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March 26th

Leroy Dallas Bloom, 71

March 26, 2013

Leroy Dallas Bloom, 71, of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mr. Bloom was born Nov. 7, 1941, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Ralph and Effie (McHenry) Bloom.

Leroy was a retired farmer and truck driver and was the owner of Bloom Trucking.

He enjoyed going to antique tractor pulls with his friends.

James L. Sherry, 77

March 26, 2013

James L. Sherry, 77, of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at McKinley Health Center in Brookville.

Mr. Sherry was born Dec. 3, 1935, in Juneau, a son of the late Harry E. and Hazel (McDowell) Sherry.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was married to Barbara Ann (Tyger) Sherry, who survives, of Juneau.

He was a member of Valley Chapel Church.

Mr. Sherry worked 43 years for B & P Railroad before retiring.

He was a member of the FCRV Family Campers and Hikers and the John W. Jenks Lodge No. 534 in Punxsutawney.

March 25th

James L. "Muggs" Shaffer Jr., 55

March 25, 2013

James L. "Muggs" Shaffer Jr., 55, Brookville, died Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born June 2, 1957, in Brookville, a son of the late James Lee Shaffer Sr. and Lois Lucille Wolfe Shaffer.

He worked as an assemblyman for Beverage Air in Brookville. He was an avid outdoorsman.

Surviving relatives include a sister, Deb Campbell of Brookville; a brother, Kevin M. Shaffer (Diane) of Punxsutawney; and two nieces, Jenna Roach and Katelynn Shaffer.

Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013, at
McKinney Funeral Home, Brookville.

March 24th

Joshua Michael Martino, 19

March 24, 2013

Joshua Michael Martino, 19, South Main Street, DuBois, Pa., died Monday, March 18, 2013, in Hawthorne, Nev., as a result of injuries sustained in a military training mission.

Born on May 28, 1993, in DuBois, Pa., he was the son of Karen (Murdock) Perry of DuBois, Pa., and Vincent Martino of Brockway, Pa. They both survive.

He was a 2012 graduate of DuBois Area High School, where he was a member of the track, football and rifle teams.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.

March 22nd

Thomas Joseph Hudock, 88

March 22, 2013

Thomas Joseph Hudock, 88, of Indiana, died Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the Bethany Place Residential Care Home in Indiana, Pa.

He was born in Anita, Pa., on March 8, 1925, and was the son of the late Michael and Anna Mary (Petrick) Hudock.

He attended grade school in Anita and graduated from Punxsutawney High School in May 1943.

In September 1943, Tom enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force.

During the Second World War, he served as a radio operator and gunner on B-17s with the 18th Air Force and also on B-29s with the 5th Air Force Division in Saipan.

Donald L. Weaver, 61

March 22, 2013

Donald L. Weaver, 61, of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at home.

He was born July 24, 1951, in Rossiter, a son of the late William G. and Thelma (Bair) Weaver.

He was a bartender, a deejay and previously worked in the produce department of County Market.

He was a 51-year member of the Punxsutawney Fraternal Order of Eagles, where he was a longtime faithful member of the Eagles Bowling and Pool leagues.

Ronald C. "Bubba" Bouch, 80

March 22, 2013

Ronald C. "Bubba" Bouch, 80, of Reynoldsville, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Bouch was born April 15, 1932, in Cambria County, a son of the late Arthur T. Bouch and Eleanor E. (Wolf) Bouch.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Louise (Douthit) Bouch of Reynoldsville.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Reynoldsville and a member of the American Legion Post No. 392 in Reynoldsville.

Emogene Defelice, 86

March 22, 2013

Emogene Defelice, 86, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013, at the home of her daughter Lillian, surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Defelice was born April 12, 1926, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Blair and Erma (Lewis) Sloniger.

She was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph "Yates" Defelice.

Emogene enjoyed bingo and taking trips to the casino and loved spending time with her family.

Erma J. Dinger, 79

March 22, 2013

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

March 22, 2013

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.

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