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April 22nd, 2013

Cyrilla C. Himes, 78

April 22, 2013

Cyrilla C. Himes, 78, of Youngstown, Ohio, formerly of Covode, Pa., passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown.

Cyrilla was born on Feb. 23, 1935, in Covode, the daughter of Ralph and Catherine (Beck) Jordan. She married Earl Himes on May 21, 1955. He survives.

Cyrilla was a graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School. She worked at
Nelson Bedding in Youngstown, Ohio, for many years.

April 21st

Anna Wilma Sharp, 85

April 21, 2013

Anna Wilma Sharp, 85, of Glen Campbell, died Saturday, April 20, 2013.

She was born June 29, 1927, in Curwensville, a daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Twila (Haag) Condon.

On April 7, 1945, she married John Albert Sharp.

He preceded her in death on March 26, 2008.

She enjoyed raising her 12 children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She liked traveling, spending time on the pontoon boat and being with her family and her dog, Pippy.

Cindy Joan Mills, 40

April 21, 2013

Cindy Joan Mills, R.N., 40, of Westernville, N.Y., wife of William J., passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica, N.Y., after a brief illness.

She was born in Newton, N.J., on Feb. 5, 1973, a daughter of Austin A. and Judith Karin Erickson Young.

Cindy grew up in Blairstown, N.J., graduating from Warren Hills Regional High School.

Thereafter, she furthered her education at Raritan Valley Community College, eventually earning her bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Anna Mary "Punxsy" Edmondson, 88

April 21, 2013

A legend is lost. Anna Mary "Punxsy" Edmondson, 88, of Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013, at her home.

Anna Mary was born April 17, 1925, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of Thomas F. Edmondson and Anna (Rozdilsky) Edmondson.

She was a member of SS. Cosmas & Damian Catholic Church.

In her young adult life, Anna Mary was employed by the Bryant Electric Company, a subsidiary of Westinghouse Electric Company, in Bridgeport, Conn., where she assembled gyros for torpedos that sunk two battleships
and a cruiser.

She ended her career at Bryant as the Boiler Room Manager.

April 17th

Andrew S. Laska, 89

April 17, 2013

Andrew S. Laska, 89, of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Wellington Heights.

Mr. Laska was born on March 8, 1924, in Sportsburg, a son of the late Zolti and Julia (Grabetz) Laska.

He was preceded in death by his wife Marie (Quashnock) Laska on Jan.
3, 2007.

He was a graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School and a member of the Sportsburg United Methodist Church.

Mr. Laska was a US Army Veteran of WWII, having served in the Pacific.

Matthew Paul Ruffner, 34

April 17, 2013

Matthew Paul Ruffner, 34, Chief Warrant Officer 3, of Susquehanna Township, Pennsylvania, formerly of Level Green, Pa., died Tuesday April 9, 2013, as the result of injuries sustained while serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan.

Born Nov. 18, 1978, in Punxsutawney, Matthew was the son of Charles and Diane (Gardner) Ruffner of Glen Campbell.

April 16th

Mary L. Lippert-Thorp, 79

April 16, 2013

Mary L. Lippert-Thorp, 79, of Grampian, formerly of Rochester Mills, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Knickerbocker Villa in Curwensville.

Mary was born July 14, 1933, in Curwensville, a daughter of the late Robert O. and Helen (Hoover) Blackburn.

She was married to William Thorp of Grampian. He survives.

Mary was a member of the CMA Church in Punxsutawney, where she worked for the district office for 31-and-a-half years.

She was the Indiana County, Grant Township Coordinator for ICCAP and the former treasurer of Pine Grove Cemetery.

Earl R. Sherry, 82

April 16, 2013

Earl R. Sherry, 82, Girard, Ohio, died Sunday, April 14, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

Mr. Sherry was born Jan. 24, 1931, in Punxsutawney, a son of Charles and Alice Hawk Sherry.

A 1949 graduate of Punxsutawney High School, Earl moved to Girard in 1950 and worked as a crane operator for Youngstown Sheet and Tube and later LTV.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving stateside as a
survival instructor during the Korean Conflict.

His wife, the former Helen Berger, whom he married June 8, 1957, died Nov. 24, 2003.

Ruth A. Young, 87

April 16, 2013

Ruth A. Young, 87, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at DuBois Nursing Home.

She was born May 21, 1925, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Otto and Mary (Mee) Ott.

She married Robert L. Young, who preceded in her in death.

She was a devoted wife and mother.

She was a member of Beulah Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Surviving relatives include two sons, William R. Young and wife Janice of Punxsutawney and Ronald A. Young and wife Elizabeth “Betsy” Young of Virginia Beach, Va.; a sister, Margaret Wachter of Pittsburgh, Pa.; four grandchildren,

April 12th

James Earl Bennett, 78

April 12, 2013

James Earl Bennett, 78, of Ridgway, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Hamot Medical Center in Erie.

He was born Aug. 7, 1934, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late James Robert and Ella Grace (McQuown) Bennett.

On June 15, 1957, he married the former Diane Dunmire. She survives.

He served in the United States Army after the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Bennett worked at Airco Carbon in St. Marys and Punxsutawney.

He loved the outdoors, fishing and camping.

He was fondly known as “Papa” by his grandchildren and great
grandchildren, whom he dearly loved.

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