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October 16th, 2011

John A. Welder, 73

October 16, 2011

John A. Welder, 73, DuBois, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 9, 1939, in Stump Creek, the son of the late Joseph Welder and Helen Frantz.

July 6, 1968, he married Lillian (Tschopp) Welder, who survives.

Mr. Welder was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in Vietnam.

He worked at Riverside-BiLo in DuBois and the former Country Garden Market for many years.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He especially liked to work on vehicles.

October 13th

Velma Jean Sarvey, 74

October 13, 2011

Velma Jean Sarvey, 74, Brookville, formerly of Summerville, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Brookville Hospital.

She was born Aug. 21, 1937, in Summerville, a daughter of the late Berge Olan and Edith Ellan (Hughes) Ishman.

She was married to Richard C. Sarvey, who preceded her in death Jan. 19, 1983.

Mrs. Sarvey worked as a waitress for Truckstops of America in Brookville for more than 22 years.

October 12th

Elmer E. Gromley Sr., 96

October 12, 2011

Elmer E. Gromley Sr., 96, Burnside, passed away Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at his home.

He was born Dec. 10, 1914, in Glen Campbell, a son of the late Obadiah and Lula Jane (Walker)

April 16, 1946, he married Trudell (Bingaman) Gromley, who preceded him in death April 17, 2011, after 65 years of marriage.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theater as a staff sergeant, serving with with the 37th Division 129th Infantry Regiment.

Forrest “Corky” John Hawk, 94

October 12, 2011

Forrest “Corky” John Hawk, 94, of Canoe Ridge, Indiana County, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at his daughter’s home in Canoe Ridge.

He was born Dec. 23, 1916, in Canoe Ridge, a son of George and Velma (Smith) Hawk.

Oct. 3, 1940, he married the former B. LaRue “Toots” (Mumau) Hawk, who preceded him in death April 6, 1979, after almost 39 years of marriage.

The majority of Mr. Hawk’s career was spent as a carpenter. He was a life member of the Local Carpenter’s Union based in Buffalo, N.Y., and retired in 1979 as a shop supervisor with Hadley’s Exhibits in Buffalo.

October 10th

Dennis D. Hook

October 10, 2011

Dennis D. Hook, Brooksville, Fla., passed away Sept. 19, 2011.

He was born in Spangler and was a 1966 graduate of Purchase Line High School.

Mr. Hook moved to Syracuse, N.Y., where he spent most of his life. He worked for P&C Foods as a truck driver, accumulating more than 1.5 million safe driving miles. He also received New York State Safe Driver of the Year awards.

He retired after 34 years with the Teamsters Local No. 317, then moved to Florida where he wanted to retire for a while. He also worked for Autoway-Ford of Brooksville for four years.

October 9th

James I. Lewis

October 9, 2011

James I. Lewis,  82, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 14, 1928, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late John and May (Airgood) Lewis.

He was a member of the U.S. Army and served during the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Lewis owned a convenience store in Cloe in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.

His hobbies were fishing and hunting.

Surviving relatives include a brother, Garland Lewis and wife Maria; a sister, Donna May Wells; and nieces and nephews.

Frances V. Pape Stojek, 83

October 9, 2011

Frances V. Pape Stojek, 83, DuBois, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

She was born Dec. 22, 1927, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Louis and Anna (Galletta) Pape.

Sept. 16, 1948, she married Albert "Snuffy" Stojek, who preceded her in death May 29, 1970.

Mrs. Stojek graduated from SS. Cosmas and Damian High School in Punxsutawney in 1946.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Reynoldsville and a former member of S.S. Cosmas and Damian Church in Punxsutawney and St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in DuBois.

Anthony Test, 89

October 9, 2011

Anthony Test, 89, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at UMPC-Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

He was born June 25, 1922, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late John P. and Frances (DelPrincipe) Test.

April 24, 1948, he married Grace E. (Motter) Test, who survives, of Punxsutawney.

Mr. Test was the former owner of the Matterhorn Co. in Punxsutawney.
A veteran of WWII, he served in the U.S. Army as a private first class. He was also a member of the American Legion.

Mr. Test was a member of SS. Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church, Punxsutawney.

October 7th

Ruby Elaine Bowser, 90

October 7, 2011

Ruby Elaine Bowser, 90, Treasure Lake, DuBois, formerly of Big Run, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

She was born April 8, 1921, in Vandergrift, a daughter of the late Earl and Melda (Blystone) Stouffer.

Aug. 17, 1940, she married Arnold Bowser, who preceded her in death Dec. 29, 1982.

Mrs. Bowser attended the First Baptist Church in DuBois, and previously, the First Christian Church when she lived in Big Run.

October 4th

John Edward Kline, 73

October 4, 2011

John Edward Kline, 73, of Brookville, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at McKinley Health Center.

He was born Dec. 8, 1937, in Brookville, a son of the late Bernard “Bun” and Kathryn (Baker) Kline.

June 17, 1961, he married Helen Esther Reed, who preceded him in death Nov. 17, 2008.

He served in the U. S. Army.

Mr. Kline worked as diesel shop foreman for the Pittsburgh Shawmut Railroad.

He helped start the “Hit and Miss Engine Society,” which later became the Coolspring Power Museum.

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