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September 3rd

Sarah J. Bishop, 85

September 3, 2014

Sarah J. Bishop, 85, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at home with her family.

She was born April 15, 1929, in Walston, a daughter of the late Joseph H. and Matilda (Martzloff) Smith.

On Nov. 15, 1947, she married Carl O. Bishop, Sr. He survives and resides in Punxsutawney. She was a loving and faithful wife of nearly 67 years.

Mrs. Bishop was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Walston, where she was also a Sunday School teacher for many years.

Sarah worked with her husband and sons at the family-owned business of Cloe Lumber.

September 2nd

Deanna M. Wilt, 58

September 2, 2014

Deanna M. Wilt, age 58, of Treasure Lake, DuBois, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa.

Born June 23, 1956, in Punxsutawney, she was the daughter of the late Dean H. & Luva M. (Reese) Kerr.

On May 29, 1976, she married William D. Wilt. He survives.

She was the administrator of the DuBois Christian & Missionary Alliance Church and had worked at the DuBois Harley-Davidson Shop.

While living in Punxsutawney, she was a legal secretary for several attorneys.

She was a member of the DuBois Christian & Missionary Alliance Church.

September 1st

Martha A. Good, 89

September 1, 2014

Martha A. Good, 89, Marion Center, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at Mulberry Square.

She was born Dec. 16, 1924, in Youngstown, Ohio, a daughter of the late Raymond C. and Dorothy (Walters) Perkins.

On Dec. 28, 1943, in Marion Center, she married Frank L. Good, who preceded her in death on Oct. 27, 2005.

She worked for the Marion Center Speedway in the concession stand for 15 years and also assisted her husband on the family farm.

Maxine Mae Wissinger, 86

September 1, 2014

Maxine Mae Wissinger, 86, Indiana, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014.

The daughter of Edward and Lillian (Veite) Pierce, she was born July 30, 1928, in Punxsutawney, Pa.

Maxine was a member and very active in the Curry Run Church.

She cherished time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Maxine will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

John M. Pearce Jr., 76

September 1, 2014

John M. Pearce, Jr., 76, of Covode, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at home.

He was born Oct. 22, 1937, in Winslow, a son of the late John Miles Pearce, Sr. and Vera Jane (Pierce) Pearce.

On May 9, 1959, he married the former Barbara R. Shields. She survives and resides in Covode.

John was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers for more than 30 years.

He was the owner and a driver of coal trucks for Pearce Trucking and had also worked in construction.

August 28th

Dennis Andrew Smith, 49

August 28, 2014

Dennis Andrew Smith, 49, of Hamilton, died on Aug. 27, 2014, at his home.

He was born on Nov. 1, 1964, the son of Myrna Burkett Smith and Bruce Smith.

Dennis’ family includes three brothers, Doug Smith of Hamilton, Brad (Amber) Smith of Punxsutawney, and Greg (Natalie) Smith of Brownstown; five nephews; three nieces; one great-niece; and three great-nephews.
He worked with gas wells and logging.

A private memorial service will be held at the family's convenience.

August 26th

Doris L. "Dot" Young, 76

August 26, 2014

Doris L. "Dot" Young, 76, of West Decatur, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Clearfield Hospital.

Mrs. Young was born on Aug. 15, 1938, in Stockton, Georgia, a daughter of the late George W. and Verlie Mae (Stokes) Delk.

She is survived by John C. Young of Punxsutawney.

She was a member of the Mahaffey United Methodist Church. She loved God.

Doris was a corrections officer for the Clearfield County Jail, a Cub Scout Leader, Bell Township Civil Defense Director, an EMT for Mahaffey Area Ambulance and a member of the Grandmothers Club.

August 24th

Adeline "Ade" Kessler, 83

August 24, 2014

Adeline "Ade" Kessler, 83, of 24 Chestnut St., Kane, passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at her residence.

Born Nov. 27, 1930, in Punxutawney, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Manfredo.

On Aug. 6, 1954, in Punxutawney, she married Joseph Kessler, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Kessler was a registered nurse at the Kane Community Hospital.

She was a member of St. Callistus Church and a member of the CD of A Court Callistus No. 66.

Janis L. Mumau, 57

August 24, 2014

Janis L. Mumau, 57, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at home.

She was born July 8, 1957, in Indiana, Pa., a daughter of late Edward E. and Delores J. (Neiswonger) Shick, who survives.

She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in sociology.

She worked at the Community Guidance Center as a family-based therapist.

She enjoyed flowers, crafts, reading, baking, cooking, camping, fishing, the outdoors, and the Steelers, Penguins and Pirates.

August 22nd

James K. Fugate, Sr., MD, 84

August 22, 2014

James K. Fugate, Sr., MD, 84, passed on to eternal life with our Lord Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born May 7, 1930, in DuBois, to the late Howard Fugate Sr. and Sarah Kathryn Fugate (née Kethledge) and was raised in Sykesville.

He was married to Mary Hanna, who survives him.

James was a 1948 graduate of Sykesville High School and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 1952.

In 1956, he received his medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia.

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