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September 28th

John B. O'Connor, 77

September 28, 2012

John B. O'Connor, 77, of New Castle, passed away the morning of Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Feb. 21, 1935, in West Springfield, Mass., a son of the late John B. and Lucy Nalwalk O'Connor.

He was a 1953 graduate of Cathedral High School in Springfield, Mass., and graduated from Western New England College in West Springfield, Mass. with a B.S. degree in engineering.

He was first employed at Monsanto Corp. and then at Pratt Whitney Corp. in Massachusetts.

September 27th

Terri Ann Anthony, 43

September 27, 2012

Terri Ann Anthony, 43, of Punxsutawney, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Newnan Piedmont Hospital in Newnan, Georgia, after suffering a brief illness.

She was born May 11, 1969, a daughter of Leroy and Betty Anthony, and the late M. Charlene Furl Anthony.

She graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School in 1987.

Terri worked for many years as a lay midwife and delivered approximately 2,700 babies throughout Pennsylvania, Georgia and Alabama.

September 26th

Eleanor “Ellie” M. Havrilla, 80

September 26, 2012

Eleanor “Ellie” M. Havrilla, 80, of Punxsu-tawney, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at home.

Eleanor was born Oct. 16, 1931, in Barnesboro, a daughter of the late Francis John and Anna Theresa (Pacharka) Pawhutsky.

On May 14, 1951, at Saint Michael’s Church in Glen Campbell, she married Richard Carl Havrilla. She was a very devoted and loving wife who cared for her husband for many years prior to his death. He preceded her in death on March 5, 2005.

She was a member of Saints Cosmas and Damian Catholic Church.

Glenn O. Snyder, 97

September 26, 2012

Glenn O. Snyder, 97, of Mayport (North Freedom), died on Tuesday evening, Sept. 25, 2012, at the Clarion Hospital.

He was born on January 26, 1915, in Ringgold Township, Jefferson County, the son of James C. and Otie E. (Wise) Snyder.

He married Geraldine L. (Miller) on Sept. 26, 1936, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 13, 1985.

Andrew M. Wheeler, 92

September 26, 2012

Andrew M. Wheeler, 92, husband of Anna (Whitfield) Wheeler, formerly of Anita and Reynoldsville, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois, where he had been a resident for more than four years.

Born in DuBois on Nov. 5, 1919, he was the son of the late Andrew and Mate (Murdoch) Wheeler.

Andy retired after many years as a machinist with the National Rubber Manufacturing Company in Akron, Ohio, making parts used in the construction of tires. After retirement, he moved from his home in Salem, Ohio, to the Whitfield Farm near Anita.

Philena S. (Chappell) Stebbins, 100

September 26, 2012

Mrs. Philena S. (Chappell) Stebbins, 100, of Indiana, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012.

She was born Feb. 28, 1912, in Belvedere, N.C., the daughter of Carrie and Emma Frances Chappell.

Attending Nyack College, Nyack, N.Y. in 1929, Philena met her late husband, Rev. John E. Stebbins Sr., and together they ministered for some 50 years in the Christian and Missionary Alliance Churches, with 42 of those years at Mahaffey and Burnside, Pa.

September 25th

Eleanor "Ellie" M. Havrilla, 80

September 25, 2012

Eleanor "Ellie" M. Havrilla, 80, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at home.

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

Karen Lynn Shaffer, 54

September 25, 2012

Karen Lynn Shaffer, 54, of Glen Campbell, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Feb. 3, 1958, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late Sam and Ellen Marie Haslego.

She was married to Theodore Shaffer, who survives.

In addition to her husband, surviving relatives include a son, Scott Mohney; and a brother, Dusty Haslego, both of Punxsutawney; and two granddaughters.

At the family's request, there will be no visitation, and services will be at the convenience of the family.

September 24th

Vernon Carl Snyder, 67

September 24, 2012

Vernon Carl Snyder, 67, of Winder, Georgia, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in Winder.

He was born Aug. 15, 1945, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Carl Albert and Edna Florence (Brocious) Snyder.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict.

In April 2000, he married Dolly Burkett-Lingenfelter, who survives.

Vern was a member of the Winder First United Methodist Church in Winder.

His hobby was operating the Ham Radio.

He enjoyed his cats, especially his cat O’Malley.

September 23rd

Horace M. Steele, 91

September 23, 2012

Horace M. Steele, 91, of Marion Center, went to be with the Lord on Friday Sept. 21, 2012, while surrounded by his family.

He was born in 1921 to Lester D. and Mary (Hopkins) Steele in Rayne Township, Indiana County.

Horace was a much-loved member of the Gilgal Presbyterian Church in Marion Center, where he taught Sunday School, served as a Trustee, an Elder and Clerk of Session.

He was a member of Gilgal Cemetery Association, member and treasurer of Mahoning Cemetery Association, Rochester Mills Rod and Gun Club and Rochester Mills International Order of Odd Fellows Association.

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