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Old 01-21-2012, 07:22 PM   #1
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It is with great sadness that we announce that Joe Paterno passed away earlier today. His loss leaves a void in our lives that will never be filled.

He died as he lived. He fought hard until the end, stayed positive, thought only of others and constantly reminded everyone of how blessed his life had been. His ambitions were far reaching, but he never believed he had to leave this Happy Valley to achieve them. He was a man devoted to his family, his university, his players and his community.

He has been many things in his life _ a soldier, scholar, mentor, coach, friend and father. To my mother he was and is her soul mate, and the last several weeks have shown the strength of their love. To his children and grandchildren he is a shining example of how to live a good, decent and honest life, a standard to which we aspire.

When he decided to forego a career in law and make coaching his vocation, his father Angelo had but one command: Make an impact.

As the last 61 years have shown, Joe made an incredible impact. That impact has been felt and appreciated by our family in the form of thousands of letters and well wishes along with countless acts of kindness from people whose lives he touched. It is evident also in the thousands of successful student athletes who have gone on to multiply that impact as they spread out across the country.

And so he leaves us with a peaceful mind, comforted by his ``living legacy'' of five kids, 17 grandchildren, and hundreds of young men whose lives he changed in more ways than can begin to be counted.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests that donations be made to the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania or the Penn State-THON, The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon.
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:32 PM   #2
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Football was truly his life. While the cause of death will technically be lung cancer losing his job and the way that he lost his job are what truly killed him.
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:56 PM   #3
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Football was truly his life. While the cause of death will technically be lung cancer losing his job and the way that he lost his job are what truly killed him.
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:02 PM   #4
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Football was truly his life. While the cause of death will technically be lung cancer losing his job and the way that he lost his job are what truly killed him.



This unfortunately is true.


It's funny cuz people always say, "its just a game, theres more to life".....but for some people, like Joe Pa, it really is/was his life.



Sad ending. If he goes soon may he rest in peace.
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:47 PM   #5
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Wait so the cancer treatments is what he is suffering from?
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:56 PM   #6
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he died, all over Twitter
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:03 PM   #7
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He should have never got the treatments.
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:03 PM   #8
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ok so hold up

the official family spokesman, as of 8:57 said the reports of his passing are "absolutely not true"

****in Twitter man
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:04 PM   #9
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RIP
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:04 PM   #10
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ok so hold up

the official family spokesman, as of 8:57 said the reports of his passing are "absolutely not true"

****in Twitter man
according to cbs sports

http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/e...56338/34497800

Sportscenter hasn't reported anything yet
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:06 PM   #11
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according to cbs sports

http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/e...56338/34497800

Sportscenter hasn't reported anything yet
I'll take a family spokesman's word over a media outlet
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:07 PM   #12
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I'll take a family spokesman's word over a media outlet
Yep
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:09 PM   #13
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:21 PM   #14
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CBS took the story down
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Let's drink to his demise.
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