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September 11th, 2011

John Brocheys, 76

September 12, 2011

John Brocheys, 76, DuBois, passed away Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, surrounded by family at his daughter's home.

He was born Aug. 27, 1935, in Big Soldier, a son of the late Arthur Brocheys and Mildred (Fye) Brocheys-Gaul.

He worked at Brockway Glass as a machine operator for 30 years and retired in 1990. Mr. Brocheys was a member of the VFW and the Glass Blowers' Association. He was an avid hunter, and many of his prize trophies are displayed in Dario's Bar.

Lucille May Grossi, 80

September 12, 2011

Lucille May Grossi, 80, Punxsutawney, formerly of Anita, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born June 27, 1931, in Anita, the daughter of the late Roy C. and Julia (Anderson) Walker.

Oct. 23, 1973, she married Joseph Secondo Grossi, who preceded her in death April 25, 1996.

Mrs. Grossi worked as a tax collector.

She enjoyed playing Bingo and gambling at Seneca. She really loved and enjoyed the company of her yellow cat.

Jeanette M. McQuown, 89

September 12, 2011

Jeanette M. McQuown, 89, Punxsutawney, passed away, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.

She was born Aug. 17, 1922, in Indiana County, a daughter of the late Joseph and Maude (Cornman) Kerr.

She was married 45 years to Kenneth L. McQuown, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. McQuown worked for many years as a baker at Ruth & Harry's Bakery, and she also enjoyed making beautiful quilts.

While at Jefferson Manor, she made many close friends with the caregivers and residents at Jefferson Court.

She was a loving mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed.

Vernon C. Martin, 82

September 12, 2011

Vernon C. Martin, 82, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.

He was born Sept. 5, 1929, in Trade City, a son of the late Elmer W. and Idabelle Gaul (Martin).

March 25, 1950, he married Marian Gahagan Martin, who survives.
Mr. Martin was a member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Trade City. He was a member of the Mahoning Grange No. 1732 and a National Guard veteran.

He was a retired farmer who also had a trucking and excavating business.

Lulu G. Swineford, 90

September 12, 2011

Lulu G. Swineford, 90, Brookville, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at Brookville Hospital.

She was born March 10, 1921, in Knox Township, a daughter of the late Thomas W. and Blanche Hopkins.

Feb. 11, 1943, in Columbus, Ga., she married Miles T. Swineford, who preceded her in death May 4, 1988.

She was retired from Owens-Illinois in Brookville.

September 8th

Richard Brink, 79

September 9, 2011

Richard Brink, 79, Rossiter, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at Bethanny Place, Indiana.

He was born Feb. 22, 1932, in Glen Campbell, a son of the late John and Vernie (Janocha) Brink.

He was married to Betty M. (Serian) Brink, who preceded him in death Aug. 7, 2006.

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

He was Catholic by faith and a graduate of Rossiter High School. He was employed by the Rossiter Water Treatment Plant and was a member of the Local ICMSA of Indiana.

In his spare time, he played trumpet with local bands.

William G. Kelso, 92

September 9, 2011

The good Lord took home William G. Kelso Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011.

He died at Brookville Hospital at the age of 92.

Mr. Kelso was born June 19, 1919, in Brookville, the son of the late Arthur E. and Bessie B. (Smith) Kelso.

In 1981, he married Florence (Dolly) B. Hetrick, who survives.

Mr. Kelso graduated from Brookville High School in 1938 and joined the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was stationed four years in Australia in the Pacific Theater as a radio operator on a C-47 transport plane.

September 7th

Philip E. Gerhard, 84

September 8, 2011

Philip E. Gerhard, 84, of Henderson, Neb., formerly of Weatherly, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, in Henderson. 

He was born Aug. 6, 1927, in Hudsondale, a son of the late Robert Jonas and Florence (Smith) Gerhard.

Aug. 27, 1955, in Weatherly, he married Miriam A. Richie, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Gerhard obtained an associate’s degree in animal husbandry from Penn State. A World War II veteran, he was a longtime dairy farmer in Pennsylvania before obtaining his master blaster certificate in explosives.

Evelyn D. (Wise) McElwain, 86

September 8, 2011

Evelyn D. (Wise) McElwain, 86, of Big Run, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at Brookville Hospital.

She was born Oct. 12, 1924, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Clair and Linnie (Black) Fetterman.

April 21, 1946, she married James L. Wise, who preceded her in death April 17, 1984. She then married Elmer Joseph McElwain June 13, 1998, who preceded her in death in 2001.

Mrs. McElwain worked and retired from Arco Speer Carbon in Elk Run.

She enjoyed flowers, gardening and bowling. She was a member of the American Legion Auxilliary Post 62 in Punxsutawney.

September 6th

Sharon L. Haag, 54

September 6, 2011

Sharon L. Haag, 54, Brookville, died, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at home.

She was born Nov. 1, 1956, in Erie, a daughter of the late Stanley Edward and Avis Irene (Hosbach) Klepfer.

Aug. 27, 1977, in Brookville, she married David E. Haag, who survives.
Mrs. Haag worked as an RN at Brookville Hospital in the OB Department and most recently at the Nurse Family Partnership.

She was a member of the Center Hill Community Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher and AWANA Leader. She enjoyed teaching Bible studies and previously taught pre-natal classes at Brookville Hospital.

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