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July 17th, 2012

Bertha Mae Dinger, 90

July 17, 2012

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

July 17, 2012

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.

July 16th

Betty Louise Reesman, 75

July 16, 2012

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.

July 15th

Max E. Pifer Sr., 90

July 15, 2012

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.

July 13th

Ruby I. Ryen, 91

July 13, 2012

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. 

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. After moving to Springfield, she always missed the hills and countryside of Pennsylvania.

July 12th

Melvin James Neal, 77

July 12, 2012

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 “Hedy” 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

July 12, 2012

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.

July 11th

Velma L. Hollenbaugh, 86

July 11, 2012

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.

Terry David Hollenbaugh, 48

July 11, 2012

Terry David Hollenbaugh, 48, of Dayton, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

After a valiant fight with cancer, Terry was called home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

He was born Dec. 14, 1963, in Punxsutawney, a son of Toby and Anna (Travis)Hollenbaugh.

He was a carpenter for Hollenbaugh Construction.

He was a member of the National Rifle Association.

He attended the Dora Evangelical Church in Dora.

He was married to Paulina (Cruz-Carter) Hollenbaugh, who survives.

July 10th

Terry Hollenbaugh, 48

July 10, 2012

Terry Hollenbaugh, 48, R.D. 1 Dayton, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Richard L. Fait Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

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