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January 28th

Gerald E. Ferguson, 69

January 29, 2011

Gerald E. Ferguson, 69, Big Run, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at his home.

He was born Jan. 26, 1942, in Dansville, N.Y., a son of the late Esther (Musteri) Ferguson.

Mr. Ferguson was an auto mechanic and attended the Free Grace Church in Punxsutawney.

Surviving relatives include a son, Jason Ferguson of North Tonawanda, N.Y.; three daughters, Terri Sidwell and husband of Todd of Galton, Ohio, Gerri Ferguson of Punxsutawney and Loretta Cassett of Florida; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Margaret "Peg" Edretta Chamberlain Couser, 99

January 29, 2011

Margaret "Peg" Edretta Chamberlain Couser, 99, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011.

She was born Jan. 18, 1912, in Punxsutawney, and lived a long and wonderful life.

She was married to her husband of 60 years, Ralph C. Couser, who preceded her in death in 1995.

Mrs. Couser was involved in numerous charitable organizations and social clubs. She was the president of the Hospital Women's Auxiliary; chairperson of the Red Cross Auxiliary; a Red Cross nurse's aide; and a blood bank donor.

January 26th

Liliana Rose Black, infant

January 27, 2011

Liliana Rose Black, infant, Duncansville, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Altoona Hospital.

She was born Jan. 10, 2011, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Dustin Black and Laurie Buhite.

In addition to her parents, surviving relatives include a brother, Brian, at home; her grandparents, Mark and Dee Buhite and Hidi and Mark Black; her great-grandmother, Linda Urick; and her great-great-grandmother, Rose Eyler.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at the Sorge Funeral Home, Hollidaysburg.

Charles M. “Chuck” Hommey, 65

January 27, 2011

Charles M. “Chuck” Hommey, 65, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at Brookville Hospital. After suffering a stroke in August 2009, he was residing at Jefferson Manor Nursing Home in Brookville.

He was born May 7, 1945, in North Charleroi, a son of the late Charles and Margaret (Martin) Hommey.

Mr. Hommey was a 1963 graduate of Rostraver High School in Belle Vernon and earned a B.S. degree in animal science from West Virginia University in 1968.

Betty Mae Manners, 73

January 27, 2011

Betty Mae Manners, 73, Callahan, Fla., died suddenly, Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center.

She was born May 15, 1937, in Covode, a daughter of the late John and Edna (Sutter) Willard.

She was married to Max Lloyd Manners, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Manners was a housewife and a graduate of Punxsutawney High School.

She was Baptist by faith and had resided in Florida for 11 years.

Norman L. Troutman, 55

January 27, 2011

Norman L. Troutman, 55, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.

He was born Feb. 18, 1955 in Kittanning, a son of the late Austin and May (Kunselman) Troutman.

Surviving relatives include a brother, Raymond Troutman; and three sisters, Dessie Harmon, Elsie Christner and Alice Robinson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Troutman.

At the family's request, there will be no visitation.

Services are private and at the convenience of the family.

Thelma L. Williams, 84

January 26, 2011

Thelma L. Williams, 84, Punxsutawney, (Albion area) passed away Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at McKinley Health Center, Brookville.

She was born March 23, 1926, in Canoe Ridge, the daughter of the late Harry Henry and Alta (Stiver) Henry, who preceded her in death.
Feb. 7, 1946, she married Dallas M. Williams, who preceded her in death Feb. 4, 2000.

Mrs. Williams was a life-long resident of the Punxsutawney area; she attended the Canoe Ridge Church of God; and she was a former employee of Sportswear and Rola-Jensen in Punxsutawney.

January 25th

Anna Mary Territo, 83

January 26, 2011

Anna Mary Territo, 83, Anita, passed away Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mrs. Territo was born Sept. 24, 1927, the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Dominic) Gileot.
She was married to Paul J. Territo, who preceded her in death July 31, 2001.

She was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Anita; the Catholic Daughters of America; St. Joseph Rosary Society; Princess Marie Lodge; and the McCalmont Township Fire Company Auxiliary.

Ronald D. Ishman, 79

January 26, 2011

Ronald D. Ishman, 79, of North Tonawanda, N.Y., died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, in Kenmore Mercy Hospital after a brief illness.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a member of the Masonic Lodge 1157, Eggerstville, and the Moose Lodge, North Tonawanda.

Mr. Ishman had been an active member of the Gastown Sportsman Club; was the former owner and operator of the Abbot Fence Co.; and had worked as a salesman for the Imperial Fence Co.

Charles M. “Chuck” Hommey, 65

January 26, 2011

Charles M. “Chuck” Hommey, 65, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at Brookville Hospital. After suffering a stroke in August 2009, he was residing at Jefferson Manor Nursing Home in Brookville.

He was born May 7, 1945, in North Charleroi, a son of the late Charles and Margaret (Martin) Hommey.
Mr. Hommey was a 1963 graduate of Rostraver High School in Belle Vernon and earned a B.S. degree in animal science from West Virginia University in 1968.

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