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April 5th

Mary Magdelen Felix, 81

April 5, 2013

Mary Magdelen Felix, 81, Stump Creek, died suddenly on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at DRMC.

She was born Dec. 16, 1931, in Adrian, a daughter of Patsy and Ruby (Sabarich) Bevak.

She married Edward F. Felix, Sr. on June 3, 1951, at St. Adrian Church in DeLancey.

Mary was a graduate of St. Adrian Catholic School.

She worked at BF Goodrich, Rola Jensen in Punxy and Paris Cleaners in DuBois, from where she retired.

She was a member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Sykesville.

Melvin Mitchell, 79

April 5, 2013

Melvin Mitchell, 79, of Brookville, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013, surrounded by his children and grandchildren.

Mel was born on Oct. 5, 1933, in Punxsutawney, the son of late Mae (Amundson) and Melvin S. Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Mary (Pattison) Mitchell; his parents; and his brother, Hans Eugene “Fritz” Mitchell.

A 1951 graduate of Punxsutawney High School, Mel began his career as an educator at Reynoldsville High School, Punxsutawney High School and Tyrone High School.

April 4th

John C. Spiers, Sr., 48

April 4, 2013

John C. Spiers, Sr., 48, of Punxsutawney, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa.

He was born June 21, 1964, in Punxsutawney, the son of James Richard Spiers and Jemima C. (Hill) Spiers.

He enjoyed spending time with his children, fishing and working on vehicles.

April 3rd

George E. Johnson, 82

April 3, 2013

George E. Johnson, 82, of Burnside, Pa., died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

The son of Burton and Sarah A. (Trevessick) Johnson, he was born on Jan. 15, 1931, in Juneau.

George was awarded the Purple Heart for his service in the U.S. Army as a PFC overseas during the Korean War.

For over 30 years, he was employed as an equipment operator for PennDOT.
George was a life member of Barnesboro VFW Post No. 343 and a member of Disabled American Veterans.

He greatly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and especially

Winifred McKee Leach, 92

April 3, 2013

Winifred McKee Leach, 92, of Volant, formerly of Grove City and Big Run, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 6:12 a.m. at Grove City Medical Center following a brief illness.

Born in Jefferson County on April 16, 1920, Winifred was the daughter of H. Ray Colkitt and Mary Laura Stewart Colkitt.

On Oct. 18, 1941, she married Robert Allen McKee, who preceded her in death on March 13, 1961. On Feb. 20, 1988, she married Russell W. Leach, who also preceded her in death on July 31, 2000.

Dale E. Schultz, 79

April 3, 2013

Dale E. Schultz, age 79, of Mayport, Pa., passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in Mahaffey.

He was born Oct. 20, 1933, in Templeton, Pa., the son of Veto and Sara Bell (Anderson) Schultz.

Dale was formerly a resident of the Templeton area but lived in the Mayport area for a number of years.

He honorably served in the U.S. Army and was employed as a mingler for the Glen-Gerry Brickyard in Summerville.

Dale formerly attended the Punxsutawney Wesleyan Methodist Church.

April 2nd

Ruth Edith (Reed) Trayer, 86

April 2, 2013

Ruth Edith (Reed) Trayer, 86, of North Freedom, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Ruth was born Sept. 19, 1926, in Brookville, a daughter of Charles Elias Reed and Mary Dora Haines Reed.

On Nov. 28, 1944, in Brookville, she married Clyde E. Trayer, who survives.

Ruth worked as a tester at Sylvania in Brookville and as a homemaker and farmed with her husband on the family farm.

She was a member of the North Freedom United Methodist Church and the Freedom Grange No. 2073 in Ringgold.

Wendy Renea Robbins, 46

April 2, 2013

Wendy Renea Robbins, 46, of State College, Pa., died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at home.

She was born May 29, 1966, in Brookville, the daughter of Arthur F. Robbins and Dixie (Sherry) Thomas.

She worked as an electronic technician.

She was an avid Notre Dame and Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

She is survived by her mother, Dixie Thomas of Punxsutawney; one brother, David Robbins and fiance Penny Erickson of Clymer; and one sister, Mrs. Jay (Laurie) Salada of DuBois.

April 1st

William J. Bridge, 86

April 1, 2013

William J. Bridge, 86, of Cloe, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mr. Bridge was born Jan. 14, 1927, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Thomas L. Bridge and Hazel (Fetterman) Bridge.

On Aug. 18, 2005, Mr. Bridge was preceded in death by his wife Vera C. (Smith) Bridge.

He was the owner of Bills Chassis Alignment in Cloe.

He attended the Cloe United Methodist Church and was the former Post Commander of the Punxsutawney VFW.

His hobbies were woodworking, hunting and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Dorothy M. "Dollie" Lauer, 89

April 1, 2013

Dorothy M. "Dollie" Lauer, 89, of Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Mahoning Riverside Manor.

Mrs. Lauer was preceded in death by her first husband, John Lauer, and her second husband, Alfred L. Lauer.

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

Dollie worked many years for Jerko's Confectionary and the Carroll House Dress Shop in Williamsport before retiring.

She loved watching the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penn State football. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading and the Lawrence Welk Show.

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