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  1. Merle Wesley Shoemaker, Age 89 of Falls Creek, PA, died Friday, July 12, 2024 at Penn Highlands DuBois Hospital. Born May 3, 1935 in Penfield, PA, he was the son of the late Warry H. & Mary E. (Bochert) Shoemaker. On July 2, 1962, he married his wife of 51 years, Mary C. (Alexich) Shoemaker. She preceded him in death on November 30, 2013. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Merle received a Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, in History from Waynesburg College. He went on to obtain both his Masters of Arts and a Ph.D in Russian History from Syracuse University. Merle was a Professor of History at the University of Lynchburg, Virginia, joining the institution in August 1971. Prior to entering the academic profession, he served for a number of years as a Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State. He had assignments in the European Bureau of the Department and abroad at the American Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica, the American Embassy in Bonn, Germany, and the American Consulate General in Stuttgart, Germany. He traveled extensively in Eastern Europe. Merle was an accomplished author, writing several books on Russia, the Soviet Union, and Eastern Europe. His proudest accomplishment was his last book, Marielo: A Foreign Service Life in Diary and Letters, which tells the story of his wife Mary’s life and her career in the Foreign Service. He was a philatelist, a person who loved stamps and collecting them. Merle also loved nature, gardening, and cooking. Merle is survived by his nieces and nephews (Robert Young, Whitney Anthony, Charlene Gaus, Amy Mack, and Richard, Debbie, Eric, and Wendy Shoemaker), as well as numerous great nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, her was preceded in death by his sister (Mary Lash), and three brothers (Warry, Richard, and Clarence “Clancy” Shoemaker). There will be no public Visitation and a private family funeral service will be held. Burial will be in Conway Cemetery, Penfield, PA. Memorials may be placed with the Huston Township Alumni Association (P.O. Box 78, Penfield, PA 15849), Waynesburg University https://www.waynesburg.edu/alumni-and-giving/give-wu and the University of Lynchburg https://www.lynchburg.edu/alumni-friends/giving/ The Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to https://www.baronickfuneralhome.com/condolence
  2. Lucy Diane Goddard, 80, of Fostoria passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side at 7:35 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2024. She was born June 6, 1944, in Brookville, PA to Cameron W. and Lois E. (Reinsel) Miller. She married Charles P. Goddard on March 10, 1967, in Port Clinton, Ohio and he survives. Diane is also survived by four children, Rebecca (David) Whitcomb, of Granville, Ohio, Elizabeth (Michael) Pool, of Hamilton, Indiana, Charlie (Ruth) Goddard and Douglas Goddard, both of Fostoria; eight grandchildren, Kyle, Andrew, Morgan (Paige), Norah, Katie, Sara (Joey), Karin and Lucy; five great-grandchildren, Amelia, Mary, Norman, Huston, and Rory; two brothers, Jim (Nancy) Miller and Doug (Barb) Miller; sisters-in-law, Patty Miller and Mary (Mike) Corcoran. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cameron and Lois, and brother, Gary Miller. Diane attended Slippery Rock College in Pennsylvania. She then went on to become a successful Real Estate Broker in Fostoria, Ohio with her career culminating in what is now Goddard Murphy & Company. Among her many affiliations, Diane was a member of The National Association of Realtors, served on numerous boards, to include The Fostoria Community Hospital Board and The Kaubisch Memorial Public Library Board. Diane was also a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria. Diane loved her friends and family dearly. Her beautiful smile, quick wit, and wicked euchre skills will not be forgotten. She loved her time on Lake Erie where she enjoyed boating, time with friends & family, and beautiful sunsets. She enjoyed reading, music, attending Little League Baseball games, and family gatherings. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 19, 2024, at 10 AM from Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Brookville with Father William Laska as celebrant. Burial will follow in Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Sigel, PA. Memorial contributions can be made to The Kaubisch Memorial Public Library. Kaubisch Memorial Library | 205 Perry St | Fostoria, OH 44830 The Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be made to https://www.baronickfuneralhome.com/condolence
  3. Marsha A. Zavatsky, age 77 of DuBois, PA died unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at her home. Born on August 5, 1946 in DuBois, PA, she was the daughter of the late Alexander Marshall and Marion E. (Bateman) Cunningham. In September of 1995 she married her husband of 28 years, William J. Zavatsky. He survives. Marsha was a graduate of Dubois Central Catholic High School class of 1964. She had worked for many years in the office of Riverside Penn Traffic Division. Marsha was a member of the former St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, and a current member of St. Catherine of Siena. She enjoyed taking care of her flowers and keeping her home. Marsha loved making cookies and going for walks with her sister. Above all, she was passionate about her family, especially her grandchildren. Along with her husband, Marsha is survived by her children (Laura LaBrasca and her husband Rudy and William Kolash and his wife Kris, both of DuBois, PA), step daughters (Donna Cullison of Franklin, PA and Sherri Holjencin and her husband John of Benezette, PA), grandchildren (Abby Russo and Nathan Kolash and Dana Caraveo and Cara, Nick and Luke LaBrasca), step grandchildren (Mike Manners, Austin Scruggs and Amelia Holjencin), one great grandchild, one sister (Leah Baronick and her husband Robert of DuBois, PA) and one brother (Lynn “Duck” Cunningham and his wife Colleen, of DuBois, PA). Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 14, 2024 from 2 – 5 PM at the Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 15, 2024 at 10 AM from Holy Spirit Parish at St. Catherine of Siena with Father John Malthaner and Msgr. Richard Siefer as con-celebrants. Burial will take place in St. Catherine Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Hahne Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Avenue, DuBois, PA 15801. Online condolences can be sent to https://www.baronickfuneralhome.com/condolence
  4. Edwin H. Brubaker, age 94, a lifelong resident of Rockton until moving in recent years to Christ the King--Personal Care, passed away on July 6, 2024. Born April 30, 1930, in Curwensville, PA, he was the son of R. Chester and Nellie (Bailey) Brubaker. Ed was raised in Rockton and graduated in 1948 from DuBois High School, then served in the U.S. Navy. He married Carol Spicher on Feb.16, 1951, and they celebrated 72 years of marriage together before she passed away on Oct. 23, 2023. Ed began his banking career at Deposit National Bank (now First Commonwealth Bank) in 1948, and worked his way up to becoming Bank President in 1973. He remained involved with the bank until his retirement in 2002. Through the years, he served the community in various capacities, including the Chamber of Commerce and the Boy Scouts. He was also a charter member of the Union Township (Rockton) Fire Company. An avid hunter and fisherman, Ed was a member and director of the Spruce Creek Rod and Gun Club for many years. Golfing was also a favorite pastime. He was a member of Home Camp United Methodist Church, and a member of Garfield Lodge #559 F & AM, Coudersport Consistory, and the Jaffa Shrine in Altoona. He served as a “Road Runner” to the Shrine Hospital in Erie. In retirement, Ed and his wife Carol traveled extensively, visiting at least 19 countries. Spending time with family and friends was important to Ed. He also wrote a book of his memoirs entitled “As I Recall”. He leaves behind a legacy of kindness and generosity. Ed is survived by two daughters and two sons: Lori (Don) Playfoot, DuBois, Dick (Patti) Brubaker, Rockton, Wendy (Steve) Way, DuBois, and Ernie (Laura) Brubaker, Versailles, KY; eight grandchildren, Jennifer (Bob)Kriner, Jeremy (Becky) Brubaker, Jamie (Jeff)Hall, Joy (Andrew)Bundy, Christopher (Ashley) Way, Katie Way, Katelyn (Nick) Gessner and Lindsay (Josh) Boone, as well as seven great-grandchildren. Ed was the last surviving member of his immediate family, predeceased by his parents and his siblings, Doyle Chester Brubaker, Donna Jean Dressler Bish, Beverly Benson, and Kay Brubaker. He was also predeceased by a grandson, Charles Mark Playfoot, and a great grandson, Aidan Thomas Gessner. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 12, 2024, at the Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc. from 9 – 11 AM. Service to follow at 11:00 AM, with Pastor Rick Howe officiating. Burial will follow in Rockton Cemetery, where full military honors will be accorded by the members of the DuBois Area Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to: Union Township Fire Co, 44 DuBois Rockton Road, Rockton, PA 15856; Grady’s Decision, P.O. Box 9343, Erie, PA 16505 or Christ the King Manor, Personal Care, 1100 W. Long Ave., DuBois, PA. Online condolences can be made to https://www.baronickfuneralhome.com/condolence
  5. On July 5, 2024 at the age of 97, Catherine M. Butkewich of Sykesville, PA, passed away surrounded by her four children and daughter-in-law. She was born August 11, 1926, to the late Mike Sackash Sr. and Anna (Bodner) Sackash in Hastings, PA and grew up in Kramer, PA. Her family and her faith were of utmost importance to her. She belonged to Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church for her whole life and was an active member of the Rosary Society. She came from a large family and took on the role of caregiver at the age of 17 when her mother had passed away and she had to care for her 8 younger siblings with the youngest being just three weeks old. She remained close with 11 brothers and sisters, through cookouts, playing cards, and making everyone's birthday special. She loved to start her days early, waking up by 4am most days to read her prayer book, pray the rosary, go for a walk and then start cooking and baking. She looked forward to cooking for her family every Sunday until a few months ago. Catherine would make a feast for her four children, 9 grandchildren and now her 4 great grandchildren. All of her meals were made from scratch and usually to the sounds of Big Moose's Polka Party. Catherine was a member of the Happy People Polka Club in DuBois and was an active participant in the Sykesville Run/Walk for Someone Special for 30 years. She was an amazing woman and showed her love in many ways but often through baking. She baked for the DuBois Area School District and retired in 1988. She really enjoyed baking pagach for 200 people at the annual Sackash family reunion, and was known the "Pagach Queen", making over 95 pagach each year. At Easter, she made sure that her extended family received Easter Paskas and was known for her pierogi and raisin filled cookies, often gifting homemade cookies at her doctor's appointments. Her love of cooking and caring for others will live on through the memories and recipes passed on to her children, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. To quote one of her favorite songs, "Ei Ei Ei O". On July 21, 1951, she married her husband of 51 years, Theodore "Leo" Butkewich. He preceded her in death on May 17, 2003. Catherine is survived by her four children (Robert Butkewich and his wife Pat of Sykesville, PA, Kathy "Kitty" Greiner and her husband Dana of DuBois, PA, Diane Reiter and her David of Sykesville, PA, and Lynn Gregory and her husband Russ of Luthersburg, PA), nine grandchildren (Therese (Corey) Bukousky, Brett Butkewich, Jesselyn (Dave) Garrisi, Dane Greiner, Amie Reiter, Leah (Adam) Wilson, Drew Reiter, and Hunter and Cate Gregory), four great grandchildren (Melia Bukousky, Dean and Leo Garrisi, and Vera Wilson), three sisters-in-law (Marlene Routzhan, and Penny and Wanda Sackash), and a brother-in-law (Keith Jones). She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Catherine was preceded in death by her siblings (Anna Foradori, Dorothy Rimer, Sophie Kennis, Mike Sackash, Verna Minns, George Sackash, Mary Gresock, Dolly Pindrock, Lillian Gilga, Henry "Sonny" Sackash, and Eugene "Butch" Sackash). Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2024 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc. A Parasatas will be prayed on Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. prior to the visitation. A Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 10 a.m. from Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church in Sykesville, PA with Fr. Vasyl Banyk as celebrant. Burial will follow in Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Cemetery. Memorials donations may be made to Run/Walk for Someone Special P.O. Box 236, Punxsutawney, PA 15767 and/or Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church, 104 Shaffer St., Sykesville, PA 15865. Online condolences can be made to https://www.baronickfuneralhome.com/condolence
  6. John E. Phillips, Age 90 of DuBois, PA died Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at his home Surrounded by his family. Born on November 2, 1933 in DuBois, PA, he was the son of the late John A. and Anne Kalinowski Phillips. On September 22, 1962, he married Janice L. Gifford Phillips. She preceded him in death on November 6, 2011. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the Korean War. John retired February 2, 1996 from the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier after over 30 years of service. He was a 1951 graduate of the DuBois Area High School. John was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church and loved spending the winter months in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He loved talking and visiting with his many friends and neighbors and was especially close with the Yebernetsky Family. John is survived by his daughter (Erin L. Phillips of West Columbia, SC), a nephew (David Slattery and his wife Julie), a niece (Debra Heberling), a great nephew(Ryan Heberling), and a great niece (Liberty Scott). He was preceded in death by his sister (Loretta Slattery), and two great nephews (David Slattery, Jr. and Douglas Heberling, Jr.). Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 7, 2024 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 8, 2024 at 10 a.m. from Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Parish at St. Michael the Archangel with Msgr. Richard Siefer as celebrant. Full military honors will be accorded by the members of the DuBois Area Honor Guard from the church. Burial will follow in St. Michael Cemetery In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be placed with St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, and/or the Make a Wish Foundation, 219 West Mahoning St., Punxsutawney, PA 15767. Online condolences can be made to https://www.baronickfuneralhome.com/condolence
  7. On June 30, 2024 the family of Carlee Laine Thomas, age 39 of DuBois, Pennsylvania (formally of Locust Grove, Georgia) said their final farewell at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio after a courageous battle with Colon Cancer. She faced the unrelenting disease with dignity, grit and grace. Carlee was born August 11,1984 in DuBois, Pennsylvania to Blaine and Linda (Foeks) Clark. Her parents survive and live in DuBois, PA. Shortly after her birth the family moved to Locust Grove, Georgia where she was raised with her two sisters. She met and married her husband Randall Thomas November 22, 2003. Together, they had three children whom she adored, Lainey Grace, Walker Clark and Bronson Boyd Thomas. She is a 2002 graduate of Henry County High School, McDonough, Georgia. She held various job positions most of which were related to serving others, none were as satisfying as the role of Mother. Carlee was devoted to her family and an active participant in all her children’s many interests and activities. She was their biggest advocate and cheerleader. She excelled in anything crafty or creative. Carlee was passionate about cooking, photography, crafting, scrapbooking, sewing, couponing, journaling, and reading. She was a nurturer with a love of growing her organic garden and taking in all unloved or handicapped animals. Carlee loved family traditions such as cookouts and holiday decorations and loved clothes and jewelry. Leopard print was her favorite! She had the faith of a mustard seed often sharing her faith over good food and conversation. She delighted in teaching Sunday School in her backyard with the neighborhood children, treating each of them as her own. In addition to her husband, parents, and children, she is survived by her sisters Kiley Smith, Newnan GA and Blaine Olivia Futch and her husband Alan of Aragon, GA. She was adoringly known as Aunt Moe by her nephews and nieces Wyatt, Tanner, Ember and Levicy. She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Darrell and Shirley Clark and her maternal grandparents Leland and Patricia Foeks. Carlee’s life was a living example of the Bible verse Proverbs 31:25 – “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future”. A visitation will be held on Sunday, July 7, 2024 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc. By Carlee’s request there will be a Celebration of Life Ceremony at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the DuBois Little League, P.O. Box 71, DuBois, PA 15801 and or the Gateway Humane Society, P.O. Box 678, Falls Creek, PA 15840. Online condolences can be made to https://www.baronickfuneralhome.com/condolence
  8. Samuel J. Sleigh, Age 93 of Brockway, PA died Monday, July 1, 2024 at Christ the King Manor. Born on May 10, 1931 in Philipsburg, PA, he was the son of the late Samuel and Bertha (Stone) Sleigh. On September 8, 1956, he married his wife of 68 years, Mary (Hutchinson) Sleigh. She survives. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the Korean War as an aircraft mechanic. Sam was a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, PE. He was the manager of the Brockway Glass Engineering Department for over 35 years. Sam was a member of the Brockway Presbyterian Church and a past member of Brockway Borough Council. He was a member of the Allegheny Mountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited and enjoyed fishing, fly tying, hunting, camping and gardening. Above all, he loved his time spent with his family. Sam is survived by a son (James Sleigh and his wife Kim of DuBois, PA), a daughter (Linda Fultz and her husband Dennis of Spring Mills, PA), and three grandsons (Sean, Thomas, and Justin Sleigh and his wife Rachel. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was preceded in death by his two sisters (Bertha Walker and Louise Millard), and three brothers (Marvin Stone, and Roy and Carl Sleigh). There will be no public visitation and a private family funeral service will be held with Msgr. Richard Siefer officiating. Burial will be in Philipsburg Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded by the members of the Philipsburg American Legion Post 437 Honor Guard. Memorial donations may be placed with the Allegheny Mountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited, P.O. Box 541, DuBois, PA 15801. The Baronick funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. On line condolences can be made to https://www.baronickfuneralhome.com/condolence
  9. Delcie Elizabeth (Peacock) Weakland, age 88 , formerly of Rosebud RD, Coalport, PA, died Saturday, June 29, 2024 at Arotin’s Hummingbird Estate Personal Care Home where she had been lovingly taken care of for the past seven years. Born on December 18, 1935 in Coalport, PA, she was the daughter of the late George Mitchell and Agnes Amanda (Keith) Peacock. On October 9, 1957 she married George A. Weakland at St. Basil the Great Roman Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on October 8, 2008. Delcie was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Basil the Great Parish. She was a member of the Ladies Homemakers Group of Coalport, and enjoyed her flower garden, baking, sewing and arts and crafts. With her wit and humor, Delcie was always the life of the party. She is survived by her four children; Brian G. Weakland of Coalport, PA, Diane M. Iraca (Tim) of Irvona, PA, Delcie E. McCartney (Mark) of Leesburg, VA, and Michael A. Weakland (Laura) of Glen Allen, VA, fifteen grandchildren; Brian F. Weakland (Missy), Daniel J. Weakland (Nikki), Michael A. Weakland, John A. Weakland (Tiffany), Amanda Iraca, Anthony G. Iraca (Molly), Nicholas J. Iraca, Alex M. Iraca, Marissa A. Iraca and companion (Jake Clark), Mark B. McCartney (Courtney), Andrew C. McCartney, Kristen E. McCartney, Jennifer L. Weakland, Caleb M. Weakland and Isaac M. Weakland, nine great grandchildren; Derek (Mary), Zoe, Bradly, Noah, Lance, Carter, Little John, Ellie and Maya, and three siblings; Kathryn Longe (Tom), James C. Peacock (Carolyn Arotin), and Gloria Thoman (Leon). Delcie was preceded in death by one grandson, Luke T. Iraca, and siblings; Shirley Hamilton, Naomi Jones, Agnes Georgene Peoples, Nina Fry, George R. Peacock and Mary Kruise. Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2024 from 8:30 – 9:30 AM at the Lloyd Dimmick Funeral Home in Irvona, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 AM at St. Basil the Great Parish with Father Zab Amar as celebrant. Burial will take place in St. Basil the Great Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Basil the Great Parish, 183 Locust Street, Coalport, PA 16627. Arrangements are under the direction of the Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc. Online condolences can be sent to https://www.baronickfuneralhome.com/condolence
  10. Vier Bradford Metcalf, 92, passed away January 1, 2024, in Bradenton, Fl. He was born October 12, 1931, in Ashtabula, OH, the son of the late William and Bonita Metcalf. On April 1, 1999, Vier married Joyce Klingensmith of DuBois. She survives. He joined the Army and was stationed in Hawaii for two years. Post Army, Vier was an insurance and realty agent for Martin Metcalf Insurance. After retiring, he had The Ice Cream Station. He enjoyed boating, flying and hunting in Pennsylvania. After moving to Florida, he was involved in golf, shuffleboard and playing cards. Vier was a member of The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, FL. Vier is survived by his son (William Clayton, Ashtabula, OH), his daughter (Mary Ann, Grovetown, GA), and sisters (Nancy (Gerald) Rader, Findlay, OH, and Janice (Jon dec.) deRidder, Geneva, OH) and several nieces and nephews. There will be no public visitation. Services will be held on Friday, July 5, 2024 at 12PM at the Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc. with Pastor Brett Dinger officiating. A private burial will be in Beechwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, and/or The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1971 Haverford Ave., Sun City Center, Fl. 33573, and/or a charity of the donor's choice.
  11. Patricia L. “Pat” Deitch, age 81 of DuBois, PA died Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at her home surrounded by family. Born on January 5, 1943 in DuBois, PA, she was the daughter of the late Robert M. and Eva L. (Naugle) White. On June 11, 1960 she married her husband of 64 years, Robert E. Deitch. He survives. After staying at home and raising her children, Pat had worked as a secretary at First Baptist Academy. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church where she was very active in church affairs. Pat was a volunteer secretary to Pastor Kevin Orndorff and was involved in Griefshare and visiting those in the church who could no longer attend activities. She enjoyed crafting and making cards. Along with her husband, Pat is survived by her children (Victoria “Vicki” Metzger and her husband Chris of Troutville, PA, D. Charles “Chuck” Deitch and his wife Linda of Luthersburg, PA, and Kimberly “Kim” Manly and her husband John of Easley, SC, nine grandchildren (Jessica, Garrett, Matthew, Kari, Hannah, Emily, Grace, Miranda and Ian), and seven great grandchildren (Ryenn, Ethan, Catherin, Allison, Kolbi, Paisley and Carolyn), and two sisters in law (Georgia White and Barb White). She was preceded in death by three brothers (Robert “Bobby” White, James “Jimmy” White and Daniel “Danny” White. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 28, 2024 from 4 – 7 PM at the Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc., and Saturday, June 29, 2024 from 10 – 10:45 AM at Temple Baptist Church. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, at 11 AM from Temple Baptist Church with Pastor Kevin Orndorff officiating. Burial will take place in Salem Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Temple Baptist Church, 590 Lincoln Drive, DuBois, PA 15801. Online condolences can be sent to https://www.baronickfuneralhome.com/condolence
  12. Michael J. Myrter, age 49 of Anchorage, AK, formerly of DuBois, PA, died Wednesday, June 5, 2024. Born on April 30, 1975 in DuBois, PA, he was the son of John D. and Loretta (Gearhart) Myrter, Sr. They survive and live in DuBois. Michael was a talented musician. He attended the Governor’s School for Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music. He received a degree in computer science from Boston University and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Alaska University of Fairbanks. Michael is survived by his three children (Noah, Murphy and Beckett Wilson), one brother (Jeff Myrter of Seattle, WA), one sister (Kathy Dressler and her husband Mark and their daughter Zoe, of Pittsburgh, PA). He was preceded in death by one brother John D. Myrter, Jr. All services are private. Burial was in St. Catherine Cemetery. The Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be sent to https://www.baronickfuneralhome.com/condolence
  13. Judith E. Billock, Age 63 , of DuBois, PA died Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at her home. Born on June 25, 1960 in DuBois, PA she was the daughter of the late William "Bill" and Louise "Toots" (Noker) Delia. She was a graduate of DuBois Central Catholic High School. Judy worked at Eat n Park where she prepared and tended to the soup and salad bar. She worked hard and loved her co workers and interaction with the customers. She enjoyed planting flowers and working outdoors. Judy also loved baking, wolves and watching animal videos, red roses, making crafts, and especially music, a passion passed on to her by her older brother Ronnie. She is survived by her children (Annjeanette St. Clair and her husband Joel, and Brandon Billock, both of Brockport, PA), a brother (Richard Delia and his wife Brenda of Brockway), two nephews (Rick Delia and his wife Casie and Robert "Muggs" Delia), a niece (Dawna Ceriani and her husband Tom), and numerous great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother (Ronnie Delia). Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2024 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the funeral home with Pastor Terry Felt officiating. Burial will follow in Morningside Cemetery. Memorials may be placed with the Gateway Humane Society, P.O Box 678, Falls Creek, PA 15840. Online condolences can be made to https://www.baronickfuneralhome.com/condolence
  14. Jack E. Boydte, age 76 of DuBois, PA died Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at his home. Born on June 8, 1948 in Belleville, IL, he as the son of the late Willard Boydte and Kathleen (Bann) Boydte Tribout. On September 27, 1975 he married his wife of 49 years, Sherry F. (Frei) Boydte. She survives. Jack was a veteran of the United States Navy having served during the Vietnam Era. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management from Palm Beach Atlantic University. He retired as the owner/ operator of the Boydte Insurance Agency in Jupiter, FL after 37 years of service. Jack was Catholic by faith. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America for 20 years. He enjoyed hiking, camping, loved outdoor cooking and was a reenactor. Jack was also a NASCAR fan and attended the Daytona 500 each of the last 30 years. Along with his wife, Jack is survived by one son (Matthew Boydte and his wife Kim of Pasedena, MD), one granddaughter (Mary Catherine "Molly" Boydte), three brothers (Willard, Steve and Rick Boydte), one step brother (Virgil A. Tribout, Jr. and his wife Adele of Old Fort, TN) and three sisters (Jackie Overbey, Ginny Boydte and April Lentz). He was preceded in death by one sister (Jane). There will be no public visitation, and services will be private. A Celebration of Life will be announced in the future. Memorial donations may be made to Boy Scouts of America- Bucktail Council, 209 1st Street, DuBois, PA 15801. The Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be sent to https://www.baronickfuneralhome.com/condolence
  15. Clarence G. "Tootie" Edinger, Jr., age 91 of DuBois, PA died Sunday, June 9, 2024 at his home. Born on October 17, 1932 in Falls Creek, PA, he was the son of the late Clarence G. and Margaret (Senior) Edinger, Sr. On August 20, 1950 he married his wife of almost 74 years, Mildred L. (Bochert) Edinger. She survives. Tootie retired from the City of DuBois Street Department after many years of service. He attended Treasure Lake Church. Tootie had been a member of the J.E. DuBois Hose Company #3. He enjoyed hunting, going to the races every weekend with his son, and feeding the birds. Along with his wife, Tootie is survived by his three children (Andrew G. Edinger of Sykesville, PA, Cindy Clemons and her husband Randy of Evansville, IN and Pamela Mason and her husband Edward of DuBois, PA), two grandchildren (Andy Edinger and Anthony Mason), one great grandchild (Addison Edinger), and three sisters (Marian Snedden and Susan Clinger and her husband Parker, both of Falls Creek, PA, and Joan Gilbert of DuBois, PA). Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2024 from 12 PM - 2 PM at the Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc. A funeral service will follow at 2 PM from the funeral home with Pastor Dick Whitaker officiating. Burial will take place in Salem Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Treasure Lake Church, 226 Treasure Lake, DuBois, PA 15801. Online condolences can be sent to https://www.baronickfuneralhome.com/condolence
  16. Marion Leroy Estes, Jr., Age 69 of DuBois, PA died Thursday, June 6, 2024 at Specialty Select Hospital in Johnstown, PA. Born on March 31, 1955 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, he was the son of Marion L. and Doris (Davis) Estes, Sr. his father preceded him in death, his mother survives and lives in Allentown, PA. On August 29, 2009, he married his best friend, Nowanda (McGee) Estes. She survives. Leroy loved music, playing his guitar, and cheesecake. He is survived by his step children, (Jahad Morgan of Virginia, Rickey McGee of Georgia, and Melvina Middleton of DuBois, PA), five step grandchildren (Danasha, Tiara, Aaliyah, Gabriella, and Anthony Middleton, III), three brothers (Gary, Carl, and Roland Estes), and a sister (Dora Underwood). He was preceded in death by his brother (Rodney Estes). Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2024 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc. Funeral services will be private. On line condolences can be made to https://www.baronickfuneralhome.com/condolence
  17. Bruce W. Harvey, Age 64 of Falls Creek, PA died Thursday, June 6, 2024 at his home. Born on February 5, 1960 in Sykesville, PA, he was the son of the late William and Barbara (Smyers) Harvey. On June 21, 1991 he married his wife of 33 years, Kathleen Johnston Harvey. She survives. While attending Jeff Tech, Bruce began working part time at Symco in Sykesville. After graduation, he became a full -time employee and retired from Symco after an over 35-year career as a machinist. Bruce loved the outdoors, camping, and his dogs. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Heidi Harvey of DuBois, PA, and her family, Glenn Deasey, Sarah Hammer, and Eric Boring. He was preceded in death by his brother Keith Harvey. There will be no public visitation. A funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations can be made to the Gateway Humane Society, P.O. Box 678, Falls Creek, PA 15840. The Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. On line condolences can be made to https://www.baronickfuneralhome.com/condolence
  18. Robert M. Gressler, age 85 of DuBois, PA died Sunday, June 2, 2024 at the DuBois Nursing Home. Born on July 21, 1938 in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the son of the late Robert S. and Anna T. (Monkiewicz) Gressler. On June 18, 1960 he married Helen Jean (Tharp) Gressler. She preceded him in death on June 2, 2011. Bob was a graduate of Duquesne University, then went on to serve in the United States Air Force. After serving in the Air Force, he became an agent for the Internal Revenue Service for 30 years until his retirement. He was a member of St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church in Falls Creek. Bob enjoyed fishing, especially on trips to Northern Ontario, Canada with his wife, was an avid guitar player, enjoyed music, and was a fan of all Pittsburgh sports teams. Bob is survived by his three sons (Robert J. Gressler and his wife Tammy and James E. Gressler, both of DuBois, PA and Steven P. Gressler and his wife Laurie of Erie, PA), six grandchildren (Michael, Kasey, Vincent, Bradley, Benjamin and Jacob), and four great grandchildren (Ava, Addison, Wesley and Charlotte). He was preceded in death by two brothers (Ronald and Matthew). Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2024 from 5 - 8 PM at the Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 7, 2024 at 10 AM from Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Parish at St. Bernard with Father Edward Walk as celebrant. Burial will take place in Morningside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Gateway Humane Society, PO Box 678, Falls Creek, PA 15840. Online condolences can be sent to https://www.baronickfuneralhome.com/condolence
  19. Peter Waddell, age 89 of DuBois, PA died Friday, May 31, 2024 at his home. Born on November 3, 1934 in Breslau, Germany, he was the son of the late Harry and Hildagard ( Peisker) Waddell. Peter was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served during the Korean War. He married Carole (Howton) Waddell. She preceded him in death. Peter retired from Sierra Pacific Power Company in Reno, NV after over 30 years of service. He was a man of God with a strong devotion to his family. Peter is survived by his two children (Brad Waddell and his wife Christine of DuBois, PA, and Debby McCraw of Littleton, CO), a step brother Harry "Butch" Waddell of St. Louis, MO, four grandchildren (Megan, Joshua, Heather, and Kelly, and three great grandchildren (Raven, Serenity and Oliver). He was preceded in death by one sister (Hilga). There will be no public visitation or funeral service. Burial will take place in Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Denver, CO. The Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be sent to https://www.baronickfuneralhome.com/condolence https://www.baronickfuneralhome.com/condolence
  20. Barbara A. Pasi, age 81 of Falls Creek, PA died Thursday, May 30, 2024 at her home. Born on November 26, 1942 in Ridgway, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Clarabelle (Bassetti) Pasi. Barbara had worked as the Dietary Manager at Highlandview Healthcare in Brockway, Ridgeview in Curwensville, and Brookside in Brookville. She was also the former owner of Pasi Inn in Crenshaw. She was a member of the Sandy Club and enjoyed camping. Barbara is survived by her children (Christine Powers and her husband Earl of DuBois, Robin Grecco and her husband Bruce of Brockway, Jaci Smith and her husband Todd of Falls Creek, John Pyne and his wife Karrie of DuBois, and Eric Pyne of Falls Creek, seventeen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. There will be no public visitation or service. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. The Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be sent to https://www.baronickfuneralhome.com/condolence
  21. Helen L. Reynolds, age 95, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on May 31, 2024. She passed away peacefully at her home in Sykesville surrounded by family. She was born on October 22, 1928 in Soldier, PA, daughter of Enoch and Cora (Fye) Yohe. A graduate of Sykesville High School. In 1947, she married Paul (Ted) Reynolds who preceded her in death in 1987. She worked 29+ years as a nurses-aide at Maple Avenue and DuBois Hospitals. She faithfully attended Punxsy Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Church. Helen loved being surrounded by her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be remembered for her kindness, generosity, and ability to put other’s needs before her own. She is survived by four children. Son, Bob (Jo Ann) Reynolds, Alliance, OH; three daughters, Judy (Jim) Kramer, Sykesville; Shirley (Rev. Michael) Ryan, Jamestown, TN; and Elaine (Sonny) Smith, Mercer, PA, five grandchildren: Amy Hall, Jodi (John) Coots, Jeffrey (Tara) Kramer, Wesley (Laura) Smith, Chad (Kadie) Smith, and nine great grandchildren: McKenna, Lily, Spencer, Max, Caleb, Austin, Alana, Sierra, and Brooklyn. She is survived by two brothers: Raymond and Russell Yohe, both of Reynoldsville, and a sister Irma (Don) Swab of Erie. She was preceded in death by brothers: Robert and infant Irvin, three sisters: Ruth Yohe, Betty Henneman and Doris Zellers, and daughter-in-law Patti Reynolds. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 from 11 AM – I PM at the Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc., followed by a funeral service at 1 PM from the funeral home with Reverend Paul Houseworth officiating. Although flowers are appreciated, Helen requested that memorials be sent to Missions Ministry, Punxsy Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Church, 113 Lincoln Way, Punxsutawney, PA 15767. Online condolences can be sent to https://www.baronickfuneralhome.com/condolence
  22. Janice M. Fleming, Age 72 of DuBois, PA died Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at Penn Highlands DuBois Hospital. Born on September 7, 1951 in DuBois, PA, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Lelia (Miller) Okonski. Janice was married to Thomas Fleming. He preceded her in death. Janice attended the Pennsylvania State University. She lived most of her adult life in California before returning to her hometown of DuBois. Janice was a kind and creative soul. She is survived by four siblings ( Judy Catherman & her husband Richard, and Jon Ed Okonski, both of Bellefonte, PA, Patti Alvetro and her husband Randy of DuBois, PA, and Justin Okonski and his wife Janet of Pittsburgh, PA), a nephew (Henry Okonski), and two step sons (Nicholas and Jamian Fleming). Janice was preceded in death by her brother (Don Okonski) and her sister (Joan Kilmer) There will be no public visitation. A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 10, 2024 at 11 a.m. from the Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc. with Msgr. Richard Siefer officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery. Online condolences can be made to https://www.baronickfuneralhome.com/condolence
  23. Linda L. Miceli, age 82 of DuBois, PA, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 27 2024 at the home of her son in Erie, PA. Linda led a life filled with love, service, and dedication to her family and community. Born on February 25, 1942 in Greenville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Amos and Helen (Ross) Sheen. A lifelong nurse, Linda dedicated her career to caring for others, retiring from Christ the King Manor in 2021 after many years of compassionate service. Her commitment to her profession and the well-being of her patients and nurse’s aide students was truly remarkable. Linda was a devoted member of Holy Spirit Parish (Saint Catherine Church), where she served as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, sharing her faith and kindness with her church family. Her spirituality and service were central to her life, and she found great joy in her church community. In addition to her nursing career and church activities, Linda enjoyed playing mahjong with friends and staying active through various part-time jobs. She worked as a school nurse at DuBois Central Catholic and as a security guard at Treasure Lake, always finding ways to contribute and stay engaged. Linda's warmth, generosity, and dedication will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She leaves behind a legacy of love and service that will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to be part of her life. Linda was first married to Bobby Roy Eary, with whom she had three children who survive: Laune Eary, Lisa McCarty, and Delores Miceli. Later, she found love again with Samuel Miceli, and together they had one son, Fr. Ross R. Miceli. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sons, Gene, Bob, and Kelly Eary. Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2024 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 3, 2024 at 10 a.m. from Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Parish at St. Catherine of Siena with Linda’s son, Fr. Ross R. Miceli as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Catherine Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Roman Catholic Church, 2801 W. 6th St., Erie, PA 16505. On line condolences can be made to https://www.baronickfuneralhome.com/condolence Rest in peace, Linda. Your light will continue to shine in our hearts forever.
  24. Robert W. Hand Jr., age 71, of DuBois, PA, died on Saturday, May 25, in Greensburg, PA, surrounded by his loved ones. Born August 14, 1952, in DuBois, he was the son of the late Robert W. and Lily M. (Shaddock) Hand Sr. Bob retired as an over-the-road truck driver. He was a life member of the Volunteer Hose Co. #1 and a past member of the Teamsters Local #30. Bob is survived by his daughter, Bobbie Sue Hand Cole and her husband, Michael Cole, of Jeannette, PA, and his sister, Coleen K. Moses of Palmetto, GA. Bob was a devoted father and a friend to many. He was known by many nicknames such as "Tiny" and "Big Bill." His favorite nickname by far though was "Daddy," given to him by his daughter. He loved nature and animals. He enjoyed hunting and riding motorcycles with friends. There will be no public visitation. A celebration of life will be held on July 27, 2024 at Volunteer Hose Co. #1. The time will be announced at a later date. Memorials may be made to Volunteer Hose Co. #1 P.O. Box 55, DuBois, PA 15801. The Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be made at https://www.baronickfuneralhome.com/condolence
  25. Linda S. Hoffman, age 74 of Brockway, PA died Monday, May 27, 2024 at Penn Highlands DuBois Hospital. Born on April 21, 1950 in Kittanning, PA, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Virginia (Lang) Cox. On February 14, 1991 she married her husband of 33 years, James D. Hoffman. He survives. Linda retired from O’Bryon Eye Associates after many years of service. She was a longtime member of Tri County Church where she most enjoyed spending time with her small group. Linda loved gardening, mowing grass and loved all dogs, especially hers. She also enjoyed painting and sewing. Above all, Linda was a people person that loved spending time with her family and friends. Along with her husband, Linda is also survived by one daughter (Tina Martin and her husband Brian of DuBois, PA) one granddaughter (Brittany Stanton and her husband T.J. of DuBois, PA), her collie “Lucky”, and two brothers (Richard Cox and his wife Kathy of Butler, PA and Samuel Cox, Jr. and his wife Das of AZ). Visitation will be held on Friday, May 31, 2024 from 3 – 5 PM at the Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc. A funeral service will follow at 5 PM from the funeral home with Pastor Chris Trethewey officiating. Burial will take place in Temple Cemetery. In honor of Linda’s love for dogs, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in her memory be made to Gateway Humane Society, PO Box 678, Falls Creek, PA 15840. Online condolences can be sent to https://www.baronickfuneralhome.com/condolence
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