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Obituaries

Benjamin Zane "BZ" Means, 90

September 22, 2014

Benjamin Zane "BZ" Means, 90, of Valier, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born Feb. 11, 1924, in Valier, a son of the late Lynn Luther and Mona Marie (Gabrielson) Means.

Mary Lou Griffith, 86

September 22, 2014

Mary Lou Griffith, 86, of Plumville, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at Beacon Ridge Nursing Home.

She was born in 1928 in Banks Twp., to Earl and Sarah Tyger Lewis.
Mrs. Griffith had attended the Old Mahoning Baptist Church for many years.

She was employed by the Marion Center schools as a cook/cafeteria manager for 24 years and had been working at the Rayne Elementary School, where she was known as the “Tooth Fairy Pillow Lady.”

Truman F. Fry, Jr., 89

September 22, 2014

Truman F. Fry, Jr., 89, of Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Mountain View Nursing Home, Hillsdale.

Mr. Fry was born Aug. 6, 1925, in Dallas Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Janet L. (Wolfgang) Fry, of Punxsutawney.

Mr. Fry was employed by Texas Instruments and Zerox before retiring. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

He was also a member of the American Legion, and was a WWII veteran of the US Navy.

Cody T. Haag, 27

September 18, 2014

Cody T. Haag, 27, of Rossiter, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at UPMC - Presbyterian in Pittsburgh.

He was born July 9, 1987, in DuBois, the beloved son of Terry and Jeanne (Lunger) Haag.

He was a member of the Wheels of Yesteryear Car Club, and was a racing enthusiast and an avid sports fan.

He regularly attended the Steffy United Methodist Church.

He had a quick wit, a wonderful sense of humor and a caring heart. He touched the hearts of all who knew him. He was God’s angel, and now he walks with the Lord. He was not only his Dad’s son, but also his best buddy.

Dennis J. “DJ” Vettenburg, 74

September 17, 2014

Dennis J. “DJ” Vettenburg, 74, of Chord Road in Corry, Pa., died on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at his residence.

He was born on Oct. 22, 1939, in Corry, Pa., a son of the late John and Virginia Laird Vettenburg.

DJ was raised and educated in Corry, graduating from Corry Area High School. As a young man, he served two years with the US Army. Over the years, DJ lived in several areas, including Corry, Frewsburg, New York, and Live Oak, Florida.

Jeffrey Alan Carlson, 42

September 16, 2014

Jeffrey Alan Carlson, 42, of Dayton, passed away on Sept. 14, 2014, at his residence.

He was born on April 19, 1972, to Carl and Julia (Turk) Carlson in DuBois.

Jeffrey worked as a manager for Advance Auto Parts in Kittanning. He graduated from Jeff Tech - DuBois.

He was a member of the Harvest Community Church of Indiana. Jeffrey had a passion for his sport bike. He enjoyed hunting, kayaking and helping others in the community. Jeffrey organized the Advance Auto Parts Car, Truck and Bike Show. He was also blessed by being a future grandfather.

Esther I. Miller, 88

September 16, 2014

Esther I. Miller, 88, formerly of Frostburg, Pa., where she lived for years until her son’s death, died on July 31, 2014.

She was born on Nov. 5, 1925.

Esther is survived by her children, Carl R. Miller, Jr. and Carol A. Mott, both of Rochester, New York; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and nine brothers and sisters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl R. Miller, Sr., and a son, Robert A. Miller of Frostburg.

A graveside prayer service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Frostburg Cemetery.

Albert Dan Seger, 81

September 16, 2014

Albert Dan Seger, a longtime resident of the town of Niagara, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at home, while receiving care from Niagara Hospice. He was 81. He was born in Banks Township, Indiana County, Pa., on June 1, 1933, the son of Oren Lee and Kiziah (Brunner) Seger.

H. Robert Bickerstaff, 76

September 16, 2014

H. Robert Bickerstaff, “Chaplain Bob,” ascended to meet his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sept. 15, 2014, at home, surrounded by his loving family.

Born Aug. 21, 1938 in Jeanette, Pa., to Harry and Hazel Bickerstaff, he married Sally Sexton on Feb. 2, 1963 in Cochranton, Pa.

Bob is survived by his wife, Sally; three children, Jana Bickerstaff of

Rita Mae Richardson, 85

September 15, 2014

Rita Mae Richardson, 85, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mrs. Richardson was born April 21, 1929, in DuBois, a daughter of the late Fred and Ida (Johnston) Wells.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Richardson.
Rita was a member of the Canoe Ridge Church of God.

She loved polka, and was a member of the Polka Club. She also loved bowling, sewing, dancing and her beloved dog “Daisy Mae.”

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