November 28th, 2014
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” With the cold winter now upon us, Community Action, Inc. Senior Corps-RSVP Program volunteers have been busy knitting and crocheting mittens and scarves for area youngsters.
Formed in 1990, the Warm Hearts, Warm Hands Project was created by the Community Action, Inc. Senior Corps RSVP Program.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
Christian J. Gaston, 90, went to be with his Savior on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born on Dec. 26, 1923, in Rossiter, the son of the late Tally and Catherine (Stambler) Gaston.
He graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1941.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 36th Calvary Mech Squad.
On July 7, 1944, he married Rosemary Flick, who survives.
He was a life member of the Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Punxsutawney, where he served in numerous offices and activities.
Janet L. (Wolfgang) Dana, 73, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, at her home.
Mrs. Dana was born Sept. 5, 1941, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late James and Ethelyn (Johnson) Wolfgang.
Mrs. Dana was preceded in death by her husband and eternal companion, Don Dana.
She was a 1960 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School.
Viola Baun, 86, of Altoona, formerly of Rochester Mills, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Mrs. Baun was born May 13, 1928, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Edward G. and Anna May (Stitt) Guyer.
She was a member of the Fellowship of the Silver Star and the Christian Missionary Alliance Church.
On Aug. 22, 1952, she married her husband, David W. Williams II, who preceded her in death on Nov. 2, 1967.
The Greek Catholic Union (GCU) of the USA recently donated the proceeds from a stuffed cabbage dinner to Jefferson County EMS. Pictured (from left) are Mike Meko, GCU; Clayton Snyder, Jefferson County EMS board: Mandi Henry, Jefferson County EMS paramedic; Bonnie Confer, president of the Jefferson County EMS board; Helen Meko, GCU president; Elaine Koromaus, GCU secretary/treasurer; and Andy Crossley, paramedic, Jefferson County EMS.
Phyllis Miles Cole, 88, of Mt. Dora, Florida, formerly of Shannondale, died Wednesday Nov. 26, 2014, at the Golden Living Center in Clarion, Pa.
Born on Feb. 4, 1926, in Mayport, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Clarence E. Shick and Florence Buffington Shick.
Phyllis graduated from Hawthorne High School.
She was married to Clyde E. Miles, who preceded her in death on May 20, 2008. She later married Doug O. Cole, who also preceded her in death on Aug. 28, 2014.
Howard P. Robbins Jr., 83, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at home.
He was born Oct. 19, 1931, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Howard P. Robbins Sr. and Emma Mae (Jordan) Robbins, and grew up in Cloe.
On Feb. 8, 1953, he married Martha J. (Neal) Robbins, who survives.
He was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School Class of 1949 and then graduated from Penn State.
Howard served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was a member of the Cloe United Methodist Church.
Howard was an avid gardener and was a great baseball fan.
John Harley Dill Sr., 69, of Punxsutawney died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born Oct. 4, 1945, in Oakland, California, a son of the late John Mell and Betty Ann (Pry) Dill.
On May 29, 1964, he married the former Theresa Ann Rhuby. She survives and resides in Punxsutawney.
Mr. Dill proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Era, where he earned the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with a bronze star and the Navy Unit Commendation Medal.
He enjoyed collecting stamps.
DUBOIS â€” The DuBois City Police provided an update on a statutory sexual assault of a 13-year-old female that occurred on July 8 in the City of DuBois.
While on patrol in the early hours of July 8, the DuBois City Police came into contact with a 13-year-old female who was intoxicated and being assisted with walking home by two other individuals. While investigating the incident further, police found that the juvenile female had sexual contact with a 19-year-old male.
Millard "Bud" Hickox, 81, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at home.
He was born March 22, 1933, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Millard and Mary (Sample) Hickox.
He was a laborer in the construction industry.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served as a Sgt. during the Korean Conflict.
He was a member of the American Legion and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.