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April 13th, 2012

Paul E. Kennis, 85

April 13, 2012

Paul E. Kennis, 85, Sykesville, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at DRMC after a short illness.

He was born June 29, 1926, in Sykesville, a son of the late Peter and Mary (Gilga) Kennis.

He was married to Ruth (Zimmerman) Kennis, who preceded him in death in 2007.

Mr. Kennis attended Sykesville School and was self-employed as a farmer.

He attended the Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church in Sykesville and was a member of Knights of Columbus of DuBois, the Sykesville Fire Department and the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.

Mr. Kennis lived in the area all of his life.

Wayne Lee Harp, 87

April 13, 2012

Wayne Lee Harp, 87, Summerville, died Friday, April 13, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born May 18, 1924, in Clarion, a son of the late Oscar Jonathan and Edna (Lyle) Harp.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, in which he earned the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, the Good Conduct Medal with five bronze stars, the World War II Victory Medal and the American Campaign Medal.

Jan. 27, 1948, he married the former Sara Olive Kiehl, who survives. The couple just celebrated their 64th anniversary.

April 11th

Diane M. Nagy, 52

April 11, 2012

Diane M. Nagy, 52, Punxsutawney, died Monday, April 9, 2012, at UPMC-Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

She was born Nov. 16, 1959, a daughter of Gabriel Caraboolad and the late Barbara (Kassouf) Caraboolad.

July 6, 1980, she married Dale Nagy, who survives.

April 10th

Robert Wayne "Corney" Johnson Sr., 86

April 10, 2012

Robert Wayne "Corney" Johnson Sr., 86, Millcreek, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012, after a long illness.

He was born Dec. 15, 1925, in Bells Landing, Clearfield Township, a son of the late Wayne and Wanda (Hatch) Johnson.

For 68 years, he was married to Eleanor White Johnson, who survives.

He attended Mahaffey High School in Clearfield County and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

April 9th

Esther E. Gray, 87

April 9, 2012

Esther E. Gray, 87, DuBois, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012, at the DuBois Nursing Home.

She was born Dec. 4, 1924, in Paradise, a daughter of the late John and Iva (Green) Reed.

During World War II, she was an airplane riveter in Buffalo, N.Y.

Jan. 12, 1946, she married William Gray, who preceded her in death in 1998.

During her marriage, Mrs. Gray worked at Brockway Glass, BF Goodrich, Jefferson Electronics, Sears and Riverside.

She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church for 30 years, as well as the P.T.A. and Meals on Wheels.

Alan R. Rowland, 57

April 9, 2012

Alan R. Rowland, 57, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, April 7, 2012, at his home.

He was born March 15, 1955, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Dalvin R. and B. Jane (Shirley) Rowland.

He was married to Denise (Budihas) Rowland, who survives.

Mr. Rowland was a graduate of Williamsport Community College and was a machinist and welder by trade.

He was an avid outdoorsman and a talented gunsmith.

He was a member of the Punxsutawney Alliance Church.

In 1975, Mr. Rowland was a recipient of the Carnegie Hero Award.

Janice Marlene Wagner, 54

April 9, 2012

Janice Marlene Wagner, 54, Stroudsburg, and formerly of Smicksburg, passed away Friday, April 6, 2012, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Easton after a courageous year-long battle with cancer.

She was born Sept. 13, 1957, in Kittanning, a daughter of Vernon K. and Betty Jean (Barrett) Lightner.

May 15, 1998, she married Jeff Wagner of Stroudsburg, who survives.

Mrs. Wagner graduated from Dayton High School, Dayton, and Lenape Vocational Technical School in Ford City.

April 8th

Maxine C. Weaver, 100

April 8, 2012

Maxine C. Weaver, 100, Home, died Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Crystal Waters Personal Care Home.

She was born in 1911, in West Mahoning Township, a daughter of the late Joseph C. and Clara "Dolly" (Brink) Cornman.

Mrs. Weaver was a member of the Sagamore Community Bible Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years and most recently attended the Old Mahoning Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Fox and Coon Hunters' Club and the Dayton Valley Campers' Club.

April 6th

Peter Gilbert Himes, 78

April 6, 2012

Peter Gilbert Himes, 78, Huntingdon, Oneida Township, died Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Huntingdon Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

He was born April 7, 1933, in Ringgold, a son of the late Paul and Virginia (Smith) Himes.

April 19, 1957, he married Marilyn L. Yeaney, who survives, at the Ringgold United Methodist Church with Pastor Gorman officiating.

Mr. Himes graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1952.

Donald Lee Estep, 83

April 6, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012, Donald Lee Estep, 83, passed from this life to more life, joining his beloved Nora Lee and leaving behind a strong, extended family who will miss him very much.

He was born May 28, 1928, in the small mining community of Wolfpit, Ky., one of four children to the late Roy C. and Ola A. (Stinnette) Estep.

He spent his youth living throughout the Southern states until, as a teenager, he found his heart in western Pennsylvania. 

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