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Archive - Apr 2013 - Obituary

April 30th

Darien A. Neal, 43

April 30, 2013

Darien A. Neal, 43, of Rossiter, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at home.

He was born July 2, 1969, in Punxsutawney.

Darien worked for Joe Hanley Construction.

He was a devoted and loving father to his son, Orion.

He enjoyed playing baseball, and he absolutely loved fishing and hunting.

Darien was a kind and thoughtful man.

He made friends easily with his warm smile and gentle nature, and he always spoke well of others.

Marvin E. Richardson, 82

April 30, 2013

Marvin E. Richardson, 82, of Rossiter, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at his home.

He was born June 12, 1930, in Johnsonburg, a son of the late Lee and Jennie (Yohe) Richardson.

July 1, 1953, he married his sweetheart, Mary Virginia (Reece) Richardson, who survives, of Rossiter.

Mr. Richardson was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Marvin was a 1949 graduate of Marion Center High School.

He was the owner of Marvin's Used Cars since 1977, and in 1991, began operating Marvin's Garage with his son Dan.

April 29th

Karen Leigh Davis, 53

April 29, 2013

Karen Leigh Davis, 53, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born July 3, 1959, in DuBois, a daughter of the late Edward Leo and Helen Marie (Carol) Mitcho.

On June 3, 1983, she married Kevin Charles Davis, Sr.

She was a member of Saints Cosmas and Damian Catholic Church.

Mrs. Davis was a home ec teacher for the Punxsutawney Area School District.

Her enjoyments were cooking, having a good laugh with her family and spending time with them, and the family dog, Tanner.

Bessie Magill, 88,

April 29, 2013

Bessie Magill, 88, of Brookville, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Jefferson Manor.

She was born March 14, 1925, in Ohl, a daughter of the late Jacob and Mary H. (Raybuck) Reitz.

She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

In 1970, she married Paul E. Magill.

He preceded her in death on May 2, 1989.

Bessie worked at Jefferson Manor until her retirement in 1979.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Clair, Charles and William Reitz; and a sister, Anna Reitz.

April 28th

William D. “Kelly” Hetrick, 89

April 28, 2013

William D. “Kelly” Hetrick, 89, a resident of Union Township, died on Saturday afternoon, April 27, 2013, at the Jefferson Manor in Brookville following an extended illness.

His family was his life.

A resident of Brookville most of his life, he was born in Coolspring, Pa., on Dec. 19, 1923, a son of the late Everett T. Hetrick and Mary G. Alcorn Hetrick.

William’s entire 40-year career was spent in the coal mining industry.

He retired in 1984 from C & K Coal Company (formerly W. P. Stahlman Coal Company), where he worked for 31 years as a Coal Preparation Plant Manager.

Kermit L. Knarr, 61

April 28, 2013

Kermit L. Knarr, 61, of Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Mr. Knarr was born March 24, 1952, in DuBois, a son of the late Ralph Knarr and Geneva (Buhite) Knarr, who survives, of Reynoldsville.

He was married to Debbie Knarr, who survives, of Punxsutawney.

Kermit was employed for over 20 years for Tilcon before retiring.

He attended the First Church of God.

He loved hunting, hunting camp, fixing things, cars, and most of all, his grandchildren.

April 26th

Dorothy D. “Dot” Perry, 90

April 26, 2013

Dorothy D. “Dot” Perry, 90, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, April 26, 2013, at home with her loving family.

She was born Oct. 9, 1922, in Dayton, Pa., a daughter of the late James and Lucinda (Hallman) Blose.

She married John D. Perry.

He preceded her in death on June 13, 2003.

Mrs. Perry was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Walston, Pa.

She worked as a study hall monitor at the Punxsutawney Area High School.

Her enjoyments were first and foremost her family, golf, reading, quilting, knitting and crossword puzzles.

April 25th

Virginia Mae Walker, 79

April 25, 2013

Virginia Mae Walker, 79, Sykesville, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at DuBois Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.

She was born Jan. 19, 1934, a daughter of the late Calvin and Della (Harold) Bishop.

Virginia married Glenn R. Walker on April 4, 1953. He survives and lives in Sykesville.

April 23rd

Arthur G. “Art” Edwards, 84

April 23, 2013

Arthur G. “Art” Edwards, 84, of Mars, formerly of Punxsutawney,
Reynoldsville, Sharon, St. Marys and Indiana, Pa, died on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Born on June 4, 1928, in Home, Pa., Indiana County, he was the son of the late Giles Stephens and Luella Dick Edwards.

He was raised on a farm in Marchard, Pa., in Jefferson County and graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1946.

He honorably served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army Motorcycle Military Police Division in Western Germany from 1950 to 1953.

James Stephen Lesnick, 57

April 23, 2013

James Stephen Lesnick, 57, of Pompano Beach, Fla., passed away at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Mr. Lesnick was born on Oct. 10, 1955, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Francis D. and Caroline (Walchack) Lesnick.

He was a 1973 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School and a 1977 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in hotel management. He was also a member of St. Pious Roman Catholic Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Mr. Lesnick held the position of concierge at the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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