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February 16th, 2014

John Reed, 59

February 16, 2014

John Reed, 59, of Reynoldsville, passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at his sister’s home in Punxsutawney.

John was born in Kileen, Texas, on Jan. 13, 1955, the son of Frederick Maxwell Reed and Ruby Arlene Lougee.

As a steel block late-model racecar driver, he often found his way to the front of the pack among the roar of engines and cheering crowds.

For more than 40 years of being behind the wheel of the red, white and blue No. 9, John drew loyal fans to Hummingbird Speedway and Marion Center Speedway.

John was a shop foreman at Jefferson Paving Inc. for more than 20 years.

George L. Kunselman, 80

February 16, 2014

George L. Kunselman, 80, Hamilton, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born May 28, 1933, in Sprankle Mills, a son of the late Oral and Mary Edna (Black) Kunselman.

On April 26, 1957, he married Laura A. (Neville) Kunselman, who survives.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps and served during the Korean War.

He attended the Hamilton United Methodist Church.

He was a member of the Masons, the V.F.W. and the Perry Township Sportsmen’s Club.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing and also helped run the fish hatchery.

February 14th

Vernon E. Neese, 60

February 14, 2014

Vernon E. Neese, 60, of Dora, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at his home.

He was born Sept. 2, 1953, in Princeton, Ind., a son of the late Walter and Mary (Alcorn) Neese.

On June 21, 1997, he married Karen L. (Bevac) Neese, who preceded him in death on March 2, 2005.

Vern is a 1971 graduate of Princeton Community High School in Princeton, Ind.

He relocated to Pennsylvania in 1979 and started working in the coal mines, where he continued to work for the past 34 years.

Vern was an avid fisherman, but most of all, he loved riding his Harley.

February 13th

Joy Aileen Marley, 60

February 13, 2014

Joy Aileen Marley, 60, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.

She passed peacefully in her own home, surrounded by family.

She was born Nov. 8, 1953, in Weirton, W.V., the daughter of Ernest and Joyce (Cribbs) Edelman, and is survived by her husband of 40 years, Fred Marley; her two daughters, Rachel Himes and Amanda Marley; and three granddaughters, Jasmine, Ariel and Bella Himes.

February 12th

Howard Paul Kennedy, 62

February 12, 2014

Howard Paul Kennedy, 62, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Stuart, Fla., following a brief illness.

He was born May 30, 1951, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Elsie (Bullers) and J. Paul Kennedy.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Lee, and their family; his sister, Judith (Kennedy) McKee and husband Tom and family. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He will be missed.

Mary Ann “Baba” Pallone, 73

February 12, 2014

Mary Ann “Baba” Pallone, 73, of Emeigh, passed away Feb. 11, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born April 28, 1940, in Spangler, the daughter of Stephen and Helen (Kutney) Bublinec.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Joseph, Stephen, Bernard and Michael Bublinec; sister Helen Salyan; and son-in-law Dr. John J. Santarelli.

Anthony J. “Tony” Villella, 90

February 12, 2014

Anthony J. “Tony” Villella, 90, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born Jan. 13, 1924, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Frank and Raphael (Serian) Villella.

On April 19, 1948, he married Loretta Ann (Taczak) Villella, who preceded him in death on May 5, 2001.

He was a member of SS.C.D. Church and a graduate of the Punxsutawney High School Class of 1942.

He was an avid bowler and a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates.

February 10th

Miriam Louise Wachob Haag, 85

February 10, 2014

Miriam Louise Wachob Haag, 85, formerly of Big Run and Groveland, Fla., died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at Knickerbocker Villa Senior Care Residence in Clearfield.

She was born on Nov. 23, 1928, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., a daughter of the late Harry and Edith (McClure) Wachob.

On July 9, 1949, she married Harvey E. Haag of Oliveburg, who preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 2000.

Miriam was a beautician, working for many years at Sutter’s Beauty Shop in Punxsutawney, before opening Miriam Haag’s Beauty Shop in Big Run, which she ran for over 30 years.

February 9th

Mervin J. Adams, 91

February 9, 2014

Mervin J. Adams, 91, of Dora, passed away Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at Mahoning Riverside Manor.

Mr. Adams was born April 5, 1922, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late James I. and Florence (Hawk) Adams-Shick.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude (Bush) Adams.

Mr. Adams was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of the Dora Evangelical Church, VFW in Brookville and the 99th Infantry Division Association.

February 7th

Carl Kearney Wachob, 83

February 7, 2014

Carl Kearney Wachob, 83, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born Nov. 3, 1930, in Brookville, a son of the late Charles and Mary (Parr) Wachob.

On June 13, 1953, he married Joan (Freas) Wachob, who survives.

He was a member of the Punxsutawney Presbyterian Church, where he served as a past elder of the church.

He enjoyed eating and spending time with his family.

He was a graduate of the Punxsutawney High School Class of 1950.

Mr. Wachob served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1949 to 1982 and retired as a 1SG.

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