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May 24th, 2012

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.

Richard David Good, 67

May 21, 2012

Richard David Good, 67, Punxsutawney, died Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012, in Okeechobee, Fla., his winter home, surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born July 29, 1944, in Kittanning, a son of Betty J. (Reese) Good, who survives, of Kittanning, and the late Eincel M. Good.

A memorial service to celebrate Mr. Good's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012, at the Jackson Theater of the Punxsutawney Area Community Center with the Rev. David Stonbraker officiating.

The Rev. C. Dale DuPont, 79

May 21, 2012

The Rev. C. Dale DuPont, 79, formerly of Cochranton, went to be with his Savior and beloved wife Saturday, May 19, 2012. 

He was born Aug. 11, 1932, in Meadville, a son of the late Preston and Erma (Check) DuPont.

Aug. 11, 1952, he married Dorothy Hovis, who preceded him in death July 21, 2011.

The Rev. DuPont was a 1950 graduate of Cochranton High School. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1954.

Elda Kathleen Beatty, 56

May 21, 2012

Elda Kathleen Beatty, 56, Punxsutawney, died Monday, May 21, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.

She was born March 22, 1956, in Spangler, a daughter of the late Lonnie and Kathryn (Westover) Bartlebaugh.

She was married to John A. Beatty, who preceded her in death in 2001.

She was a homemaker and an avid bingo player.

Pauline Strano Ferraro, 98

May 21, 2012

Pauline Strano Ferraro, 98, Punxsutawney, died Monday, May 21, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born May 28, 1913, in Byrnedale, Elk County, a daughter of the late Angelo and Josephine Strano.

In 1935, she married Pasquale “Pat” Ferraro, who preceded her in death April 26, 2004.

She grew up in Punxsutawney and moved to Brookville, where she lived for 54 years.

She then moved back to Punxsutawney, where she has been a resident since 1989, and she wintered in Port Charlotte, Fla., for many years.

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