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November 12th, 2010

Dominic V. Fernichio, 93

November 12, 2010

Dominic V. Fernichio, 93, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.

He was born July 11, 1917, in Mt. Jewett, a son of the late Anthony and Angeline (Ignota) Fernichio.

Mr. Fernichio was married to Grace (Gigliotti) Fernichio, who preceded him in death.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Normandy Landings and the Battle of the Bulge.

Mr. Fernichio was a clerk at Brown’s Boot Shop and a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church in Punxsutawney.

Charles Ivan “Tippy” Dinger, 97

November 12, 2010

Charles Ivan “Tippy” Dinger, 97, Grove City, formerly of Knox Dale, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010.

He was born Aug. 27, 1913, a son of the late Joseph W. and Rachel E. (Wolfe) Dinger.

April 4, 1936, Mr. Dinger married Anna Mae Catherine (Miller) Dinger, who preceded him in death Dec. 10, 1993. Dec. 17, 1994, he married Georgia A. (Tanner) Dinger, who preceded him in death Aug. 28, 2007.

He was a welder by trade and attended the She-Muel Church in Worthville.

Mr. Dinger was an avid fisherman and hunter.

Mary Ann Bishop, 63

November 12, 2010

Mary Ann Bishop, 63, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at her home.

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Brenda Shumaker Funeral Home, Big Run.

November 11th

Honor Guard provides veterans with the final salute

November 11, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A folded flag. A somber salute. A symphony of staggered rifle shots.

Yet, perhaps, the most recognizably heartbreaking offering lies in the thick, somber stillness as that slow, steady score sobers the silence. That one melancholy military cry serves to satisfy an absence of sound when fitting words cease to exist. A simple string of notes influences an unforgettable harmony, intended for “goodnight,” but more often remembered for “goodbye.”

That particular tune is known as “Taps.”

Katie Laska learns success from everyday teachers

November 11, 2010

Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club for Career Women’s Week, which this year runs through Nov. 13. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions they have made to community and family.

Council warns of road closure at 119/Ridge

November 11, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The first work that will be done as part of the Route 310 and 119 intersection improvements will get begin Friday, when the railroad crossing on Route 119 will be reconstructed.

Monday, Borough Manager Ben White said PennDOT Engin-eering District 10 advises motorists that Route 119/Ridge Avenue will be closed in both directions at the railroad crossing.

The road closure is located between Route 310 and Route 2017 (Orchard Avenue), and will be in place from 6 p.m. Friday through noon Monday.

Lady Chucks feel confident entering states

November 11, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Coming off their sixth-straight District IX Class AA Championship, the Punxsy volleyball team feels as good as ever about its chances of advancing past the first stage of the PIAA playoffs this weekend.

In years past, Punxsy would run into a talented WPIAL foe that, for the most part, overpowered the Lady Chucks in a best-of-five match. This season, Punxsy will test its mettle against three teams in a round-robin tournament that begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the North Hills Junior High School Annex.

Earl H. Wetzel, 84

November 11, 2010

Earl H. Wetzel, 84, Rochester Mills, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at Indiana Regional medical Center.

He was born April 10, 1926, in Rayne Township, Indiana County, a son of the late Howard B. and Myrtle (Orr) Wetzel.

June 12, 1944, he married his wife of 66 years, Jean V. Farnsworth, who survives.

Mr. Wetzel spent his childhood on the farms of his parents and grandfather, H.H. Wetzel.

John J. Landolfi, 82

November 11, 2010

John J. Landolfi, 82, Gainesville, Fla., died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at the Veterans Hospital in Gainesville.

He was born Dec. 13, 1927, in Youngstown, Ohio, a son of the late Anthony and Antoinette (Cinque) Landolfi, who later moved to Edinburg.

He was married to Bonnie (Swanson) Landolfi, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Landolfi was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II.

He was a carpenter for a local union based out of Pittsburgh for many years, as well as the owner of the Town Pump Tavern in Punxsutawney for more than 25 years.

Florence Frances Gidley, 84

November 11, 2010

Florence Frances Gidley, 84, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.

She was born April 10, 1926, in Alexandria, Va., a daughter of the late Russell Lyle and Ida Ketuma (Rochester) Linthicum.

Mrs. Gidley was married to Donald Gidley, who preceded her in death.

She was a Jehovah’s Witness and an active volunteer at Punxsutawney Area Hospital and Mulberry Square.

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