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September 13th, 2012

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.

September 6th

Eugene J. "Luke" Blackburn, 84

September 6, 2012

Eugene J. "Luke" Blackburn, 84, of Home, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

He was born April 29, 1928, a son of Matthew and Mary (Brindlinger) Blackburn, at Standard Shaft, Pa.

Eugene worked as a cable inspector for Alltel - Murrysville.
Luke was a World War II veteran serving in the Marines.

He was also a member of the Smicksburg Lutheran Church, Sagamore VFW, Punxsutawney Legion and owned Luke's Sporting Supply.

September 5th

William E. Van Horn, 79

September 5, 2012

William E. Van Horn, 79, Dayton, was at home with his wife when he was ushered joyfully to Heaven and into the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on September 4, 2012.

Mr. Van Horn was born on Nov. 23, 1932, in Kittanning and was the third child of Dorsey and Berdella (Goldstrohm) Van Horn, who preceded him in death, along with a brother, Robert Van Horn and sister, Blanche (Roberts) Van Horn.

He married his high school sweetheart, Gail Schrecengost, on June 6, 1953, and they recently celebrated 59 years of marriage together.

September 4th

Sally Anne (Getch) Breth, 81

September 4, 2012

Sally Anne (Getch) Breth, 81, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Nov. 27, 1930, in Brookville, the daughter of the late Griffith Schreckengost and Mary Getch.

She was married to Duane Eugene Breth, who preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 2007.

She was a probation officer for Jefferson County Child Welfare/Adult Probation.

She loved working crossword puzzles and crocheting and had an extensive collection of angels.

She was also an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns.

Terrence Joseph Rhodes, 50

September 4, 2012

Terrence Joseph Rhodes, 50, of Reynoldsville, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at the home of his daughter.

He was born July 7, 1962, in Syracuse, N.Y., a son of the late Scott Daniel Rhodes and Carol Ann (Darby) Kromer. His mother survives and resides in Punxsutawney.

Terry enjoyed raising his daughters and getting to enjoy his grandchildren.

He also enjoyed fishing, sitting around a campfire with friends and watching NASCAR races.

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