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9/26/2016
JOHN REED, 80
ROBINSON-LYTLE'S OF INDIANA
James Milton Reed, 80, of Indiana, passed away Saturday, September 24, 2016, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.   A son of the late Gabriel and Kathryn Heilbrun Reed, he was born Aug. 3, 1936, in Creekside.   Mr. Reed lived most of his life in Indiana, where he regularly attended Grace United Methodist Church.  He was a retired plasterer and a member of the Plasterers’ Local Union 31.  He was also a member of the Indiana Christmas Tree Growers Association, Dart Club and the Creekside Hunting Camp.  Mr. Reed enjoyed bowling on the International Rebels bowling team.   He is survived by his wife, Mildred McCormick Reed, of Indiana; three children: Brian L. Reed and wife Ginger, of Indiana; Michael E. Reed and wife Debra, of Indiana; and Sonya R. Fairman and husband Tom, of Creekside; eight grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth E. Wilson; and a grandchild.   Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Robinson-Lytle, Inc., where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Pastor Eric Diewald officiating.  ...
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9/26/2016
JOHN MYTRYSAK, 90
SHOEMAKER FUNERAL HOME IN BLAIRSVILLE
            John Mytrysak, 90, of Blairsville, PA passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2016.           John was the last surviving member of the Mytrysak family of 12.  He was born June 27, 1926 in Luciusboro, the son of Paul and Catherine (Urban) Mytrysak.           He married Mary Ann Gaston in 1952 and together they had two daughters, Carol A. (Dan) Brennan and Annie Lonetti, and a son, John.  Also, surviving are three grandchildren, Annie (Bernard) Pynos, Eric (Jerry) Sobota and Eddie Sobota and four great-grandchildren, Isabel, Abby, Ashley and Jacob Pynos and many special nieces and nephews.           He was a member of St. Mary’s Holy Protection Byzantine Catholic Church, Homer City, where he was very active for many years making nut rolls and perogies.  He was an active member of UMWA Local #488, Lucernemines. He was a member of BPOE #406 and VFW Post #5821, both of Blairsville, American Legion Post #0493, Homer City, Red Barn Sportsman’s Club and Coral-Graceton Sportsman’s Club.           John enlisted in the US Army during WWII. He was in Hitler’s house in Berchesgaden in the Austrian Alps and spoke of his adventures to the students at Blairsville schools.           He was a retired ...
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9/23/2016
HONEY FULMER, 87
BOWSER-MINICH FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
  HONEY SMITH FULMER, AGE 87 OF INDIANA, DIED SEPT. 21ST AT HER RESIDENCE. A funeral service for Honey Fulmer will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Bowser-Minich Funeral Home inIndiana. Entombment will follow in Oakland Cemetery.  
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9/23/2016
HOWARD LOGAN, 90
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF INDIANA
Howard W. Logan, 90, of Indiana, died Thursday, September, 22, 2016 at the Indiana Regional Medical Center. Born, September 29, 1925 in Indiana, he was the son of Howard R. and Myrtle (Klauss) Logan. He was the husband of Toy Jane (Rudolph) Logan, to whom he was married for 68 years.Howard was a graduate of Indiana High School. He worked as an insurance agent for State Farm and then for the Helwig Agency for more than 40 years, retiring in the mid-1990s.He served in the Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theater of Operations and was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 1989. He also belonged to the Indiana F & AM Franklin Lodge #313, where he was a 32nddegree Mason and a member of the Coudersport and Altoona Consistories. Howard was a member of the Indiana Borough Council for 12 years, having served as the chairman of the Public Works Committee. He was also a member of the Central Indiana Model Railroaders Club. He enjoyed railroading, square dancing and camping.In addition to his wife Toy Jane, Howard is survived by his daughters Debi Lorenzo and her husband Scott, and by Peggy Sue Adams and ...
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9/22/2016
BILLY BLYSTONE, 74
JAMES F. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME IN BLAIRSVILLE
  Billy Raymond Blystone age 74 of Blairsville, PA died on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.  In keeping with his wishes, there will be no visitation or services.  If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc., 25 W. Market St., Blairsville, PA 15717 to help with funeral costs.   
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9/22/2016
HOWARD LOGAN, 90
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF INDIANA
  HOWARD W. LOGAN, AGE 90 OFINDIANA. Arraignments for Howard Logan are being handled by the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home of Indiana.  
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9/22/2016
CAROLINA O'BRIAN, 85
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF CLYMER
Carolina “Carolyn” (Wojtowicz) O’Brien, 85, of Indiana, died, Monday, September 19th at Indiana Regional Medical Center. Born, January 5, 1931 in Spartansburg, Crawford County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Helena (Barc) Wojtowicz.  She was the widow of John Leslie O’Brien, who died in 2003.Carolyn was a 1950 graduate of Corry High School.  She was a homemaker who enjoyed flower gardening. She especially enjoyed her roses. She loved her family and friends, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She liked to play Bingo, Coffee Chat with her friends and always enjoyed attending church services at St. Andrew’s Village.She is survived by her children: Patrick D. (Nellie), of Bremerton, WA; Jonathan J., of Commodore; Joseph J.M. of Commodore; Cynthia L. Crossland (Timothy), of Commodore; and, Jodie A. O’Brien, of Punxsutawney. The following siblings also survive her: Josephine Kitson, of Kirkwood, Washington; Matthew Wojtowicz, of Spartansburg; Frances Stonedale, of Meadville; Mildred Eastman, of Corry; Wanda Maloney, of Titusville; and her twin sister, Helena Varney, of Centerville. In addition, nine grandchildren survive her.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband John; daughter Lisa Parfitt; grandson Joseph J.M. O’Brien, Jr.; brothers Louis and John Wojtowicz; and by her sister, Stella Colwes.Friends will be received on Thursday, September 22nd, from 6‐8PM at the Rairigh‐Bence Funeral Home,  of Clymer. A second visitation will be held Friday, September 23rd, from 12‐2PM. Her funeral will be held at 2PM on Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in McDowell Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 511 E. John Carpenter FreewaySuite 700, Irving, TX 75062 or online at www.madd.org
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9/22/2016
JAMES VAUGHN, 37
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF INDIANA
James M. Vaughn, 37, of Worcester, MA, formerly of Indiana, died Saturday, September 17, 2016 at his home in Massachusetts. Born June 28, 1979 in Indiana, he was a son of Larry F. Vaughn and Joan (Bellock) Vaughn of Indiana. He was a 1997 graduate of the Kiski School in Saltsburg and a 2001 graduate of IUP where he earned a degree in business.James worked with his father in the family business, Zen-Tinel Mobile Security Company of Indiana. He was an avid reader and was quite talented with graphic arts. Most of all, James was a kind hearted son, brother, uncle and friend who always cared for his family.In addition to his parents, he will be remembered by his siblings: Chris D. Vaughn & wife, Aimee, Avon, IN; Carolyn E. Geruc & husband, John, Florence, KY; Felecia A. Margraf & husband, Chris, Huntersville, NC. He is also survived by nine nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Virgil and Virginia Vaughn, and maternal grandparents, John and Laura Bellock.A memorial service will be held Friday morning at 10 AM at St. Thomas More University Parish in Indiana with Father Alan Polczynski. A memorial ...
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9/20/2016
JOHN LAZOR, 91
BOWSER-MINICH FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
  John E. Lazor, age 91 of Indiana, passed away on Monday, September 19, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.   The son of Nicholas and Mary Mizerak Lazor, he was born in 1925 in Adrian.   John was an active member of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Roman Catholic Church serving in the Choir and as an Usher for 50 years.  He was also a member of St. Vincent DePaul where he volunteered with the Love Basket for 15 years.  A member of the Knights of Columbus 4th degree Counsel #1481, he served as a former Commander and Faithfull Navigator.  He also volunteered for the Toys for Tots program with the VFW Post #1989 where he was a lifetime member.   A proud veteran of WW II, he served in the US Marine Corps as a Corporal with the VMB Squadron 611 in the South Pacific.   John was first employed as a coal miner and then he worked for the Indiana Gazette for 15 years.  He was then self-employed as a builder and contractor for 40 years.  He was an avid walker, Pirate fan, gardener, and enjoyed antiquing. John was generous to those in need in both his family ...
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9/18/2016
ANTHONY BRUNETTA, 82
Anthony V. Brunetta, age 82, of Indiana, died Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Indiana Regional Medical Center.  He was born in 1934 in Wilkinsburg, to Andriano and Rose Marie (Miletto) Lamanna Brunetta. Anthony was first employed by Federal Laboratories in Tunnelton as draftsman and more recently was employed as a maintenance supervisor for 28 years by Penelec at the Keystone Generation Station until his retirement. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing especially at Sinnemahoning, and vegetable gardening. Anthony is survived by one daughter and one son, Vicki Brunetta and husband John Parrish, The Woodlands, TX; Anthony A. and wife Tammie, Indiana; six grandchildren, Jennifer Parrish and companion John Kebodeaux, Matthew Parrish and wife Diane, Anthony Parrish and wife Lisa; Heather Redinger and husband Todd, Benjamin Brunetta; two great-granddaughters, Taylor and Mackenzie Redinger; one brother and one sister, Eugene “Skip” Brunetta and wife Ruth, Grand Rapids, MN; one sister, Josephine Rebyanski, Cabot; and by a special friend Neila Riggle, Salina. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Patricia L. (Byrne) Brunetta in 2012, and by the following siblings, Tony, Mike, Carmen, Joe, Frank, and Rose Lamanna. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 3 to 7 P.M. at the Bowser-Minich Funeral Home, Indiana.   A private graveside service ...
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9/18/2016
HARRY MELVIN STEWART, 94
Harry Melvin Stewart, 94, of Brush Valley, completed his journey home when he died peacefully, Thursday, 15 Septemberat his home in Brush Valley, PA. He was born in 1922, in Dilltown to Joshua Harrison and Blanche (Tomb) Stewart. Melvin lived in Brush Valley, PA his entire life. He was a graduate of Armagh High School and the International Correspondence School with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He was an Army Veteran having served during WW2. Melvin was employed by Bethlehem Steel in Johnstown, PA where he worked for 42 years until his retirement. He was known as a handyman and frequently could be found around Brush Valley helping to repair electrical wiring, pumps and furnaces for his friends and neighbors. He was a member of the Brush Valley United Methodist Church and an officer in the Brush Valley Cemetery Association for many years. He also served for 18 years as a board member of the United School District Board of Education during which time they constructed the current High School building. Melvin was a loving and devoted husband and father. He is survived by his wife of over 69 years Miriam (Sauers) Stewart, daughters, Carol (Bert) Moore of New Brighton and Kim (Cory) Chambers of Glenford, OH; sons Mark (Mona) Stewart ...
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9/18/2016
JAMES FRANCIS YANITY, 84
James Francis Yanity, 84 of Indiana, died at his home on Saturday, September 17, 2016. Born July 13,1932 in Lucerne Mines, he was a son of the late Peter M. Yanity, and Irene E. (DeChurch) Yanity. He was the husband of Mary L. (Hewitt) Yanity, whom he married December 5, 1970. They were married for 45 years.Jim was a graduate of Homer City High School and attended classes at Indiana State Teachers College (IUP) before taking classes at the Art Institute in Pittsburgh. He was the former owner and operator of the Penny Blue Gallery in Indiana and worked at the L. Robert Kimball Consulting Engineering Firm. Jim was also a Private First Class in the U.S Army, serving during the Korean War.He enjoyed painting landscapes as well as drawing. In addition, Jim was an avid stamp collector.He was a member of the Indiana Art Association; Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County; and the American Philatelic Society.In addition to his wife, Mary, he is survived by his three children: Daniel J. Yanity & wife Megan, Butler; Amy Jo Yanity & husband Jon Lunn, Columbia, SC; and William J. Yanity, Pittsburgh. Jim is also survived by ...
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9/16/2016
LOUISE MOREAU, 85
ROBINSON-LYTLE'S OF INDIANA
Louise C. Moreau, 85, ofIndiana, passed away Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, atForbesRegionalHospitalinMonroeville.   A daughter of the late James Edward and Edna Ripple Carnahan, she was born June 30, 1931, in Salina.   Mrs. Moreau was a 1949 graduate of Bell Township High School.  Louise was a dedicated homemaker, who spent the early years of her marriage raising seven children.  Her family was the hub of her life.  She urged all of her children to get involved in many activities and would rarely miss an event.  Louise was a member of the B.P.O. Elks 931 Ladies Auxiliary and the Catholic Daughters of America.  She attended the St. Jerome Roman Catholic Church in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida and St. Thomas More University Parish in Indiana.  Louise enjoyed baking, playing golf and attending sporting events to watch her children and grandchildren.  She was a master bridge player, loved a good game of Scrabble and a good crossword puzzle (New York Times).  While in Florida, she served as president of the Lake Placid Golf League.  In her life, everything came back to her family.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother of 20 and great grandmother of 20.   She is survived by ...
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9/15/2016
JO ANNE CHODOCK, 70
ROBINSON-LYTLE'S OF INDIANA
  Jo Anne Rubin Chodock, 70, of Cheswick, passed away Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, at the Communities at Indian Haven.    A daughter of Samuel K. and Nathalia “Sissy” Buchman Rubin, she was born Sept. 27, 1945, in Indiana.   Mrs. Chodock was a 1963 graduate of Indiana High School and graduated with a degree in Art from York Community College.  She was employed in the commercial arts industry.  Mrs. Chodock was a member of the Beth Israel Synagogue in Indiana.  She enjoyed drawing, painting, planning parties and cooking for parties.  Mrs. Chodock had many friends who will miss her dearly.   She is survived by two children: Danielle Merkle, of Tampa, Fla.; Traci Chodock, of Pittsburgh; and a brother, Jay Y. Rubin, of Indiana.   She was preceded in death by her parents.   Friends will be received Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. at Robinson-Lytle, Inc., Indiana.  Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery.   The family kindly suggests memorial contributions be made to VNA/Hospice, 850 Hospital Road, Suite 3000, Indiana, PA 15701. www.robinsonlytleinc.com
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9/15/2016
LOUISE MOREAU, 85
ROBINSON-LYTLE'S OF INDIANA
Louise C. Moreau, 85, ofIndiana, passed away Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, atForbesRegionalHospitalinMonroeville.   A daughter of the late James Edward and Edna Ripple Carnahan, she was born June 30, 1931, inSalina.   Mrs. Moreau was a 1949 graduate ofBellTownshipHigh School.  Louise was a dedicated homemaker, who spent the early years of her marriage raising seven children.  Her family was the hub of her life.  She urged all of her children to get involved in many activities and would rarely miss an event.  Louise was a member of the B.P.O. Elks 931 Ladies Auxiliary and the Catholic Daughters of America.  She attended the St. Jerome Roman Catholic Church inIndian Rocks Beach,Floridaand St. Thomas More University Parish inIndiana.  Louise enjoyed baking, playing golf and attending sporting events to watch her children and grandchildren.  She was a master bridge player, loved a good game of Scrabble and a good crossword puzzle (New York Times).  While inFlorida, she served as president of the Lake Placid Golf League.  In her life, everything came back to her family.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother of 20 and great grandmother of 20.   She is survived by seven children: Kathy Fulmer and husband Dave, of Largo, ...
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