Paterno funeral to be private, public memorial Thursday

Funeral services for former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno will be private but two viewings will be held for the public to pay its respects, as well as a public memorial service Thursday at the Bryce Jordan Center on campus.

Viewings will be held for the veteran coach, who died Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday and from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday. The viewings will be held at the Pasquerilla Spirtual Center, near the intersection of Curtin Road and Allen St. on campus.

Private funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center. A procession will leave the center at approximately 3 p.m., heading east on Curtin Road past Beaver Stadium, and later heading back westbound through downtown State College on College Ave. Burial will be private.

Thursday’s service, “A Memorial for Joe,” will begin at 2 p.m. at the Jordan Center. Tickets are required for admission. Tickets, which are limited to two per person, can be obtained starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Those who order online must print their tickets out at home.

Tickets also are available over the telephone beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday by calling 1-800-NITTANY (648-8269).

Information on parking for the viewings and memorial service can be found at

--Joe Juliano