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Archive - Feb 2011 - Obituary

February 28th

Earlajane Burkett, 87

February 28, 2011

Earlajane Burkett, 87, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at the DuBois Nursing Home.

She was born Dec. 31, 1923, the daughter of the late Howard A. and Edna (Nichols) Jones.

Jan. 6, 1943, she married Kermith F. Burkett, who preceded her in death July 26, 2000.

Mrs. Burkett was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Punxsutawney, and she was a retired employee of J.C. Penney of Punxsutawney.

Nancy L. McGaffic, 69

February 28, 2011

Nancy L. McGaffic, 69, New Castle and Jefferson County, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at Brookville Hospital after a short illness.

She was born Jan. 16, 1942, in New Castle, a daughter of the late Orloff D. and Garnet W. (Linton) Hoover.
June 8, 2001, she married Joseph McGaffic, who survives.

Mrs. McGaffic graduated from New Castle High School and later studied nursing.

She was employed as a hostess at the Meadows off-track racing center in New Castle for 15 years and retired in 2004.

February 27th

Benjamin W. Kelsey, 31

February 27, 2011

Benjamin W. Kelsey, 31, of, Chicora, Bradys Bend Township, Armstrong County, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at Butler Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Kelsey was born Jan. 4, 1980, in Punxsutawney, the son of Bryan and Kim (Dinger) Kelsey of Chicora.

He was a 1998 graduate of Karns City High School. Mr. Kelsey attended the Chicora Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.  He loved the Lord and he would witness to those he talked to online. 

He enjoyed radio controlled vehicles, drawing, and the company of his family and friends.

Forrest "Skip" Clair Milliron, 75

February 27, 2011

Forrest "Skip" Clair Milliron, 75, Warren, passed away peacefully into eternal life Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at Cleveland Clinic of natural causes.

He was born Feb. 20, 1936, in Perry Township, the son of the late Forrest Clinton and Letha Luella (Vasbinder) Milliron.

He married the love of his life, Lori Hogue, July 13, 1986, and they enjoyed 24 years of marriage together.

Doug L. Sprankle, 55

February 27, 2011

Doug L. Sprankle, 55, Rossiter, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at Treasure Lake, DuBois.

He was born May 13, 1955, in Punxsutawney, a son of Merle "PeeWee" Sprankle and Sally (White) Sprankle, who survive.

May 30, 2001, he married Melissa (Guidash) Sprankle of Rossiter, who survives.

Mr. Sprankle worked for Davey Tree Experts for many years. He loved life and was loved by all who knew him for his humor and friendship. His two pugs, Lizzy and Willie, were a joy to him.

February 25th

Marilyn Atkinson, 80

February 25, 2011

Marilyn Atkinson, 80, born and raised in Punxsutawney, died suddenly Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at her home on South Main Street.

She was born Nov. 16, 1930, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Leroy Charles and Kathryn (Downey) Mitchell.

She was a 1948 graduate of Punxsutawney High School.

February 24th

Kathleen Ann "Kass" Deyarmin, 44

February 24, 2011

Kathleen Ann "Kass" Deyarmin, 44, Punxsutawney, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at UPMC-Mercy in Pittsburgh.

She was born Sept. 20, 1966, in Warren, Ohio, a daughter of Richard W. Deyarmin of Cherry Tree and Kathryn (Rafferty) Deyarmin of Youngsville, who survive.

Miss Deyarmin was a devoted animal lover. This love of all animals led her to rescue as many as she could. In addition to many interests, she was always an avid reader.

Vera L. Smith, 82

February 24, 2011

Vera L. Smith, 82, Indiana, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.

She was born June 7, 1928, a daughter of the late Homer C. and Vera States Smith.

Ms. Smith was a 1946 graduate of Homer City High School and a 1952 graduate of Nyack Training Institute, (now Nyack College) of Nyack, N. Y.

She worked in New York City from 1952 to 1960, was a member of the Indiana Christian and Missionary Alliance Church and retired from Indiana Hospital.

February 23rd

Prof. Philip N. Lockhart, 82

February 23, 2011

Prof. Philip N. Lockhart, 82, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011. He was retired from the Asbury J. Clarke Chair of Latin at Dickinson College, Carlisle.

He was born May 3, 1928, near Smicksburg, Indiana County, a son of the late J. Donald and Margaret (North) Lockhart. His early years were spent on the family farm on which he was born. He attended one-room country schools and graduated from Punxsutawney High School.

In 1950, Prof. Lockhart graduated with a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. He held an M.A. from the University of North Carolina and a doctorate from Yale University.

Anthony P. Marzucco Jr., 82

February 23, 2011

Anthony P. Marzucco Jr., 82, loving husband, father and grandfather, Lewis Run, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Aug. 26, 1928, in Lewis Run, a son of the late Anthony and Angeline (Paulo) Marzucco.
June 27, 1953, in St. Francis Church, he married Loretta (Yonker) Marzucco, who survives.

Mr. Marzucco attended Bradford schools.
He was employed by the Hanley Brick Company, the Erie Railroad and then Dresser Manufacturing, from which he retired in 1989.

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