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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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James Sturgeon

November 14, 1947 - - May 08, 2019

James Eugene Sturgeon, 71, of Clymer, died, Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Haida Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Hastings. Born November 14, 1947 in Indiana, he was a son of the late, John Edward Sturgeon and Dorothy L. (Ashbaugh) Sturgeon. Jim was a graduate of Penns Manor High School and the Salvation Army Seminary in Suffern, NY. He then ministered for the Salvation ...

Anthony Koches

March 23, 1951 - - February 11, 2019

Anthony Kenneth Koches, 67 of Conneaut Lake and formerly of Clymer, entered into rest, Monday, February 11, 2019 in Conneaut Lake with his family by his side. Born, March 23, 1951, in Indiana, he was a son of the late Thomas A. and Adeline “Pennie” (Morin) Koches. He was a United States Marine Veteran, having served in the Vietnam Era. He was employed by Revlon Inc. in Ph ...

Linda Janosko

June 14, 1947 - - February 08, 2019

Linda Marie Clawson Janosko, 71, passed away peacefully at her home while surrounded by her family, Friday, February 8, 2019. Born, June 14, 1947 in Youngstown, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Anna Margaret Sullinger. She is survived by her husband, Thomas W. Janosko, whom she married 45 years ago this month, along with her children: Donald Barnes (Aurora) of Murphrees ...

Richard Zelensky

July 14, 1940 - - January 17, 2019

Richard Joseph Zelensky, 78, of Indiana, died Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born in Waterman, July 13, 1940, he was a son of the late Stanley C. Zelensky, Jr. and Frances R. (Bowser) Turnbull Zelensky. He was the husband of Judith A. (Plowcha) Zelensky, whom he married 56 years ago, June 2, 1962. Rich served in the U.S. Air Force during ...

Glenn Kinter

January 06, 1954 - - January 17, 2019

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 ...

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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