Archive - 2014 - Obituary
Howard E. Yeaney, 80, of Reynoldsville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at Penn Highlands Healthcare in DuBois.
Born April 11, 1934, in Punxsutawney, he was the son of the late Howard W. and Helen (Kromer) Yeaney.
On July 23, 1957, he married Donna I. Yeaney (Adamson) in Punxsutawney. She survives.
Howard was a steel worker for U.S. Steel, and retired in 1977. He was Protestant by faith.
He was a member of the Eagles and the Steel Workers Union.
Laurel Ann Magill, 56, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at home.
She was born Nov. 17, 1956, in Hartford, Connecticut, a daughter of the late Farrie Elizabeth Mariner and Everett James Clark of Altoona.
Laurel enjoyed teaching the Bible, sketching, puzzles, plants and being outside in nature.
James â€śJimâ€ť A. Frederick, 82, of Parsippany, New Jersey, passed away on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at St. Clareâ€™s Hospice in Dover, New Jersey.
Born on Oct. 19, 1932, he was the youngest of 10 children to the late Sarah and J. Frank Frederick of Punxsutawney.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two daughters, Kelley Tucker and Tracey Osborne; four sons, Ronald of Fairfax, Virginia, Donald of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Kenneth of Monaca, Pa. and John of DuBois, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three siblings, Mary, June and Richard.
Joann Baird, 62, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at Mulberry Square Eldercare.
She was born on July 13, 1952, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late John and Dorothy Roselli.
Joann was married to Roger Baird. He survives and resides in Punxsutawney.
In addition to Roger, she is survived by three children, Jason Roselli of DuBois, Joshua Burdick of Rimersburg and Jessica Baird of Punxsutawney; one sister, Sharon Gearhart and husband Delbert of Jamestown, Pa.; and two brothers, Rick Fisher and wife Ruth of Reynoldsville and Chuck Fisher of Rossiter.
Sophia M. Strano, 91, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Baytown, Texas.
She was born April 6, 1923, in Adrian, a daughter of the late Frank and Leokadia (Yanoski) Moskowski.
On Aug. 7, 1943, she married Angelo R. â€śAngeâ€ť Strano, who preceded her in death on April, 6, 2013.
She was a member of the Saints Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.
She worked as a clothing inspector for 20 years but was mainly a housewife who had a passion for cooking. She loved to cook for her children and grandchildren.
Richard T. McQuown, 41, of New Cumberland, passed away Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.
Mr. McQuown was born July 29, 1973, in Punxsutawney, a son of Thomas B. McQuown of Punxsutawney and Sheila M. (Hoffer) McQuown and Thomas Murphy of Weedville.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Iraq War.
Rich was a 1991 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School and a 1996 graduate of IUP, where he received a bachelor's degree in regional planning. He was a member of Theta Chi and earned a master's degree in environmental science from Shippensburg University.
James H. Means, 91, passed away Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Golden Living in Clarion, Pa.
He and his twin brother, John W. Means, were born April 9, 1923, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late William B. and Ethel (Sutter) Means.
Jim was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army.
In 1947, he married Betty (Lingenfelter) Means. She survives and resides in Punxsutawney.
He was a co-owner, with his brothers, of Means Brothers Construction Company.
He was a member of the Valier United Methodist Church.
Alvin Lee Kendall, 81, of Big Run, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at Jefferson Manor.
He was born on Oct. 10, 1933, in the Big Run area, a son of the late Don and Mary Olivette (Peace) Kendall.
On Dec. 24, 1957, he married the former Dorothy Ann Gray. She preceded him in death on July 23, 2007.
Alvin attended the Scotland Avenue Church of God. He was a man of great faith, sharing the love of God with whoever crossed his path. He also enjoyed reaching others through lay witness missions. He formerly taught Sunday School.
Gertrude Ann Bruno, 78, of Home, Pa., gracefully entered the presence of the Lord, following a courageous struggle with renal failure at IRMC on Sunday, Nov 2, 2014, All Soulsâ€™ Day.
Born in 1936, in Ernest, Pa., to John and Anna (Zinzella) Liscinsky, Gert was a 1954 graduate of Indiana High School and Business College. A devoted Roman Catholic, she had been a member of churches in Ernest, Sagamore and Yatesboro. Gert strongly believed in the power of prayer and relied on her unwavering faith commitment.
Family was Gertâ€™s priority.
Ruth E. (Wolfgang) Murray Williams, 95, of Shade Gap, Pa., fomerly of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at the Woodland Retirement Community, Orbisonia.
She was born on Aug. 7, 1919, in Juneau, Indiana County, Pa., the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Etta (Perason) Wolfgang.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Murray and Kenneth Williams.