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April 2nd

Ruth Edith (Reed) Trayer, 86

April 2, 2013

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

April 2, 2013

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.

April 1st

William J. Bridge, 86

April 1, 2013

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

April 1, 2013

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

April 1, 2013

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.

March 31st

Sara Marie Shields Rhodes Webb, 91

March 31, 2013

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.

March 29th

Mary F. Wright, 100

March 29, 2013

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. “Connie” Salvadori, 80

March 29, 2013

Muriel C. “Connie” 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. “Jeep” 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.

Mary Blanche Extrom Henneman, 94

March 29, 2013

Mary Blanche Extrom Henneman passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013, in her 94th year at Masonic Village in Elizabethtown, her home for 14 years, after living a long and abundant life.

She was born in 1919 in Big Run, Pa. to John Oran and Correll Estell Wachob Extrom. Mary was married for 68 years to her husband Lewis Burnett “LB” Henneman, who preceded her in death in 2007.

March 28th

Keith R. States, 86

March 28, 2013

Keith R. States, 86, passed away on March 27, 2013, in Thomaston Manor, in Thomaston, Ga.

He was born on Nov. 29, 1926, in Canoe Ridge, Pa., and was the son of John T. and Mayola Bartlebaugh States.

Keith grew up in Canoe Ridge attending Marion Center High School, where he received the Bausch & Lomb Science Award.

Upon graduation, he entered the Merchant Marines during World War II and served his country.

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