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Our Sympathy to Joe Green and his family.
Published in Centre Daily Times on August 5, 2013
Judith O'Donnell Sieg
Judith O'Donnell Sieg, 75, of Bellefonte, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, August 2, 2013, at the Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College. Born September 19, 1937, in Bellefonte, she was the daughter of Louise O. Green and Howard O'Donnell. On April 11, 1959, she married Philip H. Sieg in Bellefonte and recently celebrated 54 wonderful years of marriage. In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by three adoring sons and their families: W. Philip, Janice and their children, Caitlin, Ben, Bo and Caroline, of Short Hills, NJ; Andrew, Heliane and their children, Maddy, Jack and Anna, of Greenwich, CT; and Douglas, Tracey and their children, Taylor, Ashley, Abbey and Cameron, of Summit, NJ; brother, Joe Green, of Bellefonte, and sister, Ellen Torrance, and husband, Bill Torrance, of Export, PA. Judy was a 1955 graduate of Bellefonte High School and a 1959 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, where she majored in Journalism and was a member of the Kappa Delta sorority. Judy was devoted to and loved by her family and friends. While her primary passion was raising her family, she was an active community volunteer with a special interest in the arts. She was a founding member of the Pennsylvania State University Museum (The Palmer), a board member of the Paterno Library, and, recently, was actively involved in the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County. Judy was an avid reader and enjoyed playing bridge with close friends; she was also an enthusiastic traveler and a lover of dogs. In addition, she was a generous philanthropist, and was instrumental in the creation of the Sieg Neuroscience Center of the Mount Nittany Medical Center. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County, P.O. Box 125, 133 N. Allegheny Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823. There will be a Celebration of the Life of Judy Sieg on September 19, 2013, at 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, 203 North Spring Street, Bellefonte, PA. Arrangements are under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc. in Bellefonte. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.wetzlerfuneralhome.com
Our Sympathy to the family of Edwin DunklebergerEdwin W. Dunkelburger
(September 9, 1932 - August 2, 2013)Edwin W. Dunkelberger, 80, of State College, died Friday, August 2, 2013. Born September 9, 1932, in Reading, he was the son of the late Alvin B. and Evelyn Weber Dunkelberger. On August 29, 1953, he married Ruth E. Deubel, who survives.
He is also survived by one son, Edwin W. Dunkelberger, Jr. and his wife, Cathy, of Centre Hall and one daughter, Lisa M. Campbell and her husband, Roy, of Pennsylvania Furnace; six grandchildren, Megan, Ryan and Lindsay Dunkelberger, Elizabeth, Julie and Emilie Campbell.
He was a 1950 graduate of Muhlenberg High School. Edwin attended Millersville College and Penn State University. He graduated from Penn State with a Bachelor’s degree in Education in 1954. He received his Master’s degree in Education from Penn State University in 1960.
Edwin retired as the Assistant Director of the Centre County Vocational School. Prior to that he was employed as a drafting teacher at Bellefonte High School and worked for HRB-Singer.
He was a member of the Pleasant Gap Lions Club, the CBICC, VICA, and PSEA. He also belonged to the Carriage Association of America and was a Curtain Village Association board member. Edwin was instrumental in the construction of the horse show complex as well as reinstating the horse shows at the Grange Fair Grounds. He oversaw the construction of the prototype Conestoga Wagon that was used to construct additional wagons for every state used in the 1976 Bicentennial Wagon Train. That wagon was later taken to Canada for the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Livestock Exposition in Toronto.
He was an avid collector of antique carriages, antique tools and enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s activities including horse shows and baseball games as well as attending Penn State Football games.
Visitation will be 3 until 5 p.m., on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton Street, State College.
Funeral service will follow at 5:15 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Reverend Mitch Smith officiating.
Burial will be in Fairbrook Cemetery, Pennsylvania Furnace.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Gap Lions Club, Edwin Dunkelberger CPI Merit Award, 111 Bending Oak Drive, Bellefonte, PA 16823.
Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at www.kochfuneralhome.com.
Louise M. Drapcho
Louise M. Drapcho of Bellefonte, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Born on July 5, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Louise Smejkal Luckovich.
On June 29, 1946, she married Emro J. Drapcho, who died December 4, 1999. She was a graduate of Bellefonte High School and worked in the office of the former Titan Metal Company and retired from Penn State Food Services. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She is survived by six daughters; Judith Kerschner of Hughesville, Elizabeth Hunter of Crofton, MD, Barbara Rupert of Cranberry Township, Rosemary McClusick of State College, Marilyn Hrzic of Altoona, Nancy Luther of Greensburg and one son, Donald Drapcho of Orlando, FL, ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
There will be no public visitation.
Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at 11:00 am, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 134 E. Bishop Street, Bellefonte with Father Neil R. Dadey officiating.
Burial will follow at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Bellefonte.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Catholic School, 116 E. Bishop Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc., in Bellefonte.
Online condolences may be made at www.wetzlerfuneralhome.com