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September 7th, 2011

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.

Robert (Bob) H. Diggory III, 77

August 30, 2011

Robert (Bob) H. Diggory III, 77, Dacula, Ga., died suddenly Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011.

He was born in Albany, N.Y., a son of the late Robert H. and Annis (Sykes) Diggory Jr.

He attended Russell Sage College and served in the National Guard.

Mr. Diggory was a long-time member of the Lions Club and a volunteer for Project Share in Carlisle.

He will be remembered for his warm heart and friendship, faith in God and his volunteer contributions to the communities in which he lived.

August 29th

Gerald Gilbert Waite, 67

August 29, 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.

August 28th

David Walter Snyder, “The Duke,” 76

August 29, 2011

David Walter Snyder, “The Duke,” 76, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, at home.

He was born March 22, 1935, in Nescopeck, a son of the late Charles and Bernice (Laycock) Snyder.

He enlisted in the United States Air Force in October of 1954, and was trained as an aircraft mechanic. After serving his country for 20 years, he retired as a Master Sergeant.

June 20, 1957, he married the love of his life, Brenda Joyce Jordan, who preceded him in death Oct. 16, 2007.

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