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March 10th, 2014

Michael Matthew Burba, 92

March 10, 2014

Michael Matthew Burba, 92, of Arcadia, Pa., died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital in Punxsutawney.

The son of the late Joseph and Stefkia (Sadowniczak) Burba, he was born on Sept. 29, 1921, in Arcadia, in the same home where he resided all of his life.

Mike was a member of the Church of the Resurrection and attended the Glen Campbell parish site.

David G. “Chip” Wonderling, 63

March 10, 2014

David G. “Chip” Wonderling, 63, died Monday, March 10, 2014, at Brookville Hospital.

He was born Nov. 26, 1950, in Brookville, a son of the late Gerald David and Helen (Espy) Wonderling.

On July 9, 1971, he married the former Rosemary Battaglia. She survives.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

“Chip” retired in 2001 after 31 years as a foreman for Brockway Glass.

After retirement, Chip was also the driver for the Laurel Laser & Surgery Center.

Doree H. Long, 86

March 10, 2014

Doree H. Long, 86, of Punxsutawney, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 10, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Dec. 7, 1927, in Coolspring, Pa., the daughter of the late David R. and Florence (Lingenfelter) Hetrick.

She graduated third in her class from Punxsutawney High School in 1945.

She married John E. (Jack) Long of Punxsutawney on June 18, 1951.

She worked as a legal secretary for Jesse P. Long, Attorney at Law, for 59 years before her retirement.

James Edward Gearhart, 87

March 10, 2014

James Edward Gearhart, 87, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Christ the King Manor.

He was born April 13, 1926, in Luthersburg, a son of the late Samuel and Mary (Alsbaugh) Gearhart.

Mr. Gearhart was a United States Army veteran, having served during World War II.

He previously worked in assembly for General Motors, drove piggyback trucks and drove horses across the U.S.

He enjoyed bowling, going tobogganing and being with his family.

Elizabeth M. McGlumphy, 84

March 10, 2014

Elizabeth M. McGlumphy, 84, of Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014, at her home.

Mrs. McGlumphy was born Feb. 11, 1930, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Sevistock) Wanchick.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. McGlumphy.

Elizabeth was Byzantine by faith.

She loved gardening and time with her family.

She is survived by a son, William J. McGlumphy and wife Melissa of Punxsutawney; two grandchildren, Adam Dotts and wife Brittany and Tyler Dotts; and one great-grandchild, Coy Dotts.

March 9th

Mary L. Coon, 77

March 9, 2014

Mary L. Coon, 77, of Smicksburg, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Coon was born June 26, 1936, in Indiana, Pa., a daughter of the late Robert T. and Zelda (Kaufman) Schrecongost.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Coon.

Mary was a member of the New Life Lutheran Church in Marion Center.

She enjoyed bowling, reading, spending time with her family and her grandpuppy “Cookie.”

She is survived by one son, Tom Coon and wife Leslie of Rochester Mills;

Martha Lucille “Lucy” Stephanic, 82

March 9, 2014

Martha Lucille “Lucy” Stephanic, 82, of Rochester Mills, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 7, 2014, at home, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Feb. 13, 1932, in Jackson Township, a daughter of the late Raymond U. and Violet M. Schrack.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Stephanic, who passed away in 1997; a brother, Raymond G. Schrack; and sisters Elizabeth Stephens and Evelyn “Peep” Clouser.

March 7th

Erlamon D. (Beatty) Kovach, 90

March 7, 2014

Erlamon D. (Beatty) Kovach, 90, of Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Kovach was born May 12, 1923, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Harry and Lenora (Summerville) Beatty.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Kovach. They were married April 17, 1943.

She attended the St. Peters United Church of Christ.

Erlamon loved city life. She and her husband, Charles, traveled the world together and lived many exciting places, eventually returning to Punxsutawney and enjoying time with her family.

Clara Jane Rossi, 86

March 7, 2014

Clara Jane Rossi, 86, of Wilora Lake Road, Charlotte, N.C., passed away early Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at Novant Presbyterian Hospital.

She was born in Cloe, Pa., on Nov. 30, 1927, a daughter of the late Ward and Ersie Haag Bargerstock.

She worked for Rochester Telephone.

Survivors include two brothers, Harry Bargerstock and wife Marie of Franklinville, N.C., and Fred and wife Gladys of Ontario, N.Y.

Final arrangements were handled by Wilson Funeral and Cremation Services.

March 4th

George E. Moore, 67

March 4, 2014

It is with sad hearts that we announce the death of George E. Moore, who passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the age of 67.

George died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, after a long battle with cancer.

George was born in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, where he lived throughout his teen years.

He then attended Dartmouth College (B.A. 1968) and Temple Law School(J.D. 1976).

He has lived in the Philadelphia area since the early 1970s.

Since 1989, George served as University Counsel of Temple University and also as Secretary to the Board of Trustees since 1992.

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