Archive - Obituary
August 27th, 2012
Betty Kathryn (Hoffman) Philliber, 97, Punxsutawney, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Jan. 30, 1915, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Orvis C. and Nancy Bell (McAnulty) Hoffman.
Nov. 15, 1941, she married Robert Spencer Philliber, who preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 1973.
Mrs. Philliber was a retired school teacher from the Punxsutawney Area School District. She also served for many years on the Board of Directors of Hoffman Diamond Products, her fatherâ€™s business.
Frances Elda Visniesky, 91, of Lancaster, N.Y., died August 15, 2012, at Maplewood Nursing Home in Lancaster, N.Y.
She was born Aug. 9, 1921, in McCalmont Township, the daughter of Paul and Aquelina Marie.
She was married to Andrew Visniesky, who preceded her in death.
She was a loving mother and grandmother.
Surviving relatives include three children, Stella and Ronald Golba, Judy and Chester Visniesky and Janet and Andrew Visniesky of Lancaster, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Shirley A. Barnoff, 77, Anita, died Sunday Aug. 19, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Jan. 11, 1935, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Preston and Rose Lewis.
Nov. 21, 1959, she married Richard C. Barnoff, who preceded her in death on March 3, 1998.
Surviving relatives include two daughters, Brenda Easton and husband David of Anita and Karen Fetterhoff and husband Quinley of Smicksburg; two granddaughters, Stephanie Ansinger and Crystal Wooten; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
Frances Magdalene Manco, 92, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at Mahoning Riverside Manor.
She was born Nov. 3, 1919, in Adrian, a daughter of the late Samuel and Johanna (Canton) Caridi.
Oct. 3, 1942, she married Santo Manco, who preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 2002.
She was a former organist for St. Adrianâ€™s Church and taught piano lessons in the Punxsutawney area for more than 35 years.
She loved art and music and all things domestic: cooking, baking, knitting and crocheting.
Joseph L. "Bud" Hottel, 80, of Warren, Pa., died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at Warren Manor in Warren.
He was born Dec. 25, 1931, in Brookville, a son of the late Lowell O. Hottel and Helen G. (Snyder) Hottel-Brown.
He was a licensed practical nurse at Warren State Hospital.
Mr. Hottel was raised by his grandparents, James and Elva Snyder.
Surviving relatives include a sister, Joyce Thomas of Punxsutawney; and a brother, Donald E. Hottel of Westerville, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Hottel and Eugene Hottel; and a sister, Judith E. Hottel.
Meredith Means, 85, of Orlando, Fla., died Thursday, July 26, 2012, at her home.
She was born April 13, 1927, in Frostburg, Pa., a daughter of the late Clyde and Minnie (Newbold) Means.
She completed her medical training in histology in Boston, Mass., and was employed as a medical technician with various practices in Maryland, Washington, D.C., California, Texas and Florida during her working career.
Surviving relatives include a sister, Ruth Bixler of Vail, Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Phyllis E. Swineford, 88, of Airport Rd., Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at McKinley Health Center.
She was born Sept. 4, 1923, in Jefferson County, the daughter of William Wyant and Ruth Armstrong Wyant.
Sept. 13, 1941, in Punxsutawney, she married Harry W. "Filse" Swineford, who preceded her in death March 13, 1996.
Phyllis was a homemaker and was known as a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Agnes M. Grusky, 90, of Johnstown, formerly of New Alexandria, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 17, 1921, in Glen Campbell, Pa., to the late Stanley and Mary (Charculla) Brink.
Agnes was a member of St. James Roman Catholic Church in New Alexandria and its Rosary Altar Society.Â She prayed the Rosary faithfully, and enjoyed country music, polkas, cards, and going to casinos and playing bingo.Â She will be sadly missed be her family and friends.
John James Collier Jr., 28, of Rossiter, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.
He was born Nov. 9, 1983, in Punxsutawney, a son of John J. Collier Sr. and Linda (Bair) Collier, both of whom survive.
He was a roofer by trade.
He enjoyed time with his friends and family, and he also enjoyed hunting, fishing, music and playing with the family pet, Cody.
Robert Leonard â€śBudâ€ť Mangioni, 72, of Big Run, died Friday, Aug, 10, 2012, at Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born April 9, 1940, in Punxsutawney, one of 14 children of Leonard and Gladys (Campbell) Mangioni.
The love of his life and best friend was Elsie (Himes) Yeager, who preceded him in death on Oct. 29, 1992.
He enjoyed his family and grandchildren.
His grandchildren called him â€śa funny grandpa,â€ť because, at 71 years old, he still did cartwheels and headstands at their birthday parties.
Bud enjoyed tinkering around with televisions and tractors.