STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (January 21, 2013)--Community residents have scheduled a vigil Tuesday to remember former Penn State coach Joe Paterno a year after his death.
A family spokesman said the family won't be involved and intends to remain in privacy.
Paterno died of lung cancer on Jan. 22, 2012, at the age of 85, two months after the school fired him in the aftermath of the child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
Paterno and a reputation tarnished by the scandal remain sensitive topics for factions of alumni, former players, staffers and residents of Happy Valley.
Some critics are upset with the way the school handled his departure, or the ensuing investigation that levied shocking accusations while others say his entire body of work and off-field contributions to Penn State should be remembered.