Archive - 2014
James L. â€śSkipâ€ť Kunselman, 78, of Erie, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at UPMC Hamot, following a brief illness.
He was born in Hamilton, Pa. on Oct. 28, 1936, a son of the late Oral and Mary Edna Kunselman.
Skip was employed at General Electric Co. until his retirement. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed the outdoors. He collected beach glass and made beach glass jewelry.
Elsie E. â€śBettyâ€ť Zents, 89, of Brookville, Pa., died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at Brookside Senior Living, Brookville.
She was born Oct. 4, 1925, in Brookville, a daughter of the Clarence W. and Rose Winters Dinger.
On May 5, 1950, she married the late Francis E. Zents, in Brookville. He preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 2001.
For 41 years, she was co-owner and bookkeeper for Zents Brothers Construction in Brookville and also worked for several years at G.C. Murphy Company in Brookville.
VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014
According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.
On Tuesday evening, The Cobblestone Hotel held an official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony. New to the state of Pennsylvania,
Cobblestone Hotel is open for business in Punxsutawney. JR Woolridge III, general manager, and Brian Worgenese, president of the Cobblestone
Thursday Night Football 12/11/14
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Joe Lundy, 70, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Warren, with his family by his side.
He was born on July 15, 1944, in Punxsutawney, the son of Earl and Jane Lundy.
Joe graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School in 1962 and would go on to work at Van Huffel Tube and Vanex Tube. He retired in 2011.
In his free time, Joe enjoyed spending time with his family, cooking, walking his dog, Molly, and NASCAR. Joe was also a member of the Bazetta Cortland Optimist Club and served as governor and president of the organization.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney "Light Up a Child's Life" in Punxsutawney got off to a fast start Monday, with a little over $5,000 raised on the first day of broadcasting on WPXZ FM 104.1.
Lindsey Herzing, Make-A-Wish regional manager, said the first day was fabulous, kicked off at Ragley's True Value Hardware in Punxsutawney, and they are broadcasting all week from Miller Brothers Furniture from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
Diane M. Tangren, 57, of Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Miss Tangren was born Dec. 12, 1957, in Indiana, Pa., a daughter of the late H. Ray Tangren and Jean B. (Droney) Tangren of Punxsutawney, who survives.
She was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Church.
Diane enjoyed visiting with her family, music, dance and working on puzzles.
Mildred Anna (Berkeybile) Burkett, 94, of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, in Home, Pa.
She was born March 13, 1920, in Pittsburgh. She was the youngest child of James and Anniebelle (Martin) Berkeybile.
She was raised near Pittsburgh near Hazelwood, where she met her husband, Luther Burkett.Â They lived there for 13 years before moving to Punxsutawney.
Along with her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four siblings, Floyd, Charlie, Wilda Duffy and Olive Keifer; a grandson, Shawn Haggerty; and a son-in-law, Jack White.