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Mary L. Wright, 74

January 23, 2015

Mary L. Wright, 74, of Mahaffey, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Mrs. Wright was born April 2, 1940, in Curwensville, a daughter of the late Robert and Ethel (Rowles) Price.

She is survived by her husband, Robert W. Wright of Mahaffey.

She loved gardening, flowers and being a grandmother and homemaker.

Josephine Gaffney, 81

January 23, 2015

Josephine Gaffney, 81, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the McKinley Health Center in Brookville, Pa.

Born May 22, 1933, in Rossiter, Indiana County, she was the daughter of the late Blair and Bessie Hawthorne Hawk. She was married to the late Thomas Gaffney Sr.

Josephine retired after being a home care aide for over 25 years. She attended the First Church of God in Punxsutawney.

Mary Margaret Brink, 81

January 23, 2015

Mary Margaret Brink, 81, of Rossiter, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois.

She was born Feb. 8, 1933, in DeLancey (Adrian), a daughter of the late Nicholas Midock and Mary (Brudnock) Midock.

She was Catholic by faith and a member of the Church of the Resurrection in Rossiter.

On Aug. 6, 1955, she married her husband, Alexander William “Bill” Brink. He preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 2001.

Mary loved to cook, bake and spend time gardening.

Rosalie "Rose" A. Astorino, 76

January 23, 2015

Rosalie "Rose" A. Astorino, 76, of Walston, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.

Miss Astorino was born March 6, 1938, in Walston, a daughter of the late Charles and Angelina (Adams) Astorino.

She was a lifetime resident of Walston and a devoted member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, where she served as sacristan for many years and was a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

Elva Jane Cameron, 83

January 22, 2015

Elva Jane Cameron, 83, of Rossiter, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at her home.

Mrs. Cameron was born Oct. 26, 1931, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Robert and Elva (McCarty) Mallory.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Cameron.

Elva was a member of the Steffey United Methodist Church.

Her lifelong career was as a bus driver for Cameron Bus Company, and she was the co-owner of Cameron Farms. She was an excellent cook and loved her flowers, gardening and her favorite cats, Pandy, Butterscotch, Muffy and Woody.

Elva Jane Cameron, 83

January 21, 2015

Elva Jane Cameron, 83, of Rossiter passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at her home.

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney.

Rev. E. Earl Anderson, 86

January 20, 2015

The Rev. E. Earl Anderson, 86, of Indiana, Pa., formerly of Sewickley, Pa., died on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015.

He was born in Kenora, Ontario, Canada, on May 24, 1928, the fifth child of Swedish immigrants Bengt Anderson and Emma Kristina Berguson.

Earl was a respected pastor and community leader. He touched many lives, teaching in a positive, nurturing and oftentimes humorous way.

Robert “John” McIntyre, 57

January 19, 2015

Robert “John” McIntyre, 57, of Jefferson St., Falls Creek, Pa., died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at Christ the King Manor.

Born on April 6, 1957, in Punxsutawney, he was the son of the late Charles and Joan (Dawson) McIntyre.

He served in the United States Army.

John had worked at Airco-Speer Carbon in Punxsy for many years. Recently, he worked for Dworsky’s Environmental Services.

He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 965 in Falls Creek, The Olympic Athletic Club, and enjoyed fishing and loved the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Blair O. “Dick” Richards, 88

January 19, 2015

Blair O. “Dick” Richards, 88, of Bell Township, died Jan. 17, 2015, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born March 30, 1926, in Sportsburg, a son of the late Violet (Ball) and James Richards.

He was a member of the Sportsburg United Methodist Church and the Perry Township Sportsman’s Club.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He loved hunting, fishing, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Blair worked at Metals Protection, Barletta’s Warehouse, and he retired from the Maintenance Department at Punxsutawney Area School District.

Phyllis G. Lute, 72

January 19, 2015

Phyllis G. Lute, 72, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at UPMC - Shadyside in Pittsburgh.

She was born March 23, 1942, in Farrell, Pa., the daughter of the late George T. and Helen (Kucharski) Koshar.

She was married to Leland Ray Lute, who preceded her in death on Sept. 23, 1975.

She was a homemaker and worked as a cook at the Lane Avenue Personal Care Home.

She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxillary.

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