Archive - 2013
Mary Ellen Miller, 66, of Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at her home.
Mary Ellen was born June 17, 1947, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Howard and Laura Mae (Chapman) Miller.
She is survived by two brothers, Sam Miller and wife Kay of Anita and John Miller of Punxsutawney; two sisters, Anna Mae Berkey of Punxsutawney and Betty Stahlman and husband Tom of Emerickville; and several beloved nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at the McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney, where a funeral service will be held
Thomas "Shiner" Doyle Snyder, Sr., 62, of Mayport, Pa., died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, with his loving family at his side.
He was born March 27, 1951, in Brookville, the son of the late Howard "Snitz" Doyle Snyder and Sarah Josephine Caylor.
He was a member of the National Guard and worked as a coal miner and truck driver.
He was also the owner of the Thomas Snyder Coal Company.
Norman Samuel Scava, 85, of Hudson, Ohio, was taken home on Aug. 17, 2013, to join his wife, Doris, for eternity.
Sam was born Aug. 28, 1928, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late LuCille and Samuel Scava.
He was married to Doris Foster, who preceded him in death on Aug. 20, 2011.
Sam was known as "Skip" to his friends.
He attended Punxsutawney High School, where he was a four-sport athlete. Upon graduation, he attended Thiel College, where he met his wife, Doris.
(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 Susan Buchheit.)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” When it comes to recognizable faces, Susan Buchheit is one you may certainly know.
Take a close look at the projection booth of the Punxsutawney Area Community Center (PACC) Jackson Theater.
The 35 mm projector and equipment needs to be replaced with a digital projector as the movie industry goes all digital within the next year.
Pictured (from left) are Frank Test, PACC projector operator; Rob McCoy, PACC executive director; Teresa Neal, secretary, PACC Board of Directors; and John Test, PACC projector operator.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” I would say to close your eyes for a second and imagine someone that you've always looked up to being in your presence, watching you work. But if I did that, you wouldn't be able to read The Spirit.
So let's imagine with our eyes open and our attention still on the article, shall we?
Now that you have the person or group in your head, can you imagine the butterflies that would be running through you as they watch you do what they did?
Personally, if Rick Reilly was here at 510 Pine St. and pulled up a chair beside me, I would get carpal tunnel immediately.
The sheriff's sale of the Pantall Hotel, which had been scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in the sheriff's office, located in the Jefferson County Courthouse, has been postponed.
Jefferson County Sheriff Carl Gotwald Sr. said negotiations with the bank are ongoing.
The sale has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 11.
Richard A. Srock, Jr., 63, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Kindred Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Richard was preceded in death by parents Richard, Sr. and Leah Margaret (Knarr) Srock of Troutville.
Born in DuBois on June 9, 1950, Richard grew up in Troutville and graduated from DuBois Area High School in 1968.
Richard lived with his parents until moving to Pittsburgh, where he brought great joy to the homes of his sisters Mary Maddox and Diane Davis until moving to Brick House at the campus of Allegheny Valley School in Coraopolis, Pa. in 2004.
Alfred J. "Pete" Manners, 94, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Benezette, died on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, following a lengthy illness.
He was born Oct. 28, 1918, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late William and Jessie Manners.
On May 19, 1948, in Punxsutawney, he married Ann Swanson Manners, who survives.
Pete was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during WWII in Normandy and France.Â He was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries received during the war.Â He retired from Airco Speer after more than 29 years of service.Â
This coming Saturday, the 15th annual Groundhog Fall 50K is coming to town. Big Runâ€™s VFW Post 9044 is hosting the race for the third straight year, and post members have completed 96 man hours of work preparing the trails. Pictured here are Tom Johnston, Bob Lott, Jesse Miller, Duane Miller and Randy Kromer, some of the workers near a new obstacle on the course â€” a six-foot-deep ditch carved by the flooding in June, which will cause extra challenges to the runners this year. The pipe the water used to flow through can even be seen.