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Alice D. Puntar

May 31, 2019

Alice D. Puntar, age 92 of Vandling, died Friday, May 31st. She was the widow of William M. Puntar, who died July 12, 2018; they were married for 68 years.


Born in Simpson, daughter of late Anthony and Domicella Bauras Karauskas, she was a member of Ascension Parish, Forest City. She was a proud member of the Knights of Lithuania.  Prior to retirement she was employed as a seamstress in the local garment industry.


The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to the staff of the Forest City Nursing Center and the staff of the Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their kind and compassionate care.


Surviving are a son: William H. Puntar and wife Barbara, Scott Twp.; two daughters: Sherry Blodnikar and Lori Walsh and husband Jim, all of Vandling.  She was loved by her grandchildren: Amy Shingler and  husband Jeremy, Cody Blodnikar and girlfriend Katarina, Jesse Walsh and wife Taylor, Dylan Walsh and girlfriend Kara, and granddaughter Jamie Walsh and boyfriend Ben. She was a proud great grandmother to Troy and Wesley Shingler. Also surviving are a sister Amy Morris and husband John, Simpson; a sister-in-law: Delores Richards, Forest City; and many nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her grandson William E. Puntar; along with brothers Joseph, John Dave and Frank Karausky; and sisters Sophie and Stasia Wallace.

The funeral will be Thursday with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in Saint Joseph’s Church, Delaware St., Forest City.  Interment will follow in Saint Joseph’s Cemetery, Forest City.  Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 9:30 am until mass time.  Arrangements by the Jones & Brennan Funeral Home, 430 Main Street, Forest City.

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