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August 17th, 2012

Meredith Means, 85

August 17, 2012

Meredith Means, 85, of Orlando, Fla., died Thursday, July 26, 2012, at her home.

She was born April 13, 1927, in Frostburg, Pa., a daughter of the late Clyde and Minnie (Newbold) Means.

She completed her medical training in histology in Boston, Mass., and was employed as a medical technician with various practices in Maryland, Washington, D.C., California, Texas and Florida during her working career.

Surviving relatives include a sister, Ruth Bixler of Vail, Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

August 15th

Phyllis E. Swineford, 88

August 15, 2012

Phyllis E. Swineford, 88, of Airport Rd., Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at McKinley Health Center.
She was born Sept. 4, 1923, in Jefferson County, the daughter of William Wyant and Ruth Armstrong Wyant.
Sept. 13, 1941, in Punxsutawney, she married Harry W. "Filse" Swineford, who preceded her in death March 13, 1996.
Phyllis was a homemaker and was known as a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Agnes M. Grusky, 90

August 15, 2012

Agnes M. Grusky, 90, of Johnstown, formerly of New Alexandria, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 17, 1921, in Glen Campbell, Pa., to the late Stanley and Mary (Charculla) Brink.
Agnes was a member of St. James Roman Catholic Church in New Alexandria and its Rosary Altar Society.  She prayed the Rosary faithfully, and enjoyed country music, polkas, cards, and going to casinos and playing bingo.  She will be sadly missed be her family and friends.

August 12th

John James Collier Jr., 28

August 12, 2012

John James Collier Jr., 28, of Rossiter, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.

He was born Nov. 9, 1983, in Punxsutawney, a son of John J. Collier Sr. and Linda (Bair) Collier, both of whom survive.

He was a roofer by trade.

He enjoyed time with his friends and family, and he also enjoyed hunting, fishing, music and playing with the family pet, Cody.

Robert Leonard “Bud” Mangioni, 72

August 12, 2012

Robert Leonard “Bud” Mangioni, 72, of Big Run, died Friday, Aug, 10, 2012, at Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born April 9, 1940, in Punxsutawney, one of 14 children of Leonard and Gladys (Campbell) Mangioni.

The love of his life and best friend was Elsie (Himes) Yeager, who preceded him in death on Oct. 29, 1992.

He enjoyed his family and grandchildren.

His grandchildren called him “a funny grandpa,” because, at 71 years old, he still did cartwheels and headstands at their birthday parties.

Bud enjoyed tinkering around with televisions and tractors.

August 10th

Helen Irvin Owens, 72

August 10, 2012

Helen Irvin Owens, 72, passed away peacefully on Aug. 6, 2012.

Helen is survived by her children, Jenipher (Charles) Hickman, Elizabeth (Chad) Larson and Stephen (Jennifer) Owens, as well as her brother, Charles Irvin.

She was also the proud grandmother of Benjamin and Will Hickman, Meredith, Katherine and Owen Larson, and John Owens.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Jenipher Irvin, as well as her sister-in-law Linda Irvin.

A private graveside ceremony will be held in Indiana, Pa.

Margaret DuBose Hammond Marshall, 88

August 10, 2012

Margaret DuBose Hammond Marshall, 88, of Rochester Mills, passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at the Communities at Indian Haven.

She was born March 3, 1924, in Pascagoula, Miss., a daughter of the late Lee Rogers and Shermie DuBose Hammond.

Mrs. Marshall was a graduate of Austin High School and the University of Texas in El Paso, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education.

She retired from the Marion Center School District after many years as a teacher.

August 7th

Mary "Martha" (Smorey) Clark, 91

August 7, 2012

Mary "Martha" (Smorey) Clark, 91, Wexford, passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at Vincentian Home surrounded by family.

She was born Feb. 1, 1921, in Braddock, a daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Smorey.

She married Roy M. Clark Jr., who preceded her in death Dec. 13, 1960.

Martha was a loving homemaker her entire life and loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Donald J. Wolfe, 57

August 7, 2012

Donald J. Wolfe, 57, Brookville, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at Brookville Hospital.

He was born Nov. 18, 1954, in Butler, a son of the late James Donald Wolfe and Wilma Jane Sollinger Wolfe, who survives, of Knox.

Aug. 4, 2007, in Brookville, he married Pokey Wolfe, who survives.

Mr. Wolfe worked as a laborer for the Glen-Gery Hanley Brick Plant in Summerville for 28 years,and he also worked for the Forest Way Inn for 10 years.

He was an avid artist and enjoyed art, camping, hunting and his dogs.

He especially enjoyed his grandchildren.

August 5th

William S. Gomola, 89

August 5, 2012

William S. Gomola, 89, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

He was born Nov. 14, 1922, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Steve and Mary (Sivanich) Gomola.

Sept. 20, 1947, he married Anna (Roman) Gomola, who survives.

He was a member of Saint Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.

Mr. Gomola served in the U.S. Army during World War II, from 1941 to 1945, where he was an intercept operator.

He loved watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates and the Penguins.

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