April 6th, 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.,Â 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.Â
Carl Eugene Himes, 87, Englewood, Ohio, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2012.
He was the son of the late Harry and Reba (Harriger) Himes.
For 64 years, he was married to Olive Ruth (Haywood) Himes, who preceded him in death.
He retired from Sohio with more than 35 years of service and later worked for 10 years with the Electrolert Company.
Mr. Himes was one of the founders of the former Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
He was a veteran of World War II, having proudly served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, flying more than 32 missions in a B-24 over Europe.
Gladys I. Shaffer, 96, Brookville, died Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Jefferson Manor.
She was born Nov. 10, 1915, in Knox Dale, a daughter of the late Reed Ellsworth and Emma Francis (Meade) Wolfe.
She was married to Carl V. Shaffer, who preceded her in death Nov. 25, 1997.
Mrs. Shaffer was a homemaker and had previously worked as a nurse at Brookville Hospital and the Pennsylvania Memorial Home in Brookville.
She also worked for the G.C. Murphy Co. in Brookville and the Brookville Glove Factory.
BROOKVILLE â€” Last Friday, the Jefferson County Commissioners proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Pat Berger, executive director and forensic interviewer for Western PA CARES for Kids, said she appreciated the month-long recognition, but reminds county residents that child abuse occurs every day.
â€śI think itâ€™s important that we as a community are watching out for children and are aware that itâ€™s happening all the time,â€ť she said.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The end is in sight for the PennDOT traffic signal project, with paving scheduled. But some members of Punxsutawney Borough Council have questions regarding the new no-turn-on-red signs placed at two of the downtown intersections.
Milling, paving and line painting is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. the week of April 16-20, Borough Manager Ben White said at Tuesdayâ€™s Public Works Committee meeting, while the traffic signal turn-ons are scheduled for April 25-26 at two intersections per day.
Dr. Frederick L. â€śFredâ€ť Hoover D.C. Jr., 81, DuBois, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012, at his home.
He was born Aug. 21, 1930, in Clearfield, the son of Frederick Logan and Mildred (Walker) Hoover Sr.
Oct. 31, 1953, he married Elizabeth â€śBettyâ€ť (Lash) Hoover, who survives.
Dr. Hoover graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a bachelorâ€™s degree in agriculture and the Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, Iowa.
He was very dedicated to his profession and helped many people at his practice throughout his more than 55 years of service.
Helen M. Keller, 86, Reynoldsville, died Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at home.
She was born May 17, 1925, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Norman and Kathryn (Knapp) Schuckers.
Oct. 19, 1956, she married Paul E. Keller, who survives.
Mrs. Keller was a 1943 graduate of Reynoldsville High School and a homemaker.
She was a member of the Paradise Community United Church of Christ and its Ladiesâ€™ Bible Class and Womenâ€™s Service Group.
Donald L. Schuckers, 72, Brookville, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at home.
He was born Jan. 17, 1940, in Brookville, a son of the late Lorraine M. and Martha L. (Hinderliter) Schuckers.
Sept. 8, 1964, in Winchester, Va., he married Norma Wolfe, who survives.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves.
Mr. Schuckers worked as a union carpenter for Hallstrom Construction in DuBois.
He was a member of the Carpentersâ€™ Union Local 947, and the John M. Read Lodge No. 536 F&AM in Reynoldsville.
Robert A. Snyder, 73, Timblin, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born Sept. 19, 1938, a son of the late Elvin and Agnes (Engle) Snyder Sr.
Mr. Snyder worked at Rola-Jensen as a press operator.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 1231 of Punxsutawney.
Mr. Snyder was an avid Steelers fan and enjoyed the Pirates and hunting.
Ella D. Whitaker, 99, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
She was born Jan. 8, 1913, in Josephine (Indiana County), a daughter of the late L. Edward and Bessie (Gorsuch) Doutrich.
In June 1950, she married Dale C. Whitaker, who preceded her in death Aug. 24, 1958.
Mrs. Whitaker was a graduate of Blairsville High School and Indiana State Teachers College (now Indiana University of Pennsylvania).
She retired in 1973 from the federal government as a personnel management specialist.