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March 30th, 2014

William H. “Bill” Neville, 83

March 30, 2014

William H. “Bill” Neville, 83, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, March 29, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born Jan. 18, 1931, in Porter Township, Jefferson County, a son of the late Avery and Lola (McDonald) Neville.

On July 2, 1955, he married Patricia Ann (Sprankle) Neville, who preceded him in death on Oct. 25, 2007.

He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church of Punxsutawney.

Mr. Neville was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War.

March 28th

Boyd “Mac” McElravy, 93

March 28, 2014

Boyd “Mac” McElravy, 93, of Duquesne, Pa., passed away peacefully at his son Jon’s home in White Oak, Pa., on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.

He was born Boyd Earl McElravy, Jr. in Corbettown, Jefferson County, Pa., near Timblin, on Nov. 26, 1920, to Boyd Earl, Sr. and Pearl (Himes) McElravy.

He was married to Maxine (Kagy) McElravy for 51 years, until her death in 1996.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ray Dean McElravy, and his sister, Kathryn Flynn.

March 27th

Helen Louise Himes, 97

March 27, 2014

Helen Louise Himes slipped away peacefully on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at King Community Hospital in Kane.

She was 97 years old. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She will be remembered for her love of life, beautiful "posies," fantastic cooking, story-telling, infectious laugh and generous loving heart.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Himes.

She was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Coolspring.

She loved deer hunting, fishing and her flowers.

March 26th

John S. Brink, 89

March 26, 2014

John S. Brink, 89, of Punxsutawney, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at his home.

Mr. Brink was born June 4, 1924, in Glen Campbell, a son of the late Stanley J. and Mary (Chacalla) Brink.

He is survived by his wife, Rose M. (Serian) Brink, of Punxsutawney.

He was a World War II veteran having served in the U.S. Army with the 955th Field Artillery Battalion as a field gunner.

He was a recipient of the Silver Star and five Bronze Battle Stars, including Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge.

March 25th

Samuel W. Servey, 82

March 25, 2014

Samuel W. Servey, 82, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, March 24, 2014, at Mulberry Square.

He was born Oct. 25, 1931, in Clarion, a son of the late H.B. and Irene (Clark) Servey.

Mr. Servey was a United States Army Veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict.

Sam worked as a salesman for Stoehman Bread for more than 22 years.

He enjoyed playing cards, watching college football, eating candy and collecting railroad memorabilia.

March 24th

Larry Allen Martz, 50

March 24, 2014

Larry Allen Martz, 50, of Mayport, died suddenly on Sunday, March 23, 2014, near Hagarstown, Md., as the result of an automobile accident.

He was born Jan. 22, 1964, in Punxsutawney, a son of Mervin and Shirley (Smith) Martz.

He was married to Penny Marie Meckley on Sept. 25, 1993, in Ringgold.

He was employed as a heavy equipment operator for Local 66 of the Operating Engineers.

Billie Austin Beatty, 92

March 24, 2014

Billie Austin Beatty, 92, of (Newtonburg) Mahaffey, passed away peacefully at his home Monday, March 24, 2014.

Mr. Beatty was born June 30, 1921, in (Newtonburg) Mahaffey, a son of the late Willis and Elizabeth (Stigers) Beatty.

Aug. 18, 1944, he married Esther A. (Peace) Beatty in Hallton, Pa.

She preceded him in death Sept. 7, 2001, after 57 years of marriage.

Billie was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II.

While in the service, he earned the Good Conduct Medal and Sharpshooting Medal.

He was also in the CCC, having served at Parker Dam State Park.

March 23rd

Dennis B. Keck, 66

March 23, 2014

Dennis B. Keck, 66, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, March 22, 2014.

He was born July 9, 1947, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Alfred E. and Helen L. Keck.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1968-1970 as a PFC.

He received many medals and a Purple Heart during his years of service.

He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Punxsutawney and also worked for the Baltimore Life Insurance Company.

He was an active member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Punxsutawney.

He enjoyed antiquing, fishing, golf and sports.

Andrew Kay Reitz, 84

March 23, 2014

A. Kay Reitz, 84, of Mayport, died Thursday March 20, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Born Jan. 10, 1930, in Corbettown, Pa., he was the son of the late Mervin C. and Valera Painter Reitz.

Kay married Verna A. Minich Smathers on June 30, 1971. She preceded him in death on July 24, 2009.

He was self employed as a dairy farmer.

Kay belonged to many farm-related organizations. His hobby was restoring antique tractors.

He belonged to Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ohl.

Mary C. Painter, 83

March 23, 2014

Mary C. Painter, 83, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Oct. 21, 1930, in Starford, Pa., a daughter of the late Carl F. and Scharlotte (Tucker) Stamler.

On Aug. 31, 1949, she married Theodore Wayne Painter in Maryland. He preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 2004.

She was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church of Rossiter.

She enjoyed crocheting, church, church meetings, her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.

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