January 23rd, 2015
Josephine Gaffney, 81, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the McKinley Health Center in Brookville, Pa.
Born May 22, 1933, in Rossiter, Indiana County, she was the daughter of the late Blair and Bessie Hawthorne Hawk. She was married to the late Thomas Gaffney Sr.
Josephine retired after being a home care aide for over 25 years. She attended the First Church of God in Punxsutawney.
Mary Margaret Brink, 81, of Rossiter, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois.
She was born Feb. 8, 1933, in DeLancey (Adrian), a daughter of the late Nicholas Midock and Mary (Brudnock) Midock.
She was Catholic by faith and a member of the Church of the Resurrection in Rossiter.
On Aug. 6, 1955, she married her husband, Alexander William â€śBillâ€ť Brink. He preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 2001.
Mary loved to cook, bake and spend time gardening.
Rosalie "Rose" A. Astorino, 76, of Walston, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.
Miss Astorino was born March 6, 1938, in Walston, a daughter of the late Charles and Angelina (Adams) Astorino.
She was a lifetime resident of Walston and a devoted member of St. Anthonyâ€™s Catholic Church, where she served as sacristan for many years and was a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas.
Troopers from the Clarion Station of the Pennsylvania State Police are attempting to locate Chaundra L. Alderette, said a release issued to The Spirit by PSP Trooper Jamie LeVier on Friday.
Alderette is a white female, 53 years of age, 5â€™2â€ť tall, 155 pounds, with gray hair and brown eyes. Her last known address is 419 South 5th Ave. Clarion Township Clarion County PA.
Alderette is known to operate a dark blue, 2002 VW Beatle with a PA registration: JRZ6520.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” It was a full house Thursday evening, as the Lady Chucks held their second annual Defend Against Cancer basketball fundraiser.
The girls and those in the stands donned purple shirts, a color the Lady Chucks chose because it represents all forms of cancer.
"I'm very proud of all the girls. They all contributed in some way or another," said Jeanine DiPietro, mother of PAHS senior Lady Chucks player Nicole DiPietro.
Elva Jane Cameron, 83, of Rossiter, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at her home.
Mrs. Cameron was born Oct. 26, 1931, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Robert and Elva (McCarty) Mallory.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Cameron.
Elva was a member of the Steffey United Methodist Church.
Her lifelong career was as a bus driver for Cameron Bus Company, and she was the co-owner of Cameron Farms. She was an excellent cook and loved her flowers, gardening and her favorite cats, Pandy, Butterscotch, Muffy and Woody.
On Defend Against Cancer Night at PAHS, the Lady Chucks turned up the defensive pressure to match the eveningâ€™s theme en route to a 57-39 victory over DuBois.
Pictured here, Alyssa Reitz (right) and Hope Bridge clamp down on the defensive end in the paint as Anna Horner (back, right) looks to help.
Bridge also had a big night offensively, scoring 22 points.
For a full recap, see Friday's print edition of The Spirit.
Friday's PAHS athletics schedule includes the following:
â€˘ 7/8/9 Boys' Basketball at DuBois, 4 p.m.
â€˘ JV/Varsity Boys' Basketball at DuBois, 6/7:30 p.m.
Elva Jane Cameron, 83, of Rossiter passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at her home.
Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney.
SCANNER ALERT: First responders from Punxsutawney Fire Department and McCalmont Township fire companies are responding to a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Harmony Road and Adrian Road in Young Township.
Members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department are also responding to multiple accidents in the Cloe Area.
Wednesday morning, Michael Christopher Shugars,33, was sentenced to 40-80 years in prison after entering a guilty plea, earlier this week to 3rd degree homicide and other related charges associated with the death of Chet Allen Haddow, 33, of Punxsutawney. For more details see Thursday's edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.