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September 9th, 2014

John Francis Orsich, 47

September 9, 2014

John Francis Orsich, 47, of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 at his home.

John was born Aug. 8, 1967, in Punxsutawney, a son of Alice (Kaza) Orsich of Punxsutawney, who survives, and the late Frank Orsich.

He was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Church in Punxsutawney.

John was employed by Goodwill Industries in the Punxsy retail store.

September 7th

Theresa V. Garzoni, 91

September 7, 2014

Theresa V. Garzoni, 91, formerly of 119 Garzoni Road, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

She was born May 29, 1923, in Anita, a daughter of the late Theodore and
Angelina (Pellegrino) Maruca.

On Nov. 22, 1947, she married Richard A. Garzoni, who preceded her in death on Sept. 29, 2012.

She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Anita, Pa.

She was formerly employed by Maruca’s Grocery Store, the Jefferson County Courthouse and Rola Jensen.

September 3rd

Kathi D. States, 60

September 3, 2014

Kathi D. States, 60, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born March 22, 1954, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late Parnell G. and Iona G. (Hawk) Reed.

On June 24, 1972, she married David M. States, who survives.

She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church of Punxsutawney.

She was a graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School and enjoyed camping and cooking.

Sarah J. Bishop, 85

September 3, 2014

Sarah J. Bishop, 85, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at home with her family.

She was born April 15, 1929, in Walston, a daughter of the late Joseph H. and Matilda (Martzloff) Smith.

On Nov. 15, 1947, she married Carl O. Bishop, Sr. He survives and resides in Punxsutawney. She was a loving and faithful wife of nearly 67 years.

Mrs. Bishop was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Walston, where she was also a Sunday School teacher for many years.

Sarah worked with her husband and sons at the family-owned business of Cloe Lumber.

September 2nd

Deanna M. Wilt, 58

September 2, 2014

Deanna M. Wilt, age 58, of Treasure Lake, DuBois, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa.

Born June 23, 1956, in Punxsutawney, she was the daughter of the late Dean H. & Luva M. (Reese) Kerr.

On May 29, 1976, she married William D. Wilt. He survives.

She was the administrator of the DuBois Christian & Missionary Alliance Church and had worked at the DuBois Harley-Davidson Shop.

While living in Punxsutawney, she was a legal secretary for several attorneys.

She was a member of the DuBois Christian & Missionary Alliance Church.

September 1st

Martha A. Good, 89

September 1, 2014

Martha A. Good, 89, Marion Center, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at Mulberry Square.

She was born Dec. 16, 1924, in Youngstown, Ohio, a daughter of the late Raymond C. and Dorothy (Walters) Perkins.

On Dec. 28, 1943, in Marion Center, she married Frank L. Good, who preceded her in death on Oct. 27, 2005.

She worked for the Marion Center Speedway in the concession stand for 15 years and also assisted her husband on the family farm.

Maxine Mae Wissinger, 86

September 1, 2014

Maxine Mae Wissinger, 86, Indiana, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014.

The daughter of Edward and Lillian (Veite) Pierce, she was born July 30, 1928, in Punxsutawney, Pa.

Maxine was a member and very active in the Curry Run Church.

She cherished time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Maxine will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

John M. Pearce Jr., 76

September 1, 2014

John M. Pearce, Jr., 76, of Covode, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at home.

He was born Oct. 22, 1937, in Winslow, a son of the late John Miles Pearce, Sr. and Vera Jane (Pierce) Pearce.

On May 9, 1959, he married the former Barbara R. Shields. She survives and resides in Covode.

John was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers for more than 30 years.

He was the owner and a driver of coal trucks for Pearce Trucking and had also worked in construction.

August 28th

Dennis Andrew Smith, 49

August 28, 2014

Dennis Andrew Smith, 49, of Hamilton, died on Aug. 27, 2014, at his home.

He was born on Nov. 1, 1964, the son of Myrna Burkett Smith and Bruce Smith.

Dennis’ family includes three brothers, Doug Smith of Hamilton, Brad (Amber) Smith of Punxsutawney, and Greg (Natalie) Smith of Brownstown; five nephews; three nieces; one great-niece; and three great-nephews.
He worked with gas wells and logging.

A private memorial service will be held at the family's convenience.

August 26th

Doris L. "Dot" Young, 76

August 26, 2014

Doris L. "Dot" Young, 76, of West Decatur, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Clearfield Hospital.

Mrs. Young was born on Aug. 15, 1938, in Stockton, Georgia, a daughter of the late George W. and Verlie Mae (Stokes) Delk.

She is survived by John C. Young of Punxsutawney.

She was a member of the Mahaffey United Methodist Church. She loved God.

Doris was a corrections officer for the Clearfield County Jail, a Cub Scout Leader, Bell Township Civil Defense Director, an EMT for Mahaffey Area Ambulance and a member of the Grandmothers Club.

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