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January 22nd, 2012

Edward D. Battaglia, 95

January 23, 2012

Edward D. Battaglia, 95, of Brookville, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at Jefferson Manor.

He was born Nov. 18, 1916, in Kane, a son of the late Charles and Mary (Gillotti) Battaglia.

May 28, 1938, he married the former Josephine F. Cesario, who preceded him in death Nov. 22, 2004.

He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

He was also a member of the Brookville Eagles and the Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Battaglia was an entrepreneur. In the 1950s, he and his wife owned the R & J Bar in Pine Creek Township, which later became the R & J Motel.

Richard B. Elkin, 87

January 23, 2012

Richard B. Elkin, 87, Punxsutawney, died Friday Jan. 20, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born Oct. 14, 1924, in West Mahoning Township, Indiana County, the son of the late Duff and Nellie (Marshall) Elkin.

June 26, 1948, he married Kathryn (Nichol) Elkin, who preceded him in death Oct. 17, 1978.

Dec. 8, 1979, he married Ruth (Kight) Elkin, who survives.

Mr. Elkin was a member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church of Trade City, where he was a Sunday School Teacher.

He loved gardening and traveling.

January 19th

Helen Bobette (Sutter) Lechner, 90

January 19, 2012

Helen Bobette (Sutter) Lechner, 90, Anchorage, Alaska, formerly of Bradford and Phoenix, Ariz., died Friday, Jan, 13, 2012.

She was born Aug. 24, 1921, in Valier, a daughter of the late Dee Glenn and Flora (Neal) Sutter, and her step-mother, Elizabeth Sutter.

July 18, 1941, she married Arthur Raymond Lechner, who preceded her in death Sept. 26, 1995.

Mrs. Lechner wasemployed by Zippo Manufacturing Company in Bradford, retiring in 1986 after 35 years of service.

After retirement, she and her husband lived in Phoenix.

Annabelle Painter, 79

January 19, 2012

Annabelle Painter, 79, Big Run, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Aug. 30, 1932, in Big Run (Foxburg), a daughter of the late Edward and Pheobie (Guthrie) Frantz.

Dec. 25, 1949, she married Earnest Painter, who preceded her in death July 28, 2008.

She was Methodist by faith and had attended St. Phillips United Methodist Church in Big Run.

She previously worked in the chenille department at the Standard Pennant Factory in Big Run.

January 18th

Mary Jane Miller, 68

January 18, 2012

Mary Jane Miller, 68, Brookville, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

She was born Dec. 11, 1943 in Tonawanda, N.Y., a daughter of the late Marcel Russell and Hilda Madelyn (Lewis) Wazelle.

May 25, 1974, she married the love of her life, Wayne Arthur Miller, who preceded her in death Oct. 1, 2009.

Mrs. Miller was a member of the Nazerene Church in Anita, as well as a member of the Gentian Chapter No. 23 of the Eastern Star in Wyoming.

January 17th

Eileen McDonald, 90

January 18, 2012

Eileen McDonald, 90, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at AM/PM Personal Care Home.

She was born May 15, 1921, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late James L. and Mary (Bonner) Long.

July 26, 1944, she married Kenneth McDonald, who preceded her in death in March 1995.

Mrs. McDonald was a member of the Steffy United Methodist Church and a member of the Steffy United Methodist Women.

She enjoyed working outdoors, children and cooking.

Francis R. Russell, 95

January 18, 2012

Francis R. Russell, 95, Brookville, formerly of Timblin, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.

He was born April 17, 1916, in Emlenton, a son of the late James and Della (Porter) Russell.

He married Florence (Bennett) Russell, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Russell was a clergyman and a member of the Calvary Church of the Nazarene in Brookville.

Walter R. “Pete” Weaver, 94

January 18, 2012

Walter R. “Pete” Weaver, 94, Brookville, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at McKinley Health Center, Brookville.

He was born Sept. 22, 1917, in Brookville, a son of the late Raleigh J. and Edna (Vandervort) Weaver.

Oct. 6, 1944, in Brookville, he married Margaret L. “Peg” Crawford, who survives.

Mr. Weaver was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater and the U.S. Army Reserves in Pittsburgh for more than 20 years, retiring as a colonel.

January 16th

Delmont "Smokey" Woods, 79

January 16, 2012

Delmont "Smokey" Woods, 79, Rossiter, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born April 8, 1932, in Rossiter, a son of the late John and Edith (Oaks) Woods.

July 5, 1980, he married Elizabeth (Vandervort) Woods, who preceded him in death Sept. 23, 2011.

Mr. Woods was an avid baseball fan and also loved football and fishing.

January 15th

Helen Bobette (Sutter) Lechner, 90

January 15, 2012

Helen Bobette (Sutter) Lechner, 90, of Anchorage, Alaska, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, in Anchorage.

 Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Shumaker Funeral Home Inc., Punxsutawney.

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