Archive - Obituary
November 22nd, 2012
Donald Dee Forrest, 66, of Punxsutawney, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born Dec. 8, 1945, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Arthur Clinton and Helen Jean (Grube) Forrest.
On Aug. 14, 1965, he married the love of his life, the former Nancy Arlene Vanhorn, who survives.
They met one another on a seesaw at Gobblerâ€™s Knob while attending a FFA and FHA school picnic.
He was a member of the Scotland Avenue Church of God.
Don worked as a truck driver for many years until his blindness forced him to retire.
Antoinette Clemento, 85, Punxsutawney, formerly of Pittsburgh, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born July 23, 1927, in Carnegie, a daughter of the late Ralph and Rose Clemento.
She was a member of the Holy Souls Roman Catholic Church of Pittsburgh.
She worked in retail sales for 40 years and retired from Keystone Shoes.
Surviving relatives include a sister-in-law, Lois Clemento
of Punxsutawney; two nephews, Richard Clemento and wife Mickey of Northern Cambria and Bill Clemento and wife Terry of Punxsutawney; a
Louise M. Smith, 90, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
She was born April 10, 1922, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late William and Esther (Vanderpool) Henneman.
On May 29, 1946, she married Blair E. Smith, who preceded her in death on April 15, 1978.
She formerly attended the Punxsutawney Church of God and the Punxsutawney Alliance Church.
She enjoyed puzzles and cooking, but most of all, she enjoyed her grandchildren.
William A. Condron, 66, of Big Run, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at VA Medical Center in Oakland.
Mr. Condron was born Feb. 10, 1946, in Echo, a son of the late Regis Condron and Luella (Neville) Condron.
March 3, 1967, he married his loving wife, Bernice A. (Mauk) Condron, who survives, of Big Run.
Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War.
He was a member of the CMA Church in Punxsutawney, where he coached youth basketball.
He was also a member of the VFW, American Legion and the NRA.
Clifton Meade Murphy, 77, Mt. Lebanon, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at the Hollidaysburg Veteransâ€™ Home in Hollidaysburg.
He was born Nov. 20, 1934, in Big Run, Pa., a son of the late James W. and Margaret E. (Pooler) Murphy.
Clifton graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1952 and from Dickinson College, in Carlisle, Pa., in 1956. He earned a bacehlorâ€™s degree and was commissioned a 2d LT in the U.S. Army Infantry.
Claire Dinger, 82, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at home.
She was born Sept. 16, 1930, in Coolspring, a daughter of the late Mervin and Ethel (Doverspike) Straitiff.
On Oct. 14, 1948, she married Carl Ervin Dinger, who preceded her in death on Jan. 2, 1994.
Mrs. Dinger was an active member of the Frostburg Methodist Church.
She was also a member of the Punxsutawney Garden Club and a Quilting Club.
She enjoyed gardening, sewing, baking and several card clubs.
Ronald Leroy Zimmerman, 50, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Heartland Health Care Center in Pittsburgh.
He was born Dec. 22, 1961, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late William Riley and Martha Kramer Zimmerman.
He was a school bus driver for the Krise Bus Co. of Punxsutawney.
He is survived by three nieces, Marie Reesman, Tina McCracken and April Zimmerman.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
At the family's request there will be no visitation, and services are private at the convenience of the family
Jerry Wymer Sr., 76, of Big Run, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Mr. Wymer was born Oct. 9, 1936, in Killbuck, New York, a son of the late Raymond Sr. and Ardetia (Crandell) Wymer.
He was a member of the St. Phillips United Methodist Church in Big Run.
Mr. Wymer served in the United States Army.
On Feb. 9, 1963, he married the former Marion Lee Reiter. She survives.
Jerry worked as manager at Western Union Telegraph, on the B&O Railroad as a carpenter, and retired as a janitor for the Punxsutawney Area School District.
Clarence Franklin â€śBuckâ€ť Raybuck, 87, formerly of Summerville, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at McKinley Health Center.
He was born Feb. 9, 1925, in Heathville, a son of the late Franklin Harold and Ella Miranda (Hetrick) Raybuck.
He was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
He was a United States Army Veteran serving his country during World War II. During his service, he earned the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
On June 30, 1946, he married the former Sara Jane Hannold. She preceded him in death on July 8, 2009.
Anna M. Serge, 87, of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Serge was born Dec. 24, 1924, in Valier, a daughter of the late Nicholas Schepis and Mary (Sano) Schepis.
Nov. 11, 1947, she married the love of her life, Joseph M. Serge, who preceded her in death on Oct. 7, 2012.
Mrs. Serge was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church.
She worked many years as a legal secretary for Attorneys Ferraro and Young before retiring.