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March 24th

Larry Allen Martz, 50

March 24, 2014

Larry Allen Martz, 50, of Mayport, died suddenly on Sunday, March 23, 2014, near Hagarstown, Md., as the result of an automobile accident.

He was born Jan. 22, 1964, in Punxsutawney, a son of Mervin and Shirley (Smith) Martz.

He was married to Penny Marie Meckley on Sept. 25, 1993, in Ringgold.

He was employed as a heavy equipment operator for Local 66 of the Operating Engineers.

Billie Austin Beatty, 92

March 24, 2014

Billie Austin Beatty, 92, of (Newtonburg) Mahaffey, passed away peacefully at his home Monday, March 24, 2014.

Mr. Beatty was born June 30, 1921, in (Newtonburg) Mahaffey, a son of the late Willis and Elizabeth (Stigers) Beatty.

Aug. 18, 1944, he married Esther A. (Peace) Beatty in Hallton, Pa.

She preceded him in death Sept. 7, 2001, after 57 years of marriage.

Billie was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II.

While in the service, he earned the Good Conduct Medal and Sharpshooting Medal.

He was also in the CCC, having served at Parker Dam State Park.

March 23rd

Dennis B. Keck, 66

March 23, 2014

Dennis B. Keck, 66, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, March 22, 2014.

He was born July 9, 1947, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Alfred E. and Helen L. Keck.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1968-1970 as a PFC.

He received many medals and a Purple Heart during his years of service.

He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Punxsutawney and also worked for the Baltimore Life Insurance Company.

He was an active member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Punxsutawney.

He enjoyed antiquing, fishing, golf and sports.

Andrew Kay Reitz, 84

March 23, 2014

A. Kay Reitz, 84, of Mayport, died Thursday March 20, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Born Jan. 10, 1930, in Corbettown, Pa., he was the son of the late Mervin C. and Valera Painter Reitz.

Kay married Verna A. Minich Smathers on June 30, 1971. She preceded him in death on July 24, 2009.

He was self employed as a dairy farmer.

Kay belonged to many farm-related organizations. His hobby was restoring antique tractors.

He belonged to Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ohl.

Mary C. Painter, 83

March 23, 2014

Mary C. Painter, 83, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Oct. 21, 1930, in Starford, Pa., a daughter of the late Carl F. and Scharlotte (Tucker) Stamler.

On Aug. 31, 1949, she married Theodore Wayne Painter in Maryland. He preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 2004.

She was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church of Rossiter.

She enjoyed crocheting, church, church meetings, her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.

March 21st

Violet Jean (Foltz) Skinner, 83

March 21, 2014

Violet Jean (Foltz) Skinner, 83, Home, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 20, 2014.

The daughter of Homer T. and Kathleen (Hamilton) Foltz, she was born Feb. 17, 1931, in East Mahoning Township.

Violet was a 1951 graduate of Marion Center High School.

She was a homemaker and charter member of the Faith Orthodox
Presbyterian Church.

Violet will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and for the kind and gentle spirit shown by the
love for her family.

Judith B. Redding, 71

March 21, 2014

Judith B. Redding, 71, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, March 21, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Aug. 21, 1936, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Harlan and Olive (Lewis) Spencer.

On Feb. 7, 1959, she married Thomas Frederick Redding. He preceded her in death on March 11, 2014.

Judy enjoyed being outside, working in the garden and going for walks.

Susan Mae Neal, 48

March 21, 2014

Susan Mae Neal, 48, of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, March 20, 2014, at home.

She was born Aug. 3, 1965, in Newport, Rhode Island, the daughter of Robert M. and Marilyn (Potter) Deet.

She was married to Russell Neal, who survives.

She was employed as a medical secretary for DuBois Regional Medical Center in DuBois.

She is survived by her parents; her husband; one brother, Ronald Deet and wife Laura; and one sister, Barbara Raster and husband Jason.

She is also survived by two nephews, Lance and Lukas Deet of Punxsutawney; and one niece, Zoey Raster of St. Paul, Minn.

March 20th

Lisa Marie Ball, 25

March 20, 2014

Lisa Marie Ball, 25, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Shadyside Hospital.

She was born March 24, 1988, in DuBois, the daughter of Jill Elaine Redding and Douglas Scott Ball.

Lisa enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest.

She loved her family and her dog "Bo" and her boyfriend, Dan Lowmaster.

The sunny beach was one of her favorite places to be; she also enjoyed camping, being outdoors, four wheeling, mud and being with her many friends.

In spite of all the difficulties of her illness, Lisa always had a bright, beautiful smile for everyone.

Tracy L. Hartman, 35

March 20, 2014

Tracy L. Hartman, 35, of Pontzer Avenue, St. Marys, died unexpectedly on
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys.

She was born on May 29, 1978, in St. Marys, a daughter of Garrett "Gary" and Pamela (Perkins) Hartman, of St. Marys.

Tracy was a graduate of SMAHS, Class of 1996, where she had been very active in the color guard.

She had worked at several area businesses, most recently at GKN.

She had a great love for her children and her animals and will always be remembered for her kindness, generosity and big heart.

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