Archive - Oct 5, 2012
REYNOLDSVILLE â€” Forty-one years of volunteering were acknowledged as more than just free help at the Senior Corps-RSVP Volunteer recognition luncheon held Wednesday at The Foundry in Reynolsville, as a Punxsutawney woman was recognized as the Volunteer of the Year.
"As we gather today to celebrate 41 years of building friendships and communities, I commend each and every one of you for your volunteer efforts and for making our community a better place to live," said Janeen Love, director of the Community Action Inc. Senior Corps-RSVP Volunteers.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The reports are grim, as deadly attacks continue on American troops serving in Afghanistan.
Nearly every day, the death toll mounts; more than 2,000 military personnel have already lost their lives, an average of one fatality per day.
Providing support while training the Afghan natives to take over security so that the armies from the United States and other countries can withdraw over the next two years is proving to be a dangerous and costly mission.
Robert Bryce â€śRockyâ€ť Blair, 76, of Reynoldsville, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at Allegheny General Hospital.
He was born Dec. 24, 1935, in Carbondale, Pa., a son of the late Rollin and Jesse (Marsh) Blair.
On Aug. 11, 1979, he married the former Cheryl Diane Boyer. She survives.
He was an excellent body shop repairman and painter. He owned Blairâ€™s Auto Body for more than 30 years.
A carpenter by hobby, Mr. Blair built his own home and was handy at everything.
He enjoyed traveling and watching NASCAR.
Wanda Boyer, 91, of Reynoldsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at home.
She was born Oct. 21, 1920, in Summerville, a daughter of the late Lee and Dessa (Vandervort) McDonald.
She was the wife of Merle Willard Boyer. He preceded her in death on Nov. 4, 1984.
Mrs. Boyer previously worked as a sales clerk for Gimballâ€™s in Pittsburgh.
Wanda was a former member of the Quilt Club in Punxsutawney.
Her enjoyments were quilting and sewing.
Russell Clyde Henry Sr., 93, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born March 9, 1919, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Russell and Amy (Wolfgang) Henry.
On Aug. 21, 1946, he married Elaine (Hall) Henry, who survives.
They were married for 66 years.
He was a member of the Punxsutawney Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.
He liked to ride his motorcycle and rode until the age of 85.
He also enjoyed hunting and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers.
He enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€“ Winners of its past two contests, the Punxsy Chucks will seek to continue its 2012 gridiron improvement tonight when the Clarion-Limestone Lions come to Jack F. LaMarca Stadium.
â€śWe look at one week at a time. A team that improves becomes a good team,â€ť said Chucksâ€™ head coach Alan Nichol. â€śIt is important we come out and play well.â€ť
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€“ When you don't play your best the outcome is not usually good. The Punxsy boys' soccer team found this scenario out on Thursday afternoon when they were outplayed by Brookville in a 2-1 home loss.
"They wanted it more than we did," said frankly Chucks' coach Phil Shenkle. "You can't have one team want it and the other not or you lose."