Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Clarabelle M. (Murray) Davis, 85, of Vandergrift, formerly of Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Kittanning Care Center, in Kittanning, Pa.
She was born June 9, 1928, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late George and Edith (Coy) Murray.
Clarabelle lived in the Vandergrift and Apollo area for the last 25 years.
She was a self-employed beautician in Punxsutawney for several years and was also the owner/operator of L&M Crafts in Pitcarin for several years.
Dwight K. Elkin, 87, of Fowler Township, Ohio, died Sunday morning, Dec. 29, 2013, at Omni Manor Health Care Center in Austintown.
He was born Jan. 5, 1926, in Punxsutawney, Porter Township, the son of the late H. Clair and Bessie Elizabeth Miller Elkin.
Dwight was a 1944 graduate of Punxsutawney High School.
He served in the Navy as a ships fireman in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.
Dwight was entrusted in the Pacific with piloting the Admiral's shuttle launch between ships in the fleet.
Victoria "Vickie" Eugenia (Greene) Woods, 72, of Clymer, Pa., died peacefully Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
She was born Oct. 22, 1942, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Thomas and Cora (Brickell) Greene.
Vickie was a wonderful, loving mother who raised six children and loved being a grandmother to 14 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
She was a member of the Twolick Baptist Church of Dixonville, Pa.
Vickie shared 52 years of marriage with her husband, Roy Woods, Sr., of Clymer.
Erma Dunmire Keith, 89, of Erie, went to be with the Lord Jesus on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013.
She was born in Punxsutawney, the daughter of Harry and Cecil Dunmire of Punxsutawney.
Erma was preceded in death by her husband, William Pierce, and infant daughter Joy.
She is survived by 10 children, Sandy Mennetti (Rich), Barbara Pierce, Harry Pierce, William Pierce, Ronald Pierce, Carolyn Lauderbaugh (Randy), Vickie Setree (Dave), Cindy Ellinger, Robert Pierce and Debbie Tincher.
She had 21 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
Eleanor M. Caylor, 95, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at home.
She was born on July 23, 1918, in Bell Township near Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late George A. and Edna Mae (Barnett) Snyder.
On Jan. 21, 1939, she married Vernon Glenn Caylor, who survives.
Mrs. Caylor graduated from the Punxsutawney High School in 1935.
She had a bachelor of science degree and a master of education degree from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and taught school for 30 years in Bell Township, Ringgold Township, the Punxsutawney Area and at Clarion University.
John J. Capitanelli, 86, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at Wellington Heights in Punxsutawney.
He was born Nov. 22, 1927, in Adrian, the son of the late Thomas and Mary (Corresi) Capitanelli.
He was a welder by trade in the construction industry.
He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served as a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Marilyn Mumaw
At the family's request, there will be no public visitation.
Nancy Lee Carlton, 80, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at home.
She was born May 7, 1933, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late Joseph and Ruth (Morris) Barnoff.
She was married to Pierre "Pete" E. Carlton, who survives.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Punxsutawney Garden Club.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years; two daughters, Lorna Ondrasik and husband Robert of Brookville and Hallie Carlton and friend Marsha Emhoff and her son Leif Perry of Punxsutawney; and by one brother, Robert Barnoff and wife Norma of State College, Pa.
Sylvia A. Defelice, 87, of Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at home.
She was born Jan. 27, 1926, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late Everett and Artella (Graffius) Carzelli.
Mrs. Defelice was preceded in death by her husband, Carmine J. Defelice.
Sylvia loved watching cooking shows.
She is survived by one son, William E. Defelice and wife Linda of Punxsutawney; two daughters, Janet Accamondo and husband Don of McArthur, Calif., and Becky Hetrick and significant other Jay Crystal of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Ramona J. "Sis" Strange, 85, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at home.
She was born Aug. 15, 1928, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Raymond Melborn and Florence Ella (Wells) Shick.
In 1964, she married the love of her life, Jack D. Strange, "JD Strange" as he was known by many.
They loved to dance with one another, enjoyed training horses and raising Banty chickens for show and won every ribbon possible.
He preceded her in death on April 7, 1999.
She had a love of animals and enjoyed caring for stray cats and feeding the birds.
Charles Theodore Kuchar, 60, of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Wellington Heights in Punxsutawney.
He was born May 14, 1953, in Kittanning, Pa., the son of the late Charles and Margaret (Lenzi) Kuchar.
He was a logger in the timber industry.
He is survived by his longtime friend and companion, Diane Neville of Punxsutawney.