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July 15th, 2012

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.

July 9th

Joseph Peter Pascuzzo, 90

July 9, 2012

Joseph Peter Pascuzzo, 90, Flint, Mich., died Saturday, July 7, 2012, at his home.

He was born March 29, 1922, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Philip and Margaret (Marzonie) Pascuzzo.

June 21, 1947, he married Joan L. Rohner, who survives, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flint.

Mr. Pascuzzo retired from the Flint School Board in 1985, where he was also known as “Mr. Joe."

He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, and was a veteran of the AAA Fast Pitch Softball League of Flint for many years.

He was an avid Detroit Tigers fan.

July 6th

Joseph Anthony Bianco, 75

July 6, 2012

Joseph Anthony Bianco, 75, Heilwood, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at home.

He was born Feb. 25, 1937, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Gigliotti) Bianco.

July 4, 1964, he married his beloved wife, Rosemary (Conway) Bianco, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Bianco obtained a bachelor’s degree from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1963; a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1973; and a doctorate degree from Nova University in 1986.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from 1956 until 1962.

July 4th

Bernard (Ben) J. Marasco, 79

July 4, 2012

Bernard (Ben) J. Marasco, 79, of Santa Maria, Calif., died Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

He was born Aug. 8, 1932, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Rosario and Josephine (Serian) Marasco.

Jan. 30, 1954, he married the former Carol O'Leary, daughter of John and Winifred O'Leary.

Mr. Marasco attended elementary school in Walston and graduated from Ss. Cosmas & Damian High School in 1950.

He attended St. Vincent College in Latrobe for one year, then transferred to Gannon University in Erie and was a member of the first graduating class of the School of Engineering in 1955.

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