Archive - Obituary
Helen Louise Caylor, 101, a longtime resident of Punxsutawney, passed away at the Golden Living Center in Shippenville on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, surrounded by her family.
Born April 8, 1912, in Grange, Pa., she was a daughter of the late David (Bert) Brosius and Martha Elizabeth Fleming.
On June 24, 1932, she married Claude C. Caylor, and they shared 69 years of laughter and love together, working, gardening, fishing, hunting and visiting with friends and family. He preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 2002.
Thomas Quentin "Tucker" Craft, 93, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, peacefully, surrounded by his family and his close friend, Irene Grube, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Mr. Craft was born in Punxsutawney on Jan. 22, 1920.
He was a descendant of Abraham Craft, a pioneer settler of the Punxsutawney area.
He was married 65 years to his sweetheart, Doris Marcella (Heeter) Craft, who preceded him in death.
Together they raised three daughters who gave them six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
James E. Hanson, 78, of DuBois, formerly of Marienville, Pa., died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at DuBois Nursing Home.
He was born Sept. 10, 1935, in DuBois, the son of Charles and Alta Hanson.
On Dec. 2, 1956, he married the former Sandra Anderson, who preceded him in death in 2004.
Mr. Hanson worked as a PBX repairman for what was Bell Telephone, AT&T and is now Lucent Technology. He was a former small businessman in Marienville dealing in Maytag appliances.
He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting snowshoe rabbit and running dogs.
Josephine E. Morris, 98, Brockway, formerly of Oliveburg, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Highland View Health Care, Brockway.
She was born on Aug. 26, 1915, in Oliver Township, a daughter of the late Thomas Otto Enterline and Zelda Rae (Kuntz) Enterline.
On Aug. 8, 1943, she married Charles Stanley Morris, who preceded her in death on Jan. 16, 1997.
She was a member of the Oliveburg Presbyterian Church for over 50 years.
She enjoyed sewing, reading, traveling, cooking, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was a long-time member of the Ladies Aid Society.
Mary May Emberg, 77, of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
She was born Feb. 23, 1936, in Mackeyville, Pa., a daughter of the late Orvis and Bertha (Nihart) Barner.
In 1964, she married Donald Emberg. He preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 1974.
She previously worked at Invensys in DuBois.
Mary loved her family, being outside gardening, and she also had a tender heart for animals.
She had a friendly, warm spirit and made friends everywhere.
Rose Marie Goyette, 75, of Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
Miss Goyette was born Aug. 15, 1938, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Catherine (Caloger) Goyette.
Rose was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Catholic Church.
She was employed by Lorree Footwear before retirement. She was a member of the Green Thumb Program at the Punxsutawney Library.
She is survived by her brother, Nicholas A. Goyette of Medina, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.
Mary Lou â€śMillieâ€ť Bonadio, 86, of Somerset, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at her home.
She was born Jan. 14, 1927, in New Martinsville, W.V., a daughter of the late Clarence Lee and Maude Evelyn (Smith) Prichard.
Millie was a 1945 graduate of Punxsutawney High School.
Until her retirement, she was co-owner/operator of Pennsylvania Propane, along with her husband, the late Francis Anthony â€śTonyâ€ť Bonadio, who preceded her in death on Dec. 27, 2009.
She was a member of St. Peterâ€™s Catholic Church and the Homemakers Club.
Sara Abram, 78, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Mulberry Square Elder Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Ms. Abram was born Oct. 13, 1935, in Brockway, the only daughter of the late James R. and Vaughn R. (Robinson) Marshall.
Sara was a long-time resident at Lane Avenue Care Home.
Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at the McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney, where a service will be held at noon with Joeseph Buterbaugh officiating.
Private interment will follow at Wildwood Cemetery in Brockway.
Mary Margaret Paris, 58, of Reynoldsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born May 20, 1955, a daughter of the late Raymond Edwin Long Sr. and Irene Catherine (Felisky) Long.
Mary was the wife of James C. Paris, and they had 29 great years together.
She enjoyed flower gardening and working around her home.
Mary worked as a housekeeper, in which she took much pride.
Through her care and dedication to her work, many of her customers also became her friends.
Patrick Allen Reitz, Sr., 67, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born June 17, 1946, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Irvin and Ruth (Buck) Reitz.
He was married to the former Linda Stewart, who survives.
He was employed as a welder in the construction industry.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; one son, Patrick "Allen" Reitz, Jr. and wife Patti; and by one daughter, Raquel McConnaughey and husband Mike; and by four grandchildren, Jesse Reitz, Brendon Reitz, Shelby Gray and Sydney McConnaughey.