Archive - Obituary
February 27th, 2011
Doug L. Sprankle, 55, Rossiter, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at Treasure Lake, DuBois.
He was born May 13, 1955, in Punxsutawney, a son of Merle "PeeWee" Sprankle and Sally (White) Sprankle, who survive.
May 30, 2001, he married Melissa (Guidash) Sprankle of Rossiter, who survives.
Mr. Sprankle worked for Davey Tree Experts for many years. He loved life and was loved by all who knew him for his humor and friendship. His two pugs, Lizzy and Willie, were a joy to him.
Marilyn Atkinson, 80, born and raised in Punxsutawney, died suddenly Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at her home on South Main Street.
She was born Nov. 16, 1930, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Leroy Charles and Kathryn (Downey) Mitchell.
She was a 1948 graduate of Punxsutawney High School.
Kathleen Ann "Kass" Deyarmin, 44, Punxsutawney, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at UPMC-Mercy in Pittsburgh.
She was born Sept. 20, 1966, in Warren, Ohio, a daughter of Richard W. Deyarmin of Cherry Tree and Kathryn (Rafferty) Deyarmin of Youngsville, who survive.
Miss Deyarmin was a devoted animal lover. This love of all animals led her to rescue as many as she could. In addition to many interests, she was always an avid reader.
Vera L. Smith, 82, Indiana, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
She was born June 7, 1928, a daughter of the late Homer C. and Vera States Smith.
Ms. Smith was a 1946 graduate of Homer City High School and a 1952 graduate of Nyack Training Institute, (now Nyack College) of Nyack, N. Y.
She worked in New York City from 1952 to 1960, was a member of the Indiana Christian and Missionary Alliance Church and retired from Indiana Hospital.
Prof. Philip N. Lockhart, 82, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011. He was retired from the Asbury J. Clarke Chair of Latin at Dickinson College, Carlisle.
He was born May 3, 1928, near Smicksburg, Indiana County, a son of the late J. Donald and Margaret (North) Lockhart. His early years were spent on the family farm on which he was born. He attended one-room country schools and graduated from Punxsutawney High School.
In 1950, Prof. Lockhart graduated with a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. He held an M.A. from the University of North Carolina and a doctorate from Yale University.
Anthony P. Marzucco Jr., 82, loving husband, father and grandfather, Lewis Run, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Aug. 26, 1928, in Lewis Run, a son of the late Anthony and Angeline (Paulo) Marzucco.
June 27, 1953, in St. Francis Church, he married Loretta (Yonker) Marzucco, who survives.
Mr. Marzucco attended Bradford schools.
He was employed by the Hanley Brick Company, the Erie Railroad and then Dresser Manufacturing, from which he retired in 1989.
Roger M. Mott, 67, Punxsutawney, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at his home.
Mr. Mott was born Aug. 17, 1943, in Washington, D.C., a son of the late Charles M. and Charlotte Mae (Wilton) Mott.
Mr. Mott was a loving father and grandfather who enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and just spending time with his family and friends.
He was a self-employed welder before retirement.
Leland (Jim) E. Gilbert, 89, formerly of Punxsutawney and a resident at Christ the King Manor in DuBois, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born Dec. 6, 1921, in Germania, a son of the late Harry and Mabel Gilbert.
In 1957, he married Shirley Deshong Gilbert, who survives.
Mr. Gilbert was an avid potato grower and farmer for more than 60 years. He loved his Farmall tractors, enjoyed hunting and loved to tell everyone he met over the years his experiences with potato growing. He also enjoyed spending time with his family.
Anthony D. Campagnola, 78, DeLancey, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born July 10, 1932, in DeLancey, a son of the late Dominic and Mary Emily (Baker) Campagnola.
He was a member of St. Adrian Roman Catholic Church and St. Joe's Polish Club of DeLancey.
Surviving relatives include a sister, Barbara Molnar and husband Frank of Chicora; and a brother, Joe Campagnola of DeLancey.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
Louise J. Brosius, 87, Brookville, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.
She was born May 4, 1923, in Redbank Township, Armstrong County, a daughter of the late Ivan Donald and Hazel (Blose) Raybuck.
May 15, 1943, she married Lester O. Brosius, who preceded her in death March 17, 2009.
Mrs. Brosius was a homemaker and a member of Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church and attended Meade Chapel. She was also a member of the DAR in Brookville.