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Obituaries

May 24, 2013

Jamie Richard Papinchak

BRADFORD, PA. — PAPINCHAK – Jamie Richard, 38, of 45 Walker Ave., Bradford, Pa., went to be with the Lord Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Elkins, W.Va. Born Feb. 19, 1975, in Windber, son of Richard Stephen and Diana Lynn (Ott) Papinchak of Windber, who survive. On Nov. 1, 1998, at Emanuel Lutheran Church, he married Rebecca L. (Zawacki) Papinchak, who survives. Jamie was a 1993 graduate of Forest Hills High School and graduated in 1997 from Mercyhurst College with a degree in archaelogy. He was employed by Skelly & Loy Inc. as an archaelogist. He cherished his girls and was a devoted husband to Rebecca. In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by daughters, Lillian Katrina Papinchak, Violet Elizabeth Papinchak and Penelope Jean Papinchak, all at home; sisters, Krista Papinchak, wife of Vincent Grattan; and Sara Papinchak, wife of Joshua Rearick; brother, David Papinchak, husband of Melinda Kime Papinchak; paternal grandmother, Ann Papinchak; maternal grandmother, Ann Ott; his in-laws, Jim and Nancy Zawacki, Bradford; brother-in-law, Brian and Jennifer Zawacki; sister-in-law, Katrina and Christopher Winsor; and several nieces and nephews, Victoria Grattan, Natalie Grattan, Brycen Rearick, Noah Grattan, Colby Rearick, Mason Papinchak and Joshua Zawacki. Preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Michael B. Papinchak; maternal grandfather, Roy Ott; two uncles; and one cousin. Family will be receiving friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Emanuel Lutheran Evangelical Church, where funeral and committal service will be held at 3 p.m., the Rev. Thomas Pierotti, pastor, and the Rev. Ray Streets, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church, co-officiating. Burial, St. Bernard Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may  be made to The Jamie Papinchak Memorial Fund, 1148 Forest Hills Drive, Salix, Pa. 15952. Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com.

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