Archive - Obituary
September 20th, 2012
James D. Rowles, 71, Troutville, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Punxsutawney.
He was born on Jan. 9, 1941, in Grampian, a son of the late John and Wilma (Lee) Rowles.
He was active in the East Branch Camp and enjoyed hunting, fishing, the outdoors and his dog, Hunter.
He retired from Greenwich Collieries in Cherry Tree after 25 years of service to the company.
Sally Lou Whitesell, 85, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Jan. 31, 1927, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late George Clarence and Maude Marie (Reesman) Hanley.
On April 9, 1944, she married William Lee Whitesell, Sr.; he preceded her in death on Dec. 9, 2000.
Sally knew what being a good mother and grandmother was all about; she enjoyed cookouts, making Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners and just spending time with her family.
She also enjoyed wood crafts and getting out to eat or to go shopping.
John Levy, 79, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois.
He was born Aug. 24, 1933, in Reynoldsville, a son of the late Ben and Julia (Redding) Levy.
On Nov. 24, 1955, he married Rita (Johns) Levy, who survives.
He was a veteran of the US Army and served overseas.
He was the co-owner of Jefferson Wholesale Grocery Company, where he worked his entire life.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, billiards, reading the Bible, watching movies and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Bertha M. Dubensky, 92, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Jan. 29, 1920, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Antonio and Angelina Fernichio, and was the last surviving member of her family.
On June 5, 1937, she married Fred Dubensky, who preceded her in death on April 30, 1996.
She was a member of SS.C.D. Church.
Mrs. Dubensky worked as a supervisor at Punxsutawney Sportswear for 24 years and retired after 50 years as Judge of Elections for the Board of Elections.
She enjoyed bingo and cooking.
Germaine "Gerrie" Boschini Dubensky, 75, a resident of Toby Terrace in Brockway, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 4, 1936, in DuBois, a daughter of the late Louis and Adele (Kolash) Boschini.
She was a member at St. Tobias in Brockway.
Gerrie was a member of the S.O.I Club in Brockway and the Eagles Club in Falls Creek.
She was a past member of the Jefferson County Democratic Committee.
She also enjoyed swimming, walking, being outdoors and going to camp.
She was a Mary Kay Cosmetic consultant.
Nora B. (Lake) Barclay, 93, of Chalk, Hill, Pa., a great lady, went home to be with her Lord and Savior.
She served others rather than herself.
Nora was born June 11, 1919, in Elliottsville, Pa., a daughter of Walter Lake and Sarah (Stanton) Lake.
She was a member of the Chalk Hill Methodist Church.
Ronald Maxwell McGregor, 74, of Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born May 6, 1938, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Wayne Maxwell McGregor and Evelyn Louise (McDivitt) McGregor.
Ronald is survived by his wife of 50 years, Novelda "Val" (Taylor ) McGregor, of Punxsutawney.
He owned and operated McGregor Industries Inc.
Ron loved traveling with his wife and spending time in the Outer Banks in North Carolina.
Martha F. Lovelace, 96, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at her home.
She was born on May 8, 1916, in Mahaffey, a daughter of the late George F. and Martha Ann Davidson.
On Dec. 30, 1941, she married Thomas L. Lovelace, who preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 1986.
She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, church, being with her family, cooking, reading her Bible, and word puzzles.
James L. "Larry" Wright, 72, of Mahaffey, passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Wright was born July 1, 1940, in Clearfield, a son of the late Ross J. Wright and Mae F. (Bouch) Wright.
He married Edna C.(Hollen) Wright, who survives, of Mahaffey.
Larry was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church in Punxsutawney.
Before retirement, he was the owner and operator of J. L. Wright Backhoe Rentals in Virginia. He also worked for Washington Gas & Light Co. in Washington, D.C.
Ellen J. Strouse, 77, of West Weber Avenue, DuBois, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on April 8, 1935, in Soldier, Pa., a daughter of the late William and Martina (Sloan) Leiberton.
On Aug. 3, 1963, in Reynoldsville, she married Paul P. â€śHawkeyâ€ť Strouse. He preceded her in death in 2006.
Mrs. Strouse worked for Shop-n-Save for 10 years and the Litts Club for 20 years.
She was a member of the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, where she was one of the original members of the Ladies of Saint Joseph.