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September 28th, 2014

Frances L. Rupert, 85

September 29, 2014

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 “The Price Is Right” and “Wheel Of Fortune.”

Patricia Alice Keller, 84

September 29, 2014

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 Gomola, 81

September 29, 2014

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.

September 26th

Robert M. "Bob" Byers, 68

September 27, 2014

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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September 26, 2014

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September 25th

See You at the Pole event expands

September 25, 2014

Kyle Beatty and his band are pictured performing during praise and worship during the See You at the Pole Rally that was held on Wednesday evening at Punxsutawney Area High School.

For more information on the event, see Friday’s print edition of The Spirit.

September 24th

School board talks bus stops

September 24, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Wednesday evening‘s Punxsy Area School Board meeting saw a variety of topics being discussed, with one of the main ones being bus stops. Addressing the board were concerned grandparents Bill and Donna Rampe of Church Street on a topic covered earlier this month — a bus stop at Church Street.

September 23rd

Randy L. Schultz, 57

September 23, 2014

Randy L. Shultz, 57, of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born on Sept. 7, 1957. He is survived by his parents, Virginia "Ginny" and Larry E. Rose of Punxsutawney.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his fiancé, Tammy Fisher of Rochester Mills; one son, Nicholas Shultz and wife Jennifer of Oklahoma; two grandsons, Kai and Kale Shultz of Oklahoma; two brothers, Ricky P. Shultz and wife Josephine of Plumville and Russell J. Shultz and wife Alice of Punxsutawney; and several nieces and nephews.

Commissioners proclaim beginning of October National 4-H Week

September 23, 2014

On Tuesday, the Jefferson County commissioners proclaimed the first week of October as National 4-H Week in the county. Pictured here are (front, from left) Susan Alexander, 4-H educator for the Penn State Extension Office; Commission Chairman Paul Corbin; and (back) Commissioner Jeff Pisarcik.

For more from the meeting, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.

Frances A. Wasicki, 91

September 23, 2014

Frances A. Wasicki, 91, of Rossiter, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Rossiter surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Wasicki was born June 8, 1923, in Rossiter, the only child of the late Thomas and Mary (Pollock) Hutchinson.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Adam Wasicki, and one grandchild.

She was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Church.

Her loves were her family, her grandchildren and crocheting. Frances was a member of the Buffalo Lodge Am Vets and the American Legion in Rossiter.

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