Archive - Obituary
July 29th, 2012
Sharon Smith, 49, Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012, in Punxsutawney.
She was born Sept. 3, 1962, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Thomas M. Pearce, who survives, of Mahaffey, and the late Velma R. (Shields) Pearce.
Sharon loved flowers, gardening, animals and her dog, Raven.
She was a woman who was devoted to her children and will be missed by many.
Marjorie C. Latta, 83, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born September 23, 1928, in Hazen, a daughter of the late Reverend Ralph and Viona (Bushley) Brooks.
Jan. 24, 1955, she married Norman Latta who preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 1991.
She was a member of St. Peterâ€™s United Church of Christ and was also a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary of Big Run.
She was a cook at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital and retired from there after 18 years of service.
D. Chester Knapp, 90, Brookville, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Highland View Health Care in Brockway.
He was born July 15, 1922, in Rose Township, Jefferson County, a son of the late Arthur and Alice Marie (Hice) Knapp.
Feb. 6, 1946, in Brookville, he married June A. Knisley, who preceded him in death Oct. 13, 1999.
Mr. Knapp was a farmer.
He was a member of the Stanton United Methodist Church, The Farm Bureau and the Atlantic Breeders' Cooperative.
Robert Lynn Frantz, 77, Big Run, died Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born April 7, 1935, in Foxburg, a son of the late Edward Milton and Pheobe (Guthrie) Frantz.
July 8, 1961, he married the former Donna M. Kendall, who preceded him in death in February 2005.
Following the death of his wife, Mr. Frantz found a dear friend in Virginia Grace States, who became a traveling buddy, a caretaker and a faithful helping hand to the end.
Mr. Frantz was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Ellen Marie Haslego, 80, Punxsutawney, Gaskill Township area, passed away Monday, July 23, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Sept. 26, 1931, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Lawrence H. and Dora E. (Bair) Brady.
She married Samuel Haslego, who preceded her in death Nov. 25, 2011.
Mrs. Haslego loved listening to country music and spending time with her grandchildren.
RoseAnn Sloniger, 72, Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.Â
She was born April 9, 1940, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late James Salvaggio and Angelina (Peratto) Salvaggio.
Dec. 4, 1958, she married Thomas L. Sloniger, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Sloniger was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Church.
She loved gardening, shopping trips and camping at Allegheny National Forest for family reunions, but most of all, she loved spending time with her beloved grandchildren.
Wanda M. DeLancey, 49, DuBois, died Friday, July 20, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Aug. 21, 1962, in DuBois, a daughter of Daniel A. and Ida (Williams) Zurenda, who survive, of Punxsutawney.
May 24, 1993, she married Gordon L. DeLancey, who survives.
Mrs. DeLancey worked at ELCAM in DuBois for the past 11 years.
She loved to garden and belonged to the Garden Club of America.
Melanie Mae Brooks Bartley, 54, Brookville, died Thursday, July 19, 2012, at home.
She was born April 20, 1958, in Meadville, a daughter of the late Howard G. and Marion (Gordon) Brooks.
May 28, 1994, in Cooksburg, she married Frank E. Bartley, who survives.
Mrs. Bartley was a 1976 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School and attended DuBois Business College, where she received an associate's degree in medical transcription.
She retired from Brookville Hospital after 33 years of service.
Joseph Gresock Jr., 90, of Tonawanda, N.Y., passed away at home July 12, 2012.
A committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Cemetery, near DeLancey, with Fr. Ronald Larko, nephew of Mr. Gresock, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in his memory to the American Cancer Society or Erie County (N.Y.) Hospice.
Judith M. Lott, 71, Alexandria, Va., died July 7, 2012, in West Chester, Ohio.
She was born July 20, 1940, in Henderson Township, a daughter of the late Bernard and Rachel (Pifer) Lott.
Miss Lott lived in the Washington, D.C., area the majority of her adult life and was employed at various locations with the federal government from 1958 until retiring in 1995 as a budget analyst with the Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation.