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August 7th

Dorothy Fox Stewart, 91

August 7, 2013

Dorothy Fox Stewart, 91, of Rochester Mills, Pa., died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 at home.

She was born Nov. 17, 1921, in Red Lion, N.J., the daughter of the late Gilbert E. and Mary (Hinchman) Fox.

She was a seamstress employed by Campus Sportswear in Indiana, Pa., and also worked at Hill's Department Store.

August 6th

Donna H. Brush, 78

August 6, 2013

Donna H. Brush, 78, of Brookville, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at McKinley Health Center.

She was born Aug. 23, 1934, in Jefferson County, a daughter of the late Willam Harrison "Buff" Harriger and Catherine Prythena (Troutman) Harriger.

On July 16, 1952, she married James Barr Brush. He preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 1999.

Donna was a member of the Brookville Church of God.

She was also a member of the Eastern Star and Laurelbrooke Auxiliary.

Mrs. Brush was a devoted wife, and tenderly cared for her husband after he became ill.

Helen (Beresnyak) Reken, 84

August 6, 2013

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

August 6, 2013

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.

August 5th

Nina Marie Humble, 95

August 5, 2013

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.

August 4th

Thomas W. "Bill" McCune, 79

August 4, 2013

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

August 4, 2013

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.

August 2nd

Thomas McCune, 79

August 2, 2013

Thomas McCune, 79, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of McCabe Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

August 1st

Polly J. Farbo, 46

August 1, 2013

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.

July 29th

John Ellery McMahan, 84

July 29, 2013

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.

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