Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Helen (Beresnyak) Reken, 84, of Home, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at the Indiana Regional Medical Center.
She was born on March 11, 1929, to Joseph and Rose (Yasko) Beresnyak in South Mahoning Township.
Helen worked as a homemaker and a telephone operator for Bell of PA in Indiana and Pittsburgh.
She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.
She enjoyed going to Atlantic City and was a wonderful mother and grandmother to her family.
Dorothy F. Stewart, 91, of Rochester Mills, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at home.
Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Richard L. Fait Funeral Home in Punxsutawney.
Online condolences can be made at www.faitfuneralhome.com.
Nina Marie Humble, 95, of Hamilton, Pa., died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at
Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born April 26, 1918, in Byrnedale, Pa., the daughter of the late Ward and Elodie (Burke) Gardner.
She was married to Ira Humble, who preceded her in death.
She worked as an assembler for the Syvania Corp. in St. Marys.
Thomas W. "Bill" McCune, 79, of Punxsutawney, passed away on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at his home.
Mr. McCune was born Aug. 9, 1933, in Rural Valley, a son of the late Lawrence H. McCune, Sr. and Edna (Meyer) McCune.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife and soul mate, Helen I. (Meckley) McCune, on Feb. 15, 2010.
Bill was a veteran of the US Air Force and was retired as an Air Traffic Controller for the US Government.
He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church.
Arnold Rudolph Hetrick, 87, of Coolspring, Pa., died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at the McKinley Health Care Center in Brookville.
He was born Aug. 16, 1925, in Coolspring, a son of the late David R. and Florence (Lingenfelter) Hetrick.
He was married to Viola (Johnson) Hetrick, who survives.
He was a well tender for many years for Hanley & Bird of Brookville.
Arnold was a member of the Coolspring United Methodist Church.
Thomas McCune, 79, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of McCabe Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
Polly J. Farbo, 46, Punxsutawney, died surrounded by her family and friends after a lengthy battle with cancer on Wednesday, July 31, 2013.
She was born on April 2, 1967, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Harry E. and Shirley O. (Shumaker) Caylor.
On Sept. 22, 1990, she married Douglas A. Farbo, who survives.
She was a member of the First Church of God of Punxsutawney.
She was a graduate of the Punxsutawney Area High School Class of 1985.
She worked as an insurance agent for the Shields Insurance Agency in Punxsutawney.
John Ellery McMahan, 84, of Rochester Mills, Pa., went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, July 28, 2013, at the Mountain Laurel Nursing & Rehab Center, Clearfield, Pa.
The son of John D. and Cleo (Pardee) McMahan, he was born on April 12, 1929.
John was a member of the C&MA Church and also attended the Methodist Church.
Mr. McMahan retired from U.S. Steel, American Bridge Division, Ambridge, Pa.
James Wesley Hockin, 92, of Indiana, passed away on Monday, July 29, 2013.
The son of Percival and Adah (Bassett) Hockin, he was born Sept. 20, 1920, in DuBois.
After moving to Punxsutawney, Jim attended Punxsutawney High School and graduated in 1938.
Jim was employed in the coal industry all his life. In 1950, he moved to Greene County, where he was employed by Duquesne Light Mining for 19 years. He moved to Indiana in 1969, where he was employed by R & P and the federal government as an inspector for MSHA. He retired in 1983 from the Mine Safety and Health Administration.
Joseph Ralph Hill, 78, of Rossiter, died Monday, July 29, 2013, at Mulberry Square in Punxsutawney.
He was born March 12, 1935, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Harry and Flora (Pollock) Hill.
He was married first to Hazel Fleeger, who preceded him in death. He then married Joyce Stewart Hill, who survives.
He was an automotive mechanic by trade.
He was a member of the Laurel Lake Seventh Day Adventist Church in
He was a veteran of the US Navy.