Archive - 2013
Joseph Anthony Palmer, Jr, 83, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, July 8, 2013, at Mulberry Square.
He was born August 18, 1929, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Joseph A. and Christine Violet (Pape) Palmer, Sr.
On Aug. 9, 1983, he married Rosemarie (Gallo) Perry. She preceded him in death on March 13, 2013.
Mr. Palmer was an Army Veteran, having served during World War II.
Joe worked as an engineer for PennDOT for many years.
He was a member of the John Jacob Fisher Post No. 62 for more than 30 years.
Joe was a resident of Mulberry Square for the past few years.
Sydney Sue Steele, 90, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Butler, Pa., on Nov. 24, 1922, a daughter of Florella Ruth Oesterling and John Lee Shields.
Sydney graduated from Brookville High School in 1940 and earned bachelorâ€™s and masterâ€™s degrees in reading education at Pennsylvania State University and Clarion State College.
During World War II, she served in the U.S. Navy in Philadelphia as a radio operator, earning the rank of Chief Petty Officer.
After developing the reading program at the Jefferson County-DuBois
Seth Easton Gilbert, 12, of Reynoldsville, went home with the angels on Saturday, July 6, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
Seth was born Jan. 21, 2001, in DuBois, the son of Theodore J. and Cherie J. (Trude) Gilbert, who survive, of Reynoldsville.
Seth loved to swim and play with his sisters, Brittany, Lexie and Isabel.
In addition to his parents, Ted and Cherie, he is survived by his sisters, Brittany and Isabel Gilbert and Lexie Trude, all of Reynoldsville; his maternal and paternal grandparents and great-grandparents; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Kevin D. Hudock, 60, of Oil City, Pa., died Thursday, July 3, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born on June 17, 1953, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Andrew and Shirley Whitesell Hudock.
Kevin was a 1971 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School and received a bachelor of science degree in engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1975.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a certified Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineer for Dowell-Schlumberger.
Margaret E. Timblin, 89, of Rossiter, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Mrs. Timblin was born Sept. 19, 1923, in Sagamore. She was the daughter of the late Scott W. and Maude (Brady) Hill.
Margaret attended the First Baptist Church.
She worked for the Company Store in Sagamore, Troutmanâ€™s in Indiana and
the Adrian Hospital before retirement.
She spent her winters in Arizona and loved camping, fishing, boating, bike riding, cooking and baking.
Margaret was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
The annual Groundhog Festival concluded with quite the finale Saturday night, as Rick Larrimore entertained the crowd at Barclay Square with his tribute to Rod Stewart.
Larrimoreâ€™s performance was co-sponsored by the Walston Club.
CANOE TOWNSHIP â€” Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are seeking information on a small fire that occurred between July 3 and July 5.
The PA State Police Fire Marshal investigated the origin and cause of the fire and determined that an incendiary device was thrown at the shed in order to ignite the fire, which burned out before causing significant damage.
Police said there were no known injuries in the fire, which occurred along Johnsonburg Road in Canoe Township, Indiana County.
Damage is estimated at $500, and the victim is a Punxsutawney man.
BROOKVILLE â€” The Jefferson County Dairy Promotion Committee is pleased to announce that Toni Smith of Reynoldsville has been selected to
represent Jefferson County as the 2013-2014 Jefferson County Dairy Princess.
Toni was officially recognized at the Jefferson County Holstein Clubâ€™s Twilight Meeting held at Laurel Valley Dairy (Toniâ€™s parentsâ€™ farm.)
Stefany Alexander, dairy ambassador, did the honors of placing Toniâ€™s crown and sash.
Toni is the daughter of Brad Smith and Kelly Holt of Reynoldsville.
She has been an active 4-H member for 10 years.
On Friday, the Punxsy 11- and 12-year-old softball All-Stars completed a three-game sweep of the Section I Tournament to earn a berth to States, which are set to begin on Wednesday in Stroudsburg.
Pictured here are the members of the team beaming with big smiles after the traditional banner presentation Friday in Corry.
(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
July 7, 1897
Will Start This Month
The large and complete iron plant located at this place will be put into blast within a few days.
The date of the firing is not positively fixed, but it will be sometime during the present month.
It was the original intention to initiate this great industry with music and speechmaking and a banquet.