Archive - Jan 23, 2012 - Obituary
Edward D. Battaglia, 95, of Brookville, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at Jefferson Manor.
He was born Nov. 18, 1916, in Kane, a son of the late Charles and Mary (Gillotti) Battaglia.
May 28, 1938, he married the former Josephine F. Cesario, who preceded him in death Nov. 22, 2004.
He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
He was also a member of the Brookville Eagles and the Knights of Columbus.
Mr. Battaglia was an entrepreneur. In the 1950s, he and his wife owned the R & J Bar in Pine Creek Township, which later became the R & J Motel.
Richard B. Elkin, 87, Punxsutawney, died Friday Jan. 20, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born Oct. 14, 1924, in West Mahoning Township, Indiana County, the son of the late Duff and Nellie (Marshall) Elkin.
June 26, 1948, he married Kathryn (Nichol) Elkin, who preceded him in death Oct. 17, 1978.
Dec. 8, 1979, he married Ruth (Kight) Elkin, who survives.
Mr. Elkin was a member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church of Trade City, where he was a Sunday School Teacher.
He loved gardening and traveling.