Archive - 2013 - Obituary
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 bachelorâ€™s and masterâ€™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
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, 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, 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, Troutmanâ€™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.
Leone C. Howard, 97, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio.
She was born April 2, 1916, in Porter Township, Jefferson County, the daughter of the late Charles and Margaret (Howard) Conway.
She attained an associate degree in criminology from IUP and was employed most of her life as a secretary for municipal governments.
She was married in Virginia on March 15, 1950, to Thomas Howard, Jr, who preceded her in death.
She was a Presbyterian by faith and was formerly a member of the Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney before moving from the area.
Terrance Lynn Hodgson, 72, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, July 1, 2013, at home.
He was born March 21, 1941, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Ralph and Edith (Wood) Hodgson Fye.
On March 21, 1964, he married the former Marcella Raye McAdoo. She survives.
Terry previously worked for P&N Coal, and Valier Coal Yard, as a parts man.
He enjoyed spending his time at Walker's Service Station.
Sara D. Fox, 75, of Big Run, died Monday, July 1, 2013, at Hamot Medical Center, Erie.
She was born Sept. 5, 1937, in Rossiter, a daughter of the late Hiriam and Mary Rebecca (Cressley) White.
On June 1, 1957, she married Charles Leroy Fox. He survives.
She was a member of the First Church of God in Punxsutawney.
Joseph Anthony Cianciotti, 67, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, June 30, 2013 at home.
He was born Dec. 20, 1945, in Yonkers, N.Y., a son of Nicholas Cianciotti of Cape Coral, Fla., and the late Olga (Valesquez) Cianciotti.
On Oct. 8, 1988, he married the former Monica Sue Mikelonis. She survives.
They would have celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in October.
He was a member of Saints Cosmas and Damian Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
Mr. Cianciotti worked as a locomotive engineer for B&P Railroad for over 30 years.
Doug Clay Horne, Jr., 40, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, June 30, 2013, at home.
He was born Feb. 27, 1973, in Punxsutawney, a son of Doug Clay Horne, Sr. and Earla Jane (Schaffer) Horne.
He was baptized at the First Christian Church.
Mr. Horne worked as a rock truck driver for Amfire Coal Company.
He was a hard worker and enjoyed working.
Doug was a big-hearted, family-oriented man who loved his children deeply.
He had a lot of caring friends who would have done anything for him.
His uncle, Homer Schaffer, was a very special man he looked up to and loved very much.
Max Eugene Shoffner, 86, of Kittanning, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Andover, Ohio.
He was born on July 27, 1926, to John and Florence (Reed) Shoffner, in Timblin, Pa.
Max was co-owner of Shoffner Family Business, where he played an active role in all facets and co-owner of West Franklin Coal Co. with Russ Haller.
He was a member of the Kittanning Joint Water Authority for many years and was one of the founders of the Young Business Men's Association, along with John B. McCue and Steve Krizmanich.