Archive - 2013
After a gallant battle with neuroendocrine cancer, Jack Edward Elder, 79, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at the Carolyn Croxton Slane Hospice Residence.
Born Aug. 28, 1933, in Bellefonte, Pa., he was the oldest son of the late Henry and Kathryn Elder.
He graduated from State College Area High School, attended Penn State and was an Army veteran of the Korean War Era, serving as a Sgt. in the Radio Operator Division.
On April 21, 1956, he married the former Peggy Morris.
Jack retired from Bell Telephone as a service manager in microwave and radio.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Jefferson County resident Bob Lott recently ran in the Great Wall Marathon in China.
Read about Lott's participating on the fifth-toughest marathon in the world in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
Jason Grusky (right) receives a $250 Education Support Grant to introduce an innovative project in his geometry classes at Punxsutawney Area High School.
S. Thomas Curry, president of the Jefferson County chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR), made the presentation of the competitive award at the organization's recent spring luncheon at Mary's Place.
Read all about Grusky's plans in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
Darien A. Neal, 43, of Rossiter, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at home.
He was born July 2, 1969, in Punxsutawney.
Darien worked for Joe Hanley Construction.
He was a devoted and loving father to his son, Orion.
His enjoyment was playing baseball, and he absolutely loved fishing and hunting.
Darien was a kind and thoughtful man.
He made friends easily with his warm smile and gentle nature, he always spoke well of others, and he had many lifelong friends.
Punxsy's Taylor Phillips looks to throw in his first of two top of the second inning catches in right field in Monday's game against Hopewell in St. Marys. Phillips and the Chucks play the Golden Bears of Upper Moreland today at 3 p.m. in the PIAA AAA quarterfinals in Scotland, Pa.
For a more elaborate preview, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
Wednesday night, the Reynoldsville Borough Council came to no further decision concerning the future of suspended officer Bruce Cramer.
Plenty of residents showed up to voice their support for Cramer. To read the comments, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
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REYNOLDSVILLE â€” It was a spring-like evening â€” fitting with the school colors of green and gold â€” as members of the Jeff Tech Class of 2013 walked through the gymnasium and up to the podium to accept their certifications. The traditional Jeff Tech colors are green for the boys and gold for the girls.
Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
Del Spafford (left), representing the Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve (ESGR), presents Gary Conrad with the distinguished Seven Seals Award, given to those who significantly advance the ESGR mission, at Tuesdayâ€™s school board meeting.
Read all about the meeting in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
Ronald J. Vandervort, 68, Brookville, died Monday, June 3, 2013, at Brookville Hospital.
He was born June 26, 1944, in Brookville, a son of William Homer Vandervort and Rhoda Himes Vandervort.
Sept. 28, 1963, in Emerickville, Pa., he married Sandra Main, who survives.
Mr. Vandevort was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the Vietnam Conflict from 1963-1967 on two vessels, the USS Champlain and the USS Independence.
He worked at Hawthorne Manufacturing in Hawthorne, Pa., Eljer in Ford City, Pa., and BevAir in Brookville.