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Centre Daily Times Indices


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Centre Daily Times Obituary Index

Mark Harries reading the Centre Daily Times.

The Index includes only obituaries or death notices included in the obituary section of the Centre Daily Times, 1937-2014, and does not include news stories about deaths that appeared in other sections.  

The Index can be searched by Last Name, First Name, Maiden Name, or Obituary Date Range.

Obituary images available: January 1940-December 1959; April 1961-December 2011.  [Scanned image is best available.]

*Selected obituaries, 1995-current, are available through Access World News (Newsbank) [PSU access only].

microfilm reel

For other years, the complete obituary can be viewed on the Centre Daily Times, Call Number: Microfilm E15, located in the News & Microforms Library (UP).  The year, month, day and page number information is needed to locate the obituary on microfilm.

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Obituaries Index, 1937-2014

Last (Surname):


Maiden (Nee):

Search Tips:

Enter names in any or all of the name fields.

To increase search results:

Only a last name or maiden name, not both,

Alternate spellings of last names (e.g.: Smith, Smyth, Smythe)

Use a wildcard (*). (e.g Han* returns Hannon, Haney, Hanna, etc.)

To reduce search results:

Enter a name in every name field

Select a specific date range

How to obtain a copy of an obituary:  Patrons may visit and make copies of obituaries from the microfilm at the News & Microforms Library, request the microfilm through their "Local Public Library's Interlibrary Loan Department" or request a print copy, for a fee, from the Pennsylvania Room at The Centre County Library and Historical Museum at:  (814) 355-1516 ext. 214.

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