Archive - Obituary
February 19th, 2012
Daniel Grant Ruffner, 94, Marion Center, passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at Hillsdale Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Hillsdale.
He was born Sept. 29, 1917, in West Mahoning Township, a son of the late Daniel C. and Emma (Fitzgerald) Ruffner.
Mr. Ruffner was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II.
Prior to a lengthy illness, Mr. Ruffner made his home in Florida, before returning to Marion Center.
Surviving relatives include a sister, Mabel Peffer of Marion Center; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arthur N. â€śShunâ€ť Pardee, 93, Rochester Mills, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at Crystal Waters in Rayne Twp., Indiana County.
He was born Oct. 22, 1918, in Rochester Mills, the son of the late Norman and Mary (Smith) Pardee.
June 19, 1943, he married Goldie (Ryen) Pardee, who survives, of Rochester Mills. They shared almost 69 years of marriage.
Connie L. Roush, 64, Carlisle, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at her home.
She was born Aug. 25, 1947, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Irvin L. Grube and Edna A. Hippehen.
She married Raymond Roush Jr., who survives, of Carlisle.
Mrs. Roush was a homemaker.
She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Linglestown.
Eleanor â€śJuneâ€ť (Baun) Ryen, 81, Rochester Mills, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at the Indiana Regional Medical Center.
She was born June 10, 1930, in Juneau, a daughter of the late Earl and Edna (White) Baun.
She married Jim Ryen, who preceded her in death April 26, 1997. They raised four children together.
She was a member of the Rochester Mills United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Ryen possessed a great deal of love for her children, grandchildren and her dog, Summer.
David N. Griffin, 50, Valier, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born Oct. 27, 1961 in Salisbury, Md., a twin son of Shirley Ann (Autten) Griffin Bennett, who survives, of Delmar, Md., and the late Norman Elliott Griffin.
Mr. Griffin worked as a painter and performed odd jobs, most recently selling items on eBay.
He enjoyed working with his hands and doing mechanical jobs such as tearing down, fixing and reselling motorcycles and parts.
Mr. Griffin really liked to spend time with his little daughter, Audrey.
Paul R. Pounds Sr., 88, of Marion Center, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at St. Andrewâ€™s Village in Indiana.
He was born March 18, 1923, in Marion Center, a son of the late William and Alice (Feight) Pounds.
He married his wife, the former Betty J. Mock, Jan. 23, 1943, and their 69th wedding anniversary occurred the day of Bettyâ€™s death just a few weeks ago Jan 23, 2012.
Mr. Pounds was a graduate of Marion Center High School, then attended Vale Tech for two years.
He served as a medical tech in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Stanley â€śStushâ€ť P. Dudek, 78, Arcadia, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at his home.
He was born Oct. 15, 1933, in Arcadia, a son of Michael P. and Julia (Stoyak) Dudek.
April 29, 1994, he married Elizabeth â€śAnnâ€ť (Patchin) Wetzel, who survives.
Mr. Dudek was a member of the Burnside United Methodist Church and served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, retiring as a major. His service spanned tour of duties during the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
Following his retirement from the military, he was employed as a bus driver for the Purchase Line School District.
Karen E. Ishman, 61, Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born April 4, 1950, a daughter of the late Harold Stuck and Hilda (Shields) Stuck-Lunger.
She was married to Jacob Ishman, who survives, of Punxsutawney.
Mrs. Ishman fought a lengthy battle with breast cancer but found solace in the love and strength of the Lord Jesus Christ.
She was a member of the Salvation Army and leader of the S.A. Womenâ€™s Group. She was also an avid plastic canvas and cross stitcher.
John Robert Bazella Sr., 66, Rossiter, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at home.
He was born Dec. 27, 1945, in New Kensington, a son of the late John Casmier and Olive Bertha (Daugherty) Bazella.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran, having faithfully served his country in Vietnam during the Vietnam War, where he was also exposed to Agent Orange that caused years of health issues that he refused to let keep him down.
Oct. 18, 1968, he married Judith Anne Heinsen, who survives.
In 1997, he and his wife moved to the 250-acre family farm in Rossiter.
Jeanette W. Craft, 93, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born June 30, 1918, in Mahaffey, a daughter of the late Stanley and Antonia (Sokolowski) Visnesky.
June 19, 1955, she married Paul W. Craft, who preceded her in death April 26, 1981.
She was a member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church in Sykesville.
She was a private practice nurse, a farm wife and a personal investor.