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September 8th, 2011

Richard Brink, 79

September 9, 2011

Richard Brink, 79, Rossiter, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at Bethanny Place, Indiana.

He was born Feb. 22, 1932, in Glen Campbell, a son of the late John and Vernie (Janocha) Brink.

He was married to Betty M. (Serian) Brink, who preceded him in death Aug. 7, 2006.

Mr. Brink was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War.

He was Catholic by faith and a graduate of Rossiter High School. He was employed by the Rossiter Water Treatment Plant and was a member of the Local ICMSA of Indiana.

In his spare time, he played trumpet with local bands.

William G. Kelso, 92

September 9, 2011

The good Lord took home William G. Kelso Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011.

He died at Brookville Hospital at the age of 92.

Mr. Kelso was born June 19, 1919, in Brookville, the son of the late Arthur E. and Bessie B. (Smith) Kelso.

In 1981, he married Florence (Dolly) B. Hetrick, who survives.

Mr. Kelso graduated from Brookville High School in 1938 and joined the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was stationed four years in Australia in the Pacific Theater as a radio operator on a C-47 transport plane.

September 7th

Philip E. Gerhard, 84

September 8, 2011

Philip E. Gerhard, 84, of Henderson, Neb., formerly of Weatherly, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, in Henderson. 

He was born Aug. 6, 1927, in Hudsondale, a son of the late Robert Jonas and Florence (Smith) Gerhard.

Aug. 27, 1955, in Weatherly, he married Miriam A. Richie, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Gerhard obtained an associate’s degree in animal husbandry from Penn State. A World War II veteran, he was a longtime dairy farmer in Pennsylvania before obtaining his master blaster certificate in explosives.

Evelyn D. (Wise) McElwain, 86

September 8, 2011

Evelyn D. (Wise) McElwain, 86, of Big Run, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at Brookville Hospital.

She was born Oct. 12, 1924, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Clair and Linnie (Black) Fetterman.

April 21, 1946, she married James L. Wise, who preceded her in death April 17, 1984. She then married Elmer Joseph McElwain June 13, 1998, who preceded her in death in 2001.

Mrs. McElwain worked and retired from Arco Speer Carbon in Elk Run.

She enjoyed flowers, gardening and bowling. She was a member of the American Legion Auxilliary Post 62 in Punxsutawney.

September 6th

Sharon L. Haag, 54

September 6, 2011

Sharon L. Haag, 54, Brookville, died, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at home.

She was born Nov. 1, 1956, in Erie, a daughter of the late Stanley Edward and Avis Irene (Hosbach) Klepfer.

Aug. 27, 1977, in Brookville, she married David E. Haag, who survives.
Mrs. Haag worked as an RN at Brookville Hospital in the OB Department and most recently at the Nurse Family Partnership.

She was a member of the Center Hill Community Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher and AWANA Leader. She enjoyed teaching Bible studies and previously taught pre-natal classes at Brookville Hospital.

September 5th

Twila M. Enterline, 95

September 5, 2011

Twila M. Enterline, 95, Punxsutawney, formerly of Mahoning Towers, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born April 16, 1916, in Grange, a daughter of the late Frank and Esther (Doverspike) Smith.

She was married to Kenneth W. Hinderliter and then Samuel P. Enterline, both of whom preceded her in death.

Mrs. Enterline was a housekeeper at Blose-McGregor Health Care in Punxsutawney.

She was a member of the Woodland Avenue United Methodist Church in Punxsutawney.

Robyn L. Voss, 54

September 5, 2011

Robyn L. Voss, 54, Mahaffey, passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Oct. 20, 1956, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Charles R. "Dick" Fetterman and Margaret "Peggy" (Hunter) Fetterman, who survives, of Mahaffey.

She married Robert Voss, who survives, of Mahaffey.

Mrs. Voss was employed by Ames for 17 years, and she was also employed at Mahoning Outdoor Furnace.

She played softball for the Burnside Women's League.

August 31st

Gerald Gilbert Waite, 67

August 31, 2011

Gerald Gilbert Waite, 67, Punxsutawney, formerly of Frenchville, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011.

He was born July 20, 1944, in Madera, a son of the late Orrie and Ethel Mae (Wilks) Waite.

July 25, 1964, he married the former Darlene Kay Randolph, who survives.

Mr. Waite was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Punxsutawney.

He worked as a plumber and maintenance man for the West Branch School District and Allied Mechanical in State College.

Sarah Straitiff, 86

August 31, 2011

Sarah Straitiff, 86, Brookville, formerly of Coolspring, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.

She was born July 6, 1925, in Johnsonburg, a daughter of the late George and Anna M. (Updyke) Geer.

She was married to Leonard E. Straitiff, who preceded her in death Feb. 13, 2003.

Mrs. Straitiff was employed as an assembly worker at Sylvania in Brookville, and she also worked for the Brookville Glove Company.

She was a member of the Brookville Senior Citizens and the Coolspring United Methodist Church, where she had previously served as church treasurer.

August 30th

Gary Lynn Korney, 63

August 30, 2011

Gary Lynn Korney, 63, Glen Campbell, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, in Banks Township, Indiana County.

He was born Feb. 8, 1948, in Punxsutawney, a son of Dorothy (Brickell) Korney, who survives, and the late Thomas Korney.

Aug. 22, 1970, he married Margaret “Peggy” P. (Janocha) Korney, who survives.

Mr. Korney served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era.

For most of his career, he was employed in the coal mining industry, where he had worked for the Don Jury Coal Company; Johnstown Coal & Coke at Bear Run; Barnes & Tucker; and then the Greenwich Collieries.

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