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April 26th

Dorothy D. “Dot” Perry, 90

April 26, 2013

Dorothy D. “Dot” Perry, 90, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, April 26, 2013, at home with her loving family.

She was born Oct. 9, 1922, in Dayton, Pa., a daughter of the late James and Lucinda (Hallman) Blose.

She married John D. Perry.

He preceded her in death on June 13, 2003.

Mrs. Perry was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Walston, Pa.

She worked as a study hall monitor at the Punxsutawney Area High School.

Her enjoyments were first and foremost her family, golf, reading, quilting, knitting and crossword puzzles.

April 25th

Virginia Mae Walker, 79

April 25, 2013

Virginia Mae Walker, 79, Sykesville, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at DuBois Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.

She was born Jan. 19, 1934, a daughter of the late Calvin and Della (Harold) Bishop.

Virginia married Glenn R. Walker on April 4, 1953. He survives and lives in Sykesville.

April 23rd

Arthur G. “Art” Edwards, 84

April 23, 2013

Arthur G. “Art” Edwards, 84, of Mars, formerly of Punxsutawney,
Reynoldsville, Sharon, St. Marys and Indiana, Pa, died on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Born on June 4, 1928, in Home, Pa., Indiana County, he was the son of the late Giles Stephens and Luella Dick Edwards.

He was raised on a farm in Marchard, Pa., in Jefferson County and graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1946.

He honorably served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army Motorcycle Military Police Division in Western Germany from 1950 to 1953.

James Stephen Lesnick, 57

April 23, 2013

James Stephen Lesnick, 57, of Pompano Beach, Fla., passed away at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Mr. Lesnick was born on Oct. 10, 1955, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Francis D. and Caroline (Walchack) Lesnick.

He was a 1973 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School and a 1977 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in hotel management. He was also a member of St. Pious Roman Catholic Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Mr. Lesnick held the position of concierge at the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Mark Gallaher, 46

April 23, 2013

Mark Gallaher, 46, of Glen Campbell, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at his residence.

Born Nov. 9, 1966, in Spangler, Pa., he was the son of the late James Gallaher and Vivian (McCoy) Gallaher.

He was a logger by trade.

Gallaher is survived by a son, Joshua Gallaher of Rossiter; a daughter, Kayla Weakland of Cherry Tree; two granddaughters, Layla Riley Weakland
and Cameron Briel Gallaher; and two sisters, Nancy Rudy of Millersville and Caroline Atte of Pittsburgh.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Justin Gallaher.

April 22nd

Terry Allen Graul, 62

April 22, 2013

Terry Allen Graul, 62, of Allentown, died Friday, April 19, 2013, in Pocono Medical Center, Monroe County.

He was the husband of Dorrie V. (Voorhis) Graul. They celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary on July 23, 2012.

Born in Punxsutawney, he was the son of the late Earl Henery and Evelyn Mae (Bennett) Graul.

He was a 1968 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School.

For the last 13 years, Terry had been a truck driver for CPC Logistics in Allentown.

A member of Trout Unlimited, Terry was an avid fly fisherman. He loved the outdoors, camping and fishing for trout.

Cyrilla C. Himes, 78

April 22, 2013

Cyrilla C. Himes, 78, of Youngstown, Ohio, formerly of Covode, Pa., passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown.

Cyrilla was born on Feb. 23, 1935, in Covode, the daughter of Ralph and Catherine (Beck) Jordan. She married Earl Himes on May 21, 1955. He survives.

Cyrilla was a graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School. She worked at
Nelson Bedding in Youngstown, Ohio, for many years.

April 21st

Anna Wilma Sharp, 85

April 21, 2013

Anna Wilma Sharp, 85, of Glen Campbell, died Saturday, April 20, 2013.

She was born June 29, 1927, in Curwensville, a daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Twila (Haag) Condon.

On April 7, 1945, she married John Albert Sharp.

He preceded her in death on March 26, 2008.

She enjoyed raising her 12 children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She liked traveling, spending time on the pontoon boat and being with her family and her dog, Pippy.

Cindy Joan Mills, 40

April 21, 2013

Cindy Joan Mills, R.N., 40, of Westernville, N.Y., wife of William J., passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica, N.Y., after a brief illness.

She was born in Newton, N.J., on Feb. 5, 1973, a daughter of Austin A. and Judith Karin Erickson Young.

Cindy grew up in Blairstown, N.J., graduating from Warren Hills Regional High School.

Thereafter, she furthered her education at Raritan Valley Community College, eventually earning her bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Anna Mary "Punxsy" Edmondson, 88

April 21, 2013

A legend is lost. Anna Mary "Punxsy" Edmondson, 88, of Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013, at her home.

Anna Mary was born April 17, 1925, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of Thomas F. Edmondson and Anna (Rozdilsky) Edmondson.

She was a member of SS. Cosmas & Damian Catholic Church.

In her young adult life, Anna Mary was employed by the Bryant Electric Company, a subsidiary of Westinghouse Electric Company, in Bridgeport, Conn., where she assembled gyros for torpedos that sunk two battleships
and a cruiser.

She ended her career at Bryant as the Boiler Room Manager.

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