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April 30th

Guy R. Siverling, Sr., 81

April 30, 2012

Guy R. Siverling, Sr., 81, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, April 29, 2012, at UPMC-Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

He was born Oct. 31, 1930, in Oliveburg, a son of the late Carlos and Irene (Means) Siverling.

Nov. 14, 1951, in Valier, he married Geraldine L. Phillips, who survives.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He was a coal miner and trucker who retired in 1988.

April 29th

Evelyn R. Faughner, 75

April 29, 2012

Evelyn R. Faughner, 75, Rossiter, died Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Green Acres Personal Care Home, Rossiter.

She was born Aug. 9, 1936, in Osceola Mills, a daughter of the late Jesse Lee and Ruth L. (Fulton) Faughner.

She was a member of the Osceola Mills Methodist Church.

Surviving relatives include two sisters, Delores Shaw of Martinsburg and Betsy Lombardo and husband James of Osceola Mills; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Jolene Murawski and Lois Faughner.

Betty Jane Strong, 86

April 29, 2012

Betty Jane Strong, 86, Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born July 6, 1925, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Boyd Guy and Velma Jane (Crisco) Hicks.

Aug. 21, 1948, she married her husband, Paul M. Strong, who survives, of Punxsutawney. They were married 64 years.

Mrs. Strong was a very proud homemaker who took pride in keeping her home.

She was the last surviving member of her family.

April 27th

Charles Thomas "Turtle" Kime, 62

April 27, 2012

Charles Thomas "Turtle" Kime, 62, Luthersburg, died Friday, April 27, 2012, at home.

He was born May 1, 1949, in Cherry Tree, a son of the late Charles S. and Emma (Hertzog) Kime.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Vietnam conflict.
Mr. Kime was an avid outdoorsman and love to hunt and fish.

John Frederick Rylke, 67

April 27, 2012

John Frederick Rylke, 67, Punxsutawney, died Friday, April 27, 2012, at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester.  

He was born Nov. 10, 1944, in Revloc, the youngest of eight children born to Carl and Josephine (Janiszewski) Rylke.  

April 26th

Edna B. Anderson, 95

April 26, 2012

Edna B. Anderson, 95, Fordham, died Wednesday, April, 25, 2012, at Wellington Heights, Punxsutawney.

She was born Aug. 25, 1916, in Frostburg, a daughter of the late Russell and Elizabeth (Douthit) Means.

June 20, 1938, she married Lorren (P.a.) Anderson, who preceded her in death May 27, 1993.

Mrs. Anderson was a member of the Valier United Methodist Church, and she enjoyed baking, cooking, quilting, bowling and watching the Pirates.

She was the last remaining member of her family.

Charles John Hook, 76

April 26, 2012

Charles John Hook, 76, Mooresville, N.C., formerly of Mahaffey, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md.

A graduate of Punxsutawney High School, Mr. Hook was a pipefitter by trade for General Motors in Lockport, N.Y., having served on the Apprentice Program.

He was a member of the UAW Local 686 in Lockport and sang in the glee club at General Motors.

April 25th

Charles M. Westover, 63

April 25, 2012

Charles M. Westover, 63, Burnside, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 26, 1948, in Westover, a son of the late Arthur M. and Luetta C. (Dixon) Westover.

He was married to Barbra (Bouch) Westover, who survives, of Burnside.

Mr. Westover was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War.

For 27 years, he worked for Northern Cambria Fuel and also for Shad Spencer, a job which he truly enjoyed.

April 24th

Donald P. Ryman, 81

April 24, 2012

Donald P. Ryman, 81, Streetsboro, Ohio, passed away Monday, April 23, 2012, at the Aurora Manor in Aurora, Ohio, and has rejoined his beloved wife, Patricia, in heaven for eternity. 

He was born May 17, 1930, in Buffalo, N.Y., and was adopted by the late Mahlon and Katherine (Floetke) Ryman of Big Run.

March 8, 1952, in Winchester, Va., Mr. Ryman married his sweetheart, Patricia Strachan, and they resided in Big Run for a brief time. She preceded him in death in 1988.

Glenn E. “Buzz” Powell, 82

April 24, 2012

Glenn E. “Buzz” Powell, 82, Brookville, died Monday, April 23, 2012, at the McKinley Health Center, Brookville.

He was born Feb. 28, 1930, in Ringgold, a son of the late William G. and Arveta M. (Snyder) Powell.

March 9, 1952, he married Charlotte M. (Smith), who preceded him in death Feb. 22, 2001.

Mr. Powell served his country during the Korean War with the U.S. Army and was a recipient of the Purple Heart.

He was the owner and operator of Powell’s Garage & Rebuilds in Roseville and enjoyed sprint car racing.

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