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April 4th, 2012

Robert A. Snyder, 73

April 4, 2012

Robert A. Snyder, 73, Timblin, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born Sept. 19, 1938, a son of the late Elvin and Agnes (Engle) Snyder Sr.

Mr. Snyder worked at Rola-Jensen as a press operator.

He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 1231 of Punxsutawney.

Mr. Snyder was an avid Steelers fan and enjoyed the Pirates and hunting.

Ella D. Whitaker, 99

April 4, 2012

Ella D. Whitaker, 99, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Jan. 8, 1913, in Josephine (Indiana County), a daughter of the late L. Edward and Bessie (Gorsuch) Doutrich.

In June 1950, she married Dale C. Whitaker, who preceded her in death Aug. 24, 1958.

Mrs. Whitaker was a graduate of Blairsville High School and Indiana State Teachers College (now Indiana University of Pennsylvania).

She retired in 1973 from the federal government as a personnel management specialist.

April 3rd

Robert A. Snyder, 73

April 3, 2012

Robert A. Snyder, 73, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

April 2nd

Jack B. Elkin, 88

April 2, 2012

Jack B. Elkin, 88, Delmont, died Saturday, March 24, 2012, at his home.

He was born Nov. 2, 1923, in Trade City.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater of Operations.

Mr. Elkin was a member of the Lions and the BPO Elks, and he was a 50-year member of John W. Jenks Lodge No. 534, Free and Accepted Masons.

Ellsworth Carl McCoy, 72

April 2, 2012

Ellsworth Carl McCoy, 72, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at Clarion Hospital.

He was born July 11, 1939, in Marion Center, a son of the late Howard S. and Naomi Kathryn (Jeffries) McCoy.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the medical corps.

Mr. McCoy enjoyed walking, gardening, reading and watching western movies on television. He was charitable to many organizations.

He was a member of the American Legion in Punxsutawney.

James E. Soliday, 66

April 2, 2012

James E. Soliday, 66, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.

He was born Aug. 28, 1945, in DuBois, a son of the late James Edward and Anna Gertrude (Wachob) Soliday.

Aug. 4, 1968, he married Ruth Manners, who survives, of Cloe.

He graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School in 1963 and immediately entered the U.S. Navy as a seaman recruit, retiring as a commander in 1992.

Mr. Soliday served in Vietnam from 1967-68, where he received two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star with Combat V.

March 30th

Ralph E. Miller, 69

March 30, 2012

Ralph E. Miller, 69, Smicksburg, passed away Friday, March 30, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.

He was born Oct. 20, 1942, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Charles H. and Vera (Neal) Miller.

He was a member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Trade City.

Mr. Miller was employed for 30 years by PennDOT, where he worked as an inspector before retiring.

He loved playing Bingo and maintained his home on the farm where he was born.

Mr. Miller made his home at Mahoning Riverside Manor in Punxsutawney for the past four years.

Charles "Spark" Seger, 77

March 30, 2012

Charles "Spark" Seger, 77, Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

He was born July 26, 1934, in Rossiter, a son of the late Sherman and Robina (Johnson) Seger.

July 14, 1956, he married, Virginia L. (Stiteler) Seger, of Punxsutawney, who survives.

Mr. Seger was a member of the Rossiter Sportsmans' Club. He was also an avid gardner and, most of all, a loving husband, father and grandfather.

March 29th

Lula P. Hetrick, 94

March 29, 2012

Lula P. Hetrick, 94, Dora, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Brookville Hospital.

She was born April 23, 1917, in Dora, Ringgold Township, Jefferson County, a daughter of the late Winfield and Edna Pearl (Reed) Mowrey.
She was a lifetime resident of Dora.

March 28th

George Colburn Bowers, 95

March 28, 2012

George Colburn Bowers, 95, died Dec. 16, 2011, while visiting family in Gladwin, Michigan.

He was born March 2, 1916, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late William Arthur and Blanch (Winslow) Bowers Sr.

Mr. Bowers was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater with the 25th infantry division.

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