Archive - 2013
(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 Dawn Krishart.)
By Destiny Pifer
Of the Spirit
BIG RUN â€” You may recognize Dawn Krishart as the pastor of the Big
Run United Methodist Church,or perhaps you have seen her throughout the community.
Read all about Krishart in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
Faye E. Martz, 97, Ringgold, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at McKinley Health Center, Brookville.
She was born Oct. 13, 1915, in Ringgold, a daughter of the late Edith (Stewart) and Ralph R. Young, Sr.
On May 17, 1939, she married James E. Martz. They were married for 72 wonderful years. He preceded her in death on Feb. 23, 2013.
She was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church in Ringgold, and also the PASR, AAUW and the LCW.
Margaret Lillian Peace Hauck, age 90, of Ellenboro, N.C., died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 at her residence.
Margaret was born June 10, 1923, in Clearfield County, Pa., to the late Reese Irvin Peace and Kathryn Melinda Shepler Peace.Â
Robert Clair Shaffer, 82, of Pansy Ringgold Road, Summerville, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at Jefferson Manor.
Robert was born on Oct. 1, 1930, at the family home on Pansy Ringgold Road, a son of the late Clair Charles and Melda Mae (Spare) Shaffer.
On July 13, 1951, he married the former Alice Jean Sushereba. She survives.
Early in his career he worked for the U.S. Dept of Agriculture, then on to Sylvania. He then owned and operated the Interchange Sunoco, which was located at the intersection of routes 28 and 322, until 1965.
Ethel M. Kolodick, 90, died with her family at her side, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.
She was born Sept. 22, 1922, in Horatio, Pa., a daughter of the late Stephen and Anna (Hardick) Gresock.
On Feb. 11, 1942, in Punxsutawney, she married the late Joseph Kolodick.
She was a member of the Saint Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.
Mrs. Kolodick was a member of the Ladies Altar Society and the Rosary Society.
She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and cook.
Chet A. Haddow, 33, of Rossiter, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Perry Twp.
Mr. Haddow was born Nov. 17, 1979, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Gary E. Haddow and Cathy (Emerick) Haddow.
Spending time with his family and friends was what he loved most.
He was employed in the Marcellus Shale industry and really enjoyed his work.
Chet is survived by a brother, Chad E. Haddow of Indiana; a sister, Tammy Courteau and husband Brian of Erie; his grandmother, Dorothy Haddow of Cape Coral, Fla.; and his beloved friends, Kayla Hanley and Isaac Hanley.
BROOKVILLE â€” As 2013 comes within months of its close and 2014 begins to move in, some of the first provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are starting to slide into place.
As they continue to foster debate and raise questions, health care reform became the topic of the Brookville Area Chamber of Commerce's third Eggs and Issues Breakfast.
For a re-cap of the presentation, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
DUBOIS â€” DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police reported early Wednesday morning that an Ashtabula, Ohio, man was killed in an accident at the 90.2 milepost on Interstate 80 westbound Tuesday night.
Police said that at 7:04 p.m., a crash occurred as a 2007 Ken-
worth truck pulling a 2009 Trail King trailer, driven by James M. Gilchrist, 35, of Meadville, was stopped on the interstate due to traffic ahead of his unit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” You've heard of doing something on a wing and a prayer â€”Â as in doing something when you're not prepared. But have you heard of doing something on a whim and a prayer? While some would use the two expressions interchangeably, they have very different meanings.
The Punxsutawney Christian Women's Conference started back in 2010 on what one might call the latter â€”Â a whim, or arbitrary impulse, and a prayer, or a few of them.
William Michael Roberts Sr., 88, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born Dec. 4, 1924, in Robertsville, a son of the late Frank Roberts and Jennie (Barletta) Roberts.
On Jan. 9, 1954, he married Jean (Pride) Roberts, who survives.
Bill was a member of the Saints Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.
In 2011, he was honored with the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, known as the â€śCross of Honour.â€ť
This is the highest award given by the papacy to honor service.