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April 10th

Robert Wayne "Corney" Johnson Sr., 86

April 10, 2012

Robert Wayne "Corney" Johnson Sr., 86, Millcreek, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012, after a long illness.

He was born Dec. 15, 1925, in Bells Landing, Clearfield Township, a son of the late Wayne and Wanda (Hatch) Johnson.

For 68 years, he was married to Eleanor White Johnson, who survives.

He attended Mahaffey High School in Clearfield County and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

April 9th

Esther E. Gray, 87

April 9, 2012

Esther E. Gray, 87, DuBois, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012, at the DuBois Nursing Home.

She was born Dec. 4, 1924, in Paradise, a daughter of the late John and Iva (Green) Reed.

During World War II, she was an airplane riveter in Buffalo, N.Y.

Jan. 12, 1946, she married William Gray, who preceded her in death in 1998.

During her marriage, Mrs. Gray worked at Brockway Glass, BF Goodrich, Jefferson Electronics, Sears and Riverside.

She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church for 30 years, as well as the P.T.A. and Meals on Wheels.

Alan R. Rowland, 57

April 9, 2012

Alan R. Rowland, 57, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, April 7, 2012, at his home.

He was born March 15, 1955, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Dalvin R. and B. Jane (Shirley) Rowland.

He was married to Denise (Budihas) Rowland, who survives.

Mr. Rowland was a graduate of Williamsport Community College and was a machinist and welder by trade.

He was an avid outdoorsman and a talented gunsmith.

He was a member of the Punxsutawney Alliance Church.

In 1975, Mr. Rowland was a recipient of the Carnegie Hero Award.

Janice Marlene Wagner, 54

April 9, 2012

Janice Marlene Wagner, 54, Stroudsburg, and formerly of Smicksburg, passed away Friday, April 6, 2012, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Easton after a courageous year-long battle with cancer.

She was born Sept. 13, 1957, in Kittanning, a daughter of Vernon K. and Betty Jean (Barrett) Lightner.

May 15, 1998, she married Jeff Wagner of Stroudsburg, who survives.

Mrs. Wagner graduated from Dayton High School, Dayton, and Lenape Vocational Technical School in Ford City.

April 8th

Maxine C. Weaver, 100

April 8, 2012

Maxine C. Weaver, 100, Home, died Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Crystal Waters Personal Care Home.

She was born in 1911, in West Mahoning Township, a daughter of the late Joseph C. and Clara "Dolly" (Brink) Cornman.

Mrs. Weaver was a member of the Sagamore Community Bible Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years and most recently attended the Old Mahoning Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Fox and Coon Hunters' Club and the Dayton Valley Campers' Club.

April 6th

Peter Gilbert Himes, 78

April 6, 2012

Peter Gilbert Himes, 78, Huntingdon, Oneida Township, died Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Huntingdon Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

He was born April 7, 1933, in Ringgold, a son of the late Paul and Virginia (Smith) Himes.

April 19, 1957, he married Marilyn L. Yeaney, who survives, at the Ringgold United Methodist Church with Pastor Gorman officiating.

Mr. Himes graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1952.

Donald Lee Estep, 83

April 6, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012, Donald Lee Estep, 83, passed from this life to more life, joining his beloved Nora Lee and leaving behind a strong, extended family who will miss him very much.

He was born May 28, 1928, in the small mining community of Wolfpit, Ky., one of four children to the late Roy C. and Ola A. (Stinnette) Estep.

He spent his youth living throughout the Southern states until, as a teenager, he found his heart in western Pennsylvania. 

Carl Eugene Himes, 87

April 6, 2012

Carl Eugene Himes, 87, Englewood, Ohio, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2012.

He was the son of the late Harry and Reba (Harriger) Himes.

For 64 years, he was married to Olive Ruth (Haywood) Himes, who preceded him in death.

He retired from Sohio with more than 35 years of service and later worked for 10 years with the Electrolert Company.

Mr. Himes was one of the founders of the former Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

He was a veteran of World War II, having proudly served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, flying more than 32 missions in a B-24 over Europe.

Gladys I. Shaffer, 96

April 6, 2012

Gladys I. Shaffer, 96, Brookville, died Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Jefferson Manor.

She was born Nov. 10, 1915, in Knox Dale, a daughter of the late Reed Ellsworth and Emma Francis (Meade) Wolfe.

She was married to Carl V. Shaffer, who preceded her in death Nov. 25, 1997.

Mrs. Shaffer was a homemaker and had previously worked as a nurse at Brookville Hospital and the Pennsylvania Memorial Home in Brookville.

She also worked for the G.C. Murphy Co. in Brookville and the Brookville Glove Factory.

April 4th

Dr. Frederick L. “Fred” Hoover D.C. Jr., 81

April 4, 2012

Dr. Frederick L. “Fred” Hoover D.C. Jr., 81, DuBois, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012, at his home.

He was born Aug. 21, 1930, in Clearfield, the son of Frederick Logan and Mildred (Walker) Hoover Sr.

Oct. 31, 1953, he married Elizabeth “Betty” (Lash) Hoover, who survives.

Dr. Hoover graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and the Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, Iowa.

He was very dedicated to his profession and helped many people at his practice throughout his more than 55 years of service.

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