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James M. "Satch" Jenary
James M. "Satch" Jenary, 70, of Rossiter, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital. He was born Aug. 24, 1951, to the late Steve S. and Junipher (Henry) Jenary in Punxsutawney. Satch was an active member of Chestnut Grove Independent Church. He was employed... Read More
McCabe Funeral Home
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Jan. 19 to Jan. 20, 2022.
John David Orange
John David Orange, 70, of Punxsutawney (Albion), passed away unexpectedly at his home Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, with his wife at his side. David was born June 22, 1951, in Pittsburgh, the oldest son of John Robert and Elinore (Venturella) Orange. David was a graduate of Penn Joint High... Read More
McCabe Funeral Home
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Jan. 19 to Jan. 20, 2022.
Gregory C. Smith
Gregory C. Smith, 52, of Punxsutawney, passed away on Jan. 13, 2022, in North Carolina. He was born Jan. 13, 1970, to Robert C. and Violet (Sheilds) Smith in Punxsutawney. Greg was a 1988 graduate of Jeff Tech. He mainly worked construction, but he could do almost anything. Greg enjoyed... Read More
McCabe Funeral Home
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Jan. 19 to Jan. 20, 2022.
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Deanna Fanus
Deanna (Kessler) Fanus, 78, passed away Jan. 5, 2022. She was born in October 1943 to Dorothy and Dwaine Kessler. She graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School in 1961 and worked for the Pennsylvania State Department until her retirement. She married Stan Fanus, who survives. She... Read More
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Jan. 18 to Jan. 19, 2022.
Bishop Rex Michael Slaughter
Bishop Rex Michael Slaughter was called home by his Lord early Sunday morning, Jan. 16, while a patient in Penn Highlands DuBois. He was 65 years of age. Brother Rex was born April 22, 1956, in Columbus, Ohio, a son of Herman and Barbara (Gunsaulies) Slaughter. He is a 1974 graduate... Read More
Peterson Funeral Home
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Jan. 18 to Jan. 19, 2022.
Patrick Francis Wright
Surrounded by his loved ones, Patrick Francis Wright, 83, of Punxsutawney (formerly of Brockway), passed away on Jan. 15, 2022, in Punxsutawney. He was born in Brookville, a son of the late James and Mary Catherine (Cohlhepp) Wright. Mr. Wright proudly served in the Army Reserves... Read More
Shumaker Funeral Home Inc
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Jan. 18 to Jan. 19, 2022.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Boyd Cressley
Boyd Cressley ran into the arms of Jesus surrounded by loved ones both here and in Eternity on Friday, Jan. 14, but not before signing off with "it has been a beautiful life." With the gifted voice of his daughter-in-law, Tabatha, leading him in rounds of "There's Just Something About... Read More
McCabe Funeral Home
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Jan. 17 to Jan. 18, 2022.
Barbara J. Himes
Barbara J. Himes, 86, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois. She was born March 30, 1935, in New Castle, a daughter of the late Elizabeth Pauline (Rugh) and Joseph Hall. On Aug. 24, 1958, she married Frank D. Himes, who preceded her in death on June 1, 2004... Read More
Deeley Funeral Home, Inc. - Punxsutawney
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Jan. 17 to Jan. 18, 2022.
Monday, January 17, 2022
Patricia Mae Verostic (Sikora)
Patricia Mae (Sikora) Verostic, 72, of Punxsutawney, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Jan. 14. She was born in DuBois on Jan. 25, 1949, a daughter of the late Walter Joseph Sikora and Vern (Mehok) Sikora. Pat was a member of Saints Cosmas and Damian Catholic Church. On April... Read More
Shumaker Funeral Home Inc
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Jan. 16 to Jan. 17, 2022.
Friday, January 14, 2022
Esther Almeda Jordan
Esther Almeda Jordan, 95, recently of Lebanon, and formerly of State College, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at Spang Crest, Lebanon. Born Jan. 13, 1926, in Parnassus, now New Kensington, she was the daughter of the late Wade Newton and Nellie Pauline Casaday Bowers. On June 1, 1947... Read More
Koch Funeral Home - State College
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2022.
Tammy E. Moats
Tammy E. Moats, 58, of Brookville, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at Penn Highlands Brookville following an illness. Born on April 25, 1963, in Brookville, she was the daughter of Margaret Barnett McAfoos and the late James W. McAfoos, Sr. She attended Brookville High School. Her pastimes... Read More
Furlong Funeral Home
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2022.
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Joseph T. Fetterman
Joseph T. "Joey" Fetterman, 43, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital. He was born April 14, 1978, a son of Mary Ellen (Grube) Fetterman and Joseph D. Fetterman. Joey was a graduate of the Punxsutawney High School Class of 1999. He loved to watch... Read More
Deeley Funeral Home, Inc. - Punxsutawney
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2022.
Robert "Keith" Park
Robert "Keith" Park, 62, of Brookville, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at his home following a period of declining health. Born on Nov. 5, 1959, in Punxsutawney, he was the son of the late Chester and Eleanor Siverling States, but was raised by his adoptive parents, the late Irving and... Read More
Furlong Funeral Home
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2022.
Harold A. Smith
Harold A. Smith, 87, of Worthville, passed away on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at his home. He was born Sept. 11, 1934, to the late Reed and Elizabeth (Caylor) Smith in Oliver Township. Harold was a life member of the National Rifle Association and the North American Hunting Club. He was... Read More
McCabe Funeral Home
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2022.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Robert L. "Bob" Anderson
Robert L. "Bob" Anderson, 77, of Chesapeake, Virginia, formerly of Punxsutawney, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 5, after a short illness. He was born on March 31, 1944, in Punxsutawney, to the late Theodore (Bud) Anderson and Irene (Cochane) Anderson. He was a 1962 graduate of Punxsutawney... Read More
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Jan. 10 to Jan. 11, 2022.
Monday, January 10, 2022
John Percy "Jack" Burkett
rkett, 86, of Punxsutawney, passed away on Friday, Jan. 7, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital. He was born in Punxsutawney on Feb. 2, 1935, a son of the late Percy Burkett and Laura (Swarmer) Burkett. He met the love of his life at a skating rink in North Tonawanda, New York. He married... Read More
Shumaker Funeral Home Inc
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Jan. 9 to Jan. 10, 2022.
Arthur Nicholson Evans
Arthur Nicholson Evans Sr., 81, of Monroeville, passed away on Jan. 4, in Punxsutawney, surrounded by his children. Art is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Evans and Elsie (John) Geer; and his siblings Ray Evans, James Evans, Robert Evans, Margaret Morningstar, Elsie Baker... Read More
Richard L Fait Funeral Home
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Jan. 9 to Jan. 10, 2022.
Saturday, January 8, 2022
Gilbert "Muck" Reed
Gilbert M. "Muck" Reed, 89, of Punxsutawney, went to his heavenly home on Jan. 6. He was born on Aug. 20, 1932 to Glenn E. Reed and Helen V. (Palmer) Reed in Punxsutawney. When he was a tyke, he loved milk, but he pronounced it "Muck" and that nickname stuck. Muck attended a one... Read More
Deeley Funeral Home, Inc. - Punxsutawney
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Jan. 7 to Jan. 8, 2022.
Emily Ann Sherwood
Emily Ann Sherwood, age 36 of Route 28 North Hazen, died on Wednesday Jan. 5, at Highland View Health Center in Brockway. Born on March 3, 1985 in DuBois, she was the daughter of Timothy Harris, who survives and lives in Hazen, and the late Brenda Irvine Harris, who preceded her in... Read More
Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Jan. 7 to Jan. 8, 2022.
Friday, January 7, 2022
Joseph M. Koromaus
Joseph M. Koromaus, 85, of Economy,Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 1. Born May 28, 1936, son of the late Joe and Helen (Rosman) Koromaus. Beloved husband of the late Loretta Koromaus; loving father of Mary Garizas, Joseph R. Koromaus, and Margie Sarafin; grandfather... Read More
Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry - Cranberry Twp.
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Jan. 6 to Jan. 7, 2022.
Anna Marie Whitman
Anna Marie (Berkey) Whitman was born in her family's home on April 26 of 1939. She took on her role as the baby of the family, being the youngest of 10 children to Joseph and Hazel (Barnett) Berkey. She started school in a one room schoolhouse, but graduated from PAHS in the Class... Read More
Shumaker Funeral Home Inc
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Jan. 6 to Jan. 7, 2022.
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Margaret Ann Bush
Margaret Ann Bush, 91, of Punxsutawney, passed away at home surrounded by her loved ones on Sunday, Jan. 2. She was born in Perry Township, Jefferson County on March 22, 1930, a daughter of the late Frederick W. Park and Florence Leila (Rodgers) Park. Margaret was first married to... Read More
Shumaker Funeral Home Inc
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Jan. 5 to Jan. 6, 2022.
Viola Irene Huey
Viola Irene Huey, 83, of Home, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 4 at Indiana Regional Medical Center. She was born to the late Gladys E. (Campbell) Mangioni in Punxsutawney. A crochet hook and skein of yarn were her tranquility every day, she would make one or two afghans a week or more... Read More
McCabe Funeral Home
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Jan. 5 to Jan. 6, 2022.
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Michael A. Defelice
Michael A. Defelice, 63 of Punxsutawney, passed away on Tuesday Jan. 4 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. He was born Dec.10, 1958 to Joseph C. "Yates" and Emogene (Sloniger) Defelice in Punxsutawney. Mike was a jack of all trades and master of none. He always told everyone... Read More
McCabe Funeral Home
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Jan. 4 to Jan. 5, 2022.
Boyd C. Elkin
Boyd C. Elkin, 91 of Punxsutawney, PA, passed away peacefully on Dec. 31, 2021, while a resident of Penn Highlands, Jefferson Manor, in Brookville, PA. Born June 29, 1930, in Punxsutawney. He was the son of the late H.C. Elkin & Margaret (Miller) Elkin, and on June 7th, 1958... Read More
Peterson Funeral Home
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Jan. 4 to Jan. 5, 2022.
Danny L. Phillips
Danny L. Phillips, 68, of (Albion) Punxsutawney, passed away at home on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, surrounded by dear ones who loved him. He was born in Punxsutawney on Nov. 28, 1953, a son of the late Ronald L. Phillips and Lucy B. (Rankin) Phillips. Mr. Phillips worked with his dad at... Read More
Shumaker Funeral Home Inc
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Jan. 4 to Jan. 5, 2022.
Carl Miles Shirey
Carl Miles Shirey, 84, of North Huntingdon peacefully went to meet his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Jan. 4. His final days on this earth were spent surrounded by his family. We are sure he is being greeted in Heaven with open arms and more love than we can imagine. He was born on... Read More
WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, INC.
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Jan. 4 to Jan. 5, 2022.
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Christopher Todd Blose
Christopher Todd Blose, 42, passed away on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 due to kidney disease. He was born on July 20, 1979 in Punxsutawney. He is survived by his high school sweetheart of 24 years, Bobbie (Jean) Troutman; His parents, Donald and Cherie Blose of Punxsutawney; brothers, Benjamin... Read More
Richard L Fait Funeral Home
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Jan. 3 to Jan. 4, 2022.
Dennis Wayne ""Denny"" Mohney
Dennis "Denny" Wayne Mohney, 62, of Reynoldsville, PA, passed away on Jan. 3, while a patient at Penn Highlands DuBois Hospital. He was born on Aug.17, 1959, to the late Eugene Mohney and Netta (Foltz) Mottern in Brookville, PA. Denny graduated from Jeff Tech with a certification... Read More
Snyder-D'Argy Funeral Home
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Jan. 3 to Jan. 4, 2022.
Delbert P. Reitz
Delbert P. Reitz, 92, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, January 2, 2022, at Penn Highlands Jefferson Manor in Brookville, PA. He was born April 13, 1929, in Coolspring, a son of the late Sarah Jane (Lewis) and Carlton E. Reitz. On April 2, 1949, he married Shirley J. (Lydick) Reitz, who... Read More
Deeley Funeral Home, Inc. - Punxsutawney
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Jan. 3 to Jan. 4, 2022.
Monday, January 3, 2022
Justin James Fryer
Justin James Fryer, 43, of Punxsutawney, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 1 at Penn Highlands DuBois. He was born in Punxsutawney on March 6, 1978, a son of William Wendell Fryer and Sharon Jean (Smith) Fryer. His parents survive and reside in Punxsutawney. Justin was a 1996 graduate... Read More
Shumaker Funeral Home Inc
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Jan. 2 to Jan. 3, 2022.
Friday, December 31, 2021
Vickie L. Cochran
Vicki L. Cochran, 68, of Punxsutawney (Foxburg), passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, at Penn Highlands DuBois. She was born Nov. 17, 1953, to Joseph and Della (Berringer) London in Punxsutawney. Vicki worked at Rolo Jensen, and then attended Vale Technical Institute in Blairsville... Read More
McCabe Funeral Home
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Dec. 30 to Dec. 31, 2021.
Marion Gotwald
Marion Gotwald, 76, of Gettysburg, died peacefully Wednesday morning, Dec. 29, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family. Born Dec. 8, 1945, in Punxsutawney, she was the daughter of the late Blair and Minerva (Cessna) Meckley. She was the wife of Ronald E. Gotwald of Gettysburg... Read More
Monahan Funeral Home
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Dec. 30 to Dec. 31, 2021.
Robert Neil Hallett
Robert Neil Hallett, 32, of Jamestown, New York, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital. He was born in Dunkirk, New York, on Oct. 2, 1989. He is the son of Benjamin Kane and Darlene Marie (Starks) Kane. His parents survive and reside in both Punxsutawney... Read More
Shumaker Funeral Home Inc
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Dec. 30 to Dec. 31, 2021.
John F. Polito
John F. Polito, 79, of Shelby, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 24, 2021, at the Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville. He was born on July 15, 1942, in Punxsutawney, to the late Joseph Polito and Virginia (Mennetti) Polito of Walston. John graduated... Read More
Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service - Charlotte
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Dec. 30 to Dec. 31, 2021.
Sherry Ann Rupp
Sherry Ann Rupp, 84, of Punxsutawney, passed away at home on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021. She was born in Kittanning on Nov. 25, 1937, a daughter of the late John William Campbell and Jenny Irene (Croyle) Campbell. Mrs. Rupp was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was very active... Read More
Shumaker Funeral Home Inc
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Dec. 30 to Dec. 31, 2021.
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Robert Michael George
Robert Michael George, 53, of Big Run, (formerly of Hamburg, New York), passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021. He was born in North Tonawanda, New York, on Oct. 18, 1968, a son of Robert Alan George and Nancy Mae (Krebs) George. His parents survive and reside in Big... Read More
Brenda D. Shumaker Funeral Home Inc
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2021.
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Andrew John Gresock
Andrew John Gresock, 90, of Punxsutawney, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital. He was born in Punxsutawney on May 14, 1931, a son of the late Andrew Harold Gresock and Clara (Cerney) Gresock. Mr. Gresock was a United States Army veteran and served during... Read More
Shumaker Funeral Home Inc
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Dec. 28 to Dec. 29, 2021.
Elsa Marie Rendt (Hinderliter)
Elsie Marie Rendt, 88, of New Bethlehem, died Monday evening, Dec. 27, 2021, at the Jefferson Manor in Brookville. Born on March 14, 1933, in Redbank Township, Armstrong County, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Dorothy (Nulph) Hinderliter. Elsie married James W. Rendt... Read More
Alcorn Funeral Home - Hawthorn
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Dec. 28 to Dec. 29, 2021.
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
E. Joyce Henneman
E. Joyce Henneman, 88, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021, in Marietta, Ohio. She was born Nov. 20, 1933, in Desire, a daughter of the late Carl and Agnes (Caldwell) Palm. On July 28, 1956, she married Chester A. Henneman, who preceded her in death on Oct. 17,... Read More
Deeley Funeral Home, Inc. - Punxsutawney
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Dec. 27 to Dec. 28, 2021.
Teresa Marie Schleef (Meterko)
Teresa Marie (Meterko) Schleef, 50, of Delancey, passed away peacefully on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2021, at Connemaugh Hospital. She was born in DuBois on May 4, 1971, a daughter of Adda Louise (Biggie) Meterko and the late John Andrew "Simon" Meterko. Her mother survives and resides... Read More
Shumaker Funeral Home Inc
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Dec. 27 to Dec. 28, 2021.
Eleanor Jean Smith (Shields)
Eleanor Jean (Shields) Smith, 84, of Brookville, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, while a resident at Penn Highlands Jefferson Manor. Eleanor was born on Sept. 1, 1937, to the late Daniel Richard and Ethel Marjorie (Swineford) Shields in Brookville. She graduated from Brookville... Read More
McKinney - d'Argy Funeral Home
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Dec. 27 to Dec. 28, 2021.
Larry J. Wingard
Larry J. Wingard, 74, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital. He was born March 16, 1947, in Brookville, a son of the late Hazel L. (Johnson) and Frank D. Wingard. On Sept. 24, 1988, he married Roberta H. (Kohl) Wingard, who survives. Larry was... Read More
Deeley Funeral Home, Inc. - Punxsutawney
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Dec. 27 to Dec. 28, 2021.
Monday, December 27, 2021
Nancy L. Bennet
Nancy L. Bennett, 72, of Big Run, passed away on Dec. 23 at Penn Highlands DuBois. She was born April 7, 1949, to Francis and Laura (Hickok) Truance in Mahaffey. She was an active attendee of the Mount Carmel Church, where she played the organ every Sunday. Nancy worked numerous... Read More
McCabe Funeral Home
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Dec. 26 to Dec. 27, 2021.
Norma M. Krawzyk
Norma M. Krawzyk, 88, of Punxsutawney, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Penn Highlands Jefferson Manor. She was born Oct. 7, 1933, to Robert and Alma (Burkett) Swanson in Punxsutawney. Norma was a lifelong resident of Punxsutawney, well known for her 40-plus years working at S&... Read More
McCabe Funeral Home
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Dec. 26 to Dec. 27, 2021.
Linda Lou Means
Linda Lou Means, 88, of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Dec. 25, at Mahoning Riverside Manor. She was born Aug. 12, 1933, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Fred R. and Lula E. (Pearce) Means. She worked for Jordan Furniture, Anderson Co. and Fred R. Means Company, their family-owned... Read More
Deeley Funeral Home, Inc. - Punxsutawney
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Dec. 26 to Dec. 27, 2021.
Thursday, December 23, 2021
Gloria Maxine Wright
Gloria Maxine Wright, 81, of Knoxdale, passed away at home on Monday, Dec. 20, 2021. She was born at home in Punxsutawney on Feb. 3, 1940, a daughter of the late Gary W. Bish and Iva Irene (Martin) Bish. On April 20, 1956, she married Kenneth Eugene Wright. She will be remembered... Read More
Shumaker Funeral Home Inc
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Dec. 22 to Dec. 23, 2021.
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Gerald K. Atcheson
Gerald "Jerry" K. Atcheson, age 75, of Brookville, passed away peacefully on Dec. 18 at Penn Highlands. He was born in Punxsutawney on Nov. 27, 1946, to the late Marion and Violet (Fiscus) Atcheson. Surviving is his wife, Leona Atcheson of Brookville; brother Richard Atcheson of... Read More
Goble Funeral Home & Crematory
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Dec. 21 to Dec. 22, 2021.
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Kathryn "Johnnie" Chapman (Stockdale)
Kathryn "Johnnie" (Stockdale) Chapman, age 97, a resident of William Penn Senior Suites, formerly of Punxsutawney and Indiana, Pa., passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 20, 2021. Johnnie was born on March 4, 1924, in Frostburg, to the late Frank and Clare Stockdale. She is survived... Read More
Bash-Nied-Jobe Funeral Home - Delmont
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Dec. 20 to Dec. 21, 2021.
Robert Leroy Smith
Robert Leroy Smith, 84, of Sprankle Mills, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, of a massive stroke. Known as "Bob" or "Smitty" to some, he was a bear of a man, with his growl being a hearty laugh. He was born on Aug. 2, 1937, undeniably under a lucky star. Even near death, he was able... Read More
McKinney - d'Argy Funeral Home
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit from Dec. 20 to Dec. 21, 2021.
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