Archive - Obituary
January 12th, 2014
William R. Karnes, 68, Sykesville, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at DRMC in DuBois.
He was born Aug. 9, 1945, in Erie, Pa, a son of the late Gerald and Leona (Cotherman) Karnes.
On July 6, 1977, he married Mary Karnes of Sykesville. She survives.
Mr. Karnes attended the New Castle School of Trades. He was a truck driver.
In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include two daughters, Nicole Genevro of Sykesville and Jennifer Jones of Marietta, Ga.; one son, Corey Karnes of Sykesville; and four grandchildren.
Dorothy Ellen Smith, 64, of Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Mrs. Smith was born April 28, 1949, in Banks Township, Indiana County, the daughter of the late Jay Albert Fisher and Edna Grace (Fetterman) Fisher.
She was married June 28, 1997, to Harry E. Smith, who preceded her in death.
Dorothy was a member of the Salvation Army where she attended services.
She worked 34 years at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was a loving sister and devoted friend who loved spending time with her family, reading and music.
Ronald Lee Smith, 75, of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
At Mr. Smith's request, all arrangements are private and under the direction of the McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney.
Thomas Andrew Demko, former Sheriff of Jefferson County, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Sheriff Demko, aged 75, was born on Oct. 19, 1938, in Punxsutawney, to the late Andrew and Madeline (Filitske) Demko.
He is survived by his wife, Arletta Anne (nĂ©e Shaffer).
Sheriff Demko was a dedicated public servant who served his country both
locally and nationally for most of his life.
He served in the United States Army during the Berlin and Cuban Crises and retired as a First Sergeant from the Army Reserves.
William C. Young, Sr., 60, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born Sept. 3, 1953, in Sewickley, a son of the late Joe J. and Anna Ruth (Waltman) Young.
On Feb. 3, 1973, he married the former Georgina Thompson. She survives.
Bill previously enjoyed being outdoors hunting and fishing.
He also enjoyed working on lawnmowers and weedeaters.
Craig Harold Stewart, 68, South Mahoning Township, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Allegheny General Hospital, with his family surrounding him.
The son of Harold and Olga (Meszaros) Stewart, he was born July 2, 1945, in Johnstown, Pa.
Mr. Stewart was a member of the Plumville Presbyterian Church.
He graduated from Marion Center High School, Class of 1963, and joined the United States Army, 101 Airborn Division.
He was a welder for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for 35 years and a sled operator for 29 years for the Keystone Tractor Pullers.
Odessa Mae Hutchinson, 94, of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Mulberry Square.
She was born July 10, 1919, in Rossiter, a daughter of the late William and Carrie Irene (Harvey) Hodgson.
On March 3, 1945. she married Harold "Red" Quentin Hutchinson.
She and her husband loved to dance with one another. They traveled all over to dance together to Big Band music.
He preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 1991.
"Dessie" was fondly known by many people as "the kind, white-haired lady at Dr. Johnston's dental office,â€ť where she had worked over 16 years.
Karen L. (Kerns) Gaston, 65, of San Pedro Calif., formerly of Punxsutawney, passed away Monday night, Dec. 30, 2013, in her home.
She passed away the way she lived her life, with strength and dignity.
After a six-year struggle after having three brain aneurysms and a year and three months of pancreatic cancer, she passed peacefully without any pain or suffering.
She was born to Andrew and Helena Kerns on April 5, 1948, in Punxsutawney.
Karen graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School in 1966.
Frank S. Petro, 62, of Tunnelton, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.
Born May 6, 1951, in Latrobe, Pa., he was the son of the late Frank and
Margaret (Bohovich) Petro.
Frank lived in the Saltsburg area all of his life and was a 1969 graduate of Saltsburg High School, where he excelled as a wrestler.
Frank started working in the mines in Tunnelton in the 70s, and worked his way up to a job with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, where he was employed as an Emergency Response and Training Specialist.
Our beloved, Ogden Clayton Thompson, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at home in Naples, Fla.
He was born June 17, 1938, in Punxsutawney, to the late Clayton Walter Thompson and Sara Ogden Thompson.
He was preceded in death by his sister Ellen Rose Thompson Fohner.
He is survived by his spouse, Nancy Evelyn Eley Thompson; children Eley Ogden Thompson (Kara) and Clayton Walter Thompson, II (Nancy); and grandchildren Sherman, Mitchell, Saunders, Turner, Sophia and Sullivan.