Archive - 2013
Mary H. Neese, 86, Princeton, Ind., died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at The Waters of Princeton.
She was born Sept. 24, 1926, a daughter of the late Maggie (Geist) and Jerry Alcorn.
She was married to Walter Neese, who preceded her in death.
Larry B. Pennington, 61, of Rossiter, died Friday, June 7, 2013, at UPMC Montifiore Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born April 2, 1952, in Erie, a son of the late Walter Pennington and Fannie (Berringer) Pennington.
His mother survives and resides in Rossiter.
He was a 1970 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School.
He graduated at the top of his class from Westmoreland Business College.
On Oct. 30, 2011, he married Margaret DeRobertis. She survives.
Larry was a foster care provider.
He was an avid hunter and president of the Backdoor Outlaw Archery Club.
Dr. William Mark McKinley, 89, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013, in Brookville.
Dr. Mark was the last of a special generation of McKinley doctors who lived and practiced medicine in Brookville and had a deep impact on so many in the region.
To his family, his friends and his community, he will be remembered as a respected surgeon, a devoted family man and a lover of historic preservation, world history and travel.
As the youngest child of Dr. Arthur C. McKinley and Mary Cowan, Dr. Mark was born March 24, 1924, in Corsica and raised in Brookville.
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.
Want to spot some familiar faces?
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