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Archive - 2013 - Obituary

March 18th

Mabel L. Rishel, 85

March 18, 2013

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

March 18, 2013

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.

March 17th

Hazel D. Freedline, 90

March 17, 2013

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

March 17, 2013

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

March 17, 2013

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

March 17, 2013

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

March 17, 2013

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.

March 13th

Rosemarie Palmer, 75

March 13, 2013

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.

Nicholas Michael Lorenzo, 40

March 13, 2013

Nicholas Michael Lorenzo, 40, of San Francisco, Ca., passed away on March 2, 2013.

He was born on Nov. 6, 1972, in DuBois, and was raised in Punxsutawney. He was the son of Nicholas F. Lorenzo, Jr., of Punxsutawney and Patricia C. Lorenzo of Aptos, Calif. He is also survived by his brother, Matthew C. Lorenzo, of San Jose, Ca., and his grandmother, Jean D. Lorenzo of Brockway.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Nicholas F. Lorenzo, M.D., and by his maternal grandparents, Harold C. and Helen A. Connare.

Robert M. “Bob” Colkitt, 84

March 13, 2013

Bob Colkitt, 84, of Indiana, formerly of Plumville, went to be with the Lord surrounded by his family on March 9, 2013, in Sarasota Fla. Bob passed peacefully after age caught up with him. He was born on Feb. 24, 1929, in Punxsutawney to Clarence and Sarah Couser Colkitt.

At the age of 15, Bob began a long and successful career in sales by working as a commissioned sales clerk at Montgomery Ward. Bob frequently worked two jobs all through high school. He was the class president and captain of the Punxsutawney High School basketball and football teams when he graduated in 1947.

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