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February 9th, 2011

Victoria Joan Basile, 93

February 10, 2011

Victoria Joan Basile, 93, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011.

Mrs. Basile will be remembered as a wonderful woman with a great love for her family, her friends and her faith. She was a sweet, kind lady who thought of everyone before herself. She was always positive and fun-loving. Optimism and laughter were important ingredients in her good life. She was a fabulous cook; enjoyed playing cards and always laughed gleefully when she won; was a loyal Steelers fan; and always made every family birthday and holiday a special, memorable occasion.

Daniel Johnson, 68

February 10, 2011

Daniel Johnson, 68, Punxsutawney, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2010, at his home.

He was born Feb. 22, 1942, in Buffalo N.Y., a son of the late Daniel and Ruth (Brown) Johnson Mannerberg.

Mr. Johnson was a laborer.

Surviving relatives include a brother, David L. Johnson and wife Cindy of Punxsutawney; three sisters, Donna L. Lorelli and husband Dick of Anita, Darlene Milliron and husband Dallas of Punxsutawney, and Debbie K. Means and husband Bob of Punxsutawney; and several nieces and nephews.

Margaret M. Moran, 72

February 10, 2011

Margaret M. Moran, 72, Ridgway, died peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Elk Haven Nursing Home, after a long illness of rheumatoid arthritis.

She was born Aug. 24, 1938, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late James B. and Gertrude O. (O’conner) Quinlisk.

July 4, 1959, she married John T. Moran, who survives.

Mrs. Moran resided in Ridgway since 1967 and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church, the IU9 Advisory Committee, the PTA and the Eagles Club Auxillary.

She was a homemaker.

February 8th

Kathryn L. Mills, 92

February 9, 2011

Kathryn L. Mills, 92, Punxsutawney (Fairview), died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at Laurelbrooke Landing, Brookville.

She was born Feb. 4, 1919, in Tylersburg, a daughter of the late Frank and Ruth Fraizer.

Aug. 8, 1936, she married James Robert Mills, who preceded her in death Sept. 4, 1993.

Mrs. Mills was a former employee of Loree Footwear, Grant’s and worked at the family fruit stand.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and enjoyed playing the piano and listening to people sing.

February 6th

Elmer L. Hughes, 88

February 7, 2011

Elmer L. Hughes, 88, Westover, passed away Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Clearfield Hospital.
 
Mr. Hughes was born Sept. 5, 1922. in La Jose, a son of the late Bert J. Hughes and Willimina (Young) Hughes.
 
He married Beverly June (Cullen) Hughes, May 12, 1951, who survives.

He was a member of the East Ridge United Methodist Church, the Harmony Grange # 1201, Coalport Lodge # 574 and F.A.M. 33rd Degree.

Martha Irene (Zimmerman) Rehar, 78

February 7, 2011

Martha Irene (Zimmerman) Rehar, 78, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

Mrs. Zimmerman was born May 3, 1932, in Henderson Township, a daughter of Walter and Ada (Weber) Zimmerman, who preceded her in death.

Feb. 16,1963, she married Luttie W. Rehar, who survives.

Mrs. Rehar was a graduate of Big Run High School, class of 1950. She was a member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish and the Rosary Society in Sykesville.

February 4th

Janice (Erdesky) Lissy, 65

February 5, 2011

Janice (Erdesky) Lissy, 65, Lewes, Del., died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, of multiple myeloma cancer.

She grew up in a military family, living in Punxsutawney, as well as California, Puerto Rico and Maryland.

She was married to Paul Lissy, who survives.

Mrs. Lissy earned her B.A., M.A., and MLS degrees from the University of Maryland at College Park. She met and married her husband while both were students at the university.

Her career as an English teacher and media specialist with the Montgomery County, Md., public school system spanned more than three decades.

February 3rd

Donald L. Brothers, 68

February 4, 2011

Donald L. Brothers, 68, of Palmer, Alaska, died Jan. 31, 2011, at his home.

He was born Sept. 18, 1942 in Dayton, a son of the late Clair and Jessie Elizabeth (Neville) Brothers.
 
He attended school in Punxsutawney, graduating with the Punxsutawney High School Class of 1960. 

Jan. 26, 1962, in Wichita Falls, Texas, he was united in marriage with his wife of 49 years, Mary Ann Wilson, who survives.
 

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.

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