Archive - Obituary
November 22nd, 2013
Betty L. Meyer Good, 88, formerly of Smicksburg, went to be with her Lord Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at the Communities of Indiana Haven, Indiana.
She was born July 30, 1925, in Indiana County, to Willis W. and Esther S. (Davis) Frederick.
Betty was a lifetime resident of the area and graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1942.
She was an active member of the Smicksburg United Methodist Church, where she served as treasurer for 24 years and belonged to the United Methodist Womenâ€™s organization, where she also served as president.
Harold P. Rhoades, 85, slept away peacefully surrounded by his family, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at DRMC.
Harold was born on Aug. 29, 1928, in Gaskill Township, the son of Frank G. and Florence V. (Pifer) Rhoades. He married Helen E. Renwick on Nov. 24, 1960. The couple would have celebrated 53 years of marriage.
Harold was a fourth-generation dairy farmer, who spent his life operating a century farm in Gaskill Township with his wife and son, Bill.
Harold was a 40-year cancer survivor. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, Matt and Shannie, and his pets.
Father Robert J. Yetsko, T.O.R., 57, of the Third Order Regular Franciscans of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, died suddenly on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in an automobile accident in LaJose, Pa.
He was born on July 2, 1956, in Altoona and given the name Kevin.
He is the son of Doris J. Gates and the late Robert J. Yetsko. He was a graduate of McNelis Catholic Grade School, Altoona, and Bishop Guilfoyle High School, Altoona.
After high school graduation, Father Robert entered the Third Order Regular on Aug. 24, 1974.
Dorothy E. Mohney, 92, of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Mrs. Mohney was born Oct. 6, 1921, in Falls Creek, a daughter of the late Leroy J. and Ida R. (Zeitler) Miller.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Blake I. Mohney.
Dorothy was a faithful member of the Scotland Avenue Church of God.
Before retirement, Dorothy was an X-ray technician for many years at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital and Brookville Hospital.
Duffy L. Henretta, 60, of League City, Texas, formerly of Bradford, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Jennings, LA.
Born June 3, 1953, in Cleveland, he was a son of Robert B. Henretta of Bradford, and the late Shirley A. (Grove) Henretta.
On Dec. 15, 1990, in Albany, N.Y., he married Carole (Sheldon) Henretta, who survives.
Mr. Henretta was a 1971 graduate of Bradford Central Christian High School.
He served in the United States Marines Corps from 1971 to 1975 and was honorably discharged as a sergeant.
Ivan Robert Kunselman, 83, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at home.
He was born May 11, 1930, at the Kunselman Farm in Porter Township, a son of the late Murtten Byron and Martha (Yarger) Kunselman.
He is survived by his wife, the former Gladys Marie Reed, who he married on Oct. 2, 1950.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by six children, Robert I. Kunselman and wife Betty of Hollidaysburg, Pa., Louise Vasbinder and
Lee Lukehart, 72, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
She was born July 22, 1941, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Joseph and Jeanne (Bidwell) Lukehart.
She worked at the Punxsutawney Historical and Genealogical Society.
She enjoyed quilting, making stained glass, making kaleidoscopes and interior decorating.
She lived in Florida for 10 years and also in Alabama for another 10 years and then returned to Punxsutawney to be near her brother.
Mary Belle Neal, 88, formerly of Rossiter, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at Scenery Hill Manor in Indiana.
She was born Nov. 28, 1924, in Butler, Pa.
She was married to Lawrence Neal, who preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by one son, Frank Neal of Rossiter, and one daughter, Laurabelle Minser of Saint Maries, Idaho.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at the Richard L. Fait Funeral Home in Punxsutawney.
Bridget Nicholson Sparks, 48, died on Oct. 16, 2013, at Bay Area Medical Center, Corpus Christi, Texas.
She was born on Dec. 14, 1964, in DuBois, a daughter of Polly Hatten Clapsaddle.
She attended DuBois Area High School. She followed the sun, moving to Florida and then to Texas, where she married her husband Douglas Sparks on Feb. 26, 1993. She loved the beach, the sand, the sun and fishing.
The Rev. J. Paul Kennedy, 90, of York, Pa., died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at the York Lutheran Home in the Village at Sprenkle Drive.
He was the husband of the late Elsie J. (Bullers) Kennedy, whom he married on June 30, 1945.
Born Oct. 9, 1923, in North Point, Indiana County, he was a son of the late John C. and Ruth (Elkin) Kennedy.
He was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School and DuBois Business
He then served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.