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August 14th, 2014

Russel Lee Frantz, 68

August 14, 2014

Russel Lee Frantz, 68, Brooksville, Florida, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

He was born Feb. 28, 1946, in Foxburg, a son of the late Edward Milton and Pheobe (Guthrie) Frantz.

On Dec. 31, 1986, he married Frances Roxanne Frantz (Bhe).

Mr. Frantz was a veteran of the U.S. Army and received his Associates of Engineering from Penn State.

He was a hard-working man who always had something to get done.

He always had a good joke or story to tell. He loved his “NO” button.

Russel and Roxanne enjoyed visiting family and casinos.

August 13th

Dorothy Joan Fike, 73

August 13, 2014

Dorothy Joan Fike, 73, of Fike Lane in Brookville, died on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.

The daughter of Walter Powell and Dorothy Orr Powell, she was born on Feb. 7, 1941, in Punxsutawney.

On Nov. 27, 1957, Dorothy married Irvin Richard Fike, who survives, in Winchester, Virginia.

She worked as a seamstress for more than 35 years at the Brookville Glove Factory.

She previously attended the Coolspring United Methodist Church.

August 12th

Dorothy Perry, 99

August 12, 2014

Dorothy Perry, 99, of Reynoldsville, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at Penn Highlands DuBois, with her family by her side.

She was the beloved wife of 53 years to Santo J. “Sundo” Perry, who preceded her in death in 1991, and loving mother of John D. Perry and wife Maxine of Herndon, Virginia, Darla A. Dickey and husband Doug of Reynoldsville, Janice M. Reasinger and husband Dave of Port Matilda.

Kathy Jane Burkett, 53

August 12, 2014

Kathy Jane Burkett, “Kate,” formerly Kathy Kunselman, passed away peacefully in San Antonio, Texas, following a long illness on Sunday morning, Aug. 10, 2014, at the age of 53.

At the time of her death, Kathy resided in New Braunfels, Texas, where she and her husband, Kenneth Burkett, established their home upon his retirement from the United States Air Force in June 2014.

August 11th

Robert Williams Rowland, 87

August 11, 2014

Robert Williams Rowland, 87, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on Aug. 2, 2014.

Robert was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran who served in the South Pacific.

He was a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology (associate’s degree) and earned a Bachelor of Science from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Science in Distributive Education from Richmond Professional Institute.

Bob spent a career in education and retired as the executive director of the Huntingdon County Area Vocational Technical School.

He was an active member of the American Legion.

Dorothy T. Perry, 99

August 11, 2014

Dorothy T. Perry, 99, of Reynoldsville, died on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Bernard P. Snyder Funeral Home in Reynoldsville.

William A. Caliguire, 86

August 11, 2014

William A. Caliguire, 86, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at home, surrounded by his family.

He was born June 12, 1928, in Covode, a son of the late August and Grace (Paola) Caliguire.

On Oct. 10, 1953, he married Delores R. (Rotolo) Caliguire, who survives.
He served in the U.S. Army as an MP during the Korean Conflict.

He was a member of Ss. Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church of Punxsutawney, where he sang in the choir and served as a Cantor.

He enjoyed gardening, singing and spending time with his grandchildren.

August 10th

William Caliguire, 86

August 10, 2014

William Caliguire, 86, Punxsutawney, died on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at home.

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

August 7th

Dennis Lee Minich, 57

August 7, 2014

Dennis Lee Minich, 57, of Reynoldsville, died on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, after a short illness.

He was born May 31, 1957, in Kittanning, a son of the late George Walter Minich and Marie (Shepler) Minich.

She survives and resides in Reynoldsville.

Dennis was a graduate of Redbank Valley High School in New Bethlehem, Pa.

On Aug. 23, 1980, he married the former Cheryl Ann Watkins. She survives and resides in Reynoldsville.

Walter Ray Smith, 81

August 7, 2014

Walter Ray Smith, 81, of Hamilton, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at home with his family.

He was born July 15, 1933, in Grange, a son of the late Coy McCoulter Smith, Sr. and Velda Jane (Whitesell) Smith.

He attended the Hamilton United Methodist Church.

Mr. Smith was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean Conflict.

On Dec. 8, 1956, he married the former Mary Irene McKee. She survives and resides in Hamilton.

Walter worked as a laborer at Jefferson Machine until his retirement. He was also a caretaker for Deemer brothers.

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