Archive - May 1, 2014
PAHS seniors recently voted for the 2014 Prom King and Queen, and the winners will be crowned Saturday night at the prom.
Members of the court include (front, from left) Alaina Martin, Kasey Martz, Jaysa Neale, Haley Hartman; (back) Kevin Hughes, Tommy Renwick, Johnny Gigliotti and Ryan Presloid.
Read all about the students in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
(Editorâs note: This piece is one in a series of âFamiliar Faces Fridayâ features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Todayâs familiar face is Nate Pyles.)
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Nate Pyles is a familiar face. You may recognize him as the produce worker at County Market. Or perhaps you have seen him doing his puppet ministry throughout the community.
George S. Gardiner, 91, Punxsutawney, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, May 1, 2014.
He was born June 2, 1922, in DuBois, the son of George A. and Martha (Newell) Gardiner.
On Aug. 24, 1946, he married Mabel V. (Orris) Gardiner. She preceded him in death on May 6, 2008.
George was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
He was a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania and received his masterâs degree in education from the Penn State University.
He was a retired Industrial Arts teacher at Punxsutawney High School, where he taught for 35 years.
Jared Wm. Clemmer, Jr., 84, of Barto, companion of Helen Faust, died Thursday, May 1, 2014, at his residence.
Born in Norristown, he was the son of the late Jared W. Clemmer Sr. and Bertha (Kramer) Clemmer.
He served in the Army during the Korean War.
Jared worked for Merck Sharp and Dohme, most of his life as a truck driver, retiring at age 63.
Jared is well known in the community for his beautiful farm and his many "creatures."
Douglas J. Flick, 79, York, Pa., and Clearwater, Fla., passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Clearwater.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Margie Sebring Flick; children Ken (Jean) Flick, Jack (Pam) Flick and Sheila (Ron) Banzon-Flick; and four grandchildren, Maggie, Madison, Peter and Deans; and his sister, Joyce Mead.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Gertrude; his father, Ed; and a brother, Jim.
He was a 1952 graduate of Warren Area High School.
Velma L. Peffer, 73, of Big Run, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Penn Highlands DuBois, surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Peffer was born July 27, 1940, in Rochester Mills, a daughter of the late Herbert and Ester (Hawk) Miller.
She is survived by her loving husband, Charles F. Peffer, of Big Run. They were married Oct. 2, 1964.
Velma was retired from Standard Pennant, where she was a seamstress for many years.
Mrs. Peffer was a member of the First Christian Church in Big Run and a member of the Ladies Bible Study Group.
She loved sewing and was a wonderful seamstress.
A day after the Chucks allowed 11 runs in the fourth inning against Altoona, Punxsy will take the field once again against the Clearfield Bison. While the Bison's record may not show it, they've had a number of one-run losses on the year. The Chucks will look to rebound from their 13-4 loss on Thursday with a win to kick the weekend off right.