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1/26/2015
GUERRINO PROLA, 96
SHOEMAKER FUNERAL HOME IN BLAIRSVILLE
Guerrino Joseph Prola, 96, of Blairsville, PA passed away peacefully on Friday, January 23, 2015 at Indiana Regional Medical Center. He was born January 7, 1919 in Homer City, PA to the late Joseph and Marguerite Prola. Joe attended Blairsville High School and enlisted in the United States Army in December of 1941 shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. After training at various army camps, he was assigned as a combat medic to the 99th division, A Company and served his country for four years until his discharge in December 1945. He was involved with numerous engagements with the German forces, including one instance where he accompanied B Company on a patrol to capture a German soldier. His bravery and duty under difficult circumstances resulted in him being awarded the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf cluster as well as the Good Conduct Medal. He served in the Battle of the Bulge, where he walked into enemy fire in order to save the life of another soldier. Because of his actions, he was awarded the Silver Star, the second highest military award a soldier can receive. During this same battle, he was struck by shrapnel yet continued to care for ...
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1/25/2015
MARY RAFFERTY, 89
BOWSER-MINICH FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
MARY RAFFERTY. 89 Mary Catherine Rafferty, age 89, of Indiana, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22 at Indiana Regional Medical Center. Friends and family are invited to attend a funeral mass Monday at 10:30 at the St. Thomas Moore University Parish.  Internment will be made in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery.  The Bowser-Minich funeral home has been entrusted with the arrangements. *** Mary Catherine Rafferty, age 89, of Indiana, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Indiana Regional Medical Center. She was born 1925 in Phillipsburg to Thomas and Elizabeth Hefferan Agan.Mrs. Rafferty was a member of St. Thomas More University Parish, Indiana; the Monroeville Garden Club; and a life-long member of the American Nurses Assoc. Mary Catherine was a Registered Nurse and worked at the Phillipsburg Area Hospital for a number of years, and was also a nurse for a private practice physician.She was an exceptionally loving wife, a deeply devoted mother and grandmother. Her Catholic faith was the guiding force in her life.Mary Catherine is survived by one daughter Dr. Elizabeth C R. Duncan, Indiana; one granddaughter Katherine Duncan, Indiana; three cousins, Michael Alderman and wife Sylvia, Tallahasse, FL; Patrick Alderman and wife Kathy, Lakeland, FL; Mary Jo ...
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1/25/2015
WARREN McNAUGHTON, 73
ROBINSON-LYTLE FUNERAL HOME, INDIANA
WARREN McNAUGHTON, 73   Warren Frank “Jackie” McNaughton, age 73, of Polk, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, at UPMC Northwest in Seneca. Friends of Warren McNaughton will be received from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Robinson-Lytle Funeral Home in Indiana. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery.   ***   Warren Frank “Jackie” McNaughton, 73, of Polk, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at UPMC Northwest, Seneca.   A son of the late John Henry and Dorothy Kennedy McNaughton, he was born April 13, 1941, in Indiana.   Jackie was well known at Polk Center for his friendliness and sense of humor.  He was a diehard Steelers fan.  Jackie loved the Steelers, he watched every game.   He is survived by a niece, Kelly Yohe and husband Chad and great nephews, of Enola; a nephew, David K. McNaughton, Jr. and wife Cecelia, of Lebanon; a sister-in-law, Helen McNaughton, of Indiana; an aunt, Joanne Simon, of Indiana; and an uncle, Richard McNaughton and wife Kay, of Philadelphia.   Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Robinson-Lytle, Inc., Indiana, with the Rev. ...
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1/25/2015
DONALD FLEMING, 86
RAIRIGH FUNERAL HOME, HILLSDALE
DONALD FLEMING, 86           Donald G. Fleming, age 86, of Cherry Tree, passed away Friday, Jan. 23 in Michigan. Friends of Donald Fleming will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26 at the Rairigh Funeral Home in Hillsdale. An 11 a.m. funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, Jan. 27. Military honors will be observed. Interment will be in the Crown Crest Memorial Park in Lawrence Township, Clearfield County, following the funeral service.   ***               Donald G. Fleming, 86, of Cherry Tree, PA, died Friday, January 23, 2015 at The Laurels of Mt. Pleasant, MI.             The son of James Blaine and Florence Virginia (Lydick) Fleming, he was born on May 7, 1928 in Clearfield, PA.             Don was a 1946 graduate of Clearfield High School and served in the US Army as a Sergeant during the Korean Conflict.             He was a member of the Cherry Tree United Methodist Church, where he had been a church trustee and treasurer.             Prior to his retirement, Don had been employed for thirty-five years as a technician with Bell Telephone.             An active participant in Cherry Tree ...
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1/25/2015
HELEN ELKO, 91
RAIRIGH FUNERAL HOME, HILLSDALE
HELEN ELKO, 91   Helen E. (Auden) Elko, age 91, of Glen Campbell, passed away on Friday, Jan. 23 at Beacon Ridge Nursing Home in Indiana. Friends of Helen Elko will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25 at the Rairigh Funeral Home in Hillsdale. An 11 a.m. funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, Jan. 26. Interment will follow at the Burnside Cemetery.   ***               Helen E. (Auden) Elko, 91, of Glen Campbell, PA, died on Friday, January 23, 2015 at Beacon Ridge Nursing Home, Indiana, PA.             The daughter of Silas and Bella (Ellsmore) Auden, she was born on July 28, 1923 in Glen Campbell, Indiana County, PA.             All of her life, Helen was a member of the Glen Campbell United Methodist Church, where she was active with bake sales and cooking for church dinners.             Helen was a homemaker. For many years, she also helped Mrs. Wilmoth as a housekeeper. Shethoroughly loved to cook. Helen was always known to be cooking for one person or another. She enjoyed traveling on car trips all over the USA with her husband, Whitey.             Helen married her late husband, ...
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1/23/2015
TERRY RAMSDEN, 72
RICHARD L. SHOEMAKER FUNERAL HOME IN BLAIRSVILLE
Terry Ray Ramsden, 72 of Blairsville, PA passed away on January 22, 2015 at his home. The son of Ray and Sarah Louise (Suman) Ramsden, he was born June 7, 1942 in New Eagle, PA.             Terry was a member of the Hebron Lutheran Church in Blairsville, Acacia lodge #355, Indiana County Shrine Club, Lodge Council Chapter Consistory Coudersport, 32 Degree Mason, and also a member of Elks Lodge #406 Blairsville.             He was a 1960 graduate of Derry High School and worked for Penelec in mobile maintenance Red Hat Division and U.S. Steel as a journeyman Machinist.                          Surviving are his wife of 44 years Yvonne Mae (Horrell) Ramsden; one son Brandon Ramsden of Blairsville and one brother Denny (Joann) Ramsden also of Blairsville.             He was preceeded in death by his Parents.             The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Saturday at the Shoemaker Funeral Home, Inc., 49 North Walnut Street, Blairsville, PA.  Masonic services will be held at 7 P.M. in the funeral home.  Services and Interment will be private.  
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1/22/2015
HAROLD SMITH, 87
RICHARD L. SHOEMAKER FUNERAL HOME IN BLAIRSVILLE
Harold Burton Smith, 87 of Clarksburg, PA (Conemaugh Twp.) passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at his home.              The son of George and Verna (Steffey) Smith, he was born September 18, 1927 in Livermore, PA (Indiana Co.).             Harold was a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Clarksburg, Saltsburg American Legion #57, Blairsville VFW #5821, attended the Saltsburg Senior Center, and was the past Commander of the Blairsville VFW from 1977-1979.         Harold also enjoyed going to flea markets and enjoyed antiques.         He graduated from Elders Ridge High School in 1945 and worked for Nickles Bakery until he retired in 1985.             Surviving are his loving wife, Lillian J. (Sheffler) Smith, whom he married on June 9, 1950; three sons David I. (Sandy) Clarksburg, PA, Richard H. (Anna Marie) Nowrytown, PA, and John T. (Lorraine) Clarksburg, PA; eight grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren; and one brother Rev. John Cyrus Smith of Grand Junction, CO.             He was preceeded in death by his parents; one son Thomas E. Smith in 1955, two brothers Robert G. Smith and J. Walter Smith; and four sisters M. Isabelle Lucas, M. Annabelle Smith, Helena Smith, and Edith Elwell. The family will receive ...
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1/22/2015
GENEVIVE STUPIC, 84
RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME OF CLYMER
  GENEVIEVE MARIE (MIROLAK) STUPIC,AGE 84 OF HEILWOOD, DIED JAN. 20TH ATINDIANAREGIONALMEDICALCENTER. Friends of Genevieve Stupic will be received Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home in Clymer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection, Heilwood site. Interment will be in the St. Patrick Cemetery at Camerons Bottom.  
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1/22/2015
JESS BARTHOLOW, 87
JAMES F. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, BLAIRSVILLE
Name: Jess Bartholow                     Age: 87 Address: Blairsville, PA  Died: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Indiana Regional Medical Center, Indiana, PABorn: August 18, 1927 Rivesville, WVFather: Jess BartholowMother: Georgia (Kirk) BartholowChurch: Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Blairsville, PAWork, Clubs & Organizations: He was a co-owner with his son Michael of the former Balco Inc. He was a US Navy veteran serving during WWII. Jess was a member of the American Legion Post #0407, Promise Keepers and the Society of Mining Engineers. SurvivorsWife of 69 years - Phyllis L. (DiBiase) Bartholow, Blairsville, PASon - David B. Bartholow & wife Bridget, Wilmington, DESon - Kevin M. Bartholow & wife Phyllis A., Blairsville, PAGrand Children - Anna Kanienberg, Christine Hopenwasser, Michael D. Bartholow, Scott E. Bartholow, Camille R. Bartholow and Jess R. BartholowGreat Grand Children - Owen KanienbergTy & Sydney HopenwasserCaedmon Bartholow  Preceded in death byFather - Jess BartholowMother - Georgia (Kirk) BartholowSon - Michael L. Bartholow in 2010Sister - Geraldine RoderheaverSister - Louise B. Arnett  Visitation:James F. Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc., Blairsville, PA on Friday, January 23, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and ...
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1/21/2015
JASON McADOO, 34
C. FREDERICK BOWSER FUNERAL HOME IN HOMER CITY
Jason Lee McAdoo, 34, Indiana, PA died Monday, January 19, 2015 in Indiana.  He is the son of Mary Kay (Kelly) Mock and Randy McAdoo. He attended St. Bernard of Clairvaux Roman Catholic Church, Indiana and was a member of the Red Barn Sportsman Club and the Homer City American Legion.   Jason is home with the LORD and his best friend and baby brther, Joshua A., who passed away in 1999.   He is survived by his parents, Mother, Mary Kay (Kelly) Mock of Lucernemines and father, Randy K. McAdoo, Josephine; grandma Mary Jo Vargo, Lucernemines.  He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.   He is preceded in death by his brother, Joshua and his special pap pap, Edward (Banjo) Vargo and his grandparents, Ben and Elsie McAdoo.   Friends will be received Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the C. Frederick Bowser Funeral Home, Homer City where a vigil service will be held Friday at 3:30 at the funeral home.  Private interment will be held at a later date.
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