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June 8th, 2011

Douglas H. Snyder, 56

June 9, 2011

Douglas H. Snyder, 56, Mayport, died suddenly Saturday, June 4, 2011, in Newark, N.J.

He was born July 26, 1954, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Howard D. “Snitz” and Sarah Josephine “Jo” (Caylor) Snyder.

Dec. 13, 1997, he married Doris J. (Hendricks) Snyder, who survives, of Mayport.

Mr. Snyder drove a truck for J&B Leasing Company of Toledo, Ohio.

June 7th

Lilly "Sue" Pearce, 81

June 7, 2011

Lilly "Sue" Pearce, 81, a resident of Beaver Elder Care & Rehab Center, Hopewell Township, and formerly a lifelong resident of Ambridge, died Monday, June 6, 2011.

She was born Oct. 26, 1929, in Sykesville, a daughter of the late Frank E. and Maude (Craft) Fleeger.

She was married to her husband of 61 years, Howard C. Pearce, who preceded her in death in December 2007.

Mrs. Pearce was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ambridge.

Darrell F. Bowser, 66

June 7, 2011

Darrell F. Bowser, 66, Mahaffey, died Monday, June 6, 2011, at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh.

He was born Aug. 14, 1944, in Mahaffey, a son of the late Frank M. and Dorothy Mae (Peace) Bowser.

April 26, 1969, he married Lana N. (Russell) Bowser, who survives, of Mahaffey.

Mr. Bowser was the owner of Bowser Precision in Mahaffey. He loved turkey hunting, fishing, weekends at camp with the guys, riding horses, gardening and the outdoors. He drove racecar No. 89 and was the former Rookie of the Year in the coupe division.

June 5th

Gertrude McCauley, 79

June 6, 2011

Gertrude McCauley, 79, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born June 11, 1931, in Vienna, Austria, a daughter of the late Karl and Theresia Geborene (Schreiner) Unmuth.

She had recollections of very hard times in Germany, which included bread rations and being made to salute Hitler in her early years of life.
July 14, 1956, she married her beloved Albert Merle McCauley Jr., who preceded her in death Dec. 31, 2002.

Ruby E. Powell, 68

June 6, 2011

Ruby E. Powell, 68, Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, June 3, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Nov. 12, 1942, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Martin Vasbinder and Edna (Minich) Vasbinder-Burkett.

July 30, 1960, she married Clair J. Powell, Sr., of Punxsutawney, who survives.

June 3rd

Alice Jean Burkett, 85

June 4, 2011

Alice Jean Burkett, 85, Summerville, died Thursday, June 2, 2011, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.

She was born June 27, 1925, in Brookville, a daughter of the late Harry B. and Florence (Galbraith) Hetrick.

She was married to Thomas F. Stahlman, who preceded her in death Jan. 26, 1950. She then married Albert W. “Groundy” Burkett, who preceded her in death June 23, 1997.

Mrs. Burkett worked for Sylvania in Brookville and was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Brookville.

May 30th

Lindsey Ellen Sweet, 50

May 31, 2011

Lindsey Ellen Sweet, 50, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Mt. Laurel Nursing Home, Clearfield.

She was born March 2, 1961, in Ipswich, Mass., a daughter of the late David Eugene and Ellen (Lavoie) Cook.

She served the country as a U.S. Marine directly after graduation from high school.

Aug. 19, 1990, she married Paul Joseph Sweet, after reconnecting with one another at their 10-year high school reunion.

Janice M. (Hetrick) Kuntz, 72

May 31, 2011

Janice M. (Hetrick) Kuntz, 72, DuBois, died Saturday, May 28, 2011, at her home.

She was born Aug. 11, 1939, in DuBois, the only child of the late Harold F. and Edna Mae (Hickman) Hetrick.

June 30, 1967, in DuBois, she married Donald Walter Kuntz, who preceded her in death Aug. 10, 1994.

She graduated from Sandy High School in 1957 and attended DuBois Business College.

Mrs. Kuntz was Methodist by faith and attended Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church.

Barbara Ellen Kotula, 92

May 31, 2011

Barbara Ellen Kotula, 92, Lucerne Mines, died Saturday, May 28, 2011, at St. Andrew’s Village. 

She was born Sept. 4, 1918, in Eleanora, the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Annie (Lewis) Collins.

She was married to Theodore F. Kotula Sr., who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Kotula was a member of St. Mary’s Holy Protection Byzantine Catholic Church, Homer City, where she was very active in the Ladies’ Guild. 

She was also a 1936 graduate of Punxsutawney High School and a member of the Greek Catholic Union, Lodge No. 62, Punxsutawney.

Minnie L. Lawson, 76

May 31, 2011

Minnie L. Lawson, 76, formerly of Mahaffey, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Ridgeview Elder Care Rehabilitation Center, Curwensville. 

She was born July 21, 1934, in Gilford, N.C., the daughter of the late Jasper and Nannie (Bennett) Highfill.

Mrs. Lawson is survived by her husband, Paul Lawson, of Punxsutawney.
Interment was held Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Mahaffey.

Arrangements were under the direction of Waldron Funeral Home, Mahaffey.

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