September 29th, 2014
Jack D. White, 75, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Sept. 29, at home.
Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Richard L. Fait Funeral Home in Punxsutawney.
Doris A. Cochran, 87, of Rossiter, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
She was born Nov. 2, 1926, in Brookville, a daughter of the late Merle C. and Sarah E. (Harriger) Thomas.
In January of 1968, she married Arnold âFuzzâ Cochran, who preceded her in death in 1995.
She was a member of the St. Peters United Church of Christ of Punxsutawney.
She enjoyed bingo, cooking, baking, canning, the game âhorse racesâ and picking berries.
She was a very loving and caring person who loved her family and was always there to help and lend a hand.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett (pictured) was on hand to present the 2014 Governor's Awards for the Arts Sunday afternoon at the Fisher Auditorium of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Performing Arts Center in Indiana. First Lady Susan Corbett also spoke at the event and recognized the individuals who received the awards.
To find out more, pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
Monday, Punxsutawney Country Club hosted the District IX Championship Tournament. Punxsy ended up on the short end of the club, falling to Bradford. For a full recap of the meet, plus plenty more from Monday's games, see Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.
Today's schedule includes:
â˘ Boys' soccer vs. Brockway, 5 p.m.
â˘ Girls' soccer vs. Brockway, 7 p.m.
â˘ Cross Country at Kane, 4:15 p.m.
â˘ Volleyball at Bradford, 7 p.m.
Gerald Allen Twigg, 88, of Reynoldsville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at Brookside Assisted Living in Brookville.
Mr. Twigg was born May 1, 1926, in Brownsville, a son of the late Gerald and Elmira (Hassett) Twigg.
Gerald is survived by his loving wife, Miriam J. (Davies) Twigg, of Reynoldsville.
He was a WWII veteran of the US Navy.
He was a member of the John W. Jenks Lodge No. 534. He was an avid fly fisherman and hunter.
He was a member of the Punxsutawney CMA Church.
Frances L. Rupert, 85, of North Point, passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh.
Mrs. Rupert was born July 6, 1929, in Timblin, a daughter of the late Marcus and Pauline (Coleman) Crawford.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald F. Rupert.
Frances enjoyed bingo, trips to Salamanca, playing cards and talking with friends and family. She also loved âThe Price Is Rightâ and âWheel Of Fortune.â
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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