Irwin Sportsmen's Association's mission shall be the encouragement and development of the honesty, good fellowship, and self discipline which are essential to good sportsmanship in all phases of sports afield as well as the conservation of wildlife and to own or lease grounds and buildings for these purposes.
John E. Reed Jr., 70, of Irwin, died suddenly Friday January 22, 2021. He was born April 4, 1950 in Owensdale, a son of the late John E. Sr. and Minnie (Schwartz) Reed and was also preceded in death by a sister Marsha Knight. John was a retired employee of Reed Tool & Die Co. and was an Army and Navy veteran. He was a member and Elder of West Hempfield Presbyterian Church, the Irwin Sportsman’s Club, the NRA, and enjoyed spending time at the trailer in Punxsutawney where he liked to hunt and fish. He is survived by his wife Karen L. (Smith) Reed; his children Nicole A. (Andrew) Reckhart of Greenville, Jennifer L. (Matthew) Stephens of North Huntingdon, and Matthew C. Reed (Danielle Lloyd) of McKeesport; his grandchildren Isaac Meyer, Taya Sears, Cassidy Frick, Noah Reckhart, Hannah Reckhart, Loralye Stephens, Ella Stephens, Carson Reed, Leah Reckhart, and Brantley Reed; his siblings William Reed of IN, David Reed of Mt. Pleasant, and Deborah Bryant of CT; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the William Snyder Funeral Home, 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with Rev. Andrew Wirt, officiating. In lieu of flowers those wishing can make a contribution in John’s memory to Irwin Sportsman’s Club. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
IRWIN SPORTSMEN’S RANGE SAFETY RULES
ALWAYS keep gun pointed in a safe direction.
ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
ALWAYS keep gun unloaded until ready to use.
KNOW your target and what is beyond.
Each range has a firing line. Use it.
Only special shoots may change the firing line.
DO NOT move closer to the targets. Move the targets closer to the firing line.
Keep gun unloaded, pointing up or down, action open, empty or in a gun case when approaching the firing line or benches.
Guns are to be unloaded, open and/or safety flags inserted and NOT handled when targets are being replaced.
DO NOT SWEEP people with your muzzle.
When someone is downrange, do not handle your gun until everyone is behind the firing line.
DO NOT use your scopes to see if someone is down range.
Use the safety flag at the rifle range when changing targets and the last shooter brings the flag back to the firing line so that everyone is accounted. If a shooter forgets to put the flag out, others should do so for the safest club.
Use the proper firearm for the range that is being used.
ALWAYS make sure that you are shooting into the back stops and not the ground or in the air.
Do not throw live ammo in the burn barrels, they explode when burned scaring the hell out of people if not the possibility of a bullet penetrating someone.
Shoot safely and have fun!
Wendy Mermigos – Jeanett
Ralph Hodder – Jeanette
Harry Clyde – Jeanette
Lisa Lyons – Jeanette
Michael Tomasetti - Irwin
Richard Walker – Penn
We hope you join in the fellowship and abide by the rules
I have four Ruger 22 target pistols @ $225 each. All are standard model, blue finish, excellent condition, and come with one magazine.
Please call the North Huntingdon Police (724) 863-8800) to report shooting at the slate dump (West of our ranges beside RR tracks). We need you to help us record when this happens on the official documentation at the Police Department
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