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April 3rd, 2011

Mary Leotta Reiter, 79

April 3, 2011

Mary Leotta Reiter, 79, Big Run, died Sunday, April 3, 2011, at DuBois Nursing Home.

She was born Aug. 7, 1931, in Bell Township, a daughter of the late Russell Vern and Ethlyn Ruth (Nupp) Timblin.

March 5, 1954, she married Kenneth Olan Reiter, who preceded her in death Aug. 15, 2007.

Mrs. Reiter was a member of St. Phillips United Methodist Church, where she had also been a Sunday School teacher.

She had previously worked in the chenille department at Standard Pennant.

James Ronald "Papa Ron" Stiver, 67

April 3, 2011

James Ronald "Papa Ron" Stiver, 67, Anita, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mr. Stiver was born May 29, 1943, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late James H. and Dolores (Noerr) Stiver.

April 17, 1963, he married Andrea C. (Zeedick) Stiver, who survives, of Anita. They were married for nearly 48 years.

Mr. Stiver was a lifetime member of the McCalmont Township Fire Company and was a truck driver for Regent Trucking Company. He was known for his great sense of humor. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed.

April 1st

James Edward Armstrong, 60

April 1, 2011

James Edward Armstrong, 60, Loveland, Colo., died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at his home.

He was born Sept. 20, 1950, in Punxsutawney, the son of Evelyn Dolores (Armstrong) Fye, who survives, of Punxsutawney, and the late William Earl Armstrong.

After completion of high school, Mr. Armstrong enlisted in the U.S. Navy, in which he was stationed in Australia and served in the Vietnam War as a communications officer aboard the USS Kitty Hawk.

Daniel B. Grube, 77

April 1, 2011

Daniel B. Grube, 77, Punxsutawney, formerly of Rossiter, died Thursday, March 31, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born May 26, 1933, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Charles and Vada (Greene) Grube.

In January 1952, he married Mary Belle McCullough, who preceded him in death June 17, 2008.

Mr. Grube loved traveling with his motor home. He enjoyed tinkering in his garage and spending time with his animals. He was always there for his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a proud graduate of Vale Tech.

Lindy C. Lydic, 33

April 1, 2011

Lindy C. Lydic, 33, Kane, died Thursday, March 31, 2011, due to injuries received in an automobile accident.

She was born Jan. 26, 1978, in Rochester, N.Y., a daughter of John and Beth (Pearce) Cooper, who survive.

Ms. Lydic performed her master's degree work online and her undergraduate work at Niagara University. She was employed as a business education teacher at the Sheffield Area Middle School.

She was an active member in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

March 31st

Lloyd G. Williams, 96

March 31, 2011

Lloyd G. Williams, 96, Johnstown, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at Arbutus Park Manor, Johnstown.
He was born Nov. 2, 1914, in Spangler, a son of George S. and Bertha (Breth) Williams.

Nov. 5, 1939, he married Lucille E. Worrell, who preceded him in death Nov. 24, 1994.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II in Southeast Asia Theatre.

Mr. Williams was a member of St. David’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Davidsville, as well as the Punxsutawney B.P.O. Elks No. 301, the American Legion and the VFW.

March 30th

Hilton George Conrad, 73

March 30, 2011

Hilton George Conrad, 73, Rossiter, died Friday, March 25, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.

He was born Feb. 4, 1938, a son of the late George and Martha (Miller) Conrad.

Mr. Conrad was married to Shirley (Travis) Conrad, who survives, of Rossiter.

He was a laborer.

In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include a son, George Conrad and wife Melody of Rossiter; two grandchildren, Rick and Raymond Dubose; and seven great-grandchildren.

Vivien E. Spangler, 88

March 30, 2011

Vivien E. Spangler, 88, Estero, Fla., formerly of Ohl, died Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at JoAnn's House Hospice in Bonita Springs, Fla.

Born Jan. 24, 1923, in Cadiz, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Chanley V. and Ethel E. (Smith) Carrier.

Feb. 28, 1944, in Erie, she married George Willis Spangler, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Spangler was a 1940 graduate of Summerville High School in Summerville. She was employed at the Sylvania Factory in Brookville, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville, and she also did housework for others in the area.

March 29th

Robert “Bob” Reginald Hamilton, 79

March 29, 2011

Robert “Bob” Reginald Hamilton, 79, of Pineville, Mo., died Sunday, March 20, 2011, at his home.

He was born April 26, 1931, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Robert and Nell (McDevitt) Hamilton.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean conflict.

Oct. 19, 1985, he married Dorothy Sundberg, in St. Paul, Minn., who survives. They moved to Pineville 24 years ago from St. Paul.

Larry A. Kuntz, 63

March 29, 2011

Larry A. Kuntz, 63, Orlando, Fla., died Thursday, March 24, 2011, of heart failure.

He was born Aug. 18, 1947, in the Adrian Hospital, Punxsutawney, a son of the late Chester T. and Erna (Snyder) Kuntz.

A 1965 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School, Mr. Kuntz earned his bachelor’s degree from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1969.

He worked as a art teacher in the Fox Chapel School District in Pittsburgh. Later, his many talents led him to various occupations, where he worked in Williamsburg, Va., and Orlando.

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