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November 26th, 2010

Vance Hankinson, 51

November 26, 2010

Vance Hankinson, 51, Punxsutawney, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, surrounded by his loving family, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Mr. Hankinson was born Oct. 30, 1959, in Jamestown, NY., a son of Dorothy (Cameron) Painter, who survives, of Rossiter.

He was married to Carol (Byerly) Hankinson, who survives, of Punxsutawney.

Mr. Hankinson was a devoted family man who adored his sons and granddaughter Harper. He touched the lives of many people and will be lovingly remembered by all who knew him.

November 25th

Gerald C. Justice, 74

November 25, 2010

Gerald C. Justice, 74, formerly of Oliveburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born Feb. 20, 1936, in Punxsutawney, a son of Mary Josephine Justice.

Jan. 5, 1957, he married Mary Elbel, who survives.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Justice served in the Cuban Missile Crisis.

A retired postal carrier and member of the Oliveburg Presbyterian Church, Mr. Justice, an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed spending time with his grandsons and following them in their sporting events.

Vance Hankinson, 51

November 25, 2010

Vance Hankinson, 51, formerly of Punxsutawney, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, surrounded by his loving family at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Mr. Hankinson was born Oct. 30, 1959, in Jamestown, N.Y., a son of Dorothy (Cameron) Painter, of Rossiter, who survives.

He was married to Carol (Byerly) Hankinson, who survives, of Punxsutawney.

Mr. Hankinson was a devoted family man who adored his sons and granddaughter. He touched the lives of many people and will be lovingly remembered by all who knew him.

Ernest R. Caldwell, 88

November 25, 2010

Ernest R. Caldwell, 88, formerly of Brookville, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at Highland View Health Center, Brockway.

He was born Dec. 29, 1921, a son of the late Wayne J. and Carrie Reed Caldwell.

Mr. Caldwell was married to Lois M. Evans, who survives, for 65 years.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Caldwell served in World War II and in the Philippines.

He worked for Humphrey Gas Co., Brookville, and later in the Business/Clerical Department of Brookville Equipment.

November 23rd

John M. Hazlett, 82

November 24, 2010

John M. Hazlett, 82, Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Boardman, Ohio, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, in Columbus.

He was born April 6, 1928, in Frostburg, the son of Mark and Helen (Gould) Hazlett.

He was married to his wife of 56 years, F. Louise Hazlett, who preceded him in death.

A 1946 graduate of Punxsutawney High School, Mr. Hazlett earned a private pilot’s license at age 17 and served the U.S. Navy as an Air Corps V-5 flight officer, then V-6 Reservist.

Vance Hankinson, 51

November 24, 2010

Vance Hankinson, 51, Elk Run, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at UPMC-Presbyterian, Pittsburgh.

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the McCabe Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

November 22nd

Noribel Z. Geesey, 96

November 22, 2010

Noribel Z. Geesey, 96, formerly of Hollidaysburg, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at The Winds at Mattern Orchard.

She was born May 10, 1914, in Big Run, a daughter of the late David A. and Mae (Bush) Zufall.

July 17, 1937, she married Scott S. Geesey, who preceded her in death in 1977.

November 21st

Donna Marie Adams, 66

November 22, 2010

Donna Marie Adams, 66, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Nov. 26, 1943, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Denver and Hilda Marie (Hartle) Knisely.

June 19, 1965, she married Charles T. Adams, who preceded her in death June 7, 2002.

Mrs. Adams was a member of the St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in Walston.

She was a homemaker.

November 19th

Christopher S. Limrick, 40

November 20, 2010

Christopher S. Limrick, 40, Punxsutawney, died at his residence in Gaskill Township.

He was born Dec. 16, 1969, in Punxsutawney, a son of Robert D. Limrick of Altoona and the late Judith A. (Firment) Limrick, who preceded him in death in 1998.

Mr. Limrick was a 1988 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School and earned an associate’s degree in drafting design from Triangle Tech.

He was the former proprietor of The Right Sound in Punxsutawney.

W. Wayne Irwin, 84

November 20, 2010

W. Wayne Irwin, 84, Punxsutawney, departed this earth, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, to be with his dearly departed wife, Betty Lou (Alabran) Irwin.

He was born June 9, 1926, in Rossmoyne, a son of the late Joseph W. and Zoe (Hawk) Irwin.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II assigned to Company C 17th Armored Infantry Battalion “Hellcats” serving in the European Theater as a rifleman.

Before retiring, Mr. Irwin worked as a coal driller for Northern Cambria Fuel for more than 30 years.

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