Archive - Obituary
May 2nd, 2012
Patricia J. McCracken, 70, Brookville, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh.
She was born Dec. 3, 1941, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Charles T. and Mary V. âJeanâ (Pew) Gottschalk.
Sept. 10, 1960, in Pittsburgh, she married John T. âTomâ McCracken, who survives.
Mrs. McCracken was a homemaker and an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, cooking, baking, and made every holiday and birthday special for her family.
George Joseph âBudâ Zatsick, 93, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.
He was born April 14, 1919, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Joseph Blaze and Mary (Banasz) Zatsick.
He was married to Anne Marino, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Zatsick was a member of Teamster Union Local 110 and worked as a warehouse foreman for Jefferson Grocery.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served as a corporal in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Zatsick was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church in Punxsutawney.
Susan M. Aljoe, 55, DuBois, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at home.
She was born March 9, 1957, in DuBois, a daughter of the late Charles E. and Dorothy M. (Long) Reitz.
June 14, 1975, she married Ronald M. Aljoe, who survives, of DuBois.
Mrs. Aljoe was a 1975 graduate of Jeff Tech in Reynoldsville. She was employed at Wal-Mart in DuBois.
She was a member of the Treasure Lake Church and the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, both located in DuBois.
If life is measured by ones ability to laugh and love, then that of Edwardine Caltagaroneâs, who passed away April 28, 2012, at age 71 at her home surrounded by the people who love her, surpasses any mountain top.
She was born July 23, 1940, in Big Soldier, a daughter of the late Steve and Mary (Kusnirak) Wascovich.
She was married to Francis Caltagarone, who survives, of Reynoldsville.
Mrs. Caltagarone was a graduate of Reynoldsville-Winslow High School, and she worked as a waitress for many years, as well as at Cameron Manufacturing, Kniseley Coal Company.
Robert Earl Schwab, 88, Falconer, N.Y., and Bradenton, Fla., passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at his home in Falconer.
He was born Feb. 19, 1924, in Frostburg, a son of the late James and Maud (Roush) Schwab.
Mr. Schwab was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II from 1944 to 1946.
Sept. 24, 1947, he married Betty L. Straitiff Schwab, who preceded him in death Oct. 1, 1984.
Dec. 28, 1985, in Jamestown, N.Y., he married Nora Mae Staley Zimmerman Schwab, who survives.
Guy R. Siverling, Sr., 81, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, April 29, 2012, at UPMC-Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born Oct. 31, 1930, in Oliveburg, a son of the late Carlos and Irene (Means) Siverling.
Nov. 14, 1951, in Valier, he married Geraldine L. Phillips, who survives.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He was a coal miner and trucker who retired in 1988.
Evelyn R. Faughner, 75, Rossiter, died Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Green Acres Personal Care Home, Rossiter.
She was born Aug. 9, 1936, in Osceola Mills, a daughter of the late Jesse Lee and Ruth L. (Fulton) Faughner.
She was a member of the Osceola Mills Methodist Church.
Surviving relatives include two sisters, Delores Shaw of Martinsburg and Betsy Lombardo and husband James of Osceola Mills; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Jolene Murawski and Lois Faughner.
Betty Jane Strong, 86, Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born July 6, 1925, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Boyd Guy and Velma Jane (Crisco) Hicks.
Aug. 21, 1948, she married her husband, Paul M. Strong, who survives, of Punxsutawney. They were married 64 years.
Mrs. Strong was a very proud homemaker who took pride in keeping her home.
She was the last surviving member of her family.
Charles Thomas "Turtle" Kime, 62, Luthersburg, died Friday, April 27, 2012, at home.
He was born May 1, 1949, in Cherry Tree, a son of the late Charles S. and Emma (Hertzog) Kime.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Vietnam conflict.
Mr. Kime was an avid outdoorsman and love to hunt and fish.
John Frederick Rylke, 67, Punxsutawney, diedÂ Friday, April 27, 2012,Â at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. Â
He was born Nov. 10, 1944, in Revloc, the youngest of eight children born to Carl and Josephine (Janiszewski) Rylke. Â