Archive - Obituary
January 18th, 2015
Blair O. â€śDickâ€ť Richards, 88, of Bell Township, died Jan. 17, 2015, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born March 30, 1926, in Sportsburg, a son of the late Violet (Ball) and James Richards.
He was a member of the Sportsburg United Methodist Church and the Perry Township Sportsmanâ€™s Club.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He loved hunting, fishing, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Blair worked at Metals Protection, Barlettaâ€™s Warehouse, and he retired from the Maintenance Department at Punxsutawney Area School District.
Phyllis G. Lute, 72, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at UPMC - Shadyside in Pittsburgh.
She was born March 23, 1942, in Farrell, Pa., the daughter of the late George T. and Helen (Kucharski) Koshar.
She was married to Leland Ray Lute, who preceded her in death on Sept. 23, 1975.
She was a homemaker and worked as a cook at the Lane Avenue Personal Care Home.
She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxillary.
Mildred I. Johnston, 89, of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at DuBois Nursing Home.
She was born March 7, 1925, in Bradford Township, Clearfield County, a daughter of the late Laura (Graham) and John Shomo.
On Oct. 7, 1940, she married Merle E. Johnston, who preceded her in death in May of 1984.
She was a member of the Chestnut Grove Independent Church.
She enjoyed going to church, cooking, baking, doing puzzles and reading.
Josephine Patricia Duffell, known as "Pat," "Grammy" or "Gramma" to those who loved her, went to heaven on Jan. 12, 2015, in Punxsutawney.
She was born in Chicago on July 30, 1920, a daughter of the late Louis and Jeannie Capra.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Duffell. They were married in Chicago in 1946.
They moved to the St. Petersburg, Florida area in 1970 until Pat moved to Punxsutawney in 2013 to be with her family.
Helen Behrendt, 96, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Sept. 23, 1918, in Valier, a daughter of the late Eva (Wagner) and Peter Zelonis.
On May 16, 1935, she married Earl E. â€śPinkyâ€ť Behrendt, who preceded her in death.
Helen enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, gardening, cooking, baking, crossword puzzles and Sunday dinners.
Edna Keller, 100, of Albion, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at the Jefferson Manor.
She was born July 21, 1914, in Coolspring, a daughter of the late Albert and Sara (Himes) Glontz.
Edna always said her longevity in life is living a good Christian life.
Wilma F. Jones, 86, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.
She was born June 21, 1928, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Olive (Lott) and Henry Wolfe.
On Dec. 24, 1949, she married the late Joseph H. Jones.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren, being outside on her deck, baking cookies and doing crossword puzzles.
Clara V. â€śVivâ€ť Lewis Cornman, 84, of Erie, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at Saint Vincent Hospital.
She was born in Michigan Heights, Michigan, on Oct. 1, 1930, a daughter of the late Phillip and Nettie C. Manners Lewis.
Viv was a loving and devoted homemaker who loved spending time caring for her family.
She had previously been employed by the former Marx Toy Co. She enjoyed shopping, playing bingo and going to yard sales.
Clara was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Albert H. â€śBertâ€ť Cornman; and her 12 brothers and sisters.
Joseph â€śEggyâ€ť Adams Jr., 90, of Timblin, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born March 22, 1924, in Oakridge, a son of the late Mary (Nolf) and Joseph Adams Sr.
On June 18, 1955, he married Evelyn (Dinger) Adams, who survives.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Joseph worked at Sharon Steel for 30 years.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working on cars.
Mrs. Lois Jean McGee, 81, passed away on Dec. 29, 2014.
She was born Oct. 27, 1933, the daughter of the late Irvin F. and Edna Wachob Giffin.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Allen McGee, on Sept. 26, 2014.
Her career was as an educator in the public schools.
She is survived by four sons, Charles McGee Jr. and wife Janet, Tom McGee and wife Claudette, Tim McGee and wife Karen and Mike McGee and his wife Nancy; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.