Vivian P. Read

Vivian P. Read, 88, DuBois, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born July 6, 1927, in DuBois, she was the daughter of the late Michael A. and Agnes V. (Alexander) Puyda.

She married Wesley J. Read on December 12, 1946 in DuBois. He preceded her in death on July 25, 1996.

Vivian graduated from Sandy High School in 1945. For 35 years, she worked in the Engineering/Drafting Department for Bell Telephone. She was a hospice volunteer as well as a member of the Telephone Pioneers and the United Methodist Women.

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Vivian is survived by her three sons, David (Paula) W. Read of Indiana, PA, Bradley K. Read of Falls Creek, and Robert L. Read of Polk, PA; four grandchildren, Briana and Shalane Read, Brittany Larson, and Ryan Read; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Lamar Puyda of DuBois, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Alvin Puyda, two sisters, Nelletta Divens and Gloria Sholes, and two infant brothers.

Memorial donations may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church, 54 E. Long Ave., DuBois, PA 15801.
Friends and family will be received Sunday, January 10th from 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Adamson Funeral Chapel, Inc. in DuBois; The Bell Telephone Pioneers Service will be held at 2 p.m. A funeral service will be held Monday, January 11th at 11 a.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church with Reverends Melissa Kraus and David Nagele officiating. Interment will be in Morningside Cemetery.


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