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March 10th, 2014

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.

Frances N. Mayo, 93

March 4, 2014

Frances N. Mayo, 93, died Monday, March 3, 2014, in Austin, Texas, after several years of declining health.

She was born in Sportsburg Jan. 13, 1921, and lived her life in Punxsutawney.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nick Mayo. They operated Mayo's Market on Ridge Avenue for many years.

She was a loving wife, mother and friend and was happiest when helping others.

She enjoyed reading, singing in the church choir and dancing.

March 3rd

Connie Gresock, 81

March 3, 2014

Connie Gresock, 81, Punxsutawney, died Monday, March 3, 2014, at her daughter Cindi’s home.

She was born on Jan. 21, 1933, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Gus Charles Whitman and Yvonne (Kubeldis) Whitman.

On July 10, 1954, she married William H. Gresock, who preceded her in death on May 22, 2003.

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

She loved Bingo, cards, gambling, animals, reading books herself and reading books to her students.

John “Pat” Nadji, 66

March 3, 2014

John “Pat” Nadji, 66, Pifer Street, DuBois, died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Shadyside in Pittsburgh.

Born March 16, 1947, in DuBois, he was the son of the late John & Genevieve (Duffalo) Nadji.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War.

On July 12, 1968, he married Rebecca “Becky” (Ball) Nadji. She survives.

After 30 years of service, he retired from the United Parcel Service (UPS).

He was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church.

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