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February 3rd, 2011

Stanley F. “Rabbie” Stewart, 92

February 4, 2011

Stanley F. “Rabbie” Stewart, 92, of Clarence, passed away Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at his home.

He was born Nov. 16, 1918, in Ringgold, a son of the late Cameron M. and Ann A. (Lingenfelter Stewart).

Nov. 3, 1945, in Dayton, Ohio, he married Edythe M. Pierson, who preceded him in death March 27, 1996.

Mr. Stewart was a 1938 graduate of Punxsutawney High School. He was Protestant by faith.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, where he became a Prisoner of War. He also served during the Korean and Vietnam conflicts.

Carl H. McKee, 94

February 4, 2011

Carl H. McKee, 94, Rossiter, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at DuBois Nursing Home.

He was born Aug. 8, 1916, in Banks Township, Indiana County, a son of the late John W. and Dora C. (Houck) McKee.

He was a graduate of Glen Campbell High School.

Mr. McKee was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army in Germany and France.

Jan. 15, 1947, he married Elizabeth Kinter of Marion Center, who preceded him in death May 20, 1995.

Mr. McKee was a member of Steffy United Methodist Church, where he also taught Sunday School for a number of years.

Cecelia L. Foster, 81

February 4, 2011

Cecelia L. Foster, 81, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at UPMC-Northwest Hospital.

She was born Aug. 26, 1929, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Jay V. and Martha (Null) McHenry.

She was married to Darrel Foster, who preceded her in death in 1977.

Mrs. Foster was retired from Punxsutawney Area Hospital as a cook. She was a member of Free Grace Church, West End, Punxsutawney.

Richard Q. "Rich" States, 84

February 4, 2011

Richard Q. "Rich" States, 84, of Rossiter, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.

He was born March 8, 1926, in Rossiter, a son of the late Reed and Edna (Henry) States.

Mr. States served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was awarded the Bronze Star, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Medal.

He was retired from the DG Mock Company.

Mr. States enjoyed his truck and his tractor.

February 2nd

Robert Clair Campbell, 94

February 3, 2011

Robert Clair Campbell, 94, of Brookville, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at McKinley Heath Center, Brookville.

The son of the late Preston and Olive (Lewis) Campbell, Mr. Campbell was born Aug. 5, 1916, in Punxsutawney.

Mr. Campbell was married to Elizabeth (Shaffer) Campbell, who preceded him in death in 1992.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a manager a United Refinery.

Harold Don Gaston Sr., 84

February 3, 2011

Harold Don Gaston Sr., 84, of Winchester, Va., died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at the home of his daughter.

He was born June 9, 1926, in Canoe Township, Rossiter, a son of the late Aaron and Minta (Seger) Gaston.

He served in the Navy during World War II.

Joyce D. Craig, 78

February 3, 2011

Joyce D. Craig, 78, of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.

She was born July 20, 1932, in Stockton, N.Y., a daughter of the late Doyle Frary and Margaret (Clark) Davis.

Ms. Craig was a member of the Light of Life Mininstry.

John V. Taladay, 75

February 3, 2011

John V. Taladay, 75, Rockville, Md., passed away in his home surrounded by loved ones Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011.

He was born in Punxsutawney and graduated from Penn State University. He moved to Baltimore in the 1950s and later moved to Rockville, where he lived for more than 40 years.

Mr. Taladay spent several years working for the railroad, and worked with some of the first computers in existence. He also worked for the Vitro Corporation for 30 years where he met his wife, Joann, and many wonderful friends. 

February 1st

Carol J. Smith, 61

February 2, 2011

Carol J. Smith, 61, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at the DuBois Nursing Home.

She was born March 31, 1949, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Carlo and Mary (Bellerillo) Bruno.

She was married to Thomas Smith, who preceded her in death April 25, 2003.
Mrs. Smith was a member of SS. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church, where she was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and the Church Parish Council.

She worked as a secretary for Quaker Industries of Punxsutawney.

Leonard B. Ryen, 87

February 2, 2011

Leonard B. Ryen, 87, Rochester Mills, passed away Monday, Feb. 1, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.

He was born March 4, 1923, in Rochester Mills, a son of the late Allen and Amanda (Potts) Ryen.

He was married to Dorothy "Peg" (DePetro) Ryen, of Rochester Mills, who survives.

Mr. Ryen was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army.
He was a member of the Rochester Mills United Methodist Church, John W. Jenks Lodge No. 534, the Punxsutawney VFW,  I.O.O.F. Lodge in Rochester Mills and the Rochester Mills Rod & Gun Club.

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