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7/1/2015
RONALD VARGO, 73
C. FREDERICK BOWSER FUNERAL HOME IN HOMER CITY
  Ronald S. Vargo, age 73, of Homer City, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at his residence.  Ronald was born on March 16, 1942 in Indiana, PA and was the son of Steve and Agnes (Gezich) Vargo. Ronald was a member of the FOE #1468, Indiana; Indiana Moose Lodge 174, Indiana and the American Legion Post 493, Homer City. Ronald was the Center Township Supervisor for 24 years. Ron enjoyed his trips to various casinos, Sunday poker games and spending a lot of time with his grandson Landon.   Ronald is survived by 2 sons, Eric Vargo, Homer City and Jason Vargo, Homer City and 1 grandson Landon Vargo. He is also survived by 1 sister Renee Vargo, McIntyre and 1 brother Fred Vargo, Homer City.   Ronald is preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother Steve.   Friends will be received Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the C. Frederick Bowser Funeral Home, Homer City where a Memorial service will be held Friday at 6:00 p.m. with Rev. Fr. William A. Lascelles, officiating.    
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6/30/2015
PETER POLLOCK, 88
JAMES F. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, BLAIRSVILLE
 Name: Peter Pollock                   Age: 88  Address: Brenizer, PA  Died: Monday, June 29, 2015 at his home. Born: February 24, 1927 Penowa, PA Father: George PollockMother: Julia (Biro) Pollock Church: St. Mary's Byzantine Church, Bradenville, PA Work, Clubs & Organizations: He worked at Blairsville Pennsylvania Railroad and retired after 34 years of service at Blairsville Westinghouse. He was a US Army veteran having served during WW II. He was devoted to his family. He enjoyed hunting, gunmaking and wood working. SurvivorsWife of 67 years Olga (Warhola) Pollock, Brenizer, PASon - Dr. Michael S. Pollock & wife Kathleen of Indiana, PADaughter - Christine Miller & husband James of Latrobe, PAGrand Child - Nicholas Pollock & wife MarieGrand Child - Julia Crytzer & husband DouglasGrand Child - Catherine Braun & husband BrettGrand Child - Elena Rorabaugh & husband RogerGrand Children - James & Rebecca MillerGrand Children - Nathan & Kaitlyn JohnstonGreat Grand Child - Brooklyn BraunBrother - John Pollock, Sr.Sister - Margaret Shubuck  Preceded in death byFather - George PollockMother - Julia (Biro) PollockBrothers - Charles & Michael J. Pollock Visitation:James ...
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6/29/2015
VERONICA KIRKPATRICK, 80
C. FREDERICK BOWSER FUNERAL HOME IN HOMER CITY
  Veronica P. Kirkpatrick, age 80, of Lucernemines, died Saturday, June 27, 2015 at her life-long residence surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on September 17, 1934 in Indiana, PA, and was the daughter of George and Caroline (Leginowicz) Stuckich.  Veronica loved spending time with her family and enjoyed cooking, baking, and experimenting with new recipes.   Veronica is survived by her husband Paul Q. Kirkpatrick, Lucernemines, PA; 2 daughters Carolyn Davis and husband Daniel, Graceton and Paula Andrei and husband James, Homer City.  She is also survived by 5 grandchildren: Zachary, Quentin, and Nathaniel Davis and Patrick and Kristina Andrei, and numerous nieces and nephews.   She was preceded in death by her parents.   Friends will be received Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 at the C. Frederick Bowser Funeral Home, Homer City.  A blessing service will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Lucernemines Site with Fr. Ron Cyktor, the celebrant.  Interment to follow in the St. Louis Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VNA of Indiana County, 850 Hospital Road, ...
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6/28/2015
JUDITH MOORHEAD HOLSINGER, 87
ROBINSON-LYTLE FUNERAL HOME, INDIANA
JUDITH MOORHEAD HOLSINGER, 87   Judith Agnew Moorhead Holsinger, age 87, of Indiana, passed away Saturday, June 27, at Beacon Ridge. Friends of Judith Holsinger will be received from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday at Christ Church.  Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery.  Robinson-Lytle's of Indiana is in charge of arrangements.   ***   Judith Agnew Moorhead Holsinger, 87, of Indiana, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Beacon Ridge.   The daughter of Albert Byington and Ann Watson Agnew, she was born Aug. 10, 1927, in Templeton.   Following graduation from Indiana Area High School, Mrs. Holsinger earned a B.A. degree from Bucknell University.  Later she earned an M.A. degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP).  From 1964 to 1971 she was a member of the Talus Rock Girl Scout Council.  In 1972, she accepted an administrative position at IUP, where she worked until her retirement, serving as Assistant to the President from 1982 to 1991.  She married Alan Holsinger in 2007.  Judith Holsinger was a member of Christ Church (Christ Episcopal Church), where she served on the Vestry and was a member of the Altar Guild, the Missions Committee, and ...
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6/26/2015
ELOISE TRIMBLE, 96
RAIRIGH FUNERAL HOME IN HILLSDALE
Eloise B. Trimble, 96, of DuBois, PA and formerly of Hillsdale, PA, died Thursday, June 25, 2015 at the DuBois Nursing Home in DuBois, PA.             The daughter of Frank P. and Velma L. (Conner) Trimble, she was born on August 8, 1918 in Hillsdale, PA.             Eloise attended the Hillsdale Grade School.             She was a lifelong member of the Hillsdale Wesleyan Methodist Church.             Eloise’s life revolved around her family, her church and her hometown. In her later years she moved closer to her sister, Lois and became a resident of the DuBois Nursing Home.             She is survived by her sister, Lois Matko of Rockton, PA; her niece, Judith Haines and husband Larry of Cumberland, MD and her two nephews: William Matko, Jr. and wife Janet of Rockton, PA and Michael Matko and wife Marcia of Curwensville, PA.             Eloise was preceded in death by her father, Frank on May 14, 1994 and her mother, Velma on Nov. 22, 1990.             Family and friends will be received from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Hillsdale Wesleyan Methodist Church, where a 2:00 p.m. funeral service will be held immediate following the visitation. Pastor ...
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6/26/2015
KENNETH WIDDOWSON, 90
ROBINSON-LYTLE'S OF INDIANA
  Kenneth B. Widdowson, 90, ofIndiana, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015 atMoorehead Place.   A son of the late Harry O. and I. Myrtle Henry Widdowson, he was born July 6, 1924, in Penn Run.   Mr. Widdowson was a graduate ofIndianaHigh Schooland received a business degree from Indiana State Teacher’s College.  He retired from Exxon, where he was plant superintendent.  Mr. Widdowson was a very active member of theIndianaChurchof the Brethren, having served in many positions.  He was also a member of the Indiana Coin Club.  Mr. Widdowson was the horse race secretary for the Indiana County Fair for 30 years and volunteered at theIndianaChurchof the Brethren,CampHarmony, Disaster Relief and for 30 years he volunteered at St. Andrew’s Village.  He enjoyed bowling, golfing, pitching horseshoes and gardening.   He is survived by four children: Barbara Planinsek and husband Fred, of Latrobe; Eleanor Kish and husband John, of Jeanette; Arnold Widdowson, of Napa, CA; Lucy Wood and husband Jeffrey, of Shelocta; three brothers: Wendell Widdowson, of WA; Dale Widdowson, of Cambridge Springs; Frederick Widdowson, of Roanoke, VA; six sisters: Ruth Ankeny, of Coconut Creek, FL; Wilda Eberly, of Palmyra; Ruby Cramer, of Penn Run; Marjorie Allen, of Indiana; Janet ...
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6/26/2015
RAY FAIRMAN, 65
JOHN A. LEFDAHL FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
  RAY FAIRMAN, AGE 65 OF CREEKSIDE, DIED JUNE 25TH AT HIS RESIDENCE. Friends of Ray Fairman will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home inIndiana. A funeral service will immediately follow at 8 p.m. in the Lefdahl Chapel. Interment in the Marion Center Cemetery will be private.  
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6/25/2015
PAUL WASKO, 78
SHOEMAKER FUNERAL HOME IN BLAIRSVILLE
            Paul Steve Wasko, 78, of Blairsville, PA passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 in UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.           The son of John and Mary (Sabol) Wasko, he was born June 17, 1937 in Indiana, PA.           Mr. Wasko was a member of SS Simon & Jude Roman Catholic Church, Blairsville, and the PA Senior Environmental Corps and was a commissioner of the local Boy Scout Troops in Blairsville.           He was a veteran of the United States Navy and work for Blairsville Westinghouse for 30 years, retiring in 1997.           Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Roberta J. “Bobbie” (McKee) Wasko whom he married October 26, 1968; three children, Hope L. Werner and her husband, Shaun of McMurray; Shawn R. Wasko of Blairsville and Wendy L. Wasko of Blairsville; three grandchildren, Alexis Paquin, Rachael Paquin and Brandon Marshall and a sister, Margaret Kovach of Jacksonville, FL and several nieces and nephews.           He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Joseph, John and George and a sister, Helen Fornari.           The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Friday at the Shoemaker Funeral Home, Inc., 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville, PA where a ...
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6/24/2015
RICHARD HARRIS, 82
JOHN A. LEFDAHL FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
  RICHARD LEE HARRIS, AGE 82 OF HOMERCITY, DIED JUNE 23RD AT THE COMMUNITIES AT INDIAN HAVEN. Friends of Richard Harris will be received Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. to share fellowship and memories. A memorial service will then follow at 11 a.m. in the Lefdahl Chapel.
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6/23/2015
JOSEPH NOGA, 91
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF INDIANA
Joseph Frank Noga, 91 of Homer City (Formerly of Clune) passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015, peacefully at his home. A son of Stanley and Stefania (Dumana) Noga, he was born January 22, 1924 in Clune. Mr. Noga graduated from Elders Ridge High School.  He joined the Navy in World War II, serving on several ships, including DD-421, the USS Benson, and DE-238, the USS Sturtevant (during the Korean War) as an EM2 (electrician’s mate).  After WWII, he worked at Torrance State Hospital, then worked for R & P Coal Mines, retiring after 35 years in the mines. In 1951, he married Jennie Louise (Penko) Noga.  They shared over 60 years of marriage, traveling to both Poland and Slovenia visiting relatives.  She preceded him in death on January 11, 2012. He was a great fan of Pittsburgh sports teams, especially the Steelers and Pirates.  A smooth dancing duo with his wife, Jennie, they enjoyed going to polka dances, locally and at the SNPJ picnic grounds in Enon Valley. Mr. Noga was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Kent.  He was a member of the VFW Post 1989 in Indiana, a life member of the C & Y ...
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6/22/2015
RUTH VALYO, 74
ROBINSON-LYTLE'S OF INDIANA
  Ruth Elizabeth Brandon Valyo, 74, ofHomerCity, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015, at her residence.   A daughter of the late Eustace “Newt” and Viola “Nora” MarshBrandon, she was born January 11, 1941, inCenter Township,IndianaCounty.   Mrs. Valyo was a 1958 graduate ofLauraLamarHigh School. She was a homemaker.  Taking care of her grandchildren, Lauren and Madison, and her family was her main hobbies, along with flower gardening and watching cooking shows.   She is survived by three sons: Duane E. Valyo, of Homer City; Robert W. Valyo and wife Karen, of Homer City; and William B. Valyo, of York; a brother, William Timothy Brandon, of Indiana; a sister, Joan Robbins, of Huntington, IN; two grandchildren: Lauren Valyo and Madison Valyo; and numerous nieces and nephews.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward B. Valyo; and three brothers: Infant John, Gilbert and Thomas Brandon.   Visitation is private.  A funeral service will be held at 11 am. Wednesday at Robinson-Lytle, Inc., with the Rev. Tom Spiker, Chaplain, VNA Hospice officiating.  Interment will be inGreenwoodCemetery.   In lieu of flowers, the family kindly suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research ...
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6/22/2015
ELIZABETH BISS, 97
RAIRIGH FUNERAL HOME IN HILLSDALE
                Elizabeth “Betty” (Bostic) Biss, 97, of Bowdertown, PA died Sunday, July 21, 2015 at Live Well Estates in Hillsdale, PA.             The daughter of Edward K. and Pearl (Findley) Bostic, she was born on March 10, 1918 in Montgomery Twp., Indiana Co., PA.             Betty was a graduate of the Montgomery Twp. High School.             She was a member of the former Bowdertown United Methodist Church.             On August 14, 1937, she married the late Irvin O. Biss and they shared almost sixty-three years of marriage together until his death on August 2, 2000.             For over fifty years Betty was a member of the former Schryock Grange #1359.             Betty is survived by her five children: Robert I. Biss and wife Rita of Schnecksville, PA; Margie Pahutsky and husband Peter of Bowdertown, PA; David Biss and wife Jill of Rockville, MD; Alex Biss and wife Carol of Grantville, PA and Brenda (Biss) Mattis of Denver, CO; eleven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one step granddaughter; six step great grandchildren and nine great great grandchildren.             She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Irvin, her four sisters: Ysabel Frazier; Ruth Ake; Pauline Smith and Millicent ...
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6/21/2015
BEULAH LIGHTCAP, 80
C. FREDERICK BOWSER FUNERAL HOME, HOMER CITY
BEULAH LIGHTCAP, 80   Beulah Mae Lightcap, age 80, of Indiana, passed away Thursday, June 18, at the Communities at Indian Haven. Friends of Beulah Lightcap will be received Monday, June 22 from 2 until 4 p.m. and from 6:30 until time of funeral service at 8:30 p.m. at the C. Frederick Bowser Funeral Home in Homer City. Interment will be in the Washington Cemetery in Home. ***   Beulah Mae Lightcap, 80, Indiana died June 18, 2015 at the Communities at Indian Haven.  She was the daughter of the late Hayes and Grace (Weakland) Bennington and was born October 10, 1934.   She was a member of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Roman Catholic Church, Indiana and she was an Avon sales representative for many years.   She is survived by her husband, James B. Lightcap, Indiana; three sons, Robert Fetcher, Sardis, Ohio; Donald Fletcher and wife Mary, Barnesville, Ohio and Dennis Fletcher and wife Sharon, Glencoe, Ohio; one stepson, Daniel C. Lightcap, Indiana and one stepdaughter, Christina Ann Tague and husband Robert, Lockport, Illinois. Nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren Two brothers, Neil Bennington and wife Diane, Bellaire, Ohio and James Bennington and wife Shirley, Ngadhutten, Ohio and ...
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6/21/2015
SCOTT ESTEB, 39
C. FREDERICK BOWSER FUNERAL HOME, HOMER CITY
SCOTT ESTEB, 39   Scott Kenneth Esteb, age 39, of Homer City passed away Thursday, June 18. Friends of Scott Esteb will be received Tuesday, June 23 from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at the C. Frederick Bowser Funeral Home in Homer City.  Interment to follow in the Greenwood Cemetery in Indiana.   ***   Scott Kenneth Esteb, 39, Homer City died June 18, 2015.  He was the son of Kenneth D. and Diane E. (Shaw) Esteb and was born August 3, 1975 in Portland, Oregon.    Scott attended The Summit Church, Indiana and was a member of the Iron Workers Local #3.  He loved spending his time with his daughter and family and also enjoyed gardening and landscaping.  Scott was employed as an iron worker.   He is survived by his daughter, Cadence Ann, Indiana; his parents Kenneth and Diane Esteb, Portland Oregon and his sister Cynthia E. Bruce and her husband Andrew, Mongolia, KY.  He is also survived by his nephews Jacob and Jon Bruce; his niece, Amanda Bruce and his fiancée, Ginger Blatt, Homer City.    Friends will be received Tuesday, from 9AM until time of ...
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6/19/2015
MARGARET BOYER, 95
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF INDIANA
  MARGARET C. “PEGGY” BOYER, AGE 95 OF INDIANA, FORMERLY OF ROXBURY IN SOMERSETCOUNTY, DIED JUNE 18TH AT COMMUNITIES AT INDIAN HAVEN. Friends of Margaret Boyer will be received Tuesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at the Rairigh Bence Funeral Home inIndiana. Interment will be private in the Somerset Memorial Pak inSomerset,Pa.  
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