Archive - Oct 2012
Robert Bryce ‚ÄúRocky‚ÄĚ 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 Blair‚Äôs 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 Gimball‚Äôs 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 ‚Äď 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.
‚ÄúWe look at one week at a time. A team that improves becomes a good team,‚ÄĚ said Chucks‚Äô head coach Alan Nichol. ‚ÄúIt is important we come out and play well.‚ÄĚ
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚Äď 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."
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ You're in bed sound asleep when you‚Äôre awakened by the beeping of your smoke alarm, and even worse, you also smell smoke.
Sadly, this isn't a dream. Your nightmare has become reality, and your house is on fire.
Hopefully, you'll never need the services of the Punxsutawney Fire Department, but if you do, you can take comfort in the fact that members are well-equipped and trained to handle your emergency, whether it's a house fire, or if you're trapped in your vehicle following an automobile accident.
BROOKVILLE ‚ÄĒ The Jefferson County History Center in Brookville picked up a new exhibit last Saturday, Sept. 29: ‚ÄúThe Civil War in Pennsylvania.‚ÄĚ
It is a traveling exhibit that will be on display until Oct. 27.
While its overarching topic is the Civil War, its focus is a bit more narrow and pertinent to the local community, honing in on the perspective of war-era Western Pennsylvania.
‚ÄúIt portrays an interesting aspect of Western Pa.‚Äôs Civil War,‚ÄĚ said Ken Burkett, the director of the History Center.
Members of the Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild‚Äôs upcoming show, ‚ÄúDaddy‚Äôs Girl,‚ÄĚ take a break from their rehearsal to pose for a photo.
The show ‚ÄĒ which opens Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Punxsutawney Area Middle School ‚ÄĒ is directed by Guild veteran Tracey Young and features a cast of 13 local actors.
Pictured are (from left): Ilona Ball, Kimberly Robinson, Doug Fye and Tim Cooper.
Louise H. Benson, 77, of Punxsutawney, passed from this life into God's eternal glory on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.
She died at home, surrounded by family, as the music she loved so well played in the background.
She was born May 13, 1935, a daughter of the late John H. and Edna V. (Lingenfelter) Todd.
She accepted the gift of salvation early in life and was born again at the church of her childhood, Barton Chapel.
Louise grew up on the family farm in Sprankle Mills with her beloved siblings.
Russell Emanuel ‚ÄúSpeedy‚ÄĚ Schantz Jr., 55, of Reynoldsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at home.
He was born May 20, 1957, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Russell Emanuel Schantz, Sr., and Ethel ‚ÄúSkip‚ÄĚ (Geist) Schantz.
His mother survives and resides in Punxsutawney.
Russ previously worked as a dozer operator for Yenzi Coal Company and Valier Coal Company.
He was a member of the Punxsutawney Eagles.
He loved to go fishing.