Archive - 2014
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Dennis J. â€śDJâ€ť Vettenburg, 74, of Chord Road in Corry, Pa., died on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at his residence.
He was born on Oct. 22, 1939, in Corry, Pa., a son of the late John and Virginia Laird Vettenburg.
DJ was raised and educated in Corry, graduating from Corry Area High School. As a young man, he served two years with the US Army. Over the years, DJ lived in several areas, including Corry, Frewsburg, New York, and Live Oak, Florida.
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Jeffrey Alan Carlson, 42, of Dayton, passed away on Sept. 14, 2014, at his residence.
He was born on April 19, 1972, to Carl and Julia (Turk) Carlson in DuBois.
Jeffrey worked as a manager for Advance Auto Parts in Kittanning. He graduated from Jeff Tech - DuBois.
He was a member of the Harvest Community Church of Indiana. Jeffrey had a passion for his sport bike. He enjoyed hunting, kayaking and helping others in the community. Jeffrey organized the Advance Auto Parts Car, Truck and Bike Show. He was also blessed by being a future grandfather.
Esther I. Miller, 88, formerly of Frostburg, Pa., where she lived for years until her sonâ€™s death, died on July 31, 2014.
She was born on Nov. 5, 1925.
Esther is survived by her children, Carl R. Miller, Jr. and Carol A. Mott, both of Rochester, New York; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and nine brothers and sisters.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl R. Miller, Sr., and a son, Robert A. Miller of Frostburg.
A graveside prayer service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Frostburg Cemetery.
Albert Dan Seger, a longtime resident of the town of Niagara, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at home, while receiving care from Niagara Hospice. He was 81. He was born in Banks Township, Indiana County, Pa., on June 1, 1933, the son of Oren Lee and Kiziah (Brunner) Seger.
H. Robert Bickerstaff, â€śChaplain Bob,â€ť ascended to meet his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sept. 15, 2014, at home, surrounded by his loving family.
Born Aug. 21, 1938 in Jeanette, Pa., to Harry and Hazel Bickerstaff, he married Sally Sexton on Feb. 2, 1963 in Cochranton, Pa.
Bob is survived by his wife, Sally; three children, Jana Bickerstaff of
Punxsutawney Mayor Richard Alexander proclaimed the week of Sept. 17 through Sept. 23 as "National Constitution Week" in Punxsutawney. Constitution Week was initiated by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Pictured are (front, from left) Alexander; Joan Olp, Regent of Punxsutawney DAR; (back row) Jan Harrold, Vice-Regent and Constitution Committee chair; and Santana Olp, Recording Secretary and Outstanding Junior Member.
For more on this story, see Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
Punxsy's boys' cross country (led by Eric Ingros, pictured here) led the Chucks and Lady Chucks in a busy day of athletics with a pair of wins over Brookville and Bradford.
For more from the full day of events, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.
Today's events include;
â€˘ Junior High Soccer vs. Ridgway, 4 p.m.
â€˘ Girls' Soccer vs. Curwesnville, 4 p.m.
â€˘ Boys' and Girls' Golf at DuBois Invitational, 9 a.m.
â€˘ 9th-grade football at Moniteau, 6:30 p.m.
Rita Mae Richardson, 85, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Mrs. Richardson was born April 21, 1929, in DuBois, a daughter of the late Fred and Ida (Johnston) Wells.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Richardson.
Rita was a member of the Canoe Ridge Church of God.
She loved polka, and was a member of the Polka Club. She also loved bowling, sewing, dancing and her beloved dog â€śDaisy Mae.â€ť