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November 4, 2013

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Toy time! ‘Tots’ collection campaign kicks off Saturday

November 4, 2013

The gingerbread house is open and ready for this Saturday’s kickoff event for the annual U.S. Marine Corps "Toys for Tots" campaign in Jefferson County.

Pictured in front of the Femco Machine gingerbread house (from left) are Janeen Love, Community Action, Inc., Senior Corps-RSVP project director; Kyle Lowry of Femco Machine, Inc.; and Lori Richardson, sales and marketing director for Femco Machine in Punxsy.

For details, see Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

Alfred P. “Al” Barletta, 85

November 4, 2013

Alfred P. “Al” Barletta, 85, formerly of Soldier, Pa., passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in South Carolina, at his daughter’s house where he made his home, after a lengthy illness.

He was born April 28, 1928, in Soldier, the son of Dominic and Caroline (Longo) Barletta.

He married Lois (Deemer) Barletta, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Barletta was in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

He enjoyed crossword and Sudoku puzzles and baking.

Kenneth K. Cielo, 78

November 4, 2013

Kenneth K. Cielo, 78, of Mesa, Ariz., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Hospice of the Valley in Mesa, after a long and courageous battle with COPD.

Mr. Cielo was born on May 1, 1935, in Vandergrift, Pa., the son of the late Hazel M. Cielo and Kelly R. Cielo.

Ken attended Brookville and Punxsutawney high schools.

He joined the Navy after graduation and served four years as lead trumpet player for the Navy band.

Ken worked at the family-owned car sales business, Kelly Cielo Ford, during the ‘60s and ‘70s, along with playing with various musical groups.

Sylvia Frances Murray, 92

November 4, 2013

Sylvia Frances Murray, 92, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.

She was born July 19, 1921, in Reynoldsville, the daughter of the late Glenn and Sarah (Rea) Uplinger.

She was married to George Murray, who preceded her in death in 1988.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Punxsutawney.

She is survived by three daughters, Sylvia Reed and husband Don of New Bethlehem, Pa., Carol Smith and husband Paul of Illinois, and Edith Bergbigler and husband Don of Fenelton, Pa.; and by one sister, Katherine Cramer of Ohio.

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