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May 24th

Rev. Richard C. Sharp, 79

May 24, 2013

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 bachelor’s degree as a physician’s assistant in the United States Air Force and retired as a Senior Master Sergeant after serving 22 years.

He then obtained his master’s degree in Divinity with Christian Education from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary at Wake Forest, N.C.

May 23rd

Marilyn Louise (Yeaney) Himes, 72

May 23, 2013

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.

May 22nd

Trevor Lee Stiner, 36

May 22, 2013

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 associate’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

May 22, 2013

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.

May 21st

Velma Olovett Bowser, 95

May 21, 2013

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.

Glenna L. (Keefer) Smith, 76

May 21, 2013

Glenna L. (Keefer) Smith, 76, of McKean, Pa., and formerly of Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013, at St. Mary’s Home at Asbury Ridge.

She was born May 27, 1936, in Clarion, a daughter of the late R. Kenneth and Alice (Steffy) Keefer.

Glenna was a member of Lakewood United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed quilting, sewing, baking, crossword puzzles and reading.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Donald R. Smith.

May 19th

Shannon L. Page, 33

May 19, 2013

Shannon L. Page, 33, Columbus, Ohio, died Friday, May 17, 2013, at St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville, Ohio.

She was born April 20, 1980, a daughter of Mark and Cindy (Reitz) Page, who both survive.

She was a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Bowling Green University with a
bachelor’s of science in biology.

She was involved in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization, she loved to read and she was an avid football fan and member of the Stamping Club.

She loved movies, her family and friends and her dog, Hershey.

She worked for the Ohio Department of Health as an epidemiologist.

May 17th

James Dowling Postlewaite, 69

May 17, 2013

James D. Postlewaite, 69, Erie, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2013, at UPMC Hamot.

He was born March 31, 1944, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late James Blair and Joanna Margaret (Anthony) Postlewaite.

Jim was retired from General Electric Co., for which he worked 42-and-a-half years.
Most of his years there were spent in the Power House.

He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting with his grandson, who got his first buck in 2011.

He enjoyed restoring, displaying and pulling antique tractors, especially his two-cylinder John Deeres.

Valgene E. “Val” Frye, 71

May 17, 2013

Valgene E. “Val” Frye, 71, of Chicora, Pa., entered his heavenly home on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Butler Memorial Hospital.

Val was born at home in Rochester Mills, Pa., to the late Blair G. and Edna (Leasure) Frye, on June 24, 1941.

Mr. Frye graduated from Marion Center High School with the Class of 1959.

He went on to graduate from Butler County Community College with an A.A. Degree in business management in 1982.

Val married the love of his life, Carolyn A. (Hosack) Frye, on April 28, 1962, in Lickingville, Pa.

Lloyd E. Fisher, 73

May 17, 2013

Lloyd E. Fisher, 73, of Hamilton, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mr. Fisher was born Nov. 11, 1939, a son of the late Lloyd E. Fisher Sr. and Rose (Lorenzo) Fisher.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara L. (Sheesley) Fisher, of Hamilton.

They were married Feb. 22, 1964.

Mr. Fisher was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served two tours in Vietnam, two tours in Germany and three years in Panama before retiring as a Sgt. 1st Class after 20 years and receiving the Purple Heart.

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