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Archive - Jul 2013 - Obituary

July 22nd

Lyle A. "Zoog" Welsh, 79

July 22, 2013

Lyle A. "Zoog" Welsh, 79, of Big Run, died Sunday, July 21, 2013, at DuBois Nursing Home.

He was born near Big Run on Feb. 13, 1934, the son of the late Roy James "Gabe" Welsh and Anna Lee (Davis) Welsh.

On July 3, 1954, he married the former Wilma "Billie Jo" Haag. She survives.

Mr. Welsh served in the United States Army in the Signal Corp as a field radio repairman in New Jersey and Puerto Rica during the Korean Conflict.

He received an honorable discharge in 1956.

He was a retired setup man for Rockwell Manufacturing and Invensys at the DuBois plant.

July 21st

Keziah E. “Harve” Filler, 90

July 21, 2013

Keziah E. Filler, 90, Rossiter, died Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Mahoning Riverside Manor.

She was born Jan. 31, 1923, in Canoe Township, a daughter of the late Theda (Casaday) and Samuel Bowers.

She was married to Grant “Nanners” Filler, who preceded her in death on April 6, 1988.

She attended the Canoe Ridge Church of God.

She was a former member of the Board of Directors for the Union Cemetery Association.

Mrs. Filler enjoyed spending her winters in Arizona with family.

July 19th

Rose Ella Smith, 84

July 19, 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.

Raymond L. Spencer, Sr., 63

July 19, 2013

Raymond L. Spencer, Sr., 63, of Mayport, died suddenly on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at his residence.

He was born on March 8, 1950, in Pittsburgh, the son of Samuel C. and Margaret E. (Walters) Spencer, Sr.

He married Barbara J. (Bowman) on Oct. 30, 1976, and she survives.

Raymond worked for Crawford Furniture in Fairmount City.

Louis A. Dickey, 77

July 19, 2013

Louis A. Dickey, 77, of Oliveburg, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013, at UPMC Shadyside.

Mr. Dickey was born Oct. 22, 1935, in Reynoldsville, the son of the late Roy and Marguerite (McClincy) Dickey.

He was preceded in death by his wife, M. Sue Dickey, on June 5, 2009.

Mr. Dickey was a member of the Oliveburg Presbyterian Church, a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge in Punxsutawney and was retired from the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau after 25 years.

July 18th

Emily I. McKee, 90

July 18, 2013

Emily I. McKee, 90, of Rossiter, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at DuBois Nursing Home.

Mrs. McKee was born June 3, 1923, in Clearfield, the daughter of the late George and Ethel (Moore) Waring.

Emily was married to Howard D. McKee, who survives, of Rossiter. They celebrated 66 years of marriage in April.

Mrs. McKee was very active in the Plumville Presbyterian Church and attended the Steffy Church, where she was treasurer/secretary.

She was a treasurer for the Steffy Ladies and secretary/treasurer for the Devers Cemetery Association.

July 16th

Kelly Jo Pape, 40

July 16, 2013

Kelly Jo Pape, 40, of Blairville, died Sunday, July 14, 2013, in Blairsville as a result of a motorcycle accident.

Born June 1, 1973, in Olean, N.Y., a daughter of John Alfred and Elizabeth A. "Dub" (James) Pape, Jr., Kelly was a 1991 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School.

In June of 2013, she earned her MBA in business management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.She was proud to have graduated with a 4.0 GPA, majoring in psychology with a minor in sociology.

Marian A. Williams, 93

July 16, 2013

Marian A. Williams, 93, formerly of Spring St., Corry, Pa., died at the Corry Manor on Saturday, July 13, 2013.

She was born on June 30, 1920, in Rochester Mills, Pa., a daughter of the late Max and Ammy Work Crawford.

Marian was raised and educated in Rochester Mills and Indiana, Pa.
She graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1939, and then she worked as a telephone operator in Punxsutawney.

Patricia Elaine Berst, 69

July 16, 2013

Patricia Elaine Berst, age 69, of Distant, died Monday evening, July 15, 2013, at her home following an illness.

Born Dec. 29, 1943, in Brookville, she was a daughter of the late Ross J. and Sara Leora Zimmerman Ferraro.

Pat married Gregory Berst on June 11, 1994. He survives.

She worked for Rola until its closing, then worked in retail for Brodys and Danks.

Pat loved crafts and collected jewelry. She enjoyed working in her flower beds and shopping.

In addition to her husband, Greg, she is survived by a brother, Lanny Ferraro of Brookville.

July 14th

Ernest Eugene Certo, 88

July 14, 2013

Ernest Eugene Certo, 88, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, July 14, 2013,
at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.

He was born May 5, 1925, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Joseph and Grace (Spader) Certo.

He was a Navy Seaman 1st Class, serving during World War II on the USS Saratoga, which sailed the Pacific and Northwest Pacific.

The ship was bombed by Japanese Kamikaze pilots off the shores of Iwo Jima; many men perished that day, and Seaman Certo was one of the wounded.

He was the recipient of the Purple Heart and other medals during his service in the United States Navy.

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