Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Patrick Allen Reitz, Sr., 67, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born June 17, 1946, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Irvin and Ruth (Buck) Reitz.
He was married to the former Linda Stewart, who survives.
He was employed as a welder in the construction industry.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; one son, Patrick "Allen" Reitz, Jr. and wife Patti; and by one daughter, Raquel McConnaughey and husband Mike; and by four grandchildren, Jesse Reitz, Brendon Reitz, Shelby Gray and Sydney McConnaughey.
Faye Eileen Stormer, 69, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at home.
She was born Aug. 10, 1944, at Lake Linden, Mich., a daughter of the late Rev. Ernest Hugo and Elma "Marie" (Halkola) Nelson.
On July 17, 1965, she married Jerry Dean Stormer,Â whoÂ survives.
She was a secretary for the Soil Conservation, FAA and Assembly of God Church for more than 25 years.
Faye was also a Sunday School teacher, Missionette leader and a member of Women's Ministries for many years.
She last attended Tri-County Church in DuBois. Â
Gayle L. Stewart, 72, of Lebanon, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital.
Born in Mahaffey, Pa., on Aug. 24, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Dr. David Edgar and Eunice (Smith) Miller.
She was a motorcycle enthusiast and an avid football fan.
She was proud to be an alumni of Penn State University, where she earned her masterâ€™s degree in parks and recreation.
Mary L. Peace, 78, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Tionesta, Pa., and Conneaut Lake, Pa., died on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, surrounded by family at her home in Punxsutawney.
She was born on July 6, 1935, in Rossiter, a daughter of the late Clark and Iola (Hayes) Gould.
On Jan. 1, 1955, in Rossiter, she married John â€śJayâ€ť Peace, who died on June 27, 1998.
She was employed by Alltel Corp in the Customer Service Dept. until retiring in 1996.
Sharon E. Jewell, 56, of Dayton, died peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, following a nearly three-year battle with ovarian cancer.
She was born on July 27, 1957, in Punxsutawney, and was the daughter of Melvin and Shelvia (Good) Troup.
She was married on Aug. 2, 1980, to Richard E. Jewell, and he survives.
Sharon was a homemaker in the true sense of the word.
She was selfless and kind, always taking care of her family and giving and doing for others.
She was a member of the Oakland Church of God in Distant.
Janet M. Dinger of Northview Drive, Brookville, beloved wife of Harold F. (Pete) Dinger, and daughter of Cloyd (Link) Lingenfelter and Ruby Diener Lingenfelter, passed away from natural causes on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013.
She was 78 years old and had been a resident of the Jefferson Manor for the past four years.
Janet was born in Brookville on April 3, 1935, and graduated as salutatorian from Brookville Area High School in 1953.
She was married to Pete Dinger in 1954 and lived in Brookville, where they raised their family.
Cecil James Payne, 89, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.
He was born March 7, 1924, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Henry James and Ivy Theola (Bowen) Payne.
He was married to Elizabeth Ann (Jordan) Payne, who preceded him in death on Jan. 18, 2003.
For many years, he owned and operated the Payne and Pennington Television Sales and Service Center in Punxsutawney.
Cecil played the clarinet in the Punxsutawney High School Band, as well as playing in many local bands.
Dorothy Irene Anderson, 88, of West Springfield, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loved ones.
Born on Jan, 5, 1925, in Punxsutawney, she was the daughter of the late Jennings Clay and Margaret Berkey Barnett.
Dorothy graduated from Punxsutawney High School.
She was a homemaker and was devoted to her family.
She loved her home and her animals. Dorothy was an avid family historian and devoted countless hours to compiling her familyâ€™s genealogy.
She greatly enjoyed gardening, cooking and birdwatching.
She was a Daughter of the American Revolution.
Marie E. Pifer Postlewaite, 80, of Erie, died Wednesday morning, Nov, 20, 2013, at St. Mary's Home East following a lengthy illness.
She was born in Reynoldsville on Nov. 22, 1932, a daughter of the late Irving G. and Euzela Rhodes Pifer.
Marie originally worked as an assembler at Marx Toys and went on to work with Smith Meter.
She enjoyed stamping, gardening, sewing, crocheting and knitting.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Carolyn Pritchard; one great-grandson, Adam Parris; and three brothers, Kenneth, Earl and Ray Pifer.
Helen Louise Means, 97, a long-term resident of Valier, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in Broomall, Pa.
Helen was born April 8, 1916, a daughter of Lester N. Good and Ethel Good Bennett.
She is survived by her children, William â€śEdâ€ť Means (Candace), Muriel Ricker, Sylvia Ramsey and Penny Warren; six grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, William â€śBillâ€ť Means.
Over her lifetime, Helen impacted many people through her kindness and compassion.