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January 28th

Barbara Lucille (Bell) Heitzenrater, 83

January 28, 2013

Barbara Lucille (Bell) Heitzenrater, 83, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born March 15, 1929, in Potter County, a daughter of the late Walter D. Lightner and Marian Bell.

On Jan. 22, 1948, she married Ray Curry Heitzenrater.

He preceded her in death on Dec. 11, 1988.

She attended the First Assembly of God Church and really loved going to church.

She enjoyed cooking at holiday times and being with her family and grandchildren.

Barbara was a member of the Moose 954 and Slovak Club.

She really liked to Polka dance.

The Rev. William C. Summers, Jr., 91

January 28, 2013

The Rev. William C. Summers, Jr., was born to eternal life on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.

He spent 91 years on this earth and was loved by many whose lives he blessed.

Rev. Summers was born Dec. 31, 1921, in Charleston W. Va., to William and Latitia Summers, who preceded him in death.

Also preceding him were his first wife, Eava Elizabeth Carrico; his daughter, Letitia Ru Peace; and six brothers and sisters.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Kathryn R. Good Summers, of Old Hickory, Tenn; a son, William and wife Patricia of Old Hickory,

January 27th

Lewella J. "Sally" Minick, 84

January 27, 2013

Lewella J. "Sally" Minick, 84, Brookville, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

She was born Jan. 25, 1929, in Stanton, Pa., a daughter of Ran Sowers and Sidney Enterline Sowers.

She was married to Melvin M. Minick, who preceded her in death Dec. 20, 1981.

Mrs. Minick worked for Sylvania and Whitebrook in Brookville, and she retired as an LPN from Jefferson Manor in Brookville after many years.

She was a past member of the Calvary Church of the Nazarene in Brookville.

Albert A. “Cowboy” Zanaglio, 92

January 27, 2013

Albert A. "Cowboy" Zanaglio, 92, of Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. Zanaglio was born April 18, 1920, in Florence, a son of the late Bartlow Zanaglio and Julia (Cappa) Zanaglio.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Mr. Zanaglio was preceded in death by his wife, Marie (Debeck) Zanaglio.

He was a member of Ss. Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church.

He worked 38 years for the B & O Railroad before retiring, and he was a member of the Punxsutawney Eagles.

January 25th

Joseph Martin Freno, 85

January 25, 2013

Joseph Martin Freno, of Chesterland, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at the Cleveland Clinic.

The son of Michael and Mary (Snyder) Freno, Joe was born on March 17, 1927, in Gipsy, Indiana County, Pa.

A lifelong outdoorsman and sports fan, Joe was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of St. Anselm Catholic Church.

He was married to Dorothy (Roy) Freno for 61 years.

Joe had three children and four grandchildren and is survived by a sister, Maryann Nemergut.

Marsha J. Steele, 66

January 25, 2013

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.

January 24th

Angelo Bleggi, Jr., 88

January 25, 2013

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

January 25, 2013

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

January 25, 2013

Leland B. Plotner, 18 months, went to be with the angels on Wednesday,Jan. 23, 2013, at Children’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.

January 22nd

Miriam Hickox Blose, 91

January 22, 2013

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.

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