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9/30/2016
HELEN LIDDLE, 98
BOWSER-MINICH FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
HELEN LIDDLE, AGE 98 OF HOME, FORMERLY OF PITTSBURGH, DIED SEPT. 29TH AT COMMUNITIES AT INDIAN HAVEN. Friends of Helen Liddle will be received Monday from 9 to 9:30 a.m. atSt. Ann Byzatine Catholic Church in Clymer, where a funeral Mass will begin at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be held in the Calvary Cemetery in Pittsburgh. The Bowser-Minich Funeral Home inIndiana is in charge of arraingements.  
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9/29/2016
BETTY LOU WILSON, 95
C. FREDERICK BOWSER FUNERAL HOME IN HOMER CITY
Betty Lou (Baker) Wilson, 95, Homer City died September 29, 2016 at Indiana Regional Medical Center.  She was the daughter of the late Clarence Cleveland and Rebecca Jane (McCombs) Baker and was born December 3, 1920 in Homer City, PA   She was employed by Syntron during the war and later worked at Sickenbergers Drug Store and Harmon's five and ten.  Betty Lou was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Homer City.   She was famous for her baked beans and her homemade candy and she also volunteered at a cook for her church.   She is survived by three children, Jerry (Rhetta) Wilson, Homer City; Alfred (Linda) Wilson Jr., Cherry Tree and Linda Lou (Craig) Miller, Blairsville; two grandchildren, Michael (Donna) Wilson and Patrick (Cheryl Fleming) Miller; and a great granddaughter, Amanda Wilson.     She is also survived by her sister Vivian Dawn Fleming, Harrisburg and her brother, William Baker, California.     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred K. “Peeny” Wilson; grandson, Nathan Miller; sisters, Edith Louise Kramp, Margaret Belle Edwards, Zora Jamison, Naomi Burkett, Bernadeen Kinter, Beverly Jean Baker and brothers, Robert Merle, Clarence, Russell, and William.   ...
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9/28/2016
DOROTHY PETERSON, 90
SHOEMAKER FUNERAL HOME IN BLAIRSVILLE
 Dorothy Jean (Gess) Peterson, 90, of Black Lick, PA passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at her home.           The daughter of Thomas A. and Margaret (McAdams) Gess, she was born January 19, 1926 in Pittsburgh, PA.           Dorothy loved being with her family.           She is survived by a special granddaughter with whom she resided, Debbra McAdams of Black Lick and 5 other grandchildren; four great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren and a brother, Robert D. McAdams of Linesville, PA.           She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph Peterson in 1981 and a son, Thomas A. McAdams in 2008.           As per Dorothy’s wishes, there will be no visitation or memorial service.           Shoemaker Funeral Home, Inc., 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville, PA has been entrusted with the arrangements.  
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9/28/2016
CLAIR FULMER, 89
JOHN A. LEFDAHL FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
Clair E. Fulmer, 89, Indiana, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016 at his residence. The son of Roy and Dorthy (Brandon) Fulmer, he was born March 27, 1927 in Shelocta. Clair was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served as first class fireman aboard the U.S.S. Pirate Minesweeper off Okinawa, Korea, Japan, and Formasa. Clair worked as a mechanic for W.B. Rising Garage, McCreary Tire Company, Williams Shafts, and retired from Barnes and Tucker Coal Company.  He was a farmer who enjoyed raising beef cattle.  Clair belonged to the American Legion and Loyal Order of Moose in Indiana.  He was a former member of the C&Y Sportsman Club and Shelocta Sportsman Club. Surviving is his son, Larry E. (Debra Schrecengost) Fulmer; and three daughters, Diane (Richard) Marshall, Evelyn (Randy) Stern, and Marie Henry; twelve grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; siblings, Alberta Calhoun, OH and Leroy Fulmer, Gary, IN; daughter in law, Karen (Wood) Fulmer; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret (Ekis) whom he wed December 22, 1948; a son, Alvin Fulmer; and four sisters, Betty George, Esther Little-Schock, Elinor Muckle, and Bernice Wilson. Friends will be received on Wednesday ...
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9/28/2016
DR. GIB McLAUGHLIN, 87
JOHN A. LEFDAHL FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
Dr. Gib McLaughlin, 87, passed away on September 26, 2016 at the family farm, Burnhead Grazings, after losing a long contest with cancer, albeit in overtime, and using parts of Gib’s playbook.  He was grateful to have lived in a country where, with huge help from the GI Bill, he could earn his way through dental school at the University of Pittsburgh and graduated debt free! It was during his attending the University of PITT that he met Emmy Lou Denmead (A fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, brother’s sister). They were married while Gib was completing his DMD degree. Following graduation, Em & Gib moved to Indiana, with their daughter Jan, to begin his practice (They were always thankful for the cordial way they were welcomed to the community, despite the fact that they didn’t know anyone). His area of prime interest reconstructive dentistry. After a few years Gib, along with a small cadre of colleagues, were observing the relationship between proper dental procedures and temporomandibular disfunction. In 80% of cases the most common symptoms of TMD i.e.: head pain & tinnitus were alleviated when the TMD was treated effectively. On mental reconstruction & TMD, thru the years Gib developed an international reputation and ...
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9/28/2016
ANDREW MARSINKO, 82
BOWSER-MINICH FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
  Andrew J. Marsinko, age 82 of Indiana, died Monday, September 26, 2016 at St. Andrew’s Village.   He was born in 1933 in Nanty Glo to John and Kathryn Nelesnic Marsinko.   Andrew was a member of St. Bernard of Clairvaux R.C. Church, American Legion, BPOElks, and a volunteer fireman with the Indiana Volunteer Fire Co.   A veteran of the Korean War he served in the US Army.   He was employed PA State Employment Office as a veterans counselor for over 30 years.   Andrew was an avid golfer and enjoyed bowling, pool, and cards.   He is survived by his wife Dolores A. Dongilli Marsinko, Indiana; one son and one daughter, Len Marsinko, Indiana; Beth Hirtz and husband Robert, Uniontown; three grandchildren, Jeremy Hirtz and wife Molly, Bethel Park; Samuel Hirtz and wife Tasha, Bruceton Mills, WV; Alexandra Bittner and husband Travis, West Newton; six great grandchildren, Hailey, Mirey, Jacey, Braiden, Landen, and Brooks.   He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Michael Marsinko.   Friends will be received on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. at the Bowser-Minich Funeral Home, Indiana. A funeral mass will be celebrated ...
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9/28/2016
JOHN ADAMSON, 86
BOWSER-MINICH FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
  John E. Adamson, age 86 of Mesa, AZ, formerly of Home, PA died Friday, September 23, 2016 in Mesa.   He was born in 1930 in Indiana Co., to Clarence G. and Gladys L. Smith Adamson.   John was a former member of the Plumville Presbyterian Church, and a current member of Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, Gold Canyon, AZ. He was also a graduate of theIndiana High School.   John and his wife Doris resided in Washington Twp. for 37 years, moving to Indiana for 15 years before relocating to Arizona in 2002.   He was employed as a sales representative for Dad’s Dog Food, now known as “Ainsworth Pet Nutrition,” for 20 years before his early retirement due to an automobile accident.   John not only loved everyone he met, he took pride in everything he did from landscaping his yard to gardening, bowling, golfing and camping. He was very artistic in nature. That was evident by all of the paintings, woodcarvings, tooled leather, beautiful wall hangings, braided hangers, rag rugs, and most recently coloring beautiful pictures.  He never gave up on life.  He served Plumville Presbyterian Church as an usher and Elder for many years. They moved to Indiana and became members of Crete Presbyterian Church before moving to Arizona.   Surviving is his wife ...
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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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