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January 9th, 2015

Donald H. Brocious, 85

January 9, 2015

Donald H. Brocious, 85, formerly of Timblin, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

Born in Mayport on Sept. 12, 1929, he was the son of the late Roy Brocious and Lula (Smith) Brocious. He was married on May 1, 1948, to Jeanne I. (Mottern) Brocious, who survives.

Don was a member of the Timblin United Methodist Church, where he served as a song leader for many years. He enjoyed vegetable gardening, and his favorite meals were those prepared with his own fresh-picked crops. He was an avid fan of Pirates baseball and Steelers football.

January 8th

Joana M. Rocco, 83

January 8, 2015

Joana M. Rocco, 83, of Reynoldsville, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at home.

Born April 15, 1931, in Reynoldsville, she was the daughter of the late John Perry and Susie Toven.

She was a 1948 graduate of Reynoldsville High School.

She was retired from IU6 of Clarion as a teacher's aide for physically handicapped children.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Reynoldsville and a former member of Ladies Auxiliary at the church.

Clifford W. Brothers, 69

January 8, 2015

Clifford W. Brothers, 69, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

He was born July 23, 1945, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Minnie Emable (Hughes) and Bernard Brothers.

On Aug. 10, 2002, he married Charlotte Ruth (Bell) Andrews-Brothers, who survives.

Mr. Brothers attended the Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church.

He served in the U.S. Army National Guard.

He enjoyed fishing and gardening.

January 6th

Burnett R. “Bernie” Haag, 92

January 7, 2015

Burnett R. “Bernie” Haag, 92, of Troutville, passed away on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at Christ The King Manor in DuBois.

Bernie was born on Sept. 12, 1922, in Brady Township, the son of the late Arthur B. Haag and Anna Belle Dusch Haag.

On June 26, 1944, he married Irene Whitesell Haag, who preceded him in death on Aug. 2, 2010.

Bernie was a World War II veteran, having served in Army Tech 4.

He was a 1940 graduate of Brady Township High School in Brady Township, Pa.

He retired as the owner and operator of Haag Tire Service in Reynoldsville after 15 years in business.

Sally Ann Kunselman, 63

January 6, 2015

Sally Ann Kunselman, 63, of Ringgold, died Tuesday Jan. 6, 2015, at her home after a three-year battle with cancer. She was surrounded by family.

Born on Aug. 9, 1951, in Youngstown, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Florence Mooney Cable.

Sally was a 1969 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School.

She was married to Russell W. Kunselman on Aug. 10, 1991, in Walston, Pa.; he survives.

She was employed by Sara Gaul as a personal caregiver until she retired in January of 2012.

Helen Jean Colvin, 73

January 6, 2015

Helen Jean Colvin, 73, of Reading, Pa., passed away Jan. 3, 2015, in her residence, of natural causes, surrounded by loved ones.

Helen Jean was the wife of the late Robert T. Colvin. Born in Punxsutawney, she was the daughter of the late James Palmer and Helen (Mackey) Palmer.

Helen Jean was of the Catholic faith. She held various jobs and retired from US Airways in Pittsburgh after many years of service.

January 5th

Dennis Robert Sovich, 51

January 6, 2015

Dennis Robert Sovich, 51, of Sarasota, Florida, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, following a brief battle with cancer.

Denny was born in Punxsutawney on May 24, 1963, to the late Nick and Connie Sovich. He was a member of the PAHS Class of 1981. Denny was employed at Coldwell Banker in Sarasota.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Michael J. Porada, 75

January 6, 2015

Michael J. Porada, 75, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at home, surrounded by his family.

He was born on Nov. 28, 1939, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Michael M. Porada and Anna (Knopick) Porada.

He was a member of Saints Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church and a graduate of the SS.C.D. High School in 1957.

On Feb. 23, 1963, in Fort Benning, Georgia he married the former Linda Tewart, who survives.

He served as a member of the United States Army Reserves.

Dominic DelRosso Jr., 85

January 6, 2015

Dominic DelRosso Jr., 85, of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, following a previous vehicle accident.

He was born on May 19, 1929, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Dominic DelRosso Sr. and Annie (Aldamito) DelRosso.

Dominic was a veteran of the United States Navy during World War II.

He was a member of SS.C.D. Catholic Church in Punxsutawney.

Mr. DelRosso spent most of his life working in the coal mining industry. In his spare time, he liked to build and remodel houses.

January 4th

Barbara A. Sutter, 78

January 5, 2015

Barbara A. Sutter, 78, of Rossiter, passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Ms. Sutter was born Jan. 24, 1936, in Smicksburg, a daughter of the late Virgil and Bessie (Gray) Stiteler.

She was a member of Chestnut Grove Church.

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