TribLIVE

| Opinion/The Review

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Connellsville champions: Distinguished by their deeds

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Letters home ...

Traveling abroad for personal, educational or professional reasons?

Why not share your impressions — and those of residents of foreign countries about the United States — with Trib readers in 150 words?

The world's a big place. Bring it home with Letters Home.

Contact Colin McNickle (412-320-7836 or cmcnickle@tribweb.com).

Daily Photo Galleries

Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, 8:57 p.m.
 

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.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Editorials

  1. The Thursday wrap
  2. State of Corruption: Jim Short’s plea
  3. Fresh produce solution
  4. Thou shalt not parse the First: The Connellsville Ten Commandments decision
  5. The DHS crackdown
  6. Greensburg Laurels & Lances
  7. Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances
  8. Greensburg Laurels & Lances
  9. Witnesses can help
  10. U.N. Watch: More propaganda
  11. Greensburg Tuesday takes