Archive - Obituary
January 19th, 2011
John M. Hollenbaugh, 89, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2011, at his daughterâ€™s home in Creedmoor, Texas.
He was born Jan. 3, 1922, in Panic, a son of the late Eli and Mabel (Hayes) Hollenbaugh.
He was married to Grace E. Dinger, who preceded him in death June 18, 2008.
Mr. Hollenbaugh was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army.
He was employed as a general contractor and enjoyed woodworking.
Donald E. Lento, 74, Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, after a long battle with ALS at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
He was born July 3, 1936, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Francis and Florence (Kingsley) Lento.
Oct. 26, 1977, he married Judith A. (Mock) Lento of Punxsutawney, who survives.
Mr. Lento was a member of the First English Lutheran Church.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a volunteer firefighter in the Punxsutawney area and Oregon, Ohio.
Beverly G. Mazik, 73, Brookville, went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011. She passed peacefully, surrounded by her family at home.
She was born Sept. 13, 1937, in Wilkins Township, a daughter of the late Arthur and Edna Geyer.
She was the beloved wife of Thomas C. Mazik, who survives. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 10, 2010.
Caroline Means, 95, Punxsutawney, formerly of Valier, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.
She was born June 10, 1915, in Punxsutawney, the oldest of five children of the late Clark and Mirtie Stoke Smith.
April 28, 1937, she married Forrest M. Means, who preceded her in death July 9, 1999. They had been married 62 years.
Mrs. Means worked as an elementary school teacher for more than 20 years, retiring in 1979.
She was a member of the Valier United Methodist Church and served in many capacities over the years.
Beulah Wetzel Hawk, 93, lovingly touched the face of Jesus as He carried her to Heaven from Mountain View Regional Medical Center, Norton, Va., Monday, Jan. 17, 2011.
She was born March 18, 1917, in Banks Township, a daughter of the late James Ray and Mary Odessa (Cessna) Wetzel.
She was married to Lester W. Hawk, who preceded her in death.
Doris Geraldine (Shick) Hutchins, 87, Indiana, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at Communities at Indian Haven Nursing Home.
She was born Dec. 20, 1923, in Allens Mills, a daughter of the late Elmer J. and Ruth (Copen) Shick.
She was married to her husband of 62 years, William B. Hutchins, who preceded her in death in October 2005
Mrs. Hutchins was a loving wife and mother who had worked as a clerk at the former G.C. Murphyâ€™s Co. She was a very active member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Indiana.
Joseph Andrew Kukula, 65, DeLancey, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at UPMC-Shadyside in Pittsburgh.
He was born Nov. 23, 1945, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Frank and Margaret (Pluchinsky) Kukula.
Mr. Kukula was a laborer at BFG Electroplating in Punxsutawney, and he also worked for Don Young Contracting of Punxsutawney.
Surviving relatives include a niece, Bonnie Byerly; and four nephews, Donald Blose Jr., Gordon Tover Jr., Danny Toven and Todd Toven.
Marian Alida Peters,Â 98, Clearfield, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Colonial Courtyard, Clearfield.
She was born April 12, 1912, in Venango, a daughter of the late Lee Macartney and Golda (French) Taylor.
July 29, 1935, she married the Rev. Edward Isaac Peters, who preceded her in death Dec. 3, 1981.
Mrs. Peters and her husband served various churches in the Washington Valley, Potter County areas and Kane. They were also custodians of the Mahaffey Camp from 1947 to 1976, and the North Hills Church, Pittsburgh, until 1982.
Gordon E. Rosian, 54, of Willoughby, Ohio, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at Lake West Hospital, Willoughby.
He was born March 6, 1956, in Cleveland.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Willoughby.
Mr. Rosian was a salesman and warehouse manager at Forest City Lumber Co., and in the most recent years had devoted many volunteer hours at the Lake West Hospital.
He was a lifelong sports fan, participating and watching most sports. He was also an avid bicyclist.
Walter Krawzyk, 80, Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at his home.
He was born May 21, 1930, in Delancey, a son of the late Peter Krawczyk and Angela (Wozny) Krawczyk.
June 10, 1956, he married Norma M. (Swanson) Krawzyk, who survives, of Punxsutawney.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War.
He was a member of the Punxsutawney VFW and Silver Sneakers.
Mr. Krawzyk loved gardening, camping and fishing.