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January 18th

Ivan D. Coblentz, 8

January 18, 2013

Ivan D. Coblentz, 8, of Rossiter, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Children’s Hospital.

He was born July 8, 2004, in DuBois, a son of David C. and Ella J. (Byler) Coblentz of Rossiter.

His paternal grandparents are Christ H. and Martha Ellen (Hershberger) Coblentz of Rossiter. His maternal grandmother is Ella (Miller) Byler of Atlantic, Pa.

Ivan loved horses, being outside from sun up till sun down and fishing and hunting with his dad and family.

January 16th

Goldie (Ryen) Pardee, 94

January 16, 2013

Goldie (Ryen) Pardee, 94, of Rochester Mills, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at the Indiana Regional Medical Center.

The daughter of Allen I. and Amanda M. (Potts) Ryen, she was born on Nov. 26, 1918, in Rochester Mills.

During World War II, Goldie worked at Aircraft in Ohio in what she described as a “Rosie the Riveter” job.

She was a member of the Rochester Mills United Methodist Church.
Goldie was a member of the former Rebekah Lodge and the former Homemakers Club, both organizations having been located in Rochester Mills.

Anthony R. Lorelli, 92

January 16, 2013

Anthony R. Lorelli, 92, Anita, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Brookville Hospital.

He was born Aug. 16, 1920, in Anita, a son of the late John and Raphael (Renne) Lorelli.

On Sept. 27, 1941, he married Rose (Morell) Lorelli, who preceded him in death.

He served in the United States Navy during World War II.

He was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Anita.

He worked at the Jefferson Garage from 1937 to 1956 and then became the owner of Lorelli Auto Body in Anita, where he did mechanic work and auto body repair and also sold used cars.

Robert J. Krucelyak, 73

January 16, 2013

Robert J. Krucelyak, 73, of Woodbridge, Va. and Anita, Pa. passed away on Jan. 2, 2013, at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, Woodbridge, Va., followed by interment at Fairfax Memorial Park, Fairfax, Va.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Ann and Steve; a sister, Dorothy; infant twin brother Billy; and son Christopher.

January 14th

Mark Jerome Adams, 88

January 14, 2013

Mark Jerome Adams, 88, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Hospice & Community Care, Mt. Joy.

He was born Friday, April 4, 1924, in Orwin, Pa., a son of the late Edwin and Emma Jane (Bendigo) Adams.

He is survived by his loving wife of almost 65 years, Betty F. (Hainly) Adams.

Mark proudly served his country as a United States Marine in the South Pacific during World War II.

He was employed by Farm Bureau and Agway for 36 years.

William C. Bowser, 92

January 14, 2013

William C. Bowser, 92, of Rossiter, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh.

Mr. Bowser was born June 29, 1920, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Lawrence Bowser and Margaret (Brown) Bowser.

Oct. 26, 1946, he married his wife, Velma E. (Neal) Bowser, who survives, of Rossiter.

Mr. Bowser was a proud U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II with the 101st Airborne, Screaming Eagles, as a paratrooper.

He participated in D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge and was wounded at
Bastogne.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

January 13th

Eva J. Anderson, 91,

January 13, 2013

Eva J. Anderson, 91, Anita, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Dec. 23, 1921, in Anita, a daughter of the late Carl Albert and Anna J. Anderson.

She was a member of the Elim Lutheran Church in Anita.

She graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School and was first employed at G.C. Murphy and then at Punxsutawney Hardware for most of her adult life.

H. Ray Pifer, 90

January 13, 2013

H. Ray Pifer, 90, of Reynoldsville, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.

Mr. Pifer was born Aug. 23, 1922, in Big Run, a son of the late Irvin G. Pifer and Uzella (Rhoades) Pifer.

He was married in May of 1945 to his wife, Olive I. (Timblin) Pifer, who survives, of Reynoldsville.

They were married 67 years.

Mr. Pifer was a lifelong resident of the area and the family's 8th generation homestead farm.

He was an entrepreneur and inventor.

He was the owner of Pifer's Poultry & Egg Business, processing 100,000 birds per year.

January 11th

Joyce C. (Judy) Reiter, 74

January 11, 2013

Joyce C. (Judy) Reiter, 74, Reynoldsville, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at home.

She was born Jan. 25, 1938, in Reynoldsville, a daughter of the late Clair Mulhollan and Dorothy Hughes Mulhollan.

Sept. 14, 1957, she married Phillip Merle Reiter, who survives, of Reynoldsville.

Mrs. Reiter was a 1955 graduate of Reynoldsville High School. She retired as the First United Methodist Church secretary after 38 years of service.

Judy was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Reynoldsville.

H. Ray Pifer, 90

January 11, 2013

H. Ray Pifer, 90, Reynoldsville, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at home.

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the McCabe Funeral
Home, Punxsutawney.

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