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May 28th, 2012

Harry M. Manners, 97

May 28, 2012

Harry M. Manners, 97, Cloe, died Friday, May 25, 2012, at Wellington Heights, Punxsutawney.

He was born Aug. 12, 1914, in Albion, a son of the late John Albert and Katy Arminta (Himes) Manners.

May 11, 1942, he married Wilma Yohe, who survives, of Big Run. They lived in Cloe for 68 years.

He was employed as a carman and wreckmaster by the B&O/C&O railroad for 35 years and retired from there in 1975.

He served as a PA State Constable and Jefferson County Deputy Sheriff for many years.

Mr. Manners enjoyed playing baseball, hunting, fishing, bowling and golfing.

John Clair Woods Sr., 73

May 28, 2012

John Clair Woods Sr., 73, Rossiter, died Monday, May 28, 2012, at home.

He was born Sept. 21, 1937, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late John Allen and Edith May (Oaks) Woods.

July 15, 1967, he married the former Lillian Jane Hill, who survives.

Mr. Woods was a member of the Faith Fellowship Church.

He was also a member of the Rossiter American Legion.

Mr. Woods worked as a tree trimmer for Penn Lines and Asplundh. In recent years, he was a driver for the Amish.

He enjoyed fishing and hunting, and in his younger days, he was a boxer in New York.

May 25th

Emma Jane Larimer, 89

May 25, 2012

Emma Jane Larimer, 89, Punxsutawney, died Friday, May 25, 2012, at Wellington Heights, Punxsutawney.

She was born Sept. 3, 1922, in Stanton, a daughter of the late Richard and Emma Ruth (Thrush) Shields.

Oct. 25, 1947, she married Lawrence James Larimer, who preceded her in death Oct. 19, 2008.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney.

She was a very active member of Shoregate Methodist Church in Willowick, Ohio, where she was a leader within the church.

May 24th

David Allison Brown, 87

May 24, 2012

David Allison Brown, 87, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, May 24, 2012, at AM/PM Personal Care Home in DeLancey.

He was born Oct. 26, 1924, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late David Earl and Grace (Williamson) Brown.

May 31, 1946, he married the love of his life, Carrie Irene “Scoop” Hodgson, who preceded him in death Oct. 15, 2006.

The couple enjoyed one another immensely and loved to dance together.

Mr. Brown was a Master Sergeant in the Army, serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theater during World War II. He was very proud to be a veteran and encouraged others to be patriotic.

Nancy A. Heitzenrater, 68

May 24, 2012

Nancy A. Heitzenrater, 68, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born June 18, 1943, in Reynoldsville, a daughter of the late John S. and Margaret E. (North) Heitzenrater.

She was Protestant by faith.

Ms. Heitzenrater enjoyed attending Camp Friendship, puzzles, crafts and spending time with her family.

James Robert (Bob) Sink, 88

May 24, 2012

James Robert (Bob) Sink, 88, went home to be with the Lord on Veterans' Day, Nov. 11, 2011.

He was the second son of Walter E. and Ethel Mae (Montgomery) Sink.

He was born April 11, 1923, in DuBois, and was raised in DuBois and Punxsutawney.

Mr. Sink lived most of his adult life in Virginia and Florida.

He never lost his love of music, golf and the Elks organization. He was twice the Past Exalted Ruler of Elks Lodge No. 2672 in Ruskin, Fla.

May 23rd

Elizabeth Bonfanti, 87

May 23, 2012

Elizabeth Bonfanti, 87, Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Nov. 23, 1924, in Brooklyn, N.Y., a daughter of the late Patty Calabria and Margaret (Saporito) Calabria.

She was married to Anthony “Nino” Bonfanti, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Bonfanti loved cooking, baking and homemaking. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her.

May 22nd

Elizabeth Bonfanti, 87

May 22, 2012

Elizabeth Bonfanti, 87, Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the McCabe Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

May 21st

William C. "Bill" Kerr, 87

May 21, 2012

William C. "Bill" Kerr, 87, Brookville, died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at his residence.

He was born March 14, 1925, in Corsica, a son of the late George Patrick and Stella G. (Clinger) Kerr.

He was married to his wife, Alice K. Clark Kerr, who survives, for 60 years.

Mr. Kerr was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II in central Europe with the 402nd Field Artillery Battalion.

He was self-employed as a barber for 56 years.

Shirley J. Ewing, 83

May 21, 2012

Shirley J. Ewing, 83, Hamilton, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.

Mrs. Ewing was born September 11, 1928, in Warren, Ohio, a daughter of the late Ralph and Mildred (Crawford) Hicks.

March 8, 1946, she married Ronald E. Ewing, who preceded her in death April 20, 2006.

Mrs. Ewing was a member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Trade City and also a member of the Grange.

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