Dec 302013

Lilly Lines by Jack Barlick    886-4694                                                                                


Well, we are in the New Year now. Don’t forget the date when writing checks etc. It usually takes me a week or two to make the annual adjustment.

Christmas was very enjoyable. All of my children and most of my grand children were at my house after church on Christmas Eve. My sister Monica and her children and granddaughter also visited. It is always a great evening. On the 28th son Steve and I made a trip to Hagerstown to visit my son John and his family and see their tree.



St. Luke’s Church will hold a Lessons and Carols with Holy Communion at the church this coming Sunday, January 5th, at 5:30 P.M. The program includes Scriptures and Carols relating to the Epiphany. The public is welcome to attend.



Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of 96 year old Ann Mazur who died on Christmas Day. Ann was a world traveler and had sailed on both the Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth. She had visited many countries and islands through out her life.


The community lost one of its most famous sons with the passing of Bill Tremel on December 22nd. Bill was the only Lilly youth to make it into the big league, playing for the Chicago Cubs from 1954 until 1956. He married a Lilly girl, Marie Mattiello, and then resided in Altoona. He still had many friends in Lilly and would attend the Triple AAABA games here each summer. The community’s sympathy is extended to his family and friends.



January 4th will find Sara Jane Latoche celebrating her birthday followed by Brett Dively, Mark Lykens, Ava Poborsky, Mario Crocetti and Gloria McGarry on the 5th.  Ruth Boast and Mary Jane Lingafelt get to party on the 7th as will William Walters on the 8th and Winifred McLucas , who will be 92, on the 10th. Happy Birthday to All!



You are an old timer if you remember when Steve Suchta, Charles Brady, George Forst, Harold Cassidy and Jack Stevens were police officers in Lilly Borough.