Archive - Mar 2013 - Obituary
Carmen J. Cuccaro Cook, 86, of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, at his home in Punxsutawney.
He was born Sept. 29, 1926, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Benjamin Cook and Mary (Rich) Cook.
He was a member of the United States Army, serving during World War II.
He attended SS. Cosmas & Damian Church.
He was employed by Jefferson Wholesale Grocery.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
He loved his children and grandchildren.
John Fred Depp, Jr., 74, of Hamilton, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Scenery Hill Manor In Indiana.
He was born Oct. 11, 1932, in Punxsutawney, a son of John Fred Depp, Sr. and Katherine (Braughler) Depp.
He married the former Sally Waite.
He was a self-employed farmer and excavator.
He was the treasurer of the Class of 1957.
He loved gardening, being outdoors and hunting.
He loved his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Rosemarie Palmer, 75, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Sept. 9, 1937, in Islin, Pa., a daughter of the late Alfonso and Gladys (Palmer) Gallo.
On Aug. 9, 1982, she married Joseph A. Palmer, who survives.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Punxsutawney.
She was a talented quilter, who enjoyed shopping, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Nicholas Michael Lorenzo, 40, of San Francisco, Ca., passed away on March 2, 2013.
He was born on Nov. 6, 1972, in DuBois, and was raised in Punxsutawney. He was the son of Nicholas F. Lorenzo, Jr., of Punxsutawney and Patricia C. Lorenzo of Aptos, Calif. He is also survived by his brother, Matthew C. Lorenzo, of San Jose, Ca., and his grandmother, Jean D. Lorenzo of Brockway.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Nicholas F. Lorenzo, M.D., and by his maternal grandparents, Harold C. and Helen A. Connare.
Bob Colkitt, 84, of Indiana, formerly of Plumville, went to be with the Lord surrounded by his family on March 9, 2013, in Sarasota Fla. Bob passed peacefully after age caught up with him. He was born on Feb. 24, 1929, in Punxsutawney to Clarence and Sarah Couser Colkitt.
At the age of 15, Bob began a long and successful career in sales by working as a commissioned sales clerk at Montgomery Ward. Bob frequently worked two jobs all through high school. He was the class president and captain of the Punxsutawney High School basketball and football teams when he graduated in 1947.
Katie A. Fisher, 79, of Luthersburg, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at home.
Mrs. Fisher was born April 25, 1933, in Apple Creek, Ohio, a daughter of the late Atlee and Susie (Wengerd) Byler.
She was married to Eli W. Fisher, who preceded her in death.
Charles Henry â€śChubâ€ť Irvin, 92, passed away peacefully on March 10, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz.
He was born Nov. 15,1920, in Big Run, Pa., a son of Benjamin W. Irvin and Mae Laura Bowers.
After serving in World War II in the Army Air Force (P-38 squadron), he spent his working years at the Citizens National Bank of Big Run in every capacity, retiring as bank CEO in 1985.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Helen L. Reams (Yohe) Irvin; a daughter, Cheryl L. Brownell; a son, John C. Irvin; two stepsons, Gary and Roger Yohe; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Helen Curry, 100, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Arden Courts in Allentown, Pa.
She was born July 22, 1912, in Sandy Ridge, Pa., a daughter of the late Christian and Elizabeth (Hoover) Cowher.
On Jan. 26, 1946, she married Theodore R. Curry, who preceded her in death on May 12, 1990.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Punxsutawney, where she served as a member of the Diaconate and the Board of Trustees.
She was a graduate of Osceola Mills High School and the Altoona School of Commerce.
Imogene L. Wyant, 78, of New Bethlehem, died on Saturday evening, March 9, 2013, at Clarion Hospital.
She was born Aug. 30, 1934, in Dayton, a daughter of Frank W. and Esther (Syphrit) Powell.
She married Arthur Glenn Wyant on June 11, 1954, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 2013.
She was a member of the Oakwood Presbyterian Church.
She worked for Rola Jensen and in the cafeteria at the Clarion Hospital.
She and her husband enjoyed going square dancing.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Betty June Baughman, 90, of Summerville, Pa., passed away at the Brookville Hospital on Friday, March 8, 2013.
She was born on July 26, 1922, in New Bethlehem, a daughter of the late Glenn Sr. and Dora (Hockenberry) Hess of New Bethlehem, Pa.
Betty was an honors graduate of New Bethlehem High School, Class of 1940.
In her teen years, she was a drummer for the "Tune Twisters" who played throughout the New Bethlehem area.
She served as Inspector of Elections on the Beaver Township Election Board for many years.