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Allegheny County

Bobak, Patricia M. 74

  • Formerly of White Oak
  • Born: 1940-12-27
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Patricia Marie (Smith) Bobak, 74, formerly of White Oak, passed peacefully Wednesday, March 25, 2015. She was born Dec. 27, 1940, in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Russell and Rachel (Oliver) Smith and was also preceded in her beloved husband, Ronald Paul Bobak. Pat enjoyed spending time with her family and was a caregiver to all. She will be greatly missed. She was a loving mother of Mark (Lisa) Bobak, of North Huntingdon, Randy (Diana) Bobak, of Irwin, and Lisa (Jim) Rainey, of North Huntingdon; cherished grandmother of Josh and Jake Bobak, Corey and Haylee Bobak and Reno and Reanna Rainey; sister of Sarah Roper, of McKeesport; sister-in-law of Arlene (the late Paul) Williams, of McKeesport; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Gary Mitrik officiating. Entombment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to Alzheimer's Research, 1011 Old Salem Road, Greensburg, PA 15601 or Greater Works Outreach, 301 College Park Drive, Monroeville, PA 15146. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Skavronski, Dolores 87

  • Wilmerding
  • Died: 2015-03-23
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Dolores "Dolly" (Woynik) Skavronski, 87, of Wilmerding, died Monday, March 23, 2015. She was a devoted member of St. Jude the Apostle Church and will be fondly remembered as being a very loving mother, grandmother and friend. She was a daughter of the late George and Helen Woynik; wife of the late John Skavronski; beloved mother of Matthew (Kim) Skavronski, Robert J. "Bob" (Lynette Deaver) Skavronski, John Skavronski and Nancy (Guy) Farruggia; cherished grandmother of Madison Farruggia, Lauren Farruggia, Brian Farruggia and Alec Skavronski; sister of the late Kenneth (Dorothy) Woynik; aunt of Kathy (George) Padezan, the late Kristine (surviving husband, Doug) Marguriet; great-aunt of April Padezan, Kristina Padezan and Danielle (Robert) Marco; and great-great-aunt of Sierra and Tyler. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, PA 15148, 412-824-4332. Prayer service will be held at 9 a.m. Friday in the funeral home followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Jude the Apostle Church. Interment will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery.
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Westmoreland County

Antonishen, Jonathan R. 22

  • Acme
  • Born: 1992-12-30
  • Died: 2015-03-23
  • Funeral Home: Hoffer, Norvelt | Get Directions
  • Jonathan Ryan "Anto" Antonishen, 22, of Acme, passed away Monday, March 23, 2015. Born Dec. 30, 1992, in Mt. Pleasant, he was the son of Walter and Terri (Noel) Antonishen. His passion in life was football. His football career began as a Norvelt Colt. He continued on to be a prominent and proud member and captain of the Mt. Pleasant Viking football family. Jonathan was a senior at Geneva Christian College. He continued his football career as a starting defensive lineman for three of his four years. He was also a dedicated member of the track and field team. Football was his life and his teammates were his family. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Nick; maternal grandmother, Linda Noel "mom-mom" and Tony Avampato; paternal grandmother, Helen Jane Zeman and Joseph, and paternal grandfather, Roy Noel "pap", Aunt Tracy and Uncle Ralph Scurci and their sons, Dominic and Demetri; Uncle Frank Antonishen and Margie and his sons, Stephen and Michael; Aunt Terri Eicher "Aunt T" and uncle Ken and their son, Justin; and Jonathan's beloved dog, Titan. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Frank Antonishen. Jonathan was a conscientious student, hard worker and promising engineer. Whether you met him only once or were a longtime friend, his bigger than life personality left a lasting impression. His infectious smile lit up a room. He was the perfect son, the most genuine friend and the greatest big brother and role model to Nick. Nick and Jon had a bond between one another that most brothers never experience. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, 2245 Mt. Pleasant Road, Norvelt, PA 15674, where his funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. with Jeff Swanson officiating. In lieu of flowers, keep his legacy alive. Contributions can be made to the Anto Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 313, Pleasant Unity, PA 15676.
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Bigler, Daniel M. 88

  • Penn Township
  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Lindsay-Jobe, Harrison City | Get Directions
  • Daniel Mark Bigler, 88, of Penn Township, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, at his residence. Daniel is survived by his beloved spouse of 64 years, Doris (Chew) Bigler; a son, Daniel M. (Randie) Bigler; a daughter, Sandy (John) Randolph; two grandchildren, Joshua Murphy and Nathan Bigler; and four great-grandchildren, Madelin and Mason Murphy and Ashley and Logan Bigler. He was preceded in death by his brother, William Bigler. Dan retired from the Westinghouse Benolite in Manor after 25 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion in Manor and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity in Jeannette. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the LINDSAY-JOBE FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City (724 744-2721). Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, Jeannette, with the Rev. Susan Luttner officiating. Everyone please meet at the church. Burial will follow at Twin Valley Memorial Park. The family kindly suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, 211 E. Gaskill Ave., Jeannette, PA 15644. Online condolences can be given at www.Lindsay-JobeFuneralHome.com.
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Brunozzi, Daniel F. 83

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1931-08-07
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Daniel F. Brunozzi, 83, of Latrobe, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He was born Aug. 7, 1931, in Crabtree, a son of the late Eliodoro Brunozzi and Maria (DeFabo) Brunozzi. Daniel was a member of Holy Family Church. He was retired from Kennametal Inc. and had been a Navy veteran, having served in the Korean War. Daniel played football for the former Latrobe Zimbo's and baseball for St. Anthony's Club. He was a member of BPO Elks No. 907 and F.O. Eageles No. 01188 and was an avid golfer and enjoyed bowling. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Ida Brunozzi, Grace Nanni, Rose O'Rourke and Edith Marini; and one brother, Frank Brunozzi. He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice (Colish) Brunozzi, of Latrobe; one son, Daniel Brunozzi and his wife, Janet, of Greensburg; one daughter, Marie Klotz and her husband, Paul, of Dallas, Texas; one brother, Domenick Brunozzi and his wife, Estelle, of Greensboro, N.C.; one sister, Elizabeth Rose, of Philadelphia; four grandchildren, Joshua Klotz, Danielle Brunozzi, Hannah Klotz and Michael Brunozzi; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. Military services will be conducted at 9:15 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home by the American Legion Post No. 515 and VFW Posts No. 3414 and No. 444. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Church with the Very Rev. Daniel C. Mahoney, VF, as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Church for the Church Restoration Fund or to the American Alzheimer's Association. To sign our online guestbook, send condolences or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit www.lopatich.com.
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Cable, Richard C. 68

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1947-02-05
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Richard C. Cable, 68, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015. He was born Feb. 5, 1947, in Monroeville, a son of the late Thomas R. and Lois R. (Lucas) Cable. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Irwin. He retired as a case worker for the Department of Welfare in McKeesport. He was a member of the 8th Air Force Historical Society, the Camp "B" in Pitcairn and liked NASCAR, World War II history and camping. Family meant everything to Richard, and he enjoyed spending time with his church family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Jack Pry. He is survived by his wife of more than 39 years, Karla F. (Wilson) Cable; brother, Robert (Lisa) Cable, of Dunham, N.C.; sister-in-law, Charlene Pry and Deborah (Gregory) Gibala; niece, Amanda Brown, Janeen (Ryan) Emsurak and Marci (James) Barrow; nephews, Jason and Joshua Cable; and great-nephews and nieces. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where everyone will gather for a funeral service at 2 p.m. Saturday with Pastor Cindy Lindow officiating. Interment to follow at Restland Memorial Park, Monroeville. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Campbell, James T. 84

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1931-01-08
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • James T. Campbell, 84, of Ligonier, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in the Bethlen Home. He was born Jan. 8, 1931, in Latrobe, a son of the late Walter and Mildred (Hirz) Campbell. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Walter, Robert, William and Richard Campbell; and a sister, Marjorie Bassett. Prior to retirement, Jim worked part-time for the Ligonier Township Police Department, and served as the Ligonier Borough chief of police for 25 years. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, the Fraternal Order of Police and the Westmoreland County Law Enforcement Officers Association. He was an Army veteran and belonged to the Byers-Tosh American Legion Post No. 267. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Joanna (Withrow) Campbell; his three children, Deborah Bastyr and her husband, Randy, of Minnesota, James Campbell Jr. and his wife, Karen, of Ligonier, and Robert Campbell and his wife, Carrie, of Derry; seven grandchildren, Heather, Joseph (Carrie), Christopher (Katrina), Kirsten (Patrick), Megan, Caleb and Robert; seven great-grandchildren, Anna, Hailey, Chloe, Sophia, Isabelle, Kaden and Weston; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Ligonier. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Holy Trinity Church, with Father John Fiorska as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Ligonier Valley Cemetery. Jim's family would like to thank everyone at the Bethlen Home for all their care and compassion, especially the 200 Wing.
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Costello Sr., Charles R. 95

  • Formerly of Jeannette
  • Born: 1920-02-13
  • Died: 2015-03-23
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Charles R. Costello Sr., formerly of Jeannette, passed peacefully from this life on Monday, March 23, 2015, at the Greensburg Care Center. He was 95 years old at his passing. He was born Feb. 13, 1920, in Manor, a son of the late William and Marie DuFour Costello. He was the last survivor and oldest male of seven siblings. Charles was a World War II veteran who saw extensive combat in the South Pacific Theater aboard the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill, where he was a tail gunner on a TBF Avenger torpedo bomber. A true hero of the war, he was the recipient of seven air medals, a Presidential Unit Citation and three Distinguished Flying Crosses, one of which was for being in the lead squadron which attacked, and sunk, the Japanese battleship Yamato, the largest Japanese battleship ever built. Following his honorable discharge, Charles returned home and married Rose Marie DePaul, of Grapeville, where they raised five children. While never able to attend college himself, Charley was nevertheless a widely read man as well as an excellent woodcarver. He instilled the values of education and hard work into his children, who all became successful in their chosen careers. Charley worked for 35 years at the Edgar Thomson Division of the U.S. Steel Corp., where he worked in management. He was a lifelong member of Ascension Roman Catholic Church, Jeannette, and for years helped with their spaghetti dinners. Charley was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Rose Marie; a son, Joseph Chick; a son, Dennis William Costello, DMD; and a daughter-in-law, Debra Mae Weiskircher Costello. He is survived by his daughters, Paula Dill and husband, Frank, of San Francisco, Calif., Janet Zabkar and husband, William, of Columbus, Ohio, and Linda Costello, of Latrobe; a son, Charles R. Costello Jr., DMD, of Greensburg; grandchildren, Laura Dill, Franklin Dill and wife, Genelle, all of San Francisco, Calif., Adam Zabkar, of Columbus, Ohio, Erin Costello Reese, M.D. and husband, Adam, of Girard, Damon Costello and wife, Kirsten, of Bel Air, Md., Jaclyn Costello, M.D. and fiance, Navy Lt. Dustin Wood, of Fallon, Nev., Andrew Costello and wife, Katie, of Greensburg, and Patrick Costello, of Pittsburgh, as well as several great-grandchildren. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette. A blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Father Paul A. Lisik presiding. Interment with military honors will follow in St. Vincent Cemetery, Latrobe.
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Garris, Ronald R. 54

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1960-12-14
  • Died: 2015-03-22
  • Funeral Home: Sparks-Griffin, Lake Orion, Mich. | Get Directions
  • Ronald R. Garris, 54, of Greensburg and Oak Park, Mich., died Sunday, March 22, 2015, at St. John Providence Hospital in Michigan. He was born Dec. 14, 1960, in Greensburg, a son of Donald and Joyce Garris. He was a member of Hempfield Church of Christ. He is survived by his two sons, Ryan Garris and his fiancee, Sydney Elliott, of Clarkston, Mich., and Rustin Garris, of Waterford, Mich., and their mother, Linda (Greenlaw) Garris; his parents, Donald and Joyce Garris, of Derry; three brothers, Raymond Garris, of Derry, Roger and wife, Lori (Taylor) Garris, of Latrobe, and Robert and wife, Cristy (Mellott) Garris, of Lovettsville, Va.; a sister, Rhonda Anderson and husband, Travis, of Latrobe; several nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles; and many cousins. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday for a memorial service at Hempfield Church of Christ, 144 Hugh Black Road, Greensburg, PA 15601, with Pastor Mike Hazelton officiating. Interment will be private. Arrangements are being handled by SPARKS-GRIFFIN FUNERAL HOME in Lake Orion, Mich.
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Greenawalt, Lillian A. 96

  • Acme
  • Born: 1918-05-22
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Saloom- Rega, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Lillian A. Greenawalt, 96, of Acme, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at her home. Lillian was born May 22, 1918, in Scottdale, the daughter of the late Walter and Agnes Parfit Wilson. Lillian was a member of the Mt. Joy Church of the Brethren, Mt. Pleasant. Surviving are her children, Walter Greenawalt, of Mt. Pleasant, James Greenawalt and wife, Shirley, of Kecksburg, and Shirley Ritenour and husband, Harrold, of Acme; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a half sister, Virgie Etling, of Mt. Pleasant; also numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, Berzy Greenawalt in 1987; and a brother, William Wilson. The family is inviting friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday to SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE, 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, 724-547-2122, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Charles Whipple officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Joy Cemetery. Please visit Lillian's online memorial at www.saloom-rega.com to sign the condolence guestbook. Richard Rega, funeral director.
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Grimm, Edward 86

  • Acme
  • Born: 1928-10-05
  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Melcroft | Get Directions
  • Edward Grimm, 86, of Acme, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 26, 2015, in the Eicher's Family Home, Normalville. He was born Oct. 5, 1928, in Bobtown, Greene County, a son of the late Sarah Grimm Hardy. Edward was a longtime resident of Acme. He was a graduate of Connellsville High School with the class of 1948. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a carpenter for Franco Construction. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the Army and attended the Clinton Church of God. Edward will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his loving children, Peggy Grimm Mansberry, of Normalville, and Kerry Grimm and wife, Robin, of Mill Run; his son-in-law, David Mansberry, of Everson; his grandchildren, Edward Ritenour and wife, Becky, of Indian Head, Lori Geyer and husband, Michael, of Moon Township, Robert Grimm and girlfriend, Heather Prinkey, of Mill Run, Michael Grimm and girlfriend, Heather Richter, of Connellsville, and Brent Grimm and girlfriend, Sarah, of Acme; his great-grandchildren, Alyssa Ritenour, Jacob and Madison Grimm, Greyson Geyer, and Aubrey Grimm. Edward was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In addition to his parents, Edward was predeceased by his wife, Mae F. Richter Grimm, in 2010; and his grandparents, James and Myrtle Grimm, who helped raise him. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., at the corner of Route 711 and 146 Municipal Building Road, Melcroft (724-455-2310), where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Joseph Wingrove Jr. officiating. Interment will be in the Normalville Cemetery. To leave a message or send condolences, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Harris, Reida J. 87

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1927-10-04
  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Reida J. (Hursh) Harris, 87, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, March 26, 2015, in the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Oct. 4, 1927, in Larimer, a daughter of the late Blair and Matilda (Ridley) Hursh. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a home health care nurse's aide. She was a member of the Larimer Fire Hall Ladies Auxiliary, and supported PAL and NCAA girls sports. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold O. Harris; brothers, James "Buddy," Paul, Blair "Junior" and Cliff Hursh. Surviving are a daughter, Vicky Bertolina and her husband, Paul, of North Huntingdon, and Trudy Painter; son, Harold Harris; grandchildren, Paul and wife, Wendy, Christy, Shanna and husband, James, Matthew and wife, Susan, Jesse and husband, Adam, and Jared; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Evelyn Galla and Dolores Tornblom and husband, James; and several nieces and nephews. Reida's family wishes to express their appreciation and thanks to the Viaquest Hospice for the loving care they gave to Reida. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in the Irwin union Cemetery North Huntingdon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Viaquest Hospice, 612 Park Ave., Monongahela, PA 15063. To send online condolences, please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Krupey, Mary 85

  • Formerly of Grapeville
  • Born: 1929-08-04
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Mary (Pyren) Krupey, 85, a resident of Hempfield Manor, formerly of Grapeville, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015. She was born Aug. 4, 1929, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Wasil and Helen Pyren. Mary was a member of the St. Cyril and Methodist Russian Orthodox Church in Jeannette. She was a former member and past president of the Grapeville PTA and a past Girl Scout Leader. In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband, Steven Krupey, in 2002; a sister, Elizabeth Verostko; and brothers, Theodore, Max, Phillip, Wesley and Steve Pyren. She is survived by her children, Patricia A. Avolio, of Grapeville, Susan L. Wilder and husband, Richard, of Virginia Beach Va., and William N. Krupey and wife, Michelle, of Ramer, Tenn.; grandchildren, David Avolio, Nicholas Krupey and wife, DeAndre, Patrick Krupey, and Jessica and Nathan Wilder; a great-grandson, William Avolio; three great-granddaughters, Elana, Andria and O'Lora Krupey; a sister, Helen St. Pierre and husband, Joseph Claude; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staffs of Hempfield Manor and Ridgeview Residential Care for the excellent and compassionate care that Mom received. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette. Parastas services will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. A funeral service will take place at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the St. Cyril and Methodius Church with Father Lawrence Daniels presiding. Interment will follow in the Jeannette Memorial Park, Penn Township.
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Lekawa, Robert E. 81

  • Unity Township
  • Born: 1933-05-14
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Gaut-Bacha, Pleasant Unity | Get Directions
  • Robert E. Lekawa, 81, of Unity Township, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Nature Park Commons, Hempfield Township. He was born May 14, 1933, in Nanty Glo, a son of the late Henry and Catherine (Cipiloski) Lekawa. Prior to retirement, Bob was a registered architect, having owned and operated the former Lekawa Associates, a well-known and respected architectural firm in the region. He enjoyed flying his airplane and was an avid golfer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Henry, Stanley, Theodore, Raymond and Marion Lekawa; and two sisters, Helen Massena and Julia Curry. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Thelma L. (Rummell) Lekawa; four children, Karen Kaszycki and husband, Adolph, of Greensburg, Diane Mays and husband, Robert, of Greensburg, Robert Lekawa Jr. and wife, Stefanie, of Latrobe, and Terry Masarik and husband, George, of Greensburg; six grandchildren, Kelly Snodgrass and husband, Steve, Mandy Kaszycki, Emily Salandro and husband, Michael, Danielle Mays, Kevin Lekawa and Bryan Lekawa; four great-grandchildren, Colin, Owen, Simon and Maxwell; and several nieces and nephews. A private memorial service will be held for the family. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to your favorite charity. GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., Pleasant Unity, in charge of arrangements. www.gaut-bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Levine, Holly A. 45

  • Mount Pleasant
  • Born: 1969-12-23
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Holly A. Meredith Levine, 45, of Mt. Pleasant, died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in the Excela Health-Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Holly was born Dec. 23, 1969, in Washington, the daughter of James and Kathy Grimm Meredith. She was a member of Living Waters Church of Irwin. Holly was a 1988 graduate of the Mt. Pleasant Area School District. She is survived by her loving family, her parents, James and Kathy Grimm Meredith, of Mt. Pleasant; her beloved children, Kyle A. Levine and Bailey R. Levine, both at home; and by her sister and brother, Beth A. Dixson and her husband, William, of Moorsville, N.C., and Jamey B. Meredith II and his wife, Dana, of Corry. Holly is also survived by her paternal grandmother, Dolores P. Meredith, of Washington. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, James Meredith; and by her maternal grandparents, Luther J. and Melva Grimm. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. Additional visitation will be held from 2 until 5 p.m., Saturday, the time of her funeral service with Pastor Steve Bane officiating in the Mt. Pleasant Church of God, 936 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. Private Interment will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.
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Liptak, Barbara A. 68

  • Derry Township
  • Born: 1946-08-21
  • Died: 2015-03-20
  • Funeral Home: McCabe, Derry | Get Directions
  • Barbara A. Hirschinger Liptak, 68, of Derry Township, formerly of Collier Township, passed away peacefully Friday, March 20, 2015, in Latrobe. She was born Aug. 21, 1946, in Pittsburgh, daughter of William and Virginia Urbanik Hirschinger. Barbara was a devoted mother and grandmother and loved spending time with her family. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Stephen Liptak; and her father, William Hirschinger. She is survived by her daughter, Diana Scott-Thomas (Carl), of New Alexandria; her two grandsons, Walter and Brian Scott; her mother, Virginia Hirschinger; and sister-in-law, Roy Lyn Smith and family. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. Third Ave., Derry, where a service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Bruce Gorski officiating, followed by entombment in the St. Clair Cemetery Mausoleum, Greensburg. Barbara's family would like to thank the staff at Latrobe Health and Rehabilitation and Heartland Hospice for their compassion and support. Online condolences may be made to www.mccabefuneralhomes.com.
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Manchester, David R. 72

  • Delmont
  • Born: 1942-07-16
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Vaia, Delmont | Get Directions
  • David R. Manchester III, of Delmont, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015. He was born July 16, 1942, in Pittsburgh, to the late David R. Jr. and Eleanor (Peacock) Manchester. Dave was a Delmont resident for the past 30 plus years. He was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, Academy of Model Aeronautics and Murrysville Area Radio Control Society. Survivors include his daughter, Kimberly Manchester Armendariz; brothers, Bill (Wilma) and Bob (BJ); sister, Shirley Franz (Cliff); grandchildren, Cody, Dylan, Jesse and Josey Manchester; great-grandchild, Maddox Manchester; and many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC., 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, (724-468-1177). The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Interment will be in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to First United Church of Christ, Millvale, 425 North Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15209. Please write "D. Manchester" on check memo line. To send online expressions of sympathy, obtain grief support information or directions, please visit www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.
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Mangan, Gene R. 76

  • Formerly of Jeannette
  • Died: 2015-03-23
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  • Gene R. Mangan, 76, of Lake Worth, Fla., passed away Monday, March 23, 2015. Gene was born Aug. 30, 1938, in Greensburg. He joined the Army when he was 18, was honorably discharged after an injury to his ears while marching next to a tank. He then joined Westinghouse Air-Brake and later worked as a glass worker at American Saint Gobain in Jeannette. He also was an account executive in advertising sales for the News Dispatch. He became a licensed realtor and real estate investor in Greensburg and later in West Palm Beach, Fla., where he and his wife resided for the past 30 years. He also worked at the world famous Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Fla., and hosted a steady stream of family and friends as they visited South Florida. Gene and his wife, Leona, were married for 57 years, or as Gene used to say "114 years, 57 years each". They traveled and enjoyed many cruises throughout the Caribbean and to Mexico. Gene was an active member of the Notre Dame Club of Greensburg and organized club trips to Notre Dame football games. Both his son, Patrick, and his granddaughter, Marlena, graduated from Notre Dame. His grandson, Patrick II, earned a management certificate from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza School of Business. His granddaughter, Hannah, attends St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, Ind., where she is studying to be a registered nurse. Patrick II earned a Black Belt in karate' when he was just 13. Hannah and Katie are decorated gymnasts. Hannah was a state champion gymnast. Katie is also a champion cheersport competitor. They had one son, Patrick E. Mangan, whose wife, Denise, passed away in 2009; and four grandchildren, Marlena, Patrick II, Hannah and Katie. His son is an ordained minister and has traveled around the world as a missionary evangelist, has raised over 30 million dollars for charity and has helped put 11 Christian repeater radio stations on the air in the heartland of Indiana and Michigan. Gene's son is also the executive vice president of The Sergio Corporation, which owns and operates one of the leading disaster restoration companies in the country, First Response. He also serves as the executive director of citizens for Community Values of Indiana. Gene's oldest granddaughter, Marlena, is married to Rich Sypel, and is a teacher and has two daughters, Alexa and Addison. In addition to his wife, son, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Gene is survived by two sisters, Jacqueline (Richard Vaccaro), and Joyce (John Deblasio); and four aunts, Grace Tickle, Flo Dorohovich, Gertie Herman and Yolanda Streussnig. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Verna Mangan; and his brother, Patrick Kelly Mangan. Gene was a popular entertainer in his early years and one of the first to sing and perform on television in the late 1950's in Pittsburgh. Gene loved being a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved his family and his Savior Jesus Christ. Gene was a born again Christian who readily shared his faith in Jesus with everyone he met. He always had a song and a conversation for anyone. When he would meet a waitress and find out her first name, he would routinely begin to belt out a song that featured her name. Gene did not say goodbye but rather "see you later" to those he expected to be reunited with in Heaven. Gene filled the room with his spirit of joy and love of life and will be both missed and remembered by those he touched. A wake service will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015, at TILLMAN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, 2170 S. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, Fla. The family will receive friends from 5:30 until service time Thursday at the funeral home. A graveside service with military honors will take place at 10:45 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015, at South Florida National Cemetery, 6501 S. State Road 7, Lake Worth. If attending the graveside service, please assemble at the cemetery in Lane No. 3 by 10:35 a.m.
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McLean, Gail 88

  • Mt. Pleasant Township
  • Born: 1926-09-05
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Gaut-Bacha, Pleasant Unity | Get Directions
  • Gail McLean, 88, of Mt. Pleasant Township, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at her home. She was born Sept. 5, 1926, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Harry T. and Thelma (Farmer) McLean. Gail was a graduate of Latrobe Hospital School of Nursing and Lakeside School of Anesthesiology at Case Western Reserve University. Prior to retirement, she was a registered nurse anesthetist at McKeesport Hospital, and she was a member of Latrobe United Presbyterian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Harold E. McLean. She is survived by a nephew and several friends. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 2072 Route 130, Pleasant Unity, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Donald W. Graff officiating. Interment will follow in Donegal Cemetery. www.gaut-bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Shrader, Clarence R. 87

  • South Greensburg
  • Born: 1928-02-19
  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Barnhart, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Clarence R. "Chub" Shrader Sr., 87, of South Greensburg, died Thursday, March 26, 2015. He was born Feb. 19, 1928, in Tower Hill, a son of the late John D. and Marie Albert Shrader. He was a member of South Greensburg United Methodist Church. Prior to retirement, he was a supervisor for PPG Industries. He was a former councilman and past council president for the Borough of South Greensburg. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Clarence "Rick" Shrader Jr.; and two sisters, Ruth Mates and Buellah Hale. Chub is survived by his wife, Elizabeth J. Leasure Shrader; a son, Jeffrey A. (Diane) Shrader, of Greensburg; two grandchildren, John L. "Jack" (Michelle) Shrader, of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and Erin A. Shrader, of Greensburg; and three great-grandchildren, Tyler, Ryan and Kylie Shrader. Family and friends will be received from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For online condolences, visit www.BarnhartFuneralHome.com.
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Smith, Vera M. 89

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1925-05-18
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Dodson, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Vera M. (Medsger) Smith, 89, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015. She was born May 18, 1925, in West Newton, a daughter of the late John Ross and Rachel Weisel Medsger. Vera was baptized at the First Church of God in West Newton and was an active lifelong member of the church. She served as the church treasurer for many years. Vera worked at many different places over her life. She was a waitress at Sweeneys Restaurant, a book keeper at a motel in McKeesport and a book keeper and clerk at Drugland in Rostraver Township until the store closed. She loved playing bingo and visiting the local casinos. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orbin R. Smith, in 1987; a sister, Ruth Thorne; and two brothers, John Ross Medsger Jr. and George Medsger. Vera is survived by her two daughters, Barbara Suchko and her husband, Ed, of West Newton, and Norma Dey and her husband, Wes, of Greensburg; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Medsger, in West Newton. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the RICHARD F. DODSON MEMORIAL HOME, 213 Main St., West Newton. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the First Church of God with the Rev. Elizabeth Dunlap presiding. Interment will follow in the West Newton Cemetery. Go directly to the church on Saturday. Memorial Contributions may be made to the First Church of God, 157 N. Second Street, West Newton, PA 15089.
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Weis, Jeffrey L. 60

  • South Greensburg
  • Born: 1954-11-11
  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • Jeffrey L. Weis, 60, of South Greensburg, died Thursday, March 26, 2015, at home. He was born Thursday, Nov. 11, 1954, in Greensburg, son of Ruth L. (Elder) Weis, Greensburg, and the late Thomas E. Weis. He graduated from Greensburg Salem, class of 1972. He served in the Army. He was a member of Midway St Clair Firemen's Club, the South Greensburg Hunt Club, the SNPJ, the APA Pool League, the Midway Pool League, and the Midway Golf League. He enjoyed driving his 2003 Mustang convertible and working outside. He worked as a foreman for Lamar Advertising of Pittsburgh before retiring in 2010. Surviving are his wife, Catherine (Booth) Weis; and three daughters, Aimee Barnett and husband, Drew, Southwest Greensburg, Beth Ann Weis, Jeannette, and Carrie Weis, South Greensburg; three brothers, Thomas E. Weis III and wife, Vickie, Greensburg, Michael A. Weis and friend Rose, Baltimore, Md., Mark D. Weis and wife, Dianne, Greensburg; a nephew, Ian; and his cats, Tyson and Harlee. He was preceded in death by a niece, Tressa. Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 29, and from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, March 30, at the at the C. RICHARD MCCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., 101 S. Fourth St., Youngwood. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2015, at C. Richard McCauley Funeral Home Inc., with Pastor John Smaligo officiating. Military funeral rites will be accorded by the Armbrust Veterans Association. Contributions may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 100 W. Station Square Drive, No. 215, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. www.crmfh.com
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Wislosky, John 89

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1926-02-23
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • John Wislosky, 89, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015. He was born Feb. 23, 1926, in Trafford, a son of the late Stephen and Catherine (Marchyn) Wislosky. He was a self-employed electrical, heating and air conditioning specialist. He served in the Army Air Corps and enjoyed bowling. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of more than 50 years, Gail L. (Dulany) Wislosky; son, John B. Wislosky; and brothers, Nick and David Wislosky. He is survived by his children, Cheryl (Bill) Nimmo, of East Providence, R.I., and David (Lynette) Wislosky, of North Huntingdon; grandchildren, Matthew Nimmo, Jessica (Adam) Stadler and Kelly and Nathan Wislosky; two great-grandchildren; and sisters, Mary Dutka, of Monroeville, and Dorothy Dutka, of North Huntingdon. Friends and family will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where everyone will gather for a funeral service at noon Saturday with Pastor Randy Caperton officiating. Interment will follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon Township. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Fayette County

Leonard Sr., John E. 83

  • Dawson
  • Born: 1931-06-13
  • Died: 2015-03-20
  • Funeral Home: Fink, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • John Edward Leonard Sr., 83, of Dawson, died Friday, March 20, 2015, at his home. He was born June 13, 1931, in Dawson, a son of the late James Edward Leonard and Elizabeth Gertrude (Bordas) Leonard. He graduated in 1949 from Connellsville Area High School. After, he enlisted with the Air Force and served during the Korean War. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a grain miller at the Continental Grain Company for 35 years. He was a member of the former Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Dawson, and was a current member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Connellsville. He served as mayor of Dawson Borough in 1994, was a charter member of the former Tri-Town Sportsman Club, member of AMVETS and also served on the Highlands Hospital Board. John is survived by his children, John Leonard and Rebecca, of Dawson, and Larissa Anne Powers and husband, Dr. James Powers, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; grandchildren, Tyler Leonard and wife, Rachel, of Belle Vernon, Zachary Leonard, of Palm Harbor, Fla., Joseph Leonard and wife, Paige, of Everson, John Edward Leonard III, of Dawson, Lynnsy Ann Leonard, of Dawson, and Elizabeth Anne Powers, Peter John Powers and James Peter Powers, all of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Lauren Nicholson, of Pittsburgh, Elizabeth Nicholson, of Connellsville, Luke Nicholson, of Connellsville, and Cassandra Nicholson, of Connellsville, who are the children of the deceased, Clarissa A. Nicholson and son-in-law, Randall Nicholson, of Connellsville; sister, Florence Richardson and husband, Gerald, of Starkville, Miss.; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen J. (Rimmel) Leonard; and daughter, Clarissa A. Nicholson. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, and from 9 a.m. until the hour of his blessing service at 10 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Robert Lubic as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Cemetery, Connellsville.
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Mardis, Linda J. 57

  • Farmington
  • Born: 1957-06-23
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Linda Joyce Dropik Mardis, 57, of Farmington, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in the UPMC-Canterbury Place, Lawrenceville. Mrs. Mardis was born June 23, 1957, in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of Thomas and Lillian Chrapcynski Dropik. Linda was a 1975 graduate of Southmoreland High School. She had been employed as a receptionist for Another Way Inc. of Farmington. Linda was a loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. No matter when her family called, Linda was the first one to offer help. Linda is survived by her loving family, her parents, Thomas and Lillian Dropik, of Tarrs; her daughters, Jennifer Mardis, of Hunker, and Kelly Moore and her husband, Steven, of Dunbar; and by her beloved grandchildren, Stephen and Seth Moore. She is also survived by her brother and sister, Richard Dropik and his wife, Lori, of Lititz, and Susan Dropik, of Plum; and four nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. Linda's funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. Richard J. Kosisko officiating. Private inurnment will be in the Transfiguration Parish Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant. To offer an online condolence, please visit our web site at www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.
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Somerset County

Acey, Russell J. 69

  • Somerset
  • Born: 1945-12-27
  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Miller, Somerset | Get Directions
  • Russell J. Acey, 69, of Somerset, passed on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Born Dec. 27, 1945, in Scottdale, he is a son of the late James G. Acey. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Carol, in 2010. Russell is survived by his son, Christopher J. Acey and wife, Mandie (Saylor), of Somerset; granddaughters, Samantha and Sophia Acey; brother, James G. Acey Jr. and wife, Wendy, of Somerset; special friend, Sandy Shinew, of Lancaster, Ohio; and numerous extended family members. Russell was a veteran of the Air Force during the Vietnam War, where he served as a medic. His working career included U.S. Steel, James G. Acey and Co., K Mart, Hemminger Homes and Somerset Hospital. He was a member (and past president) of the Somerset Lions Club and the Somerset American Legion. He was a member of St. Peter's Church in Somerset. Russell enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at MILLER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, Somerset, with a vigil service to be held at 2 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Peter's Church with Monsignor Samuel Tomaselli as celebrant. Interment at Scottdale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to In Touch Hospice at P.O. Box 1173, Somerset, PA 15501. To leave a condolence, please visit www.millerfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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McClellan, Claire R. 96

  • Berlin
  • Born: 1919-01-30
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Gaut-Bacha, Pleasant Unity | Get Directions
  • Claire R. McClellan, 96, of Berlin, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Meadowview Nursing Center, Berlin. She was born Jan. 30, 1919, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Hilda M. Campbell Spears and John Shawley. Prior to retirement, she worked at the former Westinghouse Semi-Conductor, Youngwood. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Somerset. Claire looked forward to the day when she "goes to the Lord and could walk through the fluffy white clouds." In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn F. "Butch" McClellan; and siblings, Bernard, Nellie and Janice. She is survived by a brother, Richard Spears and wife, Violet, of San Diego, Calif.; her friends and caregivers, Bonnie Landis and husband, Stan, of Berlin; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 2072 Route 130, Pleasant Unity, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Eric G. Raygor, officiating. Private interment will be in Lycippus Community Cemetery, Unity Township. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 320 Felgar Road, Somerset, PA 15501.www.gaut-bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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