May 27th, 2011
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Area School District will hold commencement exercises for the Class of 2011 at 7 p.m. Tuesday at a location â€” Jack LaMarca Memorial Field or the PAHS auditorium, in the event of inclement weather â€” to be determined.
The guest speaker will be Senior Master Sergeant Charles Buterbaugh, a 1991 PAHS graduate.
SHIPPENSBURG â€” Punxsy senior Nickita Martz was two spots away from reaching the finals in the javelin at the PIAA Track and Field Championships Friday in Shippensburg.
Martz, who entered states as the No. 20 seed out of 27 Class AAA girls, vaulted to the top eight with her second throw of 123-10. But as the second flight came through, three girls surpassed the Punxsy senior and dropped her to 11th place, or two positions away from the finals and an opportunity at a state medal.
HERSHEY â€” Punxsy underclassmen Tim Pearce and Mike Blose lost for the first time as a tandem this year during the PIAA Class AAA Boys' Tennis Doubles Championships Friday in Hershey.
Pearce and Blose, who improved to 11-0 on the season when they won the District IX title last week, lost to Manheim Township juniors David Musser and Andrew Moshos, 6-0, 6-2.
Punxsy head coach Todd Heigley said the experience will be great for the kids in the future. Pearce, a junior, has one season left, and Blose, a sophomore, has two.
Henrietta S. "Honey" Pennington, 84, Rossiter, died Thursday, May 26, 2011, at her home.
She was born Sept. 14, 1926, in Rossiter, a daughter of the late Carl F. and Scharlotte (Tucker) Stamler.
She was married to Edward Pennington, who preceded her in death.
Frances Joanne (Parks) Dickey, 75, Knox Dale, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Jefferson Manor.
She was born Aug. 16, 1935, in Brookville, a daughter of the late George Andrew and Rheba Minerva (Wolfe) Park.
Dec. 22, 1955, she married Darrel Edward Dickey Jr., who preceded her in death July 2, 2004.
Mrs. Dickey attended the Knox Dale United Methodist Church, where she played the piano and organ for the past 50 years.
James D. Hartzfeld, 72, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at UPMC-Presbyterian as the result of injuries sustained in a farming accident Monday.
He was born Nov. 11, 1938, in Luthersburg, a son of the late Eugene and Arvilla (Swartzlander) Hartzfeld.
Aug. 17, 1973, he married Kathleen L. (Bonsall) Hartzfeld, who survives.
Mr. Hartzfeld was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve and a retired coal miner of 35 years. He enjoyed many years of taking care of the Bonsall Family Farm.
Joseph Lellock Jr., 90, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born May 29, 1920, in Sykesville, a son of the late Joseph and Veronica (Paholsky) Lellock.
He was married to Ethel Irene (Sivanich) Lellock, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Lellock was a carpenter and an honorary retiree with 50 years in the Carpentersâ€™ Union.
He served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II and received the Purple Heart, the Silver Star and three Bronze Stars.
He was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church.
Elizabeth (Walker) Midock, 86, New Kensington, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Presbyterian Senior Care, Oakmont.
She was born May 4, 1925, in Anita, a daughter of the late Thomas C. and Jennie (Armstrong) Walker.
Oct. 18, 1947, she married Alexander Midock, who survives. They were married for 64 years.
Mrs. Midock was a kind and loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, sewing, gardening, crocheting and doing crossword puzzles.
Donald John Monoskey, 69, Marion Center, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Crystal Waters.
He was born May 18, 1942, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Joseph Charles and Anna (DeBeck) Monoskey.
Mr. Monoskey was a coal auger operator.