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Joseph C. Weaver Sr.

Joseph C. Weaver Sr., 87, of Blairsville, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Latrobe Hospital. The son of the Rev. Homer L. and Freda (Cornman) Weaver, he was born April 8, 1934, in Punxsutawney. Mr. Weaver attended the Free Methodist Church, now CrossRoads Community Church in Blairsville, until recent...
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Pittsburgh, PAIndiana Gazette

H. Bryan Werner

The Rev. H. Bryan Werner passed away peacefully at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, June 16, surrounded by family and upheld by the prayers of many who were touched by his life of care and ministry. Born Jan. 15, 1938, in Pittsburgh to Harry C. Werner and Dorothy M....
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Bedford County,

Maxine E. Mellott

Maxine E. Mellott, 91, of Six Mile Run, passed away Sunday, June 20, 2021, at UPMC Altoona Hospital. Born in Six Mile Run, Bedford County, Sept. 27, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Matthew M. and Mary M. (Skipper) Fleegle. Surviving are a daughter, Gail Chamberlain, wife of...
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Mary Lou Moore

Mary Lou Moore, 53, of Green Township, formerly of Blairsville, peacefully passed away Saturday, June 12, 2021, at Good Samaritan Hospice, Beaver, after a long battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by infant sister Cathy, and is survived by her parents, Alan and Virginia Moore, of Blairsville; brother...
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Richard Stone

Richard E. “Stoney” Stone, 94, of Black Lick, died Friday, June 18, 2021, at his home. He was born June 10, 1927, in Grafton, W.Va., and was a son of Odley Stone and Dorothy (Pyles) Stone. He was a member of Black Lick United Methodist Church. Stoney retired after 41...
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Mary Jane Ling

Mary Jane Ling, 95, of Indiana, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at Scenery Hill Nursing Care, Indiana. Born June 23, 1925, in Johnstown, she was a daughter of Dr. William E. and Eva (Waters) Matthews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Willard, sister Margaret Hughes and...
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Dora M. Rager

Dora M. Rager, 78, of Vintondale, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at her home. She was born Aug. 31, 1942, in Johnstown, a daughter of Theodore and Ethel McCachren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Larry; daughter-in-law Donna; brothers Ford and Harold; and sister Charlotte Cramer.
Latrobe, PAIndiana Gazette

Ray H. McKissick

Ray H. McKissick, 87, of Gastown, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Born June 9, 1934, near Latrobe, he was a son of Raymond H. and Minnie (Scott) McKissick. Ray was a 1952 graduate of Kittanning High School. Ray and Sandy operated McKissick Optical and owned the business more than 50 years. Ray dearly loved his family and had a passion for all animals, but especially loved horses and his dogs. He loved the outdoors and spent many hours hunting and fishing. Ray also was an avid trap shooter and won many awards including the Grand American multiple times.
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Michael Anthony Tarantella

Michael Anthony Tarantella, 60, of Johnstown and formerly of Renovo, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2021 at the University of Pittsburgh Presbyterian Hospital. Maxwell Funeral Home in Renovo has charge of arrangements.
Hempfield Township,

Angeline M. Cianci

Angeline M. Cianci, 97, formerly of Mercer Road, Hempfield Township, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2021, in St. Paul’s Senior Living Community. She was born in Claytonia, Pa., on Jan. 16, 1924, to Emanuele and Maria Sarafina Giangiordano. Angie was a 1943 graduate of St. Michael’s High School. She was employed at the former G.C. Murphy Co., Cianci’s Corner Dairy, […]


A. Jane (Carrara) Weinell, 76, of Blairsville, PA (Brenizer) passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2021 in UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. The daughter of Guido Carrara and Frances E. (Wills) Foust, she was born April 26, 1945 in Latrobe, PA. Jane graduated from Derry Area High School. She was...
Black Lick,


Richard E. “Stoney” Stone, 94 of Black Lick, passed away on Friday, June 18, 2021 at his home. He was born June 10, 1927 in Grafton, WV, the son of the late Odley Stone and Dorothy (Pyles) Stone. He was a member of the Black Lick United Methodist Church. Stoney retired as a truck driver from the former Blairsville Machine Products after 41 years of service.

Kenneth L. Roub

Kenneth L. Roub, 62, of Imler, passed away late Saturday, June 12, 2021, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. He was born March 14, 1959, in New Brunswick, NJ, son of the late Carl “Cub” and Anna Rose (Tomori) Roub. He married Pamela J. Meade April 28, 1984, in Altoona.
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Joseph Smatlak

Joseph Smatlak, 92, of Punxsutawney, passed away on Monday, June 14, 2021, at Mahoning Riverside Manor in Punxsutawney. He was born Feb. 25, 1929, in Johnstown, a son of Anna (Payerchin) and John Smatlak. On Aug. 6, 1960, he married Betty R. (Nicholson) Smatlak, who preceded him in death on...
Black Lick,


Died: Friday, June 18, 2021 at his home. Church: He was a member of the Black Lick United Methodist Church. Work, Clubs & Organizations: Stoney retired as a truck driver from the former Blairsville Machine Products after 41 years of service. He was a WW II US Navy veteran. Stoney was a member of the Homer City American Legion Post #493, the Indiana Moose #174, United Steel Workers and the Burrell Twp. Rod and Gun Club. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, wood working and spending time with his Family, especially his Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.
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Erma L. Ashbaugh

Erma Louise (Cunkelman) Ashbaugh, 68, of Blairsville (Black Lick Township), passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at Indiana Regional Medical Center, Indiana. The daughter of Walter O. and Betty J. (Caylor) Cunkelman, she was born Oct. 12, 1952, in Indiana. Erma graduated from Elders Ridge High School in 1971.