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November 11th, 2011

Rudy Kos, 81,

November 12, 2011

Rudy Kos, 81, Stump Creek, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

He was born Dec. 17, 1929, in Central City, a son of the late Frank and Frances (Zakraisek) Kos.

July 12, 1969, he married Martha (McMains) Curley Kos, who survives, of DuBois.

Mr. Kos graduated from Sykesville High in 1948.

He worked for BFGoodrich and Rola-Jensen Corp in Punxsutawney
A veteran, he served as an Army corporal during the Korean conflict.
Mr. Kos was Catholic by faith.

 He enjoyed his family, gardening and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

November 10th

William R. Baker, 76

November 11, 2011

William “Bill” Ralph Baker, 76, Smicksburg, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 4, 1935, in Rayne Township, Indiana County, a son of the late Royden W. and Ethel W. (Lamer) Baker.

May 19, 1956, he married the former Stella Louise Lowman, who survives.
Mr. Baker was a farmer and a school bus driver for the Marion Center School District.

He enjoyed his family and grandchildren, hunting, fishing and gun bashes. He especially liked gun shoots with his granddaughter.

He was a member of the Keystone Sportsmen's Club and the NRA.

November 9th

Ralph B. Sprague, 81

November 10, 2011

Ralph B. Sprague, 81, Reynoldsville, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 5, 1929, in Winslow Township, a son of the late Eugene W. and Esther A. (Strouse) Sprague.

Oct. 15, 1948, he married Grace L. (Buhite) Sprague, who survives.

Mr. Sprague was a retired area farmer and member of the Paradise Church of Christ, Reynoldsville.

Deborah L. Zanot, 65

November 10, 2011

Deborah L. Zanot, 65, Reynoldsville, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at her home.

She was born Jan. 11, 1946, in New Rochelle, N.Y., a daughter of the late Charles and Lena Marie Williams.

Sept. 20, 1991, she married Eugene V. Zanot, who survives.

Mrs Zanot was a 19 63 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School and a homemaker.

She was Protestant by faith.

November 7th

Kenneth D. Bush, 55

November 8, 2011

Kenneth D. Bush, 55, of Medina, N.Y., entered into rest Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at the Strong Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
He was born Feb. 4, 1956, in Medina, a son of the late Albert and Blanche (Rice) Bush.

Mr. Bush was a 1974 graduate of Medina High School. A lifelong resident of the area, he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Medina, an avid Jeff Gordon NASCAR fan and a supporter of the Buffalo Bills and Sabres.

Max D. Reeser, 68

November 8, 2011

Max D. Reeser, 68, Reynoldsville, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born in Williamsport, a son of the late Russell D. and Ruth E. (Knouse) Reeser.

He married Kate E. (Drewer) Reeser, who survives, of Reynoldsville.
He was Protestant in faith.

For 31 years, Mr. Reeser was a member of the Sykesville American Legion Post No. 345.

Mr. Reeser graduated from Westchester Joint Jr.-Sr. High School in 1961. After 30 years of service, he retired from A. Duie Pile Trucking Co., where he worked as a truck driver.

November 6th

Elizabeth M. Daughenbaugh, 91

November 7, 2011

Elizabeth M. Daughenbaugh, 91, Frostburg, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at Mulberry Square & Elder Care Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney
She was born Feb. 26, 1920, in Frostburg, a daughter of the late Clyde and Minnie (Newbold) Means.

Feb. 12, 1944, she married Walter G. Daughenbaugh, who preceded her in death Dec. 20, 2007.

Mrs. Daughenbaugh spent the early years of her married life in Monument, before moving to Punxsutawney in 1949.

Bernard D. Kunselman, 83

November 7, 2011

Bernard D. Kunselman, 83, Hamilton, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Laurelbrooke Landing, Brookville.

He was born Sept. 16, 1928, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Oral and Edna (Black) Kunselman.

June 27, 1953, he married Isabella Packer, who preceded him in death March 6, 2007.

Mr. Kunselman was a member of the Hamilton United Methodist Church.
He was also a member of the Perry Township Sportsmen's Club.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Kunselman was a former employee of Burkhardt's Plumbing & Heating and Punxsy Hardware. He was retired from the Marion Center School District.

Alfred “Bus” Spangler, 85

November 7, 2011

Alfred “Bus” Spangler, 85, Brookville, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.

He was born Dec.13, 1925, in Ohl, Jefferson County, a son of the late Haven and Maggie (Smith) Spangler.

July 1, 1971, in Shannondale, he married Dorothy J. Hetrick, who survives.
Mr. Spangler was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church, the American Legion Post 102 and VFW Post 204, all of Brookville.

He was a laborer at Glen Gery Brick Plant (the former Hanley Brick Plant) in Summerville.

November 4th

James T. Payne, 63

November 4, 2011

James T. Payne, 63, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at home.
He was born Feb. 5, 1948, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Earl and Nellie (Hobba) Payne.

He was a mechanic.

Surviving relatives include a daughter, Melinda Pifer and husband Howard of Punxsutawney; two grandchildren, Hannah and Parker; two sisters, Theola Amundson of Punxsutawney and Maxine Novak of Wenonah, N.J.; and two brothers, Kenneth Payne of Niagara Falls, N.Y., and John Payne of Miami, Fla.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Payne; and a sister, Alva Hunter.

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