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February 5th

Andrew Joseph Verostic, 65

February 5, 2013

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.

February 3rd

Mary Eleanor (Eddy) Wulfert, 76

February 4, 2013

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 “Rizzo” Mallin, 83

February 4, 2013

Robert William “Rizzo” 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.

“Rizzo” worked for Interstate Amesite for many years.

He belonged to the Laborer International Union, Local No. 1058.

Betty Jane Harriger, 81

February 4, 2013

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.

February 1st

John S. “Diz” Hallman, 86

February 2, 2013

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.

William K. Lindenpitz, 67

February 2, 2013

William K. Lindenpitz, 67, Reynoldsville, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at home.

He was born June 28, 1945, in DuBois, a son of the late Clifford J. Lindenpitz and Madeline Kirkwood.

Aug. 14, 1965, he married Betty L. Siple, who survives.

Mr. Lindenpitz was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was a Worshipful Master of the John M. Read Lodge No. 536 F&AM of Reynoldsville, and a Worthy Patron of the Eastern Star of the Reynoldsville Chapter 220.

He was a retired diesel mechanic, after working for Penn Traffic for 20 years.

January 31st

Harry Edward Smith, 63

January 31, 2013

Harry Edward Smith, 63, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa.

He was born Jan. 27, 1950, in Indiana, Pa., a son of the late Ord and Nora Leona (Dishong) Smith.

He was a mechanic by trade.

He was married to Jean (McMillin) Smith, who survives.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served as a sergeant during the Vietnam War.

He was a member of the American Legion.

January 29th

Daniel C. Gresock, 59

January 29, 2013

Daniel C. Gresock, 59, Uniontown, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.

He was born July 23, 1953, in Hollidaysburg, a son of the late Daniel B. Gresock and Elaine (Deeley) Gresock.

He was severely injured in 1970 as a result of an automobile accident. At the time, he was a senior at Hollidaysburg High School.

He previously resided in Punxsutawney, Anita and Warren.

He was a former member of Zion Lutheran Church in Hollidaysburg.

Surviving relatives include a sister-in-law, Cheryl

Daniel C. Gresock, 59

January 29, 2013

Daniel C. Gresock, 59, Uniontown, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.

He was born July 23, 1953, in Hollidaysburg, a son of the late Daniel B. Gresock and Elaine (Deeley) Gresock.

He was severely injured in 1970 as a result of an automobile accident at the time he was a senior at Hollidaysburg High School.

He previously resided in Punxsutawney, Anita and Warren.

He was a former member of Zion Lutheran Church in Hollidaysburg.

Scott Reitz, 66

January 29, 2013

Scott Reitz, 66, passed away on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, after fighting a courageous battle with ALS.

He was born in Brookville, on July 3, 1946, a son of Ruby and Donald Reitz, and was lovingly raised by his paternal grandparents, Effie Cora and Clair Reitz.

He graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1965 and always thought Groundhog Day should be a national holiday.

He served in the Army Reserves from 1966-72.

Completing meat-cutting school in Toledo, Ohio, he then began his career with the Golden Dawn stores.

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