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January 2nd, 2012

Elizabeth S. Stewart, 81

January 3, 2012

Elizabeth S. Stewart, 81, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in Brookville.

She was born July 7, 1930, in Brockway, a daughter of the late Everett and Lorena (Winters) Sibley.

Jan. 28, 1950, she married William W. Berfield, who preceded her in death in 1969.

March 4, 1972, she married Howard Earl Stewart, who preceded her in death June 23, 1984.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Punxsutawney and was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

December 30th, 2011

Geraldine Sara Porter

December 30, 2011

Geraldine Sara Porter died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011.

She was the daughter of the late Gerald and Sara Braund.

She was the beloved wife of the late Robert Porter; mother of Michael, Kathleen and Daniel Porter, Susan (James) Mullins and Sean Porter; and sister of the late Patricia Johnston. 

She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 

Relatives and friends are invited to Gerri's Life Celebration from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, P.A., 6160 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill, Md.

December 29th

Doris Irene Dixon, 86

December 30, 2011

Doris Irene Dixon, 86, Sykesville, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at her residence.

She was born Aug. 5, 1925,in Sykesville, a daughter of the late John B. and Annie (Hughes) Morgan.

April 17, 1941, she married Richard Franklin Dixon, who preceded her in death Nov. 23, 1978.

Mrs. Dixon was a homemaker and enjoyed fishing, cooking and baking. She taught her grandchildren how to cook and bake. She loved to spend time with her family, and was also a loyal Pirates fan.

December 28th

Rosemary L. Bower, 70

December 29, 2011

Rosemary L. Bower, 70, Brookville, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, in Falls Creek.

She was born Jan. 5, 1941, in Williamsport, a daughter of the late Joseph W. and Josephine M. (Paternostro) Gramling.

She was married to Wayne Flack, who survives.

Mrs. Bower was a 1958 graduate of St. Marys Catholic High School in Williamsport and worked as a cashier at Wal-Mart in DuBois.

She was Catholic by faith.

December 27th

Martha Irene (Weaver) Alcorn, 93

December 27, 2011

Martha Irene (Weaver) Alcorn, 93, Punxsutawney, formerly of Ringgold, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Wellington Heights.

She was born May 29, 1918, in Ringgold, a daughter of the late Franklin and Nellie (Caylor) Weaver.

Dec. 9, 1939, she married Harry W. Alcorn, who preceded her in death May 14, 1992.

A homemaker, Mrs. Alcorn was a member of the Ringgold United Methodist Church.

December 26th

Patricia A. McLaughlin, 67

December 27, 2011

Patricia A. McLaughlin, 67, DuBois, formerly of Hazen, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois.

She was born March 1, 1944, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late John and Grace (Dinger) Hollenbaugh.

She married Alvin York McLaughlin, who preceded her in death Aug. 31, 2002.

Mrs. McLaughlin was a member of the Lighthouse Community Church in Brockway.

She enjoyed gardening, fishing, reading and painting.

Mrs. McLaughlin was retired. She had been employed at S&T Bank in Brookville for 19 years.

Kelvin Riley Lindemuth, 57

December 27, 2011

Kelvin Riley Lindemuth, 57, Mayport, passed away Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mr. Lindemuth was born Jan. 19, 1954, in Texas.

He was a graduate of Brookville High School, and he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving relatives include his mother, Florence M. Lindemuth; and his daughter; Amanda Dawn McLaughlin and husband Jon of Chico, Calif.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 pm Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at the McCabe Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

Arthur James Whitesell, 80

December 27, 2011

Arthur James Whitesell, 80, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

He was born March 23, 1931, in Grange, a son of the late Floyd M. and Fannie L. (Gaston) Whitesell.

Nov. 16, 1957, he married the former Bessie I. Horner, who preceded him in death Sept. 7, 1998.

Mr. Whitesell served as a corporal in the U.S. Army with the 8th Army Headquarters in Seoul, Korea, from 1952 to 1954.

He was a member of the Grange Church of God.

Mr. Whitesell worked and retired as a mailman from the U.S. Postal Service.

Guy J. Gattuso, 91

December 27, 2011

Guy J. Gattuso, 91, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, in Asheville, N.C.

He was born Jan. 2, 1920, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Longo) Gattuso.

He was a member of Saints Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church.

Mr. Gattuso was a veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict.

He was a member of the American Legion John Jacob Fisher Post No. 62, the Robinson-Morrison Post of the VFW and the Punxsutawney Senior Center.

For a number of years, he was a regular member of the Polka Club.

Gloria Jean Hipple Rhodes, 70

December 27, 2011

Gloria Jean Hipple Rhodes, 70, Clarion, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, at her home after a heroic battle with pancreatic and liver cancer.

Gloria was born Aug. 22, 1941, in Titusville. She was the daughter of the late Jeanne (Russell) Hipple Williams and the late Harold Hipple. She was the step-daughter of the late Harry Williams.

May 27, 1995, she married the love of her life, Arnie Rhodes. They shared sixteen-and-a-half years together.

Gloria was known as “Duchess of the Kane District,” where Arnold served as District Superintendent of the United Methodist Church.

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