Hempfield Area High School emotional tribute to superfan Terry Ranieri

Hempfield Area High School emotional tribute to superfan Terry Ranieri
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ANCHOR KELLY SASSO WAS THERE
WITH TERRY RANIERI’S FAMILY

KELLY: TERRY RANIERI LOVED
SPENDING FRIDAY NIGHTS AT
SPARTAN STADIUM. SHAKING HANDS, AND HIGH-FIVING,
ANYONE WHO WELCOMED HIM. THIS GAME IN PARTICULAR, T
GREENSBURG/HEMPFIELD RIVARLY,
WAS HIS FAVORITE
>>DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER THAN
THAT. HE KNEW EVERYBODY ON BOTH SIDES. KELLY: IN HIS 64 YEARS, TERRY
RANIERI HAD BECOME A FIXTURE
ACROSS WESTMORELAND COUNTY.>>HE WAS JUST AN ICON HERE. EVERYBODY LOVED HIM. EVERYBODY WAS SO NICE TO HIM
HERE. KELLY: TERRY’S DEATH THIS WEEK,
BROKE THE HEARTS OF THE
HEMPFIELD STRONG. THE DISTRICT HONORED HIM
TONIGHT, WITH HIS FAMILY ON THE
FIELD. A MOMENT OF SILENCE. AND A PERFORMANCE FROM HIS
FAVORITE MARCHING BAND

KELLY: THE SILENCE, TURNED INTO
A CROWD ERUPTION, WHEN
SUPERINTENDENT TAMMY WOLICKI MENTIONED TERRY’S PLACE ON THE
HEMPFIELD WALL OF FAME.>>I HAD THE PLEASURE OF
INFORMING TERRY THAT HE IS NOW
AN HONORARY MEMBER OF THE
HEMPFIELD AREA WALL OF FAME. [APPLAUSE]
KELLY: SHE GOT TO TELL TERRY IN
PERSON, TWO DAYS BEFORE HIS
DEATH. ON THE SAME DAY THE BAND, GAVE
HIM ONE FINAL PERFORMANCE AT HIS
HOME. A MARCH THAT NOT ONLY LEFT A
MARK ON TERRY AND HIS FAMILY. BUT THE PERFORMERS THEMSELVES.>>A FRESHMAN WHO HAD NEVER MET
TERRY AND DIDN’T KNOW HIM JUST
BURST INTO TEARS AT THE
MAGNITUDE OF WHAT SHE JUST HAD
DONE. KELLY: JUST LIKE TERRY WOULD
HAVE LIKED IT THOUGH, THE GAME
GOT UNDERWAY. AND STARTED OUT SPARTAN STRONG
.
[APPLAUSE]
KELLY: THE RANIERI FAMILY, WELL
AWARE LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE
SAME. BUT IT WILL BE BETTER, BECAUSE
TERRY WAS IN IT.>>IT’S JUST AMAZING YOU NEVER
REALLY THINK ABOUT HOW ONE
PERSON COULD HAVE SUCH AN IMPACT
ON A COMMUNITY FOR JUST BEING A
GOOD PERSO
THAT’S PRETTY TOUGH. BUT HE DID IT. KELLY: PITTSBURGH’S ACTION NEWS
4. ANDREW: THE RANIERI FAMILY WILL
WELCOME GUESTS AT CORNERSTONE
MINISTRIES IN DELMONT. WITH A VIEWING ON TUESDAY FROM 1
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