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August 30th, 2012

Jaclyn L. Keys, 49

August 30, 2012

Jaclyn L. Keys, 49, Hazen, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at UPMC Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.

She was born September 15, 1962, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of
John and Carol Graffius Stuchell.

She married Michael Keys, who survives.

She is also survived by a son, Sean, and a daughter, Amanda, both at home; her parents John and Carol Stuchell of Treasure Lake; and a brother Kurt of Clarion.

She was a teachers' aide in the Brookville Area School District, where she enjoyed working with the staff and students of Hickory Grove Elementery School.

Floyd James Kline Jr., 56

August 30, 2012

Floyd James Kline Jr., 56, of Marion Center, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, in Marion Center, Pa.

A son of Floyd James Kline Sr. and Harriet (Henderson) Kline, he was born Dec. 12, 1953, in DuBois.

Floyd was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a lifelong dirt track racer, car builder and mentor to a lot of racers. He worked by his son’s side at their business, “Dave Kline Motor Sports.” He loved his Harley and his dogs.

Lester R. Vallimont, 93

August 30, 2012

Lester R. Vallimont, 93, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Emporium, passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in the Altoona Regional Health System.

Born July 28, 1919, in Clearfield, he was the son of Rudy and Iva Miller Vallimont.

On June 19, 1968, he married Ruth Waddington who preceded him in death July 26, 2007.

A veteran of WWII, having served with the US Army, he had previously worked in the CC Camps building roads and camps.

He relocated to Emporium, where he was employed by Sylvania Electric and worked as a carpenter doing home repairs and building many homes.

August 27th

Fidella Annaledd (Pifer) Bishop, 69

August 27, 2012

Fidella Annaledd (Pifer) Bishop, 69, of Rossiter, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at the DuBois Nursing Home in DuBois.

She was born May 6,1943, in Henderson Township, Jefferson County, a daughter of the late Leslie and Ruby (Shepler) Pifer.

She was married to Clair Bishop, who survives.

Mrs. Bishop was a member of the Countryside Baptist Church in Punxsutawney.

She was a homemaker.

Betty Kathryn (Hoffman) Philliber, 97

August 27, 2012

Betty Kathryn (Hoffman) Philliber, 97, Punxsutawney, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Jan. 30, 1915, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Orvis C. and Nancy Bell (McAnulty) Hoffman.

Nov. 15, 1941, she married Robert Spencer Philliber, who preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 1973.

Mrs. Philliber was a retired school teacher from the Punxsutawney Area School District. She also served for many years on the Board of Directors of Hoffman Diamond Products, her father’s business.

August 24th

Frances Elda Visniesky, 91

August 24, 2012

Frances Elda Visniesky, 91, of Lancaster, N.Y., died August 15, 2012, at Maplewood Nursing Home in Lancaster, N.Y.

She was born Aug. 9, 1921, in McCalmont Township, the daughter of Paul and Aquelina Marie.

She was married to Andrew Visniesky, who preceded her in death.

She was a loving mother and grandmother.

Surviving relatives include three children, Stella and Ronald Golba, Judy and Chester Visniesky and Janet and Andrew Visniesky of Lancaster, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

August 20th

Shirley A. Barnoff, 77

August 20, 2012

Shirley A. Barnoff, 77, Anita, died Sunday Aug. 19, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Jan. 11, 1935, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Preston and Rose Lewis.

Nov. 21, 1959, she married Richard C. Barnoff, who preceded her in death on March 3, 1998.

Surviving relatives include two daughters, Brenda Easton and husband David of Anita and Karen Fetterhoff and husband Quinley of Smicksburg; two granddaughters, Stephanie Ansinger and Crystal Wooten; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

August 19th

Frances Magdalene Manco, 92

August 19, 2012

Frances Magdalene Manco, 92, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at Mahoning Riverside Manor.

She was born Nov. 3, 1919, in Adrian, a daughter of the late Samuel and Johanna (Canton) Caridi.

Oct. 3, 1942, she married Santo Manco, who preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 2002.

She was a former organist for St. Adrian’s Church and taught piano lessons in the Punxsutawney area for more than 35 years.

She loved art and music and all things domestic: cooking, baking, knitting and crocheting.

August 17th

Joseph L. "Bud" Hottel, 80

August 17, 2012

Joseph L. "Bud" Hottel, 80, of Warren, Pa., died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at Warren Manor in Warren.

He was born Dec. 25, 1931, in Brookville, a son of the late Lowell O. Hottel and Helen G. (Snyder) Hottel-Brown.

He was a licensed practical nurse at Warren State Hospital.

Mr. Hottel was raised by his grandparents, James and Elva Snyder.

Surviving relatives include a sister, Joyce Thomas of Punxsutawney; and a brother, Donald E. Hottel of Westerville, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Hottel and Eugene Hottel; and a sister, Judith E. Hottel.

Meredith Means, 85

August 17, 2012

Meredith Means, 85, of Orlando, Fla., died Thursday, July 26, 2012, at her home.

She was born April 13, 1927, in Frostburg, Pa., a daughter of the late Clyde and Minnie (Newbold) Means.

She completed her medical training in histology in Boston, Mass., and was employed as a medical technician with various practices in Maryland, Washington, D.C., California, Texas and Florida during her working career.

Surviving relatives include a sister, Ruth Bixler of Vail, Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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