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May 3rd, 2011

Daniel Joseph Shively, 23

May 3, 2011

Daniel Joseph Shively, 23, Bishop, Calif., formerly of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, in Eureka, Calif.

He was born April 25, 1988, in Punxsutawney, a son of Daniel W. Shively and Stacey R. Serian Love, who survive.

He graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School in 2006.

Mr. Shively was Methodist by faith and attended Calvary United Methodist Church in Rossiter.

He was an accomplished musician who played guitar, drums and keyboard, and he had recently completed recording his first 18-track rap album.

May 2nd

Kevin B. Sutter Jr., 22

May 2, 2011

Kevin B. Sutter Jr., 22, Timblin, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, in Timblin.

He was born March 31, 1989, in Punxsutawney, a son of Kevin Sutter Sr. and Minnie Duperee, who survive.

Mr. Sutter was a laborer and worked at PW Hardwood in Brookville.

In addition to his parents, surviving relatives include four brothers, Cody Hartzfeld of Punxsutawney, Brandon Duperee of Centerville, Va., Trevor Sutter of Timblin, and Troy Sutter of Timblin; a sister, Angie Davis of Virginia Beach, Va.; one niece; and one nephew.

Harry E. Hibbard, 92

May 2, 2011

Harry E. Hibbard, 92, Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care and Rehabiltation Center, Punxsutawney.

He was born Jan. 7, 1919, in Eleanora, the son of the late Henry and Mary Ann (Scadden) Hibbard.

May 4, 1940, he married Martha (Kovalyak) Hibbard, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Hibbard was a laborer and worked for PennDOT.

May 1st

Sheryl K. (Fetterman) Watson, 50

May 2, 2011

Sheryl K. (Fetterman) Watson, 50, Export, passed away Friday, April 29, 2011, at Family Hospice & Palliative Care in Mt. Lebanon.

Mrs. Watson was born April 13, 1961, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Harry Fetterman and Katherine (Raybuck) Fetterman of Punxsutawney, who survives.

She was married to Todd Watson of Export, who survives.

Mrs. Watson was employed with P.K. Management, where she was a manager for many years.

She loved and adored her grandchildren and spent as much time with them as she could. She loved being with family and good friends.

April 29th

Rachel M. Melillo, 80

April 29, 2011

Rachel M. Melillo, 80, Brookville, died, Friday, April 29, 2011, in Brookville.

She was born June 14, 1930, in Walston, a daughter of the late Ralph and Sarah (Chido) Cardamone.

June 11, 1955, in Walston, she married Eugene Melillo, who preceded her in death April 7, 1993.

Mrs. Melillo was a homemaker and special “Mommy Rae” and “Nana” to many children whom she lovingly cared for in her home for many years.

She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Brookville, the Altar Rosary Society at the church and the Catholic Daughters of America.

April 28th

Very Rev. Gregory Allen Kirsch, J.C.L., V.F., 55

April 29, 2011

The Very Rev. Gregory Allen Kirsch, J.C.L., V.F., 55, who was currently serving as pastor of Christ the King Parish in Houtzdale and at Immaculate Conception Parish in Madera, died Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Clearfield Hospital.

He was born May 29, 1955, in Clearfield, a son of the late Clair Joseph and Ruth Ermina (Feighner) Kirsch. 

He attended St. Francis School from 1961 to 1969, then attended St. Francis High School, graduating in 1973.

Fr. Kirsch attended the Pennsylvania State University from 1973 to 1975 and then entered St. Mark Seminary, Erie.

April 27th

Robert E. Bennett, 86

April 27, 2011

Robert E. Bennett, 86, Rossiter, died Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at home.

He was born March 30, 1925, in Clymer, the son of the late Perry and Margaret (Shields) Bennett.

Jan. 12, 1946, he married Avanell Humble, who survives.

Mr. Bennett was a member of the former Rossiter Presbyterian Church. He served as a church elder, Sunday School teacher and former church treasurer.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was also a member of the American Legion of Rossiter and the Carpenters Union Local No. 2274 of Pittsburgh.

April 26th

Robert E. Bennett, 86

April 26, 2011

Robert E. Bennett, 86, Rossiter, died, Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at home.

He was born March 30, 1925, in Clymer, the son of the late Perry and Margaret (Shields) Bennett.

Jan. 12, 1946, he married Avanell Humble, who survives.

Mr. Bennett was a member of the former Rossiter Presbyterian Church. He served as a church elder, Sunday School teacher and former church treasurer.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was also a member of the American Legion of Rossiter and the Carpenters Union Local No. 2274 of Pittsburgh.

Margaret Couser, 99

April 26, 2011

A memorial service for Margaret Couser, 99, who was born Jan. 18, 1912, and died Jan. 26, 2011, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Union Hill Church.

Drive through Rossiter and turn right up Union Hill. The church is at the top on the right.

Pastor George (Butch) White will preside.

All friends are welcome.

After the service, friends and relatives may gather at the home of grandson Brendan Couser, 223 Pine St.

Questions may be directed to Dyrk or Collie Couser at 952-2618 or 938-3677.

April 22nd

John P. Kostick, 92

April 22, 2011

John P. Kostick, 92, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at his home.

He was born April 9, 1919, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late John P. and Mary (Baker) Kostick Sr.

He was married to Anna M. (Misiewicz) Kostick, who survives, of Punxsutawney.

Mr. Kostick served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church and the Punxsutawney Eagles No. 1231.

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