January 12th, 2015
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. âVivâ 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. âBertâ Cornman; and her 12 brothers and sisters.
Joseph âEggyâ 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.
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The Lady Chucks fell to undefeated Elk County Catholic on Thursday night in a low-scoring affair at PAHS. For a full recap, see Friday's edition of The Spirit.
Tonight's PAHS athletics schedule includes the following games:
âą 7/8 Boys' Basketball vs. Ridgway, 4 p.m.
âą 9th Boys' Basketball vs. Ridgway, 4 p.m.
âą JV/Varsity Girls' Basketball at Hollidaysburg, 6/7:30 p.m.
Joana M. Rocco, 83, of Reynoldsville, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at home.
Born April 15, 1931, in Reynoldsville, she was the daughter of the late John Perry and Susie Toven.
She was a 1948 graduate of Reynoldsville High School.
She was retired from IU6 of Clarion as a teacher's aide for physically handicapped children.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Reynoldsville and a former member of Ladies Auxiliary at the church.