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2/7/2016
MELVIN GOSS, JR., 60
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME, INDIANA
MELVIN GOSS JR., 60 Melvin H. “Bud” Goss, Jr., age 60, of Commodore, died Thursday, Feb. 4, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Services are private and will be held at the convenience of family. The Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. *** Melvin H. “Bud” Goss, Jr., 60, of Commodore, died Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.The son of Melvin, Sr. and Betty Jane (Davis) Goss, he was born September 25, 1955 in Indiana.He served in the Army during Desert Storm. He was a former employee at the Indiana K-Mart, where he was best known as “Bud”.He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Martha S. (Overman) Goss and four children: Melvin Goss, III, Jennifer, Jammie and Jason Goss. Two grandchildren and one step-grandchild also survive him. Bud is also survived by his mother, Betty Goss and by siblings: David Goss, Robin Ranochock, Vicky McCall, and Sharon Goss.He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin, Sr.Services are private and will be held at the convenience of family.Memorial Donations may be made to the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home to assist with final expenses: 655 Franklin Street Clymer, ...
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2/7/2016
THALIA BEST, 92
RAIRIGH FUNERAL HOME, HILLSDALE
THALIA McQUOWN BEST, 92   Thalia McQuown Best, age 92, of North East died on Friday Feb. 5 at Heritage House. Friends of Thalia Best will be received at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake St., North East on Monday, Feb. 8 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. at the Rairigh Funeral Home in Hillsdale, which will be followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. at Rairigh Funeral Home.  Interment will be at the Best Cemetery in Grant Township.   ***   Thalia McQuown Best, age 92, of North East died on Friday February 5, 2016 at Heritage House. She was born on June 20, 1923 to the late John Murray and Masie Clair Kinter McQuown. Thalia graduated from nursing school in Philadelphia and worked in the home health care profession.   She formerly worked in the vineyards and volunteered as a driver for the Red Cross. Thalia loved making apple butter and enjoyed spending time with family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Harold S. Best (June 4, 1993); daughters, Linda Gibbs and Barbara Ann Best; brothers, Clifford ...
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2/7/2016
FATHER DEACON RICHARD CIGANKO, 72
C. FREDERICK BOWSER FUNERAL HOME, HOMER CITY
FATHER DEACON RICHARD CIGANKO, 72 Dr. Richard A. Ciganko, age 72 of Homer City, known to many as Father Deacon Richard Ciganko, passed away Feb. 5, surrounded by his family. Friends of Father Deacon Richard Ciganko will be received Sunday from 4 until 6 p.m. and Monday from 4 until 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s Holy Protection Byzantine Catholic Church in Homer City where a Parastas will be held Monday at 6 p.m.  A Funeral Liturgy will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Holy Protection Byzantine Catholic Church in Homer City.  Interment will follow at the Mount Saint Macrina Cemetery in Uniontown. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the C. Frederick Bowser Funeral Home of Homer City. *** Dr. Richard A. Ciganko, known to many as Father Deacon Richard Ciganko, entered eternal life on February 5, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Richard succumbed to the symptoms of Multiple Systems Atrophy. He was born on June 5, 1943 to (the late) Alexander & Claudia Ciganko. Richard was a professor of Art Education at many universities including Indiana University of PA, The Ohio State University, and State University of New York at New Paltz. He was very artistically inclined, ...
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2/7/2016
LARRY WISOR, 62
C. FREDERICK BOWSER FUNERAL HOME, HOMER CITY
LARRY WISOR, 62   Larry Edward Wisor, age 62, of Indiana, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Graveside services and burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Blairsville Cemetery. The C. Frederick Bowser Funeral Home of Homer City is handling the arrangements.   ***   Larry Edward Wisor, 62, of Indiana, PA, passed away at home on February 2, 2016. He was born October 17, 1953 in Indiana, PA to Virginia (Petratos) and the late Lewis Wisor. He was a 1972 graduate of Homer Center High School and served in the United States Air Force as a Securities Specialist from 1972 until 1975. He is survived by his children, Michael Wisor and Linsey Wisor; brothers Thomas Wisor, Lewis Wisor, Richard (wife Carol) Wisor, and Michael (wife Ann) Wisor, and numerous nieces and nephews. Frederick Bowser Funeral Home of Homer City is handling arrangements. Graveside services and burial will be held at 10am on Wednesday, February 10 at Blairsville Cemetery.
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2/5/2016
FLORENCE PETERSON, 89
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF INDIANA
Florence Arlene ( Wiley ) Peterson, 89, of Indiana, died Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at the Indiana Regional Medical Center.She was the daughter of the late Sevia Vern Wiley and Mildred Isabelle Lucas Wiley. She was born in Tyrone, Pa. on November 15, 1926.Arlene was a 1944 graduate of Indiana High School, and then went on to study nursing at the Indiana Hospital School of Nursing, where she graduated in 1947.Arlene married Robert C. Sexton on November 19, 1947. She worked as an R.N. at Indiana Hospital, and was one of the first nurses to work in the newly formed ICU Unit when it opened at the hospital. Following the death of her husband Bob, she married her long time friend, John R. Peterson on March 29, 1976. Following her marriage, she retired, and moved to Fresno, California.Arlene volunteered at the Fresno Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorder Clinic in Fresno and at the St. Agnes Women's Service Guild, also in Fresno. She was a member of the Daughters of the Nile, Sharon Temple and a lifelong member of the Indiana Hospital Nurses' Alumni Association.She is survived by her daughter, Julie Sexton of Greensburg, Pa. and ...
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2/5/2016
LAWRENCE MORETTI, 90
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF INDIANA
Lawrence “Lance” Joseph Moretti, 90, of Indiana, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Indiana Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his family.The son of Nazzareno and Limbania Campana Moretti, he was born November 18, 1925 in White Township.Mr. Moretti was a lifetime resident of Indiana County and was employed by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad for 43 years and retired in 1987 as a Track Foreman. He also operated his own farm for over 40 years. At one time, he had as many as 70 head of beef.He served in the active reserves of the National Guard during the Korean War. He was a member of the Ernest Church of the Resurrection. Mr. Moretti was also a lifetime member of the Railroad Workers Local 6 of the BMWE. He was a member of the Punxsutawney Eagles Club for many years as well.Mr. Moretti (Lance to his family & friends) enjoyed polka dancing and music, farming, gardening and having the company of family and friends. He also enjoyed making wine in his home and did so, well into his eighties. Mr. Moretti had an exceptional singing voice and had once auditioned in Pittsburgh in the late ...
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2/5/2016
DIANNE BROCIOUS, 67
RAIRIGH FUNERAL HOME IN HILLSDALE
  Dianne M. (Marusa) Brocious, 67, of Marion Center,PAdied Thursday, February 3, 2016, at her home. The daughter of Joseph and Mary (Yatsko) Marusa, she was born on May 20, 1948 in Cleveland, OH. She was a graduate of Purchase Line High School. Dianne was a member of the New Life Lutheran Church, Marion Center,PA. She very much devoted her life to her family. One of the greatest delights of Dianne’s life was the enjoyment she derived from cooking for her family gatherings. Dianne had worked as a clerk at Sandy’sCorner Convenience for approximately twenty years. She married her husband, Barry C. Brocious on August 18, 1968. Dianne is survived by her husband, Barry C. Brocious; her five children: Michael Brocious and wife Jan of Marion Center,PA; Darrel Brocious of Sagamore, PA; Jeannette Brocious of Parksley,VA; Kirk Brocious and wife Melissa of Marion Center,PAand Brook Brocious and companion Danielle White of Indiana, PA; nine grandchildren: Kearsten Brocious; Sloan Brocious; Craig Brocious and wife Keisha; Jared Hollenbaugh; Brandon Brocious; Quinton Voelkel; Cortney Brocious; Justine Brocious and Kyler Brocious and three great-grandchildren: Brooklyn Brocious;Amelia Brocious andAva Hollenbaugh and her two brothers:Anthony Marusa and wife Angie of Indiana, PAand Ronald Marusa of Dixonville, ...
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2/5/2016
GEORGE FYOCK, 87
RAIRIGH FUNERAL HOME IN HILLSDALE
  GEORGE FYOCK OBITUARY GeorgeWilson Fyock, 87, of Clymer,“Prosperity Hill,” PAwent home to be with his Lord on Thursday,February 4, 2016 fromhis former earthly residence, his family home. The son of Jacob Ira and Cora Belle (Uncapher) Fyock, he was born on July 10, 1928 in Green Twp., Indiana County, PA. George was a graduate of the Indiana High School Class of 1946. He was a long time member of the Purchase Line Church of the Brethren and had achieved the recognition of being the eldest living member of the church. George served his Lord and the church by being a Deacon from 1952 through the present. For many years he was a Sunday School teacher and served on numerous commissions throughout the years. In retirement he volunteered with the Brethren Disaster Relief Service participating in twenty-two disaster relief trips, as well as volunteering on five mission trips to Haiti with his church. He enjoyed his involvement with Camp Harmony. George worked on his family farm until he married the former Maxine (Greene) Fyock on December 2, 1947 and became a mason. For a number of years he was employed by Barnes and Tucker as a coal miner. He was ...
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2/5/2016
DIANNE BROCIOUS, 67
RAIRIGH FUNERAL HOME IN HILLSDALE
  DIANNE BROCIOUS OBITUARY Dianne M. (Marusa) Brocious, 67, of Marion Center,PAdied Thursday, February 3, 2016, at her home. Family and friends will be received from 5-9:00 p.m. on Saturday,February 6, 2016 at the Rairigh Funeral Home, Ltd. in Hillsdale, PA. The 1:00 p.m. funeral service will be held at the New Life Lutheran Church, 1209 Leroy Road, Marion Center,PAon Sunday, February 7, 2016 with Pastor Stephen Bond officiating. Memorial contributions may be sent to the New Life Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 219, Marion Center,PA15759.
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2/4/2016
DIANE EWING, 67
BOWSER-MINICH FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
Diane Ewing, age 67, of Aultman, passed away on Monday, February 1, 2016 at theIndiana Regional Medical Center.    She was born in 1949 in Dixonville to Frank L. and Mary Uplinger Zombotti.   She was employed by Robertshaw Controls and as a certified nursed assistant at Communities of Indian Haven.   She was well known for her baking and enjoyed cooking and canning.   Diane is survived by one brother and two sisters - Robert Uplinger and wife Betty, Emporium;  Shirley Jean Eckman, Apollo; Loretta “Peg” Pease, Ernest; and the following nieces and nephews - Bernard J. Eckman, Robert G. Pease, Kimberly D. Tygielski, Dale E. Uplinger, Gerald A. Uplinger, Pamela A. Boyer, Jaymie R. Zombotti, Richard L. Zombotti, Debra L. Glynn, Saundra D. Jackson, and Michael T. Zombotti; and great nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her dog Bayleigh.   She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Gary J. Ewing in 2005, two sisters - Kathy Woomer and Donna Stewart, three brothers - Frank L. Zombotti, Jr., Ronald L. Zombotti, and an infant brother Sammy.   Friends will be received on Thursday from 2 to 5 P.M. at the Bowser-Minich Funeral Home,Indiana, where a funeral service will begin at 5 P.M. with Pastor Todd Marino officiating.  Private interment will ...
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2/4/2016
DANN GORMAN, 55
RAIRIGH FUNERAL HOME IN HILLSDALE
  DANN “DINGO” C. GORMAN, AGE 55 OF WESTOVER, DIED FEB. 2ND ATMEMORIALMEDICALCENTER INJOHNSTOWN. Friends of Dann Gorman will be received Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Rairigh Funeral Home in Hillsdale, where a funeral service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. Interment will be in the Burnside Cemetery.
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2/4/2016
HELEN GAYDOSH, 89
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF CLYMER
Obituary for Helen Gaydosh Helen (Britsky) Gaydosh, 89, of Clymer, died Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Indiana Regional Medical Center. She was the widow of Andrew Gaydosh, who died November 9, 1981.She was born, May 28, 1926, in Wehrum, to the late Mike and Helen (Holochuck) Britsky.She was a graduate of the former Clymer High School. She worked for the US Postal service in Indiana for nearly 10 years. She was also a homemaker. Helen served in the Navy during the Korean War.She was a member of St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Clymer.She is survived by her daughter, Andrea O. Smith, with whom she lived, daughter Lisa A. Gaydosh, of Los Angeles, CA and daughter-in-law, Kathryn Gaydosh of Clymer. Her grandson, Corey A. Smith (Amylyn Mirocco), of Harrisburg, also survives her.She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Andrew, son, Robert A. Gaydosh, as well as 3 brothers and 3 sisters.Her service and interment will be private. She will be buried in St. Michael's Cemetery in Clymer.Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home of Clymer is serving the family.
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2/4/2016
PATRICIA PRINCIPATO, 76
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF INDIANA
Obituary for Patricia Principato Patricia J Principato, 76 of Indiana passed away peacefully Tuesday February 2 2016 at Sunny Hill personal care home.Formally of Sewickley, PA. Pat was born August 30 1939, in Kittanning and was the daughter of the late REV. DR. James L Carraway and Marie Thompson Schaeffer Carraway. She was a graduate of Quaker Valley High School. A lifelong lover of animals, especially her cat Cocoa. She also enjoyed gardening and shopping.Pat is survived by children, 2 daughters, Tamie J Benedict and husband Mike of Pittsburgh; Kimberly A Ahern of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, And son James C Doughty IV and wife Kim Hartbauer Doughty of McMurray, PA; seven grandchildren, Robert M Benedict and wife Michelle, Vail C. & Kelsey A. Ahern; Nathan J., Christopher J., Ryan J., & Megan R. Doughty. Two great grandchildren; Aiden M. & Logan L. Benedict. A brother James E. Carraway and wife Carole of Kailua Kona Hawaii and sister Mary L. Huff and husband Tom of Indiana, and numerous Nieces, Nephews and Cousins, Fiancé Tom Bridgen & best friend Becky Bennett. Pat was preceded in death by her parents, an infant sister, 1st husband James C. Doughty III, 2nd husband ...
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2/4/2016
DANN GORMAN, 55
RAIRIGH FUNERAL HOME IN HILLSDALE
  DANN “DINGO” GORMAN OBITUARY Dann “Dingo” C. Gorman, 55, of Westover,PAdied Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at the Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, PA. The son of Norman L. and Josephine (Zigmond) Gorman, he was born on January 11, 1961 in in Punxsutawney,PA. Dann graduated from Punxsutawney High School and Jeff Tech. For twenty-eight years he was employed as a mechanic with Baker Lumber Company in Cherry Tree, PA. In the past few years, he was self-employed as a truck driver. Dann was a member of the Sons of theAmerican Legion Post #435 in Glen Campbell, PA and he was a member of the MOOSE.An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting deer and small game, as well as going dirt bike riding. In more recent years, one of his favorite hobbies was farming. He married his wife, Marina U. (Enama), on October 9, 1982. Dann is survived by his wife of twenty-three years, Marina U. (Enama) Gorman of Westover,PAand his daughter,Tiffany L.Yanity and husband Bill and his grandson, Coltin Yanity, all of Glen Campbell, PA. Also surviving are his brother,N. David Gorman and wife Kim of St. Joseph, MO; his four sisters: Karen Beatty and husband Burt of Glen Campbell, PA; Joy ...
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2/3/2016
EVA ANDERSON, 85
C. FREDERICK BOWSER FUNERAL HOME IN HOMER CITY
Eva Anderson, 85, of Homer City passed away on February 2, 2016 at Indiana Regional Medical Center in Indiana with her family at her bedside.   Eva, daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Pedzol) McCully, born in Brush Valley, PA on April 26, 1930.   She is a longtime member of Christian Missionary Alliance in Homer City.  Her hobbies were crocheting and being with family.   She was a homemaker and mother that is survived by son James and wife Doris Anderson Jr, Chris and Melissa Anderson with Cayden and Kayla; daughter Beatrice Kay and husband Terry Hull, Steph and Alan Shank with Emerson and Crosby James; daughter Debra Williamson; son Joseph “Bud” Anderson; daughter Pamela Anderson and fiancé Keith Welteroth, Josh Binnall; daughter Marsha Anderson, Sarah Davis and Cody Kaminsky with Leah Grace,  Alexis Elgin; and brother John McCully.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James Anderson Sr; parents Joseph and Margaret; and brothers William and Charles McCully. Family and friends will be received Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. At the C. Frederick Bowser Funeral Home in Homer City.  The Funeral Services ...
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