Senator Jake Corman Issues Statement on Passing of Penn State Coach Joe Paterno

This is a sad day and a tremendous loss for our community, our Commonwealth and the entire Penn State family.

There is no way to adequately express the impact Coach Paterno has had on all our lives.

Coach Paterno selflessly invested his life in our community and the lives of young people.

However, even though we may have lost a great man, we must not lose the Paterno way – to have success with honor by building up individuals, communities and institutions.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Paterno family at this difficult time.

Mark Meyer