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March 18th, 2011

Richard Decker, 67

March 18, 2011

Richard Decker, 67, Marion Center, died Friday, March 18, 2011, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.  

He was born June 21, 1943, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Bud and Jessie Decker.

He was married to his wife of 44 years, Tootie.

Mr. Decker served in the U.S. Army, based in Korea, with an honorable discharge in 1963.

Mary M. Wiant, 88

March 18, 2011

Mary M. Wiant, 88, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.

She was born May 1, 1922, in Knox Dale, a daughter of the late Joseph B. and Bertha A. (Dinger) Martin.

She was married to Merle Newhouse, who preceded her in death. She then married Frank L. Davis, who also preceded her in death. She then married Arnold Wiant, who also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Wiant was a former member of the First Baptist Church of Punxsutawney, and she was a retired store manager, having worked for Artley's, Dora Dale and Fashion Bug in DuBois.

Phillip Paul Pavlak, 92

March 18, 2011

Phillip Paul Pavlak, 92, Punxsutawney, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at home.

Mr. Pavlak was born April 27, 1918, in Brackenridge, the youngest son of Vincenty Pawlak (Krakow, Poland) and Rosalla (Wojick) Pawlak (Warsaw, Poland).

He was married to Verda Mae (Davis) Pavlak, who preceded him in death April 25, 1995.

He lived the majority of his life in Natrona and Natrona Heights.
Mr. Pavlak was employed at Allegheny Ludlum Steel for 46 years, except for time in the service of his country during World War II.

William “Bill” C. Charles Jr., 77

March 18, 2011

William “Bill” C. Charles Jr., 77, Glen Campbell (Smithport), died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 9, 1934, in Hamilton, a son of the late William Clair and Bertha (Johnson) Charles Sr.

Aug. 14, 1965, he married his wife of more than 45 years, Ruth A. (Brickell) Charles, who survives, of Glen Campbell.

Mr. Charles was a member of the Smithport United Methodist Church.

March 17th

Lula M. Covert, 90

March 17, 2011

Lula M. Covert, 90, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, March 17, 2011, at her home.

She was born Oct. 25, 1920, in Coolspring, a daughter of the late William and Alice I. (Burkett) Frederick.

She was married to Earl C. Covert, who survives, of Punxsutawney. They were married 67 years.

She attended the Chestnut Grove Independent Church.

March 16th

John E. “Jack” Kovalyak, 81

March 16, 2011

John E. “Jack” Kovalyak, 81, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.

He was born Nov. 24, 1929, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late John and Anna (Kallas) Kovalyak.

He was married to Shirley (Dorworth) Kovalyak, who preceded him in death. They were married Aug. 30, 1952.

Mr. Kovalyak was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Byznatine Church.
He enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening. He was hard-working and independent all his life, and was very fond of his four-legged friends, especially his dog, Roxy.

March 15th

Jeffrey Scott Marshall Sr., 53

March 15, 2011

Jeffrey Scott Marshall Sr., 53, Punxsutawney, died Friday, March 11, 2011. 

He was born Oct. 17, 1957, in Inglewood, Calif., a son of Gloria Jean West, who survives, and the late John Homer Marshall Jr.

Mr. Marshall was a graduate of LaQuinta High School in Fountain Valley, Calif. He then attended Golden West College and Cypress Junior College.

He worked as a creative director, most recently with IUP, teaching the Art Masters Program, specifically for art and theatre. He had previously taught art to elementary and high school Punxsutawney Christian School students.

Larry W. “Red” Miller, 55

March 15, 2011

Larry W. “Red” Miller, 55, Juneau, died Sunday, March 13, 2011, at his home.

He was born June 28, 1955, in Warren, Ohio, a son of the late Theo C. and Lornabelle (Hollen) Miller of Mahaffey.

Mr. Miller was employed by Hettager Drilling Company.

He enjoyed being with his family as they trapped and hunted together. Many will remember him as “Red,” in his L88 Camero racing at Clearfield Speedway.

March 14th

Andrew Vincent Petroff, 82

March 14, 2011

Andrew Vincent Petroff, 82, Sewickley, died Saturday, March 12, 2011. 
He was born Nov. 3, 1928, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Michael and Julia (Jurcenko) Petroff.

He was married to his wife of 31 years, Elizabeth “Betty” (Midock) Petroff, who preceded him in death.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean War.

Wilda M. Prushnok Pfeil, 83

March 14, 2011

Wilda M. (Raymer) Prushnok Pfeil, 83, Indiana, died Sunday, March 13, 2011, at the Indiana Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.

A daughter of the late Frank and Hazel Raymer, she was born Jan. 30, 1928, in Emeigh.

She was first married to her husband of 41 years, Raymond John Prushnok, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Prushnok Pfeil was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, as well as a dedicated Christian and servant of the Lord. She had many friends and enjoyed corresponding with them frequently.

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