Archive - Obituary
October 16th, 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.
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.
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 âCorkyâ John Hawk, 94, of Canoe Ridge, Indiana County, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at his daughterâs 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 âTootsâ (Mumau) Hawk, who preceded him in death April 6, 1979, after almost 39 years of marriage.
The majority of Mr. Hawkâs career was spent as a carpenter. He was a life member of the Local Carpenterâs Union based in Buffalo, N.Y., and retired in 1979 as a shop supervisor with Hadleyâs Exhibits in Buffalo.
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.
James I. Lewis,Â 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 â60s and early â70s.
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, 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, 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.
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.
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 âBunâ 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 âHit and Miss Engine Society,â which later became the Coolspring Power Museum.