Archive - Obituary
January 25th, 2011
Charles M. â€śChuckâ€ť Hommey, 65, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at Brookville Hospital. After suffering a stroke in August 2009, he was residing at Jefferson Manor Nursing Home in Brookville.
He was born May 7, 1945, in North Charleroi, a son of the late Charles and Margaret (Martin) Hommey.
Mr. Hommey was a 1963 graduate of Rostraver High School in Belle Vernon and earned a B.S. degree in animal science from West Virginia University in 1968.
Carol L. Motter, 68, of Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.
She was born Sept. 27, 1942, in Marienville, a daughter of the late William and Goldie E. (Irwin) Covel.
Â Ms. Motter loved reading, watching â€śJeopardy!â€ť and cooking.
Catherine Margaret Carlson, 92, Anita, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.
She was born Aug. 6, 1918, in DeLancey, a daughter of the late Charles and Marie (Hinderliter) Carlson.
Dec. 9, 1933, she married Gilbert E. Carlson, who preceded her in death Nov. 4, 1985.
Mrs. Carlson was a member of the Anita Assembly of God Church, where she served as secretary for many years. She also served as a judge of elections in McCalmont Township for many years.
She was a devoted, loving and caring mother and grandmother.
John M. Hollenbaugh, 89, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2011, at his daughterâ€™s home in Creedmoor, Texas.
He was born Jan. 3, 1922, in Panic, a son of the late Eli and Mabel (Hayes) Hollenbaugh.
He was married to Grace E. Dinger, who preceded him in death June 18, 2008.
Mr. Hollenbaugh was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army.
He was employed as a general contractor and enjoyed woodworking.
Donald E. Lento, 74, Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, after a long battle with ALS at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
He was born July 3, 1936, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Francis and Florence (Kingsley) Lento.
Oct. 26, 1977, he married Judith A. (Mock) Lento of Punxsutawney, who survives.
Mr. Lento was a member of the First English Lutheran Church.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a volunteer firefighter in the Punxsutawney area and Oregon, Ohio.
Beverly G. Mazik, 73, Brookville, went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011. She passed peacefully, surrounded by her family at home.
She was born Sept. 13, 1937, in Wilkins Township, a daughter of the late Arthur and Edna Geyer.
She was the beloved wife of Thomas C. Mazik, who survives. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 10, 2010.
Caroline Means, 95, Punxsutawney, formerly of Valier, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.
She was born June 10, 1915, in Punxsutawney, the oldest of five children of the late Clark and Mirtie Stoke Smith.
April 28, 1937, she married Forrest M. Means, who preceded her in death July 9, 1999. They had been married 62 years.
Mrs. Means worked as an elementary school teacher for more than 20 years, retiring in 1979.
She was a member of the Valier United Methodist Church and served in many capacities over the years.
Beulah Wetzel Hawk, 93, lovingly touched the face of Jesus as He carried her to Heaven from Mountain View Regional Medical Center, Norton, Va., Monday, Jan. 17, 2011.
She was born March 18, 1917, in Banks Township, a daughter of the late James Ray and Mary Odessa (Cessna) Wetzel.
She was married to Lester W. Hawk, who preceded her in death.
Doris Geraldine (Shick) Hutchins, 87, Indiana, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at Communities at Indian Haven Nursing Home.
She was born Dec. 20, 1923, in Allens Mills, a daughter of the late Elmer J. and Ruth (Copen) Shick.
She was married to her husband of 62 years, William B. Hutchins, who preceded her in death in October 2005
Mrs. Hutchins was a loving wife and mother who had worked as a clerk at the former G.C. Murphyâ€™s Co. She was a very active member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Indiana.
Joseph Andrew Kukula, 65, DeLancey, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at UPMC-Shadyside in Pittsburgh.
He was born Nov. 23, 1945, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Frank and Margaret (Pluchinsky) Kukula.
Mr. Kukula was a laborer at BFG Electroplating in Punxsutawney, and he also worked for Don Young Contracting of Punxsutawney.
Surviving relatives include a niece, Bonnie Byerly; and four nephews, Donald Blose Jr., Gordon Tover Jr., Danny Toven and Todd Toven.