Monday, October 17, 2016

October 17th - Happy Birthday J. Paul Clarke!!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

October 16th - Happy Birthday Barbara Fullerton Read!! 
October 16th - Happy Birthday Constance Vokes (St. Francis) !!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

October 11th  - Happy Birthday to Edwin Kitchen!!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

October 2nd - Happy Birthday Shelia Learish Shaw!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

September 21st - Happy Birthday Sandra Shaw DeCasper!!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

September 18th - Happy Birthday C. Lee Lanager!!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

September 16th - Happy Belated Birthday Mary Eggers Ford!!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

September 4th - Happy Birthday Judy Eckley Freeland!

Friday, September 2, 2016

September 2nd - Happy Birthday JoAnn Moore Maney - wife of "Herb" Maney!!
September 2nd - Happy Birthday Joyce Amon Michaels!!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

August 27th  - Happy Birthday Sarah Lyons Poole!! 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

August 23rd  - Happy Birthday Margaret Borst Bloom!! 
August 23rd  - Happy Birthday May Neeper Powers!!  

Sunday, August 21, 2016

August 21st  - Happy Birthday James McBride!! 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

August 18th  - Happy Birthday Linda Smith Dale!!
August 18th  - Happy Birthday Bonnie Henchbarger Powell!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

August 16th  - Happy Birthday Barbara Martell Learish!!

I am sad to report yet another loss in our Class of  '59 family.  Classmate Gary Bolton's wife of 51 years passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2016.

Here is a copy of her Obituary from the August 15, 2016 Progress.

Georgia A. Bolton

Georgia Ann Bolton, 71, of Clearfield, passed away Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

She was born March 25, 1945 in Hyde, the daughter of George and Sara (Schrot) Vokes.

Georgia is survived by her husband of 51 years, Gary Bolton; three children and their spouses, William and Jolene Bolton, Betsy and Richard Wright and John and Christine Bolton; 11 grandchildren, Rachel, Tyler, Torrie, Lauren, Amanda, Brandon, Olivia, Lilly, James, Travis and Nicholas; a brother; two sisters; a brother-in-law; a sister-in-law; also three aunts all residing in Clearfield.

Georgia is loved and greatly missed.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Francis Roman Catholic Church, Clearfield on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Msgr. Henry Krebs as celebrant. Entombment will be at Calvary Cemetery.

Friends will be received at the Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc., of Clearfield on Wednesday from 8 to 9:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 444 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

To send online tributes, go to or

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Gary.

Monday, August 15, 2016

August 15th  - Happy Birthday Alice McGonigal Freeberg!!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

August 14th  - Happy Birthday Fred Williams (Hubby of Sandra Unch Williams)!!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

It is with great sadness that I must report the loss of another Classmate!  They all hit me hard, but the loss of William Charles (Chuck) Nelson, a personal childhood friend and playmate, is particularly poignant.  Chuck lost his battle with cancer on July 6, 2016.  

Thanks to Sam Lansberry, Barbara Ondo  and Joyce Moody for passing this along to me.

Here is a copy of Chuck's Obituary from the Centre County Times.

Obituary for William Charles (Chuck) Nelson

William Charles (Chuck) Nelson, July 21, 1941 -  July 6, 2016.  Chuck Nelson, 74, of Pleasant Gap, lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Born July 21, 1941, the son of Thelma Ruth Nelson and William Clyde Nelson, he was a resident of Clearfield and Pleasant Gap. Chuck graduated from Clearfield Area High School in 1959. He served in the Army following graduation from high school. He retired from Sears in 1992, and went on to work many years for C.S. Myer's & Son of State College. He was the loving husband of Gayla J. Nelson, and they enjoyed 49 years together before his passing. Chuck was proceeded in death by his parents and one brother, Jim Nelson, of Clearfield. He is survived by a sister, Sonja Brobeck, of Julian; a brother, Ken Nelson, of Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter, Miranda Nelson, of Silver Spring, Md.; a son, Eric Nelson, of Newburgh, N.Y.; a son, Brad Nelson, of Pittsburgh; a daughter- in-law, Renee Savin, of Newburgh; a daughter-in-law, Megan Nelson, of Pittsburgh; and grandchildren, Asa, Charlotte, and Ivy Nelson, of Newburgh, N.Y. and Layne Nelson, of Pittsburgh. During his lifetime, Chuck was a member of the Pleasant Gap American Legion and Pleasant Gap Lions Club. As a young adult, he played baseball for the Pleasant Gap Peppers. As a parent, he served as both a coach and the president of the Pleasant Gap Little League. He also coached for Bellefonte Teener League and the local Babe Ruth Team. Chuck's hobbies included fishing, gardening, and watching baseball. His passion was his family. Friends will be received Saturday, July 8, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., the time of the service, at the Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc, 206 North Spring Street, Bellefonte. A memorial service will be held Saturday, following the visitation, at the funeral home, at 12:00 p.m., with the Rev. Calvin Miller officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be made at www. Memorial contributions can be made, in lieu of flowers, in his memory to Pirates Charities, http:// com/pit/community/charities.jsp.

Rest in peace, Chuck.

Monday, August 8, 2016

August 8th  - Happy Birthday Donald Schnars!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

August 3rd  - Happy Birthday Ronald Potter!!