The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Local News

November 22, 2013

Recalling JFK visit here

(Continued)

- — Doris Dickey, of Hermitage:

“I have something that nobody else in the world has. I was pen pals with a woman from Holland. When Kennedy was killed, she sent me a beautiful letter expressing the pain and agony of the Dutch people who loved him so much. Then she sent me this beautiful 14k gold ring with Kennedy's face embossed on a coin. I kept it all these years.

“I liked him and I was really impressed with him. I can’t believe it’s been 50 years.”

Howard Wild, Sharon:

“I ran his press room when he stopped in Sharon. At the time I owned Sharon Stationery. I had to set up a press room for 15 reporters, with mimeographs, typewriters, paper and pencil. Oh, they knew exactly what they needed, but I’ll tell you, they were slow to pay. I remember that. Took me nine months to get my money.

“I remember standing in the press room and he came in the lobby and the place was crawling with politicians. I had the best spot there was to get a look at him. His being here was a business proposition for me.”

Faye Wild, Sharon:

“I remember his death so vividly. We were in Witchita Falls, Texas, and I remember I had a meeting at the school. When I got there they were lowering the flag to half-staff and I knew he was dead. It was like somebody in your family died, we sat watching the television for a week. It was a very scary, very earth-shattering time.”

Bill Caputo, 88, of Hermitage, formerly of Farrell:

“I was on the escort committee that day he arrived in Youngstown. I was a captain in the Farrell police department. All the way into town it was just lined with people. He said to me, ‘How are you making out?’ and I said, ‘I’m just fine, sir, keep doing what you’re doing and you’ll make it.’

“It was like going to a mob on Idaho Street. It was quite an honor for me. He was a handsome fellow. Just indescribeable, real good-looking. We had to pick up the tempo a bit because the crowd was getting excited. I loved it. I loved meeting him, meeting the FBI agents and the Secret Service.”

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