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Harry R. Hibbard, 70

October 31, 2011

Harry R. Hibbard, 70, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at his home.

He was born Feb. 10, 1941, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Harry E. and Martha (Kovalyak) Hibbard.

He married Leila (Smith) Hibbard, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Hibbard was an equipment operator for the Borough of Punxsutawney. He was also a former Punxsutawney police officer.

October 30th

Darlene Joy Beer, 64

October 31, 2011

Darlene Joy Beer, 64, Mayport, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at the Clarion Hospital.

She was born August 23, 1947, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Raymond M. and Mary S. (Myers) Beer.

Ms. Beer worked at the Sher-Bren Factory in Hawthorn and also at the Big Run Shoe Factory.

Surviving relatives include a sister, Mary Pauline “Polly” Beer of Mayport.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Kenneth Beer, Leroy Beer and an infant brother; and three sisters, Shirley Palmer, Dorothy Firment and an infant sister.

C. Donn Schenkemeyer Jr., 63

October 31, 2011

C. Donn Schenkemeyer Jr., 63, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2011.
He was born June 2, 1948, in Johnstown, a son of the late Clifford D. and Malissa (Redfoot) Schenkemeyer.

He operated a private law practice and was a Jefferson County public defender.

Mr. Schenkemeyer was a member of the Lutheran Church.

He was also a member of the B.P.O. Elks No. 301, the Rotary Club, the Jefferson County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Mr. Schenkemeyer graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School in 1966.

October 27th

Stephanie A. Georgek, 46

October 27, 2011

Stephanie A. Georgek, 46, of Treasure Lake, DuBois, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

She was born July 23, 1965, in DuBois, a daughter of the late John E. Rieg Sr. and Cloyann (Frease) Rieg Hurd.

Sept. 23, 1989, she married Mark K. Georgek, who survives.

Mrs. Georgek was a controller at Hardware Specialties in DuBois for 11 years.

She attended St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church in DuBois.

Edna Marie Shaffer, 75

October 27, 2011

Edna Marie Shaffer, 75, Brookville, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at home.

She was born June 7, 1936, in Reynoldsville, a daughter of the late Donald S. and Arveda (Sprague) Reed.

April 12, 1958, she married John Irvin Shaffer, who survives.

Mrs. Shaffer was a member of the Ramsaytown United Methodist Church.
She was also a former member of Green Valley Grange and the Ramsaytown United Methodist Ladies’ Aid.

She enjoyed being with her family, reading and knitting.

October 24th

Madeline C. (Jesensky) McPhee, 92

October 24, 2011

Madeline C. (Jesensky) McPhee, 92, passed away Friday, Oct. 21, 2011.
She was born and raised in Punxsutawney.

She was married to her husband, Samuel McPhee, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. McPhee was a resident of Clifton, N.J., for 54 years, was a graduate of SS.C.D. and was employed as a registered nurse.

She was a parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Clifton, where she was also a member of the Rosary Society.

Ann M. Wehrle, 83

October 24, 2011

Ann M. Wehrle, 83, Punxsutawney, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at Mahoning Riverside Manor, Punxsutawney.

She was born March 1, 1928, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late James and Irene (Kline) McCullough.

June 27, 1948, she married Thomas J. Wehrle, who preceded her in death June 2, 1985.

Mrs. Wehrle was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church.
She was also a member of Catholic Daughters of America and the Rosary Altar Society.

October 23rd

Richard C. Perry, 82

October 23, 2011

Richard C. Perry, 82, Punxsutawney, passed away, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born April 28, 1929, in Frostburg, a son of the late Antonio and Anna Rose (Bianco) Perry.

March 3, 1948, he married Agnes (Smouse) Perry, who survives, of Frostburg.

Mr. Perry was the owner and founder of Perry Drilling. He was also a life-long farmer. He was a former Boy Scout leader and the former director for Patrons Mutual Fire Insurance Company.

Dorothy M. Reitz, 84

October 23, 2011

Dorothy M. Reitz, 84, Reynoldsville, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, in DuBois, at the home of her granddaughter.

She was born Aug. 8, 1927, in Sagamore, the daughter of the late Robert and Fannie (Knarr) Long.

July 23, 1949, she married Charles E. Reitz, who preceded her in death Feb. 13, 1968.

Mrs. Reitz was a retired employee from Christ the King Manor in DuBois.
She was a member of the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church in DuBois.

October 21st

Virginia M. Kaylor, 72

October 21, 2011

Virginia M. Kaylor, 72, Rossiter, passed away Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at Altoona Regional Health System.

She was born March 21, 1939, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Charles and Hazel (Grube) Pearce.

She was married to Harry L. Kaylor, who survives, of Rossiter.

In addition to her husband, surviving relatives include a son, Charles Kaylor and wife Valerie of Rossiter; a daughter, Virginia May Geers and husband Danny of Michigan; two brothers, John Pearce and Frank Pearce, both of Rossiter; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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