Archive - Obituary
May 9th, 2013
Helen E. Dinger, 70, of Grove City,previously of Harrisville, Pa., died Wednesday May 8, 2013, at Butler Memorial Hospital in Butler, Pa.
She was born on May 12, 1942, in Knox, Pa., a daughter of Warren C.
Shaffer and Emma A. (Reed) Shaffer.
She was a 1960 graduate of Keystone High School in Knox, Pa.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of West Unity Community Church in Harrisville, Pa.
Helen was a member of the Ladiesâ Missionary Society of the church.
She enjoyed fishing with her husband, crossword puzzles, reading, bingo and playing cards.
Joan T. Bloom, 70, of Indiana, died Friday, May 3, 2013, at Beacon Ridge Nursing Home.
She was the daughter of the late Laird and Isabel (Keller) Hays and was born Aug. 14, 1942, in Coolspring, Pa.
Ms. Bloom enjoyed visiting family and friends, playing bingo, doing crafts and finding bargains at trade shows and yard sales with
her best friend, Nick Krisko.
She is survived by her five children, Rod Bloom of Punxsutawney, Kevin Bloom of Punxsutawney, Lisa Chesnoka of Winfield, Ala., Peggy Bloom of
Beavercreek, Ohio, and Mary Libecco of Mammoth Cave,Ky.
M. Elizabeth âLibbyâ Esposito, of State College, formerly of Indiana, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at The Fairways at Brookline in State College.
A daughter of the late John B. and Margaret Duff Anibaldi, she was born in Punxsutawney.
Mrs. Esposito was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School.
Libby was a member of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church.
She was a long-time dispatcher for Citizensâ Ambulance Service, prior to 911, and when Bon-Ton opened, she was a sales associate in the housewares department.
Nancy Ruth McClure, 85, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Gaskill Township, died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at DuBois Nursing Home.
She was born Jan. 6, 1928, in Gaskill Township, a daughter of the late Otto and Kate (Kuntz) Ecelbarger.
She was a graduate of Big Run High School.
On Aug. 7, 1948, she married James Jeffrey McClure.
He preceded her in death on Sept. 26, 1983.
Ruth enjoyed being a mother and a homemaker.
She is survived by her sister-in-law, Nancy J. Hoover and husband Don of DuBois.
Alfred N. âAlâ Dempsey, 61, of Kersey, passed away Wednesday evening, May 1, 2013, at his home after a lengthy illness.
He was born Oct. 29, 1951, in Franklin, Pa., a son of the late Alfred and Alice âLettie Jeanâ Neal Dempsey.
He had been a resident of the area since 1975.
He was a graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School, Class of 1971, and graduated from Vo-Tech in Reynoldsville in 1971. He was an employee of SGL in St. Marys for 33 years.
On Sept. 2, 1972, in the St. Maryâs Church in Reynoldsville, he married Bonnie J. Pegnetter, who survives.
Nancy Ruth McClure, 85, of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at DuBois Nursing Home.
Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Brenda D. Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Big Run.
Elva A. Fike, 89, Mayport, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Jefferson Manor Health Center in Brookville.
She was born Jan. 11, 1924, in Oliver Township, a daughter of the late Manual J. and Myrtle (Moore) Burkett.
On Sept. 18, 1948, she married Dale E. Fike of Mayport, who survives.
Throughout her life, she was employed by Cameron, Sylvania, and Rolo.
Her family was her life.
She enjoyed quilting, flower gardening and feeding and watching her backyard birds.
She attended the Langville Church, where she was the pianist.
Darien A. Neal, 43, of Rossiter, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at home.
He was born July 2, 1969, in Punxsutawney.
Darien worked for Joe Hanley Construction.
He was a devoted and loving father to his son, Orion.
He enjoyed playing baseball, and he absolutely loved fishing and hunting.
Darien was a kind and thoughtful man.
He made friends easily with his warm smile and gentle nature, and he always spoke well of others.
Marvin E. Richardson, 82, of Rossiter, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at his home.
He was born June 12, 1930, in Johnsonburg, a son of the late Lee and Jennie (Yohe) Richardson.
July 1, 1953, he married his sweetheart, Mary Virginia (Reece) Richardson, who survives, of Rossiter.
Mr. Richardson was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Marvin was a 1949 graduate of Marion Center High School.
He was the owner of Marvin's Used Cars since 1977, and in 1991, began operating Marvin's Garage with his son Dan.
Karen Leigh Davis, 53, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born July 3, 1959, in DuBois, a daughter of the late Edward Leo and Helen Marie (Carol) Mitcho.
On June 3, 1983, she married Kevin Charles Davis, Sr.
She was a member of Saints Cosmas and Damian Catholic Church.
Mrs. Davis was a home ec teacher for the Punxsutawney Area School District.
Her enjoyments were cooking, having a good laugh with her family and spending time with them, and the family dog, Tanner.