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October 10th

Dennis D. Hook

October 10, 2011

Dennis D. Hook, Brooksville, Fla., passed away Sept. 19, 2011.

He was born in Spangler and was a 1966 graduate of Purchase Line High School.

Mr. Hook moved to Syracuse, N.Y., where he spent most of his life. He worked for P&C Foods as a truck driver, accumulating more than 1.5 million safe driving miles. He also received New York State Safe Driver of the Year awards.

He retired after 34 years with the Teamsters Local No. 317, then moved to Florida where he wanted to retire for a while. He also worked for Autoway-Ford of Brooksville for four years.

October 9th

James I. Lewis

October 9, 2011

James I. Lewis,  82, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 14, 1928, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late John and May (Airgood) Lewis.

He was a member of the U.S. Army and served during the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Lewis owned a convenience store in Cloe in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.

His hobbies were fishing and hunting.

Surviving relatives include a brother, Garland Lewis and wife Maria; a sister, Donna May Wells; and nieces and nephews.

Frances V. Pape Stojek, 83

October 9, 2011

Frances V. Pape Stojek, 83, DuBois, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

She was born Dec. 22, 1927, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Louis and Anna (Galletta) Pape.

Sept. 16, 1948, she married Albert "Snuffy" Stojek, who preceded her in death May 29, 1970.

Mrs. Stojek graduated from SS. Cosmas and Damian High School in Punxsutawney in 1946.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Reynoldsville and a former member of S.S. Cosmas and Damian Church in Punxsutawney and St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in DuBois.

Anthony Test, 89

October 9, 2011

Anthony Test, 89, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at UMPC-Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

He was born June 25, 1922, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late John P. and Frances (DelPrincipe) Test.

April 24, 1948, he married Grace E. (Motter) Test, who survives, of Punxsutawney.

Mr. Test was the former owner of the Matterhorn Co. in Punxsutawney.
A veteran of WWII, he served in the U.S. Army as a private first class. He was also a member of the American Legion.

Mr. Test was a member of SS. Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church, Punxsutawney.

October 7th

Ruby Elaine Bowser, 90

October 8, 2011

Ruby Elaine Bowser, 90, Treasure Lake, DuBois, formerly of Big Run, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

She was born April 8, 1921, in Vandergrift, a daughter of the late Earl and Melda (Blystone) Stouffer.

Aug. 17, 1940, she married Arnold Bowser, who preceded her in death Dec. 29, 1982.

Mrs. Bowser attended the First Baptist Church in DuBois, and previously, the First Christian Church when she lived in Big Run.

October 4th

John Edward Kline, 73

October 4, 2011

John Edward Kline, 73, of Brookville, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at McKinley Health Center.

He was born Dec. 8, 1937, in Brookville, a son of the late Bernard “Bun” and Kathryn (Baker) Kline.

June 17, 1961, he married Helen Esther Reed, who preceded him in death Nov. 17, 2008.

He served in the U. S. Army.

Mr. Kline worked as diesel shop foreman for the Pittsburgh Shawmut Railroad.

He helped start the “Hit and Miss Engine Society,” which later became the Coolspring Power Museum.

October 2nd

Mary Elizabeth Mohney, 72

October 2, 2011

Mary Elizabeth Mohney, 72, Reynoldsville, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Lancaster General Hospital.

She was born May 8, 1939, in Reynoldsville, a daughter of the late Clair A. and Mabel Elizabeth (Hollenbaugh) Douthitt.

Sept. 14, 1968, she married Glenn Francis Mohney, Sr., who survives. They enjoyed 43 years together.

Mrs. Mohney was a member of the Bollinger Bible Church.

For more than 10 years, she sold Tupperware, which she enjoyed because she liked talking with people.

She really enjoyed her grandchildren, crocheting and working on puzzles.

Ellen Marie Stear, 85

October 2, 2011

Ellen Marie Stear, 85, Punxsutawney, died  Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center, DuBois.

She was born Feb. 7, 1926, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late Gourley S. and Hazel A. (Vanderpool)  Bair.

She was married to Ermond L. Stear, who preceded her in death Jan. 21, 2004.

A homemaker, Mrs. Stear was a member of the Valley Chapel United Methodist Church of Juneau.

September 30th

Esther M. Battaglia, 85

September 30, 2011

Esther M. Battaglia, 85, Brookville, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at Jefferson Manor.

She was born Oct. 6, 1925, in Big Soldier, Jefferson County, a daughter of the late Matthew and Esther M. (Laverick) Leiberton.

Nov. 6, 1947, she married Pat Battaglia, who preceded her in death in 1979.

Mrs. Battaglia was a member of the Brookville United Methodist Church.

Helen L. Bell, 80

September 30, 2011

Helen L. Bell, 80, Falls Creek, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Nelson's Golden Years, DuBois.

She was born Sept. 12, 1931, in Reynoldsville, a daughter of the late Edward and Nellie (McMahan) Dorworth.

June 30, 1957, she married Robert D. Bell, who preceded her in death June 14, 2008.

Mrs. Bell graduated from Reynoldsville High School in 1949.

A homemaker, she was a member of St. Bernard's Church in Falls Creek.

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