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Familiar Faces Friday!

May 22, 2014

(Editor’s note: This piece is onein a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” 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. Today’s familiar face is Jesse DeChurch.)

By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Jesse DeChurch is a familiar face. You may recognize him as the owner of Jesse’s Salon. Or perhaps you have seen him performing in the community.

DeChurch was born in Punxsutawney and raised in Cloe.

Eagles hosting child Safety Day this weekend

May 22, 2014

The Punxsutawney Eagles and Auxiliary will be hosting Child Safety Day from noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday.

The event will be held in the Eagles’ parking lot and is open to the public.

The Pennsylvania State Police Troop C will check car seats to make sure they are properly installed.

Punxsutawney Borough Police will offer fingerprinting, and the Punxsutawney Fire Department will demonstrate fire prevention.

Children who attend will have the chance to check out the fire truck, which will be on display.

Huey battling rare form of cancer, looking for ways to help others fight

May 22, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It's a diagnosis that no one ever wants to hear, most certainly a young person — and that is cancer. For 23-year-old Stephanie Huey, it was the diagnosis that changed her life.

When one thinks of cancer, many of the obvious types may pop into the mind, such as breast cancer, lung cancer or pancreatic cancer.

However, what many don't realize is that there are other rare forms of cancer as well.

It was in July 2012, when Huey was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer
called Angiosarcoma.

William “Bill” Becker, 94

May 22, 2014

William “Bill” Becker, 94, Snyder Road, Brookville, Rose Township, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Brookville Hospital, peacefully, surrounded by family.

He was born Feb. 24, 1920, in Brookville, a son of John Becker and Theresia M. (Kasparek) Becker.

He was married to Bertha A. (Snyder) Becker for one year, before she preceded him in death July 30, 1945.

Feb. 28 1947, in Oakland, Maryland, he married Althea B. (Snyder) Becker, who survives, and they celebrated 67 years of marriage.

William briefly served and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army.

Ruth M. (Bodenhorn) Hoch Trithart, 97

May 22, 2014

Ruth M. (Bodenhorn) Hoch Trithart, 97, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Jefferson Manor Health Center, Brookville.

She was born Dec. 23, 1916, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Jacob and Ethel L. (McCormick) Bodenhorn.

She was first married to Preston S. Hoch on June 16, 1948. He preceded her in death on Nov. 4, 1971.

She then married Arment N. Trithart on Aug. 7, 1975. He preceded her in death on May 2, 1992.

She was the last remaining of her family.

She attended the Wesleyan Methodist Church.

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