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September 13th

Edwin L. Snyder, Jr., 88

September 13, 2013

Edwin L. Snyder, Jr., 88, Rochester Mills, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at home.

He was born April 22, 1925, in Homer City, a son of the late Edwin L. and Freda L. (Wells) Snyder.

On Jan. 26, 1952, he married Virginia C. (Carter) Snyder, who preceded him in death on Aug. 22, 2010.

He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney.

He grew up in the home of his grandmother, Martha Long Snyder, and his father near Rochester Mills.

He graduated from Marion Center High School Class of 1942 and went on to serve in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Elizabeth A. Maue, 81

September 13, 2013

Elizabeth A. Maue — Betty, as she was known to friends and family — was
born Nov. 26, 1931, in McGee’s Mills, Pa., to the late Clyde L. and Anna Lucille (Ferrier) McGee.

She was the beloved wife of Ward F. Maue, with whom she would have celebrated 61 years of marriage on Nov. 9.

Betty spent many years as an Army wife, supporting her husband and raising their family at military bases in the United States and Germany for nearly 20 years, prior to settling in Townsend, Mass., in 1971.

September 10th

Helen A. Gudalis, 101

September 10, 2013

Helen A. Gudalis, 101, DuBois, formerly of Sykesville, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Christ the King Manor.

She was born Aug. 14, 1912, in Walston, a daughter of the late Peter Tersine and Louise DeFlora.

She was married to William G. Gudalis, Sr. He preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 1989.

She was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Sykesville and was a long-time member of the A.B.V.M. Rosary Society.

She enjoyed cooking, shopping and her family.

Blaine E. Heckman Sr., 70

September 10, 2013

Blaine E. Heckman Sr., 70, of Brookville, went home to be with his Lord in the early morning hours of Sept. 9, 2013, following a lengthy illness.

Born June 6, 1943, in Punxsutawney, he was the son of John W. and Olive (Snyder) Heckman, the youngest of five children.

His life of 70 years was full of dedication to hard work, but never lacking in joy.

Those who knew Blaine were always cheered by his light-hearted humor.

His entrepreneurial spirit was evidenced by various successful endeavors.

Florence “Dolly” Kelso, 82

September 10, 2013

Florence “Dolly” Kelso, 82, of Brookville, died peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, after an extended battle with Multiple Myeloma.

Dolly was born on May 7, 1931.

She was married for 25 years to Allen R. Hetrick, who died in 1979 at the young age of 54.

In 1981, she married William G. Kelso, who died in 2011 at the age of 92.

She was the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Kettin) Bockoras.

She was born and raised on “B” street in Brookville and moved 50 yards down the same street and made her own home for the rest of her life.

September 8th

William A. Barilar, 61

September 8, 2013

William A. Barilar, 61, Anita, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at home.

He was born Feb. 2, 1952, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late William and Matilda K. (Painter) Barilar.

On June 4, 1977, he married Debbie G. Smelko, who survives.

He was a loving husband and father.

He attended St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Anita.

He worked as a Quality Control Inspector for Arcadia Industrial.

He enjoyed running, riding bicycles, cars and music (especially The Beatles).

He was a sound man for many local bands, a long-distance runner and an Eagle Scout.

Paul H. Ramsey, 66

September 8, 2013

Paul H. Ramsey, 66, of Karthaus, formerly of Punxsutawney and Dandridge, Tenn., died on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.

He was born on Dec. 20, 1946 in Knoxville, Tenn., a son of the late Paul and Mildred (Eslinger) Ramsey.

Mr. Ramsey was a founding member of Professional Gas Field, Clearfield, and had been a truck driver for 50 years.
He was very passionate about dirt circle track racing.

He was Protestant by faith.

Rita Marie Heckman, 69

September 8, 2013

Rita Marie Heckman, 69, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.

She was born April 14, 1944, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late Antonio and Domenica (Lorelli) Stellabotta.

September 6th

Mary Ellen Miller, 66

September 7, 2013

Mary Ellen Miller, 66, of Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at her home.

Mary Ellen was born June 17, 1947, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Howard and Laura Mae (Chapman) Miller.

She is survived by two brothers, Sam Miller and wife Kay of Anita and John Miller of Punxsutawney; two sisters, Anna Mae Berkey of Punxsutawney and Betty Stahlman and husband Tom of Emerickville; and several beloved nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at the McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney, where a funeral service will be held

Mary Ellen Miller, 66

September 6, 2013

Mary Ellen Miller, 66, of Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at her home.

Mary Ellen was born June 17, 1947, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Howard and Laura Mae (Chapman) Miller.

She is survived by two brothers, Sam Miller and wife Kay of Anita and John Miller of Punxsutawney; two sisters, Anna Mae Berkey of Punxsutawney and Betty Stahlman and husband Tom of Emerickville; and several beloved nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at the McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney, where a funeral service will be held

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