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DONALD CLINTON ROBINSON
Donald Clinton Robinson, 87, of State College, formerly of Sabinsville, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997, at Centre Community Hospital.
He was born Aug. 22, 1910, in Newell, Iowa, a son of the late Clinton Jay and Johanna Rothe Robinson. On Nov. 3, 1934, he married Mildred Vernette Rexford, who died Dec. 20, 1994.
He received a bachelor's degree in 1931 and a master's degree in 1933, both in electrical engineering from Syracuse University.
He had been an instructor, administrator and department head of electrical engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y., from 1961 until his retirement in 1973. Previously he had been department head of electrical engineering at West Virginia Institute of Technology from 1959 to 1961 and a purchasing agent with Sealright Corp. in Fulton, N.Y., from 1934 to 1959.
He was a member of Westfield United Methodist Church in West-field.
He was a board director with the Northern Tier Children's Home in Harrison Valley.
He is survived by a daughter, Marion Susan Jacobsen of Waynesboro, N.C.; two sons, James William of State College and David Walter of Bethesda, Md.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Westfield United Methodist Church, Westfield.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. Francis Montgomery officiating. Burial will be in Sabinsville Cemetery, Sabinsville.
Arrangements are under the direction of Koch Funeral Home, State College.
Memorial contributions may be made to Northern Tier Children's Home, P.O. Box 94, Harrison Valley, Pa. 16927; or to Westfield United Methodist Church Memorial Fund in care of Rev. Francis Montgomery, 158 Church St., Westfield, Pa. 16950.

WILLIAM R. DOWNING
William R. Downing, 68, of Bellefonte died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.
He was born Oct. 16, 1929, in Williamsport, a son of Carolyn Downing Hunt of Bellefonte. On Nov. 16, 1953, in Frankfurt, Germany, he married Renate Schmitz, who survives at home.
He was a 1947 graduate of Bellefonte High School.
He was an Army veteran, having served as a corporal during the Korean War. On May 13, 1984, he retired with the rank of master sergeant from the Pennsylvania Air National Guard in State College, after nearly 27 years.
He was a retired postal clerk for the State College Post Office.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Bellefonte.
He was a life member and past commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1600, a life member and past commander of American Legion Post 33, a life member of Logan Fire Company, a charter member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 4320 and a former member of the Jaycees, all in Bellefonte.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two daughters, Lorie A. Moffat of Philadelphia and Marit L. Zimmerman of Pleasant Gap; a sister, Marsha Bierley of Spring Mills; a brother, Charles L. Hunt Jr. of Eagles Mere; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. today at the funeral home, with the Rev. James F. Fox officiating.
Burial will be in Centre County Memorial Park, College Township. Military graveside services will be conducted.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church Elevator Fund, 138 W. Howard St., Bellefonte, Pa. 16823.

BEATRICE E. BAUER
Beatrice E. Bauer, 80, of Defiance, Ohio, formerly of Bellefonte and Colorado Springs, Colo., died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at Defiance Hospital Inc.
She was born April 20, 1917, in Pleasant Gap, a daughter of the late Henry and Martha Henry Hoy. She married Melvin Scott, who died in 1937, and later married Vincent Bauer, who died in 1978.
She was an investigator for Shepard-Citation of Colorado Springs, Colo.
She was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Defiance.
She is survived by two daughters, Phyllis Hoch of Defiance and Janet Scott of Nauvoo, Ill.; three brothers, Eugene Hoy of Bellefonte, Budd Hoy of State College and Howard Hoy of Lock Haven; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be private at Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home, 529 Jefferson Ave., Defiance, Ohio, with Deacon Don Meyer officiating.
Burial will be in Pleasant Gap Lutheran Cemetery, Spring Township. Arrangements are under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Home, 206 N. Spring St., Bellefonte.

MARY ROSE BEST
Mary Rose Best, 91, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at Scottsdale Memorial Hospital.
She was born Jan. 29, 1907, in Bellefonte, a daughter of the late Callistus M. and Rose G. Fox Parrish. She married Donald C. Best, who survives at home.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Scottsdale.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Betty Lane of Arizona. 
There will be no public visitation.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at St. John Evangelist Catholic Church, 134 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte, with the Rev. D. Timothy Grimme officiating.
Burial will be in St. John's Catholic Church Cemetery, Bellefonte.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Home, 206 N. Spring St., Bellefonte.

DENNIS J. CATHERMAN
Dennis J. Catherman, 33, of Lamar died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, at Lock Haven Hospital.
He was born Oct. 23, 1964, in Bellefonte, a son of Lott F. and Betty Hendershot Catherman of Pottersdale. He married Crystal Gardner, who survives at home.
He attended Bald Eagle Nittany High School.
He had been a truck driver for Powers Trucking of Lock Haven, Eby Paving of Bellefonte and Nichlas Packing of Loganton.
He attended Brethren Church of Christ in Mill Hall.
He was a member of Mosquito Creek Sportsman's Club in Frenchville, American Legion in Lock Haven and Castanea Fire Hall.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by a daughter, Jamie Lynn Guerio of Farrensville; two sons, Dennis J. Jr. and Curtis M., both at home; five sisters, Connie Shimp, Bonnie Neff and Vicki Swortwood, all of Mill Hall, Sally Boone of Howard, and Jo-Anne Stiner of Pottersdale; and four brothers, Robert of Milesburg, Ben of Howard, and Claude and Scott, both of rural Mill Hall.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at W. Robert Neff Funeral Home, 837 Main St., Howard.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. John L. Bundy officiating.
Burial will be in Advent Cemetery, Boggs Township.

MAXINE E. GETTIG
Maxine E. Gettig, 80, of Bellefonte died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at Centre Community Hospital.
She was born May 31, 1917, in Curtin Township, a daughter of the late John and Julia Bitner Leathers. She married Raymond S. Rider, who died July 23, 1952. In 1955, she married Lee Eugene Gettig, who died Aug. 4, 1994.
She attended Bellefonte High School.
She worked in the housekeeping department at Penn State, then as a nurse's aide at Centre Crest nursing home in Bellefonte, retiring in 1983.
She was a member of Buffalo Run United Methodist Church in Bellefonte.
She enjoyed reading and poetry.
She is survived by two daughters, Shirley Gates of Pleasant Gap and E. Jo Klein of Beaver Crossing, Neb.; two sons, Jack Rider of Manchester and E. Randy Gettig of Bellefonte; three sisters, Eva Dawson and Martha Confer, both of Bellefonte, and Blanche Rittmiller of Saugerties, N.Y.; two brothers, Max and John Leathers, both of Bellefonte; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Wetzler Funeral Home, 206 N. Spring St., Bellefonte.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dr. Richard F. Heinrich officiating.
Burial will be in Meyer Cemetery, Benner Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to Buffalo Run United Methodist Church, 1438 Buffalo Run Road, Bellefonte, Pa. 16823.

SALLY J. SKEATH
Sally J. Skeath, 61, of Barnesville, Schuylkill County, sister of R. Thomas Berner of State College, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998, at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia.
She was born Feb. 23, 1936, in Tamaqua, a daughter of Ralph E. Berner of Galeton and Ethel Williams Berner of Tamaqua and Albuquerque, N.M. She married Daniel F. Skeath Jr., who survives at home.
In addition to her husband, parents and brother, she is survived by three sons, Craig of Cleona, Kevin of Valdosta, Ga., and Mark of Pittsburgh; two sisters, Judith Berner of Albuquerque, N.M., and Ethlyn Berner of Reading; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Sunday at Christ Funeral Home, Hometown.

WILBUR E. REDINGER
Wilbur E. Redinger, 85, of Grassflat died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at Mountain Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Clearfield.
He was born May 12, 1912, in Grassflat, a son of the late John and Mary Veihdeffer Redinger. On Feb. 18, 1940, in Tallman, N.Y., he married Emily Wynn, who survives at home.
He was a 1931 graduate of the former Cooper Township High School.
He was an Army veteran, having served in China in 1931 and during World War II, where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
He was a transportation manager for Peters Brothers Rubber Co. in Brooklyn, N.Y., retiring in 1969.
He was a member of Winburne Presbyterian Church in Winburne.
He was a member of Consolidated Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons No. 31 in New York.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Robert W. of Winchendon, Mass., and Gary W. of Hampstead, N.C.; three sisters, Ellerie Melnick of Windmill Village, Fla., Annabel Spangler of Port Richey, Fla., and Mabel Zanella of York; and five grandchildren. A daughter, Lorraine Redinger, preceded him in death.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and on Thursday until the time of the service at Johnson Funeral Home, Grassflat. Masonic memorial services will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Kathleen Myers officiating. Military honors will be accorded at the funeral home by members of the Philipsburg Honor Guard.
Burial will be in Kylertown Presbyterian Cemetery, Kylertown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Winburne Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 397, Winburne, Pa. 16879.

DENNIS LEE ROBINSON Sr.
Dennis Lee Robinson Sr., 44, of Austin, Texas, formerly of Bellefonte, died Friday, Feb. 6, 1998, at Washoe Medical Center in Reno, Nev. 
He was born March 10, 1953, in Bellefonte, a son of David E. and Nancy J. Martin Robinson of Howard. 
He was a 1971 graduate of Bald Eagle Area High School. 
He was a veteran.
He worked in insurance sales and was a Protestant.
He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1600 in Bellefonte.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Brittaney Robinson of Akron, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Lancie Brackin of Austin, Texas; two sons, Dennis Lee Jr. and Dalton, both of Belmont, Ohio; a brother, David A. of Howard; maternal grandmother, Mae Taylor of Bellefonte; paternal grandmother, Jeanette Robinson of Rebersburg; a companion, Mary Ann Gustafson of Austin, Texas; and his former wife, Coletta Tittle, of Akron, Ohio.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Wetzler Funeral Home, 206 N. Spring St., Bellefonte.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Karen W. Atanasoff officiating. 
Burial will be in Schenck's Cemetery, Howard Township. 

CLARA BELLE SWARTZ SWINEHART
Clara Belle Swinehart Swartz, 82, of Lock Haven Extended Care Facility, formerly of Blanchard, died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at Lock Haven Hospital.
She was born Sept. 12, 1915, in Williamsport, a daughter of the late William H. and Mary Forney Swinehart. On Aug. 19, 1934, she married Guy Lincoln Swartz, who died Aug. 3, 1992.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Blanchard Church of Christ.
She is survived by a daughter, Nancy L. Martin of Beech Creek; a son, Richard of New Jersey; two sisters, Mabel Bottorf of South Williamsport and Florence Hammond of Williamsport; three brothers, Charles "Bud" Swinehart of South Williamsport, Earl Swinehart of Hazelton and Robert Swinehart of Williamsport; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday at W. Robert Neff Funeral Home, 837 Main St., Howard.
The funeral will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Russel J. Moldovan officiating.
Burial will be in Church of Christ Cemetery, Blanchard.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Pennsylvania Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2209 Forest Hills Drive, Suite 1819, Harrisburg, Pa. 17112.

T. ALLEN 'BANJO' GARDNER
T. Allen "Banjo" Gardner, 71, of Duncansville died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at Altoona Hospital.
He was born Dec. 23, 1926, in Osceola Mills, a son of Alice Thomas Gill of Osceola Mills and the late Thurman Gardner. He married Audrey Leonard, who survives at home.
He was a 1944 graduate of Osceola Mills High School.
He was a Navy veteran, having served during World War II.
He was a retired foreman on power lines.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting and sports.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two daughters, Mary Kaye Kunkle of New Holland and Robin Kirk of Dillsburg; four sons, Robert of Hollidaysburg, Charles of West Decatur, Todd of Baltimore and Randy of Etters; a sister, Dorothy Malinich of Osceola Mills; a brother, Dr. Lewis M. Gill of Telford; and nine grandchildren. A son, Scott, preceded him in death.
There will be no visitation.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Juniata Valley Gospel Church, Hollidaysburg.

Robert L. Brown, Sr.
Robert L. Brown Sr., 68, of Bellefonte, died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at home.
Born July 24, 1932, in Sunbury, he was a son of the late Robert E. and Alma Wert Brown.
On Aug. 31, 1951, he married Barbara G. Grugan, who survives at home.
He was a 1950 graduate of Sunbury High School.
In 1976, he was an organizer of the country's bicentennial in Bellefonte and in 1993, was chairman of the Milesburg bicentennial.
He enjoyed photography, books about World War II, collecting stamps and gardening. 
He also investigated and followed many eagle sightings in the eastern United States.
He was a Protestant. 
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Karen S. Flagg of Great Falls, Va.; three sons, James R. in Sierra Vista, Ariz., Robert L. Jr. and Adam D., both of Bellefonte; two sisters, Kathleen Reed of Harrisburg and Molly Legg of Moscow, Pa.; a brother, David of Butler; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Philip L., who died April 10, 2001. 
Visitation will be from 10 to 
11 a.m. Tuesday at Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, Milesburg.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. David A. Walker officiating.
Burial will be in Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 205 E. Beaver Ave., State College, PA 16801.

William A. Webb Jr.
William A. Webb Jr., 74, of State College died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.
Arrangements are under the direction of Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College and will be announced when completed. 

Miriam Rhodes
Rhodes -- Miriam Rhodes, 94, died Tuesday Nov. 26, 2002 at Centre Crest Nursing Home in Bellefonte. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wetzler Funeral Home, 206 N. Spring St., Bellefonte.

Harry L. Zimmerman
Zimmerman -- Harry L. Zimmerman, 72, formerly of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002 at the home of his daughter, Sandy Zimmerman of Bellefonte. Arrangements are under the direction of Santos Funeral Home in Cuyahoga Falls and will be announced when completed.

Janette P. Pedrazzani
Pedrazzani -- Janette P. Pedrazzani, 93, formerly of Osceola Mills and Philipsburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at Presbyterian Home of the Moshannon Valley. Friends received Mon., Dec. 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Heath Funeral Home, 701 Lingle St., Osceola Mills; Christian Vigil Service 7 p.m., followed by the rosary at 7:15 p.m. Monday; Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Tues., Dec. 3, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Osceola Mills; burial follows in the church cemetery.

Marie S. Jovanelly Bloomquist
Bloomquist -- Marie S. Jovanelly Bloomquist, 85, of Mount Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Clearfield, and formerly of Hawk Run, died at the facility on Tuesday Nov. 26, 2002; public Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, Nov. 29 , at 10 a.m. in St. Anges Roman Catholic Church, Morrisdale, with Father Gregory A. Kirsch as celebrant; interment, to follow in the church cemetery; memorials to the St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church Building Fund, 22 St. Agnes Drive; arrangements are under the direction of Strange & Weaver Funeral Service, 171 Deer Creek Road, Morrisdale.

Theodore "Teo" Jon McCormick
McCormick -- Theodore "Teo" Jon McCormick, 34, of Costa Mesa, Calif., died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002. Memorials to the Children's Make-A-Wish Foundation, 2500 7th Ave., Altoona, PA 16602.

Fannie E. Zook
Zook -- Fannie E. Zook, 81, of 3006 W. Valley Road, Loganton, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002. Family will receive friends at home from the time of notice until after service; funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. the residence Friday, Nov. 29; burial in Esh Amish Cemetery, Loganton.

Everett C. Shuman
Everett C. Shuman, 99, a resident of University Park Nursing Center in State College, died Friday, May 31, 2002, at the nursing center.
Born Nov. 3, 1902, in Milwaukee, he was a son of the late E.W. and Clare Kaross Shuman. He married Helen Moyer, who died July 8, 1982.
He was a pioneer researcher in energy conservation and is considered to be the father of the R-value, which is an accurate indication of the insulating effectiveness of all types of insulating materials and has been universally used since 1970.
In 1924, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin with honors in civil engineering. While teaching mechanics, he earned a master's degree in civil engineering in 1926.
In 1926, he joined the research laboratory of the Portland Cement Association in Chicago as an engineer for developmental research on concrete mixers. 
He also installed a research laboratory for Penn-Dixie Cement Corp. in Tennessee and started a pilot plant in Chicago for the manufacture of industrial water treatment equipment.
In 1938, he was appointed head of the department of civil engineering at Lewis Institute.
During World War II, he was a research engineer for the War Department, Corps of Engineers, North Atlantic Division, Central Concrete Laboratory at West Point and Mount Vernon, N.Y., with field assignments at Eastport, Maine.
He received a Letter of Commendation from the Military Academy and a Meritorious Civilian Service Award from the War Department.
For the next 14 years, he was employed by Owens-Illinois Glass Co. in Toledo, Ohio, as supervisor for research and development, then as plant manager at Berlin, N.J., and director of research and engineering in New York.
He was named associate professor of engineering in the Institute for Building Research, college of engineering, Penn State, in 1961 on the staff of the architectural engineering department and the graduate school until his retirement in 1968.
He demonstrated by a time-lapse movie that the cause of ridges and blisters in conventional flat felt roofings was due to moisture, not temperature, which had been presumed for many years. He also developed standard fire tests for materials and constructions.
He was the author of numerous technical papers on roofing and concrete, held several patents and received many awards. He traveled extensively to professional meetings, achieving nearly two million miles of air travel. 
His first flight occurred in 1905 when, at age 3, he was strapped to his father who was a wing passenger on an aircraft flown by Orville Wright.
Since 1926, he was an active member of the American Society for Testing and Materials. He was chairman of the Testing Building Construction Committee, vice-chairman of the Sandwich Constructions Committee, the first chairman of the Standing Committee on Publications, chairman of the first ad hoc committee for the ASTM Metric Practice Guide and chairman of the Construction Standards Board of the USA Standards Institute.
He received the ASTM Award of Merit in 1964 and was elected to honorary membership in 1969.
He was also a member of First Church of Christ, Scientist, in State College, the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Building Research Advisory Board Associates, American Concrete Institute, Western Society of Engineers, Society of Rheology, Society for Experimental Stress Analysis, American Society for Quality Control, National Association of Professional Engineers and Tau Beta Pi.
A historical marker honoring his contributions is located at the intersection of West College Avenue and Burrowes Road in State College.
He is survived by a cousin, Mildred S. Hennessy of Chicago and close friends Lee and Diane Hockenberry of State College.
Burial will be in the family plot at Valhalla Memorial Park in Milwaukee.
Koch Funeral Home in State College is handling the arrangements. 
Memorial contributions may be made to First Church of Christ, Scientist, 617 E. Hamilton Ave., State College, PA 16801.

Paul F. Teenie
Paul F. Teenie, 56, of Lewistown died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at Lewistown Hospital.
Born July 10, 1945, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Jesse F. and Ethel I. Tate Teenie. 
On June 6, 1970, he married Ruth Ann Wells, who survives at home.
He was in the Army.
A superintendent of the wheel section of Machine Shop I at Standard Steel, he retired in September 2000 after 34 years of service.
He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church and United Steel Workers of America Local 1940.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Paula Ann Yorks of Lewistown; a son, Marc W. of Lewistown; four sisters, Julia Stravolo and Ann M. Teenie, both of Lewistown, Lois Hartman of Alpharetta, Ga., and Joan E. Hampton of Newtown; a brother, Jesse A. of Manchester; and three grandchildren.
Two brothers preceded him in death.
There will be no public visitation.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 106 N. Dorcas St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Thomas Marickovic as celebrant.
Burial will be in Juniata Memorial Park Cemetery, Lewistown.
Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc. in Lewistown is handling the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart School, 106 N. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Leona J. Rearick
Leona J. Rearick, 63, of rural Port Matilda died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at Centre Community Hospital.
Born Feb. 23, 1939, in Port Matilda, she was a daughter of the late Harry E. Sr. and Blanche Bishop Cowher. On Aug. 13, 1953, at Carson's Corner in rural State College, she married Joseph G. Rearick Sr., who survives at home.
She was a homemaker and for 141/2 years she was a caregiver for deaf children.
She attended Fountain of Life Church in rural Philipsburg.
She enjoyed sewing and taking care of her family.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Joseph G. Rearick Jr., Darrell E. Rearick and Randy C. Rearick, all of rural Port Matilda; a sister, Harriet E. Cowher of Julian; a brother, Harry E. Cowher Jr. of rural Port Matilda; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
An infant son and two sisters preceded her in death.
A private graveside service was held Friday, May 31, at Black Oak Cemetery in rural Port Matilda.
Beezer-Heath Funeral Home in Philipsburg handled the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fountain of Life Church, Black Moshannon Road, Philipsburg, PA 16866.

Kathryn M. Martin
Kathryn M. Martin, 79, of Bellefonte, formerly of Jacksonville, died Friday, May 31, 2002, at Centre Crest nursing home in Bellefonte.
Born Jan. 4, 1922, in Marion Township, she was a daughter of the late John Henry and Margaret Glossner. On April 24, 1952, in Shenandoah, she married William C. Martin, who died Jan. 22, 1986.
She was a homemaker.
She had attended Coleville Wesleyan Church.
She enjoyed word search puzzles and spending time with people.
She is survived by four daughters, Grace Condo of Port Matilda, Betty Frey and Shirley Cowher, both of Millmont, and Mary Bowes of rural Howard; a son, Charles Martin of Lewistown; a sister, Pearl Simco of Bellefonte; two brothers, John Glossner of Jacksonville and Wilbur Glossner of Centre Hall; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Visitation will be from 1 to 
2 p.m. Sunday at W. Robert Neff Funeral Home, 837 Main St., Howard.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with Pastor Kenneth L. Lynn officiating.
Burial will be in Jacksonville Cemetery, Marion Township, at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Centre Crest Nursing Home, in care of Stanton Court, 502 E. Howard St., Bellefonte, PA 16823. 

Kay M. Gilligan
Kay M. Gilligan, 71, of State College died Friday, May 31, 2002, at home. 
Eloise B. Kyper Funeral Home in College Township is handling the arrangements, which will be announced when completed.

Laura Frances Saggese
Laura Frances Saggese, 83, of Philipsburg died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at Philipsburg Area Hospital.
Born Aug. 10, 1918, in Weedville, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Elsie Kline. She married John J. Campbell, who preceded her in death, and William F. Saggese, who died April 27, 1994. 
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Community Alliance Church of Karthaus.
She is survived by a son, Preston Campbell of Philipsburg; two stepsons, Gerald Saggese of Philipsburg and Leon Zelensky of Allport; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Two sons, John and Spencer Campbell; two stepsons, William R. Saggese and Eugene Zelensky; a sister and two brothers preceded her in death.
Visitation will be from 6 to 
9 p.m. Sunday and form 1 to 
2 p.m. Monday at Strange and Weaver Home for Funerals, Deer Creek Road, Morrisdale.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of the funeral home, with the Rev. Jack E. Waite officiating.
Burial will be in Clover Run-Mount Carmel Cemetery, Mahaffey.

J. Irene Yetter
J. Irene Yetter, 80, of Smullton died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at Centre Community Hospital.
Born March 3, 1922, in Smullton, Miles Township, she was a daughter of the late John B. and Mary Weber Wert. On June 12, 1943, she married Elmer J. "Bucky" Yetter, who died Aug. 4, 1999.
In 1940, she graduated from Miles Township High School.
She was a homemaker.
A member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Rebersburg, she was a member of Ladies Aid.
She enjoyed word puzzles, card games, African violets and other house plants.
She is survived by three daughters, Donna J. Blesh and Sandra E. Johnson, both of Rebersburg, and Deeann L. Zimmerman of Howard; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A sister and a brother preceded her in death.
Visitation will be from 6 to 
8 p.m. Sunday at Steven R. Neff Funeral Home, 120 W. Main St., Millheim.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Lutheran Reformed Cemetery, Rebersburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association of Pennsylvania, 
209 W. Beaver Ave., State College, PA 16801; or to St. Peter's Lutheran Church of Rebersburg, in care of Gail Richardson, Rockville Road, Rebersburg, PA 16872.

Gino P. Fornicola
Gino P. Fornicola, 72, of Bellefonte died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at Centre Community Hospital.
Born July 7, 1929, in Bellefonte, he was a son of the late Carmen A. and Filomena Campagna Fornicola. On Dec. 27, 1954, in Bellefonte, he married V. Elizabeth "Beth" Mensch, who survives at home.
He was a 1947 graduate of Bellefonte High School and a 1955 graduate of Penn State with a bachelor of science degree in hotel and restaurant administration.
An Army veteran of the Korean War, he served as a Private First Class with the 279th General Hospital, where he received the Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal.
In 1955, he began his career in food service management with the Gladieux Corp. in Toledo, Ohio. In 1962, he moved back to Bellefonte to manage the Penn Bell Hotel, and in 1968, he became the owner, changing its name to the Bush House. 
In 1976, he sold the Bush House and opened Sunburst Insulation Co. in Bellefonte in 1977. 
In 1982, he was elected mayor of Bellefonte, serving one term. In 1984, he was elected Centre County treasurer, retiring in 1999 after four terms of service.
He was a 4th Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus Lodge 1314 and a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Bellefonte, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1600, Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge 1094, Bellefonte Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis of Bellefonte and Nittany Valley Lodge of the Sons of Italy. He was a former member of the Jaycees of Bellefonte.
He was a director and past president of Historic Bellefonte Inc. 
He enjoyed his family, especially his six grandchildren, and he was passionate about his community.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Adrea D. "Dora" Robinson of Plano, Texas, Regina B. "Dia" Fornicola of Bellefonte, Grace A. Fornicola of Egypt and Cristina Brandt of Westerville, Ohio; two sons, Richard A. of Bellefonte and Stephen P. of Dallas, Texas; a sister, Catherine Murphy of Gettysburg; a brother, Carl of Pine Grove Mills; and six grandchildren.
Four brothers preceded him in death.
Visitation will be from 7 to 
9 p.m. Monday at Wetzler Funeral Home, 206 N. Spring St., Bellefonte, with a Christian Wake service at 8 p.m.
A Knights of Columbus memorial service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Bellefonte, with the Rev. James M. Foster officiating.
Military graveside honors will be accorded.
Burial will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Bellefonte.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Catholic School, 116 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte, PA 16823; or to American Cancer Society, Centre Unit, 123 S. Sparks St., State College, PA 16801.

Marguerite "Rita" Kalinosky
Marguerite "Rita" Kalinosky, 57, of Port Matilda died Friday, May 31, 2002 at Community Medical Center in Scranton.
Born Nov. 14, 1945, in Kingston, she was a daughter of Angela Wiffen Raub of Dallas and the late Edwin Raub. Her husband of 35 years, Leo Kalinosky, survives at home.
She graduated from West Side Central Catholic High School in 1963 and from Pennsylvania Learning Institute of Moosic.
For many years, she worked as an offset press operator for HRB Systems of State College and later was a certified massage therapist.
She was a member of the Catholic Community of Forest City and the Civil War Reenactment Battery B Third Pennsylvania Volunteers of Boalsburg.
In addition to her mother and her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Lynn Kalinosky of State College; a son, James Kalinosky of Baltimore; a sister, Elizabeth Bessmer of Trucksville; a brother, Edwin Raub Jr. of Dallas; and nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 4 to 
7 p.m. Sunday at Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home Inc., 568 Bennett St., Luzerne.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Gate of Heaven Church in Dallas, with the Rev. Jack Lambert as celebrant.
Burial will be in Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Carverton.

Charles "Red" E. Flynn
Charles "Red" E. Flynn, 76, of Bellefonte, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at Centre Community Hospital.
Born Oct. 11, 1926, in Milesburg, he was a son of the late Charles T. and Christina Lorrah Flynn.
In June 1958, in Falls Church, Va., he married Patricia Dunlap Flynn, who survives at home.
He attended the Bellefonte school system and was a graduate of the Pennsylvania School of Aeronautics.
He served in the Navy as a seaman second class during World War II. He received the American Theater Medal and the Victory Medal.
He was a Protestant.
He worked as a produce manager and a meat cutter for the A&P Market for 33 1/2 years until its closing. Then, he managed the Bellefonte Elks Club for many years.
He served on the board of directors of the Elks Lodge in Bellefonte for more than 20 years and was a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks post 1094, a member of the Bellefonte American Legion post 33 and a former Bellefonte Little League coach. He enjoyed camping in Delaware.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Jacalyn Flynn, of Bellefonte, and Stephanie Flynn, of Howard; two brothers, Walter Flynn, of Bath, N.Y., and Russell Flynn, of Bellefonte; a granddaughter, Cassandra Dawn, and a grandson, William Charles.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Merrill Flynn.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Wetzler Funeral Home, 206 N. Spring St., Bellefonte, with a memorial service by the Elks at 8:45 p.m.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Robert Ludrowsky officiating.
Burial will be in Centre County Memorial Park, College Township.

Sherald W. McDonald
McDonald -- Sherald W. McDonald, 92, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at Centre Community Hospital. Calling hours, private at the convenience of the family; burial, Philipsburg Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of W. Robert Neff Funeral Home, 837 Main St., Howard.

Dean J. Auman
Dean J. Auman, 72, of Middleburg, formerly of Millheim, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at Centre Community Hospital.
Born Oct. 12, 1930, in Haines Township, he was a son of the late Jacob D. and Jennie M. Shaffer Auman.
His partner of 21 years, Anna B. Klingler, survives at home.
He attended East Penns Valley High School.
He retired from Piper Aircraft, Lock Haven, after 33 years of employment; then, he worked for GECO, Inc., Millheim, and worked several years in building construction.
He was a Protestant.
He enjoyed riding horses and going on trail rides, watching television, enjoyed watching the Antique Machinery Show and the Piper Air Craft Show.
In addition to his partner, he is survived by two sons, Steven J. Auman, of Centre Hall, and Randy Auman, of Hatboro; two sisters, Margaret E. Baker, of State College, and Mary J. Dugan, of Tampa, Fla.; a brother, Gene J. Auman, of Lewistown; five grandchildren; and four children of his companion, Sharon Beachel, Linda Zeigler and Ivy Kline, all of Middleburg, and Dennis Klingler, of Norfolk, Va.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra; two brothers, Kenneth and James; and a child of his companion, Richard Klingler.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Steven R. Neff Funeral Home, 120 W. Main St., Millheim.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Wayne Muthler officiating.
Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Millheim.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Erdelys Lutheran Church, c/o Jeffrey A. Mitchell, R. R. 3, Box 194, Middleburg, PA 17842 or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Ethel P. Bowman
Bowman -- Ethel P. Bowman, 82, of Blanchard, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at the Lock Haven Extended Care Facility. Calling hours, noon-1 p.m. Tuesday at the W. Robert Neff Funeral Home, Main Street, Howard; funeral, 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Russell J. Moldovan officiating; burial, Blanchard Church of Christ Cemetery.

Michael J. Fenush Sr.
Fenush -- Michael J. Fenush Sr., 83, of Grassflat, died Friday Nov. 22, 2002, at the Philipsburg Area Hospital. Calling hours, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Sts. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, Grassflat, with a Christian vigil service following at 8 p.m.; Mass of Christian burial, 10 a.m. Monday at the church, with the Rev. Samuel Bungo as celebrant; burial, in church cemetery where military honors will be accorded by Moshannon Valley Independent Honor Guard. Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home, Grassflat.

Sarah E. Rote
Rote -- Sarah E. Rote, 100, of Doylestown, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at Pine Run Health Center in Doylestown. Calling hours, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Wetzler Funeral Home, 206 N. Spring St., Bellefonte, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church, 179 S. Main St.; funeral, 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with the Rev. Kevin K. Locker officiating; burial, Centre County Memorial Park, College Township. Memorials to the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Building D, Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601; Alzheimers Association at South Central Pennsylvania Chapter Governor's Plaza South, 2001 N. Front St., Building 2, Suite 321, Harrisburg, PA 17102; or to the Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church, 179 S. Main St., Pleasant Gap, PA 16823.

Sarah E. Rote, 100, of Doylestown, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at Pine Run Health Center in Doylestown.
Born July 26, 1902, in Lock Haven, she was a daughter of the late William Fountain and Bess Spering Eckert.
She married Chester M. Rote, who died in 1991.
She was a 1920 graduate of Lock Haven High School.
She worked as a secretary for the American Aniline Chemical Co. in Lock Haven and as a secretary to Dean Ferdinand G. Brickwedde, at Penn State in the College of Chemistry and Physics.
She was a member of the Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church.
She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Amaranth.
She is survived by a son, William E. Rote, of Doylestown; a sister, Louise Baker, of Williamsport; two granddaughters, Susan Rote Buckwalter and Christina Lynne Rote; and two grandsons, Dr. William E. Rote II and Stephen C. Rote.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Wetzler Funeral Home, 206 N. Spring St., Bellefonte, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church, 179 S. Main St.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with the Rev. Kevin K. Locker officiating.
Burial will be in Centre County Memorial Park, College Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Building D, Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601; Alzheimer's Association at South Central Pennsylvania Chapter Governor's Plaza South, 2001 N. Front St., Building 2, Suite 321, Harrisburg, PA 17102; or to the Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church, 179 S. Main St., Pleasant Gap, PA 16823.

James H. Wolfe
James H. Wolfe, 53, of Eagles Mere, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at home with his family after a two-year fight with cancer.
Born Nov. 16, 1949, in Lock Haven, he was a son of the late Adah Wolfe.
He graduated from State College High School in 1967 and from Penn State in 1971. He married Sandra Snyder, of State College, on April 16, 1972.
He has been a music teacher for the Sullivan County School District since 1976.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy, and a daughter, Jennifer, at home.
Friends and family are invited tot he Eagles Mere Country Club at 1 p.m. Saturday for a celebration of his life.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dunshore.

John Scott Yarger
Yarger -- John Scott Yarger, 39, of Smithmill, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002. Calling hours, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Birger A. Freeberg Funeral Home, 200 David St., Houtzdale; funeral, 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dave Heckman officiating; burial, Sanborne Cemetery, rural Houtzdale.

Victor S. Neese
Victor S. Neese, 86, of rural Aaronsburg, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at Centre Community Hospital.
Born Feb. 24, 1916, in Aaronsburg, he was a son of the late Charles Neese and Alice T. Keller and the late Henry Stover.
On Oct. 1, 1939, he married Velma R. Hosterman Neese, who survives at home.
He was a 1935 graduate of East Penns Valley High School. He was a maintenance man at the Mifflinburg Middle School, retiring in 1981.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Woodward, where he served as a church trustee.
He enjoyed collecting Farmall tractors.
In addition to wife, he is survived by a daughter, Carol A. Fohringer, of Woodward; two sons, Richard W. Neese, of Aaronsburg, and David V. Neese, of Spring Mills; three half sisters, Pearl Bowersox, of State College, Rosela Boone, of Aaronsburg, and Lois Poorman, of Aaronsburg; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and stepfather, he is preceded in death by a son, Dean Neese, who died in 1961; a half brother, Charles Stover; and a half sister, Olivia Hosterman.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Steven R. Neff Funeral Home, 120 W. Main St., Millheim.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dr. Virginia Rye officiating.
Burial will be in Woodward Cemetery in Woodward.
Memorial contributions may be made to Centre Home Care, 221 W. High St., Bellefonte, PA 16823 or Trinity United Methodist Church, c/o June Vonada, Woodward, PA 16882.


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