Archive - Obituary
October 2nd, 2014
James A. Johns, 34, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at Penn Highlands Health Care in DuBois.
Born June 10, 1980, James was the son of Howard E. Johns and Janice F. (Campbell) Barrett. They survive.
Formerly, James worked in a pressed metal factory. He enjoyed mechanical work, computers and fixing trucks. He was a member of Cowboy Church in Florida.
James R Shirley, 96, originally of Punxsutawney, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Palm Harbor, Florida.
Born on Nov. 26, 1917, he was the son of the late Roy E. and Bertha N. (Long) Shirley.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Virginia Ruth Shirley; one son, Donald R. Shirley and wife Patricia of Palm Harbor, Florida; one daughter, Sandra J. Nungester and husband Don of Spring, Texas; and one niece, Karen Harshman of Punxsutawney.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy Seabees, having served in World War II.
Burton E. Harrold, 87, of Warren, died Monday evening, Sept. 29, 2014, at St. Joseph Health Center. He was born Feb. 15, 1927, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Burt Edward and Hazel Mae Horner Harrold. He and his wife, Ruby, have been Warren residents since 1959, coming from Latrobe, Pa.
Stephen T. Gomola, 81, of Reynoldsville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at his home.
Mr. Gomola was born April 29, 1933, in DeLancey, the youngest son of the late Steve and Mary (Sivanich) Gomola.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Dolores A. (Molnar) Gomola.
Mr. Gomola was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he was a Captain.
He was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Church.
Ellen L. Kerr, 95, Punxsutawney, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born June 30, 1919, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Jesse and Nettie (Maurer) Snyder.
In 1938, she married Oliver C. Kerr, who preceded her in death in April of 1960.
She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Punxsutawney, where she served as a deaconess and choir member and taught Sunday School for many years.
She enjoyed cooking and baking, being active within her church, playing piano and spending time with family.
Jack D. White, 75, of Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at his home surrounded by family and friends after battling cancer.
Jack was the eldest son of the late Wayne D. and Martha (Steele) White.
He was raised on North Main Street in Punxsutawney and proudly referred to himself as a West-Ender. He was a graduate of the 1957 Class at Punxsutawney High School, where he excelled in sports, especially track and football.
After graduating high school, Jack enlisted in the United States Army as an Airborne Pathfinder and was stationed at Lee Barracks in West Ger-
Doris A. Cochran, 87, of Rossiter, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
She was born Nov. 2, 1926, in Brookville, a daughter of the late Merle C. and Sarah E. (Harriger) Thomas.
In January of 1968, she married Arnold â€śFuzzâ€ť Cochran, who preceded her in death in 1995.
She was a member of the St. Peters United Church of Christ of Punxsutawney.
She enjoyed bingo, cooking, baking, canning, the game â€śhorse racesâ€ť and picking berries.
She was a very loving and caring person who loved her family and was always there to help and lend a hand.
Gerald Allen Twigg, 88, of Reynoldsville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at Brookside Assisted Living in Brookville.
Mr. Twigg was born May 1, 1926, in Brownsville, a son of the late Gerald and Elmira (Hassett) Twigg.
Gerald is survived by his loving wife, Miriam J. (Davies) Twigg, of Reynoldsville.
He was a WWII veteran of the US Navy.
He was a member of the John W. Jenks Lodge No. 534. He was an avid fly fisherman and hunter.
He was a member of the Punxsutawney CMA Church.
Frances L. Rupert, 85, of North Point, passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh.
Mrs. Rupert was born July 6, 1929, in Timblin, a daughter of the late Marcus and Pauline (Coleman) Crawford.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald F. Rupert.
Frances enjoyed bingo, trips to Salamanca, playing cards and talking with friends and family. She also loved â€śThe Price Is Rightâ€ť and â€śWheel Of Fortune.â€ť
Patricia Alice Keller, 84, of Pittsburgh, passed away on Sept. 26, 2014.
She was the beloved wife of the late Harold Thomas Keller, loving mother of Gary (Sonia), Russ (Vivian) and Randy Keller. She was the grandmother of Brandon and Matthew Keller and Lisa (Brett) Evans, and great-grandmother of Elizabeth Evans.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry F. and Lottie Lerch; and her siblings, Maxine, Helen, and Donald.
Patricia was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School and a longtime member of Hamilton Presbyterian Church.