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Comly, Katlyn N.  
Katlyn Nicole Comly January 18, 1994 July 21, 2016 Katlyn Nicole Comly, 22, of Zion, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Born on January 18, 1994, in Danville, she is the daughter of Gary Lee Workman, who survives in Zion and the late Kathy Jo Comly. She was a 2012 graduate of Bellefonte Area High School. Katlyn worked in service at McDonalds. She was a member of Nittany Valley Alliance Church in Mingoville. Katlyn is survived by one brother, Gary A. Workman, of Bellefonte; two sisters, Erin Workman Weston, of Spring Mills and Elizabeth Workman Stull (Hugh), of Rebersburg; one niece, Emma Stull, of Rebersburg; and numerous aunts; uncles; and cousins. She enjoyed spending time with her niece and family. She also enjoyed cooking, working at McDonalds, and meeting new people. Katlyn also enjoyed animals of all kinds. There will be a public visitation held on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. at Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc., 206 N. Spring Street, Bellefonte. Services and burial will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.wetzlerfuneralhome.com .
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Published in Centre Daily Times on July 23, 2016
Coslo, Sara D.  
Sara D. Coslo October 15, 1925 July 22, 2016 Sara D. Coslo, 90, of Bellefonte, passed away Friday, July 22, 2016, at Garvey Manor Nursing Home in Hollidaysburg. Born on October 15, 1925, in Bellefonte, the daughter of the Victor and Louise (Straub) Dawson. On January 20, 1945, she married Frederick P. Coslo who preceded her in death in 1987. She was a 1942 graduate of Bellefonte Area High School. Sara retired as a staff assistant at Penn State University. She was a life member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Bellefonte and a past member of the Catholic Daughters. She is survived by one daughter, Judith Moyer and her husband, Scott, of Duncansville; and one son, Dennis Coslo and his wife, Cynthia, of Bellefonte. Also surviving are nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Marsha A. Ginn, of Summerville, S.C.; one sister, Gladys Kellerman; and two brothers, Dale and Gilbert Dawson. Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. at St. John's the Evangelist Catholic Church, 134 E. Bishop Street, Bellefonte, with Father George Jakopac officiating. Burial will follow at St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Bellefonte. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Catholic School, 116 E. Bishop Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823. Arrangements are under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc. in Bellefonte. Online condolences may be made to the family at www. wetzlerfuneralhome.com
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Published in Centre Daily Times on July 23, 2016
Crust, Doloris  
Doloris Crust December 10, 1931 July 21, 2016 Doloris Crust, 84, of Bellefonte, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Juniper Village. Born on December 10, 1931, in Houserville, she was the daughter of the late John and Margery (Smith) Klinger. On December 10, 1955, she married Donald Crust, who preceded her in death in 2015. Doloris was a homemaker and attended Burnham School System. She was a member of Fillmore United Methodist Church. She was an avid reader and gardner. She is survived by her son, Daniel Crust and his wife, Anita, of State College; one brother, James Klinger, of Wingate; her niece, Margery Worrick and her husband, Tom, of Zion; and three grandchildren, Ethan Burch, Angel Burch and Cherish Crust. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded by two sisters, and three brothers. Funeral services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Greater Buffalo Run Valley United Methodist Church, 126 Apple Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.wetzlerfuneralhome.com . Arrangements are under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc. in Bellefonte.
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Published in Centre Daily Times on July 24, 2016
Devinney, John C.  
John C. Devinney January 6, 1930 July 18, 2016 John C. Devinney, 86, of Spring Mills, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2016, at Juniper Village in State College. Born January 6, 1930, in Spring Mills, John is a son of the late John A. and Lillian V.E. (Carson) Devinney. On July 25, 1951, John married Janet L. Wasson who survives at their home in Spring Mills. John was a graduate of the Centre Hall-Potter High School. He and Janet farmed in Gregg Township for many years. After he sold the farm, John worked on the road crew for Gregg Township, retiring from there in 2010. John was a former Deacon of the Salem United Church of Christ in Spring Mills where he was a member. He was also a member of the Nittany Antique Machinery Association, Good Sam RV Club and The National Young Farmers Coalition. John enjoyed camping and playing cards. In addition to his wife Janet, John is survived by six daughters, Joan Helmrich (Robert), of South Williamsport, Janice Wert (John), of Spring Mills, June Irwin (Tom), of Centre Hall, Jill Leitch (Ed,) of Spring Mills, Jackie Decker (Randy), also of Spring Mills, and Julie Leitch (Chris), of Centre Hall; one son, John Devinney (Diann), of Centre Hall; 18 grandchildren; and 24 great grandchildren. Also surviving are siblings, Josephine Keller, of Luzerne, James DeVinney (Connie), of North Carolina, Richard DeVinney and Dallas DeVinney (Diane), both of Bellefonte. John was preceded in death by one daughter, Jane M. Stover Ricker; and one brother, Charles DeVinney. All services will be private. John will be laid to rest in Salem U.C.C Cemetery in Spring Mills. Contributions in memory of John may be given to the Salem United Church of Christ, c/o Helen Sweeley, 125B Brush Mountain Road, Spring Mills, PA 16875. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stevenrnefffuneralhome.com .
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Published in Centre Daily Times from July 19 to July 20, 2016
Fees, Debra L.  
Debra Lee Brungart Fees April 16, 1956 July 24, 2016 Debra Lee Brungart Fees, 60, of Centre Hall, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016, at her home. Born on April 16, 1956, in Bellefonte, she was the daughter of the late Richard P. Brungart and Betty M. (Parrett) Meyers, who survives in Clearfield. She graduated from Bellefonte High School in 1974. Debbie worked for Dr. Delmonico and Dr. Depew for 15 years. She was a life member of the V.F.W. National Home for Children and Ladies Auxiliary post #9575. She enjoyed doing holiday parties for the children, making doll clothing for Justine, and fairy gardens, doing wood crafts with Raines and lots of craft things. She especially enjoyed going to watch Jeremy and Justine's activities. Debi is survived by her son, Jason E. Leiter and daughter-in-law, Heather Brungard Leiter, of Bellefonte; her close friend, Robert K. Werner of Centre Hall, of 17 years; two grandchildren, Jeremy E. Leiter and Justine E. Leiter, of Bellefonte; and a special little friend, Raines A. Whitehill. Also surviving is one brother, Richard P. Brungart, Jr. (Patty), of South Carolina; half-sisters, Karen Young Robinson (Terry), of Julian, Lisa Young Yost (Richard Solt), of Spring Mills, and Patty Brungart Dyke, of Unionville; and half-brothers, Robert Young, of Greencastle, Merill Brungart and Alex Brungart, of Illinois. She was preceded in death by her late father and step-brothers, Richard and Paul Young. Funeral services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family with Pastor Dave Hersh officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc., in Bellefonte. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc., PO Box 7, Bellefonte, PA 16823. Her last words were "May God bless us all".
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Published in Centre Daily Times on July 26, 2016
Galentine, Elwood - Mill Hall  
Elwood H. (Woody) Galentine December 19, 1955 July 21, 2016 Elwood H. (Woody) Galen-tine, 60, of 67 Eisen-hower Crossing Rd., Mill Hall, PA died July 21, 2016, at the Williamsport Hospital and Medical Center, Williamsport, PA. Born December 19, 1955 in DuBois, PA, he was the son of the late Elwood G. and Mavis M. Whalley Galentine. On February 28, 2003 he married Esther L. Fabian who survives in Mill Hall. "Woody" was a 1973 graduate of the Bald Eagle Nittany High School and received a Master Degree from Webster University. Currently, he was a letter carrier for the U. S. Postal Service in State College, PA. Elwood was a veteran of the U. S. Army during the Viet Nam Conflict and continued his service to his country in the U. S. Navy. His hobbies included coin collecting and genealogy. He is survived by his children: Brionna N. Galentine, Amanda E. Galentine and Brandon E. Galentine all of Mill Hall, PA , Joshua L. Galentine and a step-daughter, Meredith Galentine; one brother: Alan P. (Angie) Galentine, Beech Creek, PA; two sisters: Lorraine B. (Michael) Huey, New Philadelphia, OH and Melody A. (Keith) Thomas, Howard, PA; two grandsons: Caleb and Corbin Galentine . "Woody" was preceded in death by one sister Edwina Galentine. Graveside services with military honors will be held Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at 2 PM in the Cedar Hill Cemetery with Rev. P. Franklin Hartzell officiating. Friends will be received Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 5-8 PM in the Dean K. Wetzler, Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St., Mill Hall, PA 17751. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gift of Life program thru the funeral home. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Dean K. Wetzler, Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St., Mill Hall, PA. Online condolences @ www.wetzlerfuneralhome.org .
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Published in Centre Daily Times from July 24 to July 25, 2016
Gurekovich, Rosa D.  
Rosa Dora Gurekovich November 12, 1929 July 19, 2016 Rosa Dora Gurekovich, 86, of Tyrone her spirit passed from this life to her new life with the Lord on Tuesday July 19, 2016, at Wynwood House, Boalsburg. She had been in declining health for the past year. She was born November 12, 1929, in Tyrone a daughter of Salvatore and Margaret (Johnson) Cannistraci. On June 11, 1949, at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Tyrone she married Michael J. Gurekovich. He died July 15, 2006. Surviving are three sons, Timothy M. and wife Judy, of Tyrone, Robert L., of Tyrone with whom she resided, Sean D. and wife Karen, of Tipton; a daughter, Susan J. Gurekovich and husband John Yohn, of State College; three grandchildren, Valerie, Paul and Luke Gurekovich; a great-granddaughter, Alysa; two sisters, Betty L. Moore, of Port Matilda, Joyce L. Stocks, of Ayden, N.C.; and four brothers, Samuel, John, James and Frank Cannistraci, all of Tyrone; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Andrew, Joseph, Charles and Robert. Mrs. Gurekovich retired in 1994 as weekend head cook at Grier School following twelve years service. She also had been employed at Big Yank, Tyrone and was a volunteer cook for the Sinking Valley Grange. She was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church, American Legion Women's Auxiliary for 60 years, Sinking Valley Grange #484 for 35 years, U.S. Marine Corps Museum Foundation and the U.S. Marine Corps. Toys for Tots. Rosa was an avid reader of non-fiction and history. She loved crossword and word find puzzles. Cooking and baking were her special talents that she generously shared with family, friends and community organizations. She often sent special baked goods home for her grandson Paul. She often won blue ribbons for her baked goods for the Sinking Valley Grange. She instilled the love of word find puzzles to grandson Luke and the joy of reading to great-granddaughter Alysa. She excelled at crocheting and received first place for her afghan "Spring Fling" at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. She crocheted hundreds of donated hats and scarves for newborn infants and cancer patients and donated hundreds of walker caddies to the nursing homes and sewed hundreds of body blankets for local hospitals as a member of Sinking Valley Woman's Group. She attended Tyrone High School and was an avid learner all her life and taught Junior Great Books at St. Matthew Elementary School. She attended sewing and baking classes over the years and was quite knowledgeable in those fields. The highlight of her summers was her annual vacations to Ocean City, Md. with her family. She enjoyed watching the Pirates, Steeler's, Penn State football and Nascar but most of the time you would find her watching the Food Channel. As a Marine Corp. wife, she had much respect and admiration for all veterans. She dearly loved her family and immensely enjoyed all the family reunions. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed and always will have a special place in our hearts. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, July 23, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew Church with Fr. Jozef Kovacik Celebrant. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends will be received at Feller Memorial Home on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Memorial gifts may be made to Marine Corps. Heritage Foundation, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle, VA 22172. fellermemorialhome.com
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Published in Centre Daily Times on July 21, 2016
Hastings, Bernard W. - LARGO  
Bernard Walter Hastings December 19, 1927 July 14, 2016 Bernard Walter Hastings, 88, died on July 14, 2016, in State College. He was born December 19, 1927, in Beech Creek, the youngest of 11 children of the late Chester A. and Bessie M. Hastings. He worked for Cerro Metal Products until he moved to Florida in 1979, then for ABA Industries of Largo. Bernie was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during the Korean War. Bernie enjoyed horses, woodworking, square dancing, and playing guitar and singing. As a long time member of Skycrest United Methodist Church, he was a member of the choir and frequent soloist, and will be remembered for his beautiful tenor voice. Bernie was predeceased by his daughter, Gloria Webster, in 2006; his wife, Mary Jane, in April 2016; and his son, David, in May 2016. He is survived by daughters, Kathie and her husband, Robert Grove, of Nittany, and Barbara Hastings, of Clearwater, Fla.; grandchildren, Michelle Gorin (Jon), Roxanne Kilpatrick (Brandon), Christopher Hastings, Lauren Hastings, John Furey, Lindsay Furey; and two great-grandchildren, Hannah and Abigail Gorin. A memorial service will be held on August 14, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. at Skycrest United Methodist Church, Clearwater, Reverend Emily Hotho officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Skycrest United Methodist Church choir ( www.skycrest.net ). Arrangements under the direction of Bennett & Houser Funeral Home, Clearfield.
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Published in Centre Daily Times on July 24, 2016
Herendeen, James - Farmington  
James B. Herendeen James B. Herendeen, Professor Emeritus at The Pennsylvania State University, died at age 85 on July 9, 2016. Beloved father, husband and professor, James (Jim) was born into a large Quaker farming family, one of ten brothers and sisters. He was a quiet man whose love of learning and strong intellect led to a successful academic career. He was dedicated to his family and community. Jim began his education in a one-room schoolhouse in Farmington, NY, graduated from Victor Central High School in 1949 and from Cornell University in 1953. He went on to receive his MS degree in Agricultural Economics in 1960 from Iowa State University and his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Pennsylvania State University in 1963. In 1960 he married Joanne Toedt of Laurel, Iowa. Jim was a devoted husband and father who had a passion for economics, reading, and ballroom dancing. With Joanne, he raised three children Lisa, Julie and Joseph all of who benefited from his love of learning. His hometown of Farmington, NY and his family and friends there held a special place in his heart and he often returned to visit. Jim was an economics professor at Pennsylvania State University from 1963 to 1992 and he continued teaching as a visiting professor of economics at the University of Texas, El Paso until 2002. He authored and edited four books on economics, is a former president of the Pennsylvania Economic Association and was a long time member of the American Economic Association. In addition, Jim served as a board member of the El Paso Mental Health and Mental Retardation (EPMHMR) in El Paso. He is survived by his wife, Joanne Herendeen of El Paso, TX; his daughter Lisa Herendeen Wojtowicz of Emerald Hills, CA; daughter Julie Herendeen Walther of Palo Alto, CA; and son Joseph Herendeen of El Paso, TX. His sisters, Margaret Hartsough and Alice Brouse and brothers, Richard Herendeen, Nathan Herendeen and Stanley Herendeen also survive him. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Arthur and Leora Herendeen, and his brothers Allen, George, Charles and Clarence Herendeen. He will be greatly missed by his many family members, friends and colleagues. Memorial services will be held August 6th at 1:00 pm at the Farmington Friends Church in Farmington, New York.
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Published in Centre Daily Times on July 24, 2016
Herrick, Clinton - Portland  
Clinton S. Herrick January 8, 1936 July 21, 2016 Clinton Seymour Herr-ick, III, 80, of Portland, Maine, passed away in his sleep on July 21, 2016, at Brentwood Health & Rehabilitation Center in Yarmouth. He was born January 8, 1936, to Clinton Seymour Herrick, Jr., and Clara (Sere) Herrick in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was married to Patsy (Andrews) Herrick for nearly 38 years until her death in 2008. Clint earned his B. A. in philosophy from Catholic University of America in 1959, received his M. A. in economics from Emory University in 1962, and graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a PhD in sociology in 1973. He taught sociology at the Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's, Newfoundland, for 30 years and also taught, for shorter periods of time, at the Citadel, Johns Hopkins University, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He retired with his family to Pine Grove Mills, Pennsylvania, where he lived for nearly 15 years before moving to Maine. He was passionate about learning new things and trying to understand the world around him and never stopped learning up until the day he died. He loved to read, travel, garden, and walk in the woods and passed his love of nature, books, and exploration on to all his children and grandchildren. Survivors include his three daughters, Susan C. H. Siu (husband Steve), Margaret Herrick (husband Senwung Luk), and Darby Lezhava (husband Levan); five grandchildren, Sebastian, Sophia, Serena, Kai, and Soleil; and his brother Ross. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy, and his brother Chris. A time of gathering will be held from 1-4 pm, Saturday, August 6, at his daughter Susan's house, 12 Yarmouth Rd., Gray, Maine 04039. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Parks Foundation (Open Outdoors for Kids Initiative) ( http://www.nationalparks.org/ook ), Hope Lodge ( https://donate.cancer.org/index?campaign=hl08hershpa ), or Doctors Without Borders ( https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org/onetime.cfm?utm_expid=7773760-6.bzFAUgiIT1mTLS5wAjTAiA.0&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.ca%2F ).
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Published in Centre Daily Times on July 25, 2016
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