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June 23rd

Concetta “Connie” Cappella, 92

June 23, 2013

Concetta Cappella, 92, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, June 22, 2013, at McKinley Health Center in Brookville.

She was born Oct. 10, 1920, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Concetta (Portafola) and Andrew Cappella.

She was a member of the Saints Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.

She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.

She was a supervisor at Pramco and Sportswear Company.

Surviving relatives include a sister, Louise Cappella; numerous nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Quinton F. Reams, 93

June 23, 2013

Quinton F. Reams, 93, of Punxsutawney, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Reams was born June 12, 1920, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Walter and Lena Agnes (Kuntz) Reams.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ryta S. (Stuchell) Reams.

Quinton was a proud veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, 1st. Infantry.

He was a member of the VFW Post No. 2076, American Legion Post No. 62 and the Elks No. 301.

June 21st

Troy J. Harper, 43

June 21, 2013

Troy J. Harper, 43, of Brookville, died at home Friday, June 21, 2013, after a hard-fought two-year battle against cancer.

Born Aug. 8, 1969, in Charleroi, Pa., he was the son of Rose Ann Fronzaglio Harper and the late William Harper.

He was a law partner at Dennison, Dennison & Harper Attorneys at Law.

Troy had much pride for the community and affiliated himself with many

June 20th

Phyllis “Jean” Reitz, 83

June 20, 2013

Phyllis “Jean” Reitz, 83, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at McKinley Health Center, Brookville.

She was born Nov. 13, 1929, a daughter of the late Charles R. and Arabell (Enterline) Alcorn.

On June 6, 1953, she married Ray R. Reitz in the Worthville Church.

He preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 2000.

She was a member of the Cliff United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed cooking, baking, crocheting, gardening, canning, sewing and reading.

She was a member of the Ringgold Ladies Auxiliary and taught Sunday School and the Good News Club.

Priscilla Ann Bridge, 53

June 20, 2013

Priscilla Ann Bridge, 53, of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at UPMC-Presbyterian Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.

She was born March 30, 1960, in Grove City, Pa., the daughter of Rev. George R. and Ida Belle (James) Krupp.

She was married to David C. Bridge, who survives.

She was a cafeteria worker for the Punxsutawney Area School District.

She attended the Tuesday Night Bible Study Group at St. Peter's United Church of Christ.

Her greatest joy in life was seeing her son, David, graduate from college.

June 19th

Daniel J. Miller, 19

June 19, 2013

Daniel J. Miller, 19, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at home.

Daniel was born May 9, 1994, in Spartansburg, Pa., a son of John J. and Susan Miller.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, John J. Miller Jr. and wife Mary Ann, and Mervin Miller; four sisters, Barbara Shetler and husband Freman, Susie Miller and husband John and Rebecca and Mary Ann Miller, all of Punxsutawney; his paternal grandfather, John W. Miller of Punxsutawney; and his maternal grandmother, Alma B. Miller of Knox.

Kenneth S. Filler, 80

June 19, 2013

Kenneth S. Filler, 80, of Akron, Ohio, passed away June 18, 2013.
Ken was born on July 1, 1932, in Rossiter, Pa., to the late Ira and Bertha Filler.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army and was a Korean War veteran. He was
employed for 22 years at Alside and for 6 years at Drosbach. He served as a custodian for 24 years at Tallmadge Local Schools and for 15 years at Church of the Master.

He was a longtime member of Tallmadge Wesleyan Methodist Church. Over

Marie E. Bennett, 80

June 19, 2013

Marie E. Bennett, 80, of Clarion, formerly of Big Run, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at County Spring Personal Care Home, surrounded by her loving family and care givers.

Marie was born October 26, 1932, in New Millport, Clearfield County, a daughter of the late James M. and Sylvia Hullihen.

She was Protestant by faith.

On Jan. 22, 1948, she married the love of her life James F. Bennett, who preceded her in death Aug. 26, 2008.

June 18th

Francis Ardell Barnett, 85

June 18, 2013

Francis Ardell Barnett, 85, of Punxsutawney, passed away June 18, 2013, at his residence.

He was born July 13, 1927, in Jefferson County, a son of the late Jennings Clay and Margaret Elaine (Berkey) Barnett.

Francis was married to Shirley Lou (Martin) Barnett, who preceded him in death.

Francis was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II.
He is survived by three daughters, Marsha Cochrane and husband Dave of

June 17th

Sara Viva (Meckley) Griffith, 91

June 17, 2013

Sara Viva (Meckley) Griffith, 91, Punxsutawney, formerly of Cherry Tree, Pa., died Monday, June 17, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at the Rairigh Funeral Home, Ltd., in Hillsdale, Pa., where a 1 p.m. funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013, with Pastor Tim Bash officiating.

Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery near New Washington, Pa.

A full obituary will be published Wednesday, June 19.

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