Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Georjean Brady, 71, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at home.
She was born Nov. 17, 1941, in Stump Creek, a daughter of the late Fred â€śBarneyâ€ť and Mary (Magolis) Quashnock.
On May 26, 1962, she married William C. Brady. He survives.
She was a loving wife and mother.
She enjoyed fishing with her husband, painting, arts and crafts, crocheting and her friends at the Senior Center.
Georjean was named the Jefferson County Senior Corps-RSVP top volunteer for February in 2012, by Community Action, Inc.
Christopher Brandner, 28, of Glen Campbell, Pa., died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, in Glen Campbell.
He was born May 29, 1984, in North Tonawanda, N.Y., a son of Jerold W. and Eileen Joy (Williamson) Brandner.
He was a welder by trade.
He is survived by his father, Jerold W. Brandner, Jr.; two sisters, Catherine Byers of Mahaffey, Pa., and Rachel Morgan of Wylie, Texas; two nieces, Ava Mattis and Audrey Byers, both of Mahaffey, Pa.; his grandparents, Stanley and Rose Smith of Glen Campbell, Pa.; and by one aunt, Althea Galiowski, of North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Joyce Hughes, 80, of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital in Punxsutawney.
She was born May 24, 1932, in Harpursville, N.Y., a daughter of Reuel and Georgia (Starbird) Smith.
She was married August 28, 1954, in Harpursville, N.Y., to John H. Hughes, who survives.
She attended Cornell University.
She was a homemaker.
She was a strong believer in education and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney and was very active in various committees.
Dora E. Palmer, 88, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
She was born Sept. 16, 1924, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Charles and Anna (Domb) Wolfgang.
She was married to Ward J. Palmer, who preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 2007.
She was a member of the Hopewell United Methodist Church.
She was a former employee of Ruth and Harryâ€™s Restaurant.
She enjoyed quilting and other crafts.
Mazy W. Shaffer, 92, of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
Mazy was born June 24, 1920, in Shelocta, a daughter of the late Orie Kerner and Wilimina (Reitz) Kerner.
Mrs. Shaffer was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph R. Shaffer.
Surviving relatives include two sisters, Maxine Seger of New Kensington and Marie Smith of Brookville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Andrew Joseph Verostic, 65, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. at UPMC Passavant Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born April 8, 1947, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Andrew James and Helene (Hagney) Verostic.
On April 1, 1967, at Saints Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church, he married the former Patricia Mae Sikora.
She survives and resides in Pittsburgh.
Mr. Verostic worked as an engineer for Union Switch and Signal in Pittsburgh.
He enjoyed his grandchildren, woodcrafting, hunting and fishing.
Mary Eleanor (Eddy) Wulfert, 76, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
She was born Aug. 21, 1936, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Clarence and Margaret (Adams) Eddy.
She was married to Thomas Wulfert, who preceded her in death on Nov. 28, 2001.
She was a homemaker, and she enjoyed playing Bingo, needlepoint and spending time with her grandchildren.
Robert William â€śRizzoâ€ť Mallin, 83, of Rossiter, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
He was born June 20, 1929, in Canoe Township, Indiana County, a son of the late Hugh and Bertha (Sandstrom) Mallin.
Mr. Mallin was a cook in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
He enjoyed sharing his talent of cooking for others, whether at his home or for a fund raising event in Rossiter.
â€śRizzoâ€ť worked for Interstate Amesite for many years.
He belonged to the Laborer International Union, Local No. 1058.
Betty Jane Harriger, 81, Sigel, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
She was born Sept. 10, 1931, in Smethport, Pa., a daughter of the late Robert B. Miles and Valeria Smith Miles.
Nov. 18, 1948, in Sigel, she married James B. Harriger, who survives.
Betty was retired as an elementary teacher from the Brookville Area School District.
She was a member of the Sigel United Methodist Church, and a retired
member of the PSEA.
Her love of antiques developed into a business, Betty Jane's Antiques, which she operated for many years.
John S. Hallman, 86, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at home.
He was born June 28, 1926, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late George K. and Isabelle V. (Connelly) Hallman.
On Sept. 18, 1948, he married Nancy A. (Bennett) Hallman, who survives.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Punxsutawney where he was a layman, a Sunday School teacher and a member of the choir.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Southwest Pacific Operation with submarine forces on the submarine USS Jack.