Archive - Apr 2011 - Obituary
Marjorie Dickson Staikides, 80, West Chester, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Paoli Memorial Hospital.
She was born in New Castle, a daughter of William Campbell and Isabel C. (Cutler) Dickson.
Mrs. Staikides grew up in Punxsutawney and attended Grove City College. She was the wife of the late John James Staikides, also of Punxsutawney, who was a respected artist and art teacher in the Kennett Consolidated School District.
After marrying, the couple moved to southern Chester County, where they happily raised their family together.
Connie L. Grimes, 73, Brookville, died Monday, April 4, 2011, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.
She was born Aug. 11, 1937, in West Virginia, a daughter of the late Orval W. and Lillian (Carroll) Grimes.
Ms. Grimes worked as a registered nurse at Brookville Hospital, Punxsutawney Hospital, the Pennsylvania Memorial Home in Brookville, and for the Brookville Area of the Aging.
She was a member of the Port Barnett United Methodist Church in Brookville, and she enjoyed reading and playing the piano.
Kenneth C. Ishman, 80, formerly of Claremont, Calif., and Pinehurst, N.C., died Saturday April 2, 2011, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 14, 1930, in Knox Dale, a son of the late Wayne and Sara (Chapman) Ishman.
He was married to his wife of 54 years, Rose M. Ishman, who survives.
Mr. Ishman was an avid golfer, and a loving, quiet, caring man with a humorous side. His deep blue eyes expressed his love and thankfulness to those who grew to become a part of his life.
Stanley E. Piekielek, 79, Punxsutawney, died Monday, April 4, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born May 20, 1931, in DeLancey, a son of the late Anthony and Josephine (Pogwizd) Piekielek.
July 14, 1979, he married Shirley Edmondson, who survives.
Mr. Piekielek was a member of St. Adrian Roman Catholic Church, where he was an usher. He also delivered Meals on Wheels.
He was retired from North American Carbon Company.
Genevieve C. Roach, 78, Sykesville, died Monday, April 4, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
She was born June 17, 1932, in Nanty Glo, a daughter of the late James and Carey (Himes) Whitsell.
She was married to Robert Roach, who preceded her in death.
Surviving relatives include five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a daughter, Louise Vandervort; and several nieces and nephews.
Etta L. Kramer, 78, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, April 3, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born Feb. 23, 1933, in Troutville, the daughter of the late William and Virginia (Frantz) Kramer.
In September 1950, she married Charles Kramer, who preceded her in death June 16, 1987.
Mrs. Kramer was a dental assistant and a member of the Valley Chapel United Methodist Church in Juneau.
Mary Leotta Reiter, 79, Big Run, died Sunday, April 3, 2011, at DuBois Nursing Home.
She was born Aug. 7, 1931, in Bell Township, a daughter of the late Russell Vern and Ethlyn Ruth (Nupp) Timblin.
March 5, 1954, she married Kenneth Olan Reiter, who preceded her in death Aug. 15, 2007.
Mrs. Reiter was a member of St. Phillips United Methodist Church, where she had also been a Sunday School teacher.
She had previously worked in the chenille department at Standard Pennant.
James Ronald "Papa Ron" Stiver, 67, Anita, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Mr. Stiver was born May 29, 1943, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late James H. and Dolores (Noerr) Stiver.
April 17, 1963, he married Andrea C. (Zeedick) Stiver, who survives, of Anita. They were married for nearly 48 years.
Mr. Stiver was a lifetime member of the McCalmont Township Fire Company and was a truck driver for Regent Trucking Company. He was known for his great sense of humor. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed.
James Edward Armstrong, 60, Loveland, Colo., died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at his home.
He was born Sept. 20, 1950, in Punxsutawney, the son of Evelyn Dolores (Armstrong) Fye, who survives, of Punxsutawney, and the late William Earl Armstrong.
After completion of high school, Mr. Armstrong enlisted in the U.S. Navy, in which he was stationed in Australia and served in the Vietnam War as a communications officer aboard the USS Kitty Hawk.
Daniel B. Grube, 77, Punxsutawney, formerly of Rossiter, died Thursday, March 31, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born May 26, 1933, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Charles and Vada (Greene) Grube.
In January 1952, he married Mary Belle McCullough, who preceded him in death June 17, 2008.
Mr. Grube loved traveling with his motor home. He enjoyed tinkering in his garage and spending time with his animals. He was always there for his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a proud graduate of Vale Tech.