Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Matson D. Blose, Jr., 87, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at home.
He was born Dec. 4, 1925, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Matson D. Blose, Sr. and Carrie (Lewis) Blose.
On March 23, 1945, he married Anna Lou Wolfe, who survives.
They had just celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary.
He was a member of SS.C.D.
He was a sergeant in the Air Force and served during World War II.
He was the owner of M. Blose and Sons Scrap Yard in Walston, Pa.
Helen G. Brickell, 92, of Smithport, Pa., died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family.
The daughter of George Ray and Lillian (Williams) Brickell, she was born on Feb. 3, 1921, in Banks Twp., Indiana County.
Helen was a lifelong member of the Wilgus Wesleyan Methodist Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher and church treasurer.
For 30 years, she was employed as a seamstress at Sportswear in Punxsu-
tawney, prior to her retirement in 1984.
Arthur âDutchâ Kline, Jr., 82, of Knox Dale, died Monday, April 8, 2013 at Brookside Manor.
He was born Feb. 26, 1931, in Yatesboro, a son of the late Arthur and Minnie (Allenbaugh) Kline, Sr.
He was a graduate of Reynoldsville High School.
Dutch worked at Jackson China in the Quality Control department for 30 years.
He also had worked at Reynoldsville Casket Company for seven years.
He was a simple man that loved summertime and enjoyed walking in the outdoors with his dog, Tonya.
Surviving relatives include a sister, Geraldine Vanwhy of Punxsutawney;
Vernie E. Stankovich, 85, of Stump Creek, died on Sunday, April 7, 2013, after a lengthy illness at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Born May 11, 1927, in Cramer, she was the daughter of the late Steve and Susie (Krucelyak) Cherban. She married Edward Joseph Stankovich, who preceded her in death.
She had worked at Sylvania in Emporium and Rollo Jensen in Punxsutawney.
She was a member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic
Church; were she was active with the âKitchen Crew.â
She was a devoted mother and grandmother.
Kenneth C. Reiter Jr., 69, of Reynoldsville passed away at 3:26 a.m. on Monday, April 8, 2013, at his home.
Born March 4, 1944, in Punxsutawney, Kenneth was the son of the late Kenneth C. Reiter Sr. and Nola D. Nichols Reiter.
On May 25, 1963, he married Sandra L. Jones Reiter, of Reynoldsville, who survives.
He was a 1962 graduate of Reynoldsville High School and a retired employee of Stockdale Mine Supply in Frostburg, Pa.
Kenneth served with the U.S. Air Force in the Vietnam War.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Reynoldsville.
Angelo R. Strano, Jr., 93, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Mulberry Square.
He was born Sept. 18, 1919, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Angelo Strano, Sr., and Josephine (Polito) Strano.
On Aug. 7, 1943, he married Sophia (Moskowski) Strano, who survives.
He passed away on her 90th birthday.
He was a member of Saints Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.
He was a member of the Walston Club, Eagles, Elks, VFW and the American Legion.
Mary Magdelen Felix, 81, Stump Creek, died suddenly on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at DRMC.
She was born Dec. 16, 1931, in Adrian, a daughter of Patsy and Ruby (Sabarich) Bevak.
She married Edward F. Felix, Sr. on June 3, 1951, at St. Adrian Church in DeLancey.
Mary was a graduate of St. Adrian Catholic School.
She worked at BF Goodrich, Rola Jensen in Punxy and Paris Cleaners in DuBois, from where she retired.
She was a member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Sykesville.
Melvin Mitchell, 79, of Brookville, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013, surrounded by his children and grandchildren.
Mel was born on Oct. 5, 1933, in Punxsutawney, the son of late Mae (Amundson) and Melvin S. Mitchell.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Mary (Pattison) Mitchell; his parents; and his brother, Hans Eugene âFritzâ Mitchell.
A 1951 graduate of Punxsutawney High School, Mel began his career as an educator at Reynoldsville High School, Punxsutawney High School and Tyrone High School.
John C. Spiers, Sr., 48, of Punxsutawney, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa.
He was born June 21, 1964, in Punxsutawney, the son of James Richard Spiers and Jemima C. (Hill) Spiers.
He enjoyed spending time with his children, fishing and working on vehicles.
George E. Johnson, 82, of Burnside, Pa., died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
The son of Burton and Sarah A. (Trevessick) Johnson, he was born on Jan. 15, 1931, in Juneau.
George was awarded the Purple Heart for his service in the U.S. Army as a PFC overseas during the Korean War.
For over 30 years, he was employed as an equipment operator for PennDOT.
George was a life member of Barnesboro VFW Post No. 343 and a member of Disabled American Veterans.
He greatly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and especially