Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Erma J. Dinger, 79, Punxsutawney, passed on to eternal life on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at her home following a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born Nov. 5, 1933, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Clair O. and Florence M. (Holmes) London.
On Oct. 17, 1958, she married her childhood playmate Norman Dinger, who survives. They celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary this past October.
She was a member of the First Church of God of Punxsutawney, where she was a member of the church choir and The Living Christmas Tree.
Waren P. McGee, Sr., 57, of Rochester Mills, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at his home.
Mr. McGee was born Aug. 18, 1956, in Baltimore, Md., a son of the late William McGee and George and Sarah (Nunamaker) Bauman.
June 27, 1975, he married Nancy (Ash) McGee of Rochester Mills, who survives.
Mr. McGee was employed by Monarch Rubber in Baltimore, Md. for over 25 years before retirement.
He enjoyed carpentry and building intricate doll houses.
Mabel L. Rishel, 85, Rossiter, died Monday, March 18, 2013, at Mahoning Riverside Manor, Punxsutawney.
She was born Jan. 27, 1928, in Frostburg, a daughter of James C. and Amber (Hamilton) Jordan.
On Feb. 26, 1949, she married Albert J. Hudak, who preceded her in death on April 3, 1982.
She then married Lloyd Joseph Rishel on March 19, 1988. He also preceded her in death, on Oct. 16, 1995.
Mabel was a graduate of the Punxsutawney High School Class of 1946.
She was a member of the First English Lutheran Church of Punxsutawney.
Larry "Joe" Joseph Sprankle, 53, of York, Pa., formerly of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, at the Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa.
He was born July 24, 1959, in Punxsutawney, a son of Larry G. and Judy (Niel) Sprankle.
He was married to the former Ruth Buchholz.
He was a plumber by trade.
Hazel D. Freedline, 90, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Newtonburg, Clearfield, County, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Mrs. Freedline was born Sept. 15, 1922, in Patchinville, a daughter of the late Carl T. and Daisy L. (Solley) Sunderlin.
Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Howard L. Freedline, on Aug. 16, 1993.
Hazel was Protestant by faith.
She was a member of the Westover Golden Agers, Mahaffey Fire Company Ladies Auxillary, Board of Elections for Bell Township and the Bell Township Grange.
Blaine B. Wachob, 73, of DuBois, died Friday, March 15, 2013, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois.
He was born Aug. 20, 1939, in Big Run, a son of the late John and Sarah (Bowers) Wachob.
July 10, 1970, he married Deanna S. Gidley Wachob. She preceded him in death on Aug. 4, 2007.
Mr. Wachob attended Big Run School and was a retired truck driver for Cable Trucking of Brookville.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp.
He attended the First United Methodist Church in Reynoldsville.
Mr. Wachob was a member of the John M. Read Lodge F&AM in Reynoldsville.
Irene J. Duda, 77, Sykesville, died Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Christ the King Manor after a short illness.
She was born Feb. 10, 1936, in Rossiter, a daughter of the late John and Ann (Senott) Sitosky.
Irene was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Sykesville.
She worked at Paris Cleaners.
She was a member oh the Sykesville Ambulance Board.
Irene loved being a homemaker and cooking, and her greatest joy was her grandchildren
She lived most of her life in the Sykesville area.
Carmen J. Cuccaro Cook, 86, of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, at his home in Punxsutawney.
He was born Sept. 29, 1926, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Benjamin Cook and Mary (Rich) Cook.
He was a member of the United States Army, serving during World War II.
He attended SS. Cosmas & Damian Church.
He was employed by Jefferson Wholesale Grocery.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
He loved his children and grandchildren.
John Fred Depp, Jr., 74, of Hamilton, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Scenery Hill Manor In Indiana.
He was born Oct. 11, 1932, in Punxsutawney, a son of John Fred Depp, Sr. and Katherine (Braughler) Depp.
He married the former Sally Waite.
He was a self-employed farmer and excavator.
He was the treasurer of the Class of 1957.
He loved gardening, being outdoors and hunting.
He loved his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Rosemarie Palmer, 75, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Sept. 9, 1937, in Islin, Pa., a daughter of the late Alfonso and Gladys (Palmer) Gallo.
On Aug. 9, 1982, she married Joseph A. Palmer, who survives.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Punxsutawney.
She was a talented quilter, who enjoyed shopping, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.