James D. Postlewaite, 69, Erie, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2013, at UPMC Hamot.
He was born March 31, 1944, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late James Blair and Joanna Margaret (Anthony) Postlewaite.
Jim was retired from General Electric Co., for which he worked 42-and-a-half years.
Most of his years there were spent in the Power House.
He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting with his grandson, who got his first buck in 2011.
He enjoyed restoring, displaying and pulling antique tractors, especially his two-cylinder John Deeres.
Valgene E. âValâ Frye, 71, of Chicora, Pa., entered his heavenly home on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Butler Memorial Hospital.
Val was born at home in Rochester Mills, Pa., to the late Blair G. and Edna (Leasure) Frye, on June 24, 1941.
Mr. Frye graduated from Marion Center High School with the Class of 1959.
He went on to graduate from Butler County Community College with an A.A. Degree in business management in 1982.
Val married the love of his life, Carolyn A. (Hosack) Frye, on April 28, 1962, in Lickingville, Pa.
Lloyd E. Fisher, 73, of Hamilton, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Mr. Fisher was born Nov. 11, 1939, a son of the late Lloyd E. Fisher Sr. and Rose (Lorenzo) Fisher.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara L. (Sheesley) Fisher, of Hamilton.
They were married Feb. 22, 1964.
Mr. Fisher was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served two tours in Vietnam, two tours in Germany and three years in Panama before retiring as a Sgt. 1st Class after 20 years and receiving the Purple Heart.
Ruth L. Parise, 91, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Parise was born Nov. 27, 1921, in Homer City, a daughter of the late Lester Love and Edna (Dickey) Love.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James J. Parise, Sr.
They were married July 12, 1947.
Mrs. Parise was a member of the First Church of God, where she was a Sunday School teacher, member of the Women of the Church of God, choir member and Missionary Officer for many years.
Dolores "Dolly" S. Davis, 82, of Big Run, died Monday, May 13, 2013, at DuBois Nursing Home.
She was born Jan. 31, 1931, in Cloe, a daughter of the late Rowland I. and Blanche (Baun) Smith.
On Oct. 8, 1949, she married Richard Davis. He preceded her in death on May 5, 1965.
Dolly previously worked as a bartender at the Punxsutawney Moose Club and at Little Canada.
She later worked as a clerk at JC Penney.
Melvin Leroy Hoffman, 91, Coolspring, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.
He was born April 15, 1921, in Coolspring, a son of Lee Hoffman and Icie Hinderliter Hoffman.
In 1992, he married Ruth Elizabeth Jones, who survives.
Mr. Hoffman worked as a coal miner for R&P Coal Co.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the 14th Infantry, 71st Division, during World War II.
In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include three daughters and three sons, Lavonne Caylor (Lee) of Coolspring, Donald
Nancy Lee (Tuck) Chandler, 66, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, May 13, 2013, at Mt. Nittany Medical Center in State College, Pa.
She was born on May 4, 1947, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Charles and Susan (Hardy) Weiss.
She married Richard D. Tuck in November of 1963. He preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 2010.
She married James Chandler on Sept. 29, 2012. He survives.
She was a member of the Punxsutawney Eagles and the American Legion Auxiliary in Bellefonte, Pa., and in Punxsutawney.
She was also a member of the Undine Fire Company of Bellefonte.
Ronald E. (Ronnie) Watkins, 69, of Conneaut Lake, went to be with his Lord and Savior on his birthday, May 13, 2013, at the Marquette Hospice House.
He was born in Meadville, a son of Merle R. and Bessie K. Adams Watkins.
He married Sandra (Sandi) Saul on Sept. 16, 1995, at Watson Run Church of God, and she survives.
He worked for many years in steel fabrication and retired as a foreman at Excalibur Machine Co.
He was a graduate of Meadville High School and was a member of Watson Run Church of God.
Leila I. Smith, 81, Punxsutawney, died Monday, May 13, 2013, at Nelsonâs Golden Years Personal Care Home in DuBois.
She was born Dec. 20, 1931, in Corbettown, Pa., a daughter of the late Homer and Irene (Miller) Geist.
She married Joseph M. Smith on March 22, 1951.
He preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 1971.
She was Methodist by faith.
She enjoyed baking and cooking, quilting and spending time with family.
She was a homemaker and worked as a nurseâs aide for two nursing homes.
Dorothy A. Miglicio, 85, of York, Pa., and formerly of Warren, Pa., died May 5, 2013, at 7:05 a.m. at Manor Care Health Services in Dallastown, Pa., York County.
Dorothy was the spouse of the late Francis A. Miglicio, who died in 2008.
She was born Aug. 21, 1927, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late Frank and Dora (Kaylor) Handyside.
Dorothy was a retired cashier for the Baltimore Life Insurance Co. in Warren, and she retired in 1988 after 30 years of service.
She was a 1945 graduate of Punxsutawney High School.