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September 26th, 2012

Glenn O. Snyder, 97

September 26, 2012

Glenn O. Snyder, 97, of Mayport (North Freedom), died on Tuesday evening, Sept. 25, 2012, at the Clarion Hospital.

He was born on January 26, 1915, in Ringgold Township, Jefferson County, the son of James C. and Otie E. (Wise) Snyder.

He married Geraldine L. (Miller) on Sept. 26, 1936, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 13, 1985.

Andrew M. Wheeler, 92

September 26, 2012

Andrew M. Wheeler, 92, husband of Anna (Whitfield) Wheeler, formerly of Anita and Reynoldsville, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois, where he had been a resident for more than four years.

Born in DuBois on Nov. 5, 1919, he was the son of the late Andrew and Mate (Murdoch) Wheeler.

Andy retired after many years as a machinist with the National Rubber Manufacturing Company in Akron, Ohio, making parts used in the construction of tires. After retirement, he moved from his home in Salem, Ohio, to the Whitfield Farm near Anita.

Philena S. (Chappell) Stebbins, 100

September 26, 2012

Mrs. Philena S. (Chappell) Stebbins, 100, of Indiana, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012.

She was born Feb. 28, 1912, in Belvedere, N.C., the daughter of Carrie and Emma Frances Chappell.

Attending Nyack College, Nyack, N.Y. in 1929, Philena met her late husband, Rev. John E. Stebbins Sr., and together they ministered for some 50 years in the Christian and Missionary Alliance Churches, with 42 of those years at Mahaffey and Burnside, Pa.

September 25th

Eleanor "Ellie" M. Havrilla, 80

September 25, 2012

Eleanor "Ellie" M. Havrilla, 80, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at home.

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney.

Karen Lynn Shaffer, 54

September 25, 2012

Karen Lynn Shaffer, 54, of Glen Campbell, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Feb. 3, 1958, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late Sam and Ellen Marie Haslego.

She was married to Theodore Shaffer, who survives.

In addition to her husband, surviving relatives include a son, Scott Mohney; and a brother, Dusty Haslego, both of Punxsutawney; and two granddaughters.

At the family's request, there will be no visitation, and services will be at the convenience of the family.

September 24th

Vernon Carl Snyder, 67

September 24, 2012

Vernon Carl Snyder, 67, of Winder, Georgia, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in Winder.

He was born Aug. 15, 1945, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Carl Albert and Edna Florence (Brocious) Snyder.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict.

In April 2000, he married Dolly Burkett-Lingenfelter, who survives.

Vern was a member of the Winder First United Methodist Church in Winder.

His hobby was operating the Ham Radio.

He enjoyed his cats, especially his cat O’Malley.

September 23rd

Horace M. Steele, 91

September 23, 2012

Horace M. Steele, 91, of Marion Center, went to be with the Lord on Friday Sept. 21, 2012, while surrounded by his family.

He was born in 1921 to Lester D. and Mary (Hopkins) Steele in Rayne Township, Indiana County.

Horace was a much-loved member of the Gilgal Presbyterian Church in Marion Center, where he taught Sunday School, served as a Trustee, an Elder and Clerk of Session.

He was a member of Gilgal Cemetery Association, member and treasurer of Mahoning Cemetery Association, Rochester Mills Rod and Gun Club and Rochester Mills International Order of Odd Fellows Association.

Raymond A. Smochek, 84

September 23, 2012

Raymond A. Smochek, 84, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at Hillsdale Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Hillsdale, Pa.

He was born Oct. 1, 1927, in Mahaffey, a son of the late Frank and Rose (Mrozek) Smochek.

On Oct. 3, 1949, he married Anna (Gresock) Smochek, who survives, and they were married for 62 years.

He was the last remaining member of his family.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

September 21st

Grace A. Priester Brown, 89

September 21, 2012

Grace A. Priester Brown, 89, of North East, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, peacefully surrounded by her family.

She was born Dec. 18, 1922, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Charles and Cora Priester.

Grace married Robert D. Brown in January 1942 and moved to North East in 1950.

She previously worked at several local restaurants and retired from A&B Service in 2005.

Her hobbies included gardening, traveling and always caring for her family. She was well known for her pies.

Grace was a longtime member of the South Harborcreek United Methodist Church.

September 20th

John A. Mallory, 92

September 20, 2012

John A. Mallory, 92, of Montoursville, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in ManorCare South, Williamsport. 

He was born Aug. 6, 1920, in Heilwood, Pa., a son of the late Robert and Elva (McCarty) Mallory.

John married Norma (McClure) in 1943, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 19, 2008.

He served in the Air Force and was a veteran of World War II.

He was retired from Sylvania.

John was a charter member and helped organize the beginning of the First Christian Church of Montoursville.

He was very active in the Church and also served as an Elder.

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