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December 6th

Mary May Emberg, 77

December 6, 2013

Mary May Emberg, 77, of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

She was born Feb. 23, 1936, in Mackeyville, Pa., a daughter of the late Orvis and Bertha (Nihart) Barner.

In 1964, she married Donald Emberg. He preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 1974.

She previously worked at Invensys in DuBois.

Mary loved her family, being outside gardening, and she also had a tender heart for animals.

She had a friendly, warm spirit and made friends everywhere.

Rose Marie Goyette, 75

December 6, 2013

Rose Marie Goyette, 75, of Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

Miss Goyette was born Aug. 15, 1938, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Catherine (Caloger) Goyette.

Rose was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Catholic Church.

She was employed by Lorree Footwear before retirement. She was a member of the Green Thumb Program at the Punxsutawney Library.

She is survived by her brother, Nicholas A. Goyette of Medina, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.

December 5th

Mary Lou “Millie” Bonadio, 86

December 6, 2013

Mary Lou “Millie” Bonadio, 86, of Somerset, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at her home.

She was born Jan. 14, 1927, in New Martinsville, W.V., a daughter of the late Clarence Lee and Maude Evelyn (Smith) Prichard.

Millie was a 1945 graduate of Punxsutawney High School.

Until her retirement, she was co-owner/operator of Pennsylvania Propane, along with her husband, the late Francis Anthony “Tony” Bonadio, who preceded her in death on Dec. 27, 2009.

She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and the Homemakers Club.

Sara Abram, 78

December 5, 2013

Sara Abram, 78, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Mulberry Square Elder Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Ms. Abram was born Oct. 13, 1935, in Brockway, the only daughter of the late James R. and Vaughn R. (Robinson) Marshall.

Sara was a long-time resident at Lane Avenue Care Home.

Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at the McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney, where a service will be held at noon with Joeseph Buterbaugh officiating.

Private interment will follow at Wildwood Cemetery in Brockway.

Mary Margaret Paris, 58

December 5, 2013

Mary Margaret Paris, 58, of Reynoldsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born May 20, 1955, a daughter of the late Raymond Edwin Long Sr. and Irene Catherine (Felisky) Long.

Mary was the wife of James C. Paris, and they had 29 great years together.

She enjoyed flower gardening and working around her home.

Mary worked as a housekeeper, in which she took much pride.

Through her care and dedication to her work, many of her customers also became her friends.

December 3rd

Patrick Allen Reitz, Sr., 67

December 3, 2013

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

December 3, 2013

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, who 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.  

December 2nd

Gayle L. Stewart, 72

December 2, 2013

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 master’s degree in parks and recreation.

Mary L. Peace, 78

December 2, 2013

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 “Jay” 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

December 2, 2013

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.

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