2014

Virginia M. “Tootie” Wilkins, 81, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, May 12, 2014, at the DuBois Nursing Home, DuBois.

The daughter of Ruben John Ruthstrom and Hester Mary (Fuller) Ruthstrom Hurd, she was born on April 28, 1933, in Glen Campbell, Pa.

A 1951 graduate of the Punxsutawney High School, Virginia went on to graduate from Dorinda’s Beauty School in Indiana, Pa.

She attended the Cloe United Methodist Church.

For a span of 20 years, covering the time period of 1968-1988, Virginia was the owner/operator of Virginia’s Beauty Salon in Hannibal, Ohio.

May 11th

Webelos earn Arrow of Light awards

May 11, 2014

Earlier this year, the Webelos 2 Den earned the Arrow of Light Award at Pack 245's Blue & Gold Banquet. Cubmaster Greg Kunselman presented each scout with his own individual Arrow of Light Award. Kunselman made each award for the scouts, and each arrow was hand painted to represent the years the scout had been in Cub Scouts. Alec Depp, Daniel Kunselman, Alex Meko and Robert Slaughenhaupt, Jr crossed over to continue their journey as Boy Scouts. The scoutmasters were there to welcome them to the troop of their choice.

May 9th

Connie Riddle among those honored for Career Women’s Week

May 9, 2014

“Hard work has always paid off.”

Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club for Career Women’s Week. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions they’ve made to community and family.

The club was founded in 1930, originally known as Punxsutawney Business & Professional Women’s Club. On Sept. 8, 1998, the club name was changed and incorporated as a non-profit organization under the name of

McDonald’s collecting for soldier care packages

May 9, 2014

The Punxsy McDonald’s is once again teaming up to Support the Troops by collecting a variety of items for care packages, which will be sent overseas to the troops.

Items such as non-perishable foods, snacks, canned food, first-aid kits and hygiene products are now being collected.

Others participating in the collection are Dollar Tree, Dollar General and Rainbow Express Preschool. Items will be collected until Saturday, May 17.

Pictured (from left) are Cheyenne Helman, shift manager; Karen Love, general manager of Punxsy McDonald’s; and Sherry Huber, shift manager.

William E. Allemang Jr., 89

May 9, 2014

William E. Allemang Jr., 89, Bethel Park, entered eternal life on Friday, May 9, 2014, at the Kane Nursing Home in Scott Township.

He was born Oct. 20, 1924, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late William and Pauline (Sigel) Allemang Sr.

He was the beloved husband of the late Bernadette; loving father of Karen (Raymond) Kosmach of Ohio, William (Teresa) Allemang III of Punxsutawney and Brian (Janice) Allemang of Bethel Park; six grandchildren, Tonya Briggs, Brooke Wozniak, Mary Kundrat and Marc, John and Michelle Allemang.

He is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren.

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