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February 1st

Carole M. Hipps, 71

February 1, 2012

Carole M. Hipps, 71, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at home.

She was born May 6, 1940, in Clearfield, a daughter of the late Presley J. and Carolyn (DeHaas) Strunk.

June 2, 1962, she married William G. Hipps, who preceded her in death Dec. 23, 2002.

Mrs. Hipps was a graduate of Curwensville High School.

Gale L. Shields, 64

February 1, 2012

Gale L. Shields, 64, Rossiter, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, in San Tan Valley, Ariz.

He was born April 1, 1947, in Indiana, a son of the late Lynn Shields and Velma (Gowin) of Glen Campbell.

June 4, 1966, he married Donna (Filler) Shields, who survives.

Mr. Shields attended the Canoe Ridge Church of God and was a member of the John W. Jenks Lodge No. 534. He earned his B.S. in education from Slippery Rock University, where he also played baseball for four years.

He still holds a record there for catching his senior year with no errors.

January 30th

Paul Wachob, 52

January 30, 2012

Paul Wachob, 52, Prospect, Tenn., passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2012.

He was born Feb. 7, 1959, a son of Viola L. (Blondie) Bodenhorn Wachob and the late Lyman Wachob.

Mr. Wachob was a truck driver.

In addition to his mother, surviving relatives include a daughter, Charity Hollingsworth and husband Mike of Minor Hill, Tenn.; a son, Kent Wachob and wife Leslie of Prospect; a sister, Helen Booth and companion Ron Baker of Salem, Ind.; two brothers, Harry Boyd Wachob and wife Carolyn, and Jacob E. Wachob and wife Wanda, all of Punxsutawney; and four grandchildren.

January 29th

Frank Albert Hetrick, 92

January 30, 2012

Frank Albert Hetrick, 92, Brookville, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Golden Living in Clarion.

He was born Nov. 10, 1919, in Knox Township, a son of the late Gilbert Jackson and Clara Etta (Wolfe) Hetrick.

April 22, 1944, he married the former Betty Jane Himes, who preceded him in death Nov. 8, 1996.

Mr. Hetrick was a member of the First Baptist Church.  He was a man of strong faith and encouraged others in their own faith.

He worked on the Pittsburgh and Shawmut Railroad.

Elva I. Martino, 83

January 30, 2012

Elva I. Martino, 83, Walston, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at home.

She was born July 26, 1928, in Grange, a daughter of the late A. Merle and Elsie (Powell) Bush.

Oct. 29, 1946, she married James A. Martino, who preceded her in death Dec. 9, 2006.

She was a member of St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church of Walston.
She was a good wife and a good mother.

She worked for Loree Footwear and the Punxsutawney Area School District

Beverly Nagy, 81

January 30, 2012

Beverly Nagy, 81, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

She was born July 5, 1930, in Mars, a daughter of the late Homer Leslie and Helen Ruby (Wulfert) Sherwood.

Jan. 15, 1999, she married John Nagy, who preceded her in death March 4, 2007.

She worked as a seamstress at Pramco and Punxsutawney Sportswear Co. in Punxsutawney.

She was a member of the Moulennaires of the Senior Citizens’ Center.
She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and her good friends, Jim and Sally Lantz.

Anna Raniowski, 89

January 30, 2012

Anna Raniowski, 89, Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Raniowski was born July 19, 1922, in Philadelphia, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Catherine (Kaprel) Cybak.

She was married to Matthew Raniowski, who preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Church of the Resurrection in Rossiter.

Mrs. Raniowski loved crossword puzzles, reading, crocheting, knitting and, most of all, her beloved grandchildren.

January 24th

E. Eugene (Gene) Elbel, 82

January 25, 2012

E. Eugene (Gene) Elbel, 82, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at home.

He was born Jan. 27, 1929, in Rossiter, a son of the late Edward and Alice (Smith) Elbel.

June 25, 1949, he married Dorothy E. (Smith) Elbel, who survives. They were married 62 years.

Mr. Elbel enjoyed gardening, hunting, traveling and watching sports.
He was retired as a heavy equipment operator.

Gilbert Michael “Junie” Piszker, 77

January 25, 2012

Gilbert Michael “Junie” Piszker, 77, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born Oct. 7, 1934, in Anita, a son of the late Gelly and Annie (Reves) Piszker.

He was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church.

Mr. Piszker was a friendly and kind-spirited man. He enjoyed playing the lottery and keeping track of sports.

In his younger years, he was a member of the Anita Baseball team, and he liked paint-by-numbers oil painting.

January 23rd

Winfield Scott Harriger, 87

January 24, 2012

Winfield Scott Harriger, 87, Reynoldsville, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

He was born April 14, 1924, in Winslow Township, a son of the late Scott and Edna (Milliron) Harriger.

July 16, 1954, he married Sarah Annabelle Pifer Harriger, who preceded him in death Dec. 30, 2001.

Mr. Harriger was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Reynoldsville.

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

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