Ralph Arthur Nelson, Sr., 60, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at Alle-Kiski Hospital in Natrona Heights.
He was born on Jan. 16, 1954, in Newark, New Jersey, a son of Ralph A. Nelson and Joan (Sandominick) Nelson. They both survive and reside in Elkton, Virginia.
On May 10, 1975, he married the former Christine Ann Tomaszfski. She survives and resides in Punxsutawney.
Mr. Nelson worked in technical sales support for Ametek, which is a global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, located in Blawnox, Pa.
Lawrence E. Reitz, 80, Route 36, Brookville, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at home.
He was born March 26, 1934, in Brookville, a son of George I. Reitz and Althea Dempsey Reitz.
On Sept. 7, 1956, in Brookville, he married Hazel I. Shaffer, who survives.
While still in high school, Lawrence began working for the business George I. Reitz and Sons in Brookville, which his father had founded in 1944.
He continued to work for that same company until his retirement in
He was a lifetime member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church in Brookville.
Marie P. Farcus, 93, Walston, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at her home.
She was born April 3, 1921, in Walston, a daughter of the late Samuel and Rachel (Bianco) Belott.
In January of 1938, she married John E. Farcus, who preceded her in death on March 25, 1968.
She was a member of St. Anthonyâ€™s Roman Catholic Church of Walston.
She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening and spending time with her family and was always willing to lend a hand whenever it was needed.
She was a member of the Altar Rosary Society.
LEXINGTON, OHIO: Do the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason. That simple principle became Richard Titusâ€™ life compass as he honorably served his family, his country and his Marine Corps.
Master Gunnery Sergeant Richard Titus passed away Wednesday morning, July 30, 2014, in OhioHealth MedCentral Mansfield (Ohio) Hospital. He was 76.
Born Richard Allen Titus on July 11, 1938, in Kane, to Gregg and Margaret (Miller) Titus, he graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1956.
Irene (Cukanna) Smee, 92, of Harrisburg, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in the Harrisburg Hospital.
She was born May 22, 1922, in Punxsutawney; the daughter of Frank and Rose (Hvavka) Cukanna.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Joseph Smee Jr; her son, Joseph Richard Smee of Blue Bell, Pa.; her daughter, Judy Jacobs of Orlando, Florida; six grandsons, Jason Smee, Christopher Smee, Joshua Smee, Ryan Jacobs, Bradley Jacobs and Matt Jacobs; and her sister, Sue Morris of Sykesville.
Janet A. Schiafone, 73, of Euclid Ave. Brookville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.
The daughter of William Hart Commons and Elizabeth Taylor Commons, Janet was born on Oct. 14, 1940, in Barnesboro, Pa.
On May 20, 2000, she married William Joseph Schiafone Sr., who survives, in Brookville.
She worked as a custodian for the Brookville Area School District for more than 25 years.
Dominick G. â€śMickeyâ€ť Bettino, 86, of Niagara Falls, New York, died on July 30, 2014.
Beloved husband of the late Rosemary (nee Yenzi) Bettino; devoted father of Annemarie C. Bettino, Thomas D. (Karen) Bettino and Yvonne (John) Adams; loving son of the late Dominick and Antoinette (nee Cicero) Bettino; dear brother of the late Albert Bettino, Stanley Bettino, Christine LaSalle, Lee Bettino, Michelina "Kelly" Reele, Ambrose Bettino, Giovanni Bettino and John Bettino; Dominick is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Jacqueline â€śJackiâ€ť Young, 69, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at home.
She was born April 1, 1945, in New Castle, England, a daughter of David L. and Gladys (Foster) Grove.
On June 28, 1986, in St. Louis, she married Robert E. Young, who survives.
She attended the First Assembly of God Church in Walston.
She enjoyed traveling, church, hiking, camping and her family.
She retired as a senior sales representative for CNA Insurance Co. She then went on to become a real estate agent.
Steven John Schopperth, 47, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born June 24, 1967, in Bloomingdale, New Jersey, the son of the late Timothy and Joan (Degelman) Schopperth.
He was a mechanic.
He was married to Paula (Harkleroad) Schopperth, who survives.
He is survived by his wife; one son, Steven J. Schopperth of Punxsutawney; two daughters, Katlyn Schopperth and Ashley Freeman of New Jersey; one sister, Karen Diorio of Las Vegas, Nevada; and one brother, Timothy Schopperty of Hawthorn, New York.
Raymond Joseph DeFoor, 69, of Cambridge, Ohio, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 12, 1944, in Youngstown, and was the son of the late Albert Eugene and Bessie Mae (Hobba) DeFoor.
Mr. DeFoor retired in 1992 from GTE after 30 years of service.
He was a 1963 graduate of Punxsutawney High School and a member of Center United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Robert Ananea.