Archive - Obituary
June 26th, 2011
Glenn L. Leasure, 81, Brookville, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, June 26, 2011, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.
He was born Feb. 16,1930, a son of the late Everett J. and Margaret (Wise) Leasure.
Mr. Leasure was a mechanic at General Electric. He was also employed at Sam Jack Drilling and Fairman Drilling.
Protestant in faith, Mr. Leasure attended the Albion EUB Church.
He loved spending time with his family and friends, his cats, his bunnies and working with his hands, especially doing mechanical work.
Nancy J. Neale, 53, Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
She was born July 5, 1957, in New Martinsville, W.Va., a daughter of the late Albert and Lula (Slater) Summers.
Sept. 6, 1986, she married Jack E. Neale, who survives, of Punxsutawney.
Mrs. Neale loved reading and especially loved her cats.
She was a loving wife who will be greatly missed.
Calvin Dick Yount, 82, Valier, died Sunday, June 26, 2011, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois.
He was born May 6, 1929, in Ramseytown, a son of the late Charles Marvin and J. Ruth (Dinger) Yount.
March 20, 1953, he married Doris J. (Brosius) Yount, who survives.
Mr. Yount was a member of the Punxsutawney chapters of the VFW, the American Legion, the Army-Navy Club and the Loyal Order of Moose.
He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and attained the rank of second lieutenant with the Pennsylvania National Guard.
June Bianco, 88, Sharpsville, formerly of Sharon, passed away peacefully of natural causes with her family at her side Thursday, June 23, 2011, at theÂ Critical Care Unit at UPMC Horizon Hospital, Farrell.
Mrs. Bianco was born June 10, 1923, in Walston, the daughter of the late Grover and Verda Jane (Siverling) Haag.
May 21, 1941, she married Peter J. Bianco, who preceded her in death Feb. 5, 2001.
Mrs. Bianco graduated from Punxsutawney High School. In 1954 at the age of 33, she moved to the Shenango Valley area.
Joseph C. "Joe" Woodarek, 68, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Mr. Woodarek was born July 4, 1942, in Salamanca, N.Y., a son of the late Carl and Vanadene (Shields) Woodarek.
He was married to Elizabeth J. (Colgan) Woodarek, who survives, of Punxsutawney.
Mr. Woodarek was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired employee from the CSX Railroad, where he worked as a conductor.
He was a member of the Punxsutawney American Legion Post 62 and the Punxsutawney F.O.E. 1231.
Lt. Col. Charles Augustus Lindbergh Henry, 80, Big Run, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at home.
He was born Sept. 21, 1930, in Henderson Township, one of 13 children to Joseph Newton and Ethel Faye (Deemer) Henry.
Charles L. Henry, Big Run, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at home.Â
Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Brenda D. Shumaker Funeral Home Inc., Big Run.
Rose Marie Lattanzia, 87, Creekside, died Monday, June 20, 2011, at Mahoning Riverside Manor.
She was born July 9, 1923, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Frank and Frances (Charles) Ferra.
She was married to Raymond Lattanzia, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Lattanzia attended the Church of Resurrection, Ernest.
She was expecting to become a great-great-grandmother any day with the baby to be named Lakyn Rose.
Phyllis A. Vallis, 81, Clarion, died Monday, June 20, 2011, at her home.
She was born Jan. 16, 1930, in Timblin, a daughter of the late Leon and Nellie (Brocious) Vallies.
She attended the Callensburg Church of God and the Senior Center in Shippenville.
Surviving relatives include two brothers, Donald Vallies and Robert Vallies and wife Alice, all of Punxsutawney; three sisters, Nancy Papale of Penn Hills, Lois Bickel and husband Tom of Oil City, and Betty Mottern of Punxsutawney; and a special friend, Steven George.
Bernice M. Wetzel, 96, Rossiter, died Sunday, June 19, 2011, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
She was born Oct. 23, 1914, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Clair H. and Velma (Fetterman) Brickell.
She was married to Norman R. Wetzel, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Wetzel retired from the Punxsutawney Area School District in 1978 after serving as reading supervisor for many years.
She was a God-fearing lady who continued to serve others through volunteer work at her church and with a flow of encouraging words to those around her.