Jersey of Uniontown pastor's dead son stolen from church
UNIONTOWN, Pa. —
A Baptist pastor says burglars have stolen money and something more valuable from his southwestern Pennsylvania church -- a football jersey the pastor has kept beneath his pulpit as a tribute to his son who died in a car crash nearly three years ago.
The Rev. Ewing Marietta says the money stolen from his Liberty Baptist Church in Fayette County was earmarked for a needy college student. The pastor says his congregation is trying to replace that money.
But irreplaceable is the jersey that belonged to his son 18-year-old son Ewing "Marcus" Marietta II, who died three days after his car crashed on Route 40 on July 12, 2009.
The boy was a local high school football star returning from an out-of-state football camp when the crash occurred.