Archive - Obituary
November 7th, 2012
Ronald Roy Brewer, 71, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, of a heart attack in Brooksville, Florida.
Ron and his wife, Mary, have spent the winter months over the past 5 years at the Cloverleaf Campground in Brooksville.
Ron would leave Pennsylvania at first sign of snow and would not appear back home until well after Punxsutawney Phil declared the winter was over.
Ron and Mary, natives of Punxsutawney, were high school sweethearts â€” dating since they were 14 years old. They were married for 52 enchanting years and raised their three sons in Spencerport, NY.
Dominic A. Pennett, 96, a resident of Seneca Hill Manor, Oswego, N.Y., and formerly of Deferiet, N.Y., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.
Born in Rossiter, Pa., in 1916, he was the son of the late Anthony Pennetti and Catharine Fera.
He was educated in Rossiter, graduating from Rossiter High School in 1932.
After a brief career in sales in New York City, he joined the United States Army in 1940.
During his career in the military, he served during World War II in Belgium.
Harry Eugene White, 75, of Brookville, a guest at Jefferson Manor in Brookville, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Jefferson Manor.
He was born Jan. 28, 1937, in Clymer, a son of the late Arthur K. White and Elanor (Winebark) White.
Surviving relatives include a sister, Marjorie (White) Haskell; and a brother, Thomas A. White.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date which is yet to be determined.
Interment will be at the Pine Church Cemetery in Canoe Ridge, Indiana County.
Arrangements are under the direction of the McKinney Funeral Home, Brookville.
Anthony Carmen Tersine, 98, of Walston, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born Oct. 27, 1914, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Peter and Louise (DeFloria) Tersine.
He was a member of Saint Anthonyâ€™s Catholic Church in Walston.
On Nov, 6, 1943, he married the former Goldie Elizabeth Stuchell.
She preceded him in death on March 27, 1994.
Tony enjoyed gardening, watching Western movies and going grocery shopping.
He was a life member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Punxsutawney.
Mary B. Qualey, 91, Smicksburg, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Nov. 6, 1920, in Smicksburg, a daughter of the late Harry B. and Irene Bertha (Simpson) Van Horn.
She married Gordon C. Brown in 1939, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 1970.
She then married William J. Qualey, in 1975, and he also preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 2004.
She was a member of the American Legion, VFW and the Moose Club.
Mercie Rae Wolfe, 37, of DuBois, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
She was born Dec. 2, 1974, the daughter of Robert and Faithe (Copello) Brown, both of whom survive.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her parents; a daughter, Sirena M. Schachtner of Big Run; and a sister, Margaret Schachtner of Virginia.
Friends will be received at the Richard L. Fait Funeral home on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
A funeral service officiated by Pastor Kenneth Alt will be held on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at 8 p.m at the funeral home.
Randall J. "Buzzy" Buzard, 48, Brookville, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Born Sept. 21, 1964, in Brookville, he was the son of the late Donald J. Buzard and Linda F. Powell, who survives.
He worked as a crew leader and office manager for Plyler's At Your Service, Inc. of Brookville, and formerly worked at Morey's Beverage of Brookville. Randall was a member of the FOE No. 983 in Brookville.
Karen L. McKain, 61, of Smicksburg, passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at UPMC Shadyside.
Ms. McKain was born May 28, 1951, in Punxsutawney. She is survived by her parents, Robert V. Stiteler and Natalie A. (Niel) Stiteler of Smicksburg.
Karen was a 20-year veteran of the US Air Force, retiring as a Staff Sergeant.
She was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church in Smicksburg. Her hobbies were gardening, reading, crocheting, shopping and collecting shells on the beach.
Althea M. Peace, 83, Reynoldsville, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at home.
She was born Dec. 24, 1928, in Elmira, N.Y., a daughter of the late Herman Murray and Iva Bliss Murray.
Dec. 24, 1946, she married Robert C. Peace, who preceded her in death on April 30, 2002.
Mrs. Peace was a homemaker. She was Protestant in faith.
Surviving relatives include a son, Gregory W. Peace and wife Cynthia of Reynoldsville; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Marlin Murray of Reynoldsville.
Helen Eileen Rishel, 82, of Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at DuBois Nursing Home.
She was born Aug. 10, 1930, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Isaac M. McKee and Emma M. (Cole) McKee.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Blaine E. Rishel, on Nov. 12, 2009.
She was a member of the Scotland Avenue Church of God in Punxsutawney.
Mrs. Rishel was the co-owner of Wholesale Auto Parts before retiring.
She was a loving mother and grandmother.