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12/19/2014
FRANCIS "SONNY" GMYS, 82
JOHN A. LEFDAHL FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
  FRANCIS “SONNY” GABRIEL GMYS, AGE 82 OF HOME, DIED DEC. 18TH AT BEACON RIDGE. Friends of Francis “Sonny” Gmys will be received Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home inIndiana, where a Blessing Service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Lefdahl Chapel. Interment in theSacredHeartCemetery in Sagamore will be private.
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12/18/2014
JAMES SEXTON, 63
ROBINSON-LYTLE'S OF INDIANA
  JAMES D. SEXTON, AGE 63 OF INDIANA, DIED DEC. 17TH AT HIS RESIDENCE. Friends of James D. Sexton will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Robinson-Lytle’s ofIndiana, where a funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery in Indiana.
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12/18/2014
JOHN BELLA, 70
C. FREDERICK BOWSER FUNERAL HOME IN HOMER CITY
  John Bella, 70, Homer City died December 10, 2014 at his residence.  He was the son of the late John and Frances (Smicklo) Bella and was born May 14, 1944.    He was employed by Krise Bus Company in Indiana, PA.  John was a Vietnam Combat Veteran who served as a LARP.  He enjoyed photography, traveling, the beauty of nature and learning throughout his life.    He is survived by his wife, the former Susan Gearhart; his daughter, Michelle of Pittsburgh; three grandchildren; and his brother, Bob Bella and his wife Kathy of Clune, PA.  He will always be fondly remembered by Aunt Katie, many cousins, his mother and father-in-law, Lucille and Kenny; his brother and sister-in-laws, Patty, Linda, Tim, Amy and Rich; his nieces and nephews, Carrie, Andy, Meg, Haley, Adam, Dane, Dessie, Mia and Dutch; great nephew, Finn and great niece, Josephine.   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, David and his grandparents.   Friends will be received Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM at the C. Frederick Bowser Funeral Home, Homer City.   The family requests no flowers.   
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12/18/2014
RAY BOWSER, SR., 62
SHOEMAKER FUNERAL HOME IN BLAIRSVILLE
            Ray Anthony “Flintstone” Bowser, Sr., 62, of Homer City, PA passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at his home.           The son of J. Ralph and Irene G. (Rutherford) Bowser, he was born March 11, 1952 in Huntingdon, PA.           Ray graduated from Huntingdon Area High School in 1971 and had worked as a truck driver for D. R. Lichtenfels Trucking, Perfetti Trucking and D & D Truck Lines.           Surviving are his wife, Miriam L. (Cochran) Bowser whom he married August 4, 1973; two sons, Ray A. Bowser, Jr. (Jennifer) of Black Lick and Jason R. Bowser of Homer City; five grandchildren, Stephanie, Robert, Jason, Kaylie and Cloe.           He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jay and Richard Bowser and a sister, Kay Guyer.           The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Friday at the Shoemaker Funeral Home, Inc., 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville, PA. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Fred W. Craig officiating.           Interment will be in Blairsville Cemetery, Blairsville, PA.           To view the online obituary, sign the guest registry or send condolences, visit www.shoemakerfh-monuments.com
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12/17/2014
JOHN STAINS, 80
JOHN A. LEFDAHL FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
  JOHN EDWARD STAINS, AGE 80 OF CLYMER, DIED DEC. 15TH AT THE BEACON RIDGE NURSING HOME. Funeral arrangements for John Stains will be private and are entrusted to the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home in Indiana.  
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12/17/2014
EDWARD BREZNAI, 79
ROBINSON-LYTLE'S OF INDIANA
Edward B. Breznai, 79, of Indiana, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.   A son of the late Joseph and Mary M. Lazor Breznai, he was born Feb. 2, 1935, in Morgan, Allegheny County.   Mr. Breznai was a graduate of Rochester High School.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree from John Carroll University in Ohio.  Mr. Breznai moved to Indiana from the Carnegie area several years ago.  He retired as the manager of Payless Shoes.  Mr. Breznai enjoyed all Pittsburgh sports, but being with his family is what he cherished most.   He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Peggy Ann Bell Breznai, of Indiana; six children: Patricia A. DeAntonio and husband Tony, of Frederick, MD.; Karen D. Facteau, of Indiana; Edward J. Breznai and wife Minda, of Melbourne, FL.; Carl J. Breznai and wife Kelly, of Frederick, MD.; Michael J. Breznai and wife Meaghan Beth, of Indiana; Jean M. Davis and husband Tim, of Frederick, MD.; two brothers: John P. Breznai, of Tampa, FL.; Theadore A. Breznai, of Cleveland, OH.; 15 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in ...
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12/16/2014
PETER YACKUBOSKEY, 80
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF CLYMER
Peter A. Yackuboskey, 80 ofClymer,PA., passed away on December 14, 2014 at his home.   He was the son of Michael and Anna (Vershute) Yackuboskey, born on July 5, 1934 inWilliamstown,PA.   Pete was a member of the Church of the Resurrection, Clymer.  He worked as a coal miner and retired from Greensteel-Polyvision in 1997.  Pete loved hunting, gardening, and being with his family all of his nieces and nephews he also volunteered for church functions at the Church of the Resurrection.  Pete also did landscaping on his own for many years.   He is survived by one brother, Michael Yackuboskey and wife Joyce of Indiana; one sister, Bertha Castiglione of Cranberry; and by numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews including a special great-nephews, Robert with whom he resided and David who was a special caregiver to Pete.   Pete was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Hazel (Swab) Yackuboskey of 43 years; 15 brothers and sister, Anthony, Agnes Sibley, Ann Coughlin, Mary Ferrara, Stanley, William, John, Joseph, Steven, Pauline, Martha, infant Anna, infant Helen, infant Barbara, and infant Paul.   Friends will be received on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. ...
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12/16/2014
PEGGY PHIPPS
ROBINSON-LYTLE'S OF INDIANA
  Peggy (Margaret Louise) Phipps joined her beloved Jack (John Grant) in heaven on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014.  Born in Coal Port in 1931 to Robert and Emma Thompson Henderson, she lived much of her early life in Aultman, with siblings, Robert F. (deceased); Charles (married to Janet), and Mary Jane (Hankinson).   Peggy married Jack, the love of her life, in 1948, and they created a wonderful life together.  “The Kids” – Suzanne Fennell, of Mechanicsburg; and Kathy and Donald Cavalier, of Homer City; grandchildren: Eric Fennell, Benjamin Cavalier and Mike and Carie Cavalier; and great grandsons, Corey, Carter and Cameron Cavalier were Peggy’s pride and priority.   Her home was Peggy’s domain and the kitchen was the center of the realm.  A kitchen magician, Peggy blessed and delighted so many by sharing her fabulous cooking and hospitality skills.  She was ever ready to welcome and feed the masses whether around the family table, at Bethel’s church dinners, or with baked goods that she’d deliver to lucky recipients.  Her cozy kitchen was the favorite gathering place where her loving care and generosity were boundless and appreciated by all.  Jack always stated that he “never had a bad meal” in ...
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12/16/2014
WADE DUNLAP, 88
RAIRIGH FUNERAL HOME IN HILLSDALE
Wade D. Dunlap, 88, of Clymer, PA died Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Indiana Regional Medical Center.              The son of L.D. and Hannah (Doty) Dunlap, he was born on December 27, 1925, in Glen Campbell, PA.             During World War II, Wade served in the U.S. Army as a Corporal overseas in Central Europe and the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He was awarded a bronze star medal.             He was a lifetime member of the VFW in Indiana, PA.             Wade had worked as a coal miner at the Greenwich Collieries. He had also been employed by the maintenance department at Indian Haven.             Wade greatly enjoyed spending time with his family; hunting, listening to country music, and vegetable gardening.  He was known for his great fondness for animals, particularly cats.             He married his wife, Cecelia “Tess” M. (Matthis) Dunlap on October 28, 1950. In more recent times, Wade and Tess had been residing at the Hillsdale Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hillsdale, PA. Wade is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Cecelia “Tess” Dunlap of Hillsdale, PA; his four children:  Janet Moorhead and husband Larry of Homer City, PA; Joan Hainaut of Indiana, PA; Dennis Dunlap of ...
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12/15/2014
LILIA PEROTTI, 92
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME, INDIANA
LILIA PEROTTI, 92   Lilia Perotti, age 92, of Creekside, passed away Sunday, Dec. 14 at the Communities at Indian Haven. Friends of Lilia Perotti will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16 at the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home of Indiana. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning at The Church of the Resurrection in Ernest, Pa. Interment will be made next to her husband in St. Bernard Cemetery, Indiana.   ***   Lilia Perotti, 92, of Creekside, died Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Communities at Indian Haven. Born in the town of Castellamonte, Torino, Italy, she was a daughter of the late Giacomo Perotti and Olimpia (Scevola) Perotti. Lilia was the widow of Anthony Perotti who died December 27, 1996. She moved from Italy to the United States in 1948. She and her husband moved to their home in Creekside in 1952. Lilia grew to adulthood during World War II and she and her family spent the last thirty months of the war living under German Occupation. Her brothers fought with the Italian Resistance movement, so Lilia helped her parents work the family farm. By the ...
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