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Archive - May 2012 - Obituary

May 22nd

Elizabeth Bonfanti, 87

May 22, 2012

Elizabeth Bonfanti, 87, Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the McCabe Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

May 21st

William C. "Bill" Kerr, 87

May 21, 2012

William C. "Bill" Kerr, 87, Brookville, died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at his residence.

He was born March 14, 1925, in Corsica, a son of the late George Patrick and Stella G. (Clinger) Kerr.

He was married to his wife, Alice K. Clark Kerr, who survives, for 60 years.

Mr. Kerr was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II in central Europe with the 402nd Field Artillery Battalion.

He was self-employed as a barber for 56 years.

Shirley J. Ewing, 83

May 21, 2012

Shirley J. Ewing, 83, Hamilton, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.

Mrs. Ewing was born September 11, 1928, in Warren, Ohio, a daughter of the late Ralph and Mildred (Crawford) Hicks.

March 8, 1946, she married Ronald E. Ewing, who preceded her in death April 20, 2006.

Mrs. Ewing was a member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Trade City and also a member of the Grange.

Richard David Good, 67

May 21, 2012

Richard David Good, 67, Punxsutawney, died Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012, in Okeechobee, Fla., his winter home, surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born July 29, 1944, in Kittanning, a son of Betty J. (Reese) Good, who survives, of Kittanning, and the late Eincel M. Good.

A memorial service to celebrate Mr. Good's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012, at the Jackson Theater of the Punxsutawney Area Community Center with the Rev. David Stonbraker officiating.

The Rev. C. Dale DuPont, 79

May 21, 2012

The Rev. C. Dale DuPont, 79, formerly of Cochranton, went to be with his Savior and beloved wife Saturday, May 19, 2012. 

He was born Aug. 11, 1932, in Meadville, a son of the late Preston and Erma (Check) DuPont.

Aug. 11, 1952, he married Dorothy Hovis, who preceded him in death July 21, 2011.

The Rev. DuPont was a 1950 graduate of Cochranton High School. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1954.

Elda Kathleen Beatty, 56

May 21, 2012

Elda Kathleen Beatty, 56, Punxsutawney, died Monday, May 21, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.

She was born March 22, 1956, in Spangler, a daughter of the late Lonnie and Kathryn (Westover) Bartlebaugh.

She was married to John A. Beatty, who preceded her in death in 2001.

She was a homemaker and an avid bingo player.

Pauline Strano Ferraro, 98

May 21, 2012

Pauline Strano Ferraro, 98, Punxsutawney, died Monday, May 21, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born May 28, 1913, in Byrnedale, Elk County, a daughter of the late Angelo and Josephine Strano.

In 1935, she married Pasquale “Pat” Ferraro, who preceded her in death April 26, 2004.

She grew up in Punxsutawney and moved to Brookville, where she lived for 54 years.

She then moved back to Punxsutawney, where she has been a resident since 1989, and she wintered in Port Charlotte, Fla., for many years.

May 20th

William R. Colgan, 84

May 20, 2012

William R. Colgan, 84, Dayton, died Friday, May 18, 2012, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 11, 1927, in Lucerne, Indiana County, a son of the late James and Elda (Jeffries) Colgan.

He was married to Elizabeth Colgan, who preceded him in death in 1987.

Mr. Colgan was a resident of Dayton for more than 50 years. He was most recently employed by the Doverspike Brothers Coal Company until his retirement in 1987.

He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and caring for his Pomeranian, Digger.

May 16th

Ruby Beatrice Caldwell, 98

May 16, 2012

Ruby Beatrice Caldwell, 98, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Live Well Estate in Hillsdale.

She was born Sept. 13, 1913, in McCalmont Township, a daughter of the late John and Gertrude (Lydick) Smith.

Oct. 2, 1942, in Takoma Park, Md., she married John Paul Caldwell, who preceded her in death April 12, 2006.

Mrs. Caldwell worked for many years at Murphy’s in Punxsutawney. She was a member of the First Church of God in Punxsutawney.

For many years, she sang with the Sweet Adelines and also bowled. She loved to cook, bake and sew.

John Phillips, 75, Covode

May 16, 2012

John Phillips, 75, Covode, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.

He was born July 16, 1936, in Allport, the only child of the late John and Jane (Pribilsky) Phillips.

May 6, 1967, he married Patricia (Venesky) Phillips, of Carrolltown, who survives.

Mr. Phillips was a 1954 graduate of Barnesboro High School and worked in Buffalo, N.Y., before being drafted into the U.S. Army.

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