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September 16th, 2012

Ronald Maxwell McGregor, 74

September 16, 2012

Ronald Maxwell McGregor, 74, of Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

He was born May 6, 1938, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Wayne Maxwell McGregor and Evelyn Louise (McDivitt) McGregor.

Ronald is survived by his wife of 50 years, Novelda "Val" (Taylor ) McGregor, of Punxsutawney.

He owned and operated McGregor Industries Inc.

Ron loved traveling with his wife and spending time in the Outer Banks in North Carolina.

September 14th

Martha F. (Davidson) Lovelace, 96

September 14, 2012

Martha F. Lovelace, 96, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at her home.

She was born on May 8, 1916, in Mahaffey, a daughter of the late George F. and Martha Ann Davidson.

On Dec. 30, 1941, she married Thomas L. Lovelace, who preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 1986.

She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, church, being with her family, cooking, reading her Bible, and word puzzles.

James L. "Larry" Wright, 72

September 14, 2012

James L. "Larry" Wright, 72, of Mahaffey, passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Wright was born July 1, 1940, in Clearfield, a son of the late Ross J. Wright and Mae F. (Bouch) Wright.

He married Edna C.(Hollen) Wright, who survives, of Mahaffey.

Larry was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church in Punxsutawney.

Before retirement, he was the owner and operator of J. L. Wright Backhoe Rentals in Virginia. He also worked for Washington Gas & Light Co. in Washington, D.C.

September 13th

Ellen J. Strouse, 77

September 13, 2012

Ellen J. Strouse, 77, of West Weber Avenue, DuBois, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on April 8, 1935, in Soldier, Pa., a daughter of the late William and Martina (Sloan) Leiberton.

On Aug. 3, 1963, in Reynoldsville, she married Paul P. “Hawkey” Strouse. He preceded her in death in 2006.

Mrs. Strouse worked for Shop-n-Save for 10 years and the Litts Club for 20 years.

She was a member of the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, where she was one of the original members of the Ladies of Saint Joseph.

Erma N. Wolfe, 81

September 13, 2012

Erma N. Wolfe, 81, of Timblin, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Nov. 25, 1930, in Arizona, a daughter of the late Loyd Whitsell and Carrie (Dinger) Whitsell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis L. Wolfe.

Erma was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church.

She enjoyed crafts, yard sales and spending time with her grandchildren.

September 11th

Stanley Richard Clawson, 70

September 11, 2012

Stanley Richard Clawson, 70, Indiana, died Monday Sept. 10, 2012, at the Indiana Regional Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 23, 1942, in Vandergrift, Pa., a son of William and Frances (Wyant) Clawson.

Mr. Clawson was self-employed as a shoe repairman. He opened his first shop in Kittanning and then expanded to locations in Punxsutawney and DuBois.

In his free time, he enjoyed hunting.

Jack H. Dodson, 75

September 11, 2012

Jack H. Dodson, 75, of Greensburg, formerly of Marion Center, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Westmoreland Manor.

He was born July 26, 1937, in Rochester Mills, a son of the late Richard and Alta (Henry) Dodson.

Prior to his retirement, Mr. Dodson had been employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

He was an Army member and a life member of the AMVETS Post 88 and South Greensburg Hunt club.

He was also a member of the VFW Post 33, the Loyal Order of the Moose 1151, both of Greensburg, and the American Legion Post 981 of South Greensburg.

Robert E. Vallies, 74

September 11, 2012

Robert E. Vallies, 74, of Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Vallies was born Jan. 18, 1938, in DuBois, a son of the late Leon Vallies and Nellie (Brocious) Vallies.

He worked for Ames Lumber Company, Bullers Coal Mines & Doverspike Brothers Coal Company before retiring.

Robert is survived by his wife, Alice (Beck) Vallies of Punxsutawney.

September 9th

Ora S. White, 87

September 9, 2012

Ora S. White, 87, of Punxsutawney, went to be with her Lord, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. White was born April 10, 1925, in East Run, a daughter of the late Glen Mountain and Alice (Mumau) Mountain.

She was married to Foster White, who preceded her in death in 1970. They spent most of their lives in Juneau and the Canoe Ridge area.

She was a member of the Canoe Ridge Church of God and an active member of the women's Missionary Society.

Edward C. Geist, 51

September 9, 2012

Edward C. Geist, 51, Punxsutawney, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.

He was born in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Clair and Elsie (Burkett) Geist.

In October of 1985, he married Laurie J. DeFoor, who survives.

He was a member of the First Church of God of Punxsutawney.

Mr. Geist enjoyed hunting and working, and he loved spending time with his family.

He was a well tender for J.R. Resources and worked for the company for 27 years.

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