Archive - 2013 - Obituary
After a gallant battle with neuroendocrine cancer, Jack Edward Elder, 79, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at the Carolyn Croxton Slane Hospice Residence.
Born Aug. 28, 1933, in Bellefonte, Pa., he was the oldest son of the late Henry and Kathryn Elder.
He graduated from State College Area High School, attended Penn State and was an Army veteran of the Korean War Era, serving as a Sgt. in the Radio Operator Division.
On April 21, 1956, he married the former Peggy Morris.
Jack retired from Bell Telephone as a service manager in microwave and radio.
Darien A. Neal, 43, of Rossiter, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at home.
He was born July 2, 1969, in Punxsutawney.
Darien worked for Joe Hanley Construction.
He was a devoted and loving father to his son, Orion.
His enjoyment was playing baseball, and he absolutely loved fishing and hunting.
Darien was a kind and thoughtful man.
He made friends easily with his warm smile and gentle nature, he always spoke well of others, and he had many lifelong friends.
Ronald J. Vandervort, 68, Brookville, died Monday, June 3, 2013, at Brookville Hospital.
He was born June 26, 1944, in Brookville, a son of William Homer Vandervort and Rhoda Himes Vandervort.
Sept. 28, 1963, in Emerickville, Pa., he married Sandra Main, who survives.
Mr. Vandevort was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the Vietnam Conflict from 1963-1967 on two vessels, the USS Champlain and the USS Independence.
He worked at Hawthorne Manufacturing in Hawthorne, Pa., Eljer in Ford City, Pa., and BevAir in Brookville.
David Lee Rossey, 52, Brookville, died Monday, June 3, 2013, in Brookville.
He was born Oct. 19, 1960, in Ramseytown, Pa., a son of Sheldon Dean Rossey, who survives, and the late Elizabeth A. â€śDannyâ€ť McQuown Rossey, who preceded him in death Dec. 5, 1990.
David was married to Sharon Reinsel, who survives.
He worked for Lloyd Smith's of Brookville for 30 years.
He was president of the Jefferson County Long Rifles Association and a trustee at Evangelical United Methodist Church in Brookville.
James Leroy Titler, 71, Northpoint, formerly of Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013, at the home of his daughter, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Feb. 28, 1942, in Toledo, Ohio, a son of the late Kenneth Leroy and Roberta Jane (Miller) Titler.
On Oct. 1, 1960, he married the former Velva Louise Wood. She survives.
Mr. Titler was a member of Center Hill Community Church.
He was very dedicated to the church.
He was board president of the church, and his last project was overseeing the expansion of the church.
Rodney Allen Stormer, 38, died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born Dec. 3, 1974, in Brookville, a son of Robert E. and Margaret (Shirey) Stormer.
He was employed as a cook.
He was a member for many years of Punxsutawney REACT.
He is survived by his mother; two sisters, Kimberly Stormer and Sara Zurenda; and a brother, Robert Stormer, all of Punxsutawney.
He is also survived by eight nephews; 4 nieces; and a great-nephew.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Jamey Stormer.
Francis Jerome (Jerry) Fiscus, 80, a longtime resident of Brookville, passed away peacefully at the Laurelbrooke Assisted Living Facility on Friday, May 31, 2013.
He was born June 16, 1932, in Brookville, a son of the late Steven Francis Fiscus and Lyda Louella (Walters) Fiscus.
He married Ruth Snyder Fiscus of Timblin on June 16, 1951, having a double-ring ceremony with his sister, Mary Fiscus Martz and Wendell Darl Martz.
He and Ruth were married 61 years, and she passed away on Dec. 18, 2012.
Carson Kelly Sherwood, 66, of Hilliard, Florida, formerly of Mahaffey, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 25, 2013.
Carson was born Nov. 9, 1946, in Mahaffey, a son of the late Ralph L. and Wilma (Campbell) Sherwood.
He worked for Season All & Thermal Guard in Punxsutawney for 32 years.
He was a member of the Punxsutawney Eagles No. 1231, Hilliard Florida VFW Post No. 10095 and served his country in the U.S. Army as a Combat Vet in Vietnam with Riverine Force-Spear Headers, 9th Infantry Division, from May 1966 to May 1968.
Arlene Ann (Miller) Davidson, 75, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Allegheny General Hospital.
She was born June 15, 1937, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late James and Ruth (Lauer) Miller.
She was a graduate of SS.C.D. School.
Arlene worked as an emergency room clerk in Toledo for 20 years.
She later worked as an apartment manager in Toledo.
Her enjoyments were flower gardening, crocheting and painting.
She really enjoyed the many friendships and activities at Grace Place Apartments.
Thomas Vieli, 65, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Born April 30, 1948, in Ilanz, Switzerland, he was the son of the late Thomas Josef and Maria Ursula (Derungs) Vieli.
On April 8, 2000, he married Denise Dennison.