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April 22nd, 2012

Matthew W. Snedden, 84

April 22, 2012

Matthew W. Snedden, 84, Anita, passed away Friday, April 20, 2012, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Aug. 23, 1927, in Rossiter, a son of the late Walter and Ruth (Warden) Snedden.

July 14, 1951, he married Marie B. (Sivanich) Snedden, who survives, of Anita. They were married 60 years.

Mr. Snedden served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was employed for many years by Jefferson Grocery before retiring.

He was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Church, where he was a member of the Men's Club.

April 20th

Dorothy J. (Randall) Clinch, 90

April 21, 2012

Dorothy J. (Randall) Clinch, 90, peacefully passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012, at Meadow Lakes Healthcare Center in East Windsor, N.J.

 She was born in Winslow, and after graduating from Punxsutawney High School in 1940, she graduated from DuBois Business College. She also graduated from the Barbizon School of Modeling in New York, where she worked as a fashion model.

Ruth M. London, 90

April 21, 2012

Ruth M. London, 90, Punxsutawney, died Friday, April 20, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Feb. 21, 1922, a daughter of the late Thomas and Barbara (Lester) Cowan.

July 23, 1955, she married Robert H. London, who preceded her in death May 10, 1999.

Mrs. London was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney and served as the organist at the Anita Presbyterian church.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed baking, cooking and feeding her family.

April 18th

Evelyn Mae Clinger, 87

April 19, 2012

Evelyn Mae Clinger, 87, Brookville, Laurelbrooke Landing, formerly of Clark Street, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at McKinley Health Center.

She was born Sept. 25, 1924, in Anita, a daughter of the late Thomas and Lotta (Humm) Whitfield.

July 22, 1950, in Reynoldsville, she married Myron E. (Mike) Clinger, who preceded her in death April 13, 2011.

Mrs. Clinger was a homemaker and previously worked at Brookville Sylvania as an inspector.

A member of the Brookville Order of the Eastern Star, she enjoyed family, gardening, crocheting, reading and puzzles.

April 17th

Clifford Dale "Bee Man" Allshouse, 76

April 18, 2012

Clifford Dale "Bee Man" Allshouse, 76, Brookville, lost his courageous battle with leukemia Monday, April 16, 2012, at home, prayerfully surrounded by his family.

He was born Sept. 19, 1935, in Brookville, a son of the late Harold Hubert and Gertrude Isabelle (Maze) Allshouse.

June 8, 1956, he was united in marriage to the former Mary Jane Croyle Haugh, who survives. His wife was by his side every step of the way and honored his wishes.

Mr. Allshouse was employed for 23 years with Penelec at the Piney Dam hydroelectric plant as an assistant switchboard operator.

Thelma Jane (Crawford) Barnett, 87

April 17, 2012

Thelma Jane (Crawford) Barnett, 87, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 14, 2012.

She was born Aug. 30, 1924, in Hawthorne, to the late Ellwood and Catherine (Lankerd) Crawford.

July 17, 1951, she married Dale Barnett, who preceded her in death Jan. 25, 1990.

The couple had built their home just south of Brookville, off Route 36.

Beatrice Marie (Snyder/Minich) Gray, 94

April 17, 2012

Beatrice Marie (Snyder/Minich) Gray, 94, Plumville, formerly of Porter Township, went to be with her Lord Monday, April 16, 2012, at her residence surrounded by her family.

She was born Nov. 29, 1917, in Erie, the eldest daughter of John Wesley and Emma Virginia (Gray) Snyder.

Beatrice was a devoted Christian who, over her lifetime, was active in a number of churches and organizations. In recent years, these included the Wesleyan Methodist Church of Sagamore, God’s Missionary Church of Millmont, Colton Wesleyan Church of Colton, N.Y., and Penn View Bible Institute of Penns Creek.

Virginia A. “Ginny” MacKenzie, 87

April 17, 2012

Virginia A. “Ginny” MacKenzie, 87, Punxsutawney, died Monday, April 16, 2012, at Dubois Nursing Home.

She was born Feb. 28, 1925, in Anita, a daughter of the late Elmer C. and Alberta M. (Brown) Anderson.

Nov. 16, 1946, she married Robert J. MacKenzie, who preceded her in death.

She was a member of the St. Peters United Church of Christ.

She formerly lived in Philadelphia and resided in Sarasota, Fla., six months out of the year.

Mrs. MacKenzie was a member of the Punxsutawney Country Club and enjoyed playing bridge.

April 16th

Orelle Lucille (Harriger) Hise, 92

April 16, 2012

Orelle Lucille (Harriger) Hise, 92, of Fryburg, formerly of Punxsutawney (Coolspring), died Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Athens Regional Medical Center, in Athens, Tenn.

She was taken ill in December while visiting with her sister in Decatur.

She was born on the family farm July 14, 1919, a daughter of the late Arthur E. and Barbara Susanna Elizabeth (Frederick) Harriger.

April 15th

Dalza Z. (Bortz) Petroff, 90

April 15, 2012

Dalza Z. (Bortz) Petroff, 90, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Dec. 23, 1921, a daughter of the late B. Alex and Alma Zae (Means) Bortz.

Jan. 13, 1952, she married George A. Petroff, who preceded her in death Oct. 11, 2001.

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

She was a homemaker, and her interests included visiting with people over the phone and praying for their needs.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

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