Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Winifred McKee Leach, 92, of Volant, formerly of Grove City and Big Run, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 6:12 a.m. at Grove City Medical Center following a brief illness.
Born in Jefferson County on April 16, 1920, Winifred was the daughter of H. Ray Colkitt and Mary Laura Stewart Colkitt.
On Oct. 18, 1941, she married Robert Allen McKee, who preceded her in death on March 13, 1961. On Feb. 20, 1988, she married Russell W. Leach, who also preceded her in death on July 31, 2000.
Dale E. Schultz, age 79, of Mayport, Pa., passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in Mahaffey.
He was born Oct. 20, 1933, in Templeton, Pa., the son of Veto and Sara Bell (Anderson) Schultz.
Dale was formerly a resident of the Templeton area but lived in the Mayport area for a number of years.
He honorably served in the U.S. Army and was employed as a mingler for the Glen-Gerry Brickyard in Summerville.
Dale formerly attended the Punxsutawney Wesleyan Methodist Church.
Ruth Edith (Reed) Trayer, 86, of North Freedom, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Ruth was born Sept. 19, 1926, in Brookville, a daughter of Charles Elias Reed and Mary Dora Haines Reed.
On Nov. 28, 1944, in Brookville, she married Clyde E. Trayer, who survives.
Ruth worked as a tester at Sylvania in Brookville and as a homemaker and farmed with her husband on the family farm.
She was a member of the North Freedom United Methodist Church and the Freedom Grange No. 2073 in Ringgold.
Wendy Renea Robbins, 46, of State College, Pa., died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at home.
She was born May 29, 1966, in Brookville, the daughter of Arthur F. Robbins and Dixie (Sherry) Thomas.
She worked as an electronic technician.
She was an avid Notre Dame and Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
She is survived by her mother, Dixie Thomas of Punxsutawney; one brother, David Robbins and fiance Penny Erickson of Clymer; and one sister, Mrs. Jay (Laurie) Salada of DuBois.
William J. Bridge, 86, of Cloe, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Mr. Bridge was born Jan. 14, 1927, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Thomas L. Bridge and Hazel (Fetterman) Bridge.
On Aug. 18, 2005, Mr. Bridge was preceded in death by his wife Vera C. (Smith) Bridge.
He was the owner of Bills Chassis Alignment in Cloe.
He attended the Cloe United Methodist Church and was the former Post Commander of the Punxsutawney VFW.
His hobbies were woodworking, hunting and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Dorothy M. "Dollie" Lauer, 89, of Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Mahoning Riverside Manor.
Mrs. Lauer was preceded in death by her first husband, John Lauer, and her second husband, Alfred L. Lauer.
She was a member of St. Peter & Paul Byzantine Church.
Dollie worked many years for Jerko's Confectionary and the Carroll House Dress Shop in Williamsport before retiring.
She loved watching the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penn State football. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading and the Lawrence Welk Show.
Wilda N. Reitz, 95, formerly of Timblin, died on Saturday, March 30, 2013, at the Jefferson Manor in Brookville.
She was born on Jan. 14, 1918, in New Salem, a daughter of John L. and Mabel M. (Wise) Reitz.
Wilda was a member of the New Salem United Methodist Church, and when she moved to Timblin, she attended the Life Fellowship Church. She worked for Rola Jensen.
She is survived by two sisters, Ruth Klingensmith of New Castle and Joan Yeager of Indianapolis, Indiana; a brother, Paul Reitz and his wife Joyce of Timblin; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Sara Marie Shields Rhodes Webb, 91, changed her address to Heaven on March 30, 2013, while visiting in Ohio.
Sara was born on a farm in Mahaffey, the daughter of Myrl and Jane Shields. Her home for the past 52 years has been New Jersey.
Sara worked as a waitress many years while raising her four children.
She loved her God, her family and her garden. She attended the Rockaway Reformed Church.
Sara was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Webb; a son, Harry Rhodes of Maryland; and a daughter, Nancy Rhodes Diethorne of Pennsylvania.
Mary F. Wright, 100, of Knox Dale, died Friday, March 29, 2013, at her home.
Born Dec. 28, 1912, in Indiana County, a daughter of the late Norman and Sarah Ann (Little) Ashbaugh.
She was the first born of 10 children, and the last surviving member of her immediate family.
On Dec. 31, 1929, she married William G. Wright. He preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 1993.
She attended Center Hill Presbyterian Community Church in Knox Dale.
Mrs. Wright and her husband operated two rest homes in the Punxsutawney and Marchand area many years ago.
Muriel C. âConnieâ Salvadori, 80, of Seminole, died on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois. She was born on Oct. 23, 1932, in St. Charles and was the daughter of Jerry M. and Rosetta (Crisswell) Bailey.
On June 25, 1955 she married Vincent J. âJeepâ Salvadori, who preceded her in death on June 2, 2009.
Connie was a member of the St. Charles Catholic Church in New Bethlehem.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.