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May 6th

John Andrew “Simon” Meterko, 77

May 6, 2012

John Andrew “Simon” Meterko, 77, Delancey, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born May 6, 1934, in Delancey, a son of the late John Andrew and Susie (Pluchinskey) Meterko.

In August 1962, he married the former Adda Louise Biggie, who survives.

He was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church.

A man of strong faith, with a dedication to his daily prayers, he prayed for many people and causes.

Mr. Meterko was a self-employed carpet installer and a hardworking man who worked tirelessly to provide for his family.

May 4th

Captain Philip Furst Carothers Jr., USN, 81

May 4, 2012

Captain Philip Furst Carothers Jr., USN, 81, a career Naval Officer with 30 years of active service, died Nov. 10, 2011, at Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, Wash.

He was born Feb. 3, 1930, in Somerset, a son of Philip Furst and Ruth (Goodwin) Carothers.

Captain Carothers' family moved to Cedar Springs, Lamar Township, in 1938, where he attended the local schools and graduated from Lock Haven High School, where he was named "Top Scholar" and awarded Clinton County's State Scholarship in 1948.

Ruth L. (Martz) Pierce, 93

May 4, 2012

Ruth L. (Martz) Pierce, 93, Brookville, went to be with the Lord Friday, May 4, 2012, at Laurelbrooke Assisted Living in Brookville.

She was born May 16, 1918, a daughter of the late W.E. and Alice Martz.

May 16, 1940, she married David M. Pierce, who preceded her in death April 5, 1999.

Mrs. Pierce was employed by the Brookville Sylvania plant for many years and was the bookkeeper for the Gateway Bowling Alley for a number of years.

May 3rd

Bernard R. “Bud” Dobson, 87

May 3, 2012

Bernard R. “Bud” Dobson, 87, Coolspring, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at Mahoning Riverside Manor, Punxsutawney.

He was born Sept. 17, 1924, in Worthville, a son of the late Jacob A. and Ida Mae (Maurer) Dobson.

April 21, 1948, in Worthville, he married his wife of 64 years, Lois G. Fike, who survives.

Mr. Dobson was a veteran of World War II, having served on the USS McCracken and USS Talladega in the Pacific Theater.

Janet T. “Toddy” Mahan, 83

May 3, 2012

Janet T. “Toddy” Mahan, 83, Warren, entered the presence of the Lord Wednesday, May 2, 2012, after a short illness.

She was born Oct. 14, 1928, in Oliver Township, a daughter of the late John and Edna (Lingenfelter) Todd.

March 31, 1951, in Winchester, Va., she married Gordon David Mahan, who preceded her in death May 5, 2008.

May 2nd

Phyllis J. Grube, 88

May 2, 2012

Phyllis J. Grube, 88, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Sept. 28, 1923, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Charles and Blanche (Dennison) Hurd.

May 26, 1943, she married Richard M. Grube, who preceded her in death July 19, 2001.

She was a member of the First Church of God.

Mrs. Grube enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and loved spending time with family and friends.

Shawna M. Marshall, 52

May 2, 2012

Shawna M. Marshall, 52, Mahaffey, formerly of Punxsutawney, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at her home.

She was born Sept. 4, 1959, in Dodge City, Kansas, a daughter of Betty (Tolson) Marshall, who survives, and the late Harold Marshall.

She was a graduate of Calvary Christian Bible School.

Patricia J. McCracken, 70

May 2, 2012

Patricia J. McCracken, 70, Brookville, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh.

She was born Dec. 3, 1941, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Charles T. and Mary V. “Jean” (Pew) Gottschalk.

Sept. 10, 1960, in Pittsburgh, she married John T. “Tom” McCracken, who survives.

Mrs. McCracken was a homemaker and an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, cooking, baking, and made every holiday and birthday special for her family.

George Joseph “Bud” Zatsick, 93

May 2, 2012

George Joseph “Bud” Zatsick, 93, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.

He was born April 14, 1919, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Joseph Blaze and Mary (Banasz) Zatsick.

He was married to Anne Marino, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Zatsick was a member of Teamster Union Local 110 and worked as a warehouse foreman for Jefferson Grocery.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served as a corporal in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Zatsick was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church in Punxsutawney.

May 1st

Susan M. Aljoe, 55

May 1, 2012

Susan M. Aljoe, 55, DuBois, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at home.

She was born March 9, 1957, in DuBois, a daughter of the late Charles E. and Dorothy M. (Long) Reitz.

June 14, 1975, she married Ronald M. Aljoe, who survives, of DuBois.

Mrs. Aljoe was a 1975 graduate of Jeff Tech in Reynoldsville. She was employed at Wal-Mart in DuBois.

She was a member of the Treasure Lake Church and the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, both located in DuBois.

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