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5/26/2015
DR. FRANK FAZIO, 80
ROBINSON-LYTLE'S OF INDIANA
  Dr. Frank Fazio, Jr., 80, ofIndiana, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015, atMoorhead Place.   Frank was born May 12, 1935 inDawmont,West Virginia, the son of the late Francesco and Rosa Pontieri Fazio.   Frank grew up in Coraopolis and graduated fromCoraopolisHigh Schoolin 1953.  He attendedCaliforniaStateTeachers College, earning a B.Ed.  He went on to earn a M.Ed. at theUniversityofPittsburgh, an M.S. at theUniversityofNorthern Iowaand a Ph.D. at theUniversityofPittsburgh.  Frank served six years in the Pennsylvania National Guard and served six months active duty with the U.S. Army.   His early career in education included positions as a high school chemistry teacher at Aliquippa and Hopewell High Schools and assistant principal atMontourHigh School.  In 1970, he joined the chemistry departments at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  During his time at IUP, he received the PA Department of Education Distinguished Academic Service Award for his Energy-Environment Simulator program, a program that he presented to many high schools, colleges, and civic groups.  He retired from IUP in 1996 as professor emeritus and continued to participate in the chemistry department’s Visiting Scientist program and became a tutor and mentor for freshman IUP football players.   Frank served as a dedicated volunteer in the community.  ...
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5/24/2015
GEORGE ANTOLIK, 87
JAMES F. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, BLAIRSVILLE
GEORGE ANTOLIK, 87 George E. Antolik, age 87 of Brenizer, passed away on Friday, May 22, at Indiana Regional Medical Center. Friends of George Antolik will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, at the James F. Ferguson Funeral Home in Blarisville. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in SS. Simon and Jude Church, Blairsville. Interment will follow in St. Vincent Cemetery in Latrobe. Prayers of transfer will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. A wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The VFW Post 5821 and American Legion Post 0407 will conduct graveside military honors. *** George E. Antolik, age 87 of Brenizer, passed away on Friday, May 22, at Indiana Regional Medical Center. George was born Feb. 19, 1928, in Bentleyville.  George was one of eight children, the youngest son of Antonia and Antoni “Tony” Antolik. He attended school in Derry Township and enlisted in the Navy in 1946. George’s closest brother, Anthony, was killed in France in 1944, and he mourned his loss greatly. He was also grieved when the fiancée he met while stationed in California was killed in an ...
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5/24/2015
LOUIS VOLK, 81
LOUIS VOLK, 81     Louis R. Volk, age 81 of Josephine, passed away Friday, May 22 at his home. Friends of Luis Volk will be received from 9 until 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26 at the C. Frederick Bowser Funeral Home in Homer City.  A prayer service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Coral Site. ***     Louis R. Volk, age 81 of Josephine, Pa passed away Friday, May 22, 2015 at home surrounded by his family.  The son of Mike and Nellie Volk, born May 18, 1934 in Tearing Run, Homer City, PA.  Lou was a member of The Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Coral, PA.  He retired from Blairsville Westinghouse after 29 years of service.  He enjoyed being outdoors, painting, woodworking, listening to Polkas, and being with his family.               Surviving is his wife of 59 years Magdalene (Mikeska) Volk, son Michael Volk, son Bob Volk and wife Brenda Volk, daughter Linda Smith and husband Dave Smith, all of Josephine, sister Rose Sorrell of Miamisburg, Ohio, grandson ...
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5/24/2015
RALPH C. SWEITHELM III, 61
C. FREDERICK BOWSER FUNERAL HOME, HOMER CITY
RALPH SWEITHELM III, 61   Ralpha C. Sweithelm II, age 61 of Glenshaw, passed away May 22. In Keeping with Ralph Sweithelm III's wishes, there will be no visitation. A funeral mass will be held at the St. Bernard of Clairvauz Roman Catholic Church in Indiana on Wednesday, May 27 at 11 a.m., followed by a celebration of life at the Rustic Lodge. The C. Frederick Bowser Funeral Home in Homer City is in charge of arrangements.   ***   RALPH C. SWEITHELM III, 61, PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY AT HIS HOME SURROUNDED BY FAMILY AND FRIENDS ON MAY 22, 2015. RALPH WAS BROOKLYN-BORN AND JERSEY-BRED.  BORN ON JUNE 28, 1953, RAISED IN MIDDLETOWN AND ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NEW JERSEY. HE MOVED TO GLENSHAW, PENNSYLVANIA IN 1974. RALPH ACHIEVED HIS MASTER’S DEGREE IN PHYSICAL THERAPY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH IN 1985. HE BEGAN HIS PRACTICE IN THE PHYSICAL THERAPY DEPARTMENT AT NORTH HILLS PASSAVANT HOSPITAL WHERE HE MET HIS WIFE THERESA (MAGEE) SWEITHELM WHOM HE MARRIED ON FEBUARARY 14, 1981.    HE IS SURVIVED BY TERRI, HIS WIFE OF 34 YEARS, HIS DAUGHTER MEGAN OF FULLERTON, CALIFORNIA, HIS SONS RYAN AND SEAN OF INDIANA. HIS BROTHER, JAKE SWEITHELM, MARRIED ...
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5/22/2015
WILLIAM FARABAUGH, 78
SHOEMAKER FUNERAL HOME IN BLAIRSVILLE
              William Joseph Farabaugh, 78, of Derry, PA passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015 in Mountainview Specialty Care Center, Greensburg, PA.           The son of Francis J. and Mary E. (Ray) Farabaugh, he was born March 17, 1937 in Latrobe, PA.           Mr. Farabaugh was a member of the Black Lick United Methodist Church, VFW Post #444 and the American Legion Post #324, both of Derry, BPOE #406, Blairsville, and the Derry Rod & Gun Club.           He enjoyed traveling with his wife, Stella, after his retirement.           He was a veteran of the US Air Force and worked at Latrobe Steel for 31 years, retiring in 1992.           Surviving are a son, Tom Farabaugh of Pittsburgh; a daughter, Deborah Farabaugh of Minneapolis, MN; five stepchildren, Stan “Rocky” Harper (Laura) of Blairsville; Brett Harper (Chrissy) of New Alexandria; Rick Harper (Cherie) of Blairsville; Sharon Noga of Coral and Candy Ross (David) of Blairsville; 13 grandchildren, six great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and a sister, Mary Strittmater of Ashville.           He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Stella L. (Loring) Harper Farabaugh on July 26, 2014; a stepbrother, Paul Farabaugh and a stepsister, Anna Marie Karlhiem.           The family will receive friends from ...
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5/22/2015
WILLIAM QUICK, 69
SHOEMAKER FUNERAL HOME IN BLAIRSVILLE
            William “Bill” Clair Quick, 69, of Blairsville, PA passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015 in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital, Latrobe, PA.           The son of Kenneth and Grace M. (Short) Quick, he was born November 6, 1945 in Latrobe, PA.           Bill loved to fish in the Allegheny River, gardening and woodworking.           He was a veteran of the US Army and worked 15 years at Torrance State Hospital, retiring in 2005.           Surviving are his wife, Linda M. (Dean) Quick whom he married December 21, 1981; two sons, Martin Quick of Clover, SC and David Quick of Homer City; a stepdaughter, Aimee Ackerman of Derry; four grandchildren, Derek Quick, Christine Quick, Amanda Ackerman and Caleb Ackerman; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Richard Quick (Linda) of Georgia; Dennis Quick of Black Lick; Kenneth Quick of Georgia and a sister, Wanita Ellison (Robert) of Blairsville.           He was preceded in death by his parents.           The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 P.M. Sunday at the Shoemaker Funeral Home, Inc., 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville, PA. A funeral service will be held at 5:00 P.M. Sunday in the funeral home with Rev. Cory A. Braatz officiating.           To view the online obituary, sign the guest ...
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5/22/2015
ANNA PATRICK, 73
C. FREDERICK BOWSER FUNERAL HOME IN HOMER CITY
  Anna Marie Patrick, 73, Homer City died May 21, 2015 at Scenery Hill Manor.  She was the daughter of the late Michael and Ann (Kishlock) Gima and was born December 12, 1941 in Indiana County.    She was a member of the Homer Center American Legion and the Red Barn Sportsman Club.  Anna was employed at Gorell Windows.    She is survived by her two daughters, Cindy (Robert) Skultety, Homer City and Darlene McAdoo, Homer City; two grandchildren, Deanna Lane and Erick Skultety and four great grandchildren, Zack, Brandan, Rachael and Kaitlyn.  She is also survived by her siblings, Virginia Dilts, Michael Gima, Susie Gima and Lizzie Gima.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul.   Friends will be received Tuesday from 3-6PM at the C. Frederick Bowser Funeral Home, Homer City.  A Funeral service will be held at 6PM at the funeral home with Rev. R.A. Wallace, officiating.  Interment in the Greenwood Cemetery, Indiana.    
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5/22/2015
ROBERT FELTON, 68
C. FREDERICK BOWSER FUNERAL HOME IN HOMER CITY
  Robert D. Felton, 68, Homer City died May 18, 2015 at the Indiana Regional Medical Center.  He was Born December 13, 1946 in Westmoreland County.    Robert is survived by his wife, Alberta Ruth Gallagher, Homer City; his stepchildren, Cami Mlakar, Homer City; Billy Huffman, Latrobe; Tonia Gallagher, California; Jody Gallagher, Homer City and Tory Gallagher, California; his step-grandchildren, Ryan, Taylor, Trevor and Brett Mlakar; Daniel Peak and Walter Olin.   He is also survived by his brother, William C. Felton, New Florence and his sister, Jean S. Marsh, Seward.   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, William, James, Darrell and Paul Felton.   The C. Frederick Bowser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.    
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5/21/2015
MELVYN WHITE, 77
SHOEMAKER FUNERAL HOME IN BLAIRSVILLE
              Melvyn Dean White, 77, of Blairsville, PA passed away on Monday, May 18, 2015 at his home.           The son of Everett and Gladys C. (Overly) White, he was born August 13, 1937 in Latrobe, PA.           Melvyn attended Derry Area High School and was a veteran of the Air Force.           He retired in 1985 from Helen Mining Company and worked for Solidur Plastics Co., retiring in 2000.           Melvyn is survived by his daughter, Michelle Dunn (Rodney) of Calypso, NC; a granddaughter Kayla Gehron (Colby); three step-grandchildren, Brittany Baker (Tim), Gina Dunn and Megan Dunn; a sister, Diane McCormick (James) of St. Peter, MN and a brother, Everett White (Germaine) of Irving, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Arlene (Decker) White in 2004 and a brother, Marshall White. As per Melvyn’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Shoemaker Funeral Home, Inc., 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville, PA, has been entrusted with the arrangements. To view the online obituary, sign the guest registry or send condolences, visit www.shoemakerfh-monuments.com                  
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5/20/2015
HELEN MILLAR, 89
ROBINSON-LYTLE'S OF INDIANA
  Helen L. Millar, 89, ofIndiana, formerly of Parkwood, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015, at the Communities at Indian Haven.   A daughter of the late Heber and Louise Couch Miller, she was born May 20, 1925, in Armstrong Twp.,Indiana County,PA.   Mrs. Millar was a 1943 graduate ofIndianaHigh School.  She lived her entire life inIndianaCountywhere she was a homemaker and a switchboard operator for Parkwood.  Mrs. Millar was a farmer and avid painter.  She wrote poetry for the Indian Haven newspaper.  She attended the First Church of God.   She is survived by two sons: Heber Millar and wife Sheri, ofClemson,SC; Ronald Millar and wife Julia, ofArlington,VA; a granddaughter, Heidi Millar; three great-grandchildren, a step-grandson, Paul Scott Randolph, ofTexas; two step-great-grandchildren and five step great-great-grandchildren.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Ralph Millar; a sister, Grace Rosenberger; two grandchildren: Heather and Julie Millar; and her husband, Robert P. Millar.   There will be no visitation.  Services are private and will be held at the convenience of the family.  Robinson-Lytle, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.   The family kindly suggests memorial contributions be made to Communities at Indian Haven, c/o ...
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5/18/2015
EARL BUTERBAUGH, 73
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF CLYMER
  Earl C. Buterbaugh, age 73 of Clymer, died AMay 17th at his home. Friends of Earl Buterbaugh will be received Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.mat the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home in cCymer. a funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection in Clmer. interment will be in the Church of the Resurrection Cemetery in Clymer.  
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5/17/2015
MARY BOUCHER, 79
BOWSER-MINICH FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
MARY R’DELL (WILLIAMS) BOUCHER, AGE 79, FORMERLY OFINDIANA, PASSED AWAY MAY 12. A funeral mass for Mary Boucher will be held Monday, May 18 at 10 a.m. at the St. Bernard of Clairvaux Roman Catholic Church in Indiana. A celebration luncheon will be held immediately after the mass in the church social hall. Interment will be in the St. Bernard Cemetery. The Bowser-Minich Funeral Home of Indiana has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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5/17/2015
CAROLYN BONDRA, 85
C. FREDERICK BOWSER FUNERAL HOME, HOMER CITY
CAROLYN BONDRA, 85   Carolyn A. Bondra, age 85, of Josephine, passed away Friday, May 15 at her home. Friends of Carolyn Bondra will be received from 9:30 a.m. until time of the Blessing service at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the C. Frederick Bowser Funeral Home in Homer City. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Coral site. Interment will follow in the St. Francis Cemetery in Coral.   ***   Carolyn A. Bondra, 85, of Josephine, died Friday, May 15, 2015, at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Michael and Ann Svetkovich and was born March 14, 1930, in Josephine. She was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish and the Rosary and Sacred Heart Society. Mrs. Bondra is survived by her husband, Stephen, of Josephine; her son, Stephen J. Bondra, and wife Donna, of Penn Hills; and three daughters, Annette M. Bondra, Francine A. Bondra and Marian S. Bondra, all of Josephine. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Amanda and Zack Chick, and John and Sarah Lentini, and two-great grandchildren, Teddy Lentini and Silas Chick; and many nieces and nephews. In addition ...
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5/17/2015
HAROLD CAMPBELL SR., 88
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME, CLYMER
HAROLD CAMPBELL SR., 88   Harold J. Campbell Sr., age 88 of Indiana, passed away on Thursday, May 14 at his home. Family and friends of Harold Campbell Sr. will be received on Sunday, May 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home in Clymer.  A funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery.   ***   Harold J. Campbell Sr. 88 of Indiana, PA., passed away on May 14, 2015 at his home. He was the son of John T. and Anna (Hipps) Campbell, born on August 25, 1926 in New Washington, PA. Harold loved gardening and the outdoors and working on cross word puzzles.  He loved to talk and tell stories.  Harold’s family was very important to him, his children and grandchildren were his life. He served in the United States Army.  Harold was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Annabelle L. (Sutter) Campbell of Indiana; his 12 children; Thomas Campbell and wife Sue of Indiana; Sharon Coy and husband Dave of Flinton, PA; Patricia States ...
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5/17/2015
JAMES BELLOCK, 73
ROBINSON-LYTLE FUNERAL HOME, INDIANA
JAMES BELLOCK, 73   James R. Bellock, age 73, of Indiana, passed away Wednesday, May 13, while on a cruise in the Caribbean. Friends of James Bellock will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Robinson-Lytle Funeral Home in Indiana, immediately followed by a memorial service at 7 p.m.  Indiana B.P.O.E. #931 will conduct a Funeral Ritual at 6 p.m. Military rites will be accorded by the Indiana V.F.W. Post 1989.   ***   James R. Bellock, 73, of Indiana, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, while on a cruise in the Caribbean.   A son of the late John M. Bellock, Jr., and Laura Orzechowski Bellock, he was born Jan. 30, 1942 in Indiana.   Mr. Bellock was a 1960 graduate of Indiana High School.  Jim proudly served his country for 30 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a CWO4.  He was awarded the COMNAVAIRLANT Sailor of the Year in 1981, honored with the Atlantic Fleet Sailor of the Year in 1981; and a life member of WOPA Association.  Jim was also a member of the Indiana B.P.O.E. 931, where he served as past Exacted Ruler and trustee; a social member of the Indiana V.F.W. ...
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