Sue Paterno thanks students, others for support

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Peachy Paterno _ peach ice cream with peach slices _ sold briskly on Saturday at the Berkey Creamery on campus, and there was word that “Paternoville” _ the tent encampment that springs up so students can reserve the best seats at home games _ would be keeping its moniker.

Other fans expressed their feelings with signs and T-shirts.

“He should definitely be here, in the coaching box,” said Anthony Madanat, 20, a Downingtown student wearing a “I (heart) Joe, thanks for the memories, 62 years of great service” T-shirt outside Beaver Stadium before the Nittany Lions’ 17-14 loss.

“But I think it’s just time to start fresh, start a new era,” Madanat said.

A few blocks from the Paterno home, work has begun on another, more visible and more permanent part of the Paterno family legacy. The Suzanne Pohland Paterno Catholic Student Faith Center is under construction.

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