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January 19th, 2011

Caroline Means, 95

January 20, 2011

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.

January 18th

Beulah Wetzel Hawk, 93

January 19, 2011

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

January 19, 2011

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. Murphy’s Co. She was a very active member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Indiana.

Joseph Andrew Kukula, 65

January 19, 2011

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.

Marian Alida Peters, 98

January 19, 2011

Marian Alida Peters, 98, Clearfield, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Colonial Courtyard, Clearfield.

She was born April 12, 1912, in Venango, a daughter of the late Lee Macartney and Golda (French) Taylor.

July 29, 1935, she married the Rev. Edward Isaac Peters, who preceded her in death Dec. 3, 1981.

Mrs. Peters and her husband served various churches in the Washington Valley, Potter County areas and Kane. They were also custodians of the Mahaffey Camp from 1947 to 1976, and the North Hills Church, Pittsburgh, until 1982.

January 17th

Gordon E. Rosian, 54

January 17, 2011

Gordon E. Rosian, 54, of Willoughby, Ohio, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at Lake West Hospital, Willoughby.

He was born March 6, 1956, in Cleveland.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Willoughby.

Mr. Rosian was a salesman and warehouse manager at Forest City Lumber Co., and in the most recent years had devoted many volunteer hours at the Lake West Hospital.

He was a lifelong sports fan, participating and watching most sports. He was also an avid bicyclist.

Walter Krawzyk, 80

January 17, 2011

Walter Krawzyk, 80, Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at his home.

He was born May 21, 1930, in Delancey, a son of the late Peter Krawczyk and Angela (Wozny) Krawczyk.

June 10, 1956, he married Norma M. (Swanson) Krawzyk, who survives, of Punxsutawney.

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

He was a member of the Punxsutawney VFW and Silver Sneakers.

Mr. Krawzyk loved gardening, camping and fishing.

James C. Harmon, 77

January 17, 2011

James C. Harmon, 77, Kittanning, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born July 11, 1933, in Kittanning, a son of Lula (Rickel) Harmon of Adrian, who survives, and the late Patrick Harmon.

He was married to his wife of 56 years, Delphine (Cousins) Harmon, who survives.

Mr. Harmon was a retired welder from Tesone Corp. and a member of the Montgomeryville Baptist Church.

He enjoyed hunting and gardening, and he loved horses.

January 16th

Dorothy R. Wingard, 58

January 16, 2011

Dorothy R. Wingard, 58, a resident at Highlandview Health Care Center in Brockway, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at Highlandview Health Care Center, Brockway.

She was born Jan. 11, 1953, in DuBois, a daughter of the late Vern Bloom and Amaryllis (Seyler) Bloom, who survives.

She was married to Richard Wingard, who preceded her in death Nov. 1, 1990.

Mrs. Wingard was a member of the Bible Fellowship Church at Chestnut Grove.

She enjoyed crocheting and animals.

Mrs. Wingard was a homemaker.

Olive V. Koppenhaver, 91

January 16, 2011

Olive V. Koppenhaver, 91, DuBois, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center, DuBois.

She was born Nov. 15, 1919, in Brady Township, a daughter of the late Ernest and Anne Marshall Lee.

July 4, 1941, she married William J. Koppenhaver, who preceded her in death Dec. 22, 1987.

Mrs. Koppenhaver was a 1936 graduate of Brady Township High School and she was a homemaker.

She was also a member of the United Church of Christ in Troutville, and the Brady Grange.

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