Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Alfred P. âAlâ Barletta, 85, formerly of Soldier, Pa., passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in South Carolina, at his daughterâs house where he made his home, after a lengthy illness.
He was born April 28, 1928, in Soldier, the son of Dominic and Caroline (Longo) Barletta.
He married Lois (Deemer) Barletta, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Barletta was in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
He enjoyed crossword and Sudoku puzzles and baking.
Kenneth K. Cielo, 78, of Mesa, Ariz., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Hospice of the Valley in Mesa, after a long and courageous battle with COPD.
Mr. Cielo was born on May 1, 1935, in Vandergrift, Pa., the son of the late Hazel M. Cielo and Kelly R. Cielo.
Ken attended Brookville and Punxsutawney high schools.
He joined the Navy after graduation and served four years as lead trumpet player for the Navy band.
Ken worked at the family-owned car sales business, Kelly Cielo Ford, during the â60s and â70s, along with playing with various musical groups.
Sylvia Frances Murray, 92, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.
She was born July 19, 1921, in Reynoldsville, the daughter of the late Glenn and Sarah (Rea) Uplinger.
She was married to George Murray, who preceded her in death in 1988.
She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Punxsutawney.
She is survived by three daughters, Sylvia Reed and husband Don of New Bethlehem, Pa., Carol Smith and husband Paul of Illinois, and Edith Bergbigler and husband Don of Fenelton, Pa.; and by one sister, Katherine Cramer of Ohio.
Arnold L. Dunmire, 82, of Young Township, died on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Mr. Dunmire was born on April 7, 1931, at home, in Rossiter, Indiana County, the second of four sons of Carlton C. Dunmire and Laura A. (Roush) Dunmire.
He spent most of his childhood and youth on the family farm in Banks Township, Indiana County.
Ina Jean Getty, 92, of Marion Center, passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at her home, surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Getty was born Aug. 27, 1921, in Marion Center, the daughter of the late Cora (Rodgers) Smith.
She was preceded in death by her husband John "Jack" Getty.
Mrs. Getty was a life member of the Presbyterian Church of Marion.
Her hobbies were quilting, gardening and flowers.
Chadwick Aaron Heckman, 41, of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.
He was born Jan. 8, 1972, in DuBois.
On July 1, 1995, he married Crystal Lynn Brestovich. She survives.
Mr. Heckman worked as a meter tech at TW Phillips for more than 10
Chad was a beloved husband and father. He enjoyed spending time with his kids.
He enjoyed restoring classic "muscle" cars, playing poker and pulling pranks.
He had a great sense of humor and liked to make everyone laugh.
Kevin Dale Cameron, 57, of Rossiter, died on Oct. 30, 2013, at home.
He was born on Sept. 5, 1956, the son of Ledzel âSamâ and Vernetta (Peterson) Cameron.
On March 19, 1977, he married his best friend, Cynthia Ewing. She survives.
He was a heavy equipment operator for Superior Energy Resources of Brockway.
Kevin enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, going four wheeling on Sundays with his family, hunting and building things. He loved music and a good joke.
Donald James "Jim" Whiteman, Jr., 62, of Mahaffey, Pa., passed away Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at the Mountain Laurel Nursing Home in Clearfield.
Born Dec. 12, 1950, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Donald J. Whiteman and Shirley (Stroup) Whiteman, who survives.
Mr. Whiteman was a 1971 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School and served in the United States Army.
He had been employed at Viko in Eldred, WR Case & Sons Cutlery and later in the local oil fields, and he worked for many drilling companies.
Lee âEagleâ Anderson, 74, of Overland Park, Kan., formerly of Punxsutawney and Kersey, Pa., passed on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013.
He was born Aug. 16, 1939, in Rochester, a son of the late Lee O. and Virginia (Bailey) Anderson.
Lee served a brief time with the U.S. Air Force.
He was a former employee of IBM Metals, Ridgway, and also worked construction for most of his adult life.
He loved the outdoors, and after earning the Eagle Scout Award at an early age, his heart was devoted to scouting.
Lee served in scouting for more than 40 years.
Gwendolyn A. Black, 88, of Brookville, passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Clarion Hospital.
Mrs. Black was born Feb. 19, 1925, in New Castle, a daughter of the late George Welsheimer and Nellie (Woodward) Welsheimer.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis M. Black.
She was a member of the First Church of God in Brookville.
Mrs. Black loved her Bible, sewing, crocheting and reading.