Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Marsha J. Steele, 66, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at home with her family.
She was born Nov. 27, 1946, in East Brady, a daughter of the late Ralph and Doretha (Hillwig) Shelly.
On June 20, 1964, she married Melvin Dean Steele, who preceded her in death on Oct. 9, 2012.
Marsha worked in the deli at County Market, and she had previously worked at Mahoning Furnace.
She enjoyed riding horses, gardening and sewing.
Angelo Bleggi, Jr., 88, of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Mulberry Square in Punxsutawney.
He was born March 18, 1924, the son of the late Angelo and Florence Bleggi.
He was a truck driver and worked for many years as a coal miner.
He was married to Hazel (Powell) Reddinger, who survives.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Boots; and by two brothers and three sisters.
Barbara Ruth Harris, 55, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Oct. 25, 1957, in Fall River, Mass., a daughter of Glenn Miller and wife Harriet of Seminole, Fla., and the late Sydell (Levine) Miller.
Mrs. Harris was the former president of the Sisterhood of Temple B' Nai Israel in Olean, N.Y.
Her hobbies were Bingo, which she loved, and listening to her son play piano.
As a child, she and her sister sang songs while doing the dishes.
Barbara adored her grandchildren and loved being around them.
Leland B. Plotner, 18 months, went to be with the angels on Wednesday,Jan. 23, 2013, at Childrenâ€™s Hospital in Pittsburgh, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Aug. 31, 2011, in Pittsburgh.
Leland is survived by his mother, Brittany N. Plotner of Punxsutawney; his
grandparents, Brian and Christine Plotner, and his great-grandpa, Cecil Plotner, all of Punxsutawney; his great-great-grandma, Jean Plotner of Knox Dale; aunts and uncles Denise Himes, Joe Bennett and wife Dorothy, and Scott and Holly Howard, all of Punxsutawney; and numerous cousins.
Miriam Hickox Blose, 91, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Woodridge, Va., after a brief illness.
She was surrounded by her family and passed peacefully.
She was born in Punxsutawney on Oct. 1, 1921, a daughter of the late
Howard and Martha (McGonagle) Hickox.
After graduating from Punxsutawney High School, she married Irwin N. Blose.
She was a homemaker and a telephone operator for Bell Telephone Co., and she also worked as an operator for the B & O Railroad.
Jenevie L. Depp, 90, of Manor, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in her home.
She was born May 2, 1922, in Ringgold, a daughter of the late Carl and Myrtle Gaston Yeager.
She was a member of the Manor First United Church of Christ and the Eastern Star of Jeannette.
She worked with Meals on Wheels for more than 20 years in Greensburg.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Vern, Walter, Carl, William and John Yeager; and a sister, Dorothy Miller.
Ronald Alan Hook, 67, of Deckerâ€™s Point, Pa., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Zion, Ill., with his loving wife by his side following a courageous battle with cancer.
The son of Michael and Mary (Betsa) Hook, he was born on Feb. 10, 1945, in Banks Twp., Indiana County, Pa.
Ron was a lifetime member of the SS Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Urey, Pa., where he would assist with the reading of the Epistle.
Hazel Johnson Reed, 96, of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, surrounded by family.
She was the owner of The Nut Shop in Punxsutawney from 1936 to 1963.
Beloved mother, teacher and friend to many, Dr. Sally Solomon (1940-2013), died on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, suddenly and unexpectedly of complications related to the flu.
Solomon was a chemistry professor at Drexel University (still teaching classes this semester), a published author and an avid sports fan.
Solomon ran a cooking school in Philadelphia in the 70s and appeared on many cooking shows and in articles related to food, including in the Inquirer.
Jake M. Caylor, 78, of DuBois, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Montifore in Pittsburgh.
He was born Feb. 15, 1934, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Clarence and Radie (Mauk) Caylor.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
In 1961, he married Josephine â€śJoâ€ť M. (Yeafol) Caylor. She survives.
He retired from McLean Publishing Company, working at the DuBois Courier-Express, after 43 years of service.