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August 22nd, 2011

William O. Shugarts, 91

August 23, 2011

William O. Shugarts, 91, Troutville, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at the DuBois Nursing Home.

He was born April 14, 1920, in Troutville, a son of the late Norman and Willa (Schoch) Shugarts.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II.
Jan. 11, 1944, he married Dorothy L. (Heckel) Shugarts, who preceded him in death Feb.18, 2011.

He retired from Crescent Brick Plant in Falls Creek after more than 35 years of service. Previous to that, he worked in the Cramer Mines.

August 21st

Connor Jay Gerg, 16

August 21, 2011

Connor Jay Gerg, 16, Brookville, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2011.

He was born Feb. 14, 1995, in Brookville, and was the much beloved son of Beth (Ammerman) and Thomas Gerg, and brother of Christian Gerg.

He played linebacker and fullback on the Brookville Jr.-Sr. High School football team, and was a member of the Gold All-State All-Academic team for scholastic excellence.

He was also a member of the BAHS and American Legion baseball teams, as well as the Brookville Ski Club.

He worked as a lifeguard at the Brookville YMCA.

Pete Harvath, 76

August 21, 2011

Pete Harvath, 76, Ellenboro, N.C., died Thursday, August 18, 2011, at his residence after an extended illness.

He was born May 1, 1935, in Indiana County, a son of the late Adam and Mary (Vascovich) Horvath.

He graduated from Clymer High School in 1955, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Mr. Harvath worked in manufacturing many years for Greensteel-Korok in Dixonville, and in the coal mining industry for Pennsylvania Power and Light/Greenwich Collieries of Ebensburg.

He was a member of St. Michael’s Greek Orthodox Catholic Church of Clymer.

August 17th

Francis J. “Woody” Brauer, 65

August 17, 2011

Francis J. “Woody” Brauer, 65, Punxsutawney, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at Mahoning Riverside Manor.

He was born Feb. 2, 1946, in Long Island, N.Y., a son of the late Francis S. and Margaret M. (Schneider) Brauer.

He was married to Elizabeth Ann (Bonfanti) Brauer, who preceded him in death Jan. 9, 2009.

Mr. Brauer served proudly in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and later served many years in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

August 16th

Verna Sikora, 88

August 17, 2011

Verna Sikora, 88, DuBois, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at Christ the King Manor.

She was born Jan. 19, 1923, in Big Soldier, a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Meholick) Mehok.

She was married to Walter J. Sikora, who preceded her in death in October 1979.

Mrs. Sikora was a homemaker.

August 15th

Grace Davis Chelgren, 91

August 15, 2011

Grace Davis Chelgren, 91, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born May 26, 1920, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late William Henry and Anna M. (Black) Davis.

Sept. 19, 1940, she married Harry Chelgren, who preceded her in death July 27, 1996.

Mrs. Chelgren was a member of the First English Lutheran Church, where she belonged to the Altar Guild.

She was also a member of the Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild and the Community Concert Association. She was active in the aerobics program in Punxsutawney.

August 14th

Walter M. "John" Bouch, 94

August 15, 2011

Walter M. "John"  Bouch, 94, Mahaffey, passed away Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mr. Bouch was born Jan. 3, 1917, in Sydney, a son of the late Miles O. Bouch and Elizabeth A. (Snyder) Bouch.

He was married to B. Margaret (Clark) Bouch, who preceded him in death May 17, 2009. They were married 67 years.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during WWII.

Mr. Bouch loved hunting, fishing and practical jokes.

Kadence “Kadie” Louise Stonebraker, 4

August 15, 2011

Kadence “Kadie” Louise Stonebraker, 4, Decker’s Point, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at her home surrounded by her family.

The daughter of Jacob P. and Sarah L. (Yeomans) Stonebraker, she was born March 14, 2007, in Indiana.

Kadie greatly enjoyed attending Junior Church at the Bible Baptist Church located near Clymer.

She loved playing with little puppies and her kitty, Fluffy. Kadie liked spending time outside taking Ranger rides; swimming in the pool; jumping on the trampoline; having family cookouts; and watching fireworks.

James S. "Jim" Trunzo, 70

August 14, 2011

James S. "Jim" Trunzo, 70, died peacefully at home surrounded by family July 2, 2011. 

He was born July 22, 1940, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Francis J. Trunzo, MD, and Catherine (Kernan) Trunzo of Punxsutawney.

He was married to Jerry Frances (Carter) Trunzo, who survives.

Mr. Trunzo was a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War. 

He served his country with the U.S.N. Mobile Construction Battalion, MCB-7 (the Seabees), from 1962 to 1967. 

August 12th

William Alvin Motter, 80

August 13, 2011

William Alvin Motter, 80, passed away, Saturday, July 30, 2011, at his residence in Tifton, Ga., after a lengthy illness.

He was born March 21, 1931, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Beulah Claire Fireman and Fredrick Charles Motter.

Mr. Motter was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he learned his electronics trade. He later joined IBM machines and was one of the technicians who worked on electronics for the early Apollo missions.

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