Archive - Obituary
June 17th, 2013
Sara Viva (Meckley) Griffith, 91, Punxsutawney, formerly of Cherry Tree, Pa., died Monday, June 17, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at the Rairigh Funeral Home, Ltd., in Hillsdale, Pa., where a 1 p.m. funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013, with Pastor Tim Bash officiating.
Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery near New Washington, Pa.
A full obituary will be published Wednesday, June 19.
Arthur Frederick Dobson, Jr. passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, suddenly, following an accident on a biking trip with friends in Croatia, Slovinia and Italy at age 66.
He experienced no pain and died doing what he loved: riding his bike in an extremely beautiful part of the world, surrounded by friends.
Born in North Plainfield, N.J., Art was a loving husband and the greatest dad in the world.
He awaited the birth of his first granddaughter with as much joy as a heart could hold.
He was a beloved brother, uncle and friend to many.
Dolly Lou Snyder, 82, of Coolspring, formerly of Georgia, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Mrs. Snyder was born Jan. 16, 1931, in Coolspring, a daughter of the late Wilbert T. Burkett and Pearle E. (Best) Burkett.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert "Bear" Lingenfelter and Vernon C. Snyder.
She was a member of the Coolspring United Methodist Church.
Dolly was a much-loved mother and grandmother and is missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by two sons, Robert Lingenfelter and wife Karen of
Carol "Gagy" L. Dale, 85, of Elgin, S.C., died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Palmetto Heath Baptist Hospital.
She was born on Dec. 15, 1926, in DuBois, a daughter of the late Harold and Louise (English) Roper.
She was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church.
Erma M. Astorino, 78, of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Sept. 27, 1934, in Rossiter, a daughter of the late John and Edith (Oaks) Woods.
On Feb. 8, 1956, she married John Anthony Astorino. He preceded her in death on May 5, 2001.
She was a member of St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church in Walston.
She was also a former member of the Rosary Altar Society.
Erma enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, crocheting and the daily activities at the Punxsy Senior Center.
Velma L. Cressley, 94, of Juneau, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at her daughterâ€™s home, surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Cressley was born Nov. 13, 1918, in Juneau, a daughter of the late Merle White and Nora (Baun) White.
She was married to Ralph E. Cressley, who preceded her in death Jan. 21, 2004.
Velma was a member of Valley Chapel United Methodist Church in Juneau.
She was employed by Rola-Jensen and Loree Footwear before retirement.
She was a special and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and neighbor who loved the Lord.
Curtis D. (Curt) Williams, 55, of Ligonier, formerly of Smithport, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family.
He was born in 1958 to Delbert J. and Alda Jane (Elbel) Williams in Punxsutawney.
Curtis was a member of the First Baptist Church of Glen Campbell, Calvary Baptist Church in Clymer and Waterford Christian Church in Ligonier. He was a district manager for Trican Well Services, Mill Hall and a former district manager for Universal Well Services, Connellsville. Curt was a member of the Society of Petroleum
Anne Pauline Juliette, 96, of Rural Valley, died peacefully on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Indiana Hospital, surrounded by her loving, caring family.
She was born Nov. 29, 1916, in Yatesboro, the daughter of Antonio and Rose Taddeo Dorazio.
Anne was a Catholic her entire life and belonged to St. Mary Mother of God Church, Yatesboro, Pa.
Anne married Joseph Juliette in 1935, the beginning of a great love affair that lasted until Joe's death in 1995.
Mrs. Sally J. Cameron, 83, of Indian Lake Estates, Fla., died on Friday, June 7, 2013, at The Groves Center.
She was born on Aug. 21, 1929, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Harold and Emily Altman, and moved to Indian Lake Estates in 1996 from Bridgewater, N.J.
She was a retired real estate broker.
Sally was a golfer and enjoyed playing bridge and taught it to many.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of Indian Lake United Methodist Church.
Velma â€śBabeâ€ť Keller, 78, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday June 5, 2013, with family around her.
Babe was born Nov. 11, 1934, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Frank and Leila Harl.
After graduating from Punxsutawney High School in 1952, she attended Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa., where she served as president of her schoolâ€™s chapter of Chi Omega Sorority.
After college graduation, she was employed as a case worker for the Childrenâ€™s Aid Society of Elk County, Pa.