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September 29th, 2014

Jack D. White, 75

September 30, 2014

Jack D. White, 75, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Sept. 29, at home.

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Richard L. Fait Funeral Home in Punxsutawney.

Doris A. "Dote" Cochran, 87

September 29, 2014

Doris A. Cochran, 87, of Rossiter, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

She was born Nov. 2, 1926, in Brookville, a daughter of the late Merle C. and Sarah E. (Harriger) Thomas.

In January of 1968, she married Arnold “Fuzz” Cochran, who preceded her in death in 1995.

She was a member of the St. Peters United Church of Christ of Punxsutawney.

She enjoyed bingo, cooking, baking, canning, the game “horse races” and picking berries.

She was a very loving and caring person who loved her family and was always there to help and lend a hand.

Corbett visits Indiana for Governor’s Awards for the Arts presentation

September 29, 2014

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett (pictured) was on hand to present the 2014 Governor's Awards for the Arts Sunday afternoon at the Fisher Auditorium of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Performing Arts Center in Indiana. First Lady Susan Corbett also spoke at the event and recognized the individuals who received the awards.

To find out more, pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

Boys' golf hosts Districts; Tuesday sees lots of action in Punxsy

September 29, 2014

Monday, Punxsutawney Country Club hosted the District IX Championship Tournament. Punxsy ended up on the short end of the club, falling to Bradford. For a full recap of the meet, plus plenty more from Monday's games, see Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.

Today's schedule includes:

• Boys' soccer vs. Brockway, 5 p.m.

• Girls' soccer vs. Brockway, 7 p.m.

• Cross Country at Kane, 4:15 p.m.

• Volleyball at Bradford, 7 p.m.

September 28th

Gerald Allen Twigg, 88

September 29, 2014

Gerald Allen Twigg, 88, of Reynoldsville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at Brookside Assisted Living in Brookville.

Mr. Twigg was born May 1, 1926, in Brownsville, a son of the late Gerald and Elmira (Hassett) Twigg.

Gerald is survived by his loving wife, Miriam J. (Davies) Twigg, of Reynoldsville.

He was a WWII veteran of the US Navy.

He was a member of the John W. Jenks Lodge No. 534. He was an avid fly fisherman and hunter.

He was a member of the Punxsutawney CMA Church.

Frances L. Rupert, 85

September 29, 2014

Frances L. Rupert, 85, of North Point, passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh.

Mrs. Rupert was born July 6, 1929, in Timblin, a daughter of the late Marcus and Pauline (Coleman) Crawford.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald F. Rupert.

Frances enjoyed bingo, trips to Salamanca, playing cards and talking with friends and family. She also loved “The Price Is Right” and “Wheel Of Fortune.”

Patricia Alice Keller, 84

September 29, 2014

Patricia Alice Keller, 84, of Pittsburgh, passed away on Sept. 26, 2014.

She was the beloved wife of the late Harold Thomas Keller, loving mother of Gary (Sonia), Russ (Vivian) and Randy Keller. She was the grandmother of Brandon and Matthew Keller and Lisa (Brett) Evans, and great-grandmother of Elizabeth Evans.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry F. and Lottie Lerch; and her siblings, Maxine, Helen, and Donald.

Patricia was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School and a longtime member of Hamilton Presbyterian Church.

Stephen Gomola, 81

September 29, 2014

Stephen T. Gomola, 81, of Reynoldsville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at his home.

Mr. Gomola was born April 29, 1933, in Delancey, the youngest son of the late Steve and Mary (Sivanich) Gomola.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores A. (Molnar) Gomola.

Mr. Gomola was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he was a Captain.

He was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Church.

September 26th

Robert M. "Bob" Byers, 68

September 27, 2014

Robert M. "Bob" Byers, 68, of Mahaffey, passed away Sept. 26, 2014, in Pittsburgh. He was born Feb. 28, 1946, in Punxsutawney, a son of Richard and Emma (Wolfe) Byers.

Bob was a U.S. Navy veteran of four years during the Vietnam era. He was employed as a diesel mechanic for Beckwith Machinery.

VIDEO: 11 Facts You Won't Believe Are Actually True

September 26, 2014

VIDEO: 11 Facts You Won't Believe Are Actually True

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett (pictured) was on hand to present the 2014 Governor's Awards for the Arts Sunday...
VIDEO: 11 Facts You Won't Believe Are Actually True
Kyle Beatty and his band are pictured performing during praise and worship during the See You at the Pole Rally that...
Monday, Punxsutawney Country Club hosted the District IX Championship Tournament. Punxsy ended up...
The Chucks golf team was the only Punxsy squad that played host on Monday, and the Chucks weren't...

 

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