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July 11th

Donald K. Schrock, Jr., 53

July 11, 2013

Donald K. Schrock, Jr., 53, of Jay, Maine, passed away on Feb. 11, 2013, following complications from a life-long illness of primary immune deficiency disease.

He was born on July 27, 1957, in North Tonawanda, N.Y., the son of Donald (Kerm) and Janet (Kiehl) Schrock, Sr. of Winthrop, Maine, and both formerly of Punxsutawney.

He was the grandson of Gene and Hazel (Stahlman) Kiehl and Ezra and Jeanette (Snyder) Schrock, all life-long residents of the Punsxy area until their passings.

July 10th

Connor James Gummo

July 10, 2013

Connor James Gummo, infant, was born on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, and just a few short hours later, was placed back in the arms of Jesus.

He is the son of Tyler and Brianna Nichole (Henry) Gummo of DeLancey.

He is the paternal grandson of Mark and Kim (Poorman) Culberson, of Punxsutawney, and maternal grandson of David Henry of DeLancey.

Connor was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Linda Lee Craft.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at St. Phillips United Methodist Church in Big Run, officiated by Pastor Dawn Krishart.

Louise Bloom, 76

July 10, 2013

Louise Bloom, 76, of Curwensville, passed away Monday July 8, 2013, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

Born Jan. 19, 1937, in New Millport, she was the daughter of Russell Rea and Mamie (Bloom) Bloom. Miss Bloom was a music teacher, having taught in the Punxsutawney Area School District, retiring after 35 years of service. She received her bachelor’s degree from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

She was a member of the Curwensville United Methodist Church and was affiliated with the Oak Ridge Union Church in Carnwath.

July 9th

Fred E. Bell Jr., 67

July 9, 2013

Fred E. Bell Jr., 67, went home to be with the Lord after a four-year battle with cancer.

Born to Fred E. Bell Sr. and Marian Alice Bell on Jan. 10, 1946, he spent most of his childhood in Punxsutawney and Pittsburgh.

He met his wife, Kathy, in Pittsburgh, and they were married Dec. 2, 1973.

In 1978, the couple moved to Mansfield, Ohio, where Fred worked for General Motors for 29 years and retired July 1, 2006.

Fred and Kathy retired to Arizona in 2010.

He was an avid hunter, could fix almost anything, enjoyed helping his friends and never expected anything in return.

July 8th

Leah Grace Droske, 19

July 8, 2013

Leah Grace Droske, 19, of Dayton, Pa., passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013, at her mother’s home in North Carolina.

She was born March 22, 1994, in Rochester, N.Y., to Ron Droske, Jr. and Suzanne (Gattone) Powell.

Leah lived in the Dayton area most of her life and graduated from West Shamokin High School in 2012.

She recently worked at Dimaio’s Market as a cashier.

Leah loved horses and in her younger years enjoyed working with her dad at the Dayton Feed Mill.

Singing was her passion in life, and she was known for her amazing voice.

Joseph Anthony Palmer, Jr., 83

July 8, 2013

Joseph Anthony Palmer, Jr, 83, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, July 8, 2013, at Mulberry Square.

He was born August 18, 1929, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Joseph A. and Christine Violet (Pape) Palmer, Sr.

On Aug. 9, 1983, he married Rosemarie (Gallo) Perry. She preceded him in death on March 13, 2013.

Mr. Palmer was an Army Veteran, having served during World War II.

Joe worked as an engineer for PennDOT for many years.

He was a member of the John Jacob Fisher Post No. 62 for more than 30 years.

Joe was a resident of Mulberry Square for the past few years.

Sydney Sue Steele, 90

July 8, 2013

Sydney Sue Steele, 90, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Butler, Pa., on Nov. 24, 1922, a daughter of Florella Ruth Oesterling and John Lee Shields.

Sydney graduated from Brookville High School in 1940 and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in reading education at Pennsylvania State University and Clarion State College.

During World War II, she served in the U.S. Navy in Philadelphia as a radio operator, earning the rank of Chief Petty Officer.

After developing the reading program at the Jefferson County-DuBois

July 7th

Seth Easton Gilbert, 12

July 7, 2013

Seth Easton Gilbert, 12, of Reynoldsville, went home with the angels on Saturday, July 6, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.

Seth was born Jan. 21, 2001, in DuBois, the son of Theodore J. and Cherie J. (Trude) Gilbert, who survive, of Reynoldsville.

Seth loved to swim and play with his sisters, Brittany, Lexie and Isabel.

In addition to his parents, Ted and Cherie, he is survived by his sisters, Brittany and Isabel Gilbert and Lexie Trude, all of Reynoldsville; his maternal and paternal grandparents and great-grandparents; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Kevin D. Hudock, 60

July 7, 2013

Kevin D. Hudock, 60, of Oil City, Pa., died Thursday, July 3, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born on June 17, 1953, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Andrew and Shirley Whitesell Hudock.

Kevin was a 1971 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School and received a bachelor of science degree in engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1975.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a certified Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineer for Dowell-Schlumberger.

Margaret E. Timblin, 89

July 7, 2013

Margaret E. Timblin, 89, of Rossiter, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mrs. Timblin was born Sept. 19, 1923, in Sagamore. She was the daughter of the late Scott W. and Maude (Brady) Hill.

Margaret attended the First Baptist Church.

She worked for the Company Store in Sagamore, Troutman’s in Indiana and
the Adrian Hospital before retirement.

She spent her winters in Arizona and loved camping, fishing, boating, bike riding, cooking and baking.

Margaret was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

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