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July 22nd, 2011

Mary R. Goyette, 93

July 22, 2011

Mary R. Goyette, 93, died Thursday, July 21, 2011.
She was born in Barnesboro and raised in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Antonio and Rose (Isaia) Goyette.

Miss Goyette worked in Pittsburgh for the National Supply Company and, for more than 20 years, for the State Department in Washington, D.C.

Surviving relatives include her loving nieces and nephews; Rose Marie Goyette, Nick and the late Janice Goyette, Jim and Chris Goyette, Sam Puleio and Bill and Regina Goyette.

Nancy J. Neale, 53

July 22, 2011

Nancy J. Neale, 53, Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Mrs. Neale was born July 5, 1957, in New Martinsville, W.Va., the 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 is a loving wife who will be greatly missed.

July 21st

Ruth Helen Neal, 87

July 21, 2011

Ruth Helen Neal, 87, DeLancey, formerly of Hamilton, died Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Jan. 25, 1924, in New Paris, a daughter of the late Rev. Jesse and Minnie (Doverspike) Smith.

She was married to Leon Neal, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Neal was a telephone operator at Punxsutawney Area Hospital and retired in 1984.

She was a member of the Hamilton United Methodist Church in Hamilton.

July 20th

Dean “Dino” Allen Yohe, 75

July 21, 2011

Dean “Dino” Allen Yohe, 75, Big Run, died Saturday, July 16, 2011, at home.

He was born Feb. 2, 1936, in Big Run, a son of the late Edward B. and Helen M. (Vanetta) Yohe.

Feb. 6, 1955, he married the former Wilma “Wink” LaRue Peace, who survives.

Mr. Yohe was a member of the First Christian Church in Big Run.

He was also a member of the John W. Jenks Masonic Lodge in Punxsutawney and the United Mine Workers/construction.

He worked as a carpenter constructing  mine shafts for the Williamson family company in Ebensburg. He retired from Central Cambria Drilling Company in 1991.

July 19th

Thomas J. Steel, 58

July 19, 2011

Thomas J. Steel, 58, Morning Glow Manor, Reynoldsville, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at DRMC, DuBois.

He was born July 22, 1952, in Hawthorne, a son of Wilma E. Smith Steel, who survives, of Knox Dale, and the late John A. Steel Sr.

Mr. Steel worked in construction with his brother, William S. Steel.

David Paul Mottorn

July 19, 2011

With heavy hearts, we bid goodbye to father,husband and friend David Paul Mottorn. July 16, 2011, Dave died suddenly, but doing something he loved best, biking along the Freeport-Butler Trail.

Dave was a great lover of nature and a great storyteller. Frequently, these passions came together, when he would spin an entertaining tale along a hiking trail or while dipping his kayak’s oar into the water. He loved singing, too, but his wry mantra, “If you don’t sing good, sing loud,” should be an indicator of his choral abilities.

July 17th

Vincent P. Hill, 69

July 18, 2011

Vincent P. Hill, 69, Kiski Township, died Saturday, July 16, 2011, at home.

He was born Nov. 22, 1941, in Kittanning, a son of the late Ernest and Henrietta (Kriser) Hill.

Mr. Hill lived in Kiski Township for the past 30 years.

He married Darcia Lynn (Hyrtanski) Hill, who preceded him in death March 18, 2003.

Mr. Hill was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served from 1958 through 1964 as an equipment mechanic.

For most of his life, Mr. Hill was a heavy equipment operator for various companies in the Kiski Valley.

Walter Pollock, 93

July 18, 2011

Walter Pollock, 93, Hood River, Ore., passed away of natural causes Dec. 19, 2010, at home.

He was born June 2, 1917, in Rochester Mills, a son of the late Robert J. and Flora (Jordan) Pollock. He was the oldest of four children.

Mr. Pollock was a World War II veteran who served in the Army Air Corps in Africa as a weather forecaster.

He was married to Virginia Reese Pollock for 58 years. She preceded him in death in March 2003.

Dean “Dino” Allen Yohe, 75

July 18, 2011

Dean “Dino” Allen Yohe, 75, Big Run, died Saturday, July 16, 2011, at home.

He was born Feb. 2, 1936, in Big Run, a son of the late Edward B. and Helen M. (Vanetta) Yohe.

Feb. 6, 1955, he married the former Wilma “Wink” LaRue Peace, who survives.

Mr. Yohe was a member of the First Christian Church in Big Run.

He was also a member of the John W. Jenks Masonic Lodge in Punxsutawney and the United Mine Workers/construction.

He worked as a carpenter constructing  mine shafts for the Williamson family company in Ebensburg. He retired from Central Cambria Drilling Company in 1991.

July 14th

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.

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