Archive - Mar 2013 - Obituary
Sara Marie Shields Rhodes Webb, 91, changed her address to Heaven on March 30, 2013, while visiting in Ohio.
Sara was born on a farm in Mahaffey, the daughter of Myrl and Jane Shields. Her home for the past 52 years has been New Jersey.
Sara worked as a waitress many years while raising her four children.
She loved her God, her family and her garden. She attended the Rockaway Reformed Church.
Sara was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Webb; a son, Harry Rhodes of Maryland; and a daughter, Nancy Rhodes Diethorne of Pennsylvania.
Mary F. Wright, 100, of Knox Dale, died Friday, March 29, 2013, at her home.
Born Dec. 28, 1912, in Indiana County, a daughter of the late Norman and Sarah Ann (Little) Ashbaugh.
She was the first born of 10 children, and the last surviving member of her immediate family.
On Dec. 31, 1929, she married William G. Wright. He preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 1993.
She attended Center Hill Presbyterian Community Church in Knox Dale.
Mrs. Wright and her husband operated two rest homes in the Punxsutawney and Marchand area many years ago.
Muriel C. â€śConnieâ€ť Salvadori, 80, of Seminole, died on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois. She was born on Oct. 23, 1932, in St. Charles and was the daughter of Jerry M. and Rosetta (Crisswell) Bailey.
On June 25, 1955 she married Vincent J. â€śJeepâ€ť Salvadori, who preceded her in death on June 2, 2009.
Connie was a member of the St. Charles Catholic Church in New Bethlehem.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Mary Blanche Extrom Henneman passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013, in her 94th year at Masonic Village in Elizabethtown, her home for 14 years, after living a long and abundant life.
She was born in 1919 in Big Run, Pa. to John Oran and Correll Estell Wachob Extrom. Mary was married for 68 years to her husband Lewis Burnett â€śLBâ€ť Henneman, who preceded her in death in 2007.
Keith R. States, 86, passed away on March 27, 2013, in Thomaston Manor, in Thomaston, Ga.
He was born on Nov. 29, 1926, in Canoe Ridge, Pa., and was the son of John T. and Mayola Bartlebaugh States.
Keith grew up in Canoe Ridge attending Marion Center High School, where he received the Bausch & Lomb Science Award.
Upon graduation, he entered the Merchant Marines during World War II and served his country.
Leroy Dallas Bloom, 71, of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Mr. Bloom was born Nov. 7, 1941, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Ralph and Effie (McHenry) Bloom.
Leroy was a retired farmer and truck driver and was the owner of Bloom Trucking.
He enjoyed going to antique tractor pulls with his friends.
James L. Sherry, 77, of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at McKinley Health Center in Brookville.
Mr. Sherry was born Dec. 3, 1935, in Juneau, a son of the late Harry E. and Hazel (McDowell) Sherry.
He served in the U.S. Army.
He was married to Barbara Ann (Tyger) Sherry, who survives, of Juneau.
He was a member of Valley Chapel Church.
Mr. Sherry worked 43 years for B & P Railroad before retiring.
He was a member of the FCRV Family Campers and Hikers and the John W. Jenks Lodge No. 534 in Punxsutawney.
James L. "Muggs" Shaffer Jr., 55, Brookville, died Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born June 2, 1957, in Brookville, a son of the late James Lee Shaffer Sr. and Lois Lucille Wolfe Shaffer.
He worked as an assemblyman for Beverage Air in Brookville. He was an avid outdoorsman.
Surviving relatives include a sister, Deb Campbell of Brookville; a brother, Kevin M. Shaffer (Diane) of Punxsutawney; and two nieces, Jenna Roach and Katelynn Shaffer.
Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013, at
McKinney Funeral Home, Brookville.
Joshua Michael Martino, 19, South Main Street, DuBois, Pa., died Monday, March 18, 2013, in Hawthorne, Nev., as a result of injuries sustained in a military training mission.
Born on May 28, 1993, in DuBois, Pa., he was the son of Karen (Murdock) Perry of DuBois, Pa., and Vincent Martino of Brockway, Pa. They both survive.
He was a 2012 graduate of DuBois Area High School, where he was a member of the track, football and rifle teams.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.
Thomas Joseph Hudock, 88, of Indiana, died Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the Bethany Place Residential Care Home in Indiana, Pa.
He was born in Anita, Pa., on March 8, 1925, and was the son of the late Michael and Anna Mary (Petrick) Hudock.
He attended grade school in Anita and graduated from Punxsutawney High School in May 1943.
In September 1943, Tom enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force.
During the Second World War, he served as a radio operator and gunner on B-17s with the 18th Air Force and also on B-29s with the 5th Air Force Division in Saipan.