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February 14th, 2011

Marna B. Elkin, 75

February 15, 2011

Marna B. Elkin, 75, Smicksburg, passed away Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.

She was born Sept. 11, 1935, in Findlay, Ohio, the daughter of the late Harry and Marie (Sterling) Altman.
Sept. 28, 1957, she married her husband of 53 years, Emory Elkin, who survives.

James K. Zents, 82

February 15, 2011

James K. Zents, 82, Brookville, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

He was born June 8, 1928, in Brookville, a son of the late Harry Esmond and Alva Estella (Maxwell) Zents.
He made his home with Patricia A. McKinney, who survives.

Mr. Zents was a veteran of the Military Police, having served in the Korean conflict.

Carolyn F. Confer, 71

February 15, 2011

Carolyn F. Confer, 71, Sigel, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at home.

She was born June 25, 1939, in Sigel, a daughter of the late Chester and Francis (Smith) Fiscus.

She was married to Richard R. “Dick” Confer, who preceded her in death Nov. 10, 2001.

Mrs. Confer was a homemaker and previously worked at the Farmer’s Inn in Sigel.

February 13th

Elizabeth I. States, 85

February 14, 2011

Elizabeth I. States, 85, Berlin Center, Ohio, formerly of Rossiter, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at Salem Community Hospital in Ohio.

A daughter of the late Albert G. and Iva (Stiver) Auden, Mrs. States was born Jan. 27, 1926, in Glen Campbell.

She was married to Quay States of Berlin Center, Ohio, who survives. They were married for 64 years.

Donald Joseph Giovanetti, 70

February 14, 2011

Donald Joseph Giovanetti, 70, Brookville, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at home.

A son of the late Joseph J. And Anna Catherine (Lominski) Giovanetti, Mr. Giovanetti was born Oct. 17, 1940, in Braddock.

A retired newspaper printer in the Pittsburgh area, Mr. Giovanetti formerly resided in the Turtle Creek-Monroeville area. For the past two years, he has resided with his sister Marie E. Smith in the Coolspring area.

February 11th

John Robert Zanaglio, 81

February 12, 2011

John Robert Zanaglio, 81, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at his residence with family by his side.

He was born March 24, 1929, in DeLancey, a son of the late Bartolo and Julia (Cappa) Zanaglio.

May 16, 1951, he married Beverly L. Ott, who survives.

Mr. Zanaglio was a lifetime member of St. Joseph Polish Club, F.O.E. Eagles, and he had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, spending his time in Germany.

He retired from PennDOT District 10 in 1990.

February 10th

Karen Diane Edwards, 66

February 11, 2011

Karen Diane Edwards, 66, El Monte, Calif., died Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Arcadia Methodist Hospital in Arcadia, Calif.

She was born April 24, 1944, in Sarasota, Fla., the daughter of James E. and Faye (Young) Martz, who survive.

Sept. 16, 1967, she married Thomas G. Edwards, El Monte, Calif., who survives.

A member of the St. James Lutheran Church of Ringgold, Mrs. Edwards was retired after 45 years of teaching.

Fred C. Kammerdiener, 74

February 11, 2011

Fred C. Kammerdiener, 74, Northpoint, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Latrobe.

He was born May 1, 1936, in Putneyville, a son of the late Harold L. and Dorothy Marie (Lorigan) Kammerdiener.

June 1, 1963, he married Louise Kunselman, who survives.

Mr. Kammerdiener served his country in the U.S. Navy.

He worked in the mining industry in all aspects for more than 30 years, including several years working with and for his father and his company. He retired in 1994 due to a mining accident.

Theo C. Miller, 75

February 11, 2011

Theo C. Miller, 75, Mahaffey, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

He was born April 20, 1935, in Mahaffey, a son of the late Oran and Della (Stagner) Miller.

Mr. Miller was married to Lornabelle (Hollen) Miller, who preceded him in death Oct. 29, 2006.

He was a journeyman lineman for Penelec and a member of IBEW Local No. 126 and No. 459. He enjoyed working, hunting, feeding his turkeys and was always willing to help his family and friends.

February 9th

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.

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