Archive - Obituary
February 20th, 2013
Darlene De Voe Fairman, 72, of Hamilton, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in Hospice of Hamilton in Hamilton, Ohio.
She was born in Punxsutawney on April 12, 1940, the daughter of Darrell and Ruth (DeVoe) Burns. She married Raymond Fairman on Feb. 10, 1962, in Dallas, Texas, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 2012.
She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church (Hamilton, Ohio), where she had been active and chairwoman of many committees.
Kathryn J. Snyder, 81, of Champion, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Renaissance North.
She was born July 25, 1931. in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Dallas Milliron and the late Lucy Burkett Milliron.
She married Ronald Snyder on June 7, 1950.
She attended the Church at Warren and loved her church family.
She was employed as a press operator at Packard Electric for 20 years.
Kathryn was a God-loving woman, and she had a very gentle heart.
Cecile A. Remaley, 95, Brookville, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.
She was born July 17, 1917, in Gaskill Township, a daughter of the late Mashal and Amelia (Cravener) States.
She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Brookville.
She worked at Speer Carbon and then worked as a housemother at an
orphanage in Chambersburg, Pa.
Surviving relatives include two sons, Ronald W. Remaley and wife Barbara of Everett, Pa., and Edward L. Remaley of Brookville; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren.
Cecelia E. (Baran) Benzie, 85, formerly of Burnside, Pa., died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.
The daughter of Stanley Baran and Catherine (Ranevitch AKA Rentovich) Baran, she was born on Nov. 22, 1927, in Valier, Pa.
Ceceliaâ€™s father came from Poland and was a veteran of World War I.
Cecelia was baptized at Ss. Cosmas and Damian in Punxsutawney on Dec. 11, 1927.
She was a graduate of the Punxsutawney High School, Class of 1945.
At the age of 17, Cecelia was awarded a Certificate of Merit to Art Instruction, Inc.
Margaret Agnes Holes, 90, of Mahaffey, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at her home in Mahaffey.
She was born Nov. 28, 1922, in Madera, Pa., a daughter of John Alexander and Suzie (Davis) Alexander.
She was a lifelong member of McPherron C&MA Church.
She was a graduate of Madera High School.
Mrs. Holes was a homemaker and loved to crochet, quilt and spoil her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
James R. McKee, 83, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
He was born Feb. 22, 1929, in Mahaffey, a son of the late James A. and Isabel Mae (Hall) McKee.
He was first married to Norma (Allenbaugh) McKee, who preceded him in death on Jan. 19, 1991.
He then married Isabel M. (Kaufman) McKee, who also preceded him in death, on May 15, 1998.
He was a member of the English Lutheran Church.
He served in the U.S. Army and received the Berlin Air Lift Medal during his service.
He then served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, where he received the Purple Heart.
Mervin W. Jordan, 101, Covode, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at his home.
He was born on Nov. 5, 1911, in Covode, a son of the late John and Minnie (Wachob) Jordan.
On March 3, 1941, he married Margaret (States) Jordan, who survives.
He was a member of the Covode United Methodist Church.
He enjoyed farming, dogs, family, growing zinnias and gardening.
He was a truck driver for many different employers and companies.
Irene C. Hopkins, 88, Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Mahoning Riverside Manor, Punxsutawney.
She was born July 10, 1924, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Hannon) McCullough.
She was married to James M. â€śHoppyâ€ť Hopkins, who preceded her in death on April 29, 2008.
She was a member of the SS.C.D. Roman Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.
She was a great wife, homemaker and beloved mother to all her children and grandchildren.
She was brought into this world to do what she knew best, and that was to love her husband and children.
Robert A. Hoffman, 80, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at home.
He was born Aug. 3, 1932, in Moulton, Texas, the son of the late Virgil and Mary (Filip) Hoffman.
He married Linda (Lellock) Hoffman on July 3, 1957.
He worked as a driller for Petty Geophysical, the Dowell Company and Perry Drilling.
He also was employed as a Service Manager for Lellock Motors.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean War.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Punxsutawney.
Georjean Brady, 71, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at home.
She was born Nov. 17, 1941, in Stump Creek, a daughter of the late Fred â€śBarneyâ€ť and Mary (Magolis) Quashnock.
On May 26, 1962, she married William C. Brady. He survives.
She was a loving wife and mother.
She enjoyed fishing with her husband, painting, arts and crafts, crocheting and her friends at the Senior Center.
Georjean was named the Jefferson County Senior Corps-RSVP top volunteer for February in 2012, by Community Action, Inc.