Archive - Dec 2012 - Obituary
Harry V. Nicholson, 81, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at home.
He was born Dec. 1, 1931, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Harry Lee and Iva O. (Williams) Nicholson.
On August 16, 1957, he married Helen I. (Fox) Nicholson, who preceded him in death on Oct. 4, 1997.
On July 24, 1999, he then married Bernice L. (Kramer) Nicholson, who survives.
He was an elementary principal in the Punxsutawney Area School District for 15 years.
He also taught in the Punxsutawney and DuBois Area School Districts for 20 years.
Herman Rehar, 83, of Kramer, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Christ the King Manor after a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 21, 1929, in Penn Hills, a son of the late Anton and Jennie (Marincic) Rehar.
Mr. Rehar worked at Brockway Clay for 22 years and retired from the Reynoldsville Casket Company.
He served in the U.S. Army, 5th Armored Division, during the Korean Conflict.
He was Catholic by faith.
Mr. Rehar loved entertaining his friends by playing the accordion.
Vincent L. Haney, 96, of Punxsutawney, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at DuBois Nursing Home.
Mr. Haney was born Jan. 26, 1916, in Cloe, a son of the late William A. Haney and Minnie Mae (Yost) Haney.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Mae (Vadasy) Haney, on Jan. 10, 2012.
He attended the Cloe United Methodist Church.
Mr. Haney was a carpenter by trade for many years and also worked for the B&O Railroad.
He was very creative at remodeling homes and was the founder of Haney Builders.
Judy Marie (Beatty) Miller, 49, of Anita, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois.
She was born March 18, 1963, in Brookville, a daughter of the late John Alfred and Sally Vallette (McMillen) Beatty.
She was a 1982 graduate of the Punxsutawney Area High School.
On May 7, 2005, she married Samuel Joseph Miller, Jr., who survives.
Judy had previously worked at County Market, Frank ân Steins, the PA Memorial Home and Christ the King Manor.
She enjoyed quilting, camping, fishing and hunting with her husband.
Grace LaRue Byerly, 90, of Coolspring died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Mahaffey.
She was born Sept. 14, 1922, in Timblin, a daughter of the late Joseph Calvin and Charlotte Catherine (Lingenfelter) Shovestull.
On June 18, 1941, she married Daniel S. Byerly. He preceded her in death on Jan. 28, 1998.
She attended the Coolspring United Methodist Church.
Grace had previously worked at Laurel Haven in Brookville for 38 years. She had also worked at Sylvania and Loree Footwear.
Donna J. Neiswonger, 76, of Shippenville (formerly of Warren), died Monday evening Dec. 3, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Shippenville. Born July 25, 1936, in Timblin, she was the daughter of Samuel W. and Mary S. (Guthrie) Umberhocker.
She worked in the Warren Process (Blair), and she also enjoyed babysitting. She attended Punxsutawney High School.
Donna is survived by one sister Violet Hill of Clarion; one brother Darl
Umberhocker of Summerville (Pansy); and two nieces, Darlene and
Allen Campbell of Summerville and Patty Best and son Matthew Best of Shippenville.
Glenn Allen Gwinn, 82, of Big Run, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at home.
Glenn was born Nov. 10, 1930, in West Virginia.
On July 30, 1954, he married the former Donna Jean Boucher. She survives and resides in Big Run.
He was a United States Navy veteran, having served in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired after 28 years in the United States Navy in 1976.
He was an avid Cleveland Browns fan and enjoyed watching the games.
Harriet M. Getch, 97, Anita, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at her home.
She was born March 19, 1915, in Helvetia, Pa., a daughter of the late Andrew and Violet (Broadbent) Jacobson.
On Nov. 19, 1933, she married Joseph N. Getch, who preceded her in death on June 5, 1983.
She was a member of the Anita Assembly of God Church in Anita.
She was a member of the Good News Club and Vacation Bible Club, and she taught the Adult Sunday School Class.
She was a housewife and a loving mother.
Ralph D. Work, 79, Brookville, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at home.
He was born Nov. 28, 1933, in Richardsville, Pa., a son of the late Earl Clifton and Grace Pearl (Yohe) Work.
July 19, 1958, in Summerville, he married Janet Eileen Sigworth, who survives.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Mr. Work was a graphic designer of fine china.
He was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church of Brookville and Richardsville Baptist Church in Richardsville.
He enjoyed bluegrass and Southern gospel music. He loved traveling, camping and his family.
Barbara Ann âBobbyâ (Passmore) Yeager, 80, of Punxsutawney, and formerly of Clearfield, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
The daughter of the late Cecil L. and Cecelia (Ross) Passmore, she was born on Feb. 17, 1932, in Clearfield.
Mrs. Yeager was a graduate of Clearfield High School and enjoyed attending her class reunions.
She married Edison C. Yeager on Oct. 17, 1955.
A homemaker, she had also been employed as a shirt presser and a hospital housekeeper.
In 1984, Barbara retired from the Troy Laundry in Idaho.