Connellsville champions: Distinguished by their deeds
The Connellsville area has produced a number of successful people. Among them:
• Edwin C. Porter was a silent film pioneer.
• John Woodruff stunned the world with his athletics and brought home a gold medal in the 1936 Olympics.
• John Lujac was a successful football star.
But there are many more whose accomplishments may not have been so glorified but are no less noteworthy.
Last week the Connellsville Falcon Foundation inducted seven individuals into its Hall of Fame. Many of us may not recognize their names, but each deserved the distinction. They are: Gerald Browell, James “Cut” Cunningham, Dr. Donald H. Gillott, Colleen Connors Marshall, Terry “Tuffy” Shallenberger, Mike Tomaro and Harold “Hal” Weightman.
They achieved honors in a variety of endeavors — journalism, medicine, teaching, coaching — just to name a few. And they became leaders in their professions.
We congratulate the new inductees and we thank the Falcon Foundation for instituting the Hall of Fame.
Connellsville is a great place with great people — many who are still here and many who have moved on.
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