Obituaries & Tributes

Immediate Need

Prearrange Your Funeral

Contact Us

Site Search

A A A

Text Sizing

This Book of Memories memorial website is designed to be a permanent tribute paying tribute to the life and memory of Gary Blazavich. It allows family and friends a place to re-visit, interact with each other, share and enhance this tribute for future generations. We are both pleased and proud to provide the Book of Memories to the families of our community.

Thank you.

Cancel
Select Candle

Obituary for Gary Blazavich

Gary  Blazavich
Gary L. Blazavich, 69, of Clymer, died at home with family by his side on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Born in Indiana August 2, 1949, he was a son of the late Alex and Elizabeth (Kosperski) Blazavich.

Gary served in the US Navy during the Vietnam era. He was an active member of the American Legion Post 222, including their military ritual team, where he was a historian and bugler. He was a coal miner, having spent more than 20 years working for Rochester & Pittsburgh Coal. He later worked for the Indiana Gazette Printers.

He was a member of the Heilwood Sportsman’s Club and his hobbies included fishing and hunting. Most importantly, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Lois (Lydic); son, Brian, of Clymer; daughter, Tonya married to Michael Kendra, Jr. and their children, Erica and Emily, all of Strongstown; brother, Alex and wife Ellen, of Indiana; sisters, Debra and husband Duane Wheeler, of Driftwood, Janice and husband Robert Dunlevy, of Creekside, Cynthia and husband Earl Dickey, of Ohio; and, Antoinette Zack, of Clymer; Numerous nieces and nephews also survive him.

Friends will be received from 2-4PM and 6-8PM on Sunday, September 16th at the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home of Clymer. Funeral service will be at 11AM on Monday, September 17th at the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home of Clymer where a military ritual will be performed by American Legion Post 222. Interment will be private.

To offer online condolences please visit rbfh.net

To send flowers to the family of Gary Blazavich, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Order Flowers
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos
Book Of Memories - Rairigh - Bence Funeral Home, Inc. of Indiana
Proudly Serving the Communities of Indiana, Homer City, Parkwood, Brush Valley, Ernest, Kent, Lucernemines, Penn Run, McIntyre, Aultman, Clarksburg, Shelocta, Iselin, Clune, Coal Run, Jacksonville, Islan, Chevy Chase, Red Barn, Chambersville, Creekside, Waterman, Clymer, Marion Center, Dixonville, Home, Penn Run, Commodore, Cookport, Heilwood, Starford, Alverda, Pine Flats, Barr Slope, Kenwood, Diamondville, Prosperity Hill, Buck Run, Marchand, Nicktown, Strongstown, and Mentcle
724-349-2000 Rairigh - Bence Funeral Home, Inc. of Indiana
965 Philadelphia St
Indiana, PA 15701-3935
Email: rairighfd@gmail.com
724-254-4342 Rairigh - Bence Funeral Home, Inc. of Clymer
655 Franklin Street
Clymer, PA 15728
Email: rairighfd@gmail.com
724-349-2000 Rairigh - Bence Funeral Home, Inc. of Indiana
965 Philadelphia St
Indiana, PA 15701-3935
Email: rairighfd@gmail.com
724-349-2000 Rairigh - Bence Funeral Home, Inc. of Indiana
965 Philadelphia St
Indiana, PA 15701-3935
Email: rairighfd@gmail.com
724-349-2000 Rairigh - Bence Funeral Home, Inc. of Indiana
965 Philadelphia St
Indiana, PA 15701-3935
Email: rairighfd@gmail.com