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July 14th, 2011

William E. "Bill" Smochek, 59

July 14, 2011

William E. "Bill" Smochek, 59, Mahaffey, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2011, at West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born April 11, 1952, in Punxsutawney, a son of William P. Smochek of DuBois, who survives, and the late Jane (McGregor) Smochek.

Nov. 20, 1971, he married Darlene (Painter) Smochek, who survives, of Mahaffey.

Mr. Smochek was the co-owner of BD&D Specialty Fabrication & Machine and was a member of the Mt. Carmel Church.

He loved playing and listening to bluegrass music, golfing and his work.

David G. Rebuck, 52

July 14, 2011

David G. Rebuck, 52, of Kissimmee, Fla., went to be with the Lord Wednesday, July 13, 2011.

He was born in 1959 in Neptune, N.J., a son of the late Rev. Ira and Geraldine Rebuck.

Mr. Rebuck had been the owner Dave's Sunoco in Punxsutawney in the 1980s and worked for Car Tec in Reading. He loved NASCAR races, his family, and his love for God.

He will be greatly missed by those of whom he touched. His battle with multiple sclerosis was a long struggle, and he lost his battle.

July 13th

Betty Jane Craft, 71

July 14, 2011

Betty Jane Craft, 71, Punxsutawney, died Monday, July 11, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Aug. 17, 1939, a daughter of the late Ida Mae Miller and Arnold Fetterman.

June 8, 1957, she married Terry T. “Ted” Craft, who survives.

Mrs. Craft had previously worked as an inspector at Sportswear and Ideal Products.

She loved spending time with her family and her dog, Timmy. She liked to fish, going to flea markets, Cook Forest and collecting porcelain dolls. She was also a Steelers fan.

C. Richard (Skipper) Reed, 91

July 14, 2011

C. Richard (Skipper) Reed, 91, Ringgold, died Monday, July 11, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born April 3, 1920, in Ringgold, a son of the late Daniel and Elizabeth Landola (Perry) Reed.

Sept. 19, 1941, he married Mary M. Anderson, who preceded him in death Nov. 8, 2010.

Mr. Reed was a member of the Ringgold United Methodist Church and the Ringgold Sportsmen’s Association. He was also an original member of the Ringgold Area Volunteer Fire Company.

He was retired from Hanley Brick of Summerville.

July 12th

C. Richard (Skipper) Reed, 91

July 12, 2011

C. Richard (Skipper) Reed, 91, Ringgold, died Monday, July 11, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born April 3, 1920, in Ringgold, a son of the late Daniel and Elizabeth Landola (Perry) Reed.

Sept. 19, 1941, he married Mary M. Anderson, who preceded him in death Nov. 8, 2010.

Mr. Reed was a member of the Ringgold United Methodist Church and the Ringgold Sportsmen’s Association. He was also an original member of the Ringgold Area Volunteer Fire Company.

He was retired from Hanley Brick of Summerville.

Beverly A. Jesse, 86

July 12, 2011

Beverly A. Jesse, 86, Punxsutawney, formerly of Killeen, Texas, passed away Monday, July 11, 2011, at her home.

She was born June 20, 1925, in Westminster, Mass., a daughter of the late Lewis R. and Effedelia (Harrington) Berry.

She was married to John W. Jesse Sr., who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Jesse was a seamstress and was extremely talented at making afghans, crocheting and making doilies. She also enjoyed gardening.

July 11th

Paul Albrecht, 85

July 11, 2011

Paul Albrecht, 85, of Trumbull, Conn., passed on to the Lord Friday, July 8, 2011, at Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, Conn.

He born Jan. 10, 1926, in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of the late Hillard and Marie (Behn) Albrecht.

Mr. Albrecht was raised in the New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut metropolitan areas.

He was first married to Mary Bejou, who preceded him in death in 1971, for 23 years. He then married Frances Knopick, who survives, for 38 years.

Earl "Sandy" Cameron, 92

July 11, 2011

Earl "Sandy" Cameron, 92, Plum Boro, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 8, 2011.

He was the son of the late Merle and Bertha (Seger) Cameron, who preceded him in death, of Rossiter.

He was married to his wife of 66 years, Doreen "Vicky" Cameron, who survives and is formerly of Bristol, England.

Mr. Cameron was a veteran of World War II and a recipient of the Bronze Star. He was also a member of the Teamsters for more than 60 years.

Betty Jane Craft, 72

July 11, 2011

Betty Jane Craft, 71, Punxsutawney, died Monday, July 11, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Aug. 17, 1939, a daughter of the late Ida Mae Miller and Arnold Fetterman.

June 8, 1957, she married Terry T. “Ted” Craft, who survives.
Mrs. Craft had previously worked as an inspector at Sportswear and Ideal Products.

She loved spending time with her family and her dog, Timmy. She liked to fish, going to flea markets, Cook Forest and collecting porcelain dolls. She was also a Steelers fan.

Bertha A. Henery, 94

July 11, 2011

Bertha A. Henery, 94, Sykesville, died Saturday, July 9, 2011, at East Park Care Center, Ohio, following a lengthy illness.

She was born Feb. 2, 1917, in Curwensville, a daughter of the late George and Maria (Wellgus) Mayersky.

Dec. 31, 1945, she married Raymond "Jim" Henery, who preceded her in death in 2007. They were married for more than 60 years.

Mrs. Henery was a member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Sykesville. She was a volunteer at the DuBois Red Cross for 16 years.

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