Archive - Obituary
June 11th, 2012
Theodore Meko, 92, Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born Oct. 22, 1919, in DeLancey, a son of the late Michael and Catherine (Sivanich) Meko.
He was a veteran of the National Guard since 1940 and the U.S. Army, having served during World War II with the 190 Field Artillery, Battery B.
He was a member of the St. Peter & Paul Byzantine Church and the Punxsutawney Eagles.
May 11, 1946, he married Elizabeth E. "Eileen" (Beggs) Meko, who survives, originally of Larne, United Kingdom.
Bertha Froese Enns Anthony, 97, died June 10, 2012, at home.
She was born Oct. 2, 1914, in Rosenort, East Manitoba, Canada, but grew up near Brownsville, Texas, after moving to the United States as a child.
She graduated from Brownsville High School, where she was crowned Homecoming Queen her senior year.
June 15, 1933, she married Mark Alexander Anthony, who preceded her in death in 1983.
Shortly after her marriage, Mrs. Anthony moved to Pennsylvania and lived the rest of her life in the Rochester Mills area.
Mona Mae Pearce, 79, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center in Punxsutawney.
She was born June 13, 1932, in Juneau, a daughter of the late Howard and Margaret (Palmer) Hartzfeld.
She was married to Francis W. Pearce and Norman H. Pearce, both of whom preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Pearce was a member of the Chestnut Grove Independent Church of Punxsutawney.
Parnell Grant Reed, 89, Punxsutawney, died Friday, June 8, 2012, at DRMC, DuBois.
He was born Aug. 29, 1922, in Timblin, a son of the late Robert and Leona (Wonderling) Reed.
Dec. 24, 1941, he married Iona Grace (Hawk) Reed, who preceded him in death Dec. 25, 2007. They were married for 66 years.
Mr. Reed worked in the coal mines in the early part of their marriage, and was then employed by the B&O and the C&O railroads as a brakeman until his retirement after 38 years of service.
Mary E. London, 89, of Cortland, Ohio, formerly of Oliveburg, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, Ohio, after a recent fall at home.
She was born March 3, 1923, in Oliveburg, a daughter of the late Norman and Fern (Mitchell) Dinger Sr.
June 27, 1942, she married Paul E. London, who preceded her in death Sept. 19, 1996.
She enjoyed baking, working in the garden and spending time with her family.
Irene Catherine â€śCathyâ€ť Ruth Hamner, 66, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at home.
She was born Nov. 7, 1945, in Ligonier, a daughter of the late John and Elsie (Queer) Brown.
Sept. 22, 1972, she married Ronald E. Hamner, who survives.
Mrs. Hamner attended the Assembly of God Church, and she enjoyed her family and bluegrass music.
Irene Elizabeth Meterko, 84, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
She was born Sept. 4, 1927, at home in Bell Township, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Melechik) Carol. She lived her entire life on the family property where she was born.
June 25, 1949, she married William Henry Meterko, who survives.
Her husband said that she was the greatest woman that he has ever known.
They would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary this year.
Harry A. Young, 78, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
He was born Jan. 10, 1934, in DuBois, a son of the late John and Priscilla (Charlton) Young.
Dec. 1, 1955, he married Barbara Ann (Broecker) Young, who survives.
Mr. Young worked as a driller for the coal industry, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and his dog, Shadow.
Richard Earl Shotts, 55, Rural Valley, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2012.
He was born Nov. 17, 1956, in Kittanning, a son of Dorothy (McCausland) Shotts, who survives, and the late Lynn Murray Shotts, who preceded him in death Dec. 31, 2008.
May 27, 1978, he married Candice (Cooper) Shotts, who survives.
Mr. Shotts worked in the maintenance department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and was a retired coal miner.
He was a member of local Union No. 488 and the National and PA Trappers Associations.
Irene Catherine Ruth Hamner, 66, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at home.
Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Shumaker Funeral Home Inc.