Archive - Obituary
July 19th, 2013
Raymond L. Spencer, Sr., 63, of Mayport, died suddenly on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on March 8, 1950, in Pittsburgh, the son of Samuel C. and Margaret E. (Walters) Spencer, Sr.
He married Barbara J. (Bowman) on Oct. 30, 1976, and she survives.
Raymond worked for Crawford Furniture in Fairmount City.
Louis A. Dickey, 77, of Oliveburg, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013, at UPMC Shadyside.
Mr. Dickey was born Oct. 22, 1935, in Reynoldsville, the son of the late Roy and Marguerite (McClincy) Dickey.
He was preceded in death by his wife, M. Sue Dickey, on June 5, 2009.
Mr. Dickey was a member of the Oliveburg Presbyterian Church, a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge in Punxsutawney and was retired from the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau after 25 years.
Emily I. McKee, 90, of Rossiter, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at DuBois Nursing Home.
Mrs. McKee was born June 3, 1923, in Clearfield, the daughter of the late George and Ethel (Moore) Waring.
Emily was married to Howard D. McKee, who survives, of Rossiter. They celebrated 66 years of marriage in April.
Mrs. McKee was very active in the Plumville Presbyterian Church and attended the Steffy Church, where she was treasurer/secretary.
She was a treasurer for the Steffy Ladies and secretary/treasurer for the Devers Cemetery Association.
Kelly Jo Pape, 40, of Blairville, died Sunday, July 14, 2013, in Blairsville as a result of a motorcycle accident.
Born June 1, 1973, in Olean, N.Y., a daughter of John Alfred and Elizabeth A. "Dub" (James) Pape, Jr., Kelly was a 1991 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School.
In June of 2013, she earned her MBA in business management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.She was proud to have graduated with a 4.0 GPA, majoring in psychology with a minor in sociology.
Marian A. Williams, 93, formerly of Spring St., Corry, Pa., died at the Corry Manor on Saturday, July 13, 2013.
She was born on June 30, 1920, in Rochester Mills, Pa., a daughter of the late Max and Ammy Work Crawford.
Marian was raised and educated in Rochester Mills and Indiana, Pa.
She graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1939, and then she worked as a telephone operator in Punxsutawney.
Patricia Elaine Berst, age 69, of Distant, died Monday evening, July 15, 2013, at her home following an illness.
Born Dec. 29, 1943, in Brookville, she was a daughter of the late Ross J. and Sara Leora Zimmerman Ferraro.
Pat married Gregory Berst on June 11, 1994. He survives.
She worked for Rola until its closing, then worked in retail for Brodys and Danks.
Pat loved crafts and collected jewelry. She enjoyed working in her flower beds and shopping.
In addition to her husband, Greg, she is survived by a brother, Lanny Ferraro of Brookville.
Ernest Eugene Certo, 88, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, July 14, 2013,
at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.
He was born May 5, 1925, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Joseph and Grace (Spader) Certo.
He was a Navy Seaman 1st Class, serving during World War II on the USS Saratoga, which sailed the Pacific and Northwest Pacific.
The ship was bombed by Japanese Kamikaze pilots off the shores of Iwo Jima; many men perished that day, and Seaman Certo was one of the wounded.
He was the recipient of the Purple Heart and other medals during his service in the United States Navy.
Donald K. Schrock, Jr., 53, of Jay, Maine, passed away on Feb. 11, 2013, following complications from a life-long illness of primary immune deficiency disease.
He was born on July 27, 1957, in North Tonawanda, N.Y., the son of Donald (Kerm) and Janet (Kiehl) Schrock, Sr. of Winthrop, Maine, and both formerly of Punxsutawney.
He was the grandson of Gene and Hazel (Stahlman) Kiehl and Ezra and Jeanette (Snyder) Schrock, all life-long residents of the Punsxy area until their passings.
Connor James Gummo, infant, was born on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, and just a few short hours later, was placed back in the arms of Jesus.
He is the son of Tyler and Brianna Nichole (Henry) Gummo of DeLancey.
He is the paternal grandson of Mark and Kim (Poorman) Culberson, of Punxsutawney, and maternal grandson of David Henry of DeLancey.
Connor was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Linda Lee Craft.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at St. Phillips United Methodist Church in Big Run, officiated by Pastor Dawn Krishart.
Louise Bloom, 76, of Curwensville, passed away Monday July 8, 2013, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
Born Jan. 19, 1937, in New Millport, she was the daughter of Russell Rea and Mamie (Bloom) Bloom. Miss Bloom was a music teacher, having taught in the Punxsutawney Area School District, retiring after 35 years of service. She received her bachelorâ€™s degree from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
She was a member of the Curwensville United Methodist Church and was affiliated with the Oak Ridge Union Church in Carnwath.