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December 29th

Jean Douthit, 80

December 30, 2010

Jean Douthit, 80, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at the Golden Living Center in Shippenville.

She was born Aug. 17, 1930, a daughter of the late Carlton and Jane (Lewis) Reitz.

She was married to Howard Douthit, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Douthit was a member of the Cloe United Methodist Church.

December 28th

Freda L. Cowie, 89

December 29, 2010

Freda L. Cowie, 89, Southington, Ohio, died at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at Gillette’s in Warren, Ohio.

She was born May 15, 1921, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late James Mallus and Eleanor Graul Mallus Lender. 

July 3, 1940, she was united in holy matrimony with her husband, Ronald Cowie, who preceded her in death Dec. 25, 1980.

Erma A. Shaffer, 94

December 29, 2010

Erma A. Shaffer, 94, Reynoldsville, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

She was born May 12, 1916, in Wishaw, a daughter of the late Thomas and Josephine (Marocci) Ghezzi.

Nov. 27, 1954, she married Levi Shaffer Jr., who preceded her in death May 26, 2003.

Mrs. Shaffer was a retired employee of the former Jackson China, Falls Creek, and a member of the St. Mary’s Church of Reynoldsville and its Rosary Society.

Surviving relatives include a son, Thomas A. Shaffer of Reynoldsville; and several nieces and nephews.

December 27th

Agnes M. Piekielek, 90

December 28, 2010

Agnes M. Piekielek, 90, Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Piekielek was born Dec. 22, 1920, in Adrian, a daughter of the late Michael Skarbek and Mary (Sekula) Skarbek.

June 10, 1944, she married John L. Piekielek, who preceded her in death Dec. 13, 2000.

Mrs. Piekielek was a member of the St. Adrian Roman Catholic Church and was devoted to her faith and her loving family. She enjoyed reading and caring for her flower gardens.

John V. “Vic” Pasley, 88

December 28, 2010

John V. “Vic” Pasley, 88, Springfield, Va., passed away Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010.

He was born March 24, 1922, in Big Run.

He was married to Ruth Frances Kemper Pasley, who preceded him in death in September 2008.

A colonel in the U.S. Air Force, he was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

Ronald D. Morrison, 65

December 28, 2010

Ronald D. Morrison, 65, Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

He was born Feb. 11, 1945, in Transfer.

He was married to Patricia Morrison, who preceded him in death.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Germany.

A member of the Cloe United Methodist Church, Mr. Morrison was the church’s choir director and in 2007, the director of the Christmas Cantata.

M. Gertrude Eggleston, 88

December 28, 2010

M. Gertrude Eggleston, 88, Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, at Mahoning Riverside Manor in Punxsutawney.

She was born April 22, 1922, in Brookville, a daughter of the late Bernard Henry and Clare (Rowan) Henry.

Sept. 15, 1947, she married Joseph Eggleston, who preceded her in death Nov. 14, 1991.

Mrs. Eggleston was a parishioner at Saints Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church.

She was a member of the Homemakers Club; Catholic Daughters of America; Rosary Altar Society; and the Bell Telephone Pioneers.

James L. Behrendt, 80

December 28, 2010

James L. Behrendt, 80, Brookville, passed away Friday, Dec. 24, 2010, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

He was born Nov. 22, 1930, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Andrew Behrendt and Elizabeth (Morgan) Behrendt.

Mr. Behrendt was married to Annabell (Parise) Behrendt, who survives.

He was a mechanic at Cadillac Motors in Detroit, Mich., and a parishioner of Saint Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in Walston.

H. Daniel Brickell, 92

December 28, 2010

H. Daniel Brickell, 92, Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at home.

He was born July 9, 1918, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Clair H. Brickell and Velma (Fetterman) Brickell.

He was first married to Kathleen Campbell, who preceded him in death in 1954. He then married Anna J. (Shugars) Brickell, who preceded him in death Jan. 19, 2005.

He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Mr. Brickell was a crane operator and electrician for B&O Railroad.

Steve “Lefty” Frank Ballas, 87

December 28, 2010

Steve “Lefty” Frank Ballas, 87, Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at Wellington Heights.

He was born Aug. 11, 1923, in Duquesne, a son of the late John Gabor Balázs and Julia (Palagyi) Balázs.

He was married to Betty (Dupak) Ballas, who preceded him in death.

He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II.

The co-owner of Blue Tavern in Walston, Mr. Ballas was also an assessor for Young Township. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and enjoyed gardening, cooking and spending time with his grandchildren.

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