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Paterno funeral arrangements

Plans for a public memorial service for Penn State football icon Joe Paterno, to be held Thursday in the Bryce Jordan Center, were announced today.

Koch Funeral Home, which is handling the arrangements for the family, said there will be a public viewing from 1 to 11 p.m. Tuesday and from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center on Penn State’s University Park campus.

A private funeral service for the family will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The public memorial service in the Bryce Jordan Center will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday.

According to the funeral home, more information will be provided as it becomes available. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family asks that donations be made to the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania or to Penn State IFC Panhellenic Dance Marathon, known as Thon.

A limit of two tickets per person will be available for the memorial service starting at 10 a.m.Tuesday by calling 1-800-NITTANY or at http://www.GoPSUsports.com/tickets as long as tickets remain. Penn State Athletics Customer Relations staff is available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Doors will open at 1pm Thursday

BTN will air it live.

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Just to be symbolic, they should have the BoT members through the dirt on his casket when they lower it into the earth. >:(

Do I sound bitter? Well, I am.

I’ve been seeing a lot of comments on FB, etc, from people who say that the BOT shouldn’t be there. While there are people whom I wouln’t be happy to see there, if we are a “family” then the whole family needs to be there, regardless if they’re in our “good graces” or not… Except for that crazy uncle under house arrest. He should stay home (and I’m sure he will)

I agree. This is not the platform for statements of any sort from or toward the BOT. This is a time to show respect for a great man who passed on. All members of the family should be welcome (except the crazy uncle).

Any word on a burial site? I have what I think would be nice (on campus, somewhere, anywhere…), but who cares about that? It’s Sue’s call…

I surely wouldn’t want Erickson or any of the BOT speaking at the memorial service, but nothing should prevent them from attending.

What on earth did Erickson do except man up and say he’d try and keep the ship going after it hit the iceberg?

I can see, for propriety’s sake, not having the people who fired him in any kind of prominent role, or even attending.

[quote="Tom, post:10, topic:3004"]I surely wouldn't want Erickson or any of the BOT speaking at the memorial service, but nothing should prevent them from attending.[/quote]

What on earth did Erickson do except man up and say he’d try and keep the ship going after it hit the iceberg?

I can see, for propriety’s sake, not having the people who fired him in any kind of prominent role, or even attending.

Erickson is a target right now, warranted or not (and honestly, he shouldn’t be, I agree). But you put Erickson up on that stage, he won’t be well received.

Should be up to the family who speaks at the memorial in reference to the PSU administration.

I’d guess some member of the Paterno family will speak, as well as one or two prominent former players and I wouldn’t be surprised to see a current player speak.

[quote="Tom, post:10, topic:3004"]I surely wouldn't want Erickson or any of the BOT speaking at the memorial service, but nothing should prevent them from attending.[/quote]

What on earth did Erickson do except man up and say he’d try and keep the ship going after it hit the iceberg?

I can see, for propriety’s sake, not having the people who fired him in any kind of prominent role, or even attending.

Read the Sally Jenkins Q & A. About 1/3 of the way down.

http://live.washingtonpost.com/joe-paterno-died-chat.html

[quote="Tom, post:10, topic:3004"]I surely wouldn't want Erickson or any of the BOT speaking at the memorial service, but nothing should prevent them from attending.[/quote]

What on earth did Erickson do except man up and say he’d try and keep the ship going after it hit the iceberg?

I can see, for propriety’s sake, not having the people who fired him in any kind of prominent role, or even attending.

Read the Sally Jenkins Q & A. About 1/3 of the way down.

http://live.washingtonpost.com/joe-paterno-died-chat.html

OK, I get it now. No “get well” card from Erickson.

[quote="Tom, post:10, topic:3004"]I surely wouldn't want Erickson or any of the BOT speaking at the memorial service, but nothing should prevent them from attending.[/quote]

What on earth did Erickson do except man up and say he’d try and keep the ship going after it hit the iceberg?

I can see, for propriety’s sake, not having the people who fired him in any kind of prominent role, or even attending.

Read the Sally Jenkins Q & A. About 1/3 of the way down.

http://live.washingtonpost.com/joe-paterno-died-chat.html

OK, I get it now. No “get well” card from Erickson.

Thanks for then link - Sally Jenkins seemed to be a pretty good choice. She viewed her role as reporter in this instance, not commentator, and she held to it.

Tickets now available

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/02004837C25489EE

Charlie Pittman has already said that he’s been asked to speak. I’m sure there will be others.

[quote=“Tom, post:18, topic:3004”]Tickets now available

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/02004837C25489EE[/quote]

Tickets sold out in less than 10 minutes