Archive - Obituary
March 24th, 2011
Maurice E. George, 87, Johnstown (formerly of North Freedom), died early Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at the Maple Winds Care Center in Portage.
He was born Nov. 2, 1923, in Redbank Township, Armstrong County, a son of the late William M. and Carrie (Dinger) George.
Jan. 31, 1945, he married Betty M. Brocious, and they recently celebrated their 66th anniversary.
Mr. George was a member of the North Freedom United Methodist Church. He was the secretary and treasurer of the Redbank Township (Armstrong County) supervisors for 35 years and was a scoutmaster.
John E. "Jack" Kovalyak, 81, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.
He was born Nov. 24, 1929, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late John and Anna (Kallas) Kovalyak.
Aug. 30, 1952, he married Shirley (Dorworth) Kovalyak, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Kovalyak was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Byznatine Church.
He enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening. He was hard-working and independent all of his life, and was very fond of his four-legged friends, especially his dog Roxy.
Surviving relatives include four nephews and four nieces.
Merle F. â€śFrankâ€ť Milliron, 89, Rochester Mills, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.
Mr. Milliron was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army.
He was married to Alverda (Plyler) Milliron, who survives, of Rochester Mills.
Mr. Milliron was a man of many talents: A Christmas tree trimming artist, stone mason, Truck Patch Farmery (grew giant pumpkins) and loved having dogs near.
Aldona (Kokonaski) Miskavich Reilly, 91, Punxsutawney, and formerly of DuBois, died Sunday, March 20, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.
She was born Sept. 5, 1919, in DuBois, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Snurputis) Kokonaski.
She was married to Peter Miskavich, who preceded her in death. She then married James Reilly, who also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Reilly was a medical care worker in the Reynoldsville area and a member of Army & Navy Club in Punxsy.
Carl Eugene Adams, 50, Dora-Timblin Road, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, March 17, 2011, at UPMC Montefiore hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born Oct. 21, 1960 in Brookville, a son of Joseph and Evelyn Marie (Dinger) Adams Jr., who survive, of Timblin.
Mr. Adams was a 1979 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School and a 2001 graduate of Triangle Tech.
June 30, 1990, he married the love of his life, Marcie Jo Ross, who survives.
He worked as a logger and later as an electrician for Caylor Electric.
Dorothy Divelbiss, 95, North Irwin, died Friday, March 18, 2011, at Redstone Highlands in Greensburg.
She was born June 18, 1915, in Oliveburg, a daughter of the late Clair and Blanche McMillen Lukehart.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert, in 1993.
Mrs. Divelbiss became the first full-time executive secretary of the Irwin Chamber of Commerce in 1967. For 14 years, she alone was the coordinator of the Irwin Community Picnic.
Howard G. Huey, 70, Glen Campbell, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center in Punxsutawney.
Mr. Huey was born March 14, 1941, in Glen Campbell, a son of the late Walter H. and Frances (Smith) Huey.
He was married to Mary L. (Engle) Huey, who survives, of Glen Campbell.
Richard Decker, 67, Marion Center, died Friday, March 18, 2011, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. Â
He was born June 21, 1943, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Bud and Jessie Decker.
He was married to his wife of 44 years, Tootie.
Mr. Decker served in the U.S. Army, based in Korea, with an honorable discharge in 1963.
Mary M. Wiant, 88, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.
She was born May 1, 1922, in Knox Dale, a daughter of the late Joseph B. and Bertha A. (Dinger) Martin.
She was married to Merle Newhouse, who preceded her in death. She then married Frank L. Davis, who also preceded her in death. She then married Arnold Wiant, who also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Wiant was a former member of the First Baptist Church of Punxsutawney, and she was a retired store manager, having worked for Artley's, Dora Dale and Fashion Bug in DuBois.
Phillip Paul Pavlak, 92, Punxsutawney, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at home.
Mr. Pavlak was born April 27, 1918, in Brackenridge, the youngest son of Vincenty Pawlak (Krakow, Poland) and Rosalla (Wojick) Pawlak (Warsaw, Poland).
He was married to Verda Mae (Davis) Pavlak, who preceded him in death April 25, 1995.
He lived the majority of his life in Natrona and Natrona Heights.
Mr. Pavlak was employed at Allegheny Ludlum Steel for 46 years, except for time in the service of his country during World War II.