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Phyllis Miles Cole, 88

November 27, 2014

Phyllis Miles Cole, 88, of Mt. Dora, Florida, formerly of Shannondale, died Wednesday Nov. 26, 2014, at the Golden Living Center in Clarion, Pa.
Born on Feb. 4, 1926, in Mayport, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Clarence E. Shick and Florence Buffington Shick.

Phyllis graduated from Hawthorne High School.

She was married to Clyde E. Miles, who preceded her in death on May 20, 2008. She later married Doug O. Cole, who also preceded her in death on Aug. 28, 2014.

Howard P. Robbins Jr., 83

November 25, 2014

Howard P. Robbins Jr., 83, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at home.

He was born Oct. 19, 1931, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Howard P. Robbins Sr. and Emma Mae (Jordan) Robbins, and grew up in Cloe.

On Feb. 8, 1953, he married Martha J. (Neal) Robbins, who survives.

He was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School Class of 1949 and then graduated from Penn State.

Howard served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was a member of the Cloe United Methodist Church.

Howard was an avid gardener and was a great baseball fan.

John Harley Dill Sr., 69

November 25, 2014

John Harley Dill Sr., 69, of Punxsutawney died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born Oct. 4, 1945, in Oakland, California, a son of the late John Mell and Betty Ann (Pry) Dill.

On May 29, 1964, he married the former Theresa Ann Rhuby. She survives and resides in Punxsutawney.

Mr. Dill proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Era, where he earned the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with a bronze star and the Navy Unit Commendation Medal.

He enjoyed collecting stamps.

Millard "Bud" Hickox, 81

November 25, 2014

Millard "Bud" Hickox, 81, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at home.

He was born March 22, 1933, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Millard and Mary (Sample) Hickox.

He was a laborer in the construction industry.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served as a Sgt. during the Korean Conflict.

He was a member of the American Legion and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Edward Allen Pearce, 83

November 22, 2014

Edward Allen Pearce, 83, passed away on Nov. 20, 2014, at VMP Trinity in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

He was born Nov. 16, 1931, in Plumville, Pa., to Edward Lloyd and Alice Elizabeth (Downing) Pearce and step-mother, Louise Irene Pearce.

Edward enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, gardening, bowling and casino trips.

He worked and later retired as an electrical lineman for IBEW Local 9. He was involved with Cub and Boy Scouts Troop 76 in Waukegan, Illinois, for many years.

He was the beloved husband to the late Esther L. Pearce.

Lucy P. Ivens, 95

November 21, 2014

Lucy P. Ivens, 95, of Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at McKinley Health Center, Brookville.

Mrs. Ivens was born Oct. 13, 1919, in Walston, a daughter of the late Frank A. and Jessie (Carlino) Palmerino.

Lucy was preceded in death by her husband, William Ivens.

Lucy is survived by two sisters, Adelaide Palmerino and Rose Ann Fallara; two brothers, Alfred and James Palmerino; and several nieces and nephews.

David L. Pearce Sr., 80

November 20, 2014

David L. Pearce Sr., 80, of Philipsburg, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at his residence.

Mr. Pearce was born June 19, 1934, in Clymer, Pa., the son of the late Edward Lloyd and Alice Elizabeth (Downing) Pearce and stepmother Louise Irene Pearce.

He married Mildred Iris Huey, June 15, 1963, at Union Church in Aultman, Pa. She precedes him in death.

He was a 1952 graduate of the Marion Center Join High School in Marion Center, Pa.

Joseph Zinzella, 87

November 20, 2014

Joseph Zinzella, 87, of Erie, Pa., passed away Sunday, Nov.16, 2014, at UPMC Hamot, with his family at this side.

He was born in Punxsutawney on February 14, 1927, son of the late Michael and Mary (Morris) Zinzella.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Andrew, George, Harry, John, Michael Jr. and Thomas; and three sisters, Alice Bendlock, Anna Lincinsky and infant sister, Agnes.

Colleen D. Humble, 63

November 20, 2014

Colleen D. Humble, 63, of Punxsutawney, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Ms. Humble was born Jan. 9, 1951, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Jim Craft and Jane (Cameron) Craft-Bartlebaugh.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Humble.

Colleen was a member of the Rossiter Calvary United Methodist Church.

She was a member of the Rossiter American Legion and was an avid bingo player.

John Mahlon Fitzwater, 84

November 20, 2014

John Mahlon Fitzwater, 84, Pennsylvania Avenue, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.

Born on April 6, 1930, in Canton, Pa., John was the son of the late George Edson Fitzwater and Florence Hall Fitzwater. He was the youngest of six children.

John made his home with his life partner, Betty LaMarca.

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