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January 27th, 2014

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.

Betty J. Smith, 89

January 23, 2014

Betty J. Smith, 89, of Grove City, formerly of La Jose, passed away
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Orchard Manor in Grove City.

Mrs. Smith was born Nov. 22, 1924, in La Jose, a daughter of the late Henry and Daisy (McMaster) Michael.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William L. Smith, on Jan. 21, 2007.

She was a member of the Grove City CMA Church.

Betty was known by everyone as a friend and prayer warrior.

Her interests were other people, which was cross generational.

She was a woman who chose to speak words of encouragement rather than criticism.

Mary Jane (Beck) Ackerd

January 23, 2014

Mary Jane (Beck) Ackerd died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was married to Bernard Ackerd, and they lived in Punxsutawney all their lives.

They had one son, and he died when he was an infant.

Mrs. Ackerd was a member of SS. Cosmas & Damian Catholic Church.

Funeral services will be private and held at a later date.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Ackerd, and her infant son, James Ackerd.

January 22nd

Eugene Miller North, 86

January 22, 2014

Eugene Miller North, 86, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at DuBois Nursing Home.

He was born on March 20, 1927, in Panic, a son of the late Roy W. and Lillian (Miller) North.

Mr. North served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. He was one of the last Charter members of the VFW Post No. 9044 in Big Run.

He was first married to Emma Jean Kline, who preceded him in death. He later married Mary Louise Richardson. She survives and resides in Punxsutawney.

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