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12/8/2016
HARRY EDWARD STILES, 78
Harry Edward Stiles, 78, Indiana, passed away Thursday, December 1, 2016, at his residence. The son of Gilbert and Pearl (Flemming) Stiles, he was born March 16, 1938. Mr. Stiles was employed as a driver for Diamond Drugs. Surviving are his children, Ronald Stiles, Shelocta, Donald Stiles, Delaware, and Bonny (John) Zona, Clarksburg; grandchildren, Tyler Stiles, Shelocta, and Molly Zona, Clarksburg; and a sister, Phyllis Buterbaugh, Indiana. Preceding Mr. Stiles in death were his parents; wife, Betty (Able) Stiles; and sisters, Janet Karow, and Catherine Gaskin. Funeral arrangements will be private and entrusted to the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home, Indiana.
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12/8/2016
REBECCA MARIE MARKINELL, 37
Rebecca Marie Markitell, 37, Shelocta, passed away Thursday, December 1, 2016, at her residence. The daughter of John and Stephanie (Plavi) Markitell, she was born April 22, 1979. Rebecca was a graduate of Indiana Area High School and attended Daytona College. Her interest included drawing, art, gardening, and welding. Rebecca also loved animals. Surviving is her fiancée, Ken Whinnery, FL; maternal grandmother, Helen Boucher, Indiana, and paternal grandmother, Marge Markitell, North Apollo; step-grandfather, James Boucher, Shelocta, step-father, Richard Bash, Shelocta; step-sisters, Vicky (Lonn) Hughes, Indiana, and Heather Bash, Blairsville. Rebecca was preceded in death by her parents and grandfather, Ernie Markitell. Funeral arrangements will be private and entrusted to the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home, Indiana.  
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12/8/2016
MARGARET JO GRADWELL, 74
Margaret Jo (Miller) Gradwell, 74, of Indiana, died peacefully in her sleep at her home on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.  Margaret “Peggy” had courageously fought a long battle before succumbing to the last stages of her illness. Margaret was born on March 19, 1942, in Indiana.  She was the daughter of the late Clarence F. and Dorothy G. Edwards Miller. Margaret graduated from Indiana Area High School in 1960 and Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh in 1962.  She married her lifelong soul mate, Richard Allen Gradwell in 1963.  Richard and Margaret built their life together in Indiana while raising their three children.  They were members of the Indiana County Club for over 40 years, where Margaret was an active member and golfer.  She was also a member of the Junior Women’s Civic Club and the Indiana B.P.O.E. 931 Auxiliary.  Margaret was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.  She retired from Keystone Conemaugh Projects, where she worked for over 20 years, and First Commonwealth Financial Corporation in 2003, both located in Indiana. Margaret is survived by her husband of 53 years, Richard A. Gradwell, of Indiana; her three children: Douglas Gradwell and wife Lori, of Plumville; Rebecca Eckard and husband Tom, ...
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12/8/2016
FRANK ANTHONY BROZICK, J4., 86
Frank Anthony Brozick, Jr., 86, of Blairsville, PA passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the Keeper of the Flame, Blairsville, PA. The son of Frank A. Brozick, Sr. and Stella (Sulkosky) Brozick, he was born May 13, 1930 in Bairdstown, PA. Mr. Brozick was a member of SS Simon & Jude Roman Catholic Church, Blairsville. He worked for Blairsville Westinghouse for 37 years, retiring in 1995. He helped to rebuild the Blairsville Diamond gazebo, was an avid gardener and he and his wife, Irma, loved to polka dance.  He was also a very proud and devoted father and grandfather. Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Irma M. (Paniale) Brozick whom he married June 10, 1950; two sons, Donald A. Brozick (Joan Ficca) of The Villages, FL and Joseph F. Brozick (Sue) of Pittsburgh; five grandchildren, Michael Brozick, Douglas Brozick (Lisa), Amy Brozick, John Brozick (Nicole) and Justin Brozick; one great grandson, Jack Brozick; two brothers, John Brozick (Mary Ann) of Blairsville and James Brozick of Pittsburgh and a sister, Genevieve Novak (Henry) of Greensburg and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Walter and a sister, Rose Bellisimo. The family ...
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12/8/2016
LOIS JAYNE KING, 71
Lois Jayne (Leyshon) King, 71, of Blairsville passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 06, 2016 in her home due to complications of Parkinson's Disease.   She was born November 10, 1945 in Sharpsville, PA, the daughter of the late Jack Leyshon and Esther (Perrine) Leyshon.   She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Blairsville and for many years enjoyed being a pastor's wife and serving in that church.  She also loved keeping her house, decorating and snuggling with her pets, especially her cats.   She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca (Irwin) Platt & husband, Bill of Blairsville, PA; daughter, Heidi Irwin of Savannah, GA; step-son, Rick King & wife, Ruth of N. East, PA; step-daughter, Suzie Spacht of N.East , PA; grandchildren:  Emily Cullinane of Sykesville, MD, Elizabeth Cullinane of Key West , FL and Eran Cullinane of Alexandria, VA; numerous step-grandchildren; sister, Eileen Ray & husband, Francis of OH; brother, Donald Leyshon & wife, MaryAnne of AZ; brother, Gene Leyshon of Sharon, PA and numerous Nieces & Nephews.   She was preceded in death by his parents and husband, Rev. Richard M. King in 2007.   The Family will receive friends on Friday, December 09, 2016 from 6:00 PM to  8:00 PM.  There will ...
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12/8/2016
FRANK ANTHONY BROZICK, JR., 86
Frank Anthony Brozick, Jr., 86, of Blairsville, PA passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the Keeper of the Flame, Blairsville, PA. The son of Frank A. Brozick, Sr. and Stella (Sulkosky) Brozick, he was born May 13, 1930 in Bairdstown, PA. Mr. Brozick was a member of SS Simon & Jude Roman Catholic Church, Blairsville. He worked for Blairsville Westinghouse for 37 years, retiring in 1995. He helped to rebuild the Blairsville Diamond gazebo, was an avid gardener and he and his wife, Irma, loved to polka dance.  He was also a very proud and devoted father and grandfather. Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Irma M. (Paniale) Brozick whom he married June 10, 1950; two sons, Donald A. Brozick (Joan Ficca) of The Villages, FL and Joseph F. Brozick (Sue) of Pittsburgh; five grandchildren, Michael Brozick, Douglas Brozick (Lisa), Amy Brozick, John Brozick (Nicole) and Justin Brozick; one great grandson, Jack Brozick; two brothers, John Brozick (Mary Ann) of Blairsville and James Brozick of Pittsburgh and a sister, Genevieve Novak (Henry) of Greensburg and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Walter and a sister, Rose Bellisimo. The family ...
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12/8/2016
DOROTHY JEAN TAYLOR, 83
Dorothy Jean (Moore) Taylor, 83, of Blairsville, PA passed away on Monday, December 5, 2016 at the home of her daughter, Bonnie Conigliaro. The daughter of William H. and Mary E. (Ewing) Moore, she was born November 12, 1933 in Black Lick, PA. Mrs. Taylor worked as a nurse’s aide in various nursing homes in the area. She loved reading, going to casinos, and being with her grandchildren. Surviving are four children, George Willis of West Virginia; Robin Coulson (Walt) of Lebanon, TN; Deborah Skedel (Stanley) of New Florence and Bonnie Conigliaro (Sal) of Blairsville; five grandchildren, Christopher Clevenger, Joseph Skedel, Brittany Skedel, Carly Conigliaro and Salina Conigliaro; two brothers, John Moore of Alabama and Adam Moore of Mansfield, OH; three sisters, Ruth Mabry of Mansfield, OH; Arleen Giordan (William) of Latrobe and Carol Ann Dilts (Terry) of Torrance, CA and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas Taylor and a brother, Lloyd Moore. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7 P.M. Thursday at the Shoemaker Funeral Home, Inc., 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville, PA.  A funeral service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Thursday at ...
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12/6/2016
H. NEAL KINTER, 81
H. Neal Kinter, age 81 of Smicksburg, died on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at his home. He was born in 1935 in Gary, IN to Horace M. and Hazel Skinner Kinter. Neal was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Plumville. Neal was employed by TW Phillips Gas & Oil Co. for 30 years until his retirement in 1997. Along with his wife Marilyn, he enjoyed showing Quarter horses, working outdoors, and spending time with his five grandsons. He is survived by his wife Marilyn Thompson Kinter, Smicksburg; one daughter and two sons - Karen A. Gilbert, Jonesboro, GA; Thomas N. Kinter, Smicksburg; Scott A. Kinter and wife Cheryl, Smicksburg; four grandsons - Matthew Kinter and wife Christina, Marion Center; Bryan Kinter and fiancé Christina Kuchle, Mt. Blanchard,  OH; Trent Gilbert, Jonesboro, GA; Trevor Gilbert and wife Michelle, Rome, GA; one great grandson - Andrew Kinter, Marion Center; one sister - Donabell Mumper and husband Cameron, Mechanicsburg; and two nieces and three nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. 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 service will be held Friday at ...
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12/6/2016
JOHN ROBERT REYNOLDS, 77
John Robert Reynolds, 77 of Blairsville, passed away suddenly on Monday, December 05, 2016 at his home.   He was born October 29, 1939 in Saltsburg, PA, the son of the late William Reynolds and Kathryn (Zerfoss) Reynolds.   He was an electronics technician at Titan Wire Line Company. He liked taking care of his home and animals. He recently built a windmill on his property. He also enjoyed being with his Family.  He was a veteran of the US Navy.   John is survived by his wife of 48 years, Nancy (Roberts) Reynolds of Blairsville, PA; daughter, Janel Lea Messenger of Portland, OR; son, Douglas John Reynolds & wife, Dana of Level Green, PA; grandchildren: Joshua, Benjamin, Christopher & Ariana; sister, Dorothy Miller of Blairsville, PA;  brother, James Reynolds & wife, Jean of New Derry, PA; sister, Shirley McElhoes & husband, George of New Derry, PA; sister, Marsha Hoak of Blairsville, PA and also many nieces & nephews.   He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Ruth Short.   The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 08, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the James F. Ferguson Funeral Home in Blairsville.   Private interment will be in the Pine Flats ...
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12/5/2016
LOYAL J. WEAVER, JR., 92
Loyal Jacob Weaver Jr., 92, of Pittsburgh and formerly of Indiana, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at Passavant Hospital in Allison Park. The son of Loyal Jacob Weaver Sr. and Lila (Best) Weaver, he was born April 30, 1924, in Knox.Mr. Weaver graduated from Trinity High School in Washington and Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English. A veteran of World War II, fighting in the battles of Leyte Gulf and Okinawa in the South Pacific, he was awarded four Bronze Stars. His professional career was in the finance industry working for Household Finance Corporation and National State Bank (Wells Fargo).Jake was an active member of Graystone Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder, Sunday school class teacher, small group leader and as a member of the Endowment Trustees, among other activities. He was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ and an active leader in the church all of his life, no matter where he lived. He raised his family in the church. Jake loved to read, travel, play fantasy football and he especially enjoyed family time such as fishing and making maple syrup at his cabin near Ligonier.He is survived by his sons, ...
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