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5/4/2016
LORETTA FAIRMAN, 86
BOWSER-MINICH FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
Loretta Mae “Dorothy” Fairman, age 86, of Indiana, formerly of Brush Valley Twp., passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Communities at Indian Haven.    She was born in 1930 in Saltsburg, to Ralph M. and  Mary Elizabeth Kelly McCully.   Loretta was a life member of the VFW Post #1989 Auxiliary.   A resident of Brush Valley Twp. for many years, she was a wife, mother, and grandmother. She was also employed in housekeeping at Indian Haven for 17 years.   Loretta is survived by two children, Edward E. Fairman and wife Pauline, Armagh; Judy Ann Reed and husband Charles, Homer City; three grandchildren, five great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; three sisters, Betty Wallace, Daniels, WV; Maxine Smith, Indiana; Geraldine Crusan, Belle Vernon; and many nieces and nephews.   She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Edwin “Earl’ Fairman in 2011; an infant daughter, her brother Phillip McCully, her two sisters, Gladys Langley and Mary Louise Cooke.   Friends will be received on Thursday from 2 to 8 P.M. at the Bowser-Minich Funeral Home, Indiana, where a funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 A.M. with the Rev. Joseph Smith officiating. Interment will be made in the Greenwood Cemetery, Indiana.   Memorial contributions may be made ...
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5/4/2016
JAMES LOWMASTER, 84
ROBINSON-LYTLE'S OF INDIANA
James Edwin Lowmaster, 84, of Indiana, went home to the arms of his Savior on Monday, May 2, 2016, at Shirey’s Personal Care Home, Glen Campbell. A son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Twila Olive Spencer Lowmaster, he was born May 31, 1931, in Rossiter. Mr. Lowmaster was a member and Elder Emeritus of the First Christian Church of Indiana, where he taught Sunday school and served on the church board.  He was a machinist for over 50 years and worked at Barr Mine Repair, U.S. Steel and Greensteel.  Mr. Lowmaster was also a leader of the Boy Scouts of America Troup 11 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, holding a Silver Beaver award and was a vigil member in the Order of the Arrow.  He was active in the scouting expeditions at Philmont Scout Reservation.  Mr. Lowmaster enjoyed hunting and fishing in Pennsylvania, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Canada. He is survived by three children: Phillip Lowmaster and wife Rebecca, of Woodburn, OR; Steven Lowmaster and wife Dianna, of Indiana; and David Lowmaster and wife Kathryn, of Hannibal, NY; a brother, George Lowmaster, of Montoursville; seven grandchildren: Christy Pierce, Megan Lowmaster, Jeremy Holiday, Jason Lowmaster, Shannon Lowmaster, Justin Lowmaster and James R. Lowmaster; ...
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5/3/2016
MARGARET OPALENICK, 88
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF INDIANA
  Margaret Opalenick, 88, of Indiana, formerly of Ernest, died Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the Scenery Hill Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Ernest on December 26, 1927, she was a daughter of the late, Michael Opalenick and Anna (Simetish) Opalenick. During her working career, Margaret was a grocery clerk at the A&P Grocery store in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh.She was an avid gardener who tended her flower and vegetable gardens at home. She was also an avid reader and was known by her family as a “collector of everything”.Margaret is survived by her brother, John Opalenick and his wife, Barbara, Murrysville. She will also be remembered by her many nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her siblings: George, Charles and Michael Opalenick and Helen Humenik.Friends will be received Wednesday morning, May 4th from 9:00 – 11:00 AM, the time of her funeral service at the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home of Indiana. Rev. Jerome G. Botsko will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Bernard Cemetery, Indiana.    
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5/3/2016
TYLER ECKENROAD, 22
ROBINSON-LYTLE'S OF INDIANA
Tyler A. Eckenroad, 22, of Indiana, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016. A son of Brian D. and Melissa M. Eckenroad Hippchen, he was born March 4, 1994, in Indiana. Tyler was a member of the Ernest Bible Church.  He enjoyed fishing, working on cars and being with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Makayla E. Livingston Eckenroad, of Indiana; his parents, Brian and Melissa Hippchen, of Indiana; his sister, Mercedes Hippchen, of Indiana; his step brother, Mark Coleman, of Homer City; his maternal grandparents, Wayne and Joan Eckenroad, of Indiana; his mother-in-law, Shannon Allison, of Oil City; his father-in-law, Adam Neese, of Indiana and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal great grandparents, Rollins and Suzanne Langham. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Robinson-Lytle, Inc., where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with Pastor John P. Sykes officiating.  Interment will be in Sample Run Cemetery. The family kindly suggests memorial contributions be made to the family, c/o Melissa Hippchen, 1146 Rt. 110, Indiana, PA 15701.
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4/27/2016
EVELYN STEWART, 100
BOWSER-MINICH FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
Evelyn B. Stewart, age 100, formerly of Indiana, died on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Oak Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center, Greensburg. She was born in 1915 in Bell Township, Clearfield County, to Samuel and Margaret Mae (Johnston) Hadden. Evelyn was a member of the Indiana Church of Christ, Indiana. She worked for many years as a waitress and cafeteria worker at the Hess’s Restaurant and Bus Station, Indiana, and also in the cafeteria at Fisher Scientific. Evelyn enjoyed embroidery, reading and walking.  She is survived by the following children:  Shirley Frampton, Indiana; Carolyn McCullough and her significant other Thomas Patrick, Greensburg; George “Bill” Roland, Jr. and wife Donna, Lower Burrell; Georgene “Betty” Anderson and husband Robert, Port Orange, Fl.  She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband – George William Roland; and her second husband – William C. Stewart, and six brothers and six sisters.  Friends will be received on Wednesday, April 27,  from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. at the Bowser-Minich Funeral Home, Indiana, followed by a funeral service at 1 P.M. with Minister C.J. ...
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4/26/2016
CHAD M. GATES, 29
Chad M. Gates, 29 of Blairsville, PA (Derry Twp.) passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at  Latrobe, PA.   He was born July 14, 1986 in Indiana, PA.  He had worked for Dominion Transmission in Delmont, PA.  He enjoyed spending time with his Friends and Family.  He liked working on his projects, cutting firewood and going to camp.   He is survived by his wife, Brittany M. Gates of Blairsville, PA; twin daughters, Presleigh & Harlynn Gates; father, Robert L. Gates, Sr., of Blairsville, PA; mother, Cheryl A. Groves of Blairsville, PA; brother, Robert L. Gates, Jr. of Blairsville, PA; maternal grandmother, Joyce Barger & husband Myron of Blairsville, PA; maternal grandfather, Ben Hill, Sr., Hostetter, PA; mother & father-in-law, Dave & Wendy Hauser of Blairsville, PA; great grandmother & father-in-law, Ellen Cameron & husband Joseph of Blairsville, PA and also many Aunts, Uncles & Cousins.  He was preceded in death by his paternal great grandmother, Mary Gates.   The Family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 2:00 PM   to  4:00 PM  and  6:00 PM  to  8:00 PM.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM.  Pastor Dick Motzing  will officiate.  Interment will be in the Blairsville Cemetery, Blairsville, Pennsylvania.
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4/25/2016
STEPHEN SMARTNICK, 85
McCABE FUNERAL IN DERRY
  STEPHEN G. “STEVE”, “PAPPY” SMARTNICK, AGE 85. Friends of Stephen Smartnick will be received Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the McCabe Funeral Home inDerry. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. at the St. Martin Roman Catholic Church in New Derry. Private burial will be made in theCentralCemeteryin Hempfield Twp., Greensburg.
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4/21/2016
MARIE KREVEL, 95
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF CLYMER
  MARIE ESTHER (DUMM) KREVEL, AGE 95, FORMERLY OF PENN RUN, DIED APRIL 20TH AT CRYSTAL WATERS PERSONAL CARE HOME. Friends of Marie Krevel will be received Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home in Clymer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection in Heilwood. Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery at Camerons Bottom.  
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4/21/2016
MARY GENDREW, 74
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF CLYMER
MARY GRACE (RAGER) GENDREW, AGE 74 OF CLYMER, DIED APRIL 20TH AT THE HILLSDALE NURSING HOME. There will be no service for Mary Gendrew. The Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home is in charge of arraingements.  
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4/20/2016
STEPHEN BEREZANSKY, 84
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF INDIANA
Stephen Berezansky, 84, of Indiana, formerly of Dixonville, died Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the Beacon Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Indiana. Born in Dixonville on September 24, 19310, he was a son of the late, Alex Berezansky and Agnes (Kutney) Berezansky. Stephen was a Korean and Vietnam veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy for seventeen and a half years. He specialized as a sonar man for the Navy.Following his time in the Navy, Stephen worked for the U.S. government as a lift operator at the naval depots in New Cumberland and Mechanicsburg.He was a lifetime member of the Stillton VFW, Post 710.Stephen is survived by his children: Stephen Berezansky & wife, Judy, and a daughter, Cheryl, all of Bradford, MA. He is also survived by a granddaughter, Debbie Wenger & husband, Joe, Palmyra, PA and a brother, Michael Berezansky, Detroit, MI. Stephen is also remembered by his nieces and nephews: Mary Agnes Wahna, Altoona; Ann Lezanic & husband, Ronald, Indiana; Evelyn Fister & husband, Alphonse, Indiana; Helen Huff, Indiana and George Flanjack & wife, Mary, Safety Harbor, FL.In addition to his parents, Stephen was preceded in death by his wife, Sara E. (Michaels) Berezansky ...
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