January 12th, 2015
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” On Monday night, members of the Punxsutawney Area School Board officially accepted the resignation of Alan Nichol from the position of head coach of the Chucksâ€™ football squad after six seasons.
Seattle 31 (13-4) vs Carolina 17 (8-9-1)
The JV and varsity girls' basketball games at Clarion today have been postponed and rescheduled for Wednesday, February 11.
Members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department were called to assist with flooding that occurred at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center at 411 West Mahoning St., Punxsutawney, at 9:14 p.m. on Sunday. Firefighters assisted the staff with shutting off the water mains when pipes burst, flooding the one wing. All of the patients in that wing were evacuated to other parts of the facility. No further details were available at Spirit press time. Pictured is Matt Strouse, Punxsutawney Fire Department, helping with moving the large plastic tubs filled with water.
Wilma F. Jones, 86, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.
She was born June 21, 1928, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Olive (Lott) and Henry Wolfe.
On Dec. 24, 1949, she married the late Joseph H. Jones.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren, being outside on her deck, baking cookies and doing crossword puzzles.
Clara V. â€śVivâ€ť Lewis Cornman, 84, of Erie, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at Saint Vincent Hospital.
She was born in Michigan Heights, Michigan, on Oct. 1, 1930, a daughter of the late Phillip and Nettie C. Manners Lewis.
Viv was a loving and devoted homemaker who loved spending time caring for her family.
She had previously been employed by the former Marx Toy Co. She enjoyed shopping, playing bingo and going to yard sales.
Clara was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Albert H. â€śBertâ€ť Cornman; and her 12 brothers and sisters.
Joseph â€śEggyâ€ť Adams Jr., 90, of Timblin, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born March 22, 1924, in Oakridge, a son of the late Mary (Nolf) and Joseph Adams Sr.
On June 18, 1955, he married Evelyn (Dinger) Adams, who survives.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Joseph worked at Sharon Steel for 30 years.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working on cars.
Mrs. Lois Jean McGee, 81, passed away on Dec. 29, 2014.
She was born Oct. 27, 1933, the daughter of the late Irvin F. and Edna Wachob Giffin.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Allen McGee, on Sept. 26, 2014.
Her career was as an educator in the public schools.
She is survived by four sons, Charles McGee Jr. and wife Janet, Tom McGee and wife Claudette, Tim McGee and wife Karen and Mike McGee and his wife Nancy; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Donald H. Brocious, 85, formerly of Timblin, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
Born in Mayport on Sept. 12, 1929, he was the son of the late Roy Brocious and Lula (Smith) Brocious. He was married on May 1, 1948, to Jeanne I. (Mottern) Brocious, who survives.
Don was a member of the Timblin United Methodist Church, where he served as a song leader for many years. He enjoyed vegetable gardening, and his favorite meals were those prepared with his own fresh-picked crops. He was an avid fan of Pirates baseball and Steelers football.