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January 3rd, 2011

William Walter “Bill” Steele, 81

January 3, 2011

William Walter “Bill” Steele, 81, Rochester Mills, passed away Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born Feb. 14, 1929, in North Mahoning Township, a son of the late Walter H. and Twilia M. (Hoover) Steele. He was raised in Titusville and was a graduate of Colestock High School.

Sept. 12, 1948, he married Mary E. (Gaffney) Steele, who preceded him in death.

Twila I. Meneely, 86

January 3, 2011

Twila I. Meneely, 86, Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Ms. Meneely was born Aug. 12, 1924, in Valier, a daughter of the late William E. Meneely and Alma (Leckburg) Meneely. 

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Ms. Meneely worked for Capital Finance for 20 years and later for Union National Bank for 13 years before retirement. Her hobbies were knitting, crocheting and working tirelessly on family genealogy.

Surviving relatives include a sister-in-law, Doris Meneely, and many nieces and nephews.

January 2nd

Donald E. Wilson, 80

January 2, 2011

Donald E. Wilson, 80, DuBois, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at the DuBois Nursing Home.

He was born Feb. 2, 1930, in Big Run, a son of the late Cordray & Inez (Hottel) Wilson.

April 28, 1952, he married Evelyn (Hudak) Wilson, who survives.

He was a veteran of the Korean War having served as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, serving with the Army Corps of Engineers.

Mr. Wilson was the Quality Assurance Manager of Symco Inc. in Sykesville for 18 years, and then retired as the Plant Manager of Clearfield Powered Metals.

Ervin K. Schlabach, 40

January 2, 2011

Ervin K. Schlabach, 40, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at home.

He was born Feb. 22, 1970, in Kittanning, a son of Ervin J. and Katie W. (Byler) Schlabach, who both survive.

He was married to Laura M. (Miller) Schlabach, who survives.

Mr. Schlabach worked as a carpenter in the construction trade.

Twila I. Meneely, 86

January 2, 2011

Twila I. Meneely, 86, Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Ms. Meneely was born Aug. 12, 1924, in Valier, a daughter of the late William E. Meneely and Alma (Leckburg) Meneely. 

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Ms. Meneely worked for Capital Finance for 20 years and later for Union National Bank for 13 years before retirement. Her hobbies were knitting, crocheting and working tirelessly on family genealogy.

Surviving relatives include a sister-in-law, Doris Meneely and many nieces and nephews.

Cheryl D. Engle, 57

January 2, 2011

Cheryl D. Engle, 57, Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at home.

She was born Aug. 3, 1953, in Princeton, W. Va., the daughter of the late Robert Davis and Janice McKenzie, and step-father Lake McKenzie.

December 29th, 2010

Jean Douthit, 80

December 30, 2010

Jean Douthit, 80, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at the Golden Living Center in Shippenville.

She was born Aug. 17, 1930, a daughter of the late Carlton and Jane (Lewis) Reitz.

She was married to Howard Douthit, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Douthit was a member of the Cloe United Methodist Church.

December 28th

Freda L. Cowie, 89

December 29, 2010

Freda L. Cowie, 89, Southington, Ohio, died at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at Gillette’s in Warren, Ohio.

She was born May 15, 1921, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late James Mallus and Eleanor Graul Mallus Lender. 

July 3, 1940, she was united in holy matrimony with her husband, Ronald Cowie, who preceded her in death Dec. 25, 1980.

Erma A. Shaffer, 94

December 29, 2010

Erma A. Shaffer, 94, Reynoldsville, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

She was born May 12, 1916, in Wishaw, a daughter of the late Thomas and Josephine (Marocci) Ghezzi.

Nov. 27, 1954, she married Levi Shaffer Jr., who preceded her in death May 26, 2003.

Mrs. Shaffer was a retired employee of the former Jackson China, Falls Creek, and a member of the St. Mary’s Church of Reynoldsville and its Rosary Society.

Surviving relatives include a son, Thomas A. Shaffer of Reynoldsville; and several nieces and nephews.

December 27th

Agnes M. Piekielek, 90

December 28, 2010

Agnes M. Piekielek, 90, Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Piekielek was born Dec. 22, 1920, in Adrian, a daughter of the late Michael Skarbek and Mary (Sekula) Skarbek.

June 10, 1944, she married John L. Piekielek, who preceded her in death Dec. 13, 2000.

Mrs. Piekielek was a member of the St. Adrian Roman Catholic Church and was devoted to her faith and her loving family. She enjoyed reading and caring for her flower gardens.

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