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Obituaries

January 22, 2014

Samuel Barelich

CRAMER — BARELICH –  Samuel, 88, Cramer, went to be with the Lord Jan. 22, 2014, at The Atrium. Born Oct. 19, 1925, in Johnstown, son of late John and Mary (Budash) Barelich. Also preceded in death by grandson, Bryan West; sister, Anne Kohlar; and brothers, John, Michael, Harry and Joseph Barelich. Survived by son, Larry Barelich, and wife, Jean; daughter, Marlene, and husband, Art Bucceri; daughter, Darlene, and husband, Tom Mulligan; son, Gary Barelich; daughter, Christine, and husband, Kirk Fisher; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; also numerous nieces and nephews. Sam enjoyed sports in his youth, bowling in his midlife and enjoyed his children always. He enlisted in the Navy in his senior year of high school in 1944 to take the place of his brother who remained to work on the farm, serving on the USS Stribling (DD 867), returning in 1946 to graduate high school after receiving the following medals for his service, American Theater Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with five stars and World War II Victory Medal. He was a barber for more than 55 years. The family would like to give a special thank you to The Atrium staff for all their smiles and tender loving care. His children were blessed to have such a great dad who will be greatly missed by all. Friends received from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at Richard C. Stuart Funeral Home, 392 E. Philadelphia St., Armagh, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Pastor Joseph Walls, officiating. Interment, Armagh Cemetery. Military rites by local veterans organization. Online condolences may be left at www.thestuartfuneralhomes.com.

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