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7/23/2014

  David Paul Petrus, age 73 of indiana, died july 22nd. Funeral arrangements for David Petrus are private and have been entrusted to the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home in Indiana.
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7/23/2014
FRANCIS WHALEN, 94
JOHN A. LEFDAHL FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
  Francis fisher whalen, age 94 of indiana, died july 22nd. Friends of francis whalen will be received friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the John A. Lefdahl funeral home in Indiana, with a memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. in the Lefdahl Chapel. interment in the Greene County Memorial  Cemetery will be private.
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7/23/2014
WILLIAM DABLOCK, 89
SHOEMAKER FUNERAL HOME IN BLAIRSVILLE
            William Charles Dablock, 89, of Blairsville, PA (Derry Twp.) passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the Indiana Regional Medical Center, Indiana, PA.           The son of Joseph E. and Rose T. (Gerchman) Dablock, he was born February 3, 1925 in Baggaley, PA.           Bill was a member of the Hillside United Methodist Church, UAW #1095, Latrobe, and SNPJ Lodge #318, Baggaley.           He was employed by Kennametal, Chestnut Ridge Plant, for 33 years, retiring in 1985 and he also worked 10 years on weekends for Bixler’s Garage, Blairsville.           He enjoyed hunting, gardening and woodworking.           Bill was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother, especially to his sister, Josephine.           Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Dorothy N. (Shearer) Dablock whom he married on May 28, 1948; a son, Barry A. Dablock (Bonnie) of North Myrtle Beach, SC; two daughters, Donna Dablock of Ligonier and Deborah Christopher (Tom) of Blairsville; four grandchildren, Brian Christopher, Eric Christopher, Nathan Dablock and Danielle Dablock; five great grandchildren, Max, Owen and Ava Christopher and Shannon and Ryan Dablock; and a sister, Josephine Dablock of Greensburg.           He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Frank and Joseph Dablock.           As per Bill’s wishes there ...
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7/22/2014
GLAYDS NEALER, 88
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF INDIANA
GLAYDS (HANS) NEALER, AGE 88 OF SHELOCTA, FORMERLY OF INDIANA, DIED jULY 21ST ATINDIANAREGIONALMEDICALCENTER. Friends of GlADYS NEALER WILL BE RECEIVED wEDNESDAY FROM 3 TO 5 AND 7 TO 9 P.M. AT THE RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF INDIANA. A MASS OF CHRISTAIN BURIAL WILL BE CELEBRATED THURSDAY AT 10 A.M. AT ST. BERNARD OFCLAIRVAUXROMANCATHOLICCHURCH ININDIANA. INTERMENT WILL BE MADE IN THE CHURCH CEMETERY.  
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7/20/2014
RUDOLPH GASTON, 82
JAMES F. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, BLARSVILLE
RUDOLPH GASTON, 82 Rudolph H. "Rudy" Gaston, age 82, of Blairsville, passed away Saturday, July 19, at his home. Friends of Rudolph Gaston will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the James F. Ferguson Funeral Home in Blairsville. A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Coral at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. *** ใ€€ Name: Rudolph H. "Rudy" Gaston                           Age: 82 Address: Blairsville, PA (Blacklick Twp.) ใ€€ Died: Saturday, July 19, 2014 at his home. Born: October 11, 1931 Indiana, PA Father: Rudolph Gaston Mother: Anna (Adamchick) Gaston Church: Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Coral, PA Work, Clubs & Organizations: Rudy owned and operated a Family Dairy Farm. He loved all sports and especially enjoyed attending his Grandchildren's sporting events. Rudy was an outstanding high school athlete, having been a state runner up in wrestling and still holds the Indiana County record for most points scored in a football season. He enjoyed hunting and especially enjoyed going to the casinos. ใ€€ Survivors Son - Rudy Gaston, III, Blairsville, PA Daughter - Renee Nastase & husband Vic, Blairsville, PA Son - Mike Gaston, Sr. & wife Tracy, Blairsville, ...
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7/18/2014
LEROY KNISLEY, 42
RAIRIGH FUNERAL HOME IN HILLSDALE
              Leroy M. “Jr.” Knisley, 42, of Clarksburg, WVa and formerly of Clymer, PA, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in Jefferson Twp., Greene County, PA.             The son of the late Leroy E. and Geraldine E. (Brown) Knisley, he was born on October 11, 1971 in Roaring Springs, PA.             Leroy was employed as a water truck driver with Energy Construction Management, LLC of Williamsport, PA and had previously worked for DNM Contracting/Castelli of New Alexandria, PA.             He enjoyed hunting and motorcycle riding.             Leroy is survived by his wife, Fannie E. Patterson-Knisley, whom he married on June 23, 2012, of Clymer, PA; his daughter, Kayla Weed and fiancé Robert Truszka of Somerset, PA; his son, Ricky Knisley of Cherry Tree, PA; his grandchildren: Brody William Knisley and Robert Edwin Truszka; his nine siblings: Georgia Aungst and husband, Ron of Hollidaysburg, PA; Jennifer Dibert and husband, Bob of East Freedom, PA; Effieann Cotter and husband, Don of Egg Harbor Twp., NJ; Candy Heller of Altoona, PA; Ken Walter and wife, Dawn of East Freedom, PA; Sandy Higgins and husband, Jim of Hopewell, PA; Sherry Lewis and husband, Butch of Bald Eagle, PA; Paula Brewer and husband, Bob of ...
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7/16/2014
ETHEL BEATTY, 85
ROBINSON-LYTLE'S OF INDIANA
Ethel L. Capenos Beatty, 85, of Indiana, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014, at the Communities at Indian Haven.   A daughter of the late George and Vella Barnes Capenos, she was born Aug. 3, 1928, in Freedom.   Mrs. Beatty was retired from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  She was a member of AARP, AFSCME and the First Christian Church, where she participated in the Wednesday Morning Prayer Group.  Mrs. Beatty enjoyed quilting and doing word search puzzles.   She is survived by four children: Joy Lee Scott and husband Eugene, of Commodore; Deborah Jean Butler and husband Michael, of Indiana; Walter Lee Beatty, Jr. and wife Lillian, of Erie; Michele Ann Beatty Cousins, of Indiana; two step children: Robert Beatty and Sharon Oaks; a brother, Blaine Capenos, of Baden; two sisters: Augusta Neiman, of Baden; Helen Pedaline, of Johnstown; five grandchildren: Jennifer Cornelius and husband Ryan, Matthew Scott, Megan Armstrong, Emily Butler, Molly Butler; three great grandchildren: Noah Butler, Zoiee Cornelius, Alyssa Cornelius; and numerous nieces and nephews.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Lee Beatty, Sr.; a stepdaughter, Donna Metcalfe; and a sister, Marie Gutch.   Friends will be ...
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7/15/2014
GERTRUDE EVANS, 87
JOHN A. LEFDAHL FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
  GERTRUDE (PAT) ADELINE EVANS, AGE 87 OF BRUSH VALLEY TWP., DIED JULY 14TH . Friends of Gertrude Evans will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m,. at the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home inIndiana, where a funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. in the Lefdahl Chapel. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery will be private.  
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7/15/2014
ANTHONY GEORGIANA, JR., 80
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF INDIANA
  ANTHONY SAMUEL “TONY” GEORGIANA, JR., AGE 80 OF CARMEL, NY, FORMERLY OF INDIANA, DIED JULY 13TH. Friends of Anthony Georgiana will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home of Indiana, where a funeral service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. Interment will be made at a later date.  
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7/15/2014
RONALD MILLER, 55
SHOEMAKER FUNERAL HOME IN BLAIRSVILLE
  RONALD EUGENE MILLER, AGE 55 OF BLACK LICK, DIED JULY 13TH AT BEACON RIDGE ININDIANA. Friends of Ronald Miller will be received Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Shoemaker Funeral Home in Blairsville, where a funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Interment will be private.  
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7/14/2014
VERA LUSCIA, 81
C. FREDERICK BOWSER FUNERAL HOME IN HOMER CITY
  Verna Catherine Luscia, 81, Homer City died Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Indiana Regional Medical Center surrounded by her family.  Mrs. Luscia was born April 9, 1933 in Iselin, PA and was the daughter of the late Stephen and Anna (Patrick) Henkel.  She was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish and the Altar Rosary Society.  She was employed for 18 years at Indiana Sportswear.   Verna is survived by her husband of 60 years, Joseph Donald Luscia; three daughters, MaryAnn (Bob) Ciranni, Homer City; Donna Gatskie, Homer City and Diane (Bob) Ratay, Lucernenmines; six grandchildren, Janine and Craig Ciranni, Vanessa and Jimmy Gatskie and Kayla and Megan Ratay   She is also survived by 2 sister-in-laws, Theresa Henkel Zimmerman and Mary Henkel; a special niece and goddaughter, Anna Marie Halo and numerous nieces and nephews.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Marie Lafferty, Elizabeth Vellesig, Anna Marafka, Helen Nene, Jean Halo, Delores Gray and Dorothy Henkel and brothers, John, Steve, and Michael Henkel.  She was also preceded in death by her four sister-in-laws, Alva Sacco, Inez D’Alessandro, Livia Molnar and Frances Marchyshyn.     Friends will be ...
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7/13/2014
DORRIS RICHARDS, 88
SHOEMAKER FUNERAL HOME, BLAIRSVILLE
DORRIS RICHARDS, 88       Dorris Mae (Albaugh) Richards, age 88, of Blairsville, passed away on Thursday, July 10, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. Friends of Dorris Richards will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Shoemaker Funeral Home in Blairsville. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Blairsville Cemetery. ***            Dorris Mae (Albaugh) Richards, 88, of Blairsville, Pa., passed away on Thursday, July 10, 2014 in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital in Latrobe, Pa.          The daughter of Harry and Lydia K. (Anderson) Albaugh, she was born December 15, 1925 in Derry Twp., PA.           Mrs. Richards was of the protestant faith and was a member of BPOE #406 Ladies Auxiliary, Blairsville.           She graduated from Derry Township High School in 1944 and was employed by Adelphia Cable, Blairsville, retiring in 1987.           She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.           Mr. & Mrs. Richards were married on August 23, 1946 and would have celebrated their 68th anniversary this year.           Surviving are her husband, Donald J. “Doc” Richards; two daughters, Cathy Smith and her husband, ...
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7/13/2014
JOHN RISINGER, 61
ROBINSON-LYTLE FUNERAL HOME, INDIANA
JOHN RISINGER, 61   John A. Risinger, age 61, of Indiana, passed away Thursday, July 10, at his residence. Friends of John Risinger will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Robinson-Lytle Funeral Home in Indiana.  Additional visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday at the Bethel Presbyterian Church. Interment will be in Bethel Church Cemetery.   ***   John A. Risinger, 61, of Indiana, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, at his residence.   A son of John G. and Gladys Jean Smith Risinger, he was born Nov. 9, 1952, in Indiana.   Mr. Risinger graduated from Homer City High School in 1970.  In 1974 he graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a history degree.  John passed on his love of history to his family, especially his interest in the Civil War.  He loved being in his garden.  John was a very active member of the Bethel Presbyterian Church.  He was also active in the Indiana Slide Club, sending pictures/slides for international competition and was also active in the Indiana County Republican Party.  John had the pleasure of serving for eight ...
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7/13/2014
T.J. SHAMBERGER, 9
ROBINSON-LYTLE FUNERAL HOME, INDIANA
T.J. SHAMBERGER, JR., 9   Todd Garret “T.J.” Shamberger, Jr., age 9, of Homer City, passed away Friday, July 11, at his home. Friends of T.J. Shamberger were received Saturday at Robinson-Lytle Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.   ***   Todd Garret “T.J.” Shamberger, Jr., found his new home in Heaven on Friday, July 11, 2014, at his home.   T.J. was born Sept. 18, 2004 in Roaring Spring, to Todd G. and Sandra D. Henry Shamberger.   T.J. was a very sweet and special little boy.  He had a beautiful smile and always made other people smile.  He brought so much joy to everyone who knew him.  His short life impacted the lives of many others with his “never give up” attitude.  T.J. was a fighter and a very tough little boy.  He was chosen to be a “wish kid” through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  T.J. spent his entire life battling severe brain damage and all of the health issues that came with it.  He was in and out of Children’s Hospital several times and always fought a hard fight.  Even though he could never walk, talk, laugh or ...
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7/11/2014
DOROTHY KING, 93
ROBINSON-LYTLE'S OF INDIANA
Dorothy L. King, 93, ofIndiana, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at her residence.   A daughter of the late Charles F. and Florence Kenner Kline, she was born Apr. 21, 1921, in Tanoma.   Mrs. King was a graduate ofSaltsburgHigh School.  She was a homemaker and a member ofZionLutheranChurch.  Mrs. King enjoyed sewing, cooking, baking, and helping with and watching the grandchildren as they grew.   She is survived by five children: Wayne King and wife Joan, of Manassas, VA; James King of Knoxville, TN; Dorothy Bothell of Ebensburg; Carolyn Kinter and husband Darwin, of Indiana; William King and wife Johanna, of Indiana; two brothers: Lyn Kline of New Alexandria; Lee Kline of Aspinwall; two sisters: Betty Elrick of Oregon; Janet Corr, of Verona; 10 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Jack King; three brothers: Harry Kline, Floyd Kline, Ward Kline; a sister, Janet Corr and an infant sister.   Services are private and will be held at the convenience of the family.  Interment will be inOaklandCemeterywith Pastor Jane Strohl officiating. Robinson-Lytle, Inc., is in charge of arrangements.   Memorial contributions ...
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