Archive - Jun 2014 - Obituary
Ryder H. Hamman, Coolspring, died Saturday, June 28, 2014.
He was born March 16, 2014, in DuBois, a son of Damon and Crystal (Boyer) Hamman.
In addition to his parents, surviving relatives include his maternal grandparents and great-grandparents; paternal grandparents and great-grandparents; two aunts and two uncles; great-aunts and uncles; and several cousins.
â€śThere is no foot so small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world.â€ť
Arrangements are under the direction of the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
Online condolences may be made at www.deeleyfuneralhome.com.
Charles M. â€śMacâ€ť Marshall, 84, Rochester Mills, died Saturday, June 28, 2014, at home.
He was born May 19, 1930, in Armstrong County, a son of the late Truman N. â€śT.N.â€ť and Mary M. (Mitchell) Marshall.
On Aug. 12. 1960, he married Shirley M. (Miller) Marshall, who survives.
He was a member of the Marchand United Methodist Church.
He enjoyed crocheting, music, cooking, tinkering with things and automobiles.
He graduated with a Bachelorâ€™s of Science Degree from the Clarion State Teachers College in 1957 and went on to receive his masterâ€™s degree from Indiana University in 1968.
Margie E. Liptak, 88, died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital in Johnstown after a lengthy illness.
Margie was born in Walston, Pa., (Jefferson County) on March 16, 1926, to Steve and Anna (Fairman) Farcus.
Upon graduating from Saints Cosmas and Damian High School in Punxsutawney, Margie worked in the grocery business, eventually
becoming manager of stores in Punxsutawney and St. Marys.
Later, she joined Pure Carbon in St. Marys, where she worked until retirement in 1991.
Margie married George L. Liptak in June 1957, and the couple resided in Byrnedale.
Howard D. McKee, 89, of Rossiter, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the DuBois Nursing Home.
Mr. McKee was born April 17, 1925, in Pennsylvania, a son of the late Morgan and Maude (Lockard) McKee.
Howard was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Emily I. (Waring) McKee.
Howard enjoyed hunting and was an avid fisherman.
He was self-employed as a core driller for his company, McKee Drilling.
He was a member of the Steffy Church and served on the board of trustees.
Mark A. Ferko Jr., 27, of Falls Creek, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, in Reynoldsville.
He was born July 2, 1986, in DuBois, the son of Mark A. Ferko of Sykesville and Kathy Y. Fincham of Youngstown, Ohio.
Mark is survived by a half brother, Michael Fincham of New Bern, North Carolina; a half sister, Jennifer Houston of Youngstown, Ohio; two nephews, Kyle and Connor Houston; his paternal grandparents, Michael and Louise Ferko of Falls Creek; and special friend Danielle Ritchie and children Lola and Kem of Reynoldsville.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents.
Ricky L. Kuntz, Jr. 38, of Butler, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Butler Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Butler on Feb. 3, 1976, a son of Ricky L. Kuntz Sr. and Mary Ann Hinchberger Fitzpatrick.
Ricky was a loving and compassionate husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing, helping people and spending time with his daughters.
He was employed as a driver for Vogel Disposal Company. He had obtained a CDL and drove throughout the country, until recently moving back to Butler to be closer to his children.
Robert M. Sink, 72, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, formerly of Punxsutawney and Clymer, passed away June 6, 2014, at his home.
The son of Edward Sink and Katherin Milliron Sink, Bob was born Dec. 5 1941, in Punxsutawney.
He was a graduate of the Clymer High School and a proud veteran of the United States Navy.
Bob also retired from Unysis Corporation as a project manager.
Laura M. â€śLollyâ€ť Carr, 70, Ridgway, died Friday, June 20, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
She was born April 25, 1944, in Brookville, a daughter of the late Thornton B. and Bernice L. (Fitzgerald) McNeil.
On Sept. 26, 1963, she married Peter S. Carr, who survives.
She was an avid artist, cook and baker and enjoyed watching the Food Network. But most of all, she loved being a grandmother.
She was the local Red Cross representative for the Ridgway area and a former Worthy Advisor for the International Order of Rainbow for Girls.
Esther Marlene Pounds, Cherokee Indian, never looked her age, awesome cook, many names, and mom, died Friday, June 20, 2014.
Esther, aka Marlene, aka Tine, aka Mom, was best known for her stubborn, independent personality. It may have seemed she wanted your opinion, but she didnâ€™t. Tine knew what she was going to do whether anyone agreed or not. This explains the thick headedness of all her children.
Kenneth C. "K.C." "Ken" Bracken, 35, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014, at his home.
Mr. Bracken was born Jan. 9, 1979, in DuBois, a son of the late Kenneth L. "Bear" Bracken and his mother, Tammy Bowser, who survives.
He worked for B & W. Constructors and Equipment as a welder.
He was a graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School and Jeff Tech.
Ken was a good friend and will be loved and missed by all who knew him.