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February 21st

Diane M. Williams, 54

February 21, 2014

Diane M. Williams, 54, of Shenandoah, Va., passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at UVA Hospital in Charlottesville, Va., after a lengthy illness.

Diane was born April 18, 1959, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of Dorothy (Weaver) Elbel and the late Glenn Elbel.

On Aug. 16, 1981, she married David Williams of Penfield. He preceded her in death.

Diane was a 1977 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School.

In 1999, she graduated from Triangle Tech, where she studied mechanical design.

She relocated to Hampton, Va., where she was a design engineer at Jerry Pittman and Associates.

February 19th

Judy Ann Voytus, 44

February 19, 2014

Judy Ann Voytus, 44, Punxsutawney, passed away suddenly, on Feb. 15, 2014, at her residence.

Born June 30, 1969, in Berea, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Frank Voytus and Frances Geist Voytus, who survives, in Punxsutawney.

Judy is also survived by three sisters, Jeanette and Joyce Voytus, both of Punxsutawney, and Mrs. Greg Jennifer Hobbs of Polson, Mont.; three nieces and nephews, Hannah, Grace and Matthew Hobbs; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and her very special dog, Prissy.

Judy was known for her sense of humor and making people smile. She was a

Jennifer Lee MacIsaac, 54

February 19, 2014

Jennifer Lee MacIsaac, 54, passed away at Indiana Regional Hospital in Indiana, Pa., on Jan. 28, 2014.

She was born in Syracuse, N.Y., on March 15, 1959, the daughter of Donald M. MacIsaac and Bettye Huntley MacIsaac. The family moved to the MacIsaac ancestral farmstead near Marchand, Pa., in the fall of 1960, when Mr. MacIsaac began teaching in the Audio Visual Department at Indiana State College; he remained at IUP, as a professor in the Communications Media Department, until his retirement in 1982.

February 18th

Ralston A."Humphrey" Curry, 83

February 18, 2014

Ralston A."Humphrey" Curry, 83, of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Wellington Heights.

Mr. Curry was born May 6, 1930, in Reynoldsville, a son of the late Raymond and Viola (Startzel) Curry.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sara Marie (Means) Curry. They were married Aug. 18, 1951.

Ralston began his first business venture with a hot dog wagon. He was known for his special sauce.

He was a bartender for the Punxsutawney Country Club and retired from Harvey Welding Supply Company.

He and his wife, Sara Marie, loved camping.

February 16th

John Reed, 59

February 16, 2014

John Reed, 59, of Reynoldsville, passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at his sister’s home in Punxsutawney.

John was born in Kileen, Texas, on Jan. 13, 1955, the son of Frederick Maxwell Reed and Ruby Arlene Lougee.

As a steel block late-model racecar driver, he often found his way to the front of the pack among the roar of engines and cheering crowds.

For more than 40 years of being behind the wheel of the red, white and blue No. 9, John drew loyal fans to Hummingbird Speedway and Marion Center Speedway.

John was a shop foreman at Jefferson Paving Inc. for more than 20 years.

George L. Kunselman, 80

February 16, 2014

George L. Kunselman, 80, Hamilton, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born May 28, 1933, in Sprankle Mills, a son of the late Oral and Mary Edna (Black) Kunselman.

On April 26, 1957, he married Laura A. (Neville) Kunselman, who survives.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps and served during the Korean War.

He attended the Hamilton United Methodist Church.

He was a member of the Masons, the V.F.W. and the Perry Township Sportsmen’s Club.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing and also helped run the fish hatchery.

February 14th

Vernon E. Neese, 60

February 14, 2014

Vernon E. Neese, 60, of Dora, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at his home.

He was born Sept. 2, 1953, in Princeton, Ind., a son of the late Walter and Mary (Alcorn) Neese.

On June 21, 1997, he married Karen L. (Bevac) Neese, who preceded him in death on March 2, 2005.

Vern is a 1971 graduate of Princeton Community High School in Princeton, Ind.

He relocated to Pennsylvania in 1979 and started working in the coal mines, where he continued to work for the past 34 years.

Vern was an avid fisherman, but most of all, he loved riding his Harley.

February 13th

Joy Aileen Marley, 60

February 13, 2014

Joy Aileen Marley, 60, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.

She passed peacefully in her own home, surrounded by family.

She was born Nov. 8, 1953, in Weirton, W.V., the daughter of Ernest and Joyce (Cribbs) Edelman, and is survived by her husband of 40 years, Fred Marley; her two daughters, Rachel Himes and Amanda Marley; and three granddaughters, Jasmine, Ariel and Bella Himes.

February 12th

Howard Paul Kennedy, 62

February 12, 2014

Howard Paul Kennedy, 62, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Stuart, Fla., following a brief illness.

He was born May 30, 1951, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Elsie (Bullers) and J. Paul Kennedy.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Lee, and their family; his sister, Judith (Kennedy) McKee and husband Tom and family. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He will be missed.

Mary Ann “Baba” Pallone, 73

February 12, 2014

Mary Ann “Baba” Pallone, 73, of Emeigh, passed away Feb. 11, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born April 28, 1940, in Spangler, the daughter of Stephen and Helen (Kutney) Bublinec.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Joseph, Stephen, Bernard and Michael Bublinec; sister Helen Salyan; and son-in-law Dr. John J. Santarelli.

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