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									A-4 — Sunday, September 18, 2011                                                                                                                                               The Indiana Gazette

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                    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-
                                                                                                                                        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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