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November 20th

Father Robert J. Yetsko, T.O.R., 57

November 20, 2013

Father Robert J. Yetsko, T.O.R., 57, of the Third Order Regular Franciscans of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, died suddenly on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in an automobile accident in LaJose, Pa.

He was born on July 2, 1956, in Altoona and given the name Kevin.

He is the son of Doris J. Gates and the late Robert J. Yetsko. He was a graduate of McNelis Catholic Grade School, Altoona, and Bishop Guilfoyle High School, Altoona.

After high school graduation, Father Robert entered the Third Order Regular on Aug. 24, 1974.

Dorothy E. Mohney, 92

November 20, 2013

Dorothy E. Mohney, 92, of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mrs. Mohney was born Oct. 6, 1921, in Falls Creek, a daughter of the late Leroy J. and Ida R. (Zeitler) Miller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Blake I. Mohney.

Dorothy was a faithful member of the Scotland Avenue Church of God.

Before retirement, Dorothy was an X-ray technician for many years at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital and Brookville Hospital.

Duffy L. Henretta, 60

November 20, 2013

Duffy L. Henretta, 60, of League City, Texas, formerly of Bradford, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Jennings, LA.

Born June 3, 1953, in Cleveland, he was a son of Robert B. Henretta of Bradford, and the late Shirley A. (Grove) Henretta.

On Dec. 15, 1990, in Albany, N.Y., he married Carole (Sheldon) Henretta, who survives.

Mr. Henretta was a 1971 graduate of Bradford Central Christian High School.

He served in the United States Marines Corps from 1971 to 1975 and was honorably discharged as a sergeant.

November 15th

Ivan Robert Kunselman, 83

November 15, 2013

Ivan Robert Kunselman, 83, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at home.

He was born May 11, 1930, at the Kunselman Farm in Porter Township, a son of the late Murtten Byron and Martha (Yarger) Kunselman.

He is survived by his wife, the former Gladys Marie Reed, who he married on Oct. 2, 1950.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by six children, Robert I. Kunselman and wife Betty of Hollidaysburg, Pa., Louise Vasbinder and

November 14th

Lee Lukehart, 72

November 14, 2013

Lee Lukehart, 72, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

She was born July 22, 1941, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Joseph and Jeanne (Bidwell) Lukehart.

She worked at the Punxsutawney Historical and Genealogical Society.

She enjoyed quilting, making stained glass, making kaleidoscopes and interior decorating.

She lived in Florida for 10 years and also in Alabama for another 10 years and then returned to Punxsutawney to be near her brother.

Mary Belle Neal, 88

November 14, 2013

Mary Belle Neal, 88, formerly of Rossiter, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at Scenery Hill Manor in Indiana.

She was born Nov. 28, 1924, in Butler, Pa.

She was married to Lawrence Neal, who preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by one son, Frank Neal of Rossiter, and one daughter, Laurabelle Minser of Saint Maries, Idaho.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at the Richard L. Fait Funeral Home in Punxsutawney.

November 13th

Bridget Nicholson Sparks, 48

November 13, 2013

Bridget Nicholson Sparks, 48, died on Oct. 16, 2013, at Bay Area Medical Center, Corpus Christi, Texas.

She was born on Dec. 14, 1964, in DuBois, a daughter of Polly Hatten Clapsaddle.

She attended DuBois Area High School. She followed the sun, moving to Florida and then to Texas, where she married her husband Douglas Sparks on Feb. 26, 1993. She loved the beach, the sand, the sun and fishing.

November 11th

The Rev. J. Paul Kennedy, 90

November 11, 2013

The Rev. J. Paul Kennedy, 90, of York, Pa., died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at the York Lutheran Home in the Village at Sprenkle Drive.

He was the husband of the late Elsie J. (Bullers) Kennedy, whom he married on June 30, 1945.

Born Oct. 9, 1923, in North Point, Indiana County, he was a son of the late John C. and Ruth (Elkin) Kennedy.

He was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School and DuBois Business
School.

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

Doris Jean Stellabuto

November 11, 2013

Doris Jean Stellabuto passed away on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.

She was the beloved wife of Richard Stellabuto; devoted mother of Scott, Anthony and Richard Stellabuto and the late Michael Shaffer; and the loving grandmother of Christopher, Richard, Taylor and Jordan Stellabuto and Micah and Dana Shaffer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Elizabeth Polohonki; her sister, Marlene Smith; and her brothers, Al and Mike Polohonki.

Friends may call at the Donaldson Funeral Home, P.A., 313 Talbott Ave., Laurel, MD 20707, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.

November 10th

Rev. Thoburn R. R. Stull, 95

November 11, 2013

Rev. Thoburn R. R. “Preach” Stull, 95, of Dayton, Pa., passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.

He was born Aug. 31, 1918, in Leechburg, Pa., the son of Edward Stull and Mary (Barnett) Stull.

Over the years, Rev. Stull served as Pastor of Dayton Glade Run Presbyterian Church of Wayne Township, Armstrong County, Pa., from 1943 to 1971; the Bailey Avenue Presbyterian Church of Mt. Washington,
Pittsburgh, Pa., from 1971 to 1978; Cape May Presbyterian Church in New Jersey from 1979 to 1987; and he continued to be the Kiskiminetas Presbytery supply Pastor from 1987 through 2010.

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