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June 27th, 2014

Margie E. Liptak, 88

June 27, 2014

Margie E. Liptak, 88, died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital in Johnstown after a lengthy illness.

Margie was born in Walston, Pa., (Jefferson County) on March 16, 1926, to Steve and Anna (Fairman) Farcus.

Upon graduating from Saints Cosmas and Damian High School in Punxsutawney, Margie worked in the grocery business, eventually
becoming manager of stores in Punxsutawney and St. Marys.

Later, she joined Pure Carbon in St. Marys, where she worked until retirement in 1991.

Margie married George L. Liptak in June 1957, and the couple resided in Byrnedale.

June 25th

Howard D. McKee, 89

June 25, 2014

Howard D. McKee, 89, of Rossiter, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the DuBois Nursing Home.

Mr. McKee was born April 17, 1925, in Pennsylvania, a son of the late Morgan and Maude (Lockard) McKee.

Howard was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Emily I. (Waring) McKee.

Howard enjoyed hunting and was an avid fisherman.

He was self-employed as a core driller for his company, McKee Drilling.

He was a member of the Steffy Church and served on the board of trustees.

June 24th

Mark A. Ferko Jr., 27

June 24, 2014

Mark A. Ferko Jr., 27, of Falls Creek, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, in Reynoldsville.

He was born July 2, 1986, in DuBois, the son of Mark A. Ferko of Sykesville and Kathy Y. Fincham of Youngstown, Ohio.

Mark is survived by a half brother, Michael Fincham of New Bern, North Carolina; a half sister, Jennifer Houston of Youngstown, Ohio; two nephews, Kyle and Connor Houston; his paternal grandparents, Michael and Louise Ferko of Falls Creek; and special friend Danielle Ritchie and children Lola and Kem of Reynoldsville.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents.

Ricky L. Kuntz Jr., 38

June 24, 2014

Ricky L. Kuntz, Jr. 38, of Butler, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Butler Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Butler on Feb. 3, 1976, a son of Ricky L. Kuntz Sr. and Mary Ann Hinchberger Fitzpatrick.

Ricky was a loving and compassionate husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing, helping people and spending time with his daughters.

He was employed as a driver for Vogel Disposal Company. He had obtained a CDL and drove throughout the country, until recently moving back to Butler to be closer to his children.

Robert M. Sink, 72

June 24, 2014

Robert M. Sink, 72, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, formerly of Punxsutawney and Clymer, passed away June 6, 2014, at his home.

The son of Edward Sink and Katherin Milliron Sink, Bob was born Dec. 5 1941, in Punxsutawney.

He was a graduate of the Clymer High School and a proud veteran of the United States Navy.

Bob also retired from Unysis Corporation as a project manager.

June 22nd

Laura M. “Lolly” Carr, 70

June 22, 2014

Laura M. “Lolly” Carr, 70, Ridgway, died Friday, June 20, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

She was born April 25, 1944, in Brookville, a daughter of the late Thornton B. and Bernice L. (Fitzgerald) McNeil.

On Sept. 26, 1963, she married Peter S. Carr, who survives.

She was an avid artist, cook and baker and enjoyed watching the Food Network. But most of all, she loved being a grandmother.

She was the local Red Cross representative for the Ridgway area and a former Worthy Advisor for the International Order of Rainbow for Girls.

Esther Marlene Pounds, 65

June 22, 2014

Esther Marlene Pounds, Cherokee Indian, never looked her age, awesome cook, many names, and mom, died Friday, June 20, 2014.

Esther, aka Marlene, aka Tine, aka Mom, was best known for her stubborn, independent personality. It may have seemed she wanted your opinion, but she didn’t. Tine knew what she was going to do whether anyone agreed or not. This explains the thick headedness of all her children.

June 20th

Kenneth C. "K.C." "Ken" Bracken, 35

June 20, 2014

Kenneth C. "K.C." "Ken" Bracken, 35, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014, at his home.

Mr. Bracken was born Jan. 9, 1979, in DuBois, a son of the late Kenneth L. "Bear" Bracken and his mother, Tammy Bowser, who survives.

He worked for B & W. Constructors and Equipment as a welder.

He was a graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School and Jeff Tech.

Ken was a good friend and will be loved and missed by all who knew him.

Olga Gresock, 81, Punxsutawney

June 20, 2014

Olga Gresock, 81, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Penn Highlands Healthcare Brookville.

She was born Dec. 12, 1932, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Stephen and Anna Catherine (Hardick) Gresock.

She was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed bowling and yard work.

She retired from the Bell Telephone Company after 35 years and also worked for her brother at Nick’s Corner Lunch for six years.

June 19th

Daniel Joseph Hopkins, 21

June 19, 2014

Daniel Joseph Hopkins, 21, of Orange Park, Florida, was reunited with his Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at home with his mom by his side.

He was born Dec. 28, 1992, in Norfolk, Virginia.

Daniel had an incurable, rare brain disorder known as Neuro-degeneration Brain Iron Accumulation.

He graduated from his hospital bed last month from Middleburg High School.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Emory (Joe) Helsel; and his great-grandparents Clarence and Anna Hopkins and Donald and Ruby Reagle.

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