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Posted 10 March 2013 - 10:42 AM

Goble-Baronick Funeral Home, Inc.
 
211 South Main Street
 
DuBois, PA  15801
 
Jeffrey M. Baronick, Supervisor
 
(814) 371-2040
 
On line condolences may be made at http://www.gbfuneralhome.com

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Jeffrey Paul Gilmore went peacefully to his home in heaven on December 1, 2016 at the age of 60 after fighting a courageous three-year battle with cancer.
 
Jeff loved his family more than anything and will be missed every day by his wife of 33 years, Faith (Kauffman); his children, Hannah, Adam, Allison and Trey, his parents, James and Martha (Hatch) Gilmore and his sisters, Debbie Elwood; Pam Fraicola; and Missi Kocinski.
 
Jeff was born on May 29, 1956 in Meadville, PA but spent most of his life living in Greensburg and DuBois. He owned and ran his own successful business, Land & Mapping Services for 20 years. His children will always remember him as a generous and loving father who encouraged them to pursue Christ and supported them in all their endeavors. He was passionate about sports and spent a majority of his life coaching his own kids and countless others in the DuBois area. Later, he became a PIAA basketball and soccer referee and has always continued to pursue his own love of fishing and being outdoors. 
 
Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 1-4 P.M. at the Goble Baronick Funeral Home and again on Monday, December 5, 2016 from 9-10 A.M. at the funeral home.
 
A celebration of life service will be held on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 11 A.M. from the DuBois  Alliance Church.  All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jeff's life.  
 
Burial will be in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. 
 
Although, flowers are appreciated, memorials may be sent to the Hahne Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Avenue, DuBois, PA 15801.
 
On-line condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.
 
 
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Cyril Israel Gamis, MD of Treasure Lake, DuBois, Pa died Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at his home after a lengthy illness.

 

Born on May 16, 1966 in Bulen Sorsogon, Philippines, he was the son of the late Salvadore & Salud (Lim) Gamis.

 

On October 9, 2010, he married Martina Fleming Gamis.  She survives and lives in DuBois.

 

Cyril was a Medical Doctor in the field of Geriatric Psychiatry at Penn Highlands Brookville.

 

He received a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from the University of Santo Tome, and studied medicine from the same university.  He completed his residency in Psychiatry from Harvard University, and completed his Geriatric Psychiatry residency from the University of Pittsburgh.  He loved to read, enjoyed playing table tennis, traveling, and the outdoors.  He found satisfaction in the simple things in life and his highest goal was to serve God and others.

 

He is survived by 2 sisters (Maria Razel Onate and her husband Tito, Jr. and Selene Torres and her husband Edilberto, both of the Philippines.)

 

There will be no public visitation, however, everyone is welcome to attend a Mass of Christian Burial

that will be celebrated on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 10 a.m. from St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church with Msgr. Richard Siefer officiating.

 

Memorials may be placed with Penn Highlands Brookville Senior Transitions Unit, 100 Hospital Road, Brookville, Pa 15825.

 

The Goble-Baronick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

On line condolences can be made to www.gbfuneralhome.com

 
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Milton L. Mattern, age 83, East Second Avenue, DuBois, PA died Monday, November 28, 2016 at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Born on July 25, 1933 in Kellytown, PA, he was the son of the late William L. and LaNetta (Wallace) Mattern.

 

On November 24, 1962 in Sykesville, PA, he married Dorothy (Orsich) Mattern.  She survives.

 

Milton retired from the service department at various local car dealerships after 35 years of service.

 

He was an avid fan of DuBois Federation Baseball and an animal lover.

 

Milton is survived by two children:  Brian P. Mattern of DuBois, PA and Jennifer J. Knepp and her husband, Patrick of Erie, PA.

 

He was preceded in death by three brothers (Perry, Robert, and Charles Mattern) and two sisters (Jean Graham and Patricia Welsh).

 

There will be no public visitation.

 

Private funeral services will be held from the Goble Baronick Funeral Home with Msgr. Richard Siefer officiating.

 

Interment will be in Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery in Sykesville.

 

Memorials may be placed with the ANNA Shelter, 1555 East 10th Street, Erie, PA 16511.

 

On-line condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.

 

The Goble Baronick Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

 
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Leo Anthony Foradori, age 65, formerly of DuBois, PA passed away at Kane Regional Nursing Home on November 26, 2016.

 

Born October 27, 1951 in DuBois, PA, he was the son of the late Ido “Jim the Butcher” and Jane “Jenny” (Matulis) Foradori.

 

He was a 1970 graduate of DuBois Area High School. 

 

Leo is survived by a sister, Mrs. Paul (Sarah Ann) Overs of Grafton, OH, two aunts (Anna Baker of DuBois, PA and Mary Scarnati of Brockway, PA) and numerous cousins.

 

He was preceded in death by a brother, James Foradori.

 

There will be no public visitation.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 1:30 P.M. from St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church with Msgr. Richard Siefer as celebrant.

 

Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

 

Memorials may be placed with the charity of the donor’s choice.

 

On-line condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.

 

The Goble Baronick Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 
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JEAN S. OPEL, 83, of Fort Myers, FL, formally of Cocoa Beach, died early Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at The Lodge of Cypress Cove in Fort Myers. 
 
Born December 21, 1932 in DuBois, PA to Irene (Rakestraw) and Lester E. Shugarts, she married LT. Colonel Donald M. Opel in 1971. He predeceased her in 2010.  The couple were married for 39 years.   
 
She graduated from DuBois High School in 1950 and then enlisted in the U.S. Army, attending basic training from February - April 1951.  Her military career consisted of posts including NYC and Naples, Italy. 
 
After her military service, she continued her career in Civil Service with NATO in Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium.  Her Civil Service career also took her to posts around the globe from Germany to Vietnam.  Finally, she and her husband, Donald, settled in Cocoa Beach, FL where she worked at Cape Canaveral.  After her husband died, she relocated to Fort Myers in 2014.
 
She is survived by her sister, M. Sue Ullery (Thomas) of Fort Myers, FL; her stepchildren, Kathryn (Mark) Dittman, of Harlingen, Texas; Carlton (Anna) Opel, Panama; Christopher (Rita) Opel, Texas and Grandson, Matthew Dittman. She will be missed by all, including her loving nieces, nephews and friends. 
 
In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents, her brother, William Rakestraw Shugarts, and her granddaughter, Margaret Dittman. 
 
A Celebration of Life was held Monday, November 21st at Cypress Cove in Fort Myers, FL.  Memorial Services will be held at Saturday, December 3rd at 1:00 p.m. at St. Luke's United Church of Christ in Luthersburg, PA. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke's United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 112, Luthersburg, PA 15848.
 
Local arrangements were handled by the Goble Baronick Funeral Home in DuBois.
 
 
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Pauline S. Kurtz, Age 84 of Doctors Lane, Penfield, PA died Thursday, November 24, 2016 at Christ King Manor.

 

Born October 5, 1932 in Tyler, PA she was the daughter of the late Steven & Anna (Kosin)Seduski.

 

On November 24, 1961, she married Joseph Kurtz.  He survives and lives in Penfield.

 

Pauline retired from Stackpole Carbon Company in St. Mary’s after 38 years of service.  After retirement, she worked at Riverside in DuBois for 7 years.

 

She was a member of St. joseph Roman Catholic Church in Force.

 

She is survived by a brother (Edward Seduski & his wife Laura of Penfield, PA) 2 sisters (Helen Cian and her husband Louie of Penfield, PA, and Dorothy Van Horn and her husband Laverne of DuBois) and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her brother (Stanley Seduski)

 

There will be no public visitation.

 

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 10 a.m. from St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Force with Fr. William Sutherland as celebrant

 

Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Force, PA.

 

Memorials may be paced with St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 17735 Bennetts Valley Highway, Force, PA 15841

 

The Goble-Baronick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Online condolences can be made to www.gbfuneralhome.com

 
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Elizabeth J. Kotzbauer, age 78, Yohe Road in Reynoldsville, PA died Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Penn Highlands DuBois.

 

Born April 7, 1938 in Burnside, PA, she was the daughter of the late George S. and Martha L. (Price) Armstrong.

 

On June 11, 1969, she married Thomas J. Kotzbauer, Sr. in Winchester, VA.  He preceded her in death on September 21, 2005.

 

Elizabeth was a homemaker and a supporter of St. Jude’s Research Hospital.

 

She is survived by a daughter, Georgia Madison and her husband, John of State College, PA; three sons, Jeffery Lake and his wife, Judy of Reynoldsville, PA; Carmen Chimento of Reynoldsville, PA; and Thomas Kotzbauer, Jr. and his wife, Heather of Sykesville, PA; three stepchildren, Leslie Shellman and her husband, David of Philipsburg, PA; Stacy Fleckenstein of Pittsburgh, PA; and Beth Truax and her husband, Tim of Pittsburgh, PA.  She is also survived by two sisters, Marcie Goodland and Debra Parks, both of Burnside, PA and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

Elizabeth was preceded in death by two sisters (Helen Hopkins and Mona Munkel) and a brother (James Armstrong).

 

There will be no public visitation.

 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 11 A.M. from the Goble Baronick Funeral Home with Pastor Kenneth Sherwood officiating.

 

Memorials may be placed with the St. Jude’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

 

On-line condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.

 

The Goble Baronick Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 
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Martha A. Hoskavich, age 96, Evergreen Street, DuBois, PA died Monday, November 21, 2016 at Christ the King Manor.

 

Born December 22, 1919 in Soldier, PA, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Francis (Zelinski) Sweka.

 

On October 4, 1947, she married Joseph “Barney” Hoskavich.  He preceded her in death on September 7, 2008.

 

She was a homemaker and previously worked at Rockwell Manufacturing.

 

Martha was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church where she worked at the Polish Festival for many years.  She enjoyed flower gardening.

 

She is survived by two sons:  Joseph and Daniel Hoskavich, both of DuBois, PA.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

 

Martha was preceded in death by eight brothers (Bernard; Joseph; Steven; Edward; Henry; William; Alec and John Sweka) and three sisters, (Amelia Debrosky; Anna Wascovich; Celia Sweka).

 

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 25, 2016 from 4-7 P.M. at the Goble Baronick Funeral Home.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 9:30 A.M. from St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church with Msgr. Richard Siefer as celebrant.

 

Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery.

 

The family requests memorial donations be sent to the Christ the King Manor Memory Support Unit, 1100 West Long Avenue, DuBois, PA 15801, in appreciation of their excellent care of Martha.

 

On-line condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.

 
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Berdeana Ruth Powers, age 84, Bryce Lane, Penfield, PA died Monday, November 21, 2016 at her home.

 

Born October 15, 1932 in Aurora, WV, she was the daughter of the late Charles Roger and Mary Ellen (Knotts) Spessert.

 

On July 11, 1955, she married Bernard E. Powers, Jr.  He preceded her in death on May 21, 2010.

 

She was a homemaker and had previously worked for the Bell Telephone Company.  She loved to paint by numbers, read, crochet, do needlepoint, and crossword puzzles.

 

She is survived by two sons, Bernard E. Powers, III and Stephen E. Powers and his wife, Robin, both of Penfield, PA and two grandchildren (Erin K. Powers and Matthew C. Powers).

 

Berdeana was preceded in death by two sisters, Mable Baker and Delores Smith.

 

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 from 6-8 P.M. at the Goble Baronick Funeral Home and again on Wednesday morning, November 23, 2016 from 10 A.M. until the time of service.

 

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 11 A.M. from the Goble Baronick Funeral Home with Pastor David Nagele officiating.

 

Burial will be in Lakelawn Cemetery.

 

Memorials may be placed with Penn Highlands Hospice, 100 Hospital Avenue, DuBois, PA 15801.

 

On-line condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.

 
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Teresa L. Blochberger, age 51 of Treasure Lake, DuBois, Pa died Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Penn Highlands DuBois.

 

Born February 1, 1965 in DuBois, Pa she was the daughter of Clifford “Buck” Swatsworth and Phyllis (Sanford) Swatsworth.  Her father survives and lives in DuBois, and her mother preceded her in death.

 

On January 3, 1981, she married Timothy C. Blochberger.  He survives.

 

Teresa was a homemaker and loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren.

 

She is survived by 2 sons (Timothy Blochberger, Jr. and his wife Crystal and Todd Blochberger and his wife Valerie, both of DuBois, Pa) a sister (Tracy Yates and her husband Steven of DuBois, Pa) and 6 grandchildren.

 

There will be no public visitation. 

 

A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Comfort Suites at the DuBois Country Club.

 

The Goble-Baronick funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

On line condolences may be made to www.gbfuneralhome.com

 
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James H. Bonsall, age 97, Bonsall Road, Luthersburg, PA died Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Christ the King Manor.

 

Born September 16, 1919 in Brady Township, PA, he was the son of the late Harry and Luella (Haag) Bonsall.

 

He was a graduate of Brady Township High School, and a graduate of the DuBois Business College and the Pennsylvania State University.

 

James was a veteran of the United States Navy having served in World War II.

 

On August 14, 1965, he married Jane Bonsall.  She survives.

 

He was a farmer by trade and loved to watch things grow, both plants and animals.  He had also worked for Nelson’s Nursery and Rockwell International Manufacturing.

 

James was a member of Troutville Trinity United Church of Christ.  He was a member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, the Brady Grange, and the Garfield Lodge #559, Free and Accepted Masons.  He was also a member of the Luthersburg Over 50 Club and the Sykesville American Legion.  He was a past board member of United Electric.  He enjoyed traveling, reading, and visiting with his friends and family.

 

He is survived by four nieces:  Kathy Hartzfeld and Nancy London and her husband, Harold, both of Punxsutawney, PA; Margaret Bonsall of Youngstown, OH and Becky Anderson and her husband, Richard of DuBois, PA; two great nieces and five great nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his sister (Louise Anderson), three brothers (infant David, Woodrow and  Wallace Bonsall) and a nephew (Wally Bonsall).

 

Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 20, 2016 from 1-4 P.M. at the Goble Baronick Funeral Home, and again, Monday morning, November 21, 2016 from 10-10:45 A.M. from the Troutville Trinity United Church of Christ.

 

A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 11 A.M. from Troutville Trinity United Church of Christ with Pastor Barry Fillman officiating.

 

Full military honors will be conducted by the members of the DuBois Area Honor Guard from the church.

 

Burial will follow in Troutville Trinity United Church of Christ Cemetery.

 

Memorials may be placed with the charity of the donor’s choice.

 

On-line condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.

 
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Alma “Jean” Klingensmith, age 77, Blue Jay Drive, DuBois, PA died Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at her home.

 

Born June 27, 1939 in Johnsonburg, PA, she was the daughter of the late Carl A. and Mabel C. (Norlin) Swanson.

 

Jean was a graduate of DuBois Area High School.

 

On June 30, 1957, she married Richard “Dick” K. Klingensmith.  He survives.

 

She worked at Montgomery Ward Co. in DuBois.  Previous to that, she worked at Maple Avenue Hospital.

 

Jean was a member of Christ Lutheran Church.  She was an active member in the DuBois Nursing Home Auxiliary and a member of the DuBois Lioness Club.

 

She is survived by two sons, Keith A. Klingensmith of DuBois, PA and Richard S. Klingensmith and his wife, Beth of Shermansdale, PA; a brother, James Swanson and his wife, Betty of Brockway, PA and a sister, Carla Adamson and her husband, Robert of DuBois, PA.

 

Friends will be received on Sunday, November 13, 2016 from 1-4 P.M. at the Goble Baronick Funeral Home.

 

A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 11 A.M. from the Goble Baronick Funeral Home with Pastors John and Amy Miller officiating.

 

Interment will be in Morningside Cemetery.

 

Memorials may be sent to Christ Lutheran Church, 875 Sunflower Drive, DuBois, PA 15801.

 

On-line condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.

 
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James A. Siemucha, age 73, Brown Street, DuBois, PA died Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA surrounded by his family.

 

Born August 20, 1943 in DuBois, PA, he was the son of the late Albert and Violet (Rutkowski) Siemucha. 

 

Jim was a 1961 graduate of the DuBois Area High School, and was a graduate of the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

 

He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in Germany during the Vietnam War.

 

On November 14, 1964, he married Mary L. (Kruk) Siemucha.  She survives.

 

Jim retired as a mortgage specialist with B.F. Saul Mortgage in Bathesda, MD.  Previous to that, he was a computer salesman for I.B.M. and Dicomed for over 20 years.

 

He was an avid hunter and especially loved to play golf and travel.  Jim was a kind-hearted person and was always willing to lend a hand to someone in need.

 

Jim is survived by three children:  Tonja Siemucha of Clarksburg, MD; Tina Reinl and her husband, Torsten of Seattle, WA and Dr. Jeyhun Canpolat and his wife, Aylin of Istanbul, Turkey; a sister, Jane Castonguay and her husband, Dick of DuBois, PA and 2 grandchildren (Defne and Selin).

 

There will be no public visitation.

 

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 10 A.M. from St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church with Msgr. Richard Siefer as celebrant.

 

Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

 

Memorials may be sent to the DuBois Public Library, 31 South Brady Street, DuBois, PA 15801 and/or the Free Medical Clinic, 47 West Long Avenue, DuBois, PA 15801.

 

On-line condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.

 

The Goble Baronick Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

 
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Stanley J. “Stan” Mitskavich, age 62, West Weber Avenue, DuBois, PA died Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.

 

Born August 24, 1954 in DuBois, PA, he was the son of the late Nester “Nesty” and Lillian A. (Rokoski) Mitskavich.

 

He attended DuBois Central Catholic High School and the Pennsylvania State University and Clarion University.

 

Stan was employed from a young age at the DuBois Lanes.  He made a lifelong commitment to the game and to the bowlers he served.  Stan, along with his family, operated the DuBois Bowling Lanes for many years. 

 

Stan was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in DuBois.

 

He is survived by two brothers, Michael C. Mitskavich and Thomas M. Mitskavich and his wife, Jackie, both of DuBois, PA; two sisters, Susan Hindman and her husband, Bart of Clarion, PA and Dr. Mary Mitskavich and her husband, Gary Wnorowski of Avon by the Sea, NJ.

 

He was preceded in death by his sister, Janet Mitskavich.

 

Friends will be received on Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 5-8 P.M. at the Goble Baronick Funeral Home.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 1 P.M. from St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church with Msgr. Richard Siefer as celebrant.

 

Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

 

Memorials may be placed with DuBois Central Catholic, P.O. Box 567, DuBois, PA 15801.

 

On-line condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.

 

 
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Frances K. Borrelli, age 91, West Washington Avenue, DuBois, PA died Sunday, November 6, 2016 at the DuBois Nursing Home.
 
Born May 5, 1925 in DuBois, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Irene (McClusky) Houpt.
 
On September 25, 1942, she married Joseph Borrella, Jr.  He preceded her in death on December 3, 2005.
 
Franny was a homemaker and enjoyed baking, making fudge and preparing holiday meals.  She also enjoyed playing cards, keeping up on current events in the news, listening to music, watching sit-coms especially the Golden Girls, and in her younger days going to dances with Joey.
 
Frances was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church.  She was a faithful Catholic, but admired anyone who had a relationship with God.  Frances often prayed for others and numerous times, the person would report their "miracle" as a result of her simple faith.  Frances was also very grateful for any care given to her whether it be helping to keep her clean, giving an awful tasting medication or a painful treatment she always responded, "thank you dear".  She also amazed others by her ability to remember a person's name, details about a conversation they had or details about their family members.  The comment "for 91 years old, your mind is sharp as a tack" was constantly made.
 
Frances is survived by three daughters (Sarah Pedulla and her husband, Thomas of DuBois, PA; Jolene Burley and her husband, Joseph of Newberry, FL; and Lisa Pettrey and her husband, Thomas of Lexington, KY); two sons, (Michael Borrelli and his wife, Robin and David Borrelli, both of DuBois, PA); eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, also survive, with one great-great grandchild on the way.  Frances is also survived by her faithful friend, Beryl Kelly.
 
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her only brother, Robert Houpt, a daughter, Jeanne Mullins and a grandson, Jason Mullins.
 
Friends will be received on Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. at the Goble Baronick Funeral Home.
 
A Scriptural Wake Service will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 1:30 P.M. from the funeral home.
 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 10 A.M. from St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church with Msgr. Richard Siefer as celebrant.
 
Burial will be in St. Catherine's Cemetery.
 
Memorials may be sent to the charity of the donor's choice.
 
On-line condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.
 
 
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Russell W. Hand, Jr., age 75, Forsyth Road, DuBois, PA died Sunday, November 6, 2016 at his home.

 

Born March 3, 1941 in DuBois, PA, he was the son of the late Russell W. Hand, Sr. and Ida (Ledger) Hand.

 

On April 23, 1960, he married Linda (Johnston) Hand.  She survives.

 

Russell was the owner and operator of Hand Drilling for many years and previous to that, he worked for Forsyth Drilling for 20 years. 

 

He was a member of the Sandy Township Oklahoma Fire Department.  He was a life member of the

I.P.& S. Club.  He was also a member of the Pulaski Club.  He loved hunting and fishing and old western movies.  He loved to be outdoors and travel, but most of all, he loved to work and spend time with his grandchildren.

 

Russell is survived by his children:  Lori Berasi and her husband, Robert of Force, PA; Raymond Hand of DuBois, PA; Edward Hand and his wife, Pamela of Emporium, PA; and Jamie “Joe” Hand of DuBois, PA; a sister (Annabelle “Rose” Witherite of Luthersburg, PA); four brothers (James Robbins of DuBois, PA, John “Whitey” Robbins of DuBois, PA; Robert Hand of DuBois, PA; and William Hand of Thailand), seven grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by two sons, Russell Hand, III and Steven M. Johnston.

 

There will be no visitation.

 

A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

 

Memorials may be placed with any organization for the betterment of children.

 

On-line condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.

 

The Goble Baronick Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

 
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