Archive - Obituary
February 2nd, 2014
Stephen Joseph Kirk Kruzelak, 68, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, with his family by his side in Falls Creek, Pennsylvania.
Steve was born July 15, 1945, in DuBois, to Stephen Kruzelak and Janet Kirk Kruzelak Phillips.
Steve served in the United State Air Force during the Vietnam War and worked many years as a heavy equipment mechanic in both Pennsylvania and Florida for C&K Coal Company, Femco Machine and M&S Heavy Equipment.
Sanford O. â€śOttoâ€ť Grube, Jr., 89, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at Mulberry Square.
He was born Aug. 3, 1924, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Cora M. (Blose) and Sanford O. Grube, Sr.
On March 1, 1953, in Butler, he married Muriel C. (Heitzenrater) Grube, who survives.
He worked as a steamfitter for Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 354 for 43 years, retiring in 1989.
Over the years, he worked on many power plants, both nuclear and
Mr. Grube was a member of the Punxsutawney Presbyterian Church for many years, where he served as an elder.
Dorothy M. â€śGramâ€ť Neville Neal, 87, of Houston, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in the Donnell House, Washington, surrounded by her family.
She was born Aug. 19, 1926, near Punxsutawney, a daughter of Avery and Lola McDonald Neville.
Mrs. Neal was a 1945 graduate of Dayton High School in Armstrong County.
She worked for Celentoâ€™s Department Store, was a cook at Rockyâ€™s Restaurant followed by Shellyâ€™s Pike Inn, until her retirement in 2008.
Mrs. Neal was an avid Pittsburgh Pirate, Penguin and Steeler fan.
She also enjoyed NASCAR and was a Dale Earnhardt fan.
Charles T. Allessie, Sr., Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born March 17, 1935, in North East, Pa., a son of the late Louis and Florence (Guarino) Allessie.
On Oct. 4, 1957, he married Marcia (Sibley) Allessie.
He was a member of the Saints Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church.
Mr. Allessie served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War and then served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
He then continued to serve in the U.S. Army and retired from the Army in 1976.
Gladys Catherine Chesley, 89, of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Mulberry Square.
Mrs. Chesley was born March 14, 1924, in Marchand, a daughter of the late Paul Luther and Anna Margaret (Henry) Brewer.
She was a member of the Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Gladys had previously worked at Rola Jensen, Murdock's and the Drive In.
She was kind-hearted and enjoyed raising her five children.
She was a huge country music fan.
John W. DeMotte a leading Brookville business and community leader for a half century, passed away peacefully at his home at 168 Euclid Ave., Brookville, on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at the age of 85.
He was born on Oct. 16, 1928, at his parentsâ€™ home on Euclid Avenue in Brookville.
The son of the late Arthur C. DeMotte and Gertrude Carberry DeMotte, he is survived by his wife of 64 years, Esther M. (Harding) DeMotte.
Lucille (Grusky) Lellock, 92, of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Mulberry Square.
Mrs. Lellock was born May 15, 1921, in Mahaffey, one of 10 children of the late Joseph and Margaret (Bienniasz) Grusky.
She was the last surviving member of her family.
She was a member of Saints Cosmas and Damian Catholic Church.
On Feb. 7, 1942, she married Michael Lellock. He preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 2003.
She was a former cafeteria worker at Punxsutawney Area Junior High School for many years.
June Lasher, 87, DuBois, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
She was born June 19, 1926, in Mossgrove, Pa., a daughter of the late George and Lena (Toy) Rebold.
On Nov. 24, 1944, she married Floyd L. Lasher, who preceded her in death on July 20, 1989.
She was a member of the Lakeside United Methodist Church in DuBois.
She enjoyed her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and spending time with her Kmart girls.
Mr. Albert R. Gretz, 81, of Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Al was born April 9, 1932, in Arnold, Pa., the eldest son of the late Albert R. Gretz, Sr., and Mary (Potocnak) Gretz.
On. Oct. 8, 1955, he married his loving wife, Phyllis A. (Murray) Gretz of Punxsutawney. She survives.
He was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Church.
Al was a pharmacist and the co-owner of Stewartâ€™s Drug Store in Punxsutawney.
Robert B. "Bob" Henretta, 79, of Congress Street, Bradford, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, surrounded by his loving family, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois.
Born July 16, 1934, in Bradford, he was the son of the late Leo and Maxine (Bishop) Henretta.
On Jan. 10, 1953, in Olean, N.Y., he married Shirley (Groves) Henretta, who died on Aug. 22, 1993.
Mr. Henretta was a 1952 graduate of St. Bernard High School.
Mr. Henretta was a member of St. Bernard Church, the Don Raabe Big 30 All Star Committee and was on the Olean Times Herald All Star Selection Committee.