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10/30/2014
JOSEPH OLECHOVSKI, 97
JAMES F. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME IN BLAIRSVILLE
  Name: Joseph Olechovski                      Age: 97  Address: Palmerton, PA   Died: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Lynn Haven Personal Care Home, Black Lick, PA Born: August 25, 1917 Coral, PA Father: John OlechovskiMother: Anna (Lewandowski) Olechovski Church:  Work, Clubs & Organizations: He was a retired coal miner, having last worked at Helen Mine. He enjoyed fishing and gardening.  SurvivorsSon - Joseph Olechovski, Palmerton, PASon - Wendell Olechovski & wife Linda, Campabello, SCSon - Dennis Olechovski & wife Cindy, Shelocta, PASon - John Olechovski,Palmerton, PASon - Frederick Olechovski & wife Mary Ann, Shelocta, PADaughter - Nancy Campbell & husband Tim, Chesterton, INDaughter - Bonnie Picard & husband Michael, East Burke, VTDaughter - Kathy Boulet & husband Marc, Gardner, NC20 Grandchildren 12 Great Grandchildren   Preceded in death byFather - John OlechovskiMother - Anna (Lewandowski) OlechovskiWife - Bertha (Conrad) Olechovski who died in 2005Brother - Alex OlechovskiSister - Mary ShimpsSister - Ann ParavitiSister - Helen Laney  Visitation:In keeping with Joe's wishes, there will be no visitation. A private service will be held at the convenience of ...
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10/28/2014
DELORES NYLAND, 82
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF INDIANA
  DELORES O. (STIFFLER) NYLAND, AGE 82 OF PITTSBURG, TEXAS, FORMERLY OF INDIANA, DIED OCT. 26TH AT THE MOUNT PLEASANT HEALTH CARE FACILITY, MOUNT PLEASANT,TEXAS.  
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10/28/2014
AMOS McGEE, 93
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF CLYMER
AMOS A. McGEE, AGE 93 OF CLYMER, DIED OCT. 26TH AT HIS HOME. Friends of Amos McGee will be received Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home in Clymer, where a funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at a later date in the Hopewell Cemetery.
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10/28/2014
EUNICE BENCE, 85
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF CLYMER
Eunice Bence, 85, of Clymer, died Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Communities at Indian Haven. She was the widow of Carl P. “Gid” Bence, who died in 1998. They had been married just shy of 50 years. The daughter of Vay and Martha (Steele) Helman, she was born October 18, 1929 in Clymer. She was a lifelong resident of Clymer and graduated from Clymer High School. She was co-owner of Bence’s furniture store “Clymer Furniture” and operated the business with her son Mike. She is survived by her son, Edward “Mike” Bence and his wife Christine and her daughter-in-law Jean Bence, all of Clymer. Her sister Doris Tomb of Indiana also survives her. Eunice will be remembered by her grandchildren Christie, Shane, Caitlyn and Angie and by her great-grandchildren Nathan, Tyler, and Marley. Eunice was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Gid; her son Carl “Patrick” Bence, January 14, 2014 and by the following siblings: Olive Frantz, Twila Houck, Carl Helman, Harold Helman and Robert Helman. Visitation will be held at Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home of Clymer on Thursday, October 30th from 2-4 and 6-8. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Church of the Resurrection ...
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10/28/2014
LARRY PALMER, 57
SHOEMAKER FUNERAL HOME IN BLAIRSVILLE
              Larry Eugene Palmer, 57, of Derry, PA passed away on Saturday, October 25, 2014 in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital, Latrobe, PA.           The son of David E. Clawson and Betty L. (Palmer) Laney, he was born August 27, 1957 in Blairsville, PA.           Larry was a veteran of the Army and had worked as a painter.           He was an avid hunter and fisherman.           Surviving are a son, Shane T. Palmer of Derry; a daughter, Ashley E. Palmer of Raeford, NC; five grandchildren; mother, Betty L. Laney of Derry; six brothers, Peter Pavlik and Roger Pavlik both of Blairsville; Raymond Laney (Adriane) of New Derry; David Clawson, John Clawson and Bill Clawson all of Clarksburg; seven sisters, Brenda Butler of Derry; Evelyn Libengood and Linda Clawson both of Clarksburg; Judy Clawson of Avonmore; Patricia Walker of Turtle Creek; Janet McDivitt of Slickville and Faye Beere of Shelocta and several nieces and nephews.           His father, David Clawson, preceded him in death.           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 1:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home ...
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10/28/2014
RICHARD CUMMINGS, 64
SHOEMAKER FUNERAL HOME IN BLAIRSVILLE
            Richard M. “Dick” Cummings, 64, of Black Lick, PA passed away on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at his home.           The son of Richard F. and Lorraine (Tufts) Cummings, he was born November 4, 1949 in Derry, NH.           Dick lived most of his life in New Hampshire and moved to the Black Lick after his retirement in 2011with Ryder Company.           He was a Vietnam veteran, having served in the Air Force.           Dick was an avid outdoorsman, mentor, and a great friend to many throughout the Northeast. He loved hunting and fishing with his family. His loss is being felt throughout the region.           Dick actively sought out ways to help new outdoorsmen and women and was one of the founders of the New England Hunters Network (NEHN). HENN, an online chat board dedicated to North Eastern US hunters, trappers and fisherman is where many were able, with the help of the Internet, to reach out for advice. It was founded after Dick and two others were unsuccessful in finding a friendly online environment that was hunting, trapping and fishing focused, instead of politics, jokes and other subjects. The site was an instant success.             Surviving are his wife, Michele (Blattenberger) Cummings whom ...
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10/27/2014
RICHARD MARSHALL, 89
JOHN A. LEFDAHL FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
  RICHARD DALE MARSHALL, AGE 89 OF INDIANA, DIED OCT. 27TH. Friends of Richard Marshall will be received Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home inIndiana. A funeral service will immediately follow in the Lefdahl Chapel. Interment in the Smicksburg Cemetery will be private.  
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10/26/2014
EVELYN DAVIS, 81
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME, CLYMER
EVELYN DAVIS, 81   Evelyn Louise (Berdosky) Davis, age 81, of Clymer, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 25. Services for Evelyn Davis will be private.  The Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home of Clymer has been entrusted in handling the arrangements. ***   Evelyn Louise (Berdosky) Davis, 81 of Clymer, PA., went to live with the Lord on October, 25, 2014. She was the daughter of Joseph and Matilda (Kocopi) Berdosky, born in Buck Run, PA.    Evelyn graduated from Clymer High School.  She was a member of the Clymer Fireman’s Auxilary for 60 years, and ICCAP volunteer.  Evelyn was a meter attendant in Clymer for over 20 years and was an avid Steelers fan and a proud supporter of the former Jo’s softball team.  She enjoyed listening to polka music.  Evelyn was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Evelyn and her personality will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by three children, LaVonneJarvie; Demita Jo Greene and husband Garry; ShonnBerdosky; seven grandchildren, TealaDalfonso; Nathan Jarvie; Kyle Jarvie: Kelsie Jarvie; Kaylie Jarvie; Briana Greene; Spc. Garry B. Greene; 11 great-grandchildren, Logan, Courtney, Colton, Ceyara, Skyler, Melia, Brianna, Brenden, Brayden, Brooke, and Ethan; one sister, Virginia Smrek of Salamanca, NY. Evelyn ...
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10/26/2014
JAMES KANARR, 85
RAIRIGH FUNERAL HOME, HILLSDALE
JAMES KANARR, 85 James E. Kanarr, age 85, of Commodore, passed away Friday, Oct. 24 at the Hillsdale Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Friends of James Kanarr will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27 at the Rairigh Funeral Home in Hillsdale. An 11 a.m. funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, Oct. 28. Interment will follow at the Rowley Cemetery in Hillsdale.    ***               James E. Kanarr, 85, of Commodore, PAdied Friday, October 24, 2014 at the Hillsdale Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hillsdale, PA.             The son of Charles H. “Hooter” and Ethyl (Biss) Kanarr, he was born on December 30, 1928 in Green Township, Indiana County, PA.             Jim was a graduate of Green Township High School, Class of 1947.             He was a member of the Purchase Line United Methodist Church. Jim was one of the main overseers in the building of the new PLUM church in 1985. He actively participated in the church’s construction. Jim shared his vocal talents for years singing bass in the Men’s Quartet alongside Clair Armstrong; Gene Goss and Dick Keith.             Jim’s extensive railroading career encompassed ...
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10/22/2014
SAMUEL NEASE, 99
SHOEMAKER FUNERAL HOME IN BLAIRSVILLE
            Samuel Salvator Nease, 99, of Loyalhanna, PA formerly of Blairsville, PA passed away on Monday, October 20, 2014 at his home.           The son of James and Angela R. (Poto) Nease, he was born July 4, 1915 in Bairdstown, PA.           Mr. Nease was a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church, Clarksburg, and the Greensburg Musical Society.           Prior to his retirement in 1977, he was employed by Torrance State Hospital for 30 years.           Music was his life. He played many instruments and played in several bands, including the Phil Murik Band and the Happy Loughner Band. He also played for several years at the Blairsville Elks on Fridays.           Surviving are his daughter, Elaine Erb of Slickville; two grandchildren, David Garland (Lisa) of Martinez, GA and Crissy Erb of Slickville; two great-granddaughters; his caregivers, Robert and Cynthia Latimer of Loyalhanna, whom he lived with for eight years and several nieces and nephews.           He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Anabele (Curtis) Nease on March 11, 2006; one brother, John Nease and two sisters, Mary DiRinaldo and Christina Nease.           The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at the Shoemaker Funeral Home, Inc., 49 N. Walnut St., ...
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10/21/2014
MARIE STROZAK, 98
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF INDIANA
  MARIE STROZAK, AGE 98 OF INDIANA, DIED OCT. 20TH AT THE CRYSTAL WATERS PERSONAL CARE HOME IN HOME. Friends of Marie Strozak will be received immediately prior to the service on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the St. Bernard of Clairvaux Roman Catholic Church inIndiana. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home of Indiana is serving the family.  
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10/20/2014
WILLIAM YACKUBOSKEY, 57
BOWSER-MINICH FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
WILLIAM J. YACKUBOSKEY, AGE 57 OF HOMERCITY(BLACK LICK TWP), DIED OCT. 19TH. Friends of William Yackuboskey will be received Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Bowser-Minich Funeral Home inIndiana, where a funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Interment will be made in Oakland Cemetery.
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10/20/2014
EDGAR DARNLEY, 59
C. FREDERICK BOWSER FUNERAL HOME IN HOMER CITY
  EDGAR D. DARNLEY, AGE 59 OF HOMECITY, DIED OCT. 19TH ATINDIANAREGIONALMEDICALCENTER. Friends of Edgar Darnley will be received Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the C. Frederick Bowser Funeral Home inHomerCity, where services will be held at 6 p.m. Interment will take place in Greenwood Cemetery.  
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10/20/2014
JOHN BLAKE, JR., 76
RAIRIGH FUNERAL HOME IN HILLSDALE
             JOHN C. BLAKE JR. OBITUARY               John C. Blake, Jr., 76, of Cherry Tree, PA died Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Indiana Regional Medical Center, Indiana, PA.             The son of John Charles and Mary Victoria (Atgalainis) Blake, Sr., he was born on May 29, 1938 in DuBois, PA.             John was a member of the Church of the Resurrection, where he attended at the Heilwood site. He had been a member of the former St. Elizabeth Church in Starford, PA, where he had served as a member of the church council and as an usher.             He was a graduate of the Purchase Line High School, Class of 1957. John served in the U.S.M.C. during peacetime from 1959 to 1963 as a Corporal E-4 stationed with the Embassy in Cyprus. John also served in the U. S. Army National Guard from 1982 to 1998 with the CO E 2nd Bn [Mech] 112th Inf. stationed out of Bellefonte, PA and Indiana, PA. On October 27, 1998, John retired as a Sargent1st Class after serving twenty-two years in the U. S. military. John was a former employee of Ambridge Steel, Pittsburgh, PA;  American Greetings in Cleveland, ...
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10/20/2014
FREDERICK WILKINS III, 76
SHOEMAKER FUNERAL HOME IN BLAIRSVILLE
            Frederick Wilkins III, 76, of New Alexandria, PA passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at his home.           The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Tuesday at the Shoemaker Funeral Home, Inc., 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville, PA. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at the funeral home with Brian Werner officiating.           Interment will be in Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA.           To view the online obituary, sign the guest registry or send condolences, visitwww.shoemakerfh-monuments.com
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