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Archive - Dec 22, 2013 - Obituary

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Ramona J. "Sis" Strange, 85

December 22, 2013

Ramona J. "Sis" Strange, 85, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at home.

She was born Aug. 15, 1928, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Raymond Melborn and Florence Ella (Wells) Shick.

In 1964, she married the love of her life, Jack D. Strange, "JD Strange" as he was known by many.

They loved to dance with one another, enjoyed training horses and raising Banty chickens for show and won every ribbon possible.

He preceded her in death on April 7, 1999.

She had a love of animals and enjoyed caring for stray cats and feeding the birds.

Charles Theodore Kuchar, 60

December 22, 2013

Charles Theodore Kuchar, 60, of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Wellington Heights in Punxsutawney.

He was born May 14, 1953, in Kittanning, Pa., the son of the late Charles and Margaret (Lenzi) Kuchar.

He was a logger in the timber industry.

He is survived by his longtime friend and companion, Diane Neville of Punxsutawney.

Doris Ann Gearhart, 78

December 22, 2013

Doris Ann Gearhart, 78, of Mahaffey, passed away suddenly after a brief illness, on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mrs. Gearhart was born June 20, 1935, in Stranach, the daughter of the late Cecil and Ruth (Rafferty) Witherite.

She was married to Gerald "Red" Gearhart of Mahaffey. He survives.

Doris attended the CMA Church in Mahaffey.

She was the cookie and ladybug lady at Kuntz Motors.

Ruth I. Bussard, 85

December 22, 2013

Ruth I. Bussard, 85, of Dayton, Pa., passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at her home.

She was born Oct. 27, 1928, in Smicksburg, Pa., the daughter of Virgil C. and Ruth Isabell (McClelland) Stiteler, and was lovingly raised by her grandparents, Charles and Minnie (Wells) Stiteler.

Ruth was a resident of the Dayton area most of her life. She was a member of the Dayton United Methodist Church and was an active member of the United Methodist Women of DUMC.

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