Archive - Obituary
July 19th, 2012
Judith M. Lott, 71, Alexandria, Va., died July 7, 2012, in West Chester, Ohio.
She was born July 20, 1940, in Henderson Township, a daughter of the late Bernard and Rachel (Pifer) Lott.
Miss Lott lived in the Washington, D.C., area the majority of her adult life and was employed at various locations with the federal government from 1958 until retiring in 1995 as a budget analyst with the Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation.
Joseph Gresock Jr., 90, of Tonawanda, N.Y., passed away at home Thursday, July 12, 2012.
He was born June 3, 1922, in DeLancey, a son of the late Joseph Sr. and Mary (Kromaus) Gresock.
Being one of eight children, Mr. Gresock, as a young man, stayed behind and worked on the family farm for a number of years while his brothers were serving in the military.
He also worked for a short while for the state and in a local coal mine.
Bertha Mae Dinger, 90, Punxsutawney, died Monday, July 16, 2012, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.
She was born Aug. 13, 1921, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Ellwood and Grace Irene (Geist) Yount.
She was married to her husband of 71 years, Byron E. Dinger, who survives.
Mrs. Dinger was a member of the Scotland Avenue Church of God, where she served as the church organist and pianist.
She and her husband had helped to raise foster children, and she liked to cook and bake.
Dorothy Miller, 93, Punxsutawney, went home to her Lord Monday, July 16, 2012, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois.
She was born June 4, 1919, in Madera, a daughter of the late Joseph F. and Agnes E. (Brudnock) Kowalcyk.
She was married to Jesse W. Miller, who preceded her in death Feb. 16, 2006.
Mrs. Miller was a member of the First Church of God, and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who adored her family. She had a strong dedication to her Lord.
Betty Louise Reesman, 75, Dayton, died Monday, July 16, 2012, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital.
She was born July 9, 1937, in Kittanning, Armstrong County, the daughter of the late Walter and Anna Mae (Zellefrow) Anthony.
Mrs. Reesman lived in the area most of her life and devoted her life to caring for her family.
She lived life to the fullest and enjoyed dirt track racing and watching NASCAR.
In her spare time Mrs. Reesman liked talking on her CB radio, bowling and playing bingo with her friends.
Max E. Pifer Sr., 90, Big Run, died Saturday, July 14, 2012, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born June 15, 1922, in Henderson Township, Jefferson County, a son of the late Harry Franklin and Cora Marie (Davis) Pifer.
Sept. 20, 1946, he married the former Avanell Clouser, who survives.
Mr. Pifer was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a Tec 4, during World War II in the 84th Infantry Division. He received a Bronze Star and was in the Battle of the Bulge and various other campaigns in the European Theater.
He was a member of the Paradise United Church of Christ.
Ruby I. Ryen, 91, formerly of Rossiter (Canoe Township), died awaiting the second coming of Jesus Thursday, July 12, 2012, at Springfield Regional Medical Center, Springfield, Ohio.
She was born May 25, 1921, in Canoe Township, a daughter of the late Winfield and Twila Stiver.Â
While she lived most of her life on the same property where she was born, she spent the last four years of her life in Springfield, Ohio, living near her family.Â After moving to Springfield, she always missed the hills and countryside of Pennsylvania.
Melvin James Neal, 77, Erie, formerly of Rossiter, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2012, at the PA Soldiers & Sailors Home.
He was born June 27, 1935, in Rossiter, a son of the late Carl and Helen Neal.
He was married to his wife of 42 years, Henrietta â€śHedyâ€ť Neal, who survives.
Mr. Neal was a member of the New Apostolic Church and was employed with Benjamin Coal Co., and then self-employed in excavating prior to retirement.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean War, and was past president and life member of the American Legion in Rossiter.
John T. Williams, 93, formerly of Corry, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at the Compassionate Home Care.
He was born Feb. 25, 1919, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Orrin and May (Glass) Williams.
July 3, 1939, in Winchester, Va., he married Marian A. Crawford Williams, who survives.
Mr. Williams was raised and educated in Punxsutawney and graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1936.
He moved to Corry in 1941. He worked for Aero Supply and later worked in the finishing department at Associated Springs-Barnes Group for 34-and-a-half years until his retirement in 1981.
Velma L. Hollenbaugh, 86, DuBois, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
She was born June 6, 1926, in McCalmont Township, a daughter of the late John W. and Edith L. (Uplinger) Hollenbaugh.
Miss Hollenbaugh was a homemaker and member of the Bollinger Bible Church in Reynoldsville, where she was the former organist and pianist. She also enjoyed gardening.
Surviving relatives include three nieces and a nephew.