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G. K. Chesterton wrote, "Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die." The men and women who served in the armed forces, whether during a time of war, or one of peace, are living examples of that contradiction. Each should be honored and remembered, so that our gratitude never fades.

Our Veterans' Memorial Wall includes the names of those individuals who served the nation, and are now entrusted to our care. If the veteran you are looking for is not here, please enter the name of the deceased or the next of kin in the search box below and click search. You may also view current and past listings to find the name of your veteran. Names are listed alphabetically.

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William Woods

March 12, 1935 - - September 26, 2018

William Edward “Ed” “Woody” Woods, 83, Clymer, unexpectedly died at his home, Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Born in Boliver, March 12, 1935, he was a son of the late, Ernest and Annie (Lambing) Woods He was the widower of Sandra M. (Chilenski) Woods who died January 6, 2002 following 43 years of marriage. Ed retired from PennDot after working 32 years on our area ro ...

Alex Clevenger

October 21, 1928 - - September 13, 2018

Alex John Clevenger, 89, of Penn Run, died Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Beacon Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born, October 21, 1928 in Brush Valley Township, he was a son of John R. and Fleda (Yarnald) Clevenger. He was the husband of Ruth (Strong) Clevenger, who he married September 1, 1956. Alex graduated from the former Brush Valley High School. He served in t ...

Gary Blazavich

August 02, 1949 - - September 12, 2018

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 ...

Michael Horchak

September 30, 1930 - - September 01, 2018

M. Donald Horchak, 87, of Indiana, died Saturday, September 1, 2018 at his home. Born in Johnstown, September 30, 1930, he was the son of the late Michael Horchak and Mary (Pavlick) Horchak. He was the husband of the former Margaret A. Schry whom he married June 12, 1954. Don was a graduate of Johnstown High School and the University of Pittsburgh. He was a U.S. Navy veteran ...

David Gaston

September 24, 1956 - - August 01, 2018

David M. Gaston, 61, Dixonville, passed on from this world, Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Scenery Hill Manor, in Indiana. Born in Cleveland, OH, September 24, 1956, he was a son of the late, Larry Gaston, who died June 16, 1988 and Mary (Sarnovsky) Gaston, who died June 5, 2018. David was a former tree arborist. He enjoyed fishing, being with his dog Ace and anything to do wi ...

Harry Hollenbaugh

December 18, 1919 - - July 01, 2018

Harry David Hollenbaugh, 98 of Homer City, died Sunday morning, July 1, 2018 at the Crystal Waters Personal Care Home in Home. Born, December 18, 1919 in Punxsutawney, he was a son of the late Albert Walter Hollenbaugh and Amanda Pearl (Wolfe) Hollenbaugh. He was the widow of Dorothy Grace (Croyle) Hollenbaugh who died in 1987. Harry served in the U.S. Army during World War ...

Robert Bush

January 10, 1926 - - June 09, 2018

Robert Donald Bush, 92 of Erie, formerly of Indiana, PA died Saturday, June 9, 2018 at his home at the Niagara Village Retirement Community in Erie, PA. Born in Indiana, January 10, 1926, he was a son of the late Murry Miles Bush and Mary Hulda (McHenry) Bush. He was widowed from Theresa (Brombach) Bush, June 30, 2006. Bob left high school at the age of 17 to enlist in the U ...

John Greczek

April 28, 1925 - - May 10, 2018

John Greczek, 93, of Indiana, died Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Communities at Indian Haven. Born in Huron, PA on April 28, 1925, he was a son of the late John M. Greczek and Angela (Harkelli) Greczek. He was the widower of Dorothy (Maynosz) Greczek, who died in 1982. John was a World War II veteran who served in the Asiatic and Pacific Theatre of Operations. He was a line ...

Raymond Buggey

April 28, 1932 - - April 23, 2018

Raymond J. Buggey, 85, of Indiana, died Monday, April 23, 2018 Indiana Regional Medical Center, surrounded by family. Born in Chambersville, April 28, 1932, he was a son of the late William Buggey and Evelyn (Barnes) Buggey. He was the husband of Josephine (Santus) Buggey, whom he married November 7, 1953. They were married for 64 years and raised six children. Ray attended In ...

Harry Holt

May 20, 1936 - - April 17, 2018

Harry Gerald Holt, “Jerry” went to be with his Lord on April 17, 2018. He bravely fought the effects of Parkinson’s disease for several years. He was born May 20, 1936 in Indiana. His father was Harry Albert Holt and his mother was Alice Rosetta Frew Holt. He was their only child and was greatly loved by his family. He attended Keith Laboratory School from kindergart ...

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965 Philadelphia St
Indiana, PA 15701-3935