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October 23rd

Richard C. Perry, 82

October 23, 2011

Richard C. Perry, 82, Punxsutawney, passed away, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born April 28, 1929, in Frostburg, a son of the late Antonio and Anna Rose (Bianco) Perry.

March 3, 1948, he married Agnes (Smouse) Perry, who survives, of Frostburg.

Mr. Perry was the owner and founder of Perry Drilling. He was also a life-long farmer. He was a former Boy Scout leader and the former director for Patrons Mutual Fire Insurance Company.

Dorothy M. Reitz, 84

October 23, 2011

Dorothy M. Reitz, 84, Reynoldsville, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, in DuBois, at the home of her granddaughter.

She was born Aug. 8, 1927, in Sagamore, the daughter of the late Robert and Fannie (Knarr) Long.

July 23, 1949, she married Charles E. Reitz, who preceded her in death Feb. 13, 1968.

Mrs. Reitz was a retired employee from Christ the King Manor in DuBois.
She was a member of the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church in DuBois.

October 21st

Virginia M. Kaylor, 72

October 21, 2011

Virginia M. Kaylor, 72, Rossiter, passed away Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at Altoona Regional Health System.

She was born March 21, 1939, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Charles and Hazel (Grube) Pearce.

She was married to Harry L. Kaylor, who survives, of Rossiter.

In addition to her husband, surviving relatives include a son, Charles Kaylor and wife Valerie of Rossiter; a daughter, Virginia May Geers and husband Danny of Michigan; two brothers, John Pearce and Frank Pearce, both of Rossiter; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

October 19th

Henry J. “Guy” Brink, 84

October 20, 2011

Henry J. “Guy” Brink, 84, Glen Campbell, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at the Indiana Regional Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 13, 1927, in Glen Campbell, Banks Township, a son of the late Edward “Fats” and Anna (Janocha) Brink.
April 19, 1952, he married his wife of 59 years, Charlotte C. (Hollen) Brink, who survives..

Mr. Brink served as a private in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1946 to 1947.

Clarence Eugene Swarmer, 72

October 20, 2011

Clarence Eugene Swarmer, 72, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at home.

He was born April 19, 1939, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Robert and Margaret Bonelle (Fullerton) Swarmer.

Sept. 13, 1975, he married the former Shirley Ann Daisher, who survives.

Mr. Swarmer served his country during the Vietnam era as a U.S. Marine and later served in the Army National Guard.

He worked as a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation driver’s license examiner in Punxsutawney.

Mazie L. Weaver, 88

October 20, 2011

Mazie L. Weaver, 88, a native of Punxsutawney and resident of Fairhope, Ala., went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Monday, Oct. 17, 2011.

She was the daughter of the late Frank and Bertha Shaffer.

She was married to William C. Weaver, who preceded her in death.

Surviving relatives include a daughter, Gayle Mallory and her husband Robert; two brothers, Frank Shaffer and wife Marion, and Joseph Shaffer and wife Patricia; and two sisters, Bertha Harrold and husband LeRoy, and Frances Rowe.

Bonnie Jo (Poole) Yohe, 47

October 20, 2011

Bonnie Jo (Poole) Yohe, 47, of Brookville, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at home.

She was born Sept. 10, 1964, in Indiana, a daughter of the late Robert W. and Shirley Jane (Clark) Poole Sr.

She was a 1983 graduate of Jeff Tech.

Ms. Yohe worked for Sheetz Inc. in Reynoldsville’ and Brookville for 22 years.

She enjoyed riding her four-wheeler, camping, horses and Amateur Radio. She was a jokester and was always pulling pranks on someone.  She liked everybody.

October 18th

Roy E. Elbel, 94

October 18, 2011

Roy E. Elbel, 94, Rockford, Ill., died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Willows Health Center in Rockford.

He was born Aug. 12, 1917, in Titusville, a son of the late Louis El and Florence M. (Frisbee) Elbel.

He was a 1941 graduate of Penn State University.

Mr. Elbel was a mechanical engineer and retired from Sundstrand Aviation in 1984.

He was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church and the Society of Automotive Engineers.

Surviving relatives include a sister, Ruth J. Willert of Glendora, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

Betty Jean McHenry, 88

October 18, 2011

Betty Jean McHenry, 88, Brookville, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

She was born Oct. 31, 1922, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Edward and Effie (Hoop) Holben.

March 1, 1947, she married Robert R. Mchenry, who preceded her in death Jan. 11, 2000.

Mrs. McHenry was a member of the First English Lutheran Church.
She enjoyed her flowers.

October 17th

Mamie L. (Jarbeck) Bosak, 74

October 17, 2011

Mamie L. (Jarbeck) Bosak, 74, DeLancey, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Sept. 22, 1937, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Michael and Madeline (Leba) Jarbeck.

She was married to Lawrence Bosak, who survives.

Mrs. Bosak was a homemaker and a graduate of St. Adrian Roman Catholic High School.

She was a lifelong member of St. Adrian Roman Catholic Church and a former president of its Rosary Altar Society and the church choir. She also maintained beautiful altars, as well as the church's annual festival.

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