Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Helen Emma Craven, 90, of Brookville, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Jan. 4, 1923, in Richardsville, a daughter of the late William Webster and Edna May (Heeter) Brownlee.
On June 14, 1947, she married John Louis Craven. He preceded her in death in July of 1990.
She was a member of the Countryside Baptist Church. She was a Sunday School teacher at the church and spent over 25 years in Child Evangelism through after-school Bible study.
Mrs. Craven was a substitute teacher at Pine Creek, Warsaw and Brookville schools.
Joseph F. Ciccone, 84, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, May 26, 2013, at Wellington Heights Personal Care Home.
He was born May 19, 1929, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Giovanna (Manacchio) and Felice Ciccone.
He was a member of S.S.C.D.
He loved the Pittsburgh Steelers, playing bingo, socializing and watching old movies on AMC.
He was a former member of the Army and Navy Club.
He worked for Loriâ€™s Footwear in Big Run.
Surviving relatives include a number of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Lyle C. Knapp, 77, of Baxter, died Monday, May 27, 2013, at his home.
He was born Nov. 11, 1935, in Baxter, Pa., a son of the late Curtis and Mable Rhoades Knapp.
Mr. Knapp married Hazel Geist on Jan. 28, 1956.
She preceded him in death.
Lyle was a laborer at Glen-Gery Brick (formerly Hanley Brick), where he retired on March 1, 1998.
His hobbies included hunting, gardening and farming.
He is survived by a brother, Dave Knapp of Trenton N.C.; a sister, Alberta Bish of Kingsville, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Barbara A. Kennis, 63, of Mercer, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 24, 2013, at Grove City Medical Center.Â Â
Barbara was born Dec. 1, 1949, in Kane, Pa., a daughter of George R. and Margaret (Zemlin) Jerko.
She graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School class of 1967 and cum laude from Indiana
University of Pennsylvania class of 1971.
Barbara worked 25 years as a teacher for the Mercer Area School District.
On July 18, 1970, she married her husband, Michael P. Kennis, who survives, at home.
Ervin J. Schlabach, 68, of Rossiter, died Monday, May 27, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born June 7, 1944, in Middlefield, Ohio, a son of the late John E. and Emma M. (Miller) Schlabach.
He was the husband of the former Katie Byler. She survives.
Mr. Schlabach enjoyed spending his time with his horses, fishing and his dog, Shorty.
He was a very kind-hearted man with a sense of humor.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Rev. Richard C. Sharp, 79, of Boiling Springs, S.C., went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, May 18, 2013.
A native of Aiken County, S.C., he was the loving husband of Esta K. Sharp and the son of the late William A. Sharp and Bessie Jones Sharp.
He obtained a bachelorâ€™s degree as a physicianâ€™s assistant in the United States Air Force and retired as a Senior Master Sergeant after serving 22 years.
He then obtained his masterâ€™s degree in Divinity with Christian Education from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary at Wake Forest, N.C.
Marilyn Louise (Yeaney) Himes, 72, Huntingdon, Oneida Township, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at home, surrounded by her family and loved ones.
Mrs. Himes was born in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Howard W. and Helen M. (Kromer) Yeaney.
She was united in marriage to Peter G. Himes on April 19, 1957, at the Ringgold United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gorman officiating.
Her husband preceded her in death on April 5, 2012, after 55 years of marriage.
She attended Punxsutawney Area High School.
Trevor Lee Stiner, 36, of Dormont, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at home.
He was born Aug. 9, 1976, in York, Pa., the son of Charlotte Ann (Harrison) Hollopeter and husband Keith of Big Run, and Dennis Lee Stiner.
He was a 1994 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School. He earned an associateâ€™s degree in CAD from Triangle Tech.
Trevor liked to help his mother and Keith with landscaping and yard work. He built a beautiful patio area for their enjoyment.
He loved his family and children.
His hobbies included golf and playing a good game of poker.
John V. Harriger, 85, of Mayport, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday evening, May 21, 2013. He was born on Nov. 3, 1927, in Alcola, the son of Ernest and Lula (Bish) Harriger.
He was first married to Mae (Himes), and she preceded him in death. He
then married Dorothy (Brocious), who survives.
John served his country during World War II with the United States Army. He was a member of the Langville Methodist Church until it closed, and he went to North Freedom United Methodist Church. He enjoyed going to church, music and doing wood crafts.
Velma Olovett Bowser, 95, of Big Run, died Monday, May 20, 2013, at home with her loving family.
Velma was born on June 18, 1917, in Ernest, a daughter of the late Alfred and Sarah (Morgan) Schierer.
On April 27, 1946, she married Glenn Clark Bowser.
She made her own wedding gown from a parachute from World War II. Her husband preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 1963.
Velma was a member of the Big Run Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Bowser was the Big Run 2011 Citizen of Year.