Archive - 2014
Patricia Alice Keller, 84, of Pittsburgh, passed away on Sept. 26, 2014.
She was the beloved wife of the late Harold Thomas Keller, loving mother of Gary (Sonia), Russ (Vivian) and Randy Keller. She was the grandmother of Brandon and Matthew Keller and Lisa (Brett) Evans, and great-grandmother of Elizabeth Evans.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry F. and Lottie Lerch; and her siblings, Maxine, Helen, and Donald.
Patricia was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School and a longtime member of Hamilton Presbyterian Church.
Stephen T. Gomola, 81, of Reynoldsville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at his home.
Mr. Gomola was born April 29, 1933, in Delancey, the youngest son of the late Steve and Mary (Sivanich) Gomola.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores A. (Molnar) Gomola.
Mr. Gomola was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he was a Captain.
He was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Church.
Robert M. "Bob" Byers, 68, of Mahaffey, passed away Sept. 26, 2014, in Pittsburgh. He was born Feb. 28, 1946, in Punxsutawney, a son of Richard and Emma (Wolfe) Byers.
Bob was a U.S. Navy veteran of four years during the Vietnam era. He was employed as a diesel mechanic for Beckwith Machinery.
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Kyle Beatty and his band are pictured performing during praise and worship during the See You at the Pole Rally that was held on Wednesday evening at Punxsutawney Area High School.
For more information on the event, see Fridayâ€™s print edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Wednesday eveningâ€˜s Punxsy Area School Board meeting saw a variety of topics being discussed, with one of the main ones being bus stops. Addressing the board were concerned grandparents Bill and Donna Rampe of Church Street on a topic covered earlier this month â€” a bus stop at Church Street.
Randy L. Shultz, 57, of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born on Sept. 7, 1957. He is survived by his parents, Virginia "Ginny" and Larry E. Rose of Punxsutawney.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his fiancÃ©, Tammy Fisher of Rochester Mills; one son, Nicholas Shultz and wife Jennifer of Oklahoma; two grandsons, Kai and Kale Shultz of Oklahoma; two brothers, Ricky P. Shultz and wife Josephine of Plumville and Russell J. Shultz and wife Alice of Punxsutawney; and several nieces and nephews.
On Tuesday, the Jefferson County commissioners proclaimed the first week of October as National 4-H Week in the county. Pictured here are (front, from left) Susan Alexander, 4-H educator for the Penn State Extension Office; Commission Chairman Paul Corbin; and (back) Commissioner Jeff Pisarcik.
For more from the meeting, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.
Frances A. Wasicki, 91, of Rossiter, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Rossiter surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Wasicki was born June 8, 1923, in Rossiter, the only child of the late Thomas and Mary (Pollock) Hutchinson.
Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Adam Wasicki, and one grandchild.
She was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Church.
Her loves were her family, her grandchildren and crocheting. Frances was a member of the Buffalo Lodge Am Vets and the American Legion in Rossiter.
The Punxsutawney Appreciation Day Committee is pictured here taking a short break from planning for its 2014 Appreciation Day festivities. Pictured (from left) are Denny Fetterman, Michele Neal, Tina Szakelyhidi and Connie Shick. Committee members not pictured are Katie Laska, Aggie Ott, and Shirley Sharp.
For more information on Appreciation Day, see Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.