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Charles E. Knopick, 74

June 13, 2011

Charles E. Knopick, 74, Bridgeport, Conn., died Sunday, June 12, 2011, at Presbyterian Columbian Hospital, New York, N.Y.

He was born Oct. 12, 1936, in Iselin, to Michael and Mary (Poycock) Knopick.

Mr. Knopick was a veteran of the U.S. Army, an avid golfer and a gourmet cook. He also volunteered at the Thomas Merton Center for Homeless Men.
Mr. Knopick was a claims adjuster with Allstate insurance.

Surviving relatives include two sisters, Frances Albecht and husband Paul and Geraldine Poydence; a brother, Robert Knopick and wife Dorothy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

B. Joyce Dunmire, 81

June 13, 2011

B. Joyce Dunmire, 81, Punxsutawney, died Monday, June 13, 2011, at her home in Juneau.

She was born Sept. 9, 1929, in Rossiter, a daughter of the late Eli Blackman and Mary Elizabeth (Tyler) English.

April 10, 1948, she married William Dunmire, who survives.

Mrs. Dunmire was a member of the Chestnut Grove Independent Church and was a member of various vocal groups, including Harmony Four, Joy Bells, the Harmony Trio and Ladies' Ensembles. She sang in choirs and performed countless solo work at weddings, funerals and churches.

Robert Murray, 89

June 13, 2011

Robert Murray, 89, Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, June 13, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

He was born Sept. 3, 1921, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late George W. and Edith (Coy) Murray.

He was married to Mabel (Young) Murray, who preceded him in death in 1998.

Mr. Murray loved working in his garage and doing mechanic work. He was employed at Jefferson Grocery for many years and also the B&O Railroad. He enjoyed spending time with his family and looked forward to their visits.

Theresa "Tootsie" A. (Gagliardi) Astorino, 83

June 13, 2011

Theresa "Tootsie" A. (Gagliardi) Astorino, 83, Walston, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Jefferson Manor following a short illness.

She was born July 1, 1927, in Walston, the youngest child of the late John and Mary (Demyan) Gagliardi.

April 29, 1950, she married Guy M. Astorino, who passed away July 11, 2007. They were married for 57 years and lived in Walston and bestowed their traditional values while raising their four sons.

Jeffrey Allen Getch, 46

June 13, 2011

Jeffrey Allen Getch, 46, Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2011.

He was born Aug. 1, 1964, the son of the late James and Joanne (Beatty) Getch.

Mr. Getch was a lumber grader for Brookville Wood Products and a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles.

He is survived by two sons, Brock of Punxsutawney and Chase; a brother, Jay Getch and wife Annette of Punxsutawney; and three sisters, Joleen Getch of Salisbury, Md., Jeneen Phillips of Salisbury, Md., and Joy Getch of Clarion.

Paul D. Hawk, 58

June 13, 2011

Rossiter, passed away Friday, June 10, 2011, at Indiana Regional Medical Center after a long battle with cancer.
Mr. Hawk was born June 13, 1952, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Edith A. (Hawk) Lewis.
May 29, 1981, he married Barb (Bennett) Hawk, who survives, of Rossiter.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two aunts, Josephine Gaffney of Punxsutawney and Tilly Hawk of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; cousins Helen Latta of Punxsutawney, Janet Kunselman of Summerville, Linda Orr of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Kerri and Kevin Hawk of Aliquippa; and a step-brother, Allen Lewis Jr. of Ohio.

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