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7/26/2016
CAROL ENGEL, 67
JOHN A. LEFDAHL FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
  CAROL JEAN “JEANIE” ENGEL, AGE 67 OF INDIANA, DIED JULY 25TH WHILE A PATIENT ATINDIANA REGIONALMEDICAL CENTER. Funeral arrangements for Carol Engel will be private and entrusted to the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home in Indiana.  
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7/25/2016
GRACE INNOCENTI, 99
BOWSER-MINICH FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
Grace A. (Stuby) Innocenti, age 99, of Indiana, passed away July 22, 2016 at Beacon Ridge Nursing Home.    She was born 1917 in Cambria Co. to George and Madge Flannegan Stuby.   Grace was a member of the Mt. Union United Methodist Church, Alverda, and had attended the Christian & Missionary AllianceChurch and Calvary Evangelical Free Church, both in Indiana. She had also served as President of the United Methodist Women’s Organization and had also been very active in the Youth Group.   She was employed as a secretary for the Indiana Co. Commissioners for nine years before becoming the first female Indiana Co. Deputy Sheriff. Grace resided in Alverda for 35 years before moving to Indiana in 1990.   Grace is survived by one son, Peter Leslie Innocenti and wife Peggy, Strongsville, OH; one daughter, Joy Berringer and husband Larry, Indiana; and her son-in-law Edgar Allender, Indiana; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three great great grandchildren   She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Peter Innocenti in 1987, one daughter Fay Allender, one granddaughter, and the following siblings, Lula Stuby Joiner, Jessie Joiner, Margaret Wilson, Russell Stuby, James Stuby, Marie Williams, and Leona Groskos Schull.   Friends will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. and on Tuesday from 10 ...
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7/25/2016
IRVIN HEILBRUN, 64
JOHN A. LEFDAHL FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
Irvin Lewis Heilbrun, 64, passed away Friday, July 22, 2016, at his residence. The son of Amos Otto and Kathryn Isabelle (McKinney) Heilbrun, he was born September 1, 1951 in Indiana. Irvin was a retired fuel truck driver and had been employed by various fuel companies over the years. His interests included hunting and caring for his yard. He loved children and enjoyed sled riding and playing baseball with them Surviving is his stepson Paul (Barbara) Venci; siblings, Floyd (Ethel) Heilbrun, Louise (Jim) Seger, Jim (Joan) Heilbrun, Edith (Vince) Salsgiver, Amos (Judith) Heilbrun, and many nieces and nephews. Preceding Irvin in death were his parents; wife, Joyce, and a sister, Karol Ann Smith. Friends will be received on Tuesday from noon until 2 pm at the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home. Funeral service will immediately follow in the Lefdahl Chapel with Rev. Thomas Spiker, officiating. Interment will follow in the Grove Chapel Cemetery where military rites will be performed by VFW Post 1989. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to VNA/Hospice, 850 Hospital Road, Suite 3000, Indiana, PA 15701.     There's still time to send flowers to the Visitation at the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home ...
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7/25/2016
ROBERT WISSINGER, 88
JOHN A. LEFDAHL FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
Robert Eugene Wissinger, 88, Indiana, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 25, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. The son of Emerson and Bessie (Gibson) Wissinger, he was born September 15, 1927 in Clymer, PA. Robert will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, and all around good guy.  He was a devoted Christian and member of the Curry Run Church in Indiana.  Robert was the owner of Wissinger Farms and was also in the sawmill business for 40 years. Robert is survived by sons, Gerald “Jerry” Wissinger and wife, Jan, Indiana, James “Jim” Wissinger and wife, Debra, Indiana; a daughter, Tammy Wissinger, Indiana; grandsons, Jacob Wissinger, Indiana and Robert “Rob” Wissinger, FL; granddaughter, Tanya Hodak and husband, Aaron, Indiana; great-grandchildren, Brayden, Blake, Kyle, and Kole Hodak, all of Indiana; sisters, Twila Stiles and husband, Ralph, Homer City and Louise Barrish and husband, John, Indiana; and a very close friend who was more like a son, Dan Yarnick and his family. Preceding Robert in death were his parents; wife, Maxine; and brothers Harold and Don Wissinger. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the ...
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7/25/2016
CATHERN STATES, 74
JOHN A. LEFDAHL FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
Cathern States, 74, Indiana, passed away Friday, July 22, 2016, while at the Indiana Regional Medical Center. The daughter of Clifford and Mary (Gray) Moore, she was born May 4, 1942 in Patton, PA. Cathern was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved the Lord and was a member of the Church of the Resurrection, Clymer. Cathern also loved her pets and had many over the years. Cathern is survived by a daughter, Jackie Kline, Marion Center; three grandchildren, Angela (Ryan) Kline-Claycomb, Blairsville, Christina (Jason) Fairman, Marion Center, and David Kline and fiancée, Trudie Meyers, Marion Center; great grandchildren, Aidan and Melina Pollock, Blairsville, twins, Rachel and Emily Fairman, and Tylar Fairman, all three of Marion Center;; a brother, Clifford (Carol) Moore, Alabama; and a sister, Joann Zimmerman Blystone, Indiana; half sister, Betty McCabe, Ohio; half-brothers, Norman Moore, N.C., AND Arlington Moore, Homer City; and sister-in-law, Wilda Lowman, Indiana. Cathern was preceded in death by her parents; husband, David; and thirteen siblings. Friends will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home. A Blessing service will immediately follow in the Lefdahl Chapel with Father Anthony Klimko, ...
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7/20/2016
SAMUEL MARRA, 88
BOWSER-MINICH FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
Samuel S. Marra, age 88 of Homer City, (Center Twp.) passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Indiana Regional Medical Centersurrounded by loving family. He was born in 1927, in Aultman to Pasquale and Catherine (Rowe) Marra. As a trumpet player from the age of four, he continued his love of music by serving in the US Army during WWII as a trumpet player. Sam was an active member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Kent, the Indiana Pops Concert Band, the Director of the Sammy Ray Dance Band, and served on the Homer Center School Board. Prior to retirement Sam was an instructor at Indiana County VocationalTechnology Center, and Lenape Vocational School in Ford City. He had also worked at Caratelli Rambler, Kent.  Additionally, he was owner/operator of Sam’s Auto Body,Homer City. Sam loved raising his Beagles, small game and deer hunting. He also loved sports, especially cheering on the Homer Center Wildcats, and the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates. He was also a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He had a strong faith in God. Family and Church were the mainstays of his life. Sam was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Anthony Marra, and two sisters, Catherine Baratta and Angeline Kucharski. Sam is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Louise Caratelli Marra, Homer City; one son, ...
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7/19/2016
JESSICA PATTERSON, 40
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF INDIANA
JESSICA ANN PATTERSON, AGE 40 OF MARION CENTER, DIED JULY 16TH AT UPMCPRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL IN PITTSBURGH. Friends of Jessica Patterson will be held Thursday from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home in Indiana, where a funeral service will be held at 5:30 p.m. A private burial will be held at the family’s convenience at the Brush Valley Lutheran Cemetery.
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7/19/2016
MARY YANITY, 87
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF INDIANA
  MARY ANN (WINCEK) YANITY, AGE 87 OF HOMER CITY, DIED JULY 17TH AT HER HOME. Friends of Mary Ann Yanity will be received Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home in Indiana. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of theAssumption Church in Lucernmines. Interment will be in the St. Bernard Cemetery in Indiana.
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7/19/2016
PATRICIA NAGG, 48
JOHN A. LEFDAHL FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
Patricia Ann (Milner) Nagg, 48, Aultman, passed away peacefully Monday, July 18, 2016 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Born March 6, 1968 in Indiana, PA, she was the daughter of Kenneth and Dolores (Dobrosky) Milner. Patty was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend who always placed others before herself. She especially enjoyed spending time with her four grandchildren. She also had a passion for baking delicious desserts, in particular her famous sugar cookies.  Patty had the most generous and loving heart and touched many lives with her presence. Surviving are her children, Kami (Donato) Speal, Saltsburg, Ryan Nagg, Clarksburg, Nicole Nagg and Michael Kobal, Pittsburgh, and Jordan Cornman, Aultman; grandchildren, Dominic, Izabella, Nico, and Donato Speal, Saltsburg; brothers, Michael and wife Georganne, Joe, Jim, Mark and his wife Vicki, and Keith Milner, Indiana; sisters, Suzie Lakatosh, N.C, Maria Mihoerck, Indiana, Maliya (Kevin) Wolford, Coral. Preceding Patty in death were her parents, Kenneth and Dolores “Jimmie” Milner; a brother, Kenny Milner; and a sister, Marcia Pierce. Friends will be received on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home, Indiana. Funeral service will be conducted Friday ...
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7/19/2016
VIRGINIA SUESS, 88
JOHN A. LEFDAHL FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
Virginia Mary (Cornett) Suess, 88, went to Heaven on Sunday, July 17, 2016, with her daughters and dear friends at her bedside at Scenery Hill Manor in Indiana, PA. Born July 27, 1927 in Pittsburgh, she was one of eleven children of Francis and Estella Cornett.  Virginia was a born care-giver, taking care of her Mother, Estella, until her passing, as well as many of her sisters and brothers.  In spite of her own many health issues, she was always there when called upon for family and friends to help them when in need and care for them when sick.  She was also a great organizer with many church, school, and community activities. She shared 60+ years of marriage with her one true love, Louis E. Suess, before he went to Heaven in March, 2003.  Virginia leaves her four children, daughters, Cassy Suess of Irwin, PA; Carol Morris of Indiana, PA; Diane McKnight of Hurricane, WV; and a son, Daniel of Butler, PA, her six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren were her love and passion for life, her joy of laughter, and treasure trove of heartfelt memories.  From Virginia and Louis they received a love for learning, imagination, creativity, adventure, music, ...
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7/18/2016
JUDY TRAVIS, 65
RAIRIGH FUNERAL HOME IN HILLSDALE
Judy O. Travis, 65, of Northern Cambria, PA and formerly of Cherry Tree, PA died on Friday, July 15, 2016 at the Hillsdale Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.             The daughter of Maurice and Geraldine (Lamaroux) Burkey, she was born on August 16, 1950 in Spangler, PA.             Judy was previously employed as a dietary aide at the Hillsdale Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for a number of years.              Some of her favorite pastimes involved going camping; crocheting; and spending time with her family. Judy greatly enjoyed her annual vacation to the Outer Banks with her children and their families.              Judy married her late husband, Kenneth O. Travis on September 19, 1969.  They had shared thirty-two years together when he died on June 7, 2002.              She is survived by her four children:  Cindy L. Travis of Northern Cambria, PA; Kenneth O. Travis, Jr. and wife Darla of Rochester Mills, PA; Shelly Wise and husband Francis “Punk” of Northern Cambria, PA; and Karen “Bear” Patterson and husband Michael of Northern Cambria, PA; her nine grandchildren:  Branden Gromley; Ciara Travis; Autumn and Jorden Wise; Alex; Shannon; Mariah and Alyssa Patterson; and one great-granddaughter, Violet Barker.             Also surviving are her brothers ...
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7/18/2016
RUBY CRAIG, 91
ROBINSON-LYTLE'S OF INDIANA
Ruby E. Craig, 91, of Indiana, formerly of Saltsburg, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016, at Rose Haven Personal Care Home in Indiana.   A daughter of the late Mark E. and Jenny S. Abel Dixon, she was born Oct. 13, 1924, in Young Township, Indiana County.   Mrs. Craig lived all of her life in Indiana County, where she was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church.   She is survived by a daughter, Devona J. Mattini and husband Dennis, of Indiana; a brother, Mark Dixon II, of West Lebanon; two grandchildren: David Mattini and Melissa Mattini; three great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Russell C. Craig and a brother, Glenn Dixon.   Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Robinson-Lytle, Inc., where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with Pastor Brett Hoover officiating.  Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers, the family kindly suggests memorial contributions be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church, 18 Clarksburg Road, Clarksburg, PA 15725. www.robinsonlytleinc.com
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7/18/2016
KATHLEEN FAILS, 69
JAMES F. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME IN BLAIRSVILLE
      Name: Kathleen M. "Kat" Fails                       Age: 69 Address: Black Lick, PA     Died: Thursday, July 14, 2016 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA   Born: April 04, 1947 Iselin, PA   Father: Finley Dunmire Mother: Helen (Shannon) Dunmire     Work, Clubs & Organizations: Kathleen graduated from Elder Ridge High School. She was a member of the Friends of the Library, and former member of the Ladies Auxillary Blacklick Fire Company. She had been a forensic clerk for the FBI in Washington, D.C. Kathleen retired from Sheetz after working many years at Black Lick and Blairsville. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and she also loved to read in her spare time.     Survivors: Husband of 44 years - Barry C. Fails, Black Lick, PA Son - Barry M. Fails and wife Jennifer, Black Lick, PA Son - Michael J. Fails, Black Lick, PA Daughter - Lori J. Jarvie and husband Brad, Clymer, PA Daughter - Sheri M. Fails, Blairsville, PA Grand Child - Ashley Wright, Cameron Kuzemczak, Brett Fails, Madison Fails, Abigail Jarvie, and Andy Jarvie Step-son- Cole Jarvie Brother - James Dunmire and wife Gladys, Homer City, PA Sister - Maxine Fisher, Indiana, PA Sister - Mary Kerekes, Pittsburgh, PA Sister-in-law- ...
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7/15/2016
PAMELA GRAY, 49
BOWSER-MINICH FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
Pamela J. Gray, age 49, of Marion Center, passed away Monday, July 11, 2016 at UPMC PresbyterianHospital, Pittsburgh.   She was born in 1966 in Dubois, to Chester and Mary Gromley Oakes. She was raised in Purchase Line where she lived until graduation in 1984.   Pam worked as a chef for many years for in Florida. After returning to Pennsylvania she was employed as a caregiver.   Pamela is survived by one son Steven R. Marsh and wife Chelsea, Saltsburg; one grandson, Dimitri Marsh; and many foster children and grandchildren; two sisters, Jenny Lynch and husband Mike, Parkwood; Sonya Oakes, GA.   She was preceded in death by her parents.   Friends will be received on Sunday from 4 to 6 P.M. at the Bowser-Minich Funeral Home, Indiana. Interment will be private.
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7/15/2016
CLARENCE STEWART, 88
C. FREDERICK BOWSER FUNERAL HOME IN HOMER CITY
  Clarence David “Pud” Stewart, 88, of Indiana died July 13, 2016 at St. Andrew Village.  He was born November 16, 1927 in Dilltown to Harrison “Harry” and Blanche (Tomb) Stewart.   Pud lived in Brush Valley for most of his life and spent winters in Fort Myers, Florida.  He was a veteran of the United States Army, a lumberman and truck driver.  He was a member of the Barkley and Indiana Wesleyan Methodist churches.  He will be remembered for his “CAT” hat, smile and goodwill.     He is survived by his daughters, Rita (Arnold) Wolfe, Indiana; Connie (Randy) Fry, Fort Myers, Florida; sons, David (Cindy) Stewart, Brush Valley and Brent (Carol) Stewart, Brush Valley; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  He is also survived by brother, Melvin (Miriam) Stewart, Brush Valley; sister, Kathryn George, Brush Valley; sister Anna Mae Davis, Indiana, sister-in-law Betty Stewart, Indiana and brother-in-law, Ronald M. (Ann Louise) Little.   Clarence was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife Roene I. (Little) Stewart who died August 26, 1995; brothers, Raymond, Charles (lila Rae) and Wayne (Alma); sisters, Estella (Harry) Sharp, Elda (Frank) Findley and Ora Louise Stewart; brother-in-laws Halcy ...
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