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Archive - Sep 2013

September 10th

Helen A. Gudalis, 101

September 10, 2013

Helen A. Gudalis, 101, DuBois, formerly of Sykesville, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Christ the King Manor.

She was born Aug. 14, 1912, in Walston, a daughter of the late Peter Tersine and Louise DeFlora.

She was married to William G. Gudalis, Sr. He preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 1989.

She was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Sykesville and was a long-time member of the A.B.V.M. Rosary Society.

She enjoyed cooking, shopping and her family.

Blaine E. Heckman Sr., 70

September 10, 2013

Blaine E. Heckman Sr., 70, of Brookville, went home to be with his Lord in the early morning hours of Sept. 9, 2013, following a lengthy illness.

Born June 6, 1943, in Punxsutawney, he was the son of John W. and Olive (Snyder) Heckman, the youngest of five children.

His life of 70 years was full of dedication to hard work, but never lacking in joy.

Those who knew Blaine were always cheered by his light-hearted humor.

His entrepreneurial spirit was evidenced by various successful endeavors.

Florence “Dolly” Kelso, 82

September 10, 2013

Florence “Dolly” Kelso, 82, of Brookville, died peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, after an extended battle with Multiple Myeloma.

Dolly was born on May 7, 1931.

She was married for 25 years to Allen R. Hetrick, who died in 1979 at the young age of 54.

In 1981, she married William G. Kelso, who died in 2011 at the age of 92.

She was the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Kettin) Bockoras.

She was born and raised on “B” street in Brookville and moved 50 yards down the same street and made her own home for the rest of her life.

September 9th

Just for Jesus looks to establish Kids Against Hunger satellite in Jefferson County

September 9, 2013

BROCKWAY — The Just for Jesus Challenge Homeless Outreach Ministry, which operates facilities in Brockway and Brookville, has recently expanded its services with the addition of a few new programs designed for guests of the shelter to have the opportunity to give back to their communities, including plans to become the second satellite of Kids Against Hunger in Pennsylvania.

Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

Council approves Wachob as future fire department chief

September 9, 2013

At Monday’s Borough Council meeting, Josh Wachob (pictured above) was approved to be the new chief of the Punxsutawney Fire Department beginning in 2014.

Boys' golf continues to win at Brockway

September 9, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY— The Punxsutawney Chucks continue to dominate the links.

No matter how hard you try, there is no other lede that can sum it up better.

With districts just 13 days away at Penn Hills Country Club, the Chucks wanted to continue that domination.
On Monday, the Chucks took on the Rovers of Brockway High School.

In a close match by the Chucks' standards, they were able to walk away with a 163-175 victory.

The Chucks had to battle adversity throughout the match, as Mother Nature didn't quite cooperate with the two schools.

Head coach Josh Conrad was proud of how his

Council enacts anti-tobacco policy in parks, playgrounds

September 9, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Borough Council discussed a great number of topics at Monday night's meeting, with one sure to affect smokers.

After much discussion among the council members and the mayor, it was proposed that smoking and tobacco use should be banned in all public playgrounds and parks — including Barclay Square — throughout town.

Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

September 8th

William A. Barilar, 61

September 8, 2013

William A. Barilar, 61, Anita, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at home.

He was born Feb. 2, 1952, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late William and Matilda K. (Painter) Barilar.

On June 4, 1977, he married Debbie G. Smelko, who survives.

He was a loving husband and father.

He attended St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Anita.

He worked as a Quality Control Inspector for Arcadia Industrial.

He enjoyed running, riding bicycles, cars and music (especially The Beatles).

He was a sound man for many local bands, a long-distance runner and an Eagle Scout.

Paul H. Ramsey, 66

September 8, 2013

Paul H. Ramsey, 66, of Karthaus, formerly of Punxsutawney and Dandridge, Tenn., died on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.

He was born on Dec. 20, 1946 in Knoxville, Tenn., a son of the late Paul and Mildred (Eslinger) Ramsey.

Mr. Ramsey was a founding member of Professional Gas Field, Clearfield, and had been a truck driver for 50 years.
He was very passionate about dirt circle track racing.

He was Protestant by faith.

Rita Marie Heckman, 69

September 8, 2013

Rita Marie Heckman, 69, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.

She was born April 14, 1944, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late Antonio and Domenica (Lorelli) Stellabotta.

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