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November 19th

Clifton M. Murphy, 77

November 20, 2012

Clifton Meade Murphy, 77, Mt. Lebanon, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at the Hollidaysburg Veterans’ Home in Hollidaysburg.

He was born Nov. 20, 1934, in Big Run, Pa., a son of the late James W. and Margaret E. (Pooler) Murphy.

Clifton graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1952 and from Dickinson College, in Carlisle, Pa., in 1956. He earned a bacehlor’s degree and was commissioned a 2d LT in the U.S. Army Infantry.

November 18th

Ethel Claire Dinger, 82

November 19, 2012

Claire Dinger, 82, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at home.

She was born Sept. 16, 1930, in Coolspring, a daughter of the late Mervin and Ethel (Doverspike) Straitiff.

On Oct. 14, 1948, she married Carl Ervin Dinger, who preceded her in death on Jan. 2, 1994.

Mrs. Dinger was an active member of the Frostburg Methodist Church.

She was also a member of the Punxsutawney Garden Club and a Quilting Club.

She enjoyed gardening, sewing, baking and several card clubs.

November 14th

Ronald Leroy Zimmerman, 50

November 15, 2012

Ronald Leroy Zimmerman, 50, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Heartland Health Care Center in Pittsburgh.

He was born Dec. 22, 1961, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late William Riley and Martha Kramer Zimmerman.

He was a school bus driver for the Krise Bus Co. of Punxsutawney.

He is survived by three nieces, Marie Reesman, Tina McCracken and April Zimmerman.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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

Jerry Wymer Sr., 76

November 15, 2012

Jerry Wymer Sr., 76, of Big Run, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mr. Wymer was born Oct. 9, 1936, in Killbuck, New York, a son of the late Raymond Sr. and Ardetia (Crandell) Wymer.

He was a member of the St. Phillips United Methodist Church in Big Run.

Mr. Wymer served in the United States Army.

On Feb. 9, 1963, he married the former Marion Lee Reiter. She survives.

Jerry worked as manager at Western Union Telegraph, on the B&O Railroad as a carpenter, and retired as a janitor for the Punxsutawney Area School District.

Clarence Franklin “Buck” Raybuck, 87

November 15, 2012

Clarence Franklin “Buck” Raybuck, 87, formerly of Summerville, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at McKinley Health Center.

He was born Feb. 9, 1925, in Heathville, a son of the late Franklin Harold and Ella Miranda (Hetrick) Raybuck.

He was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

He was a United States Army Veteran serving his country during World War II. During his service, he earned the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

On June 30, 1946, he married the former Sara Jane Hannold. She preceded him in death on July 8, 2009.

November 13th

Anna M. Serge, 87

November 13, 2012

Anna M. Serge, 87, of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Serge was born Dec. 24, 1924, in Valier, a daughter of the late Nicholas Schepis and Mary (Sano) Schepis.

Nov. 11, 1947, she married the love of her life, Joseph M. Serge, who preceded her in death on Oct. 7, 2012.

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

She worked many years as a legal secretary for Attorneys Ferraro and Young before retiring.

Ronald Zimmerman, 50

November 13, 2012

Ronald Zimmerman, 50, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Heartland Health Care Center in Pittsburgh.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Richard L. Fait Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

November 12th

Carl E. Benson, Sr., 78

November 12, 2012

Carl E. Benson, Sr., 78, of Punxsutawney, passed from this life on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, and into God’s eternal glory while surrounded by family who were lifting him up in prayer.

Born April 13, 1934, Carl was the son of Oscar C. and Henrietta M. (Harrold) Benson.

He was also a son of God, through his acceptance of his Heavenly Father’s plan of salvation. He lived a life that was defined by his love for these two families: earthly and spiritual.

Ruth I. Greenawalt, 90

November 12, 2012

Ruth I. Greenawalt, 90, Punxsutawney, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at AM/PM Personal Care Home.

She was born July 26, 1922, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late James and Sarah Jane “Jennie” (Sheesley) McClincy.

On Feb. 9, 1946, she married the late Clarence A. Greenawalt, who preceded her in death on July 26, 1985.

She worked in the office at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital for 24 years.

She was a member of the Punxsutawney Baptist Church and a member of the Historical Society for 18 years.

November 11th

Betty A. Shirley, 86

November 11, 2012

Betty A. Shirley, 86, of Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at McKinley Health Center in Brookville.

Mrs. Shirley was born Nov. 3, 1926, in Walston, a daughter of the late Gustave W. Burkholtz and Lula Mae (Salsgiver) Burkholtz.

She was married to Ronald E. Shirley, who survives, of Punxsutawney.

Mrs. Shirley was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church.

She worked many years at Loree Footwear before retiring.

She was a member of the Punxsutawney Senior Center and former president of the Grandmothers’ Club.

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