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June 20th

Priscilla Ann Bridge, 53

June 20, 2013

Priscilla Ann Bridge, 53, of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at UPMC-Presbyterian Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.

She was born March 30, 1960, in Grove City, Pa., the daughter of Rev. George R. and Ida Belle (James) Krupp.

She was married to David C. Bridge, who survives.

She was a cafeteria worker for the Punxsutawney Area School District.

She attended the Tuesday Night Bible Study Group at St. Peter's United Church of Christ.

Her greatest joy in life was seeing her son, David, graduate from college.

June 19th

Daniel J. Miller, 19

June 19, 2013

Daniel J. Miller, 19, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at home.

Daniel was born May 9, 1994, in Spartansburg, Pa., a son of John J. and Susan Miller.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, John J. Miller Jr. and wife Mary Ann, and Mervin Miller; four sisters, Barbara Shetler and husband Freman, Susie Miller and husband John and Rebecca and Mary Ann Miller, all of Punxsutawney; his paternal grandfather, John W. Miller of Punxsutawney; and his maternal grandmother, Alma B. Miller of Knox.

Kenneth S. Filler, 80

June 19, 2013

Kenneth S. Filler, 80, of Akron, Ohio, passed away June 18, 2013.
Ken was born on July 1, 1932, in Rossiter, Pa., to the late Ira and Bertha Filler.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army and was a Korean War veteran. He was
employed for 22 years at Alside and for 6 years at Drosbach. He served as a custodian for 24 years at Tallmadge Local Schools and for 15 years at Church of the Master.

He was a longtime member of Tallmadge Wesleyan Methodist Church. Over

Marie E. Bennett, 80

June 19, 2013

Marie E. Bennett, 80, of Clarion, formerly of Big Run, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at County Spring Personal Care Home, surrounded by her loving family and care givers.

Marie was born October 26, 1932, in New Millport, Clearfield County, a daughter of the late James M. and Sylvia Hullihen.

She was Protestant by faith.

On Jan. 22, 1948, she married the love of her life James F. Bennett, who preceded her in death Aug. 26, 2008.

June 18th

Francis Ardell Barnett, 85

June 18, 2013

Francis Ardell Barnett, 85, of Punxsutawney, passed away June 18, 2013, at his residence.

He was born July 13, 1927, in Jefferson County, a son of the late Jennings Clay and Margaret Elaine (Berkey) Barnett.

Francis was married to Shirley Lou (Martin) Barnett, who preceded him in death.

Francis was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II.
He is survived by three daughters, Marsha Cochrane and husband Dave of

June 17th

Sara Viva (Meckley) Griffith, 91

June 17, 2013

Sara Viva (Meckley) Griffith, 91, Punxsutawney, formerly of Cherry Tree, Pa., died Monday, June 17, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at the Rairigh Funeral Home, Ltd., in Hillsdale, Pa., where a 1 p.m. funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013, with Pastor Tim Bash officiating.

Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery near New Washington, Pa.

A full obituary will be published Wednesday, June 19.

June 16th

Arthur Frederick Dobson, Jr., 66

June 16, 2013

Arthur Frederick Dobson, Jr. passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, suddenly, following an accident on a biking trip with friends in Croatia, Slovinia and Italy at age 66.

He experienced no pain and died doing what he loved: riding his bike in an extremely beautiful part of the world, surrounded by friends.

Born in North Plainfield, N.J., Art was a loving husband and the greatest dad in the world.

He awaited the birth of his first granddaughter with as much joy as a heart could hold.

He was a beloved brother, uncle and friend to many.

June 14th

Dolly Lou Snyder, 82

June 14, 2013

Dolly Lou Snyder, 82, of Coolspring, formerly of Georgia, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mrs. Snyder was born Jan. 16, 1931, in Coolspring, a daughter of the late Wilbert T. Burkett and Pearle E. (Best) Burkett.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert "Bear" Lingenfelter and Vernon C. Snyder.

She was a member of the Coolspring United Methodist Church.

Dolly was a much-loved mother and grandmother and is missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by two sons, Robert Lingenfelter and wife Karen of

Carol "Gagy" L. Dale, 85

June 14, 2013

Carol "Gagy" L. Dale, 85, of Elgin, S.C., died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Palmetto Heath Baptist Hospital.

She was born on Dec. 15, 1926, in DuBois, a daughter of the late Harold and Louise (English) Roper.

She was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church.

June 13th

Erma M. Astorino, 78

June 13, 2013

Erma M. Astorino, 78, of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Sept. 27, 1934, in Rossiter, a daughter of the late John and Edith (Oaks) Woods.

On Feb. 8, 1956, she married John Anthony Astorino. He preceded her in death on May 5, 2001.

She was a member of St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church in Walston.

She was also a former member of the Rosary Altar Society.

Erma enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, crocheting and the daily activities at the Punxsy Senior Center.

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