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10/1/2014
RALPH DUNCAN, 89
BOWSER-MINICH FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
RALPH E. “DUKE” DUNCAN, AGE 89 OF STAFFORD, VA., FORMERLY OF INDIANA, DIED SEPT. 24TH INFREDERICKSBURG,VA. Friends of Ralph Duncan will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bowser-Minich Funeral Home inIndiana, where a funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment will be made in Oakland Cemetery in Indiana.
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9/30/2014
ELLSWORTH YANKUSKIE, 90
C. FREDERICK BOWSER FUNERAL HOME IN HOMER CITY
  Ellsworth Yankuskie, age 90, of Indiana, died September 29, 2014, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.  Ellsworth was born on September 25, 1924 in Vintondale, PA and was the son of Leo Martin and Mary Ellen (Shank) Yankuskie.  Mr. Yankuskie was a veteran of World War II and a lifetime member of the VFW.  He worked many years as a Federal Mine Inspector and was a member of the UMWA.   Ellsworth is survived by his wife Marie Virginia (Burkett) Yankuskie.   He is also survived by one daughter Rose Marie and husband Ralph Gromley, of Burlison, TN and two sons Martin Leo Yankuskie and wife Beth Ann, of Homer City and Matthew Paul Yankuskie and wife Connie Ponce, of Hobbs, New Mexico.   Ellsworth is survived by his sister Frances Armstrong, of Ernest and his brother Casper Yankuskie and wife Dora, of Tunnelton, PA.   He is also survived by seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.   In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his sister Stella Kislak and brothers John and Edward Yankuskie.   Friends will be received Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 5-8PM at the C. Frederick Bowser Funeral Home, Inc, ...
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9/29/2014
CAROLYN SHERRIL, 83
JAMES F. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME IN BLAIRSVILLE
 Name: Carolyn W. Sherrill Age: 83  Address: Blairsville, PA   Died: Saturday, September 27, 2014 at her home. Born: July 09, 1931 Blairsville, PA Father: Paul WaugamanMother: Flora (Thompson) Waugaman Church: Hebron Lutheran Church, Blairsville, PA Work, Clubs & Organizations: She worked as a Psychiatric Aide for 28 years at Torrance State Hospital. She enjoyed playing cards with her friends & spending time with her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.   SurvivorsSon - John Sherrill & wife Freda, Conroe, TXDaughter - Donna Kislak & husband Dan, Blairsville, PAGrand Child - Jennifer Anderson & husband RobertGrand Child - Michael Borbonus & fiance Suzanne ChambersGrand Child - Joyce PrenticeGrand Child - Lisa Riggle & fiance Stacy DeWittGrand Child - Hank Sherrill13 Great GrandchildrenSister - Elma Wakefield, Clarion, PA   Preceded in death byFather - Paul WaugamanMother - Flora (Thompson) WaugamanBrothers - Charles, John, Donald & Paul WaugamanSister - Sara WaugamanSister - Dorothy CampbellSister - Ruth RyderSister - Leila HodgesSister - Julia RiccaSister - Patricia LaytonSister - Flora Belle WaugamanSister - Nettie WaugamanGreat Grand Son - ...
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9/29/2014
G. DAVID SCHELFE, 90
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF CLYMER
G. David (Clyde) Schelfe, 90 of Pine Flats and formerly long time resident of Clymer, passed away on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at St. Andrews Village, Indiana. He was the son of David and Rosa (Calza) Schelfe, born on January 12, 1924 in Marsteller, PA. Clyde served in the U.S. Army Aircorps as a Fighter Pilot during WWII.  He endured time as a Prisoner of War and was also ther recipient of the Purple Heart Commendation. He was engaged in various small businesses throughout his life and also enjoyed flying, hunting, fishing and raising horses.  Clyde was a lifelong member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. Clyde is survived by his daughter Susann McGee and husband Amos; two grandsons, David and wife Gail and Anthony; three great-grandchildren, Molly, Sami, and Randall; one sister, Gloria Lee of Vermont. He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife, Elizabeth (Betty) Oakes Schelfe and one sister, Erma Hancharik. Services will be private.  The Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home, Clymer has been entrusted in handling the arrangements. Guest book is available on line at www.rbfh.net.  
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9/26/2014
LORETTA SHAFFER, 72
SHOEMAKER FUNERAL HOME IN BLAIRSVILLE
              Loretta Marie (Quick) Shaffer, 72, of Blairsville, PA, passed away on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Scenery Hill Manor, Indiana, PA.             The daughter of Paul B. and Dorothy M. (Marshall) Quick, she was born April 9, 1942 in Morrisdale, PA.             Mrs. Shaffer attended the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Homer City.             She worked for Pediatric Services of America, retiring in 2003 and enjoyed working in her garden and collecting dolls.             Surviving are a daughter, Kelly Pividori (Mark) of Josephine; a son, John F. Shaffer of Blairsville; four grandchildren and a sister, Linda Bowman of Graceton.             She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold Shaffer on January 18, 1998; two sisters, Iona Herrity and Debra Bush and two brothers, Paul Quick and Danny Bush.             As per Loretta’s wishes, there will be no visitation. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday at the Shoemaker Funeral Home, Inc., 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville, with Rev. Ronald Wallace officiating.             To view the online obituary, sign the guest registry or send condolences, visit www.shoemakerfh-monuments.com            
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9/26/2014
BRIAN KRISAK, 62
ROBINSON-LYTLE'S OF INDIANA
BRIAN ANDREW KRISAK, AGE 62 OF INDIANA, DIED SEPT. 23RD. Friends of Brian Krisak will be received Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Robinson-Lytle’s ofIndiana. Additional visitation will be held Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Latter Day Saints. Interment will be in the St. Bernard Cemetery.  
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9/25/2014
PHYLLIS CLEMENT, 84
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF CLYMER
PHYLLIS OAKES CLEMENT, AGE 84 OF CLYMER, DIED SEPT. 23RD AT THE COMMUNITIES OF INDIAN HAVEN. Friends of Phyllis Clement will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home in Clymer. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection in Clymer. Interment will follow in the St. Bernard’s Cemetery inIndiana.
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9/25/2014
NAOMI LAHR, 75
JAMES F. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, BLAIRSVILLE
Name:   Naomi Ruth (Eichlin) Lahr         Age:  75 Address:  Blairsville, PA  Died:  Tuesday, September 23, 2014  at Indiana Regional Medical Center, Indiana, PA Born:   November 11, 1938  Huntington, NJ Father:  Edgar EichlinMother:  Ann (Hutnik) Eichlin Church:   Work, Clubs & Organizations:  She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, almost as much as her dogs.SurvivorsDaughter - Diane Lesley Berger & husband Paul, Bangor, PADaughter - Lisa Grace Anderson & husband Glenn, Clarksburg, PADaughter - Kristi Lee Knapp, Blairsville, PADaughter - Lynn Ann Covell & husband Matt, Blairsville, PAGrand Children - Justin, Jennah, Lindsey, Jayce, Kyle, Jayde, Brent, Teale, Trace, Tiffany, Aliyah & ColeGreat Grand Children - Chandler & IzaiahBrother - Richard EichlinSister - Diane O'Connor Preceded in death byFather - Edgar EichlinMother - Ann (Hutnik) EichlinVisitation:In keeping with Naomi's wishes, there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at theJames F. Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc., Blairsville, PA on  Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 2:00 PM.     In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to:James F. Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc., 25 W. Market St., Blairsville, ...
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9/24/2014
BETTY WOOD, 82
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF INDIANA
  BETTY L. (ELDER) WOOD, AGE 82 OF INDIANA, DIED SEPT. 21ST ATALLEGHENYGENERALHOSPITAL INPITTSBURGH. A Service of Celebration will begin Sunday at 2:30 p.m. atGraceUnitedMethodistChurch inIndiana. In keeping with Betty Wood’s wishes, a Tea Reception will be held in the Church Fellowship Hall following the celebration. A private burial will be made atGreenwoodCemetery inIndiana. Service arrangements are with the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home of Indiana.
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9/24/2014
VERNA AND STANLEY SOPOTNICK
C. FREDERICK BOWSER FUNERAL HOME IN HOMER CITY
  On January 18, 2014 Verna and Stanley Sopotnick celebrated an anniversary. For 73 years they worked, worshiped, enjoyed life and raised their family together. They were truly inseparable and so in death as in life one was never far behind the other. On September 20 Stanley was welcomed home by his Heavenly Father. On Sunday September 21 (approximately 15 hours later) Verna was lifted gently in the arms of the angels to be welcomed by her Heavenly Father and also her beloved husband.   Stanley 96, was preceded in death by his parents Valentine and Frances Sopotnick, two brothers, Frank and Rudy, two sisters Fanny and Jenny. He has one remaining sister, Stella, of Oregon State.   Verna 93, was preceded in death by her husband Stanley, her parents Charles and Catherine Butler. She was the last sibling of a family of seventeen children.   Stanley and Verna are survived by daughters Lois Haines (Craig), Richmond, VA and Beverly Anderson (Lynn), Gibsonia, PA, grandchildren Jimmy Shaffer, Chris Shaffer Richmond, VA, Jenna Inns (Sloan), Grand Rapids, MI and great granddaughter Emily. Completing the family is a host of other relatives including a very devoted niece Karen Sink. The time she ...
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9/23/2014
MARY LOU GRIFFITH, 86
BOWSER-MINICH FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
  MARY LOU GRIFFITH, 86 OF PLUMVILLE, DIED SEPT. 22ND AT BEACON RIDGE NURSING HOME. Friends of Mary Lou Griffith will be received Wednesday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bowser-Minich Funeral Home inIndiana. Friends will also be received Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at theOldMahoningBaptistChurch in Home, where a funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Interment will be made in the Smicksburg Cemetery.
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9/23/2014
MARY FLECK,94
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF INDIANA
  MARY (HOYAS) FLECK, AGE 94 OF ERNEST, DIED SEPT. 22ND ATFORBESHOSPITAL INMONROEVILLE. Friends of Mary Fleck will be received Wednesday from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home inIndiana. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection, Ernest Site. Interment will be in the St. Bernard Cemetery in Indiana.
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9/22/2014
DR. JIM COOK, JR., 72
C. FREDERICK BOWSER FUNERAL HOME IN HOMER CITY
>        Dr. Jim Cook Jr., age 72, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 20th, 2014 surrounded by his loving wife of 47 years, Linda Stalnecker Cook of Indiana, PA; his four loving children and their spouses: James L. Cook III, Esquire (Dr. Amanda Cook) of Wexford, PA, Dr. Scott Cook (fiancé Sarah Fyock) of Indiana, PA, Joy Cook McElwee (George McElwee) of Arlington, Virginia and Beth Cook Vislosky (Luke Vislosky) of Seven Fields, PA and his 9 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his father, James L. Cook Sr., his mother Betty Weaver Cook, and his two sisters Nancy Cook Catando and Jayne Cook Christman.  He is survived by his brother Dr. John Cook.> Dr. Jim Cook was born in Ebensburg, PA to James L. Cook Sr., and Betty Weaver Cook.  Dr. Cook was an active Boy Scout and played High School Football & Golf along with being a Class Officer.  He graduated from Central Cambria High School, Juanita College and The Ohio State University with Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Optometry degrees respectively.  He was a member of the optometric fraternity Epsilon Psi Epsilon.>          Dr. Cook practiced Optometry from ...
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9/21/2014
MARGARET BOEH, 69
JAMES F. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, BLAIRSVILLE
MARGARET "PEGGY" BOEH, 69 Margaret N. "Peggy" Boeh, age 69, of Blairsville, passed away on Friday, Sept. 19 at the Windber Medical Center. Friends of Margaret Boeh will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, at the James F. Ferguson Funeral Home in Blairsville. A wake service will be held on Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at SS Simon and Jude Church in Blairsville. Interment will be in the SS Simon and Jude Cemetery in Blairsville. ***   Name: Margaret N. "Peggy" Boeh                    Age: 69 Address: Blairsville, PA   Died: Friday, September 19, 2014 at Windber Medical Center, Windber, PA Born: January 01, 1945 Cumberland, MD Father: Owen Kavanaugh Mother: Mona (Colgrove) Kavanaugh Church: SS Simon & Jude Church, Blairsville, PA Work, Clubs & Organizations: She retired after 30 years of service to Adelphia Cable and Comcast. Peggy was a member of the BPOE #406 Ladies Auxiliary.   Survivors Husband of 48 years- Charles Boeh, Blairsville, PA Daughter - Christine Bulas & husband Joseph, Johnstown, PA Grand Children - Ashlyn & Justin Bulas, Johnstown, PA Brother - Patrick Kavanaugh & wife Bonnie, Cumberland, MD     Preceded ...
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9/21/2014
R. BURNELL STILE, 80
SHOEMAKER FUNERAL HOME, BLAIRSVILLE
R. BURNELL STILE, 80   R. Burnell Stile, age 80, of Blairsville, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Indiana Regional Medical Center. Friends of R. Burnell Stile will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Shoemaker Funeral Home in Blairsville. A funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Blairsville Cemetery.   ***           R. Burnell Stile, age 80, of Blairsville, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Indiana Regional Medical Center. The son of Samuel P. and Charlotte M. (Ressler) Stile, he was born May 9, 1934 in Blairsville, PA.           Mr. Stile was a member of Hebron Lutheran Church and Acacia Lodge #355 F&AM, Blairsville.           He was the owner of Stile Home Service, Blairsville, for 25 years before his retirement.           He enjoyed hunting, fishing, stock car racing and riding his Harley Davidson.           Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Dolores P. (Humphrey) Stile whom he married February 28, 1959; a daughter, Carla R. Young (Matthew) of Uniontown and a son, Brian R. Stile of Blairsville.           He was preceded in death by ...
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