Archive - Nov 2011 - Obituary
Blair Irvin Askey, 87, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at DuBois Nursing Home.
He was born Dec. 12, 1923, in DuBois, a son of the late Clyde and Blanche (Johnston) Askey.
March 28, 1944, in Penn Township, he married Helen M. (Ritz) Askey, who preceded him in death July 21, 1988.
Mr. Askey was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army in Central Europe in the 326th Glider Infantry.
He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and liked to fish and hunt. He loved tending to the farm and his animals.
Karen Elaine Campbell, 61, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born April 6, 1950, in Starford, a daughter of the late Darl and Alice (Paul) Pounds.
Ms. Campbell was a homemaker and a member of the F.O. Eagles. She was also a member of the Woodland Avenue United Methodist Church.
Joan Wilma Schopperth, 78, Punxsutawney, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Aug. 5, 1933, in Patterson, N.J., a daughter of the late Joseph and Ann Degelman.
She married Timothy Schopperth, who survives, of Punxsutawney.
Mrs. Schopperth was a homemaker and a member of the Chestnut Grove Independent Church in Punxsutawney.
John G. McGonagle, 88, Harborcreek, passed away Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at Golden Living Center in Shippenville.
He was born Sept. 26, 1923, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Edward and Laura Mann McGonagle.
He married Mary McGonagle, who survives, his wife of 52 years.
Mr. McGonagle had resided in Erie since 1949.
He was an active member of South Harborcreek United Methodist Church.
He was also a past master of Tyrian Commonwealth Lodge No. 362 F&AM and Scottish Rite Consistory Valley of Erie.
Harold C. Tyger, 81, Rochester Mills, passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at Saint Andrews Village in Indiana.
He was born Dec. 29, 1929, in Canoe Township, Indiana, County, a son of the late Glade Tyger and Hazel (Crawford) Tyger.
Dec. 27, 1952, he married Ruby E. (Wagner) Tyger, who survives, of Rochester Mills.
Mr. Tyger served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.
He also served two years with the Punxsutawney Branch of the National Guard.
Deborah Ann Fetterman, 57, Rossiter, passed away Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at her home.
She was born August 19, 1954, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of William and Anna (Roman) Gomola of Punxsutawney, who survive.
April 26, 1976, she married Theodore Fetterman, who survives, of Rossiter.
Mrs. Fetterman was a graduate of Jeff Tech and worked for many years as a merchandiser.
She was a loving wife, mom and grandma who loved time with her grandchildren.
Samuel Haslego, 85, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at his home.
He was born July 13, 1926, in Banks Township, Indiana County, a son of the late John and Mary Haslego.
Feb. 25, 1950, he married his wife of 61 years, Ellen âMarieâ (Brady) Haslego, who survives, of Punxsutawney.
He was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Urey.
Mr. Haslego served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a motor machinistâs mate.
He worked as a heavy equipment operator for 33 years for IA Construction.
Lillian LoNeva âLonneâ (Lewis) Kalus, 77, Glen Campbell, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at her home.
She was born Jan. 15, 1934, in Clearfield, a daughter of the late Nelson O. and Frances L. (Yeager) Lewis.
Nov. 12, 1957, she married Carl âCharlesâ Kalus, who preceded her in death Aug. 25, 2002.
Mrs. Kalus was a member of the Glen Campbell United Methodist Church, where she enjoyed music, playing piano and singing. She also enjoyed reading.
She was a 1951 graduate of Clearfield High School and a 1954 graduate of the Clearfield School of Nursing.
George E. Roberts, 91, a guest at Jefferson Manor, formerly of Brookville, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at Jefferson Manor.
He was born March 18, 1920, a son of the late John Jacob and Minnie(Stubbelbine) Roberts.
Sept. 30, 1945, in Corsica, he married Ruth F. Carrier, who preceded him in death Aug. 15, 2006.
Mr. Roberts was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army.
He was a self-employed carpenter, a member of the Pisgah Presbyterian Church in Corsica and a past school board member of the Clarion-Limestone School District.
Dr. Blair D. Drummond, 91, New Bethlehem, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at his home with his family by his side.
He was born in Punxsutawney, a son of the late John C. and Lula Mae (McHenry) Drummond.
He married Mildred Barefoot Drummond, his wife of 62 years, who preceded him in death in 2009.
Mr. Drummond was a founding member of the Grace Baptist Church in New Bethlehem.
He graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School, Penn State University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.