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Archive - Mar 2012

March 16th

William Clair Parrish, 86

March 16, 2012

William Clair Parrish, 86, Clover Run, Mahaffey, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012, at his home.

He was born Oct. 1, 1925, in Bell Township, a son of the late William Howard and Clara Rosella (Daisher) Parrish.

For 63 years, he was married to his loving wife, Eileen L. (London) Parrish, who survives.

Mr. Parrish was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Merchant Marines and receiving the Pacific War Zone Bar.

He retired after many years from the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier.

Clara Mae Sepe, 99

March 16, 2012

Clara Mae Sepe, 99, Richmond, Va., formerly of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012.

She was born July 12, 1912, a daughter of the late Irwin and Ada Smith.
She was married to Nicholas Sepe, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Sepe enjoyed family, baking and gardening.

Surviving relatives include her devoted son, Nick “Chip” Sepe and wife Susan; three adored granddaughters, Vickie, Valerie and Ronnie, and their husbands, Jim, Wade and Jason; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

March 15th

Just for Jesus guests no longer listed as ‘transient’ offenders

March 15, 2012

BROCKWAY — A recent update to Megan's Law, signed by Gov. Tom Corbett late last year, means sex offenders in Pennsylvania are now facing stricter registration and notification requirements.

A few aspects of the law, signed Dec. 20, took effect Feb. 18.
One of the changes that took effect deals with homeless offenders, and is a change about which the Rev. Jack Wisor, director of the Just for Jesus Homeless Ministry in Brockway, recently voiced concerns.

New hayracks for new poles?

March 15, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Monday, the Punxsutawney Garden Club asked Punxsutawney Borough Council for help in replacing the hayracks that were removed from the light standards for the downtown traffic light replacement project.

“We feel the beautification projects the Garden Club manages throughout the year make a great deal of difference in adding to the charm of the community,” Garden Club President Gloria Kerr said.

She said there is a fear that to replace the hayracks on the new light standards might damage the new poles.

Taking center stage: Former PAHS grappler prepared for D-I finals

March 15, 2012

CLARION — Shortly after the good news for former Punxsy graduate Kody Young came — that he'd be wrestling at the NCAA Division II Wrestling National Championships — another Punxsy grad earned another spectacular accolade: Former Chuck Steven Cressley, who wrestles for Division I Clarion University, qualified at 184 pounds for the D-I Wrestling National Championships.

Helen Marie (Wolfe) Cook, 1921-2012

March 15, 2012

Helen Marie Cook was born in Sheridan, Wyo., Oct. 27, 1921, to Claude and Hattie Hysell.

During World War II, she moved to the Philadelphia area to assist with the war effort. She met and married Harold Cook, and they settled first in Hamilton and later moved to the family farm near Hamilton.

Helen ran her own business for 30 years and was well known in the area for her beautiful antique shop and expertise in all areas relating to the antique business.

March 14th

Winter MVP candidates announced

March 14, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In keeping with the tradition that has now become a second-annual occurrence with each respective PAHS sports season, and after overwhelmingly successful responses in the past The Spirit would like to announce the candidates for this year's Winter Sports Male and Female Most Valuable Player Awards.

Many athletic teams choose MVP candidates as a group, but in this election, readers of The Spirit have the opportunity to cast their ballots.

The Zak Zone

March 14, 2012

Over the past week, I've been sitting at the office searching for the perfect idea for the spring sports preview, which will appear in The Spirit exactly one week from today.

But with the thoughts surrounding the upcoming seasons — including track and field, baseball, softball and boys' tennis — I also found myself reflecting back on the sports season just recently concluded.

As glad as I am to see 70-degree days and bright sunshine, I've also come to realize just how much I enjoyed and will miss the winter sports season.

Martha MacMillan, 86

March 14, 2012

Martha MacMillan, 86, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at home.

She was born April 6, 1925, in Meadville, a daughter of the late Margaret and Frank Waelde.

She graduated from Meadville High School in January 1943.

She worked for Talon Zipper during the war and was a pilot in the Civil Air Patrol.

James Stanley Vrobel, 50

March 14, 2012

James Stanley Vrobel, 50, Stump Creek, died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at home.

He was born Sept. 27, 1961, in DuBois, a son of the late Jerome & Mary (Horzempa) Vrobel.

Mr. Vrobel was a graduate of Jefferson Technical School of Reynoldsville and earned his B.S. in electrical engineering from Penn State University.

He worked as an electrical engineer and a certified IR inspector.

Mr. Vrobel was born and raised in DuBois, and for several years, lived in North Carolina, and he had been back in the area the past two years.

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