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Obituaries

Jack D. White, 75

September 30, 2014

Jack D. White, 75, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Sept. 29, at home.

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Richard L. Fait Funeral Home in Punxsutawney.

Doris A. "Dote" Cochran, 87

September 29, 2014

Doris A. Cochran, 87, of Rossiter, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

She was born Nov. 2, 1926, in Brookville, a daughter of the late Merle C. and Sarah E. (Harriger) Thomas.

In January of 1968, she married Arnold “Fuzz” Cochran, who preceded her in death in 1995.

She was a member of the St. Peters United Church of Christ of Punxsutawney.

She enjoyed bingo, cooking, baking, canning, the game “horse races” and picking berries.

She was a very loving and caring person who loved her family and was always there to help and lend a hand.

Gerald Allen Twigg, 88

September 29, 2014

Gerald Allen Twigg, 88, of Reynoldsville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at Brookside Assisted Living in Brookville.

Mr. Twigg was born May 1, 1926, in Brownsville, a son of the late Gerald and Elmira (Hassett) Twigg.

Gerald is survived by his loving wife, Miriam J. (Davies) Twigg, of Reynoldsville.

He was a WWII veteran of the US Navy.

He was a member of the John W. Jenks Lodge No. 534. He was an avid fly fisherman and hunter.

He was a member of the Punxsutawney CMA Church.

Frances L. Rupert, 85

September 29, 2014

Frances L. Rupert, 85, of North Point, passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh.

Mrs. Rupert was born July 6, 1929, in Timblin, a daughter of the late Marcus and Pauline (Coleman) Crawford.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald F. Rupert.

Frances enjoyed bingo, trips to Salamanca, playing cards and talking with friends and family. She also loved “The Price Is Right” and “Wheel Of Fortune.”

Patricia Alice Keller, 84

September 29, 2014

Patricia Alice Keller, 84, of Pittsburgh, passed away on Sept. 26, 2014.

She was the beloved wife of the late Harold Thomas Keller, loving mother of Gary (Sonia), Russ (Vivian) and Randy Keller. She was the grandmother of Brandon and Matthew Keller and Lisa (Brett) Evans, and great-grandmother of Elizabeth Evans.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry F. and Lottie Lerch; and her siblings, Maxine, Helen, and Donald.

Patricia was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School and a longtime member of Hamilton Presbyterian Church.

Stephen Gomola, 81

September 29, 2014

Stephen T. Gomola, 81, of Reynoldsville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at his home.

Mr. Gomola was born April 29, 1933, in Delancey, the youngest son of the late Steve and Mary (Sivanich) Gomola.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores A. (Molnar) Gomola.

Mr. Gomola was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he was a Captain.

He was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Church.

Robert M. "Bob" Byers, 68

September 27, 2014

Robert M. "Bob" Byers, 68, of Mahaffey, passed away Sept. 26, 2014, in Pittsburgh. He was born Feb. 28, 1946, in Punxsutawney, a son of Richard and Emma (Wolfe) Byers.

Bob was a U.S. Navy veteran of four years during the Vietnam era. He was employed as a diesel mechanic for Beckwith Machinery.

Randy L. Schultz, 57

September 23, 2014

Randy L. Shultz, 57, of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born on Sept. 7, 1957. He is survived by his parents, Virginia "Ginny" and Larry E. Rose of Punxsutawney.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his fiancé, Tammy Fisher of Rochester Mills; one son, Nicholas Shultz and wife Jennifer of Oklahoma; two grandsons, Kai and Kale Shultz of Oklahoma; two brothers, Ricky P. Shultz and wife Josephine of Plumville and Russell J. Shultz and wife Alice of Punxsutawney; and several nieces and nephews.

Frances A. Wasicki, 91

September 23, 2014

Frances A. Wasicki, 91, of Rossiter, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Rossiter surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Wasicki was born June 8, 1923, in Rossiter, the only child of the late Thomas and Mary (Pollock) Hutchinson.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Adam Wasicki, and one grandchild.

She was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Church.

Her loves were her family, her grandchildren and crocheting. Frances was a member of the Buffalo Lodge Am Vets and the American Legion in Rossiter.

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.

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