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July 20th, 2011

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.

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.

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