A day after the passing of a coaching legend, the arrangements for Joe Paterno have been announced.
The Paterno family announced Monday that the former Penn State head coach will be laid to rest Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET at a private funeral service. For the sake of those in attendance, we’re hoping common sense will prevail and the members of a Kansas “church” will allow Paterno’s family and friends to mourn in peace.
There will also be two public viewings, the first Tuesday at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center on the Penn State campus and another Wednesday. The former will begin at 1 p.m. ET and is scheduled to last 10 hours, while the latter is a four-hour affair beginning at 8 a.m. ET.
Additionally, a public memorial service will be held Thursday at the Jordan Center basketball arena, located next to Beaver Stadium.
The 85-year-old Paterno passed away Sunday morning at Mount Nittany Medical Center after a two-month battle with lung cancer. In a statement confirming Paterno’s death, the family requested that, in lieu of flowers or gifts, donations be made to the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania or the Penn State-THON, The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon.