Archive - Obituary
September 23rd, 2011
Dr. Thomas E. Cressley, DDS, 89, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at his home.
He was born March 13, 1922, in Glen Campbell, a son of the late Clayton and Marvel (Gibson) Cressley.
Aug. 13, 1950, he married Florinda (Anderson) Cressley, who preceded him in death Dec. 16, 1997.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Dr. Cressley was a retired dentist and a graduate of Glen Campbell High School, Waynesburg University and the University of Pittsburgh Dental School.
Margy D. Kuntz, 77, Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Dec. 22, 1933, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late John Kopnitsky, Effie (Reams) Kopnitsky and Ruby (Geist) Kopnitsky.
Ms. Kuntz worked for Lorree Footwear and Standard Pennant Company. Later, she was a seamstress for the Stitchers Mound.
Elizabeth Woods, 86, Rossiter, passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Dec. 30, 1924, in Winslow Township, a daughter of the late Blair W. and Hazel B. (Uplinger) Vandervort.
She was married to Delmont "Smokey" Woods, who survives, of Punxsutawney.
Mrs. Woods worked many years as an LPN. She also worked private duty and was an excellent caregiver and a midwife.
She had many friends and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed.
Barbara Ann Pifer, 63, Reynoldsville, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medial Center, DuBois.
She was born May 10, 1948, in Henderson Township, a daughter of the late Harry Blair and Inez Naomi (Pifer) Kerr.
May 18, 1968, she married Charles A. Pifer, who survives, of Reynoldsville.
Mrs. Pifer graduated with honors from Punxsutawney Area High School in 1966.
She was a former employee of Standard Pennant in Big Run.
Mrs. Pifer was a member of the Paradise United Church of Christ in Reynoldsville.
Marian Lee Powers, 69, of Big Run, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, as a result of a traffic accident.
She was born Dec. 14, 1941, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Mervin Roy and Virginia (Rhodes) Sebring.
Jan. 10, 1959, she married Lonnie Lee Powers, who survives.
She was a member of the Big Run Presbyterian Church, where she served as an elder and the treasurer.
Opal J. (Fuller) Brown, 90, Punxsutawney, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
She was born June 4, 1921, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Homer C. and Freda M. (Raybuck) Fuller.
She was married to William Brown, who preceded her in death.
Surviving relatives include a son, Robert Taylor of Michigan; two daughters, Muriel Braunns and June States, both of Punxsutawney; a sister, Gladys Pounds of Punxsutawney; 12 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Joyce L. Keeler, 74, of Garnerville, N.Y., and Ballston Spa, N.Y., went to be with her Lord Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at her daughterâ€™s home in Ballston Spa.
She was born June 9, 1937, in Camden, N.J., a daughter of the late Rev. Jesse and Edith (Oberholtzer) Stayer.
She was married to Harry E. Keeler, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Keeler was a graduate of Collegeville Trappe High School and attended Millersville College.
She worked for many years in real estate and property management. She retired in 2001 as executive director of Indian River Estates in Vero Beach, Fla.
William C. Lingenfelter, 82, Punxsutawney, a guest at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center,Â passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born Oct. 3, 1928, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Edward Haag and Ada Lingenfelter.
He was Methodist by faith.
Mr. Lingenfelter was a member of the Punxsutawney Eagles and the Army Navy Club. He loved hunting, fishing playing guitar and country music.
Mary (McCurry) Minster, 57, Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2011.
She was the daughter of Charlotte McCurry of Bakerstown and the late John McCurry.
She was married to Ernest J. Minster, who survives.
Mrs. Minsterâ€™s compassion and kindness was great, and she gave all for her family. She extended her heart to all and her love was felt by many.
Her commitment to caring for all children was demonstrated through her service as a catechism teacher and school board member.
Rita A. (Bianco) Puglese, 76, Orlando, Fla., passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011.
She was born Dec. 22, 1934, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Samuel and Mary (Liptak) Bianco.
She was married to Samuel J. Puglese, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Puglese enjoyed dancing, playing cards, cheering on the Buffalo Bills, swimming in her pool, telling stories of her full and adventurous life and cooking for her friends, family and anyone else who walked through the door.