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May 20th, 2011

Rose S. Zimmerman, 88

May 20, 2011

Rose S. Zimmerman, 88, DuBois, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at the DuBois Nursing Home.

She was born March 8, 1923, in Pansy, a daughter of the late William Carlton and Ida (Young) Hetrick.

Mrs. Zimmerman grew up on a farm and graduated from a one-room school after eighth grade.

May 9, 1954, at the Lutheran Church at Ohl, she married W. Wilson Zimmerman, who preceded her in death Feb. 5, 2003.

Mrs. Zimmerman was a homemaker and worked at Sylvania. She also enjoyed sewing and made many beautiful quilts.

May 19th

The Rev. J. Richard Hackenberry, 87

May 19, 2011

The Rev. J. Richard Hackenberry, 87, Summerville, died Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at home.

He was born June 23, 1923, in Lewistown, a son of the late Charles Elmer and Carrie E. Hackenberry.

Dec. 21, 1949, he married Joyce Vivian Klinger, who preceded him in death Jan. 26, 1998.

Rev. Hackenberry attended the Western Pennsylvania Conference of United Methodist Churches and served for 60 years in ministry, serving 33 churches in eight charges. After his retirement, he served five other churches.

May 18th

Donald Joseph DeSandro, 84

May 18, 2011

Donald Joseph DeSandro, 84, Sun City West, Ariz., passed away peacefully with his wife, Ann, and son Brad at his side May 4, 2011, at the Hospice of the Valley after an extended and valiant battle with COPD.

He was born May 29, 1926, the eldest of four children born to Elmer and Dora (Test) DeSandro.

Upon graduating from Punxsutawney Area High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Upon his discharge from the Navy, he enrolled in Penn State University and graduated in 1950 with an industrial engineering degree. He then served as an officer in the Air Force Reserves.

Lisa (Noerr) Rivera, 33

May 18, 2011

Lisa (Noerr) Rivera, 33, Kearneysville, W.Va., formerly of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va.

She was born Aug. 10, 1977, a daughter of Harry E. and Carol (Stahlman) Noerr, who survive, of Punxsutawney.

May 5, 2006, she married Daniel R. Rivera, who survives.

She was an elementary school teacher at the Prince William County School District in Virginia.

Rose (Hetrick) Zimmerman, 88

May 18, 2011

Rose (Hetrick) Zimmerman, 88, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at the DuBois Nursing Home.

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Richard L. Fait Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

May 17th

Donald Joseph DeSandro, 84

May 17, 2011

Donald Joseph DeSandro, 84, Sun City West, Ariz., passed away peacefully with his wife, Ann, and son Brad at his side May 4, 2011, at the Hospice of the Valley after an extended and valiant battle with COPD.

He was born May 29, 1962, the eldest of four children born to Elmer and Dora (Test) DeSandro.

Upon graduating from Punxsutawney Area High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Upon his discharge from the Navy, he enrolled in Penn State University and graduated in 1950 with an industrial engineering degree. He then served as an officer in the Air Force Reserves.

May 16th

Norma Grace Altman, 83

May 16, 2011

Norma Grace Altman, 83, Rochester Mills, died Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Allegheny General Hospital.

She was born Jan. 24, 1928, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late John and Iva Mae (Uber) Charlton.

June 1, 1946, she married Harold W. (Jock) Altman Jr., who preceded her in death May 19, 2001.

Mrs. Altman was a member of the Covode United Methodist Church and the Mahoning Hills Senior Center.

James “Jim” Howard Elkin, 76

May 16, 2011

James “Jim” Howard Elkin, 76, Shelocta, (Plumcreek Township), died Monday, May 16, 2011, at home with his loving family and friends.

He was born July 23, 1934, on a farm close to Smicksburg, the son of the late James Elmer and Ruth (Alcorn) Elkin.

He was married to Mary C. (Thomey) Elkin, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Elkin was a retired staff sergeant with the U.S. Air Force and a member and past commander of VFW Post 6555 in Sagamore.

Lisa (Noerr) Rivera, 33

May 16, 2011

Lisa (Noerr) Rivera, 33, Kearneysville, W. Va., formerly of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va.

She was born Aug. 10, 1977, a daughter of Harry E. and Carol (Stahlman) Noerr, who survive, of Punxsutawney.

May 5, 2006, she married Daniel R. Rivera, who survives.

She was an elementary school teacher at the Prince William County School District in Virginia.

May 12th

Jeffrey Hamilton King, 65

May 12, 2011

Jeffrey Hamilton King, 65, step-son of Donald M. MacIsaac of Rochester Mills, died unexpectedly of natural causes March 15, 2011, at his home in Gaithersburg, Md., after visiting his terminally- ill brother, Timothy H. King, locally three days before.

Mr. King was born Dec. 21, 1946, in White Plains, N.Y., a son of the late Hamilton and Bettye (Huntley) King, both of whom were trained as teachers at Oswego State College, Oswego, N.Y.

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