Archive - 2013
Robert Allen Meckley, 61, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at home.
He was born March 13, 1952, in Natrona Heights, Pa., the son of the late Blair William and Minerva Viola (Cessna) Meckley.
He was married to Rosemary (Boston) Meckley, who survives.
He was employed as a laborer at Thermal-Gard in Punxsutawney.
Margaret R. Jordan, 93, of Covode, died Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at her home.
She was born Nov. 5, 1919, in Canoe Township, a daughter of the late Pearl (Smith) and Adam States.
On March 3, 1941, she married Mervin W. Jordan, who preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 2013.
She was a member of the Covode United Methodist Church.
She loved spending time with her family, growing African Violets, gardening, crocheting, quilting, canning and her little dog, Oreo.
She first worked for Rosenthals and then worked in the junior high cafeteria.
William M. Babco, 74, of Gipsy, PA left this earth on Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
Married to the former Lois Marie (Limrick) on May 28, 1960, he was the father of four daughters: Deborah Horttor, now deceased, Theresa Babco and Scott Huffman, of Richmond Va., Kathryn Miller and husband Patrick of Cherry Tree and Patricia of Boston, Mass.
UNION TOWNSHIP â€” DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police released the names of two drivers who were killed in a two-vehicle accident on Monday at 12:45 p.m., a half mile west of Mountain Extreme, Inc., in Union Township, Clearfield County.
Police said a 1996 Saturn driven by Jeffrey D. Hoffman, 35, of Dauphin, Pa., was traveling west on State Route 322, and a 2011 Mini Cooper driven by Joyce D. Morse, 62, of DuBois, was traveling east.
1971: Christmas Eve fire guts five businesses
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Despite the fact that there's no carnival this week, the town of Punxsutawney is still celebrating the Firefightersâ€™ Old Home Week.
The Punxsutawney Spirit will pay tribute to the townâ€™s firefighters who have risked their lives to protect the lives and property of others over the years.
We always hear that volunteer firefighters are on duty 24/7, which includes holidays, but nobody would expect such a thing to happen on what is probably the biggest holiday of the year for so many.
Scott Anthony (left) of Fox's Pizza Den in Punxsutawney, is pictured with Adam Matt of Slice Of The 80s Pizza (far right) from Michigan and his companion Natalie Proctor, whose birthday is Feb. 2. They are shown with their Prius Hybrid, which is all decked out with â€śSlice of the 80sâ€ť lettering.
For a story, including an interview with Matt, see Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.
Rose Ella Smith, 84, of Glen Campbell, Pa., died Monday, June 24, 2013, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Jan. 5, 1929, in Penn Mary, Pa., the daughter of the late Ralph and Juanita (Fuller) Lucas.
She was married to Stanley Smith, who survives, of Glen Campbell.
She worked as a machine operator for General Electric and later as a hairdresser.
She attended the Smithport Wesleyan Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Stanley; her mother, Juanita (Fuller) Lucas: a son, Gerald Brandner of Glen Campbell; two brothers,
Miners' shortstop Pete Meterko slugs one of Rossiter's two hits Sunday night.
The Miners were bested, 6-0, by the Brookville Grays during the final game of the 2-day Cancer Awareness Tournament at Shaffer Field.
The Rossiter players donned pink uniforms in support of the event, which raised $4,126 for Lisa's Ladybugs.
The full story will be featured in Tuesday's edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.
Kassidy Graham slides across home plate with one of the dozen Punxsy Major softball All-Star team's runs on Sunday afternoon in Warren.
Leading 6-1, Punxsy scored six runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to finish off host Warren, 12-1, by the 10-run rule to advance to Thursday's District X Championship.
Read the full story in Monday's edition of The Spirit.
Concetta Cappella, 92, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, June 22, 2013, at McKinley Health Center in Brookville.
She was born Oct. 10, 1920, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Concetta (Portafola) and Andrew Cappella.
She was a member of the Saints Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.
She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.
She was a supervisor at Pramco and Sportswear Company.
Surviving relatives include a sister, Louise Cappella; numerous nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.