March 8th, 2013
This article was originally published in the March 7, 2013 edition of Keystone Edge.
The Pennsylvania Wilds may be best known for its wild places and wildlife, but as more people trek to the region to explore its woods, mountains and waterways, it is driving growth of another kind of tourism asset: a robust trail of wineries.
Alan J. Brooder of Tonawanda died March 7, 2013. Beloved husband of Claire (nee Dzialdowski) Brooder; devoted father of Douglas, Kevin (Angela) and Anthony (Angelique) Brooder; cherished grandfather of Matthew and Timothy; loving son of the late Clinton and Frances Brooder; also survived by relatives and friends. Relatives and friends may visit the Lombardo Funeral Home, (Northtowns Chapel), 885 Niagara Falls Blvd. near Eggert/Sheridan Dr. on Monday from 5-8 p.m.. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ameliaâs Church, 2999 Eggert Rd., Tonawanda on Tuesday morning at 9 a.m.
The two Kane wrestlers that qualified for the PIAA Wrestling Championships began their quest for a state medal on Thursday morning at Hershey's Giant Center.
A "Mobile Dentist" visited Kane this week to check teeth for about 60 children in kindergarten through eighth grade.
It's been an unprecedented great run for the seven seniors on the Kane High School girls basketball team.
In the past four seasons, the Lady Wolves have won 84 games. That's the most ever over a four-year period for the girls basketball program, according to Kane coach Dave Kiehl.
âDuring the time when I was playing for him, Pat was working at Stackpole, plus he had a second job in addition to officiating high school basketball games, and he was a single parent,â John Knapp says. âHis dedication to the kids and to the game still amazes me. He was very much a man of the World War II generation, the âgreatest generationâ some call it. Men like my dad, Bill Knapp, and Norm Wile, Jim Perry, Jack Flower and Bill Wilson were positive influences to us as young kids. Between coaching at the Y and at Glenwood, Jack Flower was an enduring influence to generations of youngsters.â
MT. JEWETT â The American Red Cross has praised a 17-year-old Mt. Jewett boy who embarked on a local campaign to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy.
"It's a great personal mission," Jason Bange said in praising the relief work of Andrew Carlson, a junior at Kane Area High School. "This is an outstanding effort on his part."
Peter R. Romanick, 88, of Natrona Heights, passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 with his family there.Â
He was born June 16, 1924, in Blairsville, the son of the late Peter and Mary Polka Romanick. Peter was a veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Army.Â
He was stationed in the southern Philippines, Louzon and New Guniea. Peter received the Purple Heart, southern Philippines theater ribbon with three bronze stars, American theater ribbon, Philippine Liberation ribbon with 1 bronze star, the Good Conduct ribbon, the Victory Medal, and the bronze star medal with 10 oak leaf clusters.
Harry Franklin Myers, age 80, died March 5, 2013 after a brief illness.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy Myers; two sons, Donald Myers and wife Denise of New Jersey, and Daniel Myers and wife Heidi of Minnesota; a stepdaughter, Lori Hill of Ohio; and eight granddaughters, Kelly, Samantha, Kayla, Christina, Stephanie, Nicole, Courtney and Hannah.
Being on the receiving end of Pat Santilliâs frequent rant âyouâre a doggone dummyâ was a badge of honor for generations of young baseball players.