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12/19/2014
FRANCIS "SONNY" GMYS, 82
JOHN A. LEFDAHL FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
  FRANCIS “SONNY” GABRIEL GMYS, AGE 82 OF HOME, DIED DEC. 18TH AT BEACON RIDGE. Friends of Francis “Sonny” Gmys will be received Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home inIndiana, where a Blessing Service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Lefdahl Chapel. Interment in theSacredHeartCemetery in Sagamore will be private.
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12/18/2014
JAMES SEXTON, 63
ROBINSON-LYTLE'S OF INDIANA
  JAMES D. SEXTON, AGE 63 OF INDIANA, DIED DEC. 17TH AT HIS RESIDENCE. Friends of James D. Sexton will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Robinson-Lytle’s ofIndiana, where a funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery in Indiana.
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12/18/2014
JOHN BELLA, 70
C. FREDERICK BOWSER FUNERAL HOME IN HOMER CITY
  John Bella, 70, Homer City died December 10, 2014 at his residence.  He was the son of the late John and Frances (Smicklo) Bella and was born May 14, 1944.    He was employed by Krise Bus Company in Indiana, PA.  John was a Vietnam Combat Veteran who served as a LARP.  He enjoyed photography, traveling, the beauty of nature and learning throughout his life.    He is survived by his wife, the former Susan Gearhart; his daughter, Michelle of Pittsburgh; three grandchildren; and his brother, Bob Bella and his wife Kathy of Clune, PA.  He will always be fondly remembered by Aunt Katie, many cousins, his mother and father-in-law, Lucille and Kenny; his brother and sister-in-laws, Patty, Linda, Tim, Amy and Rich; his nieces and nephews, Carrie, Andy, Meg, Haley, Adam, Dane, Dessie, Mia and Dutch; great nephew, Finn and great niece, Josephine.   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, David and his grandparents.   Friends will be received Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM at the C. Frederick Bowser Funeral Home, Homer City.   The family requests no flowers.   
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12/18/2014
RAY BOWSER, SR., 62
SHOEMAKER FUNERAL HOME IN BLAIRSVILLE
            Ray Anthony “Flintstone” Bowser, Sr., 62, of Homer City, PA passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at his home.           The son of J. Ralph and Irene G. (Rutherford) Bowser, he was born March 11, 1952 in Huntingdon, PA.           Ray graduated from Huntingdon Area High School in 1971 and had worked as a truck driver for D. R. Lichtenfels Trucking, Perfetti Trucking and D & D Truck Lines.           Surviving are his wife, Miriam L. (Cochran) Bowser whom he married August 4, 1973; two sons, Ray A. Bowser, Jr. (Jennifer) of Black Lick and Jason R. Bowser of Homer City; five grandchildren, Stephanie, Robert, Jason, Kaylie and Cloe.           He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jay and Richard Bowser and a sister, Kay Guyer.           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. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Fred W. Craig officiating.           Interment will be in Blairsville Cemetery, Blairsville, PA.           To view the online obituary, sign the guest registry or send condolences, visit www.shoemakerfh-monuments.com
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12/17/2014
JOHN STAINS, 80
JOHN A. LEFDAHL FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
  JOHN EDWARD STAINS, AGE 80 OF CLYMER, DIED DEC. 15TH AT THE BEACON RIDGE NURSING HOME. Funeral arrangements for John Stains will be private and are entrusted to the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home in Indiana.  
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12/17/2014
EDWARD BREZNAI, 79
ROBINSON-LYTLE'S OF INDIANA
Edward B. Breznai, 79, of Indiana, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.   A son of the late Joseph and Mary M. Lazor Breznai, he was born Feb. 2, 1935, in Morgan, Allegheny County.   Mr. Breznai was a graduate of Rochester High School.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree from John Carroll University in Ohio.  Mr. Breznai moved to Indiana from the Carnegie area several years ago.  He retired as the manager of Payless Shoes.  Mr. Breznai enjoyed all Pittsburgh sports, but being with his family is what he cherished most.   He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Peggy Ann Bell Breznai, of Indiana; six children: Patricia A. DeAntonio and husband Tony, of Frederick, MD.; Karen D. Facteau, of Indiana; Edward J. Breznai and wife Minda, of Melbourne, FL.; Carl J. Breznai and wife Kelly, of Frederick, MD.; Michael J. Breznai and wife Meaghan Beth, of Indiana; Jean M. Davis and husband Tim, of Frederick, MD.; two brothers: John P. Breznai, of Tampa, FL.; Theadore A. Breznai, of Cleveland, OH.; 15 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in ...
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12/16/2014
PETER YACKUBOSKEY, 80
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF CLYMER
Peter A. Yackuboskey, 80 ofClymer,PA., passed away on December 14, 2014 at his home.   He was the son of Michael and Anna (Vershute) Yackuboskey, born on July 5, 1934 inWilliamstown,PA.   Pete was a member of the Church of the Resurrection, Clymer.  He worked as a coal miner and retired from Greensteel-Polyvision in 1997.  Pete loved hunting, gardening, and being with his family all of his nieces and nephews he also volunteered for church functions at the Church of the Resurrection.  Pete also did landscaping on his own for many years.   He is survived by one brother, Michael Yackuboskey and wife Joyce of Indiana; one sister, Bertha Castiglione of Cranberry; and by numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews including a special great-nephews, Robert with whom he resided and David who was a special caregiver to Pete.   Pete was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Hazel (Swab) Yackuboskey of 43 years; 15 brothers and sister, Anthony, Agnes Sibley, Ann Coughlin, Mary Ferrara, Stanley, William, John, Joseph, Steven, Pauline, Martha, infant Anna, infant Helen, infant Barbara, and infant Paul.   Friends will be received on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. ...
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12/16/2014
PEGGY PHIPPS
ROBINSON-LYTLE'S OF INDIANA
  Peggy (Margaret Louise) Phipps joined her beloved Jack (John Grant) in heaven on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014.  Born in Coal Port in 1931 to Robert and Emma Thompson Henderson, she lived much of her early life in Aultman, with siblings, Robert F. (deceased); Charles (married to Janet), and Mary Jane (Hankinson).   Peggy married Jack, the love of her life, in 1948, and they created a wonderful life together.  “The Kids” – Suzanne Fennell, of Mechanicsburg; and Kathy and Donald Cavalier, of Homer City; grandchildren: Eric Fennell, Benjamin Cavalier and Mike and Carie Cavalier; and great grandsons, Corey, Carter and Cameron Cavalier were Peggy’s pride and priority.   Her home was Peggy’s domain and the kitchen was the center of the realm.  A kitchen magician, Peggy blessed and delighted so many by sharing her fabulous cooking and hospitality skills.  She was ever ready to welcome and feed the masses whether around the family table, at Bethel’s church dinners, or with baked goods that she’d deliver to lucky recipients.  Her cozy kitchen was the favorite gathering place where her loving care and generosity were boundless and appreciated by all.  Jack always stated that he “never had a bad meal” in ...
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12/16/2014
WADE DUNLAP, 88
RAIRIGH FUNERAL HOME IN HILLSDALE
Wade D. Dunlap, 88, of Clymer, PA died Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Indiana Regional Medical Center.              The son of L.D. and Hannah (Doty) Dunlap, he was born on December 27, 1925, in Glen Campbell, PA.             During World War II, Wade served in the U.S. Army as a Corporal overseas in Central Europe and the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He was awarded a bronze star medal.             He was a lifetime member of the VFW in Indiana, PA.             Wade had worked as a coal miner at the Greenwich Collieries. He had also been employed by the maintenance department at Indian Haven.             Wade greatly enjoyed spending time with his family; hunting, listening to country music, and vegetable gardening.  He was known for his great fondness for animals, particularly cats.             He married his wife, Cecelia “Tess” M. (Matthis) Dunlap on October 28, 1950. In more recent times, Wade and Tess had been residing at the Hillsdale Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hillsdale, PA. Wade is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Cecelia “Tess” Dunlap of Hillsdale, PA; his four children:  Janet Moorhead and husband Larry of Homer City, PA; Joan Hainaut of Indiana, PA; Dennis Dunlap of ...
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12/15/2014
LILIA PEROTTI, 92
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME, INDIANA
LILIA PEROTTI, 92   Lilia Perotti, age 92, of Creekside, passed away Sunday, Dec. 14 at the Communities at Indian Haven. Friends of Lilia Perotti will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16 at the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home of Indiana. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning at The Church of the Resurrection in Ernest, Pa. Interment will be made next to her husband in St. Bernard Cemetery, Indiana.   ***   Lilia Perotti, 92, of Creekside, died Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Communities at Indian Haven. Born in the town of Castellamonte, Torino, Italy, she was a daughter of the late Giacomo Perotti and Olimpia (Scevola) Perotti. Lilia was the widow of Anthony Perotti who died December 27, 1996. She moved from Italy to the United States in 1948. She and her husband moved to their home in Creekside in 1952. Lilia grew to adulthood during World War II and she and her family spent the last thirty months of the war living under German Occupation. Her brothers fought with the Italian Resistance movement, so Lilia helped her parents work the family farm. By the ...
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12/15/2014
AMY SPRINGER, 31
ROBINSON-LYTLE FUNERAL HOME, INDIANA
AMY SPRINGER, 31   Amy Lynn Springer, age 31, of Indiana, passed away Friday, Dec. 12 at UPMC Montefiore in Pittsburgh. Friends of Amy Springer will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16 at Robinson-Lytle Funeral Home in Indiana, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.   ***   Amy Lynn Springer, 31, of Indiana, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at UPMC Montefiore, Pittsburgh.   A daughter of Wayne D. and the late Ethel J. Balls Springer, she was born June 22, 1983, in Indiana.   Ms. Springer was a graduate of Indiana High School.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed her phone, being on Facebook and spending time with her son, who was a big part of her life.   She is survived by her father, Wayne D. Springer and his friend Pauline, of Indiana; a son, Jack Cameron Rummel, of Indiana; a brother, Kevin Springer, of Fredericksburg, VA.; a sister, Jennifer Springer, of Indiana; paternal grandmother, Elda June Springer, of Indiana; a special aunt, Doris Peiffer, of Indiana; one niece, two nephews, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.   In ...
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12/15/2014
PETER YACKUBOSKEY, 80
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME, CLYMER
PETER YACKUBOSKEY, 80   Peter A. Yackuboskey, age 80, of Clymer, passed away on Dec. 14 at his home. Friends of Peter Yackuboskey will be received on Wednesday, Dec. 17 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home in Clymer. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Resurrection in Clymer. Interment will be in the Church of the Resurrection Cemetery in Clymer.   ***   Peter A. Yackuboskey, 80 of Clymer, PA., passed away on December 14, 2014 at his home. He was the son of Michael and Anna (Vershute) Yackuboskey, born on July 5, 1934 in Williamstown, PA. Pete was a member of the Church of the Resurrection, Clymer. He worked as a coal miner and retired from Greensteel-Polyvision in 1997. Pete loved hunting, gardening, and being with his family all of his nieces and nephews he also volunteered for church functions at the Church of the Resurrection. Pete also did landscaping on his own for many years. He is survived by one brother, Michael Yackuboskey and wife Joyce of Indiana; one sister, Bertha Castiglione of Cranberry; and by numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews including a special ...
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12/15/2014
GERALD LLOYD, 69
RAIRIGH FUNERAL HOME IN HILLSDALE
              Gerald “Jerry” E. Lloyd, 69, of Cherry Tree, PA died Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Indiana Regional Medical Center.             The son of Wayne and Leda Virginia (Buterbaugh) Lloyd, he was born on February 23, 1945 in Spangler, PA.             Jerry served in the U.S. Army from 1963-1966.             He was a member of the Pine Grove Church of God, where for years he enjoyed teaching the youth.             Jerry was a farmer most of his life.             Some of Jerry’s favorite pastimes revolved around the activities of fishing, hunting and woodworking.             Jerry married his wife, Patricia L. (Greene) Lloyd on September 1, 1963.             He is survived by his wife, Pat Lloyd of Cherry Tree, PA; his four daughters: Terry Barreneche of Pittsburgh, PA; Angela Brady and husband Jim of Commodore, PA; Brenda Smith of Commodore, PA and Tammany Brady and husband Tom of Clymer, PA; his thirteen grandchildren and his five great grandchildren.             Also surviving are his siblings: Bill Lloyd and wife Shirley of Marion Center, PA; Pat Lloyd of Mentor-On-The-Lake, OH and Diane Falcon and husband Lee of Victoria, TX.             Jerry was preceded in death by his parents.             All of Jerry’s ...
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12/14/2014
MIKE SIBO JR., 95
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF INDIANA
MIKE SIBO JR., 95   Mike Sibo Jr., age 95, of Indiana, passed away Friday, Dec. 12 in Indiana. Friends of Mike Sibo Jr. will be received Wednesday, Dec. 17 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home of Indiana. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday morning at 10 a.m. at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church in Indiana. Final internment will be at Saint Bernard Cemetery. *** Mike Sibo, a long-time member of St. Bernard’s Parish, died on December 12 in Indiana. At his side were his wife, Madelyn, his partner of 67 years, as well as family and friends. He was 95.Mike was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, on June 25, 1919, the son of Mike and Annie Sibo. The family, which included two brothers and a sister, first relocated to Ohio, where his father worked in the steel industry, and then eventually to the coal-mining towns of West Virginia. When Mike Sibo was 16, he jumped a train for New Orleans to make his way in the world. Initially working in the oil industry for eight years, he then moved to Pennsylvania and began working as a heavy ...
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12/14/2014
LALONIE DEYARMIN, 58
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF CLYMER
LALONIE DEYARMIN, 58 LaLonie Rose (Burns) Deyarmin, age 58, of Arcadia, passed away Friday, Dec. 12 at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital. In keeping with LaLonie Deyarmin's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. A private interment will be made in the Thompson Cemetery in Hillsdale. The Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home in Clymer is in charge of the arrangements. *** LaLonie Rose (Burns) Deyarmin, 58, of Arcadia, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.Born in Medina, Ohio, on May 19, 1956, she was a daughter of Guy Deyarmin and Elsie (Toddhunter) Burns. She was the widow of Franklin Deyarmin, who died October 1, 1989.She was a homemaker who stayed enjoyed cooking and caring for her family. She adored her children and grandchildren and had a special place in her heart for her dogs.LaLonie was a 1974 graduate of Northern Cambria High School and attended two years of classes at Youngstown State University.She will be remembered by her children: Lisa Fridley, Pennsylvania; Elsie Thompson, Arcadia; Daniel Deyarmin and wife, Becky, Northern Cambria; David Deyarmin and wife, Della, Glen Campbell; and April Swanik and husband, George, Arcadia. Surviving grandchildren are: Austin and Allesha Fridley, Megan Kime, ...
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