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February 14th

James R. “Bob” McKee, Sr., 83

February 14, 2013

James R. McKee, 83, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.

He was born Feb. 22, 1929, in Mahaffey, a son of the late James A. and Isabel Mae (Hall) McKee.

He was first married to Norma (Allenbaugh) McKee, who preceded him in death on Jan. 19, 1991.

He then married Isabel M. (Kaufman) McKee, who also preceded him in death, on May 15, 1998.

He was a member of the English Lutheran Church.

He served in the U.S. Army and received the Berlin Air Lift Medal during his service.

He then served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, where he received the Purple Heart.

February 11th

Mervin W. Jordan, 101

February 11, 2013

Mervin W. Jordan, 101, Covode, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at his home.

He was born on Nov. 5, 1911, in Covode, a son of the late John and Minnie (Wachob) Jordan.

On March 3, 1941, he married Margaret (States) Jordan, who survives.

He was a member of the Covode United Methodist Church.

He enjoyed farming, dogs, family, growing zinnias and gardening.

He was a truck driver for many different employers and companies.

Irene C. Hopkins, 88

February 11, 2013

Irene C. Hopkins, 88, Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Mahoning Riverside Manor, Punxsutawney.

She was born July 10, 1924, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Hannon) McCullough.

She was married to James M. “Hoppy” Hopkins, who preceded her in death on April 29, 2008.

She was a member of the SS.C.D. Roman Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.

She was a great wife, homemaker and beloved mother to all her children and grandchildren.

She was brought into this world to do what she knew best, and that was to love her husband and children.

Robert A. Hoffman, 80

February 11, 2013

Robert A. Hoffman, 80, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at home.

He was born Aug. 3, 1932, in Moulton, Texas, the son of the late Virgil and Mary (Filip) Hoffman.

He married Linda (Lellock) Hoffman on July 3, 1957.

She survives.

He worked as a driller for Petty Geophysical, the Dowell Company and Perry Drilling.

He also was employed as a Service Manager for Lellock Motors.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean War.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Punxsutawney.

February 10th

Georjean Brady, 71

February 10, 2013

Georjean Brady, 71, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at home.

She was born Nov. 17, 1941, in Stump Creek, a daughter of the late Fred “Barney” and Mary (Magolis) Quashnock.

On May 26, 1962, she married William C. Brady. He survives.

She was a loving wife and mother.

She enjoyed fishing with her husband, painting, arts and crafts, crocheting and her friends at the Senior Center.

Georjean was named the Jefferson County Senior Corps-RSVP top volunteer for February in 2012, by Community Action, Inc.

Christopher Brandner, 28

February 10, 2013

Christopher Brandner, 28, of Glen Campbell, Pa., died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, in Glen Campbell.

He was born May 29, 1984, in North Tonawanda, N.Y., a son of Jerold W. and Eileen Joy (Williamson) Brandner.

He was a welder by trade.

He is survived by his father, Jerold W. Brandner, Jr.; two sisters, Catherine Byers of Mahaffey, Pa., and Rachel Morgan of Wylie, Texas; two nieces, Ava Mattis and Audrey Byers, both of Mahaffey, Pa.; his grandparents, Stanley and Rose Smith of Glen Campbell, Pa.; and by one aunt, Althea Galiowski, of North Tonawanda, N.Y.

Joyce Hughes, 80

February 10, 2013

Joyce Hughes, 80, of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital in Punxsutawney.

She was born May 24, 1932, in Harpursville, N.Y., a daughter of Reuel and Georgia (Starbird) Smith.

She was married August 28, 1954, in Harpursville, N.Y., to John H. Hughes, who survives.

She attended Cornell University.
She was a homemaker.

She was a strong believer in education and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney and was very active in various committees.

Dora E. Palmer, 88

February 10, 2013

Dora E. Palmer, 88, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Sept. 16, 1924, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Charles and Anna (Domb) Wolfgang.

She was married to Ward J. Palmer, who preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 2007.

She was a member of the Hopewell United Methodist Church.

She was a former employee of Ruth and Harry’s Restaurant.

She enjoyed quilting and other crafts.

February 5th

Mazy W. Shaffer, 92

February 5, 2013

Mazy W. Shaffer, 92, of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

Mazy was born June 24, 1920, in Shelocta, a daughter of the late Orie Kerner and Wilimina (Reitz) Kerner.

Mrs. Shaffer was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph R. Shaffer.

Surviving relatives include two sisters, Maxine Seger of New Kensington and Marie Smith of Brookville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Andrew Joseph Verostic, 65

February 5, 2013

Andrew Joseph Verostic, 65, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. at UPMC Passavant Hospital in Pittsburgh.

He was born April 8, 1947, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Andrew James and Helene (Hagney) Verostic.

On April 1, 1967, at Saints Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church, he married the former Patricia Mae Sikora.

She survives and resides in Pittsburgh.

Mr. Verostic worked as an engineer for Union Switch and Signal in Pittsburgh.

He enjoyed his grandchildren, woodcrafting, hunting and fishing.

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