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August 1st, 2011

Rose Marie Ferraraccio, 91

August 1, 2011

Rose Marie Ferraraccio, 91, formerly of Spring Avenue in DuBois, died Sunday, July 31, 2011, at Christ the King Manor.

She was born March 12, 1920, in DuBois, a daughter of the late Joseph A. and Helen (Cook) Schalk.

June 14, 1946, she married John Rubino Ferraraccio, who preceded her in death March 17, 1998.

She was a homemaker and co-owner of Ferraraccio Bros. Service Station on Franklin Street in DuBois.

John Donald Filipovich Sr., 80

August 1, 2011

John Donald Filipovich Sr., 80, of Creekside, died Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.

Known to everyone as "Don," he was born Feb. 2, 1931, in Adrian, the son of William J. and Pauline (Kutoloski) Filipovich Sr.

Mr. Filipovich and his family relocated to Indiana in 1941, and at the age of 10, he began delivering newspapers.

Lois L. “Sis” Shaffer, 78

August 1, 2011

Lois L. “Sis” Shaffer, 78, a guest at Jefferson Manor, Brookville, and formerly of Coolspring, died Sunday, July 31, 2011, at Jefferson Manor.

She was born Jan. 5, 1933, in Pine Creek Township, a daughter of the late Wilbert Byron and Twila Rebecca (Osborne) Wolfe.

Sept. 11, 1952, in Brookville, she married Lee Shaffer, who preceded her in death Jan. 28, 2009.

Mrs. Shaffer was a homemaker and worked as a seamstress at the Brookville Glove Factory for more than 15 years

July 31st

Daryl M. Kicher

August 1, 2011

Daryl M. Kicher, 84, Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Wellington Heights.

He was born Sept. 30, 1926, in Sykesville, a son of the late Joseph and Lydia (Burhenn) Kicher.

Aug. 19, 1948, he married E. Jean Hoover, who preceded him in death Nov. 19, 1980.

Mr. Kicher worked for Auto Parts in Punxsutawney and the U.S. Postal Service.

He attended the Chestnut Grove Independent Church and enjoyed playing tennis, gardening and traveling.

Surviving relatives include two daughters, Nancy Kicher of Forest, Va., and Jackie Pryber of Knox; and two granddaughters.

July 29th

Minnie Bryce Abraham, 88

July 29, 2011

Minnie Bryce Abraham, 88, well-known resident of Clymer, went to heaven peacefully in her sleep early Wednesday morning, July 27, 2011, at Grace Healthcare in Franklin, Tenn.

She was born Oct. 7, 1922, in Clymer, the daughter of James and Agnes Clayton.

She was married to Howard “Hub” Abraham, who preceded her in death in 1996, for 50 years. Together, they pioneered Little League Baseball in Clymer, an organization they served for more than 40 years. Clymer’s “Hub Field” is named in honor of Howard Abraham, inducted into the Indiana County Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.

Christopher Jordan Gardner, 21

July 29, 2011

Christopher Jordan Gardner, 21, Glen Campbell, died Thursday, July 28, 2011, in Montgomery Township, Indiana County.

He was born June 4, 1990, in Indiana, a son of Van E. and Regina B. (Brink) Gardner, who survive.

Mr. Gardner was a 2008 graduate of Purchase Line High School, where he was active in sports. He was employed as a driller for Aztec Well Services.

An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting; fishing; archery; scouting for deer and turkey; and riding his ATV.

Robert Blaine Shields Sr., 71

July 29, 2011

Robert Blaine Shields Sr., 71, Rochester Mills, died Friday, July 29, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center in DuBois.

He was born Aug. 11, 1939, in Marion Center, a son of the late William Guy and Esther Alice (Salsgiver) Shields.

Mr. Shields served in the U.S. Army as an S4 during the Vietnam War.
He was a fabricator at Polyvision in Dixonville.

July 26th

John Ray Curry, 59

July 27, 2011

John Ray Curry, 59, Mahaffey, passed away Monday, July 25, 2011.

He was born April 30, 1952, in Punxsutawney, a son of Wilma Curry, who survives, of Mahaffey, and the late Ray S. Curry.

June 16, 1973, he married his loving wife, Debra K. (Bennett) Curry, who survives, of Mahaffey.

Mr. Curry was Protestant by faith and a member of the Mahaffey Methodist Church.

He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in November 1977.

Bethany “Beth” Sue Peterson, 29

July 26, 2011

Bethany “Beth” Sue Peterson, 29, Clymer, died Monday, July 25, 2011, in Grant Township, Indiana County.

She was born Oct. 2, 1981, in Indiana, the daughter of Larry G. and Glenda S. (Edwards) Peterson, who survive, of Clymer.

Miss Peterson was a member of the Marion Center First United Methodist Church in Marion Center, where she was active with the church’s music ministry. She served as the choir accompanist; played piano for Sunday services; and was a member of both the bell choir and the brass ensemble.

Kathleen "Kathie" Shepherd, 67

July 26, 2011

Kathleen "Kathie" Shepherd, 67, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at her residence.

She was born April 20, 1944, in Dayton, a daughter of the late Richard and Dorothy (Icher) McKain.

Aug. 7, 1987, she married Wes K. Shepherd, who survives.

Mrs. Shepherd was the regional commissioner for the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York Scottish Highland Clan.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two aunts, Mildred and Ethel Icher.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2011, in the Rural Valley Cemetery.

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