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    Gregory Jordan

    Gregory Joseph Jordan, 33, of Houtzdale, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019 at UPMC Altoona Hospital. Born on March 15, 1986 in Clearfield, he was the son of Gregory A. and Jody (Maney) Jordan of Ramey. He was a 2004 graduate of Moshannon Valley High School, and was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He worked as a motorcycle mechanic at Cairns Equipment in Clearfield. He loved riding motorcycles and four wheelers, and hunting. He will be deeply missed by his parents, two children, Gregory F. Jordan and Trinity Lockett; one brother, Matthew Jordan; one sister,…

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    Raymond Lukens

    Raymond Gene Lukens, 85, formerly of Smokerun, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Epworth Manor, Tyrone. Born February 1, 1934 in Osceola Mills, he was a son of the late William Clarence & Emma (Gonder) Lukens. Raymond was a coalminer and operators helper on the continuous line for 23 years. He was a member of United Mine Workers, Hobo Gathering & Tourist Union #63, North of 60 Chapter Order of Arctic Adventures, and Canada’s Arctic Northeast Territories. Raymond was a life member of Columbia Fire Co. #1, was a Special Deputy Sherriff of Clearfield County and was an honorary…

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    Ann Dore

    Ann Dore, 105, of Garvey Manor in Hollidaysburg, formerly of Smithmill, passed away Friday, March 15, 2019 at UPMC Altoona Hospital. Born on September 21, 1913 in Beccaria, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Helen (Holobinko) Yope. On August 14, 1943, she married John Henry Dore. He preceded her in death in 1999. She was a member of Janesville United Methodist Church. Ann was a devoted wife and loving mother who gave all her time to family and friends. She loved to cook, and made the best pies. She will be truly missed. She is survived by…

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    Albert Zapsky

    Albert G. Zapsky, Jr., 76, of Bigler Twp, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in UPMC Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born on May, 3, 1942 in Curwensville, he was the son of the late Albert, Sr. and Ann (Mayersky) Zapsky. He was a 1960 graduate of Moshannon Valley High School, and was in the US Army Reserves from 1963-1969. He owned Moshannon Blacktop Sealcoating and TM Zapsky Trucking Co. He was also co-owner of Moshannon Paving Co. Albert had his pilot’s license, was a black belt in Judo and loved to garden. He was an exceptional musician, excelling on the accordion…

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    Kathryn Lumanick

    Kathryn Lumanick, 101, of Port Orange, FL, formerly of Ramey, passed away Monday, March 11, 2019 at Angel’s Senior Living Assisted Living Facility in Port Orange. Born on February 13, 1918 in Madera, she was the daughter of the late Onuphrey and Maria (Kyptchyk) Basarab. On June 9, 1945, she married John Lumanick in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ramey. Kathryn was a member of St. Mary’s, where she belonged to the Altar Rosary Society. She loved baking for the church. She is survived by two children, John Lumanick and Betty Cotton, both of Florida; two siblings, Susan Warholic and…

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    Margaret Grega

    Margaret Grega, 90, of Glen Hope, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019 at her home under the care of hospice. Born on October 13, 1928 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Margaret (Niehaus) Delaney. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Houtzdale, and a homemaker. She attended St. John’s High School in Pittsburgh. On November 4, 1950 in McKeesport, PA, she married Edward Grega, who passed away in 2008. Margaret will be deeply missed by two daughters, Patty (Dave) Kitko, Sue (Tom) Date; three sons, Ron (Eileen) Grega, Bob “Red” Grega,…

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    James Gillen

    James E. Gillen, 92, of Irvona, passed away Friday, March 1, 2019 in Mountain Laurel Nursing & Rehab Center, Clearfield. Born on July 26, 1926 in Madera, he was the son of the late Frank and Rachel (Richardson) Gillen. Mr. Gillen graduated from the Madera High School in 1944. On June 2, 1949, he wed the former Shirley E. Granville in the Ramey United Methodist Parsonage, who survives at home. He served in the Army during WWII and attended the Coalport CMA Church. He worked as a coal miner for 26 years. He started at Rushton Coal Co. in Osceola…

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    Arthur Twigg

    Arthur D. “Jack” Twigg, 74, of Beccaria Twp., passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born on March 10, 1944 in Beccaria Twp., he was the son of the late William J. and Rose V. (Stiles) Twigg. On June 12, 1965, in Smokerun United Methodist Church, he married Carol Belin, who survives. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Lanette (Dan) Potutschnig of Reedsville and Brad (Donna) Twigg of Smokerun; five grandchildren, Nathan Ferrell, Janae and Sophie Potutschnig, Jaclyn and Sunny Twigg; one sister, Cathy Lebda, and one brother, Roger Twigg.…

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    Madaline Gardner

    Madaline M. Gardner, 94, of Ramey, passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at her home. Born on July 23, 1924 in Glen Hope, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Bertha (Folmar) Mann. She was a member of Faith United Lutheran Church in Houtzdale, and a homemaker. She was a kind, loving, and giving Mother to many. Madaline will be deeply missed by her three daughters, Amanda Gardner, Joan Martell, and her companion John, and Kelly Gardner; seven sons, Kenneth Gardner, Edward Gardner, Thomas Gardner, and his wife Peggy, Gene Gardner, and his companion Vivian, Charles Gardner,…

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    Daniel Kitko

    Daniel Vincent Kitko On January 8, 2019, Daniel V. Kitko passed from this earth. Dan was born on January 29, 1977 to Kenneth and Clementine Kitko. He was their 5th and last child. Dan graduated from Moshannon Valley High School in 1995 and studied business at Penn State University. He worked for the majority of his life at Kitko Wood Products in Glen Hope, PA., and later as an IT Specialist for an online tech support company. Known as baby Dan when he was a child, this soon changed as he grew into a man. Once called a behemoth by…

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    Mary Hurtack

    Mary Hurtack, 100, of Jamestown, NY, formerly of Beccaria, passed away Monday, December 30, 2018 at Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center, Jamestown. Born on April 24, 1918 in Madera, she was the daughter of the late George and Helen (Carroll) Visnosky. On September 14, 1940, she married John Hurtack in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ramey. Mary was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Ramey. She loved sewing, cooking, baking, rug making, and gardening. She is survived by two sons, James (Elaine) Hurtack of Jamestown, Thomas (Patricia) Hurtack of Jamestown; three daughters, Janet Hurtack of San…

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    Bradley Draisey

    Bradley W. Draisey, 60, of Clearfield, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018 at Penn Highlands Dubois. Born on November 28, 1958 in Erie, he was the son of the late Forrest Draisey. He was a participant at the Gertrude Barber Institute and the Special Olympics. He is survived by a sister, Jean Comeau of Erie, and nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Thursday from 11am until the time of services at 1 PM in Kruise-Spewock Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Madera. Interment will follow in Alexander Cemetery, Madera. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Special…

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    Seth Gallaher

    Seth Gallaher, 22, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2018, as a result from an automobile accident. Born on April 19, 1996 in Tyrone, he was the son of Joni Lynn Litzinger and Brian Gallaher, and his companion, Jennifer Stover. He was a 2014 graduate of Moshannon Valley High School, and worked as an electrician. He recently enrolled in the HVAC program at Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center. Seth lived life to the fullest, he was the life of the party, and his smile was contagious. He will be deeply missed by his parents, two sisters, Kimberly Dillen of Madera,…

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    Marry Anne (Sister Susanne) Mowchan

    Mary Anne Mowchan (Sister Susanne), a Sister of the Order of Precious Blood, departed to be with her Divine Spouse and Saviour on Tuesday, 27 November 2018 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Seventy-seven years young, Sister Susanne was born on 07 January 1941 in Chesterfield, Pennsylvania and was a 1958 graduate of Moshannon Valley High School. Since taking her vows as an Adorer on 01 July 1961 in Columbia, Pennsylvania, Sister Susanne had devoted 57 years of her life to God through prayer and selfless acts of kindness and charity. From 1975 to 1998 she resided at…

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    Mary Anne (Sister Susanne) Mowchan

    Mary Anne Mowchan (Sister Susanne), a Sister of the Order of Precious Blood, departed to be with her Divine Spouse and Saviour on Tuesday, 27 November 2018 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Seventy-seven years young, Sister Susanne was born on 07 January 1941 in Chesterfield, Pennsylvania and was a 1958 graduate of Moshannon Valley High School. Since taking her vows as an Adorer on 01 July 1961 in Columbia, Pennsylvania, Sister Susanne had devoted 57 years of her life to God through prayer and selfless acts of kindness and charity. From 1975 to 1998 she resided at…

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    Gerard Hansel

    Gerard Allen Hansel, 88, of Houtzdale, passed away Monday, November 26, 2018 at Penn Highlands Dubois. Born May 13, 1930 in Kendrick, Houtzdale RD, he was a son of Stephen R. & Helen V. (Fetcho) Hansel. Gerard was a 1948 graduate of Houtzdale-Woodward Township High School and attended Penn State for two years. He then entered the US Army and served during the Korean Conflict. Gerard was a master gun smith and antique gun collector. He was a life member of the NRA, enjoyed hunting with his son and was an avid pipe collector. Gerard was a member of Christ…

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    Anna Karlinchak

    Anna Karlinchak, 94, of Mckeesport, formerly of Houtzdale, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Riverside Care Center, McKeesport. Born on March 20, 1924 in Ginter, PA, she was the daughter of the late Steven and Ann (Drop) Kutzer. On October 6, 1956, she married Anthony Karlichack in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ramey. He preceded her in death in 2012. Anna was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in McKeesport, and a former member of St. Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ramey. She is survived by two sons, Stephen M. Karlinchak of McKeesport and Joe Karlinchak…

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    Scott Beers

    Scott William Reed Beers, 19, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2018, at UPMC Northwest Hospital. Born on February 25, 1999 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Gordon and Valerie (Reed) Beers. He was a 2017 graduate of Moshannon Valley High School, where he played football and wrestled, and where he was a member of the History Club, Varsity Club, and the National Honors Society. He also graduated in 2017 from CCCTC from their electrical program. He attended Edinboro University through the Penelec PSI Program. He was a member of the IBEW Local 459. He worked for Penelec as an…