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September 16th, 2014

H. Robert Bickerstaff, 76

September 16, 2014

H. Robert Bickerstaff, “Chaplain Bob,” ascended to meet his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sept. 15, 2014, at home, surrounded by his loving family.

Born Aug. 21, 1938 in Jeanette, Pa., to Harry and Hazel Bickerstaff, he married Sally Sexton on Feb. 2, 1963 in Cochranton, Pa.

Bob is survived by his wife, Sally; three children, Jana Bickerstaff of

September 14th

Rita Mae Richardson, 85

September 14, 2014

Rita Mae Richardson, 85, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mrs. Richardson was born April 21, 1929, in DuBois, a daughter of the late Fred and Ida (Johnston) Wells.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Richardson.
Rita was a member of the Canoe Ridge Church of God.

She loved polka, and was a member of the Polka Club. She also loved bowling, sewing, dancing and her beloved dog “Daisy Mae.”

Evelyn K. Haines, 95

September 14, 2014

Evelyn K. Haines, 95, of Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mrs. Haines was born Dec. 4, 1918, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Jacob and Sadie (Wolfe) Kromer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Byron B. Haines, on Dec. 23, 1981. They were married Oct. 31, 1941.

September 10th

Mary Catherine Fleming

September 10, 2014

Mary Catherine Fleming, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Punxsutawney, she was the daughter of the late Joseph U. Rowbottom and E. Bonita (Ackerd) Rowbottom.

On Aug. 27, 1950, she married Robert B. Fleming. He preceded her in death on Nov. 6, 1997.

Mary was an excellent cook and baker. Her biggest enjoyment was her family and children.

September 9th

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.

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