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February 10th

Karen Diane Edwards, 66

February 11, 2011

Karen Diane Edwards, 66, El Monte, Calif., died Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Arcadia Methodist Hospital in Arcadia, Calif.

She was born April 24, 1944, in Sarasota, Fla., the daughter of James E. and Faye (Young) Martz, who survive.

Sept. 16, 1967, she married Thomas G. Edwards, El Monte, Calif., who survives.

A member of the St. James Lutheran Church of Ringgold, Mrs. Edwards was retired after 45 years of teaching.

Fred C. Kammerdiener, 74

February 11, 2011

Fred C. Kammerdiener, 74, Northpoint, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Latrobe.

He was born May 1, 1936, in Putneyville, a son of the late Harold L. and Dorothy Marie (Lorigan) Kammerdiener.

June 1, 1963, he married Louise Kunselman, who survives.

Mr. Kammerdiener served his country in the U.S. Navy.

He worked in the mining industry in all aspects for more than 30 years, including several years working with and for his father and his company. He retired in 1994 due to a mining accident.

Theo C. Miller, 75

February 11, 2011

Theo C. Miller, 75, Mahaffey, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

He was born April 20, 1935, in Mahaffey, a son of the late Oran and Della (Stagner) Miller.

Mr. Miller was married to Lornabelle (Hollen) Miller, who preceded him in death Oct. 29, 2006.

He was a journeyman lineman for Penelec and a member of IBEW Local No. 126 and No. 459. He enjoyed working, hunting, feeding his turkeys and was always willing to help his family and friends.

February 9th

Victoria Joan Basile, 93

February 10, 2011

Victoria Joan Basile, 93, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011.

Mrs. Basile will be remembered as a wonderful woman with a great love for her family, her friends and her faith. She was a sweet, kind lady who thought of everyone before herself. She was always positive and fun-loving. Optimism and laughter were important ingredients in her good life. She was a fabulous cook; enjoyed playing cards and always laughed gleefully when she won; was a loyal Steelers fan; and always made every family birthday and holiday a special, memorable occasion.

Daniel Johnson, 68

February 10, 2011

Daniel Johnson, 68, Punxsutawney, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2010, at his home.

He was born Feb. 22, 1942, in Buffalo N.Y., a son of the late Daniel and Ruth (Brown) Johnson Mannerberg.

Mr. Johnson was a laborer.

Surviving relatives include a brother, David L. Johnson and wife Cindy of Punxsutawney; three sisters, Donna L. Lorelli and husband Dick of Anita, Darlene Milliron and husband Dallas of Punxsutawney, and Debbie K. Means and husband Bob of Punxsutawney; and several nieces and nephews.

Margaret M. Moran, 72

February 10, 2011

Margaret M. Moran, 72, Ridgway, died peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Elk Haven Nursing Home, after a long illness of rheumatoid arthritis.

She was born Aug. 24, 1938, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late James B. and Gertrude O. (O’conner) Quinlisk.

July 4, 1959, she married John T. Moran, who survives.

Mrs. Moran resided in Ridgway since 1967 and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church, the IU9 Advisory Committee, the PTA and the Eagles Club Auxillary.

She was a homemaker.

February 8th

Kathryn L. Mills, 92

February 9, 2011

Kathryn L. Mills, 92, Punxsutawney (Fairview), died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at Laurelbrooke Landing, Brookville.

She was born Feb. 4, 1919, in Tylersburg, a daughter of the late Frank and Ruth Fraizer.

Aug. 8, 1936, she married James Robert Mills, who preceded her in death Sept. 4, 1993.

Mrs. Mills was a former employee of Loree Footwear, Grant’s and worked at the family fruit stand.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and enjoyed playing the piano and listening to people sing.

February 6th

Elmer L. Hughes, 88

February 7, 2011

Elmer L. Hughes, 88, Westover, passed away Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Clearfield Hospital.
 
Mr. Hughes was born Sept. 5, 1922. in La Jose, a son of the late Bert J. Hughes and Willimina (Young) Hughes.
 
He married Beverly June (Cullen) Hughes, May 12, 1951, who survives.

He was a member of the East Ridge United Methodist Church, the Harmony Grange # 1201, Coalport Lodge # 574 and F.A.M. 33rd Degree.

Martha Irene (Zimmerman) Rehar, 78

February 7, 2011

Martha Irene (Zimmerman) Rehar, 78, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

Mrs. Zimmerman was born May 3, 1932, in Henderson Township, a daughter of Walter and Ada (Weber) Zimmerman, who preceded her in death.

Feb. 16,1963, she married Luttie W. Rehar, who survives.

Mrs. Rehar was a graduate of Big Run High School, class of 1950. She was a member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish and the Rosary Society in Sykesville.

February 4th

Janice (Erdesky) Lissy, 65

February 5, 2011

Janice (Erdesky) Lissy, 65, Lewes, Del., died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, of multiple myeloma cancer.

She grew up in a military family, living in Punxsutawney, as well as California, Puerto Rico and Maryland.

She was married to Paul Lissy, who survives.

Mrs. Lissy earned her B.A., M.A., and MLS degrees from the University of Maryland at College Park. She met and married her husband while both were students at the university.

Her career as an English teacher and media specialist with the Montgomery County, Md., public school system spanned more than three decades.

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