Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Herbert R. McIntire, 84, of Kittanning (Wayne Twp.), passed away on Oct. 4, 2013, at the ACMH Hospital.
He was born on June 23, 1929, in Echo, Pa., to Clyde and Gladys (Farester) McIntire.
Herbert worked as a track foreman for the railroad.
He was a life member of the Woodmen of the World and enjoyed farming.
Herbert is survived by a son, Jerry McIntire of Kittanning; a daughter, Karen (James) Titus of Kittanning; a brother, Robert McIntire of Kittanning; a sister, Donna Kline of Dayton, Pa.; and granddaughters Katie Titus and Laura McIntire.
The Rev. Msgr. George J. Adams, 88, of Broad Street Brockway, died Oct. 2, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Born on Aug. 13, 1925, in Toronto, Ohio, he was the son of the late George J. and Anna Karaffa Adams.
Ryan Joseph Stankewich, 26, of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.
He was born Dec. 22, 1986, a son of Stacey Marie Schepis and Daryl Joseph Stankewich.
He was a 2005 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School.
He graduated from Triangle Tech in 2008.
He was employed as a Union Carpenter with Local No. 947 of Ridgway.
Ryan enjoyed hunting, riding motorcycles, animals, cleaning cars and playing a good game of bingo.
He was a compassionate, loving, caring soul, and he loved his family and friends deeply.
William G. â€śBillâ€ť Fusco, 88, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at UPMC Altoona.
He was born May 13, 1925, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Joe and Edith (Paladino) Fusco.
On April 17, 1947, he married Phyllis J. (Hewitt) Fusco, who survives.
He was a member of the Saints Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.
He was employed as a salesman for the Phillip Morris Company for more than 30 years.
After graduation, he joined the United States Marine Corp, where he served in the Pacific during World War II, serving with the 1st Division.
Sonja H. Berryhill, 76, Big Run, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
She was born Aug. 17, 1937, in Johnstown, a daughter of the late Henry
and Violet P. (Hoel) Horrell.
On Feb. 1, 1964, she married Thomas R. Berryhill, who survives.
She was Protestant by faith.
She was a teller and an assistant manager at the National City Bank in Big Run for 23 years and retired on June 15, 1994.
She was a member of the Big Run Betas, Eastern Star of Somerset for 55 years and a lifetime member of the PSU Alumni Association.
Dorothy I. Allenbaugh, 84, Punxsutawney, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at her home.
She was born Jan. 26, 1929, in Johnstown, a daughter of the late Robert A. and Nellie Mae (Dick) Cauffield.
On Nov. 9, 1946, she married Raymond R. Allenbaugh, who preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 1973.
She was a custodian for the Punxsutawney Area School District for 17 years and retired in 1991.
She loved puzzles, watching hockey (especially the Penguins) and spending time with her family.
Genevieve L. Edwards, 87, of Indiana, formerly of Clymer and Pittsburgh, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at her home.
Born Jan. 2, 1926, in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Gocal) Kubecker.
She was the widow of John Milton Edwards, who died in 1988.
For many years, she had been the organist at St. Anthonyâ€™s Church in Clymer.
Jenny volunteered at the Indiana Guidance Center; was a member of AARPâ€™s Evergreen Chapter; and belonged to the Indiana Players, Indiana Arts Council Suverna Dance Troupe and the Indiana Genealogical & Historical Society.
Robert â€śBobâ€ť James Larson, 65, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at his Corsica home.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joel C. and Christina Collins Larson; three brothers, baby Carl Larson, John Larson and Dave Larson; and four sisters, Hulda Rishel, Sophia Steck, Anna Public and Margaret Gall.
He is survived by three sisters, Carol Lunger, Catherine Nagel and Marion Coull; a daughter, Shelly Pifer Burkett and husband John; two grandchildren, Brady and Jaydie Burkett; two nephews, Dave Larson Jr. and wife Becky, and Matthew Larson; and several nieces and nephews.
John J. Tote, 91, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at McKinley Health Center in Brookville.
Mr. Tote was born Nov. 14, 1921, the son of the late Stephen and Tilly (Chumbas) Tote.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose M. (Barber) Tote.
Mr. Tote was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II.
He was a member of SS. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church.
He enjoyed carpentry, square dancing, polka, golfing and hunting and was an avid bingo player.
Patricia Ann â€śTrishâ€ť Kruckow, age 60, of East Liberty Street in Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at her home.
Born on Aug. 19, 1953, in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of Joseph L. and Ruth N. (Richards) Kruckow. They both survive and live in DuBois.
She worked for many years with the disabled at various group homes in the area.
She enjoyed bowling, yard sales and working outdoors. She loved Groundhog Day and all things related to Punxsy Phil. She also enjoyed coming to DuBois and spending the weekend with her parents.