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April 17th, 2012

Beatrice Marie (Snyder/Minich) Gray, 94

April 17, 2012

Beatrice Marie (Snyder/Minich) Gray, 94, Plumville, formerly of Porter Township, went to be with her Lord Monday, April 16, 2012, at her residence surrounded by her family.

She was born Nov. 29, 1917, in Erie, the eldest daughter of John Wesley and Emma Virginia (Gray) Snyder.

Beatrice was a devoted Christian who, over her lifetime, was active in a number of churches and organizations. In recent years, these included the Wesleyan Methodist Church of Sagamore, God’s Missionary Church of Millmont, Colton Wesleyan Church of Colton, N.Y., and Penn View Bible Institute of Penns Creek.

Virginia A. “Ginny” MacKenzie, 87

April 17, 2012

Virginia A. “Ginny” MacKenzie, 87, Punxsutawney, died Monday, April 16, 2012, at Dubois Nursing Home.

She was born Feb. 28, 1925, in Anita, a daughter of the late Elmer C. and Alberta M. (Brown) Anderson.

Nov. 16, 1946, she married Robert J. MacKenzie, who preceded her in death.

She was a member of the St. Peters United Church of Christ.

She formerly lived in Philadelphia and resided in Sarasota, Fla., six months out of the year.

Mrs. MacKenzie was a member of the Punxsutawney Country Club and enjoyed playing bridge.

April 16th

Orelle Lucille (Harriger) Hise, 92

April 16, 2012

Orelle Lucille (Harriger) Hise, 92, of Fryburg, formerly of Punxsutawney (Coolspring), died Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Athens Regional Medical Center, in Athens, Tenn.

She was taken ill in December while visiting with her sister in Decatur.

She was born on the family farm July 14, 1919, a daughter of the late Arthur E. and Barbara Susanna Elizabeth (Frederick) Harriger.

April 15th

Dalza Z. (Bortz) Petroff, 90

April 15, 2012

Dalza Z. (Bortz) Petroff, 90, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Dec. 23, 1921, a daughter of the late B. Alex and Alma Zae (Means) Bortz.

Jan. 13, 1952, she married George A. Petroff, who preceded her in death Oct. 11, 2001.

She was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.

She was a homemaker, and her interests included visiting with people over the phone and praying for their needs.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

April 13th

Richard David Good, 67

April 13, 2012

Richard David Good, 67, Punxsutawney, died Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012, in Okeechobee, Fla., his winter home, surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born July 29, 1944, in Punxsutawney, a son of Betty J. (Reese) Good, who survives, of Kittanning, and the late Eincel M. Good.

He was a 1962 graduate of Dayton High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean War.

Mr. Good worked as field service technician for Femco Machine Co. for several years and retired from the South Bend Lime Stone Quarry, near Shelocta, as a mechanic.

Paul E. Kennis, 85

April 13, 2012

Paul E. Kennis, 85, Sykesville, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at DRMC after a short illness.

He was born June 29, 1926, in Sykesville, a son of the late Peter and Mary (Gilga) Kennis.

He was married to Ruth (Zimmerman) Kennis, who preceded him in death in 2007.

Mr. Kennis attended Sykesville School and was self-employed as a farmer.

He attended the Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church in Sykesville and was a member of Knights of Columbus of DuBois, the Sykesville Fire Department and the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.

Mr. Kennis lived in the area all of his life.

Wayne Lee Harp, 87

April 13, 2012

Wayne Lee Harp, 87, Summerville, died Friday, April 13, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born May 18, 1924, in Clarion, a son of the late Oscar Jonathan and Edna (Lyle) Harp.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, in which he earned the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, the Good Conduct Medal with five bronze stars, the World War II Victory Medal and the American Campaign Medal.

Jan. 27, 1948, he married the former Sara Olive Kiehl, who survives. The couple just celebrated their 64th anniversary.

April 11th

Diane M. Nagy, 52

April 11, 2012

Diane M. Nagy, 52, Punxsutawney, died Monday, April 9, 2012, at UPMC-Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

She was born Nov. 16, 1959, a daughter of Gabriel Caraboolad and the late Barbara (Kassouf) Caraboolad.

July 6, 1980, she married Dale Nagy, who survives.

April 10th

Robert Wayne "Corney" Johnson Sr., 86

April 10, 2012

Robert Wayne "Corney" Johnson Sr., 86, Millcreek, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012, after a long illness.

He was born Dec. 15, 1925, in Bells Landing, Clearfield Township, a son of the late Wayne and Wanda (Hatch) Johnson.

For 68 years, he was married to Eleanor White Johnson, who survives.

He attended Mahaffey High School in Clearfield County and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

April 9th

Esther E. Gray, 87

April 9, 2012

Esther E. Gray, 87, DuBois, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012, at the DuBois Nursing Home.

She was born Dec. 4, 1924, in Paradise, a daughter of the late John and Iva (Green) Reed.

During World War II, she was an airplane riveter in Buffalo, N.Y.

Jan. 12, 1946, she married William Gray, who preceded her in death in 1998.

During her marriage, Mrs. Gray worked at Brockway Glass, BF Goodrich, Jefferson Electronics, Sears and Riverside.

She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church for 30 years, as well as the P.T.A. and Meals on Wheels.

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