Archive - 2013
Frank M. Amundson, 70, of Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at his home.
Mr. Amundson was born April 30, 1943, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Frank B. Amundson and Eleanor (McCullough) Amundson.
He was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church.
He is survived by his wife Mary Ann (Renne) Amundson of Punxsutawney.
Mr. Amundson was the President of Femco Machine Company, which he
co-owned with his father and brother from 1964 to 1994.
Monabell D. Bair, 76, Rossiter, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Mulberry Square.
She was born March 28, 1937, a daughter of the late Andrew and June (Seger) Zemlin.
She was married to Charles Bair, who preceded her in death on April 25, 1991.
She enjoyed her family, grandchildren and gardening.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Sure, you know about the Pirates 20-year losing streak coming to an end this year, but did you know that the boys' golf team had a streak of its own?
The last time the Chucks lost at Punxsutawney Country Club to a District IX opponent was Sept. 18, 2006, when Brookville defeated Punxsy 160-171.
Seven years and one day later, it happened again.
The only problem is, this one cost them a berth for the AML Championship against Ridgway.
By just one stroke (174-173), the Raiders ended the streak and advanced to face Ridgway.
The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) stopped by Punxsutawney on Thursday as part of its DCED on the Road initiative.
Clyde "Champ" Holman (right), the deputy secretary for community affairs and development at DCED, visited a number of locations across the state â€” including, in Jefferson County, Punxsy and Brookville â€” to meet with constituents and tour finished projects in which DCED had a hand and to hear about projects that are being considered for the future.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Can you believe that tonight marks the fourth football game of the season for Punxsutawney already?
The Chucks wasted no time kicking off their season with three enticing games.
If you ask head coach Alan Nichol, the game that his team plays each week is the most important game of the season.
It is, after all, the only game that they can focus on or control.
But the first three had a different feeling to them.
The annual Route 36 game kicked off the season, which featured the Chucks traveling to Brookville to take on their new school rival.
(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.