I was able to find more dates of death for relatives in Carbon county PA and the researcher at Dimmick library in Jim Thorpe is looking them up for me.
The search has been broadened to the Pottsville Free Public Library, Pottsville, PA. They not only provide a search service but have many obits already found and indexed in the Republican Deaths file. I am awaiting several obits from this file, mostly Rhode in Tamaqua.
Another family that interests me and may or may not be related is Taves in Allentown. The Allentown Public has a search service that has found 3 obituaries for me.
There are a lot of helpful libraries in PA but not all of the obituaries have been found. Either they didn't have obits or they were in newspapers other than those searched. Perhaps the dates I obtained from the PA vital records site are inaccurate. Most of the people have death certs on order, when they arrive , in 3 or 4 months, things may be clearer.