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4/27/2016
EVELYN STEWART, 100
BOWSER-MINICH FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
Evelyn B. Stewart, age 100, formerly of Indiana, died on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Oak Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center, Greensburg. She was born in 1915 in Bell Township, Clearfield County, to Samuel and Margaret Mae (Johnston) Hadden. Evelyn was a member of the Indiana Church of Christ, Indiana. She worked for many years as a waitress and cafeteria worker at the Hess’s Restaurant and Bus Station, Indiana, and also in the cafeteria at Fisher Scientific. Evelyn enjoyed embroidery, reading and walking.  She is survived by the following children:  Shirley Frampton, Indiana; Carolyn McCullough and her significant other Thomas Patrick, Greensburg; George “Bill” Roland, Jr. and wife Donna, Lower Burrell; Georgene “Betty” Anderson and husband Robert, Port Orange, Fl.  She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband – George William Roland; and her second husband – William C. Stewart, and six brothers and six sisters.  Friends will be received on Wednesday, April 27,  from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. at the Bowser-Minich Funeral Home, Indiana, followed by a funeral service at 1 P.M. with Minister C.J. ...
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4/26/2016
CHAD M. GATES, 29
Chad M. Gates, 29 of Blairsville, PA (Derry Twp.) passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at  Latrobe, PA.   He was born July 14, 1986 in Indiana, PA.  He had worked for Dominion Transmission in Delmont, PA.  He enjoyed spending time with his Friends and Family.  He liked working on his projects, cutting firewood and going to camp.   He is survived by his wife, Brittany M. Gates of Blairsville, PA; twin daughters, Presleigh & Harlynn Gates; father, Robert L. Gates, Sr., of Blairsville, PA; mother, Cheryl A. Groves of Blairsville, PA; brother, Robert L. Gates, Jr. of Blairsville, PA; maternal grandmother, Joyce Barger & husband Myron of Blairsville, PA; maternal grandfather, Ben Hill, Sr., Hostetter, PA; mother & father-in-law, Dave & Wendy Hauser of Blairsville, PA; great grandmother & father-in-law, Ellen Cameron & husband Joseph of Blairsville, PA and also many Aunts, Uncles & Cousins.  He was preceded in death by his paternal great grandmother, Mary Gates.   The Family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 2:00 PM   to  4:00 PM  and  6:00 PM  to  8:00 PM.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM.  Pastor Dick Motzing  will officiate.  Interment will be in the Blairsville Cemetery, Blairsville, Pennsylvania.
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4/25/2016
STEPHEN SMARTNICK, 85
McCABE FUNERAL IN DERRY
  STEPHEN G. “STEVE”, “PAPPY” SMARTNICK, AGE 85. Friends of Stephen Smartnick will be received Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the McCabe Funeral Home inDerry. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. at the St. Martin Roman Catholic Church in New Derry. Private burial will be made in theCentralCemeteryin Hempfield Twp., Greensburg.
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4/21/2016
MARIE KREVEL, 95
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF CLYMER
  MARIE ESTHER (DUMM) KREVEL, AGE 95, FORMERLY OF PENN RUN, DIED APRIL 20TH AT CRYSTAL WATERS PERSONAL CARE HOME. Friends of Marie Krevel will be received Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home in Clymer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection in Heilwood. Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery at Camerons Bottom.  
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4/21/2016
MARY GENDREW, 74
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF CLYMER
MARY GRACE (RAGER) GENDREW, AGE 74 OF CLYMER, DIED APRIL 20TH AT THE HILLSDALE NURSING HOME. There will be no service for Mary Gendrew. The Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home is in charge of arraingements.  
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4/20/2016
STEPHEN BEREZANSKY, 84
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF INDIANA
Stephen Berezansky, 84, of Indiana, formerly of Dixonville, died Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the Beacon Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Indiana. Born in Dixonville on September 24, 19310, he was a son of the late, Alex Berezansky and Agnes (Kutney) Berezansky. Stephen was a Korean and Vietnam veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy for seventeen and a half years. He specialized as a sonar man for the Navy.Following his time in the Navy, Stephen worked for the U.S. government as a lift operator at the naval depots in New Cumberland and Mechanicsburg.He was a lifetime member of the Stillton VFW, Post 710.Stephen is survived by his children: Stephen Berezansky & wife, Judy, and a daughter, Cheryl, all of Bradford, MA. He is also survived by a granddaughter, Debbie Wenger & husband, Joe, Palmyra, PA and a brother, Michael Berezansky, Detroit, MI. Stephen is also remembered by his nieces and nephews: Mary Agnes Wahna, Altoona; Ann Lezanic & husband, Ronald, Indiana; Evelyn Fister & husband, Alphonse, Indiana; Helen Huff, Indiana and George Flanjack & wife, Mary, Safety Harbor, FL.In addition to his parents, Stephen was preceded in death by his wife, Sara E. (Michaels) Berezansky ...
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4/20/2016
TERRY VALLIES, 53
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF INDIANA
Terry Lynn Vallies, 53, of Kutztown, PA, died Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. Terry was born July 13, 1962 in Indiana, the son of the late Charles E. Vallies, Sr. and Mazie Annetta (Fleming) Vallies, of Shelocta.Terry was a graduate of Indiana High School and was self-employed as a welder. He served in the US Army for 3 years enlistment.He was a member of Plumcreek Church of the Brethren.In his younger years, he was employed by Yarnick’s Farm in Creekside. He was a member of the Kutztown Gun Club and enjoyed roasting hogs and riding dirt bikes.He is survived by his mother, Mazie, daughter Katie Marie Vallies, of Kutztown and three sons. His siblings: Deidre Ann (Dave) Houllion, of Shelocta; David Shawn Vallies (Vivian Prugh), of Hamburg; Charles Eugene Vallies, Jr., of Shelocta; and Heather Linette (Matt) Yonkoske, of Natrona Heights, also survive him. He is also survived by his companion, Shandi Weaver, of Kutztown.He was preceded in death by his father.Friends will be received Thursday, April 21st from 4PM-9PM at the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home, of Indiana, 965 Philadelphia St. His funeral will be held at the funeral home on ...
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4/20/2016
HELEN BUZI, 85
C. FREDERICK BOWSER FUNERAL HOME IN HOMER CITY
  Helen Ann Buzi, 85, Homer City died Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Indian Haven.  She was the daughter of the late John and Marie (Pini) Buzi and was born January 2, 1931 in Homer City.  She was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish and was employed by FMC and Shop and Save.     She is survived by her siblings, Katherine Buzi, Pittsburgh; Jean Buzi, Homer City; Michael and wife Patty Buzi, Homer City and Joanna and husband Irvin Kuta, Home City.  She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Louise Buzi.       A Funeral Mass will held Thursday at 11:30 AM at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Lucernemines with Rev. Father Robert Washko, the celebrant.  Interment to follow in the SS Jude Cemetery, Blairsville.
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4/19/2016
FRANCES HANSON, 64
JOHN A. LEFDAHL FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
Frances Charlotte Hanson, 64, Indiana, passed away peacefully on April 16, 2016, at the Indiana Regional Medical Center, with her daughter Debbie by her side. Frances will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who had a heart of gold.  Frances loved her Indian artifacts and collecting things that meant the world to her, she liked watching Tv, listening to music and dancing around.  Mom also had a hard upbringing, but she never gave up fighting to survive this world, until the lord gave her the freedom that she so long to have. Mom's children, grandchildren and great- grandchild was her world. She loved us all in her own little ways. Mom will be missed more than a blink of an eye. Fly high our sweet love, fly high Mommy Surviving are her daughters, Denise Marie (Crimi) Bertino and Deborah Ann (Crimi) Johnson and her significant other, Robert Weiss; grandchildren, Michael Edward, and Brandon Michael Bellantine, Alissa and Anthony Harris, London Crimi, Richard Alan Johnson Jr., Timothy Michael  Johnson, Steven Taylor Johnson and his girlfriend Sidney Cassidy, Tiffany Ann Johnson; great grandchild, Athena Vivian Mae Johnson; special friend, Ronnie Crimi. Preceding Frances in death were her parents; three brothers and a ...
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4/19/2016
STEPHEN YACKUBOSKEY, 58
JOHN A. LEFDAHL FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
Stephen Lee Yackuboskey, 58, Indiana, passed away at his residence on Saturday, April 16, 2016. The son of Steve and Irene (Deabenderfer) Yackuboskey, he was born August 22, 1957, in Indiana. Stephen was a graduate of Marion Center Area High School. He was employed for 30 years with Poly Vision which was located in Dixonville. Stephen was a devoted son and also devoted to the Church of the Resurrection in Clymer where he assisted with bingo. Friends knew Stephen to be a kind and outgoing person who enjoyed the outdoors, and hunting with either rifle or bow and arrow. He was also loved playing and watching baseball. He went o over fifty Pittsburg Pirates home Games. Surviving are his sisters, Fran (Sam) Houck, Indiana, and Lisa (Kevin) Cramer; nieces and nephews, Samantha (Shaun) Dolan, Indiana, Sam Houck Jr., (Heather,) Indiana, Staci (Tyler) Trowbridge, Homer City, Steven Houck, Scott Houck, both of Indiana, Cody (Sabrina) Cramer, Indiana; great nieces and nephews, Shaun Dolan Jr., Makenzie and Riley Houck, Mia Trowbridge and Taylor Cramer, Deanna Keith and her significant other Shane, MI, Marina Keith and fiancée Storm, Homer City, Elizabeth Keith and Erick Keith Jr., Indiana; nephew-in-law, Erick (Kim) Keith; and numerous ...
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4/19/2016
LINDA GEORGE, 66
JOHN A. LEFDAHL FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
Linda Darlene George, 66, Indiana, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2016 while at Scenery Hill Manor.   The daughter of Reuben and Marian (Smith) Starry II, she was born July 24, 1949 in Latrobe, PA. Linda was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.  She was a graduate of Blairsville High School and was employed for 35 years as a certified nursing assistant.  She enjoyed bingo and in her earlier years, traveling with her husband.  She will be remembered as a kind and easy going person. Surviving are her three children, Lorinda (James) Gardner, Cindy George, and James (Jenifer) George all of Indiana; grandchildren, Gregory Gardner, Cherie and Kimberly Gardner, Julie Gardner, Matthew Gardner, and Owen Dougherty, all of Indiana; two brothers, Reuben (Ellen) Starry III, Clarksburg and Johnathan Starry, Blairsville; four sisters, Janet Kuhns, Greensburg, Joanne McDowell, Blairsville, Dianna Fillmore, Blairsville, and Debbie (Paul) Melvin, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding Linda in death were her parents; husband, Larry Clifford George; and an infant son. Funeral arrangements will be private and under the direction of the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home. 
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4/19/2016
HENRY LECHNER, 84
RAIRIGH FUNERAL HOME IN HILLSDALE
Henry Paul Lechner, 84, of Commodore, and formerly of Hillsdale, and Pinellas Park, Fla., died Sunday, April 17, 2016, at the Hillsdale Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Hillsdale. The son of Henry Albert and Grace Lucille (Smith) Lechner, he was born on Jan. 10, 1932, in Hillsdale. Henry graduated from the Montgomery Township High School in 1950. He was a long time member of the Purchase Line United Methodist Church, where he was active in the building of the Plum church 30 years ago. In December 2015, he, and his wife, Barb, sang “Jesus Built His Church on Love” at the church’s 30th anniversary celebration. Henry married his wife, Barbara Joan McCombs, almost 62 years ago on June 19, 1954, and together they raised four boys on the family farm. He was a dairy farmer for 52 years, taking over the family dairy farm near Hillsdale at the age of 19 when his father died and operating it until his retirement in 1984. One of his favorite pastimes was vegetable gardening. Upon retirement, he and Barb moved to Pinellas Park, Fla., where he was known for being a reliable handyman. He is survived by his wife, Barb, of Commodore; his ...
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4/18/2016
PHYLLIS PATCHIN, 88
ROBINSON-LYTLE'S OF INDIANA
  Phyllis Mask Patchin, 88, of Indiana, was called home to her Lord on Sunday, April 17, 2016. Phyllis was born June 12, 1927, in Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from Allentown High School in 1945, and the Pennsylvania State University in 1949.  There she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Liberal Arts with a major in institutional administration, and was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority.  After graduation, she was employed by the Pennsylvania State University Extension Service in the Greensburg and Uniontown offices. In 1950, Phyllis married Carl Eugene Patchin and had lived in Indiana since 1952.  Phyllis recently retired from Royal Oil and Gas Corporation, after 27 years serving as its vice president.  She was active in the Indiana community.  Her community service included president of the Indiana Hospital Auxiliary, Pack 29 Cub Scout Den Mother, member of the Board of Directors of the Indiana County YMCA, and a member of Calvary United Presbyterian Church, where she has served on the Session and the Deaconate, and taught both Sunday school and Bible School.  Phyllis was a longtime member of the Indiana Country Club. Phyllis is survived by her sons: Carl Eugene Patchin, Jr. of Indiana and fiancée Cindy Fleming; ...
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4/15/2016
RICHARD SADOWSKI, 81
C. FREDERICK BOWSER FUNERAL HOME IN HOMER CITY
Richard R. Sadowski, beloved father, grandfather, and brother, formerly of Homer City, died at the age of 81, on Thursday April 7, 2016 in Phoenix AZ, where he spent his final years. He was the son of the late John Stanislaus & Genevieve Gertrude Sadowski. Richard was the quintessential hard working family man. He found his life’s joy in spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was an avid outdoorsman. He was passionate about gardening… zucchini and tomatoes being his prized crops.  He loved hunting, fishing, and taking daily walks on the HoodleBug Trail in Homer City.He formerly belonged to Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Lucerne site, and was involved with the Knights of Columbus in Sun Lakes AZ.  He also served as a military police officer in the US Army. He worked for the US Postal Service in Indiana PA up until his retirement. He is survived by his children Laura Durant of Phoenix AZ, Joyce Alexis (David) Scott of Cleveland, OH, David (Christina) Sadowski of Phoenix AZ and three grandchildren, Dante Scott, Breanna and Elizabeth Sadowski. Surviving siblings—brother Edmund (Ellie) Sadowski, Doylestown PA, sisters Lorraine Sadowski, Indiana PA and Trudy (Dennis) Lazor, Coral PA....
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4/15/2016
NORMAN SHEESLEY, 86
RAIRIGH FUNERAL HOME IN HILLSDALE
  NORMAN W. SHEESLEY, AGE 86 OF CHERRY TREE, DIED APRIL 13TH ATINDIANAREGIONALMEDICALCENTER. Friends of Norman Sheesley will be received Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Rairigh Funeral Home in Hillsdale, where a funeral service will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Interment with military honors will follow in the Rowley Cemetery in Hillsdale.  
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