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Archive - May 2013 - Obituary

Francis Jerome (Jerry) Fiscus, 80

May 31, 2013

Francis Jerome (Jerry) Fiscus, 80, a longtime resident of Brookville, passed away peacefully at the Laurelbrooke Assisted Living Facility on Friday, May 31, 2013.

He was born June 16, 1932, in Brookville, a son of the late Steven Francis Fiscus and Lyda Louella (Walters) Fiscus.

He married Ruth Snyder Fiscus of Timblin on June 16, 1951, having a double-ring ceremony with his sister, Mary Fiscus Martz and Wendell Darl Martz.

He and Ruth were married 61 years, and she passed away on Dec. 18, 2012.

May 30th

Carson Kelly Sherwood, 66

May 30, 2013

Carson Kelly Sherwood, 66, of Hilliard, Florida, formerly of Mahaffey, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 25, 2013.

Carson was born Nov. 9, 1946, in Mahaffey, a son of the late Ralph L. and Wilma (Campbell) Sherwood.

He worked for Season All & Thermal Guard in Punxsutawney for 32 years.

He was a member of the Punxsutawney Eagles No. 1231, Hilliard Florida VFW Post No. 10095 and served his country in the U.S. Army as a Combat Vet in Vietnam with Riverine Force-Spear Headers, 9th Infantry Division, from May 1966 to May 1968.

May 29th

Arlene Ann (Miller) Davidson, 75

May 29, 2013

Arlene Ann (Miller) Davidson, 75, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Allegheny General Hospital.

She was born June 15, 1937, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late James and Ruth (Lauer) Miller.

She was a graduate of SS.C.D. School.

Arlene worked as an emergency room clerk in Toledo for 20 years.

She later worked as an apartment manager in Toledo.

Her enjoyments were flower gardening, crocheting and painting.

She really enjoyed the many friendships and activities at Grace Place Apartments.

Thomas Vieli, 65

May 29, 2013

Thomas Vieli, 65, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Born April 30, 1948, in Ilanz, Switzerland, he was the son of the late Thomas Josef and Maria Ursula (Derungs) Vieli.

On April 8, 2000, he married Denise Dennison.

Helen Emma Craven, 90

May 29, 2013

Helen Emma Craven, 90, of Brookville, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Jan. 4, 1923, in Richardsville, a daughter of the late William Webster and Edna May (Heeter) Brownlee.

On June 14, 1947, she married John Louis Craven. He preceded her in death in July of 1990.

She was a member of the Countryside Baptist Church. She was a Sunday School teacher at the church and spent over 25 years in Child Evangelism through after-school Bible study.

Mrs. Craven was a substitute teacher at Pine Creek, Warsaw and Brookville schools.

May 28th

Joseph F. Ciccone, 84

May 28, 2013

Joseph F. Ciccone, 84, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, May 26, 2013, at Wellington Heights Personal Care Home.

He was born May 19, 1929, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Giovanna (Manacchio) and Felice Ciccone.

He was a member of S.S.C.D.

He loved the Pittsburgh Steelers, playing bingo, socializing and watching old movies on AMC.

He was a former member of the Army and Navy Club.

He worked for Lori’s Footwear in Big Run.

Surviving relatives include a number of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Lyle C. Knapp, 77

May 28, 2013

Lyle C. Knapp, 77, of Baxter, died Monday, May 27, 2013, at his home.

He was born Nov. 11, 1935, in Baxter, Pa., a son of the late Curtis and Mable Rhoades Knapp.

Mr. Knapp married Hazel Geist on Jan. 28, 1956.

She preceded him in death.

Lyle was a laborer at Glen-Gery Brick (formerly Hanley Brick), where he retired on March 1, 1998.

His hobbies included hunting, gardening and farming.

He is survived by a brother, Dave Knapp of Trenton N.C.; a sister, Alberta Bish of Kingsville, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

May 27th

Barbara A. Kennis, 63

May 27, 2013

Barbara A. Kennis, 63, of Mercer, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 24, 2013, at Grove City Medical Center.  

Barbara was born Dec. 1, 1949, in Kane, Pa., a daughter of George R. and Margaret (Zemlin) Jerko.

She graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School class of 1967 and cum laude from Indiana

University of Pennsylvania class of 1971.

Barbara worked 25 years as a teacher for the Mercer Area School District.

On July 18, 1970, she married her husband, Michael P. Kennis, who survives, at home.

Ervin J. Schlabach, 68

May 27, 2013

Ervin J. Schlabach, 68, of Rossiter, died Monday, May 27, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born June 7, 1944, in Middlefield, Ohio, a son of the late John E. and Emma M. (Miller) Schlabach.

He was the husband of the former Katie Byler. She survives.

Mr. Schlabach enjoyed spending his time with his horses, fishing and his dog, Shorty.

He was a very kind-hearted man with a sense of humor.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

May 24th

Rev. Richard C. Sharp, 79

May 24, 2013

Rev. Richard C. Sharp, 79, of Boiling Springs, S.C., went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, May 18, 2013.

A native of Aiken County, S.C., he was the loving husband of Esta K. Sharp and the son of the late William A. Sharp and Bessie Jones Sharp.

He obtained a bachelor’s degree as a physician’s assistant in the United States Air Force and retired as a Senior Master Sergeant after serving 22 years.

He then obtained his master’s degree in Divinity with Christian Education from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary at Wake Forest, N.C.

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