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August 11th, 2014

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.

August 4th

Gretchen H. Bullers, 92

August 4, 2014

Gretchen H. Bullers, 92, Punxsutawney, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at Mahoning Riverside Manor, Punxsutawney.

She was born July 12, 1922, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Robinson) Hall.

On May 30, 1942, she married W. Irvin Bullers, who preceded her in death
on July 11, 1994.

She was a member of the First English Lutheran Church of Punxsutawney.

She was active in the Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogical Society and Eastern Star.

She loved to play Bridge and was in multiple Bridge clubs.

August 1st

Ralph Arthur Nelson, Sr., 60

August 1, 2014

Ralph Arthur Nelson Sr., 60, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at Alle-Kiski Hospital in Natrona Heights.

He was born on Jan. 16, 1954, in Newark, New Jersey, a son of Ralph A. Nelson and Joan (Sandominick) Nelson. They both survive and reside in Elkton, Virginia.

On May 10, 1975, he married the former Christine Ann Tomaszfski. She
survives and resides in Punxsutawney.

Mr. Nelson worked in technical sales support for Ametek, which is a global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, located in Blawnox, Pa.

July 31st

Lawrence E. Reitz, 80

July 31, 2014

Lawrence E. Reitz, 80, Route 36, Brookville, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at home.

He was born March 26, 1934, in Brookville, a son of George I. Reitz and Althea Dempsey Reitz.

On Sept. 7, 1956, in Brookville, he married Hazel I. Shaffer, who survives.

While still in high school, Lawrence began working for the business George I. Reitz and Sons in Brookville, which his father had founded in 1944.

He continued to work for that same company until his retirement in
1996.

He was a lifetime member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church in Brookville.

July 30th

Marie P. Farcus, 93

July 30, 2014

Marie P. Farcus, 93, Walston, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at her home.
She was born April 3, 1921, in Walston, a daughter of the late Samuel and Rachel (Bianco) Belott.

In January of 1938, she married John E. Farcus, who preceded her in death on March 25, 1968.

She was a member of St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church of Walston.
She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening and spending time with her family and was always willing to lend a hand whenever it was needed.

She was a member of the Altar Rosary Society.

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