Archive - Nov 2012
Rosemarie McCully, 82, of Smicksburg, passed away, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at Communities of Indian Haven.
She was born in 1930 in Braddock, the daughter of Robert and Loretta Keibler Wallace.
Mrs. McCully was a homemaker and was a resident of North Mahoning Twp. for the past 46 years.
Anna Mae Hoefer, 73, of DuBois, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at Mulberry Square in Punxsutawney.
Mrs. Hoefer was born in June 1939 to parents Quay M. and Mary Agnes Shields of Covode.
Anna Mae married Louis Hoefer and co-owned Hoeferâ€™s Studio and Camera Shop in Punxsutawney until her husbandâ€™s death in December 1973.
Hazel M. Cielo, 94, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012.
She was born Jan. 29, 1918, in Etna, Pa., a daughter of the late Salvadore and Amelia (Nero) Urso.
In August of 1934, she married Kelly R. Cielo, who preceded her in death on April 29, 2003.
They were the former owners of Kelly Cielo Ford Motor Sales Inc.
She enjoyed painting, knitting, crocheting, gardening, bead work, reading and cooking and baking.
She was a member of Saints Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church.
Carol "Gagy" L. Dale, 85, of Elgin, SC, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Palmetto Heath Baptist Hospital.
She was born on Dec. 15, 1926, in DuBois, a daughter of the late Harold and Louise (English) Roper.
She was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church.
Ronald Roy Brewer, 71, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, of a heart attack in Brooksville, Florida.
Ron and his wife, Mary, have spent the winter months over the past 5 years at the Cloverleaf Campground in Brooksville.
Ron would leave Pennsylvania at first sign of snow and would not appear back home until well after Punxsutawney Phil declared the winter was over.
Ron and Mary, natives of Punxsutawney, were high school sweethearts â€” dating since they were 14 years old. They were married for 52 enchanting years and raised their three sons in Spencerport, NY.
PITTSBURGH â€” On a recent Saturday October night, Punxsy native Mark Aaron scored a unanimous decision win over Damon Palmer of Eastside PAL, in the 178-pound novice division at the Edgewood Club in Pittsburgh.
Aaron was able to use his superior reach and height along with having a strong jab to set up good combinations and outscore his opponent.
He trains a Helman's PAL in Punxy and is scheduled for action again in mid-November in Tarentum.
Also preparing for first bouts are local heavyweight Marcus Williams and lightweights Colton Sheilds and Parker Vernot.
The Punxsy Chucks football team held its annual banquet on Tuesday night at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church. The Chucks honored their seniors and cheerleaders, pictured here: (first row, from left) Caesar Maruca, Will Harmon, Trevor Peace, Dylan Lettie, Josh Smith, Daniel McLain; (second row) Brandon Snyder, Alex Bevak, Holly Waltman, Afton McAfee, Kelsey Snyder, Jamie Bush; (back row) Derek Malburg, Devin Williams, Garrett Zimmerman, Jordan London, Zach Minich and Brandon Wingert.
WINSLOW TOWNSHIP â€” DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police reported Tuesday that an investigation has been launched into the alleged sexual assault of a 9-year-old female.
The alleged incident(s) took place between July 1 and Oct. 9 at a residence in Winslow Township.
The investigation is ongoing.
BROOKVILLE â€” Christopher Thornhill, the alleged shooter of two Punxsutawney men back in September 2011, faced his supposed victims and other individuals as they testified against him on day two of his trial on Tuesday in Brookville.
Thornhill has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault and other related offenses.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is being represented in the case by District Attorney Jeff Burkett. Defense Attorney Fred Hummel is representing Thornhill.
Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.