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9/14/2014
GLADYS PETERSON, 91
JOHN A. LEFDAHL FUNERAL HOME, INDIANA
GLADYS PETERSON, 91   Gladys Ruth Peterson, age 91, of Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 11. Funeral arrangements are private and entrusted to the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home in Indiana.
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9/14/2014
RICHARD BERRY, 80
ROBINSON-LYTLE FUNERAL HOME, INDIANA
RICHARD BERRY, 80   Richard E. Berry, age 80, of Indiana, of Indiana, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 10. Friends of Richard Berry will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Robinson-Lytle Funeral Home in Indiana, where a memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.   ***   Richard E. Berry, of Indiana, 80, of Indiana, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, surrounded by his family.   He was born Nov. 11, 1933, in Washington, N.J., to Estelle (Peterson) and Vernon and Berry.   His early days were spent in Washington, N.J., in school, playing baseball as a pitcher, and serving as the president of his church youth group.  He attended Lafayette College in Easton, graduating with a degree in physics.  During that time, he met and married his wife, Ruth Enger.  He then went on to Princeton University, where he earned a master’s degree and doctorate in physics.  They had their first son in Princeton, NJ. After this, they moved to Schenectady, N.Y., where he worked at General Electric and where they had their second son. He returned to Easton, ...
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9/14/2014
DAVID FLYNN, 90
RAIRIGH FUNERAL HOME, HILLSDALE
DAVID FLYNN, 90   David “Cookie” John Flynn, age 90, of Arcadia, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 10 at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital. Friends and family of David Flynn were received on Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Rairigh Funeral Home in Hillsdale. A funeral service was held at the funeral home on Saturday. Military honors were provided provided by the Clymer American Legion Post #222.   ***               David “Cookie” John Flynn, 90, of Arcadia, PA died Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital in Punxsutawney, PA.             The son of the late Floyd and Lillian (Fronk) Flynn, he was born on June 22, 1924 in Glen Campbell, PA.             Cookie was a member of the Arcadia Presbyterian Church.             He served in the U. S. Army as a Private First Class during World War II and was awarded with the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with five bronze stars.             Before retirement, Cookie had worked as a truck driver for Clymer Beverage, as well as working in the field of construction.             He was a member of the Clymer American Legion Post #222 and attended the Slovak Club in Clymer, PA.             Cookie loved watching sports, ...
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9/14/2014
ERNESTINE PETRARCA, 105
JAMES F. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, BLAIRSVILLE
ERNESTINE PETRARCA, 105 Ernestine "Barney" Petrarca, age 105, of Bells Mills, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Spet. 9 at the Loyalhanna Care Center in Latrobe. In keeping with Ernestine Petrarca's request, there was no visitation. The funeral service took place at Saints Simon and Jude Church on Friday, Sept. 12. The James F. Ferguson Funeral Home handled the arrangements. *** Name: Ernestine "Barney" Petrarca                Age: 105 Address: Blairsville, PA   entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, September 09, 2014 at Loyalhanna Care Center, Latrobe, Pa. Born: in Bells Mills, PA Father: Alberto Tosi Mother: Celeste (Bergenti) Tosi Church: SS Simon & Jude Church, Blairsville, PA Work, Clubs & Organizations: Ernestine worked at Torrace State Hospital in the dietary department.   Survivors Daughter - Beverly "Cookie" Paul & husband Don, Derry, PA Daughter - Collette "Cricket" Smith & husband Dwain, Latrobe, PA Grand Child - Cheri Yandrick & husband Jerome, Lycippus, PA Grand Child - Kory Smith, Latrobe, PA Great Grand Children - Katie, Joel, Chelsey, Luke & Rheagan Sister - Jackie Kengerski, Derry, PA Sister-in-law - Alberta Tosi, Poland, OH Several Nieces & Nephews     Preceded in death by Father - Alberto Tosi Mother - Celeste (Bergenti) Tosi Husband - Lanch Petrarca died in ...
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9/8/2014
ANNA LOSTRICK, 90
ROBINSON-LYTLE'S OF INDIANA
Anna Marie Ferra Lostrick, 90, of Ernest, passed away Friday, September 5, 2014, atIndianaRegionalMedicalCenter.   A daughter of the late John and Sophie A. Tenerovich Ferra, she was born May 15, 1924, In NewAlexandria.   Mrs. Lostrick was a 1942 graduate ofHomerCityHigh School.  Born in New Alexandria and raised inHomerCity, Mrs. Lostrick moved to Ernest in 1951 following her marriage.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of the Resurrection.  Mrs. Lostrick enjoyed cooking, baking, reading, doing crossword puzzles, dancing and sewing, making most of her own clothes.   She is survived by a son, Thomas M. Lostrick, of Ernest; a sister: Virginia Deutsch and husband Jack, ofClearwater,FL; two granddaughters: Ashley Hall and husband Adam and Jackie Lostrick and fiance Nick Stoecklein; two great grandchildren: Adyson and Aubree Hall; and a nephew, Richard Deutsch, ofClearwater,FL.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas R. Lostrick; a sister, Cecelia J. Ferra and a nephew, Bobby Deutsch.   Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Robinson-Lytle, Inc.,Indiana.  A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of the Resurrection in Ernest, with Fr. Tim ...
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9/8/2014
VIRGINIA DICK, 97
ROBINSON-LYTLE'S OF INDIANA
Virginia I. Dick, 97, ofIndiana, passed away Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at the Communities at Indian Haven.   Ms. Dick was a 1932 graduate ofClymerHigh School.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree fromIndianaStateTeachers College, and her master’s degree fromRutgersUniversity.  Ms. Dick retired fromSommervilleSchool DistrictinNew Jersey, where she had taught first grade for 40 years.  Following retirement, she moved back to the family farm and took care of her family.  Ms. Dick was the last surviving member of her immediate family.  She was a member of thePennRunChurchof the Brethren and the New Jersey Educational Association, where she received many honors for her devotion to education.   She is survived by seven nieces and nephews: Thelma Kohlhepp, of Indiana; Floldene Louise Boston, of NJ; Grace Ellen Rhoades, of TX; Earl James Edwards, of GA; Patricia McGary Fulmer, of Indiana; Max Eugene Widdowson, of NY; Roger Eshelman, of VA; a niece-in-law, Vickie Eshelman, of CO; a special great nephew, Tal McGary, of Indiana; and many other great nieces and nephews.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 10 siblings: Esther Gyisbert, Arthur Edwards, Byron Eshelman, Luella Edwards, Florence M. Dick, Mildred Widdowson, Grace E. Dick, Leroy Dick, ...
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9/7/2014
YOLANDA KELLY, 83
JAMES F. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, BLAIRSVILLE
YOLANDA KELLY, 83 Yolanda M. Kelly, age 83, of Blairsville, passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, at Indiana Regional Medical Center. Friends of Yolanda Kelly will be received Sunday, Sept. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the James F. Ferguson Funeral Home in Blairsville. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Mt. Tabor Cemetery. *** Name: Yolanda M. Kelly       Age: 83 Address: Blairsville, PA  Died: Thursday, September 04, 2014 at Indiana Regional Medical Center, Indiana, PABorn: September 15, 1930      Livermore, PAFather: Merle HouserMother: Isey (Piper) HouserChurch: Grace Bible Church, Bradenville, PAWork, Clubs & Organizations: She enjoyed being with her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren and also loved country music. SurvivorsSon - Tim Kelly & wife Becky, New Florence, PADaughter- Charlotte Henderson & husband Paul, Blairsville, PADaughter - Melinda Kennedy & Joseph, Irwin, PA10 Grandchildren & 7 Great GrandchildrenSister - Joyce Polojac, Jeannette, PASister - Edie Acito, Jeannette, PASister - Naomi Henry, Blairsville, PAMany Nieces & Nephews  Preceded in death byFather - Merle HouserMother - Isey ...
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9/5/2014
NANCY BOMBOY, 59
JOHN A. LEFDAHL FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
  NANCY L. BOMBOY, AGE 59 OF HOME, DIED SEPT. 3RD. Friends of Nancy Bomboy are invited to attend a memorial visitation Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home inIndiana. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at theGroveChapelLutheranChurch. 
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9/5/2014
GERALDINE SMITH, 74
JOHN A. LEFDAHL FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
GERALDINE (GERI) E. SMITH, AGE 74 OF INDIANA, DIED SEPT. 3RD. Friends of Geraldine Smith will be received Saturday from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. at the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home inIndiana, where a funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Lefdahl Chapel. Interment at the Manor Cemetery on Sunday will be private.  
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9/3/2014
MAXINE WISSINGER, 86
JOHN A. LEFDAHL FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
  MAXINE MAE WISSINGER, AGE 86 OF INDIANA, DIED AUG. 31ST. Friends of Maxine Wissinger will be received (today) Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home in Indiana, where a funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Lefdahl Chapel. Interment in Oakland Cemetery will be private.
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9/3/2014
ALICE WOHLER, 85
JOHN A. LEFDAHL FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
ALICE MARIE WOHLER,AGE 85 OF INDIANA, DIED SEPT. 2ND ATINDIANAREGIONALMEDICALCENTER. Funeral arrangements for Alice Wohler will be private and under the direction of the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home inIndiana.
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9/2/2014
CARLTON SEILE, 69
BOWSER-MINICH FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
CARLTON H. SEILE, AGE 69 OF INDIANA, DIED AUG. 31ST ATINDIANAREGIONALMEDICALCENTER. Friends of Carlton Seile are invited to attend a funeral mass Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas More University Parish inIndiana. Interment will be made in the St. Bernard Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bowser-Minich Funeral Home in Indiana.
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9/2/2014
PAULINE SANTELLA, 80
JAMES F. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME IN BLAIRSVILLE
Name:   Pauline K. "Dolly" Santella                                Age:  80 Address:  Blairsville, PA formerly of New Alexandria, PA Died:  Sunday, August 31, 2014  at Indian Haven, Indiana, PABorn:  June 30, 1934  Latrobe, PA Father:  Frank RubbertMother:  Mary (Slezak) Rubbert Church:   Work, Clubs & Organizations:  SurvivorsSon - Mark Santella & wife Jackie, Blairsville, PASon - Richard Santella & wife Shari, Derry, PAGrand Child - Risa Howard & husband CoryGrand Child-   Rana SantellaGreat Grand Daughter-  Madison Howard Preceded in death byFather - Frank RubbertMother - Mary (Slezak) RubbertHusband - Joseph Santella died in 2002Visitation:In keeping with Pauline's wishes, there will be no visitation or services.James F. Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc., Blairsville, PA are handling the arrangements.www.jamesfergusonfuneralhome.com 
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9/1/2014
MIKE KRISKO, 86
JOHN A. LEFDAHL FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
  MIKE KRISKO, AGE 86 OF INDIANA, DIED AUG. 30TH. Funeral arrangements for Mike Krisko will be private and under the direction of the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home in Indiana.  
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8/31/2014
JAMES KUZEMCHAK, 86
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME, CLYMER
JAMES KUZEMCHAK, 86   James J. Kuzemchak, age 86, of Indiana, and formerly of Clymer, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh. Friends of James Kuzemchak will be received on Monday, Sept. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home in Clymer. A Panachida Service will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be in St. Michaels Cemetery in Clymer. ***   James J. Kuzemchak, age 86, of Indiana, formerly of Clymer, died on Wednesday, August 28, 2014 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was the son of George and Mary (Kusz) Kuzemchak, born on September 3, 1927 in Clymer, PA. During his working years, Jim was involved in farming, logging and coal leasing activities.  He was an avid outdoorsman who loved spending time at his farm near Penn Run, working on lawn and farm equipment in addition to activities associated with his farm and Christmas trees.  He was a beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather and always loved to stay in touch with his many nieces and nephews.  He is survived by ...
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