A-4 — Sunday, September 18, 2011 The Indiana Gazette OBITUARIES PastFinder Presents: THOSE OLD PHOTOS 150 years of Indiana County history and newspaper archives. Experience PastFinder at indianagazette.newspaperarchive.com. Howard Burton Howard E. Burton Jr., 70, of friends, Daniel and Nancy Burnside, died Saturday, Weakland, of Northern Cam- Sept. 17, 2011, at his resi- bria. dence in Burnside. Howard is survived by his The son of Howard daughter, Darlene Louise Ellsworth and Roberta Dougas, of Severna Park, Rachel (Morgan) Burton Sr., Md.; his son, Brian Howard he was born Aug. 20, 1941, at Burton, of Export; three McKeesport. grandchildren and his sis- Howard was a graduate of ters, Roberta Jean Fisher, of Norwin High School. Pocono Mountains, and He served in the U.S. Army Donna Margaret Bray, of Special Forces from 1964 to Morgantown, W.Va. 1966 during the Vietnam Era. He was preceded in death Howard was a fieldman for by his parents and an infant Consolidated Natural Gas son. Transmission Corp. before Friends and family will be his retirement on April 1, received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 1996, after 29½ years of serv- 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Rairigh ice. Funeral Home Ltd. in Hills- He was a member of the dale, where an 11 a.m. funer- Veterans Blind Association. al service will be held Howard loved to hunt and Wednesday with Pastor Mar- fish. An outdoorsman, he vin Nelson officiating. thoroughly enjoyed going on A graveside committal hunting trip adventures. service with military honors One of Howard’s hobbies will occur at 3 p.m. Wednes- Submitted photo was doing carpentry proj- day at the Richland Ceme- THE DIAMONDVILLE school held a reunion on Aug. 16, 1941, when this photo was taken. From left were Ella A. Houston, born ects. He was a man who tery, 399 Richland Ave., June 15, 1866; Flora J. Mitchell, born March 19, 1863; Mary Putt, born June 17, 1868; Margaret Vasbinder, born March 3, greatly enjoyed telling jokes Dravosburg, Allegheny and spending time with his County. 1868; Emma Cobes, born Aug. 16, 1873; Manetta Hill, born June 28, 1860; Mrs. A.J. Long, born July 7, 1862; and Sarah May, born Jan. 3, 1878. This photo was submitted by Cindy Vasbinder. Martha Shaffer Martha K. Shaffer, 92, of Davenport, Iowa, formerly of Indiana, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at home. She was born Feb. 7, 1919, in Smithport, and was the IUP purchases land for hotel daughter of George and Hazel (Houck) Bone. She was united in marriage WEEKLY hours and knock on the door repeatedly. If no one answers the knock, the sus- American FFA Degrees are awarded each year at the national FFA convention to member agency programs that work with Indiana County residents. pects enter, by force if nec- members who have demon- This year’s goal is $75,000 to Ralph Shaffer on June 15, 1938, in Indiana. He preced- ed her in death in 1997. DIGEST essary. The suspects may also have young children with them. Police recom- strated leadership ability and outstanding achieve- ments in agricultural busi- less than last year’s, accord- ing to United Way officials, who said the goal was based She was employed as a mend that residents stay ness, production, process- on the assessment of the cook for the Tick Tock Here is a look at the top vigilant and look out for ing or service programs. need in the county. Restaurant, Davenport, for stories of local interest pub- their neighbors. If they see That number represents less many years. She enjoyed lished in The Indiana something suspicious, they than half of 1 percent of all FRIDAY, SEPT. 16 baking, canning and making Gazette during the week of should write the informa- FFA members, making it The Indiana University of cookies. Sept. 11-17: tion down and contact the one of the organization’s Pennsylvania trustees have Those left to honor her state police. highest honors. given administrators ap- memory are her children Margaret Fisher and Jane SUNDAY, SEPT. 11 proval to buy the land upon Betty Mumau, Indiana; Sally Fancella. Indiana County paused TUESDAY, SEPT. 13 THURSDAY, SEPT. 15 which the hotel is to be built Patterson, Davenport; Lee Visitations will be from 3 to with the rest of the nation to On a divided vote Monday, Arnold Moore Weather- next to the Kovalchick Con- (Linda) Shaffer and Richard 6 p.m. today at The Runge remember the terrorist at- the Indiana Area school spoon Jr., 48, of Indiana, was vention and Athletic Com- (Diane) Shaffer, both of Dav- Mortuary & Crematory, Dav- tacks of 9/11 on the 10th an- board appointed the top charged in connection with plex along Wayne Avenue. enport; Jake Shaffer, Daven- enport, and 7 to 9 p.m. Tues- niversary Sunday. Sirens vote-getter in the spring pri- the robbery of the First At their quarterly meeting port; 15 grandchildren; 28 day at Robinson-Lytle Funer- could be heard around mary election to fill a vacant Commonwealth Bank Thursday, trustees voted to great-grandchildren; and al Home, Indiana. downtown Indiana during a seat on the board. Thomas branch office at 1164 give Interim President nine great-great-grandchil- The funeral service will be ceremony at the court- Harley, of Indiana, was Philadelphia St. at 10:52 David Werner the authority dren. at 11 a.m. Wednesday at house, which included elected on a vote of 5 to 3 a.m. Wednesday. to close on the purchase of She was preceded in death Robinson-Lytle Funeral words of remembrance after getting endorsements Wearing a black hooded the 3.3 acre parcel, which by a daughter, Martha J. Wer- Home. Burial will be in from county commissioners in the public comment peri- sweatshirt, black pants, a sits to the left of the Ko- necke; three grandchildren, Greenwood Cemetery, Indi- and other officials. The cere- od from four other school white T-shirt and bandanna valchick Complex, on the John Robert Wernecke, Rick ana. mony opened with a per- board candidates and three over his face, the robber other side of Pratt Drive. R. Patterson and Sandra (Bo) Online condolences may formance of “Amazing other district residents, in- pointed a handgun at the The authorization follows Glines; brothers Tom Bone be made at www.therunge- Grace” on bagpipes by Jack cluding former school direc- tellers and demanded a like action from Pennsyl- and Don Bone; and sisters mortuary.com. Lucas, followed by the rais- tor Leonard Anderson, who money. The tellers com- vania lawmakers who last ing of the flag to half-staff by withdrew his own applica- plied, and the robber ran off year passed a bill granting sheriff’s deputies. Mayor tion for the vacancy. with $1,250 stuffed in a bag, the Pennsylvania Depart- George Hood led the crowd The third candidate for heading west on Philadel- ment of General Services, TOMORROW’S FUNERAL of about 50 in the Pledge of Allegiance, and a prayer was the board was Paula Dask- ivich, who retired in August phia Street, police reported. Police caught a break when the owner of record, permis- sion to sell the land to IUP given. as principal at Indiana Area they came across a passerby for $600,000. REARICK, Simon “Donald,” 10 a.m., St. Theresa Catholic In Glen Campbell, a me- Senior High School. Dask- who said she had spotted a Then-Gov. Ed Rendell Church, Belleview, Fla. morial service hosted by the ivich last month accepted man fitting the robber’s de- signed the bill into law in American Legion Post 435 an interim appointment as scription running toward November 2010. Auxiliary included a per- assistant principal. Harley the 1300 block of Gompers formance by the Purchase fills an opening created in Avenue, just a few blocks SATURDAY, SEPT. 17 Line High School band as August by the resignation of away from the bank. Weath- A former Burrell Township Oldest child of late well as guest speakers. Indi- ana University of Pennsylva- nia also held a memorial board President Joseph Gi- rardi. erspoon was charged with robbery, theft, making ter- roristic threats and simple man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing his wife last year in Walter- service. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14 Sen. Ted Kennedy dies MONDAY, SEPT. 12 State police at Indiana this Billie Jo LaVan, a 2009 graduate of Marion Center assault. He was arraigned before District Judge Guy Haberl and placed in Indi- boro, S.C. Authorities said Eli Meyers, 52, of Lodge, Colleton County, pleaded Area High School, will re- ana County Jail in lieu of a guilty Thursday to murder By ANDREW MIGA “Her heart gave out,” he week warned residents that ceive the American FFA De- $50,000 cash bond. and possession of a weapon Associated Press said. recent daylight home bur- ❏❏❏ gree in October at the orga- during commission of a vio- The Edward M. Kennedy glaries in northern Indiana The United Way kicked off nization’s national conven- lent crime. WASHINGTON — Kara Institute for the United States County and similar crimes its fall campaign Wednesday tion in Indianapolis. LaVan, Investigators say Meyers Kennedy, the oldest child of Senate said in a news release in Kiski and Washington night at the Rustic Lodge, who was active in Marion admitted he shot his 57- the late Sen. Edward that Kara Kennedy died after townships in Westmoreland announcing a goal of Center Area High’s vocation- year-old wife, Rose, in the Kennedy, died at a Washing- her daily workout. The state- County might be related. $700,000 for the annual al agriculture program and head with a hunting rifle in ton-area health club, her ment said Kennedy, a board Police said the suspects drive during a fundraising in 4-H and FFA, is now a July 2010. Eli Meyers was ac- brother said Saturday. She member for the institute, are driving a black SUV, a dinner. junior at Delaware Valley quitted in September 2005 was 51. was a filmmaker and televi- maroon car and possibly a Unless marked by the College, Doylestown, where of a homicide charge in con- Patrick Kennedy, a former sion producer who produced white box truck or van. The donor to go elsewhere, any she is majoring in agricul- nection with the death of a congressman from Rhode Is- several videos for Very Spe- suspects approach a resi- funds donated to the United ture education. man in a bar fight in West- land, said his sister died Fri- cial Arts, an organization dence during the daylight Way of Indiana County go to Approximately 3,500 moreland County. day. founded by her aunt Jean “She’s with dad,” Patrick Kennedy Smith. She also Kennedy said. Their father served as a director emerita died in 2009 at age 77 after and national trustee of the battling a brain tumor. Kara Kennedy had herself battled lung cancer: In 2003, doctors removed a malignant John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. Kara Kennedy was the oldest of three chil- dren. She and her brother Former Sen. Percy dead at 91 tumor. Edward Kennedy Jr. helped By KAREN HAWKINS seemed to fade. He won one conservative Republicans Percy ran for governor in Patrick Kennedy said that run their father’s U.S. Senate Associated Press more term in 1978 but was showed early on as he 1964 but lost to Democratic his sister loved to exercise, campaign in 1988. The Na- narrowly defeated for re- clashed with Nixon, oppos- incumbent Otto Kerner in but that he thinks her cancer tional Organization on Fetal CHICAGO — Former Sen. election in 1984 by Demo- ing two successive U.S. an election year marked by a treatment “took quite a toll Alcohol Syndrome lists her as Charles H. Percy, a former cratic Rep. Paul Simon. Supreme Court nominees Democratic landslide. on her and weakened her a national advisory board Foreign Relations Commit- Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a De- — Clement F. Haynsworth Two years later, he unseat- physically.” member on its website. tee chairman whose moder- mocrat, praised his father- and G. Harrold Carswell. ed Democratic Sen. Paul ate Republican views put in-law’s even-handed politi- But the engineer of a spec- Douglas, a classic New Deal him at odds with party con- cal stances in a statement tacular turnaround at cam- liberal who had been one of servatives, died Saturday in sent Saturday. era maker Bell & Howell Co. his economics professors at Washington. He was 91. “His insistence on a bal- was an apostle of free mar- the University of Chicago in Eleanor Mondale dies Percy’s daughter, Sharon Rockefeller, announced in anced perspective in his public life, (calling himself kets who sought to ease fed- eral regulation of America’s the 1930s. A tragedy occurred in By JEFF BAENEN emailed to friends. March 2009 that he had “fervently moderate”), corporations. Percy often mid-campaign. One of Associated Press Mondale had been off the Alzheimer’s disease. His helped us understand it is said that like Dwight D. Percy’s 21-year-old twin air at WCCO-AM in Min- death was announced by both possible and prefer- Eisenhower he was “a con- daughters, Valerie, was MINNEAPOLIS — Eleanor neapolis since March 19, the office of his son-in-law, able to live in a world with- servative on money issues bludgeoned and stabbed to Mondale, the vivacious 2009, when she announced West Virginia Sen. Jay Rock- out partisanship,” he said. but a liberal on people is- death in her bed in the fam- daughter of former Vice Pres- that her brain cancer had re- efeller. Former Illinois Gov. James sues.” ily’s lakefront home in sub- ident Walter Mondale who turned a second time. She Elected to the first of his Thompson, who Percy He also opposed excessive urban Kenilworth. Both carved out her own reputa- had surgery to remove the three Senate terms in 1966, backed for U.S. attorney in partisanship, particularly as candidates suspended cam- tion as an entertainment re- tumor Aug. 12, 2009, at Mayo Percy was mentioned as a Chicago, said the late sena- Foreign Relations Commit- paigning for two weeks. No porter, radio show host and Clinic in Rochester, Minn., possible presidential candi- tor was “a classic example of tee chairman. one has ever been charged gossip magnet, has died at and a posting on her Caring- date. He was helped by what a public official should “I don’t want foreign poli- in the case. U.S. Dick her home in Minnesota. She Bridge website declared the handsome looks, a rich bari- be.” cy developed just by one Durbin said Saturday he was was 51. surgery a success. Mondale, tone voice and the relaxed “While he was unques- party and ride roughshod with Douglas when he Family spokeswoman the middle of three children self-confidence of the suc- tionably a Republican party over the other party,” he told learned of Valerie Percy’s Lynda Pedersen said Mon- born to Walter and Joan cessful business executive member and promoter, he the Chicago Tribune in death and that in the cam- dale died Saturday. She had Mondale, stumped for her fa- he once was. was a man who could work 1984. “I’d much more value paign’s closing days, both been diagnosed with brain ther in his failed campaign to But the silver-haired sena- with Democrats and inde- a bill that has bipartisan candidates “showed a hu- cancer years earlier. unseat President Ronald tor came to power when pendents, as well, who support. That’s what this manity and a respect which “Joan and I must report Reagan in 1984. She also moderate Republicans were wanted only the best for his committee achieved in should be recalled in this era that our wonderful daughter, made calls in 2002 in her fa- becoming unfashionable on state and his country,” World War II, achieved in of venomous personal at- Eleanor Mondale Poling, ther’s last campaign, when Capitol Hill. He ended up Thompson said Saturday. the Marshall Plan.” tacks and wild charges.” after her long and gutsy bat- the former vice president backing former President Percy “avoided the personal In a statement, Republi- The surviving twin, tle against cancer, went up to took the ballot slot of Sen. Gerald Ford for the Republi- polarizing politics that can U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said Sharon Rockefeller, is presi- heaven last night to be with Paul Wellstone, who died in a can nomination in 1976 seems to infest us at every Percy’s “brand of moderate dent of WETA, the public her angel,” the former vice plane crash just days before rather than go for it himself. level today.” fiscal conservatism will be broadcasting station in president said in a statement the election. After that his chances Percy’s differences with missed.” Washington.
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