June 30th, 2011
Esther Arlene Henry, 85, Lake Wales, Fla., died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at the Winter Haven Hospital.
She was born Nov. 1, 1925, in Marion Center, a daughter of the late Clair and Gaye Griffith.
She was married to her husband, John Henry, who survives, for 69 years.
Mrs. Henry moved to Florida from Michigan 27 years ago.Â She retired from K-Mart as a cashier, and was a member of the South Lake Wales Church of God.
Those who knew her loved her smile and sweet spirit.
Angela (Restifo) Smith, 85, Punxsutawney, formerly of Smithville, died Thursday, June 30, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center in Punxsutawney.
A daughter of the late Guy and Maggie (Irato) Restifo, she was born July 14, 1925. in Rossiter.
Aug. 1, 1952, she married her husband, Carlton â€śBabeâ€ť Smith, who preceded her in death March 19, 2000.
Hazel M. Smith, 89, formerly of Hamilton, died Thursday, June 30, 2011, at AM/PM Personal Care Home, DeLancey.
She was born March 12, 1922, in Coolspring, a daughter of the late Lucas S. and Alma H. (Wonderling) Hall.
Nov. 17, 1939, she married Dwight S. Smith, who preceded her in death Dec. 9, 1994.
Mrs. Smith was a member of the Hamilton United Methodist Church.
DUBOIS â€” DuBois scored 11 runs on seven hits in the fifth inning, and Riley Assalone allowed only four hits to defeat Punxsy, 17-5 in five innings Wednesday, and advanced to the District 10 Little League softball All-Stars final against the winner of tonight's Ridgway/Bradford game.
Punxsy had three errors in the fifth inning and could have gotten out of the high-scoring inning much earlier, but DuBois took advantage of the errors with three hits and aggressive base running.
RIDGWAY â€” Punxsy scored 11 of its 13 runs during its final three at-bats to defeat Ridgway, 13-9, to move on to the winners' bracket final in Little League baseball All-Star action Wednesday night in Ridgway.
With the win, Punxsy advances to the winners' bracket final where it will play at 4 p.m. Sunday at DuBois. Ridgway falls to the losers' bracket where it will travel to Reynoldsville/Sykesville for a game Friday. Punxsy committed a number of errors in the game, but it still held on for the four-run victory.
BROOKVILLE â€” The Brookville Minor League softball All-Stars was taken down by DuBois, 11-8, in a competitive game Wednesday night in Brookville.
Brookville came back from a five-run deficit to tie it at eight in the fourth, but DuBois added three additional runs in the bottom of the fourth.
"I was real impressed with the way we fought," Brookville manager Carl McManigle said. "We never got down; we kept fighting, and I think the final score shows that."
James Richard Pifer, 90, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, June 26, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born Nov. 24, 1920, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Merle Philip and Ida Elizabeth (Smith) Pifer.Â
He is the last member of his family.
Mr. Pifer was a corporal with the U.S. Army Air Force, having served during World War II. He earned the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, the American Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
Nov. 15, 1946, he married Doris Ruth Bair, who survives.
Lloyd F. Stover, 90, DuBois, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at the DuBois Nursing Home.
He was born May 25, 1921, in Luthersburg, a son of the late J. Frank and Iva (Marshall) Stover.
Oct. 1, 1949, he married June (Gillung) Stover, who preceded him in death Dec. 18, 1997.
Mr. Stover graduated from Luthersburg High School and joined the U.S. Army Air Force, in which he served during World War II.
He was employed with Rockwell Manufacturing as an electrician until he retired in 1983.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Wednesday is considered the best day during the annual Old Home Week Carnival by members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department and employees of J&J Amusements, as youngsters and adults from the Arc of Jefferson County Camp Friendship visited for fun and lunch.
Campers from Camp Friendship near Reynoldsville were invited to ride the carnival rides for free, and members of the fire department served campers, parents and counselors a free lunch.
Ranee Sikora, director of the Punxsutawney Camp Friendship, said the campers enjoyed the carnival as much as any day of camp.
A young girlâ€™s recitation of a Biblical passage encourages refugees seeking safety during the Ice Age in Act I of â€śThe Skin of Our Teeth.â€ťÂ The Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild will stage the final three local performances of Thornton Wilderâ€™s Pulitzer Prize-winning satiric fantasy at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday and Saturday nights at the auditorium of Punxsutawney Area Middle School. Tickets are sold at the door. Pictured are (front, from left) Debra Dinsmore, Laura Chelgren, Doug Fye, Jef Dinsmore; (back) Terry A. Fye, Sandy Hill-Gearhart, Alexa Valkosky, Mallory Croasman and Alice S. Morris.