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November 11th

Anastasia V. "Stacy" Karolick, 88

November 11, 2014

Anastasia V. "Stacy" Karolick, age 88, of Buffalo, New York, passed away Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at Weinburg Campus, Getzville, New York.

She was born Dec. 22, 1925, in Delano, Pa., a daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (nee Wilk) Karolick.

She was an employee of Erie County for 33 years before retiring in 1993.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Walsh and Helen Pruzinsky, and her brothers, Rev. Phillip, Walter, Edward, Stanley, Michael, Raymond and Donald Karolick.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

November 10th

Loretta J. Wazelle, 67

November 10, 2014

Loretta J. Wazelle, 67, of Brookville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at her home.

Ms. Wazelle was born Sept. 8, 1947, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Reed R. Adams and Jean V. (Milliron) Wazelle of Punxsutawney, who survives.

Loretta began her trucking career in 1992. She was employed by AGX Trucking Company in Clarion. She was a master equestrian, avid gardener, lover of the outdoors and a true Christian.

November 7th

Blair D. Gearhart, 85

November 8, 2014

Blair D. Gearhart, 85, of Mahaffey, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, from Hillsdale Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Hillsdale, Pa.

The son of Albert Blair and Clara “Peggy” V. (Weaver) Gearhart, he was born on March 8, 1929, in Bell Twp., Clearfield County, Pa.

Blair was a graduate of the Mahaffey High School.

November 6th

Howard E. Yeaney, 80

November 6, 2014

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

November 6, 2014

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 “Jim” A. Frederick, 82

November 6, 2014

James “Jim” A. Frederick, 82, of Parsippany, New Jersey, passed away on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at St. Clare’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

November 6, 2014

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.

November 5th

Sophia M. Strano, 91

November 5, 2014

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. “Ange” 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.

November 4th

Richard T. McQuown, 41

November 4, 2014

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.

November 3rd

James H. Means, 91

November 4, 2014

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.

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