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John M. Dechman

November 16, 1923 ~ November 6, 2019 (age 95)

Obituary

John M. Dechman, 95, of Josephine passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.  The son of the late Paul and Stephana (Hercez) Dechman, he was born on November 16, 1923, in Josephine.

John was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, the Graceton-Coral Sportsman Club, and the United Steel Workers.  He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the artillery division.  John retired in 1986 from Latrobe Steel Company after 35 years of service.

John enjoyed working in his garden, riding his bike, and meeting and getting to know people.  He had many friends. 

Surviving are his wife of 71 years, Mildred (Holmes) Dechman, his daughter, Ann Marie; his sons, John Jr. and Ted; nephew, William Belash and wife Nancy, Latrobe; nieces, Stephana Campbell and husband Wayne, Ligonier; Sylvia Miller and husband George, Homer City; Victoria DeChurch and husband Larry, Indiana; and many other nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Grace Belash and Mary Dechman, and brothers, Theodore Dechman and Frank Dechman.

Friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the C. Frederick Bowser Funeral Home, Homer City. A Blessing Service will be held Saturday at 9:30 AM at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Coral Site.  Interment to follow in the St. Francis Cemetery, Coral. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Visiting Nurse Association of Indiana County, 850 Hospital Road, Indiana, PA 15701

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
November 8, 2019

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
C. Frederick Bowser Funeral Home, Inc.
4606 Old US HWY 119 South
Homer City, PA 15748

Visitation
Friday
November 8, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
C. Frederick Bowser Funeral Home, Inc.
4606 Old US HWY 119 South
Homer City, PA 15748

Blessing
Saturday
November 9, 2019

9:30 AM
Blessing Service

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
November 9, 2019

10:00 AM
Our Lady of the Assumption, Coral Site
Box 31
Coral, Pennsylvania 15731

Interment
Saturday
November 9, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Francis Cemetery, Coral

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