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James Earl Bennett, 78

April 12, 2013

James Earl Bennett, 78, of Ridgway, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Hamot Medical Center in Erie.

He was born Aug. 7, 1934, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late James Robert and Ella Grace (McQuown) Bennett.

On June 15, 1957, he married the former Diane Dunmire. She survives.

He served in the United States Army after the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Bennett worked at Airco Carbon in St. Marys and Punxsutawney.

He loved the outdoors, fishing and camping.

He was fondly known as “Papa” by his grandchildren and great
grandchildren, whom he dearly loved.

Chamnian L. Sharp, 65

April 12, 2013

Chamnian L. Sharp, 65, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at home.

She was born July 27, 1947, in Bangkok, Thailand.

She was married to John B. Sharp, who survives.

She loved playing bingo, fishing and spending time with her family.

Surviving relatives include two sons, Mike Burkes of Pittsburgh and
Mark Burkes of Worthville; three grandchildren, Ali Brooks of Rossiter, Kiel Brooks of Big Run and Devon Brooks of Pittsburgh; and Mike and Mark’s father, Mark Lowman and wife Paula.

She was preceded in death by Mike and Mark’s grandparents, Hugh and Isabelle Lowman.

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