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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

In my day ...

There was a time, long ago, when big trucks with giant snowplows didn't exist. There weren't even smaller trucks that scatter granules that melt ice. The photo was taken in 1913 on South Central Avenue, Canonsburg, by Howard M. Taylor. Two teams of horses, one hitched to each end of a long board, scraped at least some of the snow off the road.

(Submitted by Jim Herron)


Monday, December 28, 2009

Michael Pantely - CHS Teacher

Michael Pantely

U.S. Army veteran was State Farm manager and CHS Teacher

Michael "Buddy" Pantely, 76, of Eighty Four, died Friday, December 25, 2009, in his home, following a six-month illness.

He was born May 19, 1933, in Port View, a son of the late Michael and Nancy Mento Pantely.

A graduate of Canonsburg High School and Waynesburg College, he served with the U.S. Army as a military policeman during the Korean War.

He lived in the Eighty Four area since 1987 and had been a member of St. Patrick Church in Canonsburg.

Mr. Pantely had been a teacher and wrestling coach with the Canon-McMillan School District before becoming an agency manager with State Farm Life Insurance.

On May 20, 1983, he married Arlene Elosh, who survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Susan Elizabeth Pantely of San Francisco, Calif.; a sister, Barbara McConnell of Miami, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased are two brothers, Frank and George Pantely; and a sister, Sophia (Dolly) Thomas.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120, where a blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 29, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick Church, with the Rev. John Batykefer, pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Township. Full military rites will be accorded by the honor guard of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 191 of Canonsburg and American Legion Post 902 of Houston. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Harmony Hospice or Washington Area Humane Society.

On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 6:45 AM, <> wrote:
mike pantely died observer reporter dec 27.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas from Canonsburg,

Great eCard Jim, definitely worth a post to Canonsburg Friends Blog. Thanks.

Merry Christmas from Canonsburg,

Monday, December 21, 2009

Patch's Bus Token

Lou, thank you for the picture of the Patch' Bus Token. What a great memory, the riding of the City Loop, I recall for a dime you could circumnavigate the city.

Back then many families, without cars would rely on Patch's bus for daily transportation. Of course, back then you would still often opt to walk so you could enjoy the double feature at Beetle's Continental Theater for 12¢.

Glad to hear your doing better!.

Merry Christmas

Dick Garboski
1978 Havenwood Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
805 491-4607

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Lou Sculuca
Date: Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 7:31 PM
Subject: Bus Token
To: Dick Garboski

Hi Dick,
I hope all is well with you. I have had some health issues but I am doing okay now. I may have sent this scan of a Patch's bus token before but I am not sure. I found it while going through some coins that my mother gave me a while ago. If not, please post it on the Canonsburg Friends blog. Thanks and keep up the good work on the blog.

I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.

Lou Sculuca