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May 21st, 2014

Albert D. Raffetto, 93

May 21, 2014

Albert D. Raffetto, 93, of Pleasant Gap, Pa., passed away on May 18, 2014, at home, surrounded by his family.

He was born on May 5, 1921, in Punxsutawney, to the late Frederick J. Raffetto and Jenny C. Bonini Raffetto.

He graduated in 1939 from Saints Cosmas and Damian High School in Punxsutawney and served in the United States Army during World War II.

In 1942, he married Jean Jordan, who preceded him in death in April 2010.

Albert was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Bellefonte, Pa., and was also a life member of the B.P.O.E., Bellefonte Lodge.

Patricia A. Cressley, 61

May 21, 2014

Patricia A. Cressley, 61, Rochester Mills, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at home, after a two-year battle with brain cancer.

She was born April 26, 1953, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Paul I. “Ike” Mottorn and June (McGaughey) Mottorn, who survives.

On June 26, 1971, she married Fred A. Cressley, who survives.

She was a member of the Juneau United Methodist Church.

She worked as the CFO for DuBois Regional Medical Center for five years and has worked at DRMC for more than 25 years as a C.P.A.

She graduated summa cum laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

May 20th

James Dale Wells, Sr., 78

May 20, 2014

James Dale Wells, Sr., 78, of Nassau County, Florida, passed away Friday, May 16, 2014.

He was born Sept. 2, 1935, in DuBois, a son of the late Fred and Ida L. (Johnston) Wells.

James was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia June Wells, on Dec. 19, 2013.

He was a member of the Gateway to Life Church in Hilliard, Florida.

He owned and operated numerous restaurants in his early years.

The past 30 years, he owned J.D. Wells Auto Sales in Hilliard, Florida, and enjoyed working on cars and going to car auctions with his son, J.D. Wells, Jr., who now operates the business.

May 19th

Irene Pearce, 83

May 19, 2014

Irene Pearce, 83, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at AM-PM Personal Care Home in Adrian.

She was born Jan. 17, 1931, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late Clair and Clara (Powell) Martz.

She married Clyde R. Evans, who preceded her in death.

She then married Harold R. Pearce, who died April 25, 2014.

She was a member of the Woodland Avenue United Methodist Church in Punxsutawney.

May 18th

Clyde Raymond Evans, 83

May 18, 2014

Clyde Raymond Evans, 92, of Brookville, died Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Mulberry Square in Punxsutawney.

He was born Nov. 19, 1921, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Wayne Boyd and Eva (Burkett) Evans.

Mr. Evans was a United States Army Veteran, having served during World War II.

He worked for TW Phillips for more than 30 years.

On June 21, 1981, he married Helen Louise Snyder. She survives and resides in Brookville.

His enjoyments were gardening, refurbishing old cars and welding. He also enjoyed football and baseball.

Judy Lundy, 71

May 18, 2014

Judy Lundy, 71, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 15, 2014, in Warren, with her family by her side.

She was born on Feb. 1, 1943, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late Paul and Mary London.

Judy graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School in 1961 and would go on to work for Lakeview Local Schools, where she was the secretary at Cortland Elementary.

She retired with more than 30 years of service to her community in 2009.

In her free time, Judy enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, knitting, reading, walking her dog, Molly, and watching sports on TV.

Kathryn Virginia Humble, 84

May 18, 2014

Kathryn Virginia Humble, 84, of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Dec. 28, 1929, in (MacGregor) Dayton, a daughter of the
late John William and Mary Violet (Hinderliter) Beck.

On May 1, 1944, she married John Jay Humble. He preceded her in death on March 9, 1990.

Mrs. Humble was a member of the Grange Church of God.

She enjoyed going to church, being with family, yard sales and watching “Little House on the Prairie” and “The Waltons.”

May 16th

Agnes L. "Babe" Perry, 81

May 16, 2014

Agnes L. Perry, 81, of Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, May 16, 2014, at Mahoning Riverside Manor.

Mrs. Perry was born July 22, 1932, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Walter T. Smouse, Sr. and Agnes (Rankin) Smouse.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Richard C. Perry.

Agnes was a member of the Albion United Methodist Church.

She and her husband, Richard, were the founders of Perry Drilling Co. of Frostburg.

She loved gardening and having Sunday dinner with her family.

May 15th

Anthony W. Augustino, 65

May 15, 2014

Anthony W. Augustino, 65, Wexford, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at UPMC Passavant, Pittsburgh.

He was born Nov. 1, 1948, in Camden, New Jersey, a son of John P. and Charlotte H. (Bramble) Augustino.

On Oct. 18, 1969, in Paulsboro, New Jersey, he married Barbara F. (Martz) Augustino, who survives.

He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in McCandless.

Anthony enjoyed woodworking, gardening, spending time with his grandchildren and coaching Little League.

He was a Colonel in the United States Marine Corps for 30 years.

May 14th

Marion C. Price, 85

May 14, 2014

Marion C. Price, 85, of Mahaffey, went home to the Lord, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at St. Andrews Village in Indiana.

Mrs. Price was born June 26, 1928, in Curwensville, a daughter of the late Herman and Maragert (Powell) Cleaver.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold T. Price.

Marion was a member and assisted in the founding of Cornerstone Worship Center in Indiana.

She worked for 40 years for Stanley Home Products before retirement.

She was a very loved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

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