Monthly Archives: April 2014

JoePa, Smokin’ Joe and Titanic Victims and Survivors some of the highlights of Keystone Tombstones 3

kt3_fcMECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the third volume of the Keystone Tombstone series by Joe Farrell and Joe Farley. The book relates interesting tales of famous people interred in Pennsylvania including the search to find their graves, most of which involved detours through local pubs and taverns.

The authors will be on hand for the Mechanicsburg Wine Walk at Sunbury Press’s bookstore at 50 W Main St. in Mechanicsburg on Saturday May 10th, 2014 from 2 to 6 PM. They will be signing copies of their books as the company also celebrates the release of volume three of this popular series.

Since the release of Volume One, Farrell and Farley have become mainstays on PCN, where segments based on their series have been aired.  The two have also appeared on numerous other television and radio stations and have been written about in dozens of newspapers.

About the book:
Joe Farrell and Joe Farley
 explore the cemeteries (and pubs) of Pennsylvania in search of interesting graves and stories about the interred.

Included in this volume:

  • Nick ADAMS “Johnny Yuma Was a Rebel”
  • Marian ANDERSON “A Voice Heard Once in a Hundred Years”
  • “Babes in the Woods”
  • John BARRYMORE “The Great Profile”
  • Robert CASEY “The Three Time Loss from Holy Cross”
  • Jimmy DORSEY “A Fabulous Dorsey”
  • FLIGHT 93 Crash Site “40 Heroes”
  • “Four Founders”
  • “Fox and Cox”
  • Joe William FRAZIER “Smokin’ Joe”
  • Dave GARROWAY “The Communicator”
  • Harry GREB “The Human Windmill”
  • John Frederick HARTRANFT “Old Johnny”
  • Robert (Bob) HESS “More than Just a Scientist”
  • “The Kelayres Massacre”
  • John MCDERMOTT “Golf’s Unknown Champion”
  • Mary Pinchot MEYER “The Mysterious Case of Mary Pinchot Meyer”
  • Joe PATERNO “JoePa”
  • Teddy PENDERGRASS “Life Is a Song Worth Singing”
  • Molly PITCHER “From Molly Pitcher to Black Hawk Down”
  • Art ROONEY “The Chief”
  • Lillian RUSSELL “The Great American Beauty”
  • Arlen SPECTER “The Single Bullet Theory Senator”
  • ”Titanic Victims and Survivors”
  • Willie THROWER “Football’s Jackie Robinson”
  • “Pirates’ Pride”
  • John UPDIKE “One of America’s Best”
  • Grover WASHINGTON, Jr. “The Smooth Jazzman”
  • Anthony WAYNE “Mad Anthony”
  • Unusual Tombstones

backcoverimageKeystone Tombstones Volume Three: Famous Graves Found in Pennsylvania

Authored by Joe Farrell, Authored by Joe Farley

List Price: $19.95
8″ x 10″ (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
Black & White on White paper
190 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620063613
ISBN-10: 1620063611
BISAC: History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic

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Masonic contributions at Gettysburg recounted by Sheldon Munn

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Sheldon Munn’s history Freemasons at Gettysburg

fmag_fcAbout the Book:
Although it has been traced to the 10th Century, BC, history indicates that the fraternity of Freemasons was introduced into England in 926 AD. As an association that continues to thrive today, the brotherhood was confronted with a difficult conflict when the Civil War broke out in 1861. Freemasons, both northern and southern, were forced to choose a side and go against the very foundation of the society of Freemasonry.

Written as a tribute to the Friend to Friend Masonic Memorial, “Freemasons at Gettysburg” documents the presence of over 50 Masons at the Battle of Gettysburg. Despite all of their differences, Masons continued to practice their principles of brotherly love and good will on the battlefield, thus proving that the men who joined under the order would not, under any circumstances, sever their bonds of Masonic unity.

About the Author:
Sheldon Munn is the owner of a retail jewelry shop in Lemoyne, Pennsylvania. He was born on July 14th, 1939, at Plymouth, New Hampshire, to LaVerne Howard Munn and Dorothy Baird Munn.

He attended Selinsgrove High School and Susquehanna University. His career has led him through nearly twenty-five years in the food service industry. Most recently, he was the co-founder and owner of a chain of family style restaurants in the Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania area. Following his career in food service, he opened a jewelry store in Lemoyne.

sheldon_munn_gesturing 2 (1)Sheldon is a member of the West Shore Rotary Club and served as its president in 1988-89. He is the past Chairman of the Christian Business Men’s Committee (CBMC-USA), where he served more than six years.

His interest in history started at an early age. He recalls his family taking him on a tour of the battlefield at Gettysburg when he was eight years old. Later, he studied the Civil War and has been a life-long student of it. He became a National Park Service volunteer and a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg.

He is a twenty-five year member of the Lafayette Masonic Lodge in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, the Harrisburg Consistory and Zembo Shrine.

Sheldon is also a member of the Harrisburg Civil War Roundtable and has spoken at many high schools, service clubs, and Masonic Lodges.

He and his wife, Carolee, are the parents of four daughters and a son.

Freemasons at Gettysburg

Authored by Sheldon A. Munn

List Price: $14.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
142 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620064023
ISBN-10: 1620064022
BISAC: History / United States / Civil War Period

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