Archive - Oct 2012
Joseph M. Serge, 91, of Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
Mr. Serge was born Oct. 6, 1921, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Rosario Serge and Catherine (Caliguire) Serge.
Nov. 11, 1947, he married the love of his life, Anne (Schepis) Serge, of Punxsutawney, who survives.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II as a pharmacist's mate aboard the USS Independence.
Mr. Serge worked as a carpenter for the B&O Railroad â€” Chessie System.
Elizabeth A. Brady, 73, of Anita, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
Mrs. Brady was born July 31, 1939, in Hyde, Pa., a daughter of the late Edward L. King and Doris H. (Hart) King.
She is survived by her husband, Richard E. Heffner, of DuBois.
Elizabeth enjoyed crocheting, square dancing, singing and spending time with all of her grandchildren.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€“ Favored to soundly defeat their opponent, the Punxsy Chucks did just that as they dominated the Clarion-Limestone Lions from the opening moments to roll to a 41-7 victory Friday night at Jack F. LaMarca Stadium.
â€śIt was very important to come out and play the way we did,â€ť said Chucks head coach Alan Nichol. â€śClarion-Limestone had a good game plan. They ran after our run-ning backs, and we had some tough sledding inside.â€ť
â€śWe prepared for it and kept hanging in there, and we came out alright,â€ť Nichol added.
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."