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April 7th, 2014

Carmen M. Duttry, 95

April 7, 2014

Carmen M. Duttry, 95, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Curwensville, died on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the Mountain Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Clearfield.

He was born on Feb. 28, 1919, in Bloomington, a son of the late Franklin and Mae (Swatsworth) Duttry.

After 30 years of service, Mr. Duttry retired from Penelec, where he installed and read meters.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, Curwensville, where he served in the capacities of deacon and trustee.

Betty A. Mohney, 83

April 7, 2014

Betty A. Mohney, 83, of Batavia, N.Y., a medical secretary at the former Genesee Memorial Hospital in Batavia prior to her retirement in 1987, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Genesee County Nursing Home in Batavia, N.Y.

Mrs. Mohney was born June 1, 1930, in Dora, Pa., a daughter of the late William and Gladys (Delp) Knapp.

Her husband, Guy M. Mohney, died July 19, 2009.

April 6th

David E. McMasters, 66

April 6, 2014

David E. McMasters, 66, of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born May 5, 1947, in Spangler, Pa., the son of Earl R. and Shirley (Hollen) McMasters.

He was married to the former Beverly Peace, who survives.

He was a project manager in the construction industry.

He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.

He attended the Punxsutawney Alliance Church.

April 4th

Gladys Evelyn Gaston, 72

April 4, 2014

Gladys Evelyn Gaston, 72, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, April 4, 2014, at home with her loving family.

She was born July 8, 1941, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Forrest Clinton and Leatha Luella (Vasbinder) Milliron.

On May 16, 1959, she married Lawrence Ray "Amos" Gaston. He survives.

Gladys worked as a housekeeper at Mulberry Square for 20 years.

Her pride and joys were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and her two favorite cats, Toby and Jasper.

April 3rd

Robert “Dale” Walker, 79

April 3, 2014

Robert “Dale” Walker, 79, of Main St., Troutville, Pa., died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Christ the King Manor.

Born on Feb. 21, 1935, in Troutville, he was the son of the late John H. and Elizabeth (Stuller) Walker.

On Oct. 6, 1979, he married Gwendolyn Ruth (Mack) Walker. She survives.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during the Korean War. He served on the USS Severin and the USS Briarius.

Dale was a retired union mason.

He was a member of the Chestnut Grove Independent Church in Punxsutawney and enjoyed fishing and golfing.

Gayle A. Lines, 78

April 3, 2014

Gayle A. Lines, 78, DuBois, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014, at her home.

Born Dec. 10, 1935, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Viola M. (Madsen) Leavitt.

On Dec. 18, 1954, she married William H. Lines Sr. in DuBois. He passed away March 30, 2003.

Gayle graduated from Sandy High School in 1953. She prided herself on being a homemaker.

As a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, she enjoyed singing in the church choir.

March 31st

Van Stephen Harvey, 64

March 31, 2014

Van Stephen Harvey, 64, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, while vacationing in Cozumel, Mexico, with his family.

He was born Jan. 17, 1950, in Barnsboro, Pa., a son of Helen Ferensic Harvey Farmery and the late James Harvey.

On Dec. 8, 1973, he married Kay (Wehry) Harvey, who survives. They recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.

He owned and operated Harvey’s Plumbing and Heating for the past 43 years in the Punxsutawney area.

He was an avid reader and loved history, especially the Civil War era.

Randy Wayne Harp, 56

March 31, 2014

Randy Wayne Harp, 56, of Milford, Del., formerly of Punxsutawney, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del.

Randy was born in Punxsutawney, the son of Olive (Kiehl) Harp and the late Wayne Harp.

He was a graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School in 1975 and graduated from Clarion State College in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree of science in education.

In September of 1980, Randy married the love of his life, Beverly Susan
Hetrick.

March 30th

Terry "Rat" Smith, 65

March 30, 2014

Terry "Rat" Smith, 65, of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, surrounded by his loving family and friends.

He was born April 30, 1948, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Blair and Louise (Henneman) Smith.

He was married to the former Marian Troutman.

He was a truck driver.

He was a member of the Perry Township Fire Department and the Lindsey Fire Company.

He was a member of the Valier United Methodist Church.

William H. “Bill” Neville, 83

March 30, 2014

William H. “Bill” Neville, 83, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, March 29, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born Jan. 18, 1931, in Porter Township, Jefferson County, a son of the late Avery and Lola (McDonald) Neville.

On July 2, 1955, he married Patricia Ann (Sprankle) Neville, who preceded him in death on Oct. 25, 2007.

He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church of Punxsutawney.

Mr. Neville was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War.

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