Archive - 2014 - Obituary
Mary Jane (Beck) Ackerd died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was married to Bernard Ackerd, and they lived in Punxsutawney all their lives.
They had one son, and he died when he was an infant.
Mrs. Ackerd was a member of SS. Cosmas & Damian Catholic Church.
Funeral services will be private and held at a later date.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Ackerd, and her infant son, James Ackerd.
Eugene Miller North, 86, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at DuBois Nursing Home.
He was born on March 20, 1927, in Panic, a son of the late Roy W. and Lillian (Miller) North.
Mr. North served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. He was one of the last Charter members of the VFW Post No. 9044 in Big Run.
He was first married to Emma Jean Kline, who preceded him in death. He later married Mary Louise Richardson. She survives and resides in Punxsutawney.
Frances Evelyn (Narvey) Mocek, 97, DuBois, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, one day after celebrating her 97th birthday.
She was born Jan. 18, 1917, in DuBois, the daughter of the late Philip and Aniela (Kolek) Narvey (Nawoj).
She married Charles Mocek, who also preceded her in death.
She attended Sandy High School and was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church.
She had worked at Sylvania in Emporium and later at Rockwell in DuBois, and then, after getting married, she became a homemaker and lived in Punxsutawney for many years.
Elizabeth Ann Grube, 67, of Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Grube was born Nov. 4, 1946, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., the daughter of the late Jack Hill and Juanita J. (Stephens) Hill.
She is survived by her husband, Douglas Eugene Grube of Punxsutawney.
Elizabeth was a member of the First Church of God, where she performed in the Living Christmas Tree for many years.
She was a nurse at DuBois Regional Medical Center, where she worked in the Home Health and Wound Center.
Charles Leroy Fox, 78, of Big Run, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born Aug. 24, 1936, in Henderson Township, a son of the late Kenneth Blair and Bessie Uretta (Reed) Fox.
On June 1, 1957, he married Sara Dee White. She preceded him in death on July 1, 2013.
He was a devoted and loving husband to her.
He attended the First Church of God.
Chuck worked as a machinist at Star Iron for more than forty years.
He enjoyed hunting, riding his bike, gardening, woodworking and being outside.
Michael S. Morris, 93, a resident of Hunter Personal Care Home, Aliquippa, died on his birthday, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Heritage Valley Health System, Beaver.
He was born Jan. 20, 1921, in Horatio, Pa., the son of the late Peter and Catherine (Seaman) Morris.
He was a member of St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society.
He was also a member of the GCU Lodge No. 189.
Mr. Morris was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, was his wife, Elizabeth Morris.
Charles Olen Smouse, 84, of Nelsonâ€™s Golden Years and Route 119, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital after a short illness.
Born on May 21, 1929, to Helen (Berkhouse) and Olen Smouse, Chuck grew up on the family farm in Cloe, Pennsylvania.
After graduating from Punxsutawney Area High School in 1947, he entered the Air Force and served 6 years as a jet mechanic as a staff sergeant.
His service took him to South Carolina, Louisiana, Texas and overseas to England.
Mary Ann Dambrosia, 56, of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Hershey Medical Center.
She was born July 23, 1957, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Thomas Arthur Dambrosia and Annabelle Marie (Baranick) Dambrosia, who survives and resides in Punxsutawney.
She was a 1975 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School.
Mary Ann was a member of S.S. Peter & Paul Byzantine Church.
She was helpful in supporting fundraising activities of the church, such as the trash and treasure sale and selling the homemade pierogies and Easter bread.
Audrey Mae Love, 81, of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at
Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Jan. 18, 1933, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late John and Ethel (Lewis) Hill.
George Earl Burkett, 78, Punxsutawney, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at home with his family by his side.
Mr. Burkett was born Feb. 24, 1935, in Oliver Township, a son of the late Russell and Leona (McAninch) Burkett.
On July 14, 1956, he married Dolores (Reed) Burkett, who survives.
Mr. Burkett was a member of the Grange Church of God.
He is a veteran of the United States Army, having served in Germany.