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August 21st

Nicholas Francis Schepis, Jr., 85

August 21, 2013

Nicholas Francis Schepis, Jr., 85, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at McKinley Health Center, Brookville.

He was born May 5, 1928, in Valier, a son of the late Nicholas Francis and Mary (Sano) Schepis.

Mr. Schepis served in Guam as a Fireman First Class in the United States Navy during World War II.

On Aug. 31, 1962, he married the former Virginia Rose Tyger. She survives.

He was a member of the First Church of God.

August 19th

Diane Robinson Baughman, 91

August 19, 2013

Diane Robinson Baughman, of Westwood, Mass., formerly of Osterville and Needham, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, just one week shy of her 92nd birthday.

Diane’s husband, Harry W. Baughman, passed away in 2002.

August 18th

Catherine Fidella Martz, 80

August 18, 2013

Catherine Fidella Martz, 80, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013.

She was born to the late Clair and Meda (Shaffer)Martz of Ringgold Township.

She was the sister to the late Glenn, late Dean, late Gene (Abe) and late Mary Lou Martz.

She is survived by sisters-in-law Mrs. Glenn Martz (Marie Schmale), Mrs. Dean Martz (Margaret Michael) and Mrs. Gene Martz (Nell Van Cott).

Denny Walter Lee Young, 74

August 18, 2013

Denny Walter Lee Young, 74, of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Christ the King Manor.

He was born Nov. 25, 1938, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Franklin and Florence (Weaver) Young.

On Oct. 1, 1963, he married Monika Sparks. She survives.

He was a member of Punxsutawney Eagles.

Denny enjoyed fishing, hunting and watching wrestling.

He used to really enjoy putting off fireworks for his dog "Dufus," who liked the fireworks more than the kids did.

August 16th

Dorothy Ann (Shuster) Larson, 74

August 16, 2013

Dorothy Ann (Shuster) Larson, 74, of Big Run, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born April 12, 1939, in Rossiter, a daughter of the late Michael and Susan (Koromaus) Shuster.

On Sept. 5, 1964, she married Frederick N. Larson. He survives.

Dorothy was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church. She was actively involved in preparing and cooking ethnic foods for church functions and the church festival.

Also, she was a member of the GCU Lodge.

Daisy M. Sandstrom, 93

August 16, 2013

Daisy M. Sandstrom, 93, of Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mrs. Sandstrom was born May 7, 1920, in Rossiter, the daughter of the late Domer Bishop and Annabella (White) Bishop.

Daisy was preceded in death by her husband, Earl G. Sandstrom, in 1988.

August 15th

Leticia A. "Laddie" Waltman, 68

August 15, 2013

Leticia A. "Laddie" Waltman, 68, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Leticia was born July 9, 1945, in Buffalo, N.Y., the daughter of the late Anthony Tuman and Angeline (Schuster) Tuman-Bennett.

Mrs. Waltman is survived by her husband of 50 years, John H. Waltman, Sr., of Punxsutawney. They were married July 23, 1963.

Leticia loved going to stock car races and car shows with her husband,
gardening, playing board games with her grandchildren and putting together puzzles.

August 14th

Violet B. Wolfe, 81

August 14, 2013

Violet B. Wolfe, 81, of Brookville, formerly of New Brighton, Ct., passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at Brookville Hospital.

Mrs. Wolfe was born June 20, 1932, in Altona, New York, the daughter of the late Frank Hill and Cathleen (Coolidge) Hill.

Violet is survived by her husband, Willis, of Brookville.

A loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother,

Voilet loved keeping a beautiful home and being close to her children and grandchildren.

August 11th

Marjorie L. (Edwards) Wheeler Pugh, 90

August 11, 2013

Marjorie L. (Edwards) Wheeler Pugh, 90, of Dixonville, Pa., took flight into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, from the AM/PM Personal Care Home in Adrian.

The daughter of Harvey O. and Elda (Allison) Edwards, she was born on March 27, 1923, in Idamar, Pa.

Marjorie was a graduate of the Green Twp. High School Class of 1941.

In May of 1943, she graduated from Houghton College, Houghton, N.Y., with an associate degree in Child Evangelism.

Todd Michael Brisson, 41

August 11, 2013

Todd Michael Brisson, 41, of Brookville, passed away on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Born Nov. 8, 1971, in Kane, Pa., he is survived by his wife, Jane (Fricker), and children Joseph, Whitney and Alex.

Todd was the son of Barbara (Ackley) and Lloyd Page, also of Brookville,
and the late Ronald J. Brisson, Sr.

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