Archive - Dec 5, 2013
The Jeff Tech Joint Operating Committee (JOC) held its reorganization meeting on Thursday.
The committee is made up of representatives from the four sending districts of Punxsutawney, Brookville, DuBois and Brockway. Shelly Caine, Brockway, was elected chairperson, while Francis J. Molinaro of Punxsy was elected vice chair.
(Editorâ€™s note: This piece is one in a series of â€śFamiliar Faces Fridayâ€ť features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Todayâ€™s familiar face is Clint Reed.)
PUNXSUTAWNEYâ€” Clint Reed is a recognizable face. You may recognize him as the maintenance supervisor at the AGAPE student housing building, or perhaps you have witnessed his musical talents on display at either Music in the Park or the most recent Tunes for Tots event.
Mary Lou â€śMillieâ€ť Bonadio, 86, of Somerset, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at her home.
She was born Jan. 14, 1927, in New Martinsville, W.V., a daughter of the late Clarence Lee and Maude Evelyn (Smith) Prichard.
Millie was a 1945 graduate of Punxsutawney High School.
Until her retirement, she was co-owner/operator of Pennsylvania Propane, along with her husband, the late Francis Anthony â€śTonyâ€ť Bonadio, who preceded her in death on Dec. 27, 2009.
She was a member of St. Peterâ€™s Catholic Church and the Homemakers Club.
Sara Abram, 78, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Mulberry Square Elder Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Ms. Abram was born Oct. 13, 1935, in Brockway, the only daughter of the late James R. and Vaughn R. (Robinson) Marshall.
Sara was a long-time resident at Lane Avenue Care Home.
Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at the McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney, where a service will be held at noon with Joeseph Buterbaugh officiating.
Private interment will follow at Wildwood Cemetery in Brockway.
Mary Margaret Paris, 58, of Reynoldsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born May 20, 1955, a daughter of the late Raymond Edwin Long Sr. and Irene Catherine (Felisky) Long.
Mary was the wife of James C. Paris, and they had 29 great years together.
She enjoyed flower gardening and working around her home.
Mary worked as a housekeeper, in which she took much pride.
Through her care and dedication to her work, many of her customers also became her friends.