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June 26th, 2011

Nancy J. Neale, 53

June 27, 2011

Nancy J. Neale, 53, Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

She was born July 5, 1957, in New Martinsville, W.Va., a daughter of the late Albert and Lula (Slater) Summers.

Sept. 6, 1986, she married Jack E. Neale, who survives, of Punxsutawney.

Mrs. Neale loved reading and especially loved her cats.

She was a loving wife who will be greatly missed.

Calvin Dick Yount, 82

June 27, 2011

Calvin Dick Yount, 82, Valier, died Sunday, June 26, 2011, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois.

He was born May 6, 1929, in Ramseytown, a son of the late Charles Marvin and J. Ruth (Dinger) Yount.

March 20, 1953, he married Doris J. (Brosius) Yount, who survives.
Mr. Yount was a member of the Punxsutawney chapters of the VFW, the American Legion, the Army-Navy Club and the Loyal Order of Moose.

He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and attained the rank of second lieutenant with the Pennsylvania National Guard.

June 24th

June Bianco, 88

June 24, 2011

June Bianco, 88, Sharpsville, formerly of Sharon, passed away peacefully of natural causes with her family at her side Thursday, June 23, 2011, at the Critical Care Unit at UPMC Horizon Hospital, Farrell.
Mrs. Bianco was born June 10, 1923, in Walston, the daughter of the late Grover and Verda Jane (Siverling) Haag.

May 21, 1941, she married Peter J. Bianco, who preceded her in death Feb. 5, 2001.

Mrs. Bianco graduated from Punxsutawney High School. In 1954 at the age of 33, she moved to the Shenango Valley area.

June 23rd

Joseph C. "Joe" Woodarek, 68

June 23, 2011

Joseph C. "Joe" Woodarek, 68, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mr. Woodarek was born July 4, 1942, in Salamanca, N.Y., a son of the late Carl and Vanadene (Shields) Woodarek.

He was married to Elizabeth J. (Colgan) Woodarek, who survives, of Punxsutawney.

Mr. Woodarek was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired employee from the CSX Railroad, where he worked as a conductor.

He was a member of the Punxsutawney American Legion Post 62 and the Punxsutawney F.O.E. 1231.

June 22nd

Lt. Col. Charles Augustus Lindbergh Henry, 80

June 23, 2011

Lt. Col. Charles Augustus Lindbergh Henry, 80, Big Run, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at home.

He was born Sept. 21, 1930, in Henderson Township, one of 13 children to Joseph Newton and Ethel Faye (Deemer) Henry.

June 21st

Charles L. Henry

June 21, 2011

Charles L. Henry, Big Run, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at home. 

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Brenda D. Shumaker Funeral Home Inc., Big Run.

Rose Marie Lattanzia, 87

June 21, 2011

Rose Marie Lattanzia, 87, Creekside, died Monday, June 20, 2011, at Mahoning Riverside Manor.

She was born July 9, 1923, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Frank and Frances (Charles) Ferra.

She was married to Raymond Lattanzia, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Lattanzia attended the Church of Resurrection, Ernest.

She was expecting to become a great-great-grandmother any day with the baby to be named Lakyn Rose.

Phyllis A. Vallis, 81

June 21, 2011

Phyllis A. Vallis, 81, Clarion, died Monday, June 20, 2011, at her home.
She was born Jan. 16, 1930, in Timblin, a daughter of the late Leon and Nellie (Brocious) Vallies.

She attended the Callensburg Church of God and the Senior Center in Shippenville.

Surviving relatives include two brothers, Donald Vallies and Robert Vallies and wife Alice, all of Punxsutawney; three sisters, Nancy Papale of Penn Hills, Lois Bickel and husband Tom of Oil City, and Betty Mottern of Punxsutawney; and a special friend, Steven George.

Bernice M. Wetzel

June 21, 2011

Bernice M. Wetzel, 96, Rossiter, died Sunday, June 19, 2011, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

She was born Oct. 23, 1914, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Clair H. and Velma (Fetterman) Brickell.

She was married to Norman R. Wetzel, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Wetzel retired from the Punxsutawney Area School District in 1978 after serving as reading supervisor for many years.

She was a God-fearing lady who continued to serve others through volunteer work at her church and with a flow of encouraging words to those around her.

June 19th

Anna Marie Fairman, 77

June 19, 2011

Anna Marie Fairman, 77, Walston, died Saturday, June 18, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital after a short illness.

She was born Nov. 27, 1933, in Petrolia, a daughter of the late John “Jack” and Anna Marie (Senott) Sitosky.

Jan. 23, 1960, she married Robert Mark “Bob” Fairman, who survives, of Walston.

Mrs. Fairman worked for Sylvania in Reynoldsville and Rollo-Jenson in Punxsutawney. She was a retired cafeteria worker from the Punxsutawney Area School District.

A graduate of Sykesville High, Mrs. Fairman lived most of her life in Walston.

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