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September 17th, 2014

Dennis J. “DJ” Vettenburg, 74

September 17, 2014

Dennis J. “DJ” Vettenburg, 74, of Chord Road in Corry, Pa., died on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at his residence.

He was born on Oct. 22, 1939, in Corry, Pa., a son of the late John and Virginia Laird Vettenburg.

DJ was raised and educated in Corry, graduating from Corry Area High School. As a young man, he served two years with the US Army. Over the years, DJ lived in several areas, including Corry, Frewsburg, New York, and Live Oak, Florida.

September 16th

Jeffrey Alan Carlson, 42

September 16, 2014

Jeffrey Alan Carlson, 42, of Dayton, passed away on Sept. 14, 2014, at his residence.

He was born on April 19, 1972, to Carl and Julia (Turk) Carlson in DuBois.

Jeffrey worked as a manager for Advance Auto Parts in Kittanning. He graduated from Jeff Tech - DuBois.

He was a member of the Harvest Community Church of Indiana. Jeffrey had a passion for his sport bike. He enjoyed hunting, kayaking and helping others in the community. Jeffrey organized the Advance Auto Parts Car, Truck and Bike Show. He was also blessed by being a future grandfather.

Esther I. Miller, 88

September 16, 2014

Esther I. Miller, 88, formerly of Frostburg, Pa., where she lived for years until her son’s death, died on July 31, 2014.

She was born on Nov. 5, 1925.

Esther is survived by her children, Carl R. Miller, Jr. and Carol A. Mott, both of Rochester, New York; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and nine brothers and sisters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl R. Miller, Sr., and a son, Robert A. Miller of Frostburg.

A graveside prayer service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Frostburg Cemetery.

Albert Dan Seger, 81

September 16, 2014

Albert Dan Seger, a longtime resident of the town of Niagara, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at home, while receiving care from Niagara Hospice. He was 81. He was born in Banks Township, Indiana County, Pa., on June 1, 1933, the son of Oren Lee and Kiziah (Brunner) Seger.

H. Robert Bickerstaff, 76

September 16, 2014

H. Robert Bickerstaff, “Chaplain Bob,” ascended to meet his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sept. 15, 2014, at home, surrounded by his loving family.

Born Aug. 21, 1938 in Jeanette, Pa., to Harry and Hazel Bickerstaff, he married Sally Sexton on Feb. 2, 1963 in Cochranton, Pa.

Bob is survived by his wife, Sally; three children, Jana Bickerstaff of

September 14th

Rita Mae Richardson, 85

September 14, 2014

Rita Mae Richardson, 85, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mrs. Richardson was born April 21, 1929, in DuBois, a daughter of the late Fred and Ida (Johnston) Wells.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Richardson.
Rita was a member of the Canoe Ridge Church of God.

She loved polka, and was a member of the Polka Club. She also loved bowling, sewing, dancing and her beloved dog “Daisy Mae.”

Evelyn K. Haines, 95

September 14, 2014

Evelyn K. Haines, 95, of Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mrs. Haines was born Dec. 4, 1918, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Jacob and Sadie (Wolfe) Kromer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Byron B. Haines, on Dec. 23, 1981. They were married Oct. 31, 1941.

September 10th

Mary Catherine Fleming

September 10, 2014

Mary Catherine Fleming, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Punxsutawney, she was the daughter of the late Joseph U. Rowbottom and E. Bonita (Ackerd) Rowbottom.

On Aug. 27, 1950, she married Robert B. Fleming. He preceded her in death on Nov. 6, 1997.

Mary was an excellent cook and baker. Her biggest enjoyment was her family and children.

September 9th

John Francis Orsich, 47

September 9, 2014

John Francis Orsich, 47, of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 at his home.

John was born Aug. 8, 1967, in Punxsutawney, a son of Alice (Kaza) Orsich of Punxsutawney, who survives, and the late Frank Orsich.

He was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Church in Punxsutawney.

John was employed by Goodwill Industries in the Punxsy retail store.

September 7th

Theresa V. Garzoni, 91

September 7, 2014

Theresa V. Garzoni, 91, formerly of 119 Garzoni Road, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

She was born May 29, 1923, in Anita, a daughter of the late Theodore and
Angelina (Pellegrino) Maruca.

On Nov. 22, 1947, she married Richard A. Garzoni, who preceded her in death on Sept. 29, 2012.

She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Anita, Pa.

She was formerly employed by Maruca’s Grocery Store, the Jefferson County Courthouse and Rola Jensen.

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