2012-06-28 / Local & State

Jersey Of Pa. Pastor’s Dead Son Stolen From Church

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A Baptist pastor says burglars have stolen money and something more valuable from his southwestern Pennsylvania church – a football jersey the pastor has kept beneath his pulpit as a tribute to his son who died in a car crash nearly three years ago.

The Rev. Ewing Marietta says the money stolen from his Liberty Baptist Church in Fayette County was earmarked for a needy college student. The pastor says his congregation is trying to replace that money.

But irreplaceable is the jersey that belonged to his son 18-year-old son Ewing “Marcus” Marietta II, who died three days after his car crashed on Route 40 on July 12, 2009.

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