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June 30th

Max Eugene Shoffner, 86

June 30, 2013

Max Eugene Shoffner, 86, of Kittanning, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Andover, Ohio.

He was born on July 27, 1926, to John and Florence (Reed) Shoffner, in Timblin, Pa.

Max was co-owner of Shoffner Family Business, where he played an active role in all facets and co-owner of West Franklin Coal Co. with Russ Haller.

He was a member of the Kittanning Joint Water Authority for many years and was one of the founders of the Young Business Men's Association, along with John B. McCue and Steve Krizmanich.

June 27th

Margaret “Peggy” A. Ryen, 62

June 27, 2013

Peggy A. Ryen, 62, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Sept. 12, 1950, in New Kensington, a daughter of the late Marjorie Evelyn (Oberlin) and Paul Edgar Ryen.

She was a cosmetologist for 20 years and also had been employed as a bookkeeper.

She was a member of the Rochester Mills Presbyterian Church.

She loved being a mother and a grandmother.

She was known for her generosity and having a big heart.

She was a very compassionate and accepting woman and welcomed anybody into her home.

June 26th

Robert Allen Meckley, 61

June 26, 2013

Robert Allen Meckley, 61, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at home.

He was born March 13, 1952, in Natrona Heights, Pa., the son of the late Blair William and Minerva Viola (Cessna) Meckley.

He was married to Rosemary (Boston) Meckley, who survives.

He was employed as a laborer at Thermal-Gard in Punxsutawney.

Margaret R. Jordan, 93

June 26, 2013

Margaret R. Jordan, 93, of Covode, died Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at her home.

She was born Nov. 5, 1919, in Canoe Township, a daughter of the late Pearl (Smith) and Adam States.

On March 3, 1941, she married Mervin W. Jordan, who preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 2013.

She was a member of the Covode United Methodist Church.

She loved spending time with her family, growing African Violets, gardening, crocheting, quilting, canning and her little dog, Oreo.

She first worked for Rosenthals and then worked in the junior high cafeteria.

William M. Babco, 74

June 26, 2013

William M. Babco, 74, of Gipsy, PA left this earth on Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

Married to the former Lois Marie (Limrick) on May 28, 1960, he was the father of four daughters: Deborah Horttor, now deceased, Theresa Babco and Scott Huffman, of Richmond Va., Kathryn Miller and husband Patrick of Cherry Tree and Patricia of Boston, Mass.

June 24th

Rose Ella Smith, 84

June 24, 2013

Rose Ella Smith, 84, of Glen Campbell, Pa., died Monday, June 24, 2013, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Jan. 5, 1929, in Penn Mary, Pa., the daughter of the late Ralph and Juanita (Fuller) Lucas.

She was married to Stanley Smith, who survives, of Glen Campbell.

She worked as a machine operator for General Electric and later as a hairdresser.

She attended the Smithport Wesleyan Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Stanley; her mother, Juanita (Fuller) Lucas: a son, Gerald Brandner of Glen Campbell; two brothers,

June 23rd

Concetta “Connie” Cappella, 92

June 23, 2013

Concetta Cappella, 92, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, June 22, 2013, at McKinley Health Center in Brookville.

She was born Oct. 10, 1920, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Concetta (Portafola) and Andrew Cappella.

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

She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.

She was a supervisor at Pramco and Sportswear Company.

Surviving relatives include a sister, Louise Cappella; numerous nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Quinton F. Reams, 93

June 23, 2013

Quinton F. Reams, 93, of Punxsutawney, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Reams was born June 12, 1920, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Walter and Lena Agnes (Kuntz) Reams.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ryta S. (Stuchell) Reams.

Quinton was a proud veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, 1st. Infantry.

He was a member of the VFW Post No. 2076, American Legion Post No. 62 and the Elks No. 301.

June 21st

Troy J. Harper, 43

June 21, 2013

Troy J. Harper, 43, of Brookville, died at home Friday, June 21, 2013, after a hard-fought two-year battle against cancer.

Born Aug. 8, 1969, in Charleroi, Pa., he was the son of Rose Ann Fronzaglio Harper and the late William Harper.

He was a law partner at Dennison, Dennison & Harper Attorneys at Law.

Troy had much pride for the community and affiliated himself with many

June 20th

Phyllis “Jean” Reitz, 83

June 20, 2013

Phyllis “Jean” Reitz, 83, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at McKinley Health Center, Brookville.

She was born Nov. 13, 1929, a daughter of the late Charles R. and Arabell (Enterline) Alcorn.

On June 6, 1953, she married Ray R. Reitz in the Worthville Church.

He preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 2000.

She was a member of the Cliff United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed cooking, baking, crocheting, gardening, canning, sewing and reading.

She was a member of the Ringgold Ladies Auxiliary and taught Sunday School and the Good News Club.

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