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July 5th, 2011

Richard C. “Woody” Good, 68

July 5, 2011

Richard C. “Woody” Good, 68, Punxsutawney, formerly of Dayton, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 20, 1942, in Dayton, a son of the late Laird Doyle and Audradee (Sloniger) Good.

May 12, 1973, he married Doris (Minnick) Good, who survives, his loving wife of 38 years.

For many years, Mr. Good was a log truck driver for Barrett Lumber, but most recently, before he retired, he worked for Aidin Contracting.

Blaine E. Dinger, 81

July 5, 2011

Blaine E. Dinger, 81, of Fulshear, Texas, went to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, June 12, 2011.

July 4th

Helen B. (Hamilton) Baun, 96

July 5, 2011

Helen B. (Hamilton) Baun, 96, Rochester Mills, died Saturday, July 2, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

She was born Feb. 26, 1915, in Rochester Mills, a daughter of the late John Wilson and Annie Jane (Simpson) Hamilton.

She was married to John Olen Baun, who preceded her in death Feb. 25, 2000.

Mrs. Baun formerly attended the United Presbyterian Church of Rochester Mills. She was a former member of the Electra Rebecca Lodge of Rochester Mills.

She was a lifelong resident of the Rochester Mills area.

Edna Ruth (Smith) St. John, 94

July 5, 2011

Edna Ruth (Smith) St. John, 94, found eternal peace May 1, 2011.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold (Sonny); brother, Paul Smith; sister, Marie Murray; sister-in-law, Margaret Cox; and parents James Boyd and Nannie Smith.

She was the dearest mother of Richard, Robert, Michael and Thomas. She is further survived by 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Linda Jean Sims Taylor, 64

July 5, 2011

Linda Jean Sims Taylor, 64, recently a resident of Brookside Assisted Living, died Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Brookville Hospital.

She was born April 26, 1947, in Coshocton, Ohio, a daughter of the late Cecil Lee and Mary Lorena (Hackenbracht) Sims.

Aug. 16, 1973, she married David L. Taylor. The couple divorced in 1993.
Ms. Taylor was a graduate of Allegheny College in Meadville, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English and a master's in education. She later received a master's degree in English from Clarion University.

July 1st

Ella Mae Kunselman, 82

July 2, 2011

Ella Mae Kunselman, 82, Valier, died Thursday, June 30, 2011, at home.
She was born April 22, 1929, in Big Run, the daughter of the late Charles M. and Grace (Conrad) Young.

Sept. 28, 1949, she married Charles L. Kunselman, who preceded her in death May 14, 2010.

Mrs. Kunselman was a member of the Valier United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School for more than 30 years. She also volunteered at many of the church function. She was a member of the Christian Friends group. Mrs. Kunselman was a former bank teller employed by the National Bank of the Commonwealth.

June 30th

Esther Arlene Henry, 85

July 1, 2011

Esther Arlene Henry, 85, Lake Wales, Fla., died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at the Winter Haven Hospital.

She was born Nov. 1, 1925, in Marion Center, a daughter of the late Clair and Gaye Griffith.

She was married to her husband, John Henry, who survives, for 69 years.
Mrs. Henry moved to Florida from Michigan 27 years ago. She retired from K-Mart as a cashier, and was a member of the South Lake Wales Church of God.

Those who knew her loved her smile and sweet spirit.

Angela (Restifo) Smith, 85

July 1, 2011

Angela (Restifo) Smith, 85, Punxsutawney, formerly of Smithville, died Thursday, June 30, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center in Punxsutawney.

A daughter of the late Guy and Maggie (Irato) Restifo, she was born July 14, 1925. in Rossiter.

Aug. 1, 1952, she married her husband, Carlton “Babe” Smith, who preceded her in death March 19, 2000.

Hazel M. Smith, 89

July 1, 2011

Hazel M. Smith, 89, formerly of Hamilton, died Thursday, June 30, 2011, at AM/PM Personal Care Home, DeLancey.

She was born March 12, 1922, in Coolspring, a daughter of the late Lucas S. and Alma H. (Wonderling) Hall.

Nov. 17, 1939, she married Dwight S. Smith, who preceded her in death Dec. 9, 1994.

Mrs. Smith was a member of the Hamilton United Methodist Church.

June 29th

James Richard Pifer, 90

June 30, 2011

James Richard Pifer, 90, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, June 26, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born Nov. 24, 1920, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Merle Philip and Ida Elizabeth (Smith) Pifer. 

He is the last member of his family.

Mr. Pifer was a corporal with the U.S. Army Air Force, having served during World War II. He earned the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, the American Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

Nov. 15, 1946, he married Doris Ruth Bair, who survives.

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