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Archive - Apr 2013 - Obituary

April 16th

Ruth A. Young, 87

April 16, 2013

Ruth A. Young, 87, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at DuBois Nursing Home.

She was born May 21, 1925, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Otto and Mary (Mee) Ott.

She married Robert L. Young, who preceded in her in death.

She was a devoted wife and mother.

She was a member of Beulah Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Surviving relatives include two sons, William R. Young and wife Janice of Punxsutawney and Ronald A. Young and wife Elizabeth “Betsy” Young of Virginia Beach, Va.; a sister, Margaret Wachter of Pittsburgh, Pa.; four grandchildren,

April 12th

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.

April 11th

Lorraine D. "Scott" Fetterman, 80

April 11, 2013

Lorraine D. "Scott" Fetterman, 80, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013, at his home with his loving wife by his side.

Mr. Fetterman was born Aug. 30, 1932, in DeLancey, a son of the late James C. and Linnie (Black) Fetterman.

He is survived by his wife, Marian (Goulish) Fetterman of Punxsutawney.

He was a member of St. Peter & Paul Byzantine Church.

Mr. Fetterman worked for Symmco 10 years before retirement.

He enjoyed hunting, gardening, yard work, horseshoes and, most of all, time with his family.

April 10th

Matson D. Blose, Jr., 87

April 10, 2013

Matson D. Blose, Jr., 87, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at home.

He was born Dec. 4, 1925, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Matson D. Blose, Sr. and Carrie (Lewis) Blose.

On March 23, 1945, he married Anna Lou Wolfe, who survives.

They had just celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary.

He was a member of SS.C.D.

He was a sergeant in the Air Force and served during World War II.

He was the owner of M. Blose and Sons Scrap Yard in Walston, Pa.

Helen G. Brickell, 92

April 10, 2013

Helen G. Brickell, 92, of Smithport, Pa., died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family.

The daughter of George Ray and Lillian (Williams) Brickell, she was born on Feb. 3, 1921, in Banks Twp., Indiana County.

Helen was a lifelong member of the Wilgus Wesleyan Methodist Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher and church treasurer.

For 30 years, she was employed as a seamstress at Sportswear in Punxsu-
tawney, prior to her retirement in 1984.

April 9th

Arthur “Dutch” Kline, Jr., 82

April 9, 2013

Arthur “Dutch” Kline, Jr., 82, of Knox Dale, died Monday, April 8, 2013 at Brookside Manor.

He was born Feb. 26, 1931, in Yatesboro, a son of the late Arthur and Minnie (Allenbaugh) Kline, Sr.

He was a graduate of Reynoldsville High School.

Dutch worked at Jackson China in the Quality Control department for 30 years.

He also had worked at Reynoldsville Casket Company for seven years.

He was a simple man that loved summertime and enjoyed walking in the outdoors with his dog, Tonya.

Surviving relatives include a sister, Geraldine Vanwhy of Punxsutawney;

April 8th

Vernie E. Stankovich, 85

April 8, 2013

Vernie E. Stankovich, 85, of Stump Creek, died on Sunday, April 7, 2013, after a lengthy illness at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Born May 11, 1927, in Cramer, she was the daughter of the late Steve and Susie (Krucelyak) Cherban. She married Edward Joseph Stankovich, who preceded her in death.

She had worked at Sylvania in Emporium and Rollo Jensen in Punxsutawney.

She was a member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic
Church; were she was active with the “Kitchen Crew.”

She was a devoted mother and grandmother.

Kenneth C. Reiter Jr., 69

April 8, 2013

Kenneth C. Reiter Jr., 69, of Reynoldsville passed away at 3:26 a.m. on Monday, April 8, 2013, at his home.

Born March 4, 1944, in Punxsutawney, Kenneth was the son of the late Kenneth C. Reiter Sr. and Nola D. Nichols Reiter.

On May 25, 1963, he married Sandra L. Jones Reiter, of Reynoldsville, who survives.

He was a 1962 graduate of Reynoldsville High School and a retired employee of Stockdale Mine Supply in Frostburg, Pa.

Kenneth served with the U.S. Air Force in the Vietnam War.

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

April 7th

Angelo R. Strano, Jr., 93

April 7, 2013

Angelo R. Strano, Jr., 93, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Mulberry Square.

He was born Sept. 18, 1919, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Angelo Strano, Sr., and Josephine (Polito) Strano.

On Aug. 7, 1943, he married Sophia (Moskowski) Strano, who survives.

He passed away on her 90th birthday.

He was a member of Saints Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.

He was a member of the Walston Club, Eagles, Elks, VFW and the American Legion.

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