Paterno funeral set for Wednesday
January 23rd, 2012
02:42 PM ET

Paterno funeral set for Wednesday

Legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno will be buried Wednesday in a private family service, with a public memorial service to follow the next day, his family announced Monday.

Paterno, 85, died Sunday, less than three months after his 61-year career with the Nittany Lions abruptly ended amid criticism of his response to alleged child sexual abuse by a former assistant.

Public viewings were scheduled for Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning on the Penn State campus, followed by a private funeral service Wednesday afternoon, the public relations company hired by the family said Monday.

A public memorial service was scheduled for Thursday at Bryce Jordan Center on the Penn State

Details were still being worked out, according to the family.

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  1. BOMBO ©

    RIP. The Westboro Baptists will be there. No joke.

    January 23, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mmmmm ♔♕

    you stone throwing people, y'all kilt that man...!

    January 23, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. kyle788

    Let the man rest in peace. thanks to the media he never will. Let the grievers grieve, and respect their right to privacy in their mourning.

    January 23, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. hamsta

    More like little boys can play in peace without sandusky and his look out.

    January 23, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. rooney©

    If the Westboro Baptists show up, they had better have a lot of security looking out for them because there will be a ton of students and alumni that won't be very happy to see them. They seem like they would defend, by any means necessary, their beloved JoePa.

    January 23, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |

    "The wages sin pays is death." and "Let the dead bury their dead." "Each man is drawn-out and enticed by his own unpure thoughts." "They became violently inflamed with lust for one another working what is obscene in the eyes of the Lord. Men lying with men...contrary to nature." "They will recieve full recompense due their error." "Men marrying and women being given in marriage." "And so the angel slew the 5,000 eyewitnesses who kept it a secret, but allowed the thieves to live." "Who really is my mother."

    January 23, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Um...What are misoginistic, bigoted quotes from the Bible used to shore up an ideology of hatred for women and gays that have nothing to do with this thread, Alex?

      January 23, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. hamsta

    ya thats how america works today protect the criminals and criminalize the victims.

    January 23, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |

    "yA tHatS hoW A mErica wOrks TodAY pRoTEct thE CRimInaLs ANd cRimiNaLiZe tHE VIctIms."

    January 23, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      One would think you'd be all over that quote applauding it. Fits with the rhetoric, doesn't it?

      January 23, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. controlled media

    Witness Protection Program? Tussauds experts? If not I'd ask for extensive toxicology tests. He should have been
    in carefully guarded protected custody. Too much, too soon, too fast.

    January 23, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      The big "C" waits for no man or his rules. RIP JOE P.

      January 23, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    I heard that Westoboro was going to protest there.
    Protest *what* exactly?

    My sympathy to the many, many people who mourn Mr.Paterno's passing.

    January 23, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. **cosmicVox *

    Nobody gets to kick around This guy anymore... R.I.P.

    January 23, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. hamsta

    Thats ok sanduskys protector escaped judgement on earth but not the grim reaper.

    January 23, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©


      January 23, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Philip

    The bible? Mysogenistic? Bigoted? Hidden in the laundry room?

    January 23, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Laundry room?
      Check your choosy memory, that wasn't me, and you well know it.
      You astound me in your ability to conveniently forget the truth when it doesn't suit you.

      My sympathy to the friends and family of Joe Paterno.

      January 24, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      The bible? Mysogenistic? Bigoted?
      Glad we agree.

      January 24, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |