Archive - Obituary
June 24th, 2014
Mark A. Ferko Jr., 27, of Falls Creek, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, in Reynoldsville.
He was born July 2, 1986, in DuBois, the son of Mark A. Ferko of Sykesville and Kathy Y. Fincham of Youngstown, Ohio.
Mark is survived by a half brother, Michael Fincham of New Bern, North Carolina; a half sister, Jennifer Houston of Youngstown, Ohio; two nephews, Kyle and Connor Houston; his paternal grandparents, Michael and Louise Ferko of Falls Creek; and special friend Danielle Ritchie and children Lola and Kem of Reynoldsville.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents.
Ricky L. Kuntz, Jr. 38, of Butler, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Butler Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Butler on Feb. 3, 1976, a son of Ricky L. Kuntz Sr. and Mary Ann Hinchberger Fitzpatrick.
Ricky was a loving and compassionate husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing, helping people and spending time with his daughters.
He was employed as a driver for Vogel Disposal Company. He had obtained a CDL and drove throughout the country, until recently moving back to Butler to be closer to his children.
Robert M. Sink, 72, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, formerly of Punxsutawney and Clymer, passed away June 6, 2014, at his home.
The son of Edward Sink and Katherin Milliron Sink, Bob was born Dec. 5 1941, in Punxsutawney.
He was a graduate of the Clymer High School and a proud veteran of the United States Navy.
Bob also retired from Unysis Corporation as a project manager.
Laura M. âLollyâ Carr, 70, Ridgway, died Friday, June 20, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
She was born April 25, 1944, in Brookville, a daughter of the late Thornton B. and Bernice L. (Fitzgerald) McNeil.
On Sept. 26, 1963, she married Peter S. Carr, who survives.
She was an avid artist, cook and baker and enjoyed watching the Food Network. But most of all, she loved being a grandmother.
She was the local Red Cross representative for the Ridgway area and a former Worthy Advisor for the International Order of Rainbow for Girls.
Esther Marlene Pounds, Cherokee Indian, never looked her age, awesome cook, many names, and mom, died Friday, June 20, 2014.
Esther, aka Marlene, aka Tine, aka Mom, was best known for her stubborn, independent personality. It may have seemed she wanted your opinion, but she didnât. Tine knew what she was going to do whether anyone agreed or not. This explains the thick headedness of all her children.
Kenneth C. "K.C." "Ken" Bracken, 35, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014, at his home.
Mr. Bracken was born Jan. 9, 1979, in DuBois, a son of the late Kenneth L. "Bear" Bracken and his mother, Tammy Bowser, who survives.
He worked for B & W. Constructors and Equipment as a welder.
He was a graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School and Jeff Tech.
Ken was a good friend and will be loved and missed by all who knew him.
Olga Gresock, 81, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Penn Highlands Healthcare Brookville.
She was born Dec. 12, 1932, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Stephen and Anna Catherine (Hardick) Gresock.
She was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.
She was an avid reader and enjoyed bowling and yard work.
She retired from the Bell Telephone Company after 35 years and also worked for her brother at Nickâs Corner Lunch for six years.
Daniel Joseph Hopkins, 21, of Orange Park, Florida, was reunited with his Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at home with his mom by his side.
He was born Dec. 28, 1992, in Norfolk, Virginia.
Daniel had an incurable, rare brain disorder known as Neuro-degeneration Brain Iron Accumulation.
He graduated from his hospital bed last month from Middleburg High School.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Emory (Joe) Helsel; and his great-grandparents Clarence and Anna Hopkins and Donald and Ruby Reagle.
Raymond Richard Barrineau, 55, of Rochester Mills, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Family Hospice and Palliative Care in Pittsburgh.
He was born on July 15, 1958, in Audubon, New Jersey, a son of Richard Eugene Barrineau of Jacksonville, Florida, and Henrietta "Honey"(Blankenship) Wolfe and husband Harry of Rochester Mills.
On Nov. 27, 1986, he married Elizabeth Ann Albertson. She survives and resides in Rochester Mills.
Byrtha L. âByrtâ Smathers, 95, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Penn Highlands Healthcare, DuBois.
She was born Oct. 8, 1918, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Olie and Gillen (Bastine) Amundson.
She married W. William âBillâ Smathers, on March 22, 1951. He preceded her in death on March 9, 1994.
She was the first manager of the Mahoning Towers for 23 years and retired from there at the age of 83.
She managed the YMCA and will be remembered for organizing the YAR dances in the early â70s.