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Archive - Feb 2013

February 21st

Abigail “Gayle” Anderson, 90

February 21, 2013

Mrs. Abigail “Gayle” Anderson, 90, of Lake Wales, Florida, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at her home.

She was born June 1, 1922, in Marion Center, Pa., and married her husband, Emory A. Anderson, Sr., on Dec. 19, 1941.

They lived in Lake Wales from 1957 until 1964 and returned to Lake Wales from Punxsutawney in 1986.

She was a loving wife and mother and a beautiful example of love and caring for her family.

She was a bookkeeper and a secretary alongside her late husband in their
family-owned businesses.

Mrs. Anderson was a member of the Lake Wales Woman’s Club.

Francis J. "Cheech" Esposito, 82

February 21, 2013

Francis J. "Cheech" Esposito, 82, Brockway, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

He was born June 8, 1930, in Brockway, a son of Frank and Maria Carmella Provenzano Esposito.

He was previously married to Martha Hoskavich, who survives, of Brockway.

He was the owner of Esposito Beverage in Brockway from 1951 until 2006.

He was a member of St. Tobias in Brockway.

Cheech was a lifetime member of the S.O.I. Club in Brockway and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Clark A. Rhodes, 85

February 21, 2013

Clark A. Rhodes, 85, of Punxsutawney, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mr. Rhodes was born Nov. 20, 1927, in Adamsburg, a son of the late John P. and Alta E. (Norris) Rhodes.

Clark is survived by his wife, Marilyn A. (McQuown) Rhodes, of Punxsutawney.

They were married July 1, 1950.

Mr. Rhodes served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and the Air Force during the Korean War.

He was retired from the Linde Company, a subsidiary of Union Carbide after 39-and-a-half years of service as a District Business Manager.

February 20th

Lady Chucks seek 3rd 'W' of year over Lady Dutch in D-IX semis

February 21, 2013

ST. MARYS — The saying goes it is tough to beat a team three times in one year.

Tonight, the Punxsy Lady Chucks will test the saying and look to prove it wrong in their case.

After sweeping the season series in games that were not in doubt for most of the contests, Punxsy will try to best St. Marys in the District IX AAA girls' basketball semifinal.

The tip-off will be at 7 p.m. in St. Marys Area High School gymnasium.

The winner of tonight's contest will move on to face Bradford on Saturday, Mar. 2, at Clarion University at a time to be determined.

Elementary tourney wraps up with final quartet of contests

February 21, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — After 12 games in three nights, the annual boys' basketball elementary tournament wrapped up with another night of quality court action.

The opening pair of contests saw a close contest before a runaway victor claimed the later fourth- and fifth-grade editions.

After leading 8-5 over the first 10 minutes of play, Alabama scored three of the four second-half points for the 11-6 win over Colorado.

For the second night in a row, Princeton was paced by Andrew Young, who netted 12 points. Young and the Tigers swept past the Ducks of Oregon, 26-7.

C. “Ray” Pearce, 53

February 21, 2013

C. “Ray” Pearce, 53, of Mahaffey died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at his home, where he most wanted to be, surrounded by the love of his family and friends.

The son of Calvin Edsel and Imogene “Jean” (Muth) Pearce, he was born on Dec. 18, 1959, in DuBois.

Ray was a graduate of Purchase Line High School.

A man who greatly enjoyed spending time in the outdoors, Ray especially loved hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed traveling and experiencing the freedom to head out on road trips.

Ray was a social member of the Sons of the American Legion in Glen Campbell.

Mary Rose (Melvin) Green, 98

February 21, 2013

Mary Rose (Melvin) Green, 98, of Blairsville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at St. Andrews, in Indiana, Pa.

She was born Aug. 1, 1914, in Rossiter, the daughter of the late David and Josephine (Caretti) Melvin.

Darlene De Voe Fairman, 72

February 21, 2013

Darlene De Voe Fairman, 72, of Hamilton, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in Hospice of Hamilton in Hamilton, Ohio.

She was born in Punxsutawney on April 12, 1940, the daughter of Darrell and Ruth (DeVoe) Burns. She married Raymond Fairman on Feb. 10, 1962, in Dallas, Texas, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 2012.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church (Hamilton, Ohio), where she had been active and chairwoman of many committees.

Too good to be true: New training device, Pat Sim, making PAH safer, more efficient

February 21, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — So many little boys and girls are now familiar with the term simulator, having grown up in an era where flight simulators and simulation games are a regular thing surrounding them. But at Punxsutawney Area Hospital (PAH), there's a new simulator in town, and this one's designed for the adults.

His (or her, as he/she has removable/addable body parts to be worn or not on any given day) name is Pat Sim, and according to Lisa Wanchisn, PAH education trainer, the scope of possible training scenarios has been broadened by a large amount with Pat's arrival at the hospital.

Ferringer's Flowers to hold annual Pet Food Drive in March

February 21, 2013

BROOKVILLE — For the 17th year, Betsy and Dave Ferringer of Ferringer's Flowers in Brookville will be providing residents with an opportunity to help animals with the holding of its annual Pet Food Drive from March 1 through March 15.

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