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April 29th, 2011

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.

April 27th

Robert E. Bennett, 86

April 27, 2011

Robert E. Bennett, 86, Rossiter, died Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at home.

He was born March 30, 1925, in Clymer, the son of the late Perry and Margaret (Shields) Bennett.

Jan. 12, 1946, he married Avanell Humble, who survives.

Mr. Bennett was a member of the former Rossiter Presbyterian Church. He served as a church elder, Sunday School teacher and former church treasurer.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was also a member of the American Legion of Rossiter and the Carpenters Union Local No. 2274 of Pittsburgh.

April 26th

Robert E. Bennett, 86

April 26, 2011

Robert E. Bennett, 86, Rossiter, died, Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at home.

He was born March 30, 1925, in Clymer, the son of the late Perry and Margaret (Shields) Bennett.

Jan. 12, 1946, he married Avanell Humble, who survives.

Mr. Bennett was a member of the former Rossiter Presbyterian Church. He served as a church elder, Sunday School teacher and former church treasurer.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was also a member of the American Legion of Rossiter and the Carpenters Union Local No. 2274 of Pittsburgh.

Margaret Couser, 99

April 26, 2011

A memorial service for Margaret Couser, 99, who was born Jan. 18, 1912, and died Jan. 26, 2011, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Union Hill Church.

Drive through Rossiter and turn right up Union Hill. The church is at the top on the right.

Pastor George (Butch) White will preside.

All friends are welcome.

After the service, friends and relatives may gather at the home of grandson Brendan Couser, 223 Pine St.

Questions may be directed to Dyrk or Collie Couser at 952-2618 or 938-3677.

April 22nd

John P. Kostick, 92

April 22, 2011

John P. Kostick, 92, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at his home.

He was born April 9, 1919, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late John P. and Mary (Baker) Kostick Sr.

He was married to Anna M. (Misiewicz) Kostick, who survives, of Punxsutawney.

Mr. Kostick served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church and the Punxsutawney Eagles No. 1231.

Trudell Katherine Bingaman Gromley, 86

April 22, 2011

Trudell Katherine Bingaman Gromley, 86, Burnside, died Sunday, April 17, 2011, at home.

She was born Feb. 16, 1925, in Banks Township, Indiana County, a daughter of Melvin E. and Violet E. (Spencer) Bingaman, and step-mother Cora V. Bair Bingaman.

April 6, 1946, she married Elmer E. Gromley, who survives, in Burnside, Indiana County.

Mrs. Gromley was a member of the First Baptist Church in Glen Campbell and also attended Christian churches in Gipsy and Cookport.

April 21st

Max L. Moore, 86

April 21, 2011

Max L. Moore, 86, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at his home.

He was born Oct. 16, 1924, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Everett J. and Cosie (Smith) Moore.

He was married to Eleanor "Jane" Moore, who preceded him in death May 18, 2009.

Mr. Moore was co-owner and operator of Everett Moore Coal Company. He was a member of the Moose and the Punxsutawney Country Club.

He loved golfing, tinkering with old lawn mowers, tractors and dozers. He was known for his daily trips into town with his dog Snickers and loved watching reality shows and "Judge Judy."

Grace P. Neal, 85

April 21, 2011

Grace P. Neal, 85, Indianapolis, Ind., died Sunday, April 17, 2011, at Rittenhouse Assisted Living.

She was born March 20, 1926, in Big Run, a daughter of the late Gilbert and Nell (Smouse) Patterson.

In July 1946, she married Robert Neal, who survives. They were married for 64 years.

Mrs. Neal was a graduate of Big Run High School, and in addition to being a dedicated mother, she worked as a secretary for MFA Insurance.

She was a member of the Valier United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Neal enjoyed gardening, her pets and being a homemaker.

April 20th

Norma J. Mottern, 67

April 20, 2011

Norma J. Mottern, 67, Stump Creek, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.

She was born Nov. 27, 1943, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Marie (Lockard) Peace, who survives, of Punxsutawney, and the late Merle G. Peace Sr.

In December 1992, Mrs. Mottern married her husband, Gaill Mottern, who preceded her in death.

She was employed by the Area Agency on Aging, where she was a caregiver and also delivered the Tribune Review with her husband for many years.

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