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12/6/2016
H. NEAL KINTER, 81
H. Neal Kinter, age 81 of Smicksburg, died on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at his home. He was born in 1935 in Gary, IN to Horace M. and Hazel Skinner Kinter. Neal was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Plumville. Neal was employed by TW Phillips Gas & Oil Co. for 30 years until his retirement in 1997. Along with his wife Marilyn, he enjoyed showing Quarter horses, working outdoors, and spending time with his five grandsons. He is survived by his wife Marilyn Thompson Kinter, Smicksburg; one daughter and two sons - Karen A. Gilbert, Jonesboro, GA; Thomas N. Kinter, Smicksburg; Scott A. Kinter and wife Cheryl, Smicksburg; four grandsons - Matthew Kinter and wife Christina, Marion Center; Bryan Kinter and fiancé Christina Kuchle, Mt. Blanchard,  OH; Trent Gilbert, Jonesboro, GA; Trevor Gilbert and wife Michelle, Rome, GA; one great grandson - Andrew Kinter, Marion Center; one sister - Donabell Mumper and husband Cameron, Mechanicsburg; and two nieces and three nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Friends will be received on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. at the Bowser-Minich Funeral Home, Indiana. A funeral service will be held Friday at ...
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12/6/2016
JOHN ROBERT REYNOLDS, 77
John Robert Reynolds, 77 of Blairsville, passed away suddenly on Monday, December 05, 2016 at his home.   He was born October 29, 1939 in Saltsburg, PA, the son of the late William Reynolds and Kathryn (Zerfoss) Reynolds.   He was an electronics technician at Titan Wire Line Company. He liked taking care of his home and animals. He recently built a windmill on his property. He also enjoyed being with his Family.  He was a veteran of the US Navy.   John is survived by his wife of 48 years, Nancy (Roberts) Reynolds of Blairsville, PA; daughter, Janel Lea Messenger of Portland, OR; son, Douglas John Reynolds & wife, Dana of Level Green, PA; grandchildren: Joshua, Benjamin, Christopher & Ariana; sister, Dorothy Miller of Blairsville, PA;  brother, James Reynolds & wife, Jean of New Derry, PA; sister, Shirley McElhoes & husband, George of New Derry, PA; sister, Marsha Hoak of Blairsville, PA and also many nieces & nephews.   He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Ruth Short.   The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 08, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the James F. Ferguson Funeral Home in Blairsville.   Private interment will be in the Pine Flats ...
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12/5/2016
LOYAL J. WEAVER, JR., 92
Loyal Jacob Weaver Jr., 92, of Pittsburgh and formerly of Indiana, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at Passavant Hospital in Allison Park. The son of Loyal Jacob Weaver Sr. and Lila (Best) Weaver, he was born April 30, 1924, in Knox.Mr. Weaver graduated from Trinity High School in Washington and Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English. A veteran of World War II, fighting in the battles of Leyte Gulf and Okinawa in the South Pacific, he was awarded four Bronze Stars. His professional career was in the finance industry working for Household Finance Corporation and National State Bank (Wells Fargo).Jake was an active member of Graystone Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder, Sunday school class teacher, small group leader and as a member of the Endowment Trustees, among other activities. He was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ and an active leader in the church all of his life, no matter where he lived. He raised his family in the church. Jake loved to read, travel, play fantasy football and he especially enjoyed family time such as fishing and making maple syrup at his cabin near Ligonier.He is survived by his sons, ...
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12/5/2016
ENRICO V. "RICK" COLONNA, 92
Enrico Vincent “Rick” Colonna, 92, of Indiana, died Friday, December 2, 2016, at Bethany Place in Indiana.The son of James V. and Maria A. (Mazza) Colonna, he was born on April 6, 1924 in Kittanning.Rick’s passion was music. He was one of the organizers and the first director of the championship Kittanning Firemen’s Band and later organized and directed the Indiana Pops Concert Band until his retirement in 2011. He was also a baritone horn soloist and trombone player with various combos and big bands in the area, as well as director of several other bands throughout his life. A member of St Bernard of Clairvaux Roman Catholic church in Indiana PA, honorary life member and officer of the American Federation of Musicians, life member of B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge 931 and member of F.O.E. 1468. Rick was employed in the Penn DOT design office for 40 years. Upon his retirement he served as a volunteer for B.P.O.E. Elks and the Indiana County Courthouse. Survived by his loving wife Andrea Patterson Colonna. Step-daughters, Darla, Tonya and Tina Patterson, step-grandchildren Justin Patterson and Brooke Carnahan, step-great grandsons, Aidan, Joshua and Zachary Carnahan and Andrew and Cayden Patterson and step-great granddaughter ...
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12/2/2016
WILLIAM ANDERSON, JR., 54
C. FREDERICK BOWSER FUNERAL HOME IN HOMER CITY
William (Billy) D. Anderson Jr., 54 passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016 at his home in Rahway, NJ.  Born in Ft. Belvoir, VA on December 29, 1961, Billy Graduated from NJIT, Newark, NJ in 1985 with a degree in Engineering.   He lived in Rahway since 1977 where he was a member of St. Mary’s R. C. Church and served as a lector.  Billy worked as a Systems Analyst and Project Manager for 30 years with LTK Engineering in Newark, NJ.  Billy loved spending time with his family, his parents and sisters, and particularly with his nieces.   He is survived by his mother, Rose (Holiday) Anderson (originally from Homer City, PA) and father, William Anderson Sr. (originally from Clymer, PA); his sisters, Mary Mull and Leslie Anderson; his Brothers-in-law, Roger Mull and Kevin Monahan; three nieces, Caroline Mull, Jennifer Greene and Nicole Greene; and three great-nieces, Aleecia Greene, Aryana Hall-Greene, Kalynn Greene; and two great-nephews, Quran Greene, and Amory Greene. Billy was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, William and Mildred Anderson of Clymer; maternal grandparents, Andy and Caroline Holiday of Homer City; sister, Barbara Anderson, and his nephew, Darryl Greene Jr.   The family has requested that in lieu ...
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12/2/2016
DANIEL HARMON, 92
C. FREDERICK BOWSER FUNERAL HOME IN HOMER CITY
  Daniel D. Harmon, 92, Homer City, died Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at his residence.  He was the son of the late Daniel and Bessie (Campbell) Harmon and was born June 29, 1924 in Homer City.    Daniel graduated from Homer Center High School, and Indiana State Teachers College (IUP) and Penn State University.  He taught school in Homer City and retired from the Indiana Area School District.  He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Indiana, life member of the Indiana VFW.  He was a WWII Veteran having served in the US Army, stationed in the South Pacific and Australia.     He is survived by his wife, Diana R Markley, whom he married in 1951; children, John Eric (Jen Stempf), Kimberly Ann and Daniel James; two grandchildren, John Travis (Alexis) and Cody Daniel (Stephanie); two great grandchildren, Emory Wayne and Morgan Naomi.  He is also survived by daughter-in-law, Tamera K.; brother, John M. (Norma)and sister, Erna Jean and many nieces and nephews.   In addition to his parents, he was preceded death by his brothers, Clair and Paul; and sisters, Thelma and Edna and infant sister, Leora.   There will be no visitation per Daniels request.  A ...
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12/1/2016
DANIEL BASH, 68
ROBINSON-LYTLE'S OF INDIANA
  Daniel W. Bash, 68, of Indiana, passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at his residence.   A son of the late Jess F. and Marybelle Shirey Bash, he was born June 24, 1948, in Indiana.   Mr. Bash graduated from the Hershey School for Boy’s, where he spent time as a youth playing hockey for the Hershey Bear’s.  He was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan, and enjoyed woodworking, golfing, hunting and fishing.   He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Elaine J. Lezanic Bash, of Indiana; three sons: Daniel Wayne Bash, Jr. and wife Kim, of Iselin; Michael David Bash and wife Samantha, of Creekside; and Charles Franklin Bash and wife Courtney, of Homer City; a sister, Patricia Cochran, of Kent; five grandchildren, two great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Clair F. Bash and David Bash.   There is no visitation.  Services are private and will be held at the convenience of the family.  Robinson-Lytle, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. www.robinsonlytleinc.com
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12/1/2016
ETHEL ONDO, 87
C. FREDERICK BOWSER FUNERAL HOME IN HOMER CITY
Ethel Elizabeth Ondo, 87, Homer City died Tuesday, November 29, 2016, peacefully at Indiana Regional Medical Center.  The daughter of Paul and Mary (Sandusky) Sipos, she was born March 9, 1929 in Center Township.   Ethel was a member of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Roman Catholic Church, Indiana and the Christian Daughters of America.  She was also a member of the American Cancer Society and the PEBTF Union.  She frequently participated in various other charities, including the American Heart Association, the Susan G. Komen Foundation and contributed to the Humane Society of the United States.    Mrs. Ondo is retired from Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she was employed for many years as a supervisor in the housing development.    She is survived by her children, Richard Ondo, Suzanne Mayes, Georgette and husband Brian Cline, daughters-in-law, Rebecca Ondo and her husband, Bernie Kalanavich, and Marlene (Poletto) Ondo; four grandchildren and their families: Gregory Ondo and his wife, Andrea, and their son, Dominick; Heather Ondo and children, LaVada and Justin, and their father, Rob Walbeck; Holly Benavides and her children, Domingo and Zoey and Hillary and husband Grady Wegenberg; She is also survived by her beloved sister-in-law, Evelyn Jack and many ...
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11/29/2016
RICHARD CLARK, 79
BOWSER-MINICH FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
Richard N. Clark, age 79 of Ernest, died Sunday, November 27, 2016 at the Indiana Regional Medical Center.   He was born in 1936 in Sykesville to William M. and Anna Polifko Clark.   He was self-employed as a truck driver. He established the Junior Legion Baseball Team in Ernest in 1973. Additionally he served on the Ernest Boro Council and the Marion Center Area School Board.   He enjoyed golfing and bowling, and watching many sports on TV.   He is survived by his wife Marlene Burkett Clark, Ernest, two sons, Richard N., Jr. and wife Carla, Floral City, FL; Forrest “Boone” and wife Shari, Indiana; one daughter, Jamie Edwards, Ernest; eight grandchildren, Cory Campbell, Jennifer DeFoor, Richard Clark, III, Tarah Hadden, Thomas Askew, Sydney Edwards, Chelsea Clark, Forrest Clark, Jr.; five great grandchildren.   He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Roberta Askew, a granddaughter Cassandra Clark, and by the following siblings, Gordan, Leroy, William, Bert, and Mabel Clark.   Friends will be received on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. at the Bowser-Minich Funeral Home, Indiana, where a funeral service will be held Friday at 11 A.M. with Pastor John Sykes officiating. Interment ...
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11/28/2016
SARAH L. "SALLIE" DEGASTRO, 86
Sarah L. “Sallie” DeGastro, age 86 of Ernest, died on Friday, November 25, 2016 at Beacon Ridge Nursing Home, Indiana. She was born in 1930 in Clymer to John Donnelly and Leona Hankinson McCracken. Mrs. DeGastro was a member of the Church of the Resurrection, Ernest site. She was also a former member of the Eagles #1468 Ladies Auxiliary. She was employed by GC Murphy for many years, by King Leather, and Rustic Lodge. Sallie enjoyed bowling, flower gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Surviving are two daughters and one son - Cherie M. Succheralli and husband James, Indiana; Samuel J. DeGastro, Ernest; Renee A. Lundberg and fiancé Joseph Hodak, Indiana; three grandchildren - Chad Succheralli, Michael Succheralli and wife Lauren, Luke Lundberg; five great grandchildren - Lindsey, Riley, and Emma Succheralli, Kyle and Abigayle Hart; one sister - Audry M. Gunter and husband Robert, Hobart, IN; and her faithful companion Goofy. She was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband Samuel L. DeGastro in 2002, whom she married August 24, 1950, and the following siblings - infant John, Robert W., John D., Dean A. McCracken. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2 to ...
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11/28/2016
DANIEL J. LING, 48
Daniel J. Ling, age 48 of Shelocta, died Friday, November 25, 2016 as a result of an accident in Young Twp. near his home. He was born in 1968 in Indiana to Jay R. and Carole A. Calabria Ling of Indiana, PA. Daniel was a 1968 graduate of IndianaHigh School and attended IUP. He was a trained lineman electrician working on high power transmissions and distribution for the IBEW Local 126, often traveling widely to restore power to areas hit by hurricanes and tornadoes. His greatest reward was seeing smiles and gratitude on the faces of people after getting power. He was married to Natalie A. Varhola Ling since 2012, and they resided in their nature woodland area with an abundance of wildlife they both loved. They were avid Steelers, Penguins, and Pirate fans, attending home games together as often as possible to support their teams. A skilled hunter since the age of 12, his many buck trophies and mounted turkeys give testament to his hunting ability and archery skill. Daniel was known throughout the country for his expertise in vintage glass and ceramic insulators. As a member of both the National Insulators Assoc. and the Western Reserve Insulator Club, he attended and presented ...
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11/28/2016
DOROTHY SEIRING, 94
SHOEMAKER FUNERAL HOME IN BLAIRSVILLE
            Dorothy Hazel (Alexander) Seiring, 94, of Black Lick, PA passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, November 26, 2016 in the Communities at Indian Haven, Indiana, PA.           The daughter of Charles C. and Emma (Shaffer) Alexander, she was born September 10, 1922 in Grafton, PA.           Mrs. Seiring was a member of the Black Lick Presbyterian Church and the Burrell Twp. Park and Recreation Board.           She loved traveling, being with family and friends, baking and watching deer and birds outside of her window.           Surviving are two daughters, Donna L. Winsheimer (Earl) of Indiana and Deborah S. Smith (Paul) of Coral; numerous nieces and nephews and two special friends, Doris Wiley and Mary Demeter.           She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles in 1987; five brothers, Joseph, Samuel, Clifford, Donald and Leroy; sister, Harriett McDowell and a niece, Robin (Alexander) Taylor.           The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at the Shoemaker Funeral Home, Inc., 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville, PA.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday at the Black Lick Presbyterian Church, Black Lick, with Rev. Katie ...
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11/28/2016
LLOYD PAYNTER III, 63
C. FREDERICK BOWSER FUNERAL HOME IN HOMER CITY
  Lloyd “Bud” Ira Paynter III, 63, died Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at UPMC Passavant Hospital, McCandless.  He was born in Warren, Ohio on August, OH on August 31, 1953 to Lloyd and Gloria Painter.    Prior to his retirement, he was a member of Asbestos Workers Local #2, Pittsburgh, PA. Member of the Red Bard Sportsman Club, Homer City.  He enjoyed spending time at camp in Tidioute, PA, hunting, fishing, and outdoor water recreation.    Lloyd is survived by his son, Lloyd Ira Paynter, IV; sister, Cheryl Weimer, of Derry, niece Dianna Douds; girlfriend, Christina Pierce and her son John DeSalvo and daughter Alicia Pierce and fiancee David Vaughan.    He was preceded death by his parents.     Friends will be received Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the C. Frederick Bowser Funeral Home, Homer City.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11 AM at the funeral home. 
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11/24/2016
RANDY KIMMEL, 62
Randy Kimmel, age 62 of Home, died Tuesday, November 22, 2016 in Pittsburgh. He was born in 1954 in Punxsutawney to Robert and W. Louise Bowser Kimmel. Randy was an active member of the Plumville Presbyterian Church where he served as Church Elder. He was also a member of the Indiana Franklin Lodge #313, Indiana. He had a heart for wildlife preservation and was a founding member of the Keystone Elk Country Alliance, serving as founding treasurer, founding life member, and a very active volunteer. He was also a member of the Keystone Sportsman Club, Shelocta. He loved hunting, camping, and boating. However, his greatest love was his family, especially his three granddaughters. Randy along with his wife and son, founded and operated Mashan, Inc., a communication and commercial electric company. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Cathy Rising Kimmel, Home; one son and one daughter - Matthew and wife Allison, Hillsdale; Shanna Scordo and husband Aaron, Indiana; three granddaughters - Morgan Kimmel, Quinn and Cora Scordo; one brother and one sister - Robert Kimmel and wife Doris, Home; Cindy Rado and husband Joe, Garrettsville, OH; and numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded ...
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11/23/2016
F. DANIEL HARSHMAN, 75
F. Daniel Harshman, 75, Indiana, PA, passed away at his residence, Tuesday, November 22, 2016. The son of Freeman James and Mary Elizabeth (Molnar), he was born June 29, 1941, in Scottdale, PA. Dan graduated from Scottdale High School in 1959 and from Indiana State Teachers College (IUP) with a degree in Social Studies. He married Margaret Ann Gendek, with whom he had four children. Dan was employed as an educator at Purchase Line and Marion Center High Schools, and he also taught in Parma, Ohio. In his later years, he was employed by Season-All Industries and IUP. Dan was instrumental in establishing the first Tee Ball program at Indiana's YMCA. He loved to play, to coach, and to watch sports of all kinds. Dan enjoyed discussing sports with his colleagues and was known to never miss watching the Steelers. He also was a devoted follower of Pitt basketball and football. When Dan became a widow, he met his significant other, Connie Ober. As a couple, they enjoyed vacationing for eight years at their special vacation destination, Siesta Key. Dan loved to sit on the lanai and watch the diamonds sparkle on the gulf and to observe the activity on ...
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