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May 6th, 2011

Donald W. Finley, 72

May 6, 2011

Donald W. Finley, 72, passed away suddenly Monday, May 2, 2011, at his residence.

He was born in Charleroi, a son of William L. Finley and Ruth Little, who preceded him in dealth.

In 1956, he graduated from Punxsutawney High School.

After graduation, he served in the Army Reserve. From there, he moved to the Philadelphia area, where he became a certified technician for Thiokol Chemical in New Jersey. He also worked for Western Electric and later at ATT Bell Labs, where he co-authored a patent for one of their chemical procedures.

May 4th

Gaynelle (Nanz) Borts, 93

May 4, 2011

Gaynelle (Nanz) Borts, 93, Punxsutawney, died Monday, May 2, 2011, at Mahoning Riverside Manor, Punxsutawney.

She was born July 1, 1917, in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of the late William F. Nanz and LaRue (Bhe) Nanz Thomas.

June 17, 1944, she married Marley B. Borts, who preceded her in death Oct. 7, 2008.

Mrs. Borts was a life member of the First English Lutheran Church.

May 3rd

Gaynelle (Nanz) Borts, 93

May 3, 2011

Gaynelle (Nanz) Borts, 93, Punxsutawney, died Monday, May 2, 2011, at Mahoning Riverside Manor, Punsutawney.

She was born July 1, 1917, in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of the late William F. Nanz and Laure (Bhe) Nanz Thomas.

June 17, 1944, she married Marley S. Borts, who preceded her in death Oct. 7, 2008.

Mrs. Borts was a life member of the First English Lutheran Church.

Raymond "Bud" Carl Steele, 85

May 3, 2011

Raymond "Bud" Carl Steele, 85, Smicksburg, passed away Monday, May 2, 2011, while recovering from prolonged surgical problems in the intensive care unit of Armstrong County Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 14, 1952, in South Mahoning Township, a son of the late Alvord and Irene (Johnston) Steele.

June 12, 1948, he married Helen (Pearce) Steele, his wife of 49 years, who preceded him in death in March 1998.

Mr. Steele was a long-time member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, located in Trade City.

Daniel Joseph Shively, 23

May 3, 2011

Daniel Joseph Shively, 23, Bishop, Calif., formerly of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, in Eureka, Calif.

He was born April 25, 1988, in Punxsutawney, a son of Daniel W. Shively and Stacey R. Serian Love, who survive.

He graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School in 2006.

Mr. Shively was Methodist by faith and attended Calvary United Methodist Church in Rossiter.

He was an accomplished musician who played guitar, drums and keyboard, and he had recently completed recording his first 18-track rap album.

May 2nd

Kevin B. Sutter Jr., 22

May 2, 2011

Kevin B. Sutter Jr., 22, Timblin, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, in Timblin.

He was born March 31, 1989, in Punxsutawney, a son of Kevin Sutter Sr. and Minnie Duperee, who survive.

Mr. Sutter was a laborer and worked at PW Hardwood in Brookville.

In addition to his parents, surviving relatives include four brothers, Cody Hartzfeld of Punxsutawney, Brandon Duperee of Centerville, Va., Trevor Sutter of Timblin, and Troy Sutter of Timblin; a sister, Angie Davis of Virginia Beach, Va.; one niece; and one nephew.

Harry E. Hibbard, 92

May 2, 2011

Harry E. Hibbard, 92, Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care and Rehabiltation Center, Punxsutawney.

He was born Jan. 7, 1919, in Eleanora, the son of the late Henry and Mary Ann (Scadden) Hibbard.

May 4, 1940, he married Martha (Kovalyak) Hibbard, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Hibbard was a laborer and worked for PennDOT.

May 1st

Sheryl K. (Fetterman) Watson, 50

May 2, 2011

Sheryl K. (Fetterman) Watson, 50, Export, passed away Friday, April 29, 2011, at Family Hospice & Palliative Care in Mt. Lebanon.

Mrs. Watson was born April 13, 1961, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Harry Fetterman and Katherine (Raybuck) Fetterman of Punxsutawney, who survives.

She was married to Todd Watson of Export, who survives.

Mrs. Watson was employed with P.K. Management, where she was a manager for many years.

She loved and adored her grandchildren and spent as much time with them as she could. She loved being with family and good friends.

April 29th

Rachel M. Melillo, 80

April 29, 2011

Rachel M. Melillo, 80, Brookville, died, Friday, April 29, 2011, in Brookville.

She was born June 14, 1930, in Walston, a daughter of the late Ralph and Sarah (Chido) Cardamone.

June 11, 1955, in Walston, she married Eugene Melillo, who preceded her in death April 7, 1993.

Mrs. Melillo was a homemaker and special “Mommy Rae” and “Nana” to many children whom she lovingly cared for in her home for many years.

She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Brookville, the Altar Rosary Society at the church and the Catholic Daughters of America.

April 28th

Very Rev. Gregory Allen Kirsch, J.C.L., V.F., 55

April 29, 2011

The Very Rev. Gregory Allen Kirsch, J.C.L., V.F., 55, who was currently serving as pastor of Christ the King Parish in Houtzdale and at Immaculate Conception Parish in Madera, died Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Clearfield Hospital.

He was born May 29, 1955, in Clearfield, a son of the late Clair Joseph and Ruth Ermina (Feighner) Kirsch. 

He attended St. Francis School from 1961 to 1969, then attended St. Francis High School, graduating in 1973.

Fr. Kirsch attended the Pennsylvania State University from 1973 to 1975 and then entered St. Mark Seminary, Erie.

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