Archive - Obituary
August 12th, 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.
H. B. â€śBarneyâ€ť McGee, 87, McGees Mills, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 1, 1923, in Mahaffey, a son of the late Charles Carlisle and Eva (Byron) McGee.
Mr. McGee was married to Marjorie (Hill) McGee, who preceded him in death Dec. 26, 2007.
Norma Jean (Crissman) Fetters, 82, Indiana, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at Scenery Hill Manor.
She was born April 6, 1929, in Detroit, Mich., a daughter of William McKinley and Sylvia Mae (Turney) Crissman.
She was married to John Philip Fetters, who preceded her in death in 1973.
Mrs. Fetters was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Indiana. She was raised in Smicksburg and was a 1947 graduate of Punxsutawney High School.
Lelia May Shugars, 74, formerly of W. Liberty Street, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
She was born March 31, 1933, in Pitcairn, Allegheny County, a daughter of the late Ross and Jane (Bevan) Fike.
Dec. 17, 1955, she married Howard T. Shugars, who preceded her in death March 13, 1989.
Mrs. Shugars was a member of the First Church of God.
She was employed at Rola-Jensen and was a manager of Bradford House at Grants.
Harry D. Sebring, 85, Knox Dale, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born Aug. 27, 1925, in Knox Township, a son of the late C. Earl Sebring and Venice (Shoffner) Sebring.
Sept. 17, 1946, he married Patty J. Dinger, who preceded him in death Sept. 3, 2010.
Mr. Sebring was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theater with the U.S. Marine Corps.
He worked as a sawyer and carpenter and later retired from the Pennsylvania Fish & Game Commission.
Darl Yount, 85, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
He was born June 13, 1926, in Ringgold, a son of the late Elwood and Grace (Geist) Yount.
Aug. 27, 1948, he married the former Dorothy G. Rugh, who survives.
He attended the First Church of God.
Mr. Yount worked as a heavy equipment operator for PennDOT for 35 years. He was also a farmer.
He was a member of the John J. Jenks Masonic Lodge and the Punxsutawney Country Club.
Mr. Yount really enjoyed playing golf, walking and hunting.
Emma Lowesa Zimmerman, 98, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, at McKinley Health Center in Brookville.
She was born Dec. 19, 1912, in Grange, a daughter of the late Charles B. and Maggie P. (Fry) Plyler.
She was married to Walter J. Zimmerman, who preceded her in death Jan. 15, 1978.
Mrs. Zimmerman was a teacher at the Punxsutawney Area School District.
She was a member of the Progressive Study Club, the NEA and PEO, and a life member of the Punxsutawney Historical Society.
She was also a member of the Presbyterian Church in Punxsutawney.
George R. Hinely, 76, of Hamilton, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at Anne Arundel Hospital in Annapolis, Md.
He was born May 6, 1935, in New York City.
Mr. Hinely was a supervisor with the Rola-Jensen Company in Punxsutawney and Lumberton, N.C.
Surviving relatives include a daughter, Joyce Ann Thompson of Roanoke, Va.; two sons, George Michael Hinely of Raleigh, N.C., and Kenneth Raymond Hinely of Gambrills, Md.; five grandchildren, Sonya, Holly, Carolyn, Michael and Alexa; and two great-grandchildren, Daylynn and Hayden.
Rose Marie Ferraraccio, 91, formerly of Spring Avenue in DuBois, died Sunday, July 31, 2011, at Christ the King Manor.
She was born March 12, 1920, in DuBois, a daughter of the late Joseph A. and Helen (Cook) Schalk.
June 14, 1946, she married John Rubino Ferraraccio, who preceded her in death March 17, 1998.
She was a homemaker and co-owner of Ferraraccio Bros. Service Station on Franklin Street in DuBois.
John Donald Filipovich Sr., 80, of Creekside, died Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
Known to everyone as "Don," he was born Feb. 2, 1931, in Adrian, the son of William J. and Pauline (Kutoloski) Filipovich Sr.
Mr. Filipovich and his family relocated to Indiana in 1941, and at the age of 10, he began delivering newspapers.