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January 30th, 2014

John W. DeMotte, 85

January 30, 2014

John W. DeMotte a leading Brookville business and community leader for a half century, passed away peacefully at his home at 168 Euclid Ave., Brookville, on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at the age of 85.

He was born on Oct. 16, 1928, at his parents’ home on Euclid Avenue in Brookville.

The son of the late Arthur C. DeMotte and Gertrude Carberry DeMotte, he is survived by his wife of 64 years, Esther M. (Harding) DeMotte.

Lucille (Grusky) Lellock, 92

January 30, 2014

Lucille (Grusky) Lellock, 92, of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Mulberry Square.

Mrs. Lellock was born May 15, 1921, in Mahaffey, one of 10 children of the late Joseph and Margaret (Bienniasz) Grusky.

She was the last surviving member of her family.

She was a member of Saints Cosmas and Damian Catholic Church.

On Feb. 7, 1942, she married Michael Lellock. He preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 2003.

She was a former cafeteria worker at Punxsutawney Area Junior High School for many years.

January 28th

June Lasher, 87

January 28, 2014

June Lasher, 87, DuBois, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

She was born June 19, 1926, in Mossgrove, Pa., a daughter of the late George and Lena (Toy) Rebold.

On Nov. 24, 1944, she married Floyd L. Lasher, who preceded her in death on July 20, 1989.

She was a member of the Lakeside United Methodist Church in DuBois.

She enjoyed her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and spending time with her Kmart girls.

January 27th

Albert R. Gretz, 81

January 27, 2014

Mr. Albert R. Gretz, 81, of Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Al was born April 9, 1932, in Arnold, Pa., the eldest son of the late Albert R. Gretz, Sr., and Mary (Potocnak) Gretz.

On. Oct. 8, 1955, he married his loving wife, Phyllis A. (Murray) Gretz of Punxsutawney. She survives.

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

Al was a pharmacist and the co-owner of Stewart’s Drug Store in Punxsutawney.

Robert B. "Bob" Henretta, 79

January 27, 2014

Robert B. "Bob" Henretta, 79, of Congress Street, Bradford, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, surrounded by his loving family, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois.

Born July 16, 1934, in Bradford, he was the son of the late Leo and Maxine (Bishop) Henretta.

On Jan. 10, 1953, in Olean, N.Y., he married Shirley (Groves) Henretta, who died on Aug. 22, 1993.

Mr. Henretta was a 1952 graduate of St. Bernard High School.

Mr. Henretta was a member of St. Bernard Church, the Don Raabe Big 30 All Star Committee and was on the Olean Times Herald All Star Selection Committee.

January 26th

Ronald “Paul” Bussard, 87

January 26, 2014

Ronald “Paul” Bussard, 87, of Dayton, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at the Indiana Regional Medical Center, 33 days after losing
his beloved wife of 66 years, Ruth I. (Stiteler) Bussard, whom he married Dec. 6, 1946, now reunited forever.

He was born Sept. 9, 1926, in Wayne Township, the son of Charles B. and Clara L. (Good) Bussard.

Paul was a resident of the Dayton area most of his life, having graduated from the Dayton Normal Institute in 1944.

H. Louise Vandervort, 65

January 26, 2014

H. Louise Vandervort, 65, of Sykesville, passed away, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Mrs. Vandervort was born Nov. 8, 1948, in Bedford, a daughter of the late Genevieve and Bob Roach.

She is survived by her husband, Frank J. Vandervort. They were married on Nov. 3, 1965.

Louise loved to crochet, sew, play bingo and spend time with her family and her favorite dog, Spirit.

George C. Carey, 54

January 26, 2014

George C. Carey, 54, Rossiter, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.

He was born April 16, 1959, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late George J. and Audrey Claire (Painter) Carey.

On Dec. 24, 2011, he married Connie (Bair) Ryen Carey, who survives.

He worked as a Service Technician at KPM/Herkules Group in Ford City, Pa.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding his Harley-Davidson and ATVs and family activities.

He was also a sponsor for Narcotics Anonymous for many years.

January 23rd

Dorothy R. Deeley, 88

January 23, 2014

Dorothy R. Deeley, 88, Punxsutawney, formerly of Anita, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at Jefferson Manor.

She was born April 20, 1925, in Anita, a daughter of J. William and Ruby
Mae (Treharne) Radaker.

On Aug. 23, 1947, she married Charles Deeley, Jr., who preceded her in death on Aug. 20, 2008.

She was a member of the Anita Assembly of God, where she also served as their treasurer for over 40 years.

She was a lifetime resident of the Anita and Punxsutawney areas.

Clifford C. "Clyde" Neal, 84

January 23, 2014

Clifford C. "Clyde" Neal, 84, of Sportsburg, passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at DuBois Nursing Home.

Mr. Neal was born April 29, 1929, in Furnace Run, the son of the late Reece and Ruth (Anthony) Neal.

He is survived by his loving wife, Donnabelle (Muth) Neal, of Sportsburg. They were married May 20, 1961.

Mr. Neal was a member of the Sportsburg United Methodist Church.

He was a loving family man who thought the world of his family and grandsons.

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