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January 7th, 2013

M. Maxine Novak, 78

January 7, 2013

M. Maxine Novak, 78, Punxsutawney, formerly of Wenonah, N.J., died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born on July 13, 1934, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Earl and Nellie (Hobba) Payne.

She was married to Victor S. Novak, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Novak was an avid bowler, donated to many charities and loved entertaining and spending time with her family.

She was retired from the Bell Telephone company.

Barbara A. (Lightner) Sturgeon, 67

January 7, 2013

Barbara A. (Lightner) Sturgeon, 67, of Curwensville, formerly of Mahaffey, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Clearfield Hospital.

Ms. Sturgeon was born Oct. 17, 1945, in Carlisle, a daughter of the late John F. Lightner and Hilda (Fleming) Lightner.

Barbara was the last surviving member of her family.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and will be missed by many friends.

January 6th

Betty Lou Carr, 64

January 6, 2013

Betty Lou Carr, 64, of Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Carr was born Oct. 4, 1948, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Clyde E. Dinger and Mary Ellen (Lettie) Dinger.

Sept. 10, 1966, she married her husband, Darl P. Carr, who survives, of Punxsutawney.

Betty Lou was a member of the Dora Evangelical Church.

She was a 1966 graduate of Punxsutawney High School, a tax collector for Porter Township and an EMT for the Ringgold and Perry Township Volunteer Fire Companies.

January 3rd

Keith R. Miller, 88

January 3, 2013

Keith R. Miller, 88, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Indiana Hospital.

He was born June 14, 1924, in Mahaffey, a son of the late Oran and Della (Stegner) Miller.

He was a retired lineman from IBEW.

He was married to Leone (Belella) Miller, who preceded him in death.

January 2nd

Anthony Cipolla, 85

January 2, 2013

Anthony Cipolla, 85, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Mt. St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston, N.Y.

Born in Dayton, Pa., he was the son of the late Joseph and Christine (Altimore) Cipolla. Anthony attended schools in both Rossiter and Punxsutawney.

Afterwards, he served in the United States Army from Jan. 9, 1946, until his honorable discharge on June 20, 1947, and was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and Japanese Occupation Medal.

January 1st

John R. Kennis, 91

January 1, 2013

John R. Kennis, 91, Henderson Township, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at his residence following a short illness.

He was born Dec. 10, 1921, in Soldier, Pa., a son of the late Peter Kennis Sr. and Mary (Gilga) Kennis.

May 4, 1946, he married Ora Mae Shepler Kennis, who survives.

Mr. Kennis was a dairy farmer and a laborer for Interstate Amesite.

He was a member of the Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church in Sykesville.

He had a love of land.

Jessie A. Waggoner, 64

January 1, 2013

Jessie A. Waggoner, 64, of Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mrs. Waggoner was born April 17, 1948, in DuBois, a daughter of the late Ward Glen Manners and Lottie Mae (Riley) Manners.

She was married to Walter E. Waggoner, who survives, of Punxsutawney.

December 30th, 2012

Samuel W. Dinger, Sr., 70

December 31, 2012

Samuel W. Dinger, Sr., 70, of Brookville, (Stanton), died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at home.

He was born Sept. 27, 1942, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Ervin E. and Mary (Steiner) Dinger.

On Aug. 4, 1961, he married the former Judith M. Depp, who survives.
He attended the Stanton United Methodist Church.

Mr. Dinger worked as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator.

In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include six children, Samuel W. Dinger, Jr. of Cape Coral, Fla., Steven Dinger and wife Denece of Summerville, Scott Dinger of Brookville, Shawn Dinger

David Anthony Rowan, 54

December 31, 2012

David Anthony Rowan, 54, of DuBois, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at home.

He was born Oct. 5, 1958, in Erie, a son of the late Thomas Anthony Rowan and Dolores T. (Woods) Rowan of DuBois.

David was a graduate of Academy High School in Erie.

He was Catholic by faith.

Mr. Rowan was the caretaker of his mother, Dolores.

In addition to his mother, surviving relatives include a brother, John A. Rowan; two sisters, Georgine R. Sweitzer, and Kathleen Catrabone, all of DuBois; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Edith J. Snyder, 77

December 31, 2012

Edith J. Snyder, 77, of Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mrs. Snyder was born May 18, 1935, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Raymond S. Bair and Cora V. (White) Snyder.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay C. Snyder.

Mrs. Snyder was a member of the First Church of God, where she was a devoted Sunday School worker for more than 40 years.

Edith was also a secretary for Cloe Lumber.

She enjoyed housekeeping and spending time with her family.

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