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February 3, 2011


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FEBRUARY 12, 2011:

James S. Kovac (former boro resident)   Latrobe

James S. Kovac, 75, of Latrobe, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011. He was born March 2, 1935, in Latrobe, the son of the late Stephen and Mary (Hlad) Kovac. He was retired from Teledyne Vasco, with 36 years of service, and had served in the Army with the 82nd Airborne Division. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann (Marcinik) Kovac, of Latrobe; two sons, Donald J. Kovac, of Latrobe, and Jeffrey F. Kovac and his wife, Dina, of Loyalhanna; two daughters, Linda Brinkley and her husband, Michael, of Arizona, and Janine Sarnese, of Latrobe; two sisters, Betty Skwara and her husband, John, of Latrobe, and Helen Lucas, of Latrobe; and five grandchildren, Ryan Brinkley, Veronica, Jack and Joshua Sarnese, and Ashley Payton. There were no public visitations. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association, 11676 Perry Highway, Suite 2104, Wexford, PA 15090 or the American Heart Association, 4727 Route 30, Suite 204, Berkshire Center, Building 1, Greensburg, PA 15601. Arrangements are being handled by the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. To sign online guest book, send condolences, or to view detailed obituary information, please visit

FEBRUARY 2, 2011:

Barbara E. Selznick, 78, of Laughlintown, died early Tuesday morning, Feb. 1, 2011, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Sept. 17, 1932, in Chicago, Ill., daughter of John and Beth O’Donnell. In her early years, she had been a professional singer in several clubs around the Chicago area. She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Robert L. Selznick; two sons, Lance R. (Debbie) Selznick, of Indian Lake, and Sean Selznick, of Laughlintown; two daughters, Vicky (Thomas) Rumpf, of Bethel Park, and Janet (David) Dolman, of Kankakee, Ill.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. At Barbara’s request, services and interment will be private. Mrs. Selznick’s arrangements have been entrusted to the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORY INC., Ligonier. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences to the family, please visit

Sign Barbara Selznick’s online guestbook now.

FEBRUARY 1, 2011:

William W. Fleming Sr., 77, of Ligonier, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at his home. He was born May 16, 1933, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Wilbur and Vera Hermann Fleming. Prior to retirement, he was a Mt. Lebanon Township police officer. After retirement he lived in Nokomis, Fla., and Ligonier. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Geraldine Fleming; three sons, William Fleming Jr. and his wife, Dawn, of Arizona, David Fleming, of Ligonier, and Thomas Fleming and his wife, Denise, of Pittsburgh; three grandchildren, Amanda Sachs, of Maryland, Vickie Fisher, of Alaska, and Scott James Fleming, of Pittsburgh; and one great-grandson, Connor Maxwell Sachs. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, in St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ligonier, with the Rev. Paul D. Poerschke officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Bill’s name to St. James Lutheran Church, 300 W. Main St., Ligonier, PA 15658 or Excela Health Home Care and Hospice, 134 Industrial Park Road, Suite 1600, Greensburg, PA 15601-9928. Arrangements by SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Ligonier.

Sign William Fleming Sr.’s online guestbook now.

NEW RESIDENT: Welcome Joanne McGough to the community. She moved onto Locust Street at the end of January.


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