The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


February 21, 2014

Dennis W. Middler

RICHLAND — MIDDLER – Dennis W., 67, Richland, passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh. Son of John and Violet (Kemp) Middler. Preceded in death by father. Survived by his loving wife, Janice; and children, Matthew and Sara, at home. Also survived by mother, Violet Chappell; son, Stephen, California; daughter, Malia (Peter) Perrin, California; and Jonathan, Indiana, Pa.; and several grandchildren. Brother of Charlou Poborsky, Gladys Hillegas and Susan Burkey. Denny graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy in 1971. He was a pharmacist for Rite Aid since 1975. Denny loved being a pharmacist and his customers loved him. He is loved and will greatly missed by his family and friends. Member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Geistown, where funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Father David S. Peles, pastor. Committal, St. Bartholomew’s Cemetery, Wilmore. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where vigil service will be held. Online condolences may be posted to

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