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January 21st

Arthur Glenn Wyant, 80

January 21, 2013

Arthur Glenn Wyant, 80, of New Bethlehem, died Monday morning, Jan. 21, 2013, at Clarion Hospital.

He was born March 27, 1932, in Porter Township, Clarion County, a son of A. Banks and Gladys G. (Burns) Wyant.

He married Imogene L. (Powell) on June 11, 1954.

Art graduated from New Bethlehem High School in 1951.

He farmed all of his life.

He also served in the United States Army from March 1958 to March 1960, and then with the Army Reserve until February 1964.

January 20th

George Samuel Couch, 78

January 20, 2013

George Samuel Couch, 78, of Punxsutawney, entered God’s Kingdom of Heaven on his heavenly train ride Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.

He was born Sept. 14, 1934, in Bell Township, Jefferson County, a son of the late George Wetley and Pearl Myrtle (Vasbinder) Couch.

George was the last member of his family.

Mr. Couch was a Staff Sargeant of the United States Air Force serving during the Korean Conflict.

On March 22, 1958, he married the former Mary Evelyn Stiver, who survives.

She was a devoted wife and caregiver, and they celebrated 54 years of marriage together.

Donald Vite, 59

January 20, 2013

Donald J. Vite, 59, of Penn Run, formerly of Rossiter, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Vite was born Sept. 11, 1953, in Rossiter, a son of Donald J. Vite and Kathryn (Williams) Vite, who survive, of Indiana.

Sept. 18, 1976, Donald married his wife, Lorna R. (Hunter) Vite, who survives, of Penn Run.

He was a truck driver for 32 years for various companies, including his father's company, Donald J. Vite Trucking.

He most recently drove for New Century Transportation, where he was lead driver teaching the job to younger drivers.

January 18th

Daryl J. Barrett, 57

January 18, 2013

Daryl J. Barrett, 57, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Dubois Regional Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 7, 1955, a son of Roy C. and Reatha V. (McElwayne) Barrett.

On Sept. 16, 1978, he married Janeen (Burkett) Barrett, who survives.

He was a member of the First Church of God of Punxsutawney.

He worked as a police communications officer for the Pennsylvania State Police Punxsutawney Barracks for 12 years.

Ivan D. Coblentz, 8

January 18, 2013

Ivan D. Coblentz, 8, of Rossiter, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Children’s Hospital.

He was born July 8, 2004, in DuBois, a son of David C. and Ella J. (Byler) Coblentz of Rossiter.

His paternal grandparents are Christ H. and Martha Ellen (Hershberger) Coblentz of Rossiter. His maternal grandmother is Ella (Miller) Byler of Atlantic, Pa.

Ivan loved horses, being outside from sun up till sun down and fishing and hunting with his dad and family.

January 16th

Goldie (Ryen) Pardee, 94

January 16, 2013

Goldie (Ryen) Pardee, 94, of Rochester Mills, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at the Indiana Regional Medical Center.

The daughter of Allen I. and Amanda M. (Potts) Ryen, she was born on Nov. 26, 1918, in Rochester Mills.

During World War II, Goldie worked at Aircraft in Ohio in what she described as a “Rosie the Riveter” job.

She was a member of the Rochester Mills United Methodist Church.
Goldie was a member of the former Rebekah Lodge and the former Homemakers Club, both organizations having been located in Rochester Mills.

Anthony R. Lorelli, 92

January 16, 2013

Anthony R. Lorelli, 92, Anita, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Brookville Hospital.

He was born Aug. 16, 1920, in Anita, a son of the late John and Raphael (Renne) Lorelli.

On Sept. 27, 1941, he married Rose (Morell) Lorelli, who preceded him in death.

He served in the United States Navy during World War II.

He was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Anita.

He worked at the Jefferson Garage from 1937 to 1956 and then became the owner of Lorelli Auto Body in Anita, where he did mechanic work and auto body repair and also sold used cars.

Robert J. Krucelyak, 73

January 16, 2013

Robert J. Krucelyak, 73, of Woodbridge, Va. and Anita, Pa. passed away on Jan. 2, 2013, at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, Woodbridge, Va., followed by interment at Fairfax Memorial Park, Fairfax, Va.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Ann and Steve; a sister, Dorothy; infant twin brother Billy; and son Christopher.

January 14th

Mark Jerome Adams, 88

January 14, 2013

Mark Jerome Adams, 88, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Hospice & Community Care, Mt. Joy.

He was born Friday, April 4, 1924, in Orwin, Pa., a son of the late Edwin and Emma Jane (Bendigo) Adams.

He is survived by his loving wife of almost 65 years, Betty F. (Hainly) Adams.

Mark proudly served his country as a United States Marine in the South Pacific during World War II.

He was employed by Farm Bureau and Agway for 36 years.

William C. Bowser, 92

January 14, 2013

William C. Bowser, 92, of Rossiter, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh.

Mr. Bowser was born June 29, 1920, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Lawrence Bowser and Margaret (Brown) Bowser.

Oct. 26, 1946, he married his wife, Velma E. (Neal) Bowser, who survives, of Rossiter.

Mr. Bowser was a proud U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II with the 101st Airborne, Screaming Eagles, as a paratrooper.

He participated in D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge and was wounded at
Bastogne.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

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