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December 17th

James L. “Skip” Kunselman, 78

December 17, 2014

James L. “Skip” Kunselman, 78, of Erie, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at UPMC Hamot, following a brief illness.

He was born in Hamilton, Pa. on Oct. 28, 1936, a son of the late Oral and Mary Edna Kunselman.

Skip was employed at General Electric Co. until his retirement. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed the outdoors. He collected beach glass and made beach glass jewelry.

Elsie E. “Betty” Zents, 89

December 17, 2014

Elsie E. “Betty” Zents, 89, of Brookville, Pa., died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at Brookside Senior Living, Brookville.

She was born Oct. 4, 1925, in Brookville, a daughter of the Clarence W. and Rose Winters Dinger.

On May 5, 1950, she married the late Francis E. Zents, in Brookville. He preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 2001.

For 41 years, she was co-owner and bookkeeper for Zents Brothers Construction in Brookville and also worked for several years at G.C. Murphy Company in Brookville.

December 15th

Joe Lundy, 70

December 16, 2014

Joe Lundy, 70, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Warren, with his family by his side.

He was born on July 15, 1944, in Punxsutawney, the son of Earl and Jane Lundy.

Joe graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School in 1962 and would go on to work at Van Huffel Tube and Vanex Tube. He retired in 2011.

In his free time, Joe enjoyed spending time with his family, cooking, walking his dog, Molly, and NASCAR. Joe was also a member of the Bazetta Cortland Optimist Club and served as governor and president of the organization.

December 14th

Diane M. Tangren, 57

December 14, 2014

Diane M. Tangren, 57, of Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Miss Tangren was born Dec. 12, 1957, in Indiana, Pa., a daughter of the late H. Ray Tangren and Jean B. (Droney) Tangren of Punxsutawney, who survives.

She was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Church.

Diane enjoyed visiting with her family, music, dance and working on puzzles.

Mildred Anna (Berkeybile) Burkett, 94

December 14, 2014

Mildred Anna (Berkeybile) Burkett, 94, of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, in Home, Pa.

She was born March 13, 1920, in Pittsburgh. She was the youngest child of James and Anniebelle (Martin) Berkeybile.

She was raised near Pittsburgh near Hazelwood, where she met her husband, Luther Burkett. They lived there for 13 years before moving to Punxsutawney.

Along with her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four siblings, Floyd, Charlie, Wilda Duffy and Olive Keifer; a grandson, Shawn Haggerty; and a son-in-law, Jack White.

Bonnie Jeanne Brocious, 90

December 14, 2014

Bonnie Jeanne Brocious, 90, formerly of Timblin, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday morning, Dec. 13, 2014, at the Jefferson Manor in Brookville.

Bonnie was born on Aug. 4, 1924, in Dora, the daughter of the late William and Jeanette Milliron Geist. She was married to Wilmer Brocious on March 17, 1944. He preceded her in death on August 2, 1971.

R. Lynn Bennett, 67

December 14, 2014

R. Lynn Bennett, 67, of Rossiter, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at home.

He was born Dec. 20, 1946, in Punxsutawney, a son of Avanell E. (Humble) and the late Robert E. Bennett.

He was a member of the Punxsutawney Presbyterian Church, where he served as an Elder.

He was a former employee of Loree Footwear, PennDOT and IUP Housekeeping.

December 12th

Sharon Leone Grose, 69,

December 13, 2014

Sharon Leone Grose, 69, of Big Run, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born on Jan. 14, 1945, in Crestline, Ohio, a daughter of the late Lester and Vivian (Nolder) Bausch.

Sharon served in the United States Navy.

On May 26, 1990, she married Roby Junior Grose. He preceded her in death on June 13, 2014.

She was a familiar face of the Big Run Bank, where she had worked over 33 years through many changes of ownership, such as Citizen's Keystone, Integra and, most recently, Marion Center Bank. She took pride in her work as teller and customer service.

Myrtle E. (Meckley) Sprankle, 86

December 12, 2014

Myrtle E. (Meckley) Sprankle, 86, of Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Sprankle was born Aug. 31, 1928, in Marchand, a daughter of the late William H. and Lula B. (Gearhart) Meckley.

Mrs. Sprankle is survived by her loving husband, William L. Sprankle Sr. of Punxsutawney. They were married Nov. 22, 1946.

She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church. Her family and faith always came first in her life.

John J. Smith, 85

December 12, 2014

John J. Smith, 85, of Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.

All arrangements are private for family and under the direction of the McCabe Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

Online condolences may be made at mccabefuneralhomes.com.

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