Archive - Obituary
October 9th, 2012
Melvin Dean Steele, 70, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at home.
He was born Feb. 6, 1942, in Home, Pa., a son of the late Alvord Boyd and Irene (Johnson) Steele.
On June 20, 1964, he married Marsha Jane Shelley. She survives.
Dean enjoyed working with wood, watching racing and helping his friends.
Everett M. Bell, 86, of Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born Jan. 23, 1926, in Clearfield.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane (Griffith) Bell. They were married Jan. 1, 1949.
Surviving relatives include two sons, William Bell of Grampian and James Bell of Punxsutawney; two daughters, Patricia Robinson of Grampian and Lorie Park and husband Daniel of Brookville; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Mabel R. Peffer, 99, of Marion Center, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at Communities at Indian Haven in Indiana.
Mrs. Peffer was born Oct. 10, 1912, in West Mahoning Township, a daughter of the late Daniel C. Ruffner and Emma (Fitzgerald) Ruffner.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph J. Peffer.
Mabel was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Punxsutawney.
Mabel was an avid reader and loved to crochet. She worked for many years in the cafeteria at Marion Center High School.
Daniel G. Payson, 74, of Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, in Punxsutawney.
He was born May 18, 1938, in Indiana, a son of the late Charles Sr. and Dorothy Buggy Payson.
Mr. Payson was a graduate of Indiana Area High School and Westmoreland Community College.
He was the former owner of Indiana Auto Supply and True Value Hardware, both of Indiana, and the Punxsutawney Auto Parts.
Most recently, Dan had been employed at NAC Carbon Products, Inc., of Punxsutawney.
Joseph M. Serge, 91, of Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
Mr. Serge was born Oct. 6, 1921, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Rosario Serge and Catherine (Caliguire) Serge.
Nov. 11, 1947, he married the love of his life, Anne (Schepis) Serge, of Punxsutawney, who survives.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II as a pharmacist's mate aboard the USS Independence.
Mr. Serge worked as a carpenter for the B&O Railroad â€” Chessie System.
Elizabeth A. Brady, 73, of Anita, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
Mrs. Brady was born July 31, 1939, in Hyde, Pa., a daughter of the late Edward L. King and Doris H. (Hart) King.
She is survived by her husband, Richard E. Heffner, of DuBois.
Elizabeth enjoyed crocheting, square dancing, singing and spending time with all of her grandchildren.
Robert Bryce â€śRockyâ€ť Blair, 76, of Reynoldsville, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at Allegheny General Hospital.
He was born Dec. 24, 1935, in Carbondale, Pa., a son of the late Rollin and Jesse (Marsh) Blair.
On Aug. 11, 1979, he married the former Cheryl Diane Boyer. She survives.
He was an excellent body shop repairman and painter. He owned Blairâ€™s Auto Body for more than 30 years.
A carpenter by hobby, Mr. Blair built his own home and was handy at everything.
He enjoyed traveling and watching NASCAR.
Wanda Boyer, 91, of Reynoldsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at home.
She was born Oct. 21, 1920, in Summerville, a daughter of the late Lee and Dessa (Vandervort) McDonald.
She was the wife of Merle Willard Boyer. He preceded her in death on Nov. 4, 1984.
Mrs. Boyer previously worked as a sales clerk for Gimballâ€™s in Pittsburgh.
Wanda was a former member of the Quilt Club in Punxsutawney.
Her enjoyments were quilting and sewing.
Russell Clyde Henry Sr., 93, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born March 9, 1919, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Russell and Amy (Wolfgang) Henry.
On Aug. 21, 1946, he married Elaine (Hall) Henry, who survives.
They were married for 66 years.
He was a member of the Punxsutawney Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.
He liked to ride his motorcycle and rode until the age of 85.
He also enjoyed hunting and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers.
He enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Louise H. Benson, 77, of Punxsutawney, passed from this life into God's eternal glory on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.
She died at home, surrounded by family, as the music she loved so well played in the background.
She was born May 13, 1935, a daughter of the late John H. and Edna V. (Lingenfelter) Todd.
She accepted the gift of salvation early in life and was born again at the church of her childhood, Barton Chapel.
Louise grew up on the family farm in Sprankle Mills with her beloved siblings.