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Artman, Edward P. 60

  • North Apollo
  • Born: 1954-08-15
  • Died: 2014-12-18
  • Funeral Home: Curran-Shaffer, Apollo | Get Directions
  • Edward P. Artman, 60, of North Apollo, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, Kittanning. Born Aug. 15, 1954, in Natrona Heights, he was a son of the late Glenn A. and Evelyn M. (Moore) Artman Sr. Edward lived in North Apollo all of his life and was a 1972 graduate of Apollo-Ridge High School. He worked as a car salesman for many local dealerships, last employed at A-K Motors Inc., in Vandergrift, retiring in 2010. Edward was currently serving his second term as the Mayor of North Apollo. He was a member of the Leechburg Elks and Puckety Presbyterian Church, Lower Burrell. Edward was an avid bowler and a member of the Bell-Avon League at Lee's Lanes. In his younger years, Edward would buy, repair and sell motor vehicles. More recently, he loved working on and restoring his Classic Dodge Mopars. Edward was a huge Steelers fan and had been a season ticket holder for many years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Theodore Karan; and a nephew, Jeffrey J. Boratko. Edward is survived by his wife of 36 years, Debra L. (Karan) Artman; daughters, Amanda L. and Samantha J. Artman, both of North Apollo; brother, Glenn A. Artman Jr., of Allegheny Township; sister, Susan L. Boratko, of Freedom; nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Janet Karan, of Lower Burrell; and his beloved Siamese cat, Gabby. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 100 Owens View Ave., Apollo, until the hour of service at 8 p.m. in the funeral home, with Pastor Kirk Orr officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Edward's memory to the National Kidney Foundation, 3109 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit http://www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Glock II, Carl C.

  • Kittanning
  • Died: 2014-12-19
  • Funeral Home: Bauer, Kittanning | Get Directions
  • Carl Conrad Glock II, of Kittanning, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital. He was born in 1923 in New Kensington, a son of Carl and Lulu (Masters) Glock. Carl was a graduate of New Kensington High School and attended Wittenberg College, in Springfield, Ohio. Carl served in the European Theater in World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star for his time in the Army Medical Corps. The Bronze Star is the fourth-highest individual military award and is earned by performing acts of heroism, acts of merit or meritorious service in a combat zone. He was also awarded the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European African-Middle Easter Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Combat Medal Badge and Honorable Discharge Service lapel button. Carl was a former owner of the Glock's Sporting Goods Stores. Carl was also a Little League coach and a timer for the Armstrong County Swim Team. He retired from Eljer Plumbingware in 1985 after 31 years of service and belonged to Eljer Local No. 158, of which he was the recording secretary and chairman of the Eljer Retirees Club. Carl was a life member of both the BPOE and the VFW and was a member of the Eagles and the Moose. He was a former member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Kensington and served on the Applewold Borough Council. His memory will be cherished by his loving wife, Betty (Wandrum) Glock; son, Carl Glock and wife, Carol; granddaughter, Taylor Glock; daughter, Carla Glock Collichio; grandsons, Ben Collichio and wife, Rachael, and Alex Collichio and wife, Erin; and great-grandson, Alex Collichio. Carl was preceded in death by his parents. At the request of the family, services and interment are private. Arrangements are being handled by BAUER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC. To send a condolence to Carl's family, visit http://www.bauerfuneral.com. Contributions can be made in Carl's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
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Kistler, Patricia L. 72

  • Penn Township
  • Died: 2014-12-17
  • Funeral Home: Lindsay-Jobe, Harrison City | Get Directions
  • Patricia L. "Patty" Kistler, 72, of Penn Township, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. She was the beloved daughter of the late Francis and Sarah (Kunkle) Kistler; loving sister of George (Leona), Kenneth and the late Raymond and Samuel Kistler; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Pat was the longtime caretaker of Woodlawn Cemetery in Penn Township and also a former elder/deacon at Denmark Manor United Church of Christ. She was a record-holding platelet donor and a member of the Valley Run Lionesses. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the LINDSAY-JOBE FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City (724-744-2721). A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Denmark Manor Church. Everyone please meet at the church. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Penn Township. The family kindly suggests contributions may be made to the Bushy Run Lions Club. http://www.LindsayFH.com.
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Kraynik, Margaret 90

  • Harrison Township
  • Born: 1924-05-14
  • Died: 2014-12-18
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Margaret "Marge" "Touchie" Kraynik, 90, of Harrison Township, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at Rosebrook Assisted Living, Buffalo Township. She was born May 14, 1924, in East Deer Township, daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary (Siko) Kraynik. Marge has lived in Harrison Township since 1985 and prior to that Creighton. She was a secretary for Alcoa in New Kensington for 42 years, retiring in 1986. A lifelong and devoted member of SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Tarentum, she was a member of the choir and was extremely active in her church, which was her life. Marge graduated from East Deer Frazer High School in 1942 and enjoyed shopping, bowling, movies, singing and reading, especially Reader's Digest. Marge was very close to her nieces and nephews and enjoyed the holidays with them. She was known as Aunt Touchie to the Kubisa family. Survivors include her nieces and nephews, Bernadette E. (John) Lerch, of West Deer Township, Beverly (Robert) Brocious, of Hudson, Fla., Victor Kubisa, of West Deer Township, Andrew (Mary Jo) Kubisa, of Hampton Township, George (Shanon) Kubisa, of West Deer Township, Virginia (Michael) Slomkowski, of West Deer Township, Joseph (Jeanne) Kraynik, of Natrona Heights, Vera Dolan, of Fairchance, and Rebecca Simmons, of Brookville. A number of great-nieces and nephews also survive. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Michael, Andrew, Nicholas and Joseph Kraynik; and sisters, Mary Lepish, Anna Kraynik, Suzanna Kubisa, Elizabeth Kraynik and infant sisters, Helen and Kathryn Kraynik; and nieces, Patricia Matta and Maryann Mangini. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526, where a Panachida will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, followed by a Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. in SS. Peter and Paul Church, Tarentum, with her pastor, the Rev. Wesley M. Mash, officiating. Interment will be in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Frazer Township. A Parastas will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Family suggests contributions to SS. Peter and Paul Church, Tarentum. Visit: dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Nugent, Barbara A. 83

  • Allegheny Township
  • Born: 1931-10-13
  • Died: 2014-12-19
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Barbara A. (Erdlen) Nugent, 83, of Allegheny Township, formerly of Glenshaw, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. She was born Oct. 13, 1931, daughter of the late William and Barbara (Vukelka) Erdlen. She was the beloved wife of the late Philip E. Nugent; sister of William (Ruth) Erdlen, Paul (Marian) Erdlen and the late Anna Marie Cokus; proud aunt of Brett (Jennifer) Geibel and Dean (Laurie) Geibel; and loving great-aunt of Ashley Petrouski and Morgan Geibel. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Services will be held at noon Monday in the funeral home with interment to follow in Allegheny County Memorial Park, Allison Park. Please offer condolences at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Skelly, Shane M. 23

  • Washington Township
  • Born: 1991-07-25
  • Died: 2014-12-18
  • Funeral Home: Curran, Leechburg | Get Directions
  • Shane M. Skelly, 23, of Washington Township, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in his home. Born July 25, 1991, in Monroeville, he was a son of Michael and Bonnie (Haluck) Skelly, of Washington Township. Shane lived in Washington Township all of his life and was a 2010 graduate of Kiski Area High School and starter for the baseball team for four years. He worked for the past seven years as a glazier with United Skys, Round Lake, Ill. Shane enjoyed watching all sporting events especially baseball, hunting, fishing and loved spending time with his brothers. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Harry Skelly. In addition to his parents, Shane is survived by his brothers, Kyle J. and Matthew J. Skelly, of Washington Township; maternal grandfather, Edward Haluck, of Washington Township; maternal grandmother, Eleanor (Kordyl) Haluck, of Plum Borough; paternal grandmother, Eileen (Kline) Skelly, of Plum Borough; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in the CURRAN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES, 300 Market St., Leechburg. A blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in the funeral home with Father James Loew, OSB, officiating. Burial will be in Plum Creek Cemetery, Plum Borough. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit http://www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Slobodnik, Carolyn I. 72

  • Deltona, Fla.
  • Born: 1942-07-22
  • Died: 2014-12-11
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  • Carolyn I. (Shade) Slobodnik, 72, of Deltona, Fla., died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford, Fla. Mrs. Slobodnik was born July 22, 1942, in Natrona Heights, the daughter of William and Gertrude Kaibus Shade. She was united in marriage to the late Robert "Bob" Slobodnik for 48 years. He preceded her in death Aug. 14, 2014. She loved and cherished her family and enjoyed time spent on the beach. She is survived by two sons, Paul (Neida) Slobodnik, of Texas, and Jamie (Ana) Slobodnik, of Florida; and four grandchildren, Bronson, Joshua, Roman and Nicolette Slobodnik.
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