John Francis Orsich (1967 - 2014)

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John Francis Orsich, 47, Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at his home.
Born Aug. 8, 1967, in Punxsutawney, he was a son of Alice Kaza Orsich of Punxsutawney, who survives, and the late Frank Orsich.
He was a member of SS. Cosmas & Damian Church in Punxsutawney.
John was employed by Goodwill Industries in the Punxsy retail store.
For many years John was the top money collector for the Run/Walk for Someone Special. He was a volunteer for church and community events. He would use his week of vacation every year to volunteer for the SS. Cosmas & Damian Festival. He was a supporter for many community fundraisers and a faithful sports fan to all the Punxsutawney High School sports.
John was a member of the ARC of Jefferson and Clearfield Counties where he was a Self-Advocate Board Member.
John is also survived by two sisters, Mary Christine Mangano and husband, Brian, of Methuen, Mass., and Beth Darnell of Brookville; four nephews: Michael, Matthew and Benjamin Mangano and Lewis Darnell of Pittsburgh; as well as many cousins, aunts and uncles.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at the McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at SS. Cosmas & Damian Church with his uncle, the Rev. Msgr. Charles Kaza, and his Pastor and friend, the Rev. Msgr. Joseph Riccardo, as celebrants.
Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in John's name to Run/Walk for Someone Special c/o Marie Elkin, PO Box 232, Delancey, PA. 15733 or Lisa's Ladybug Patient Care Fund, PO Box 692, Punxsutawney, PA. 15767.
Online condolences may be made at mccabefuneralhomes.com
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Published in The Courier Express from Sept. 10 to Sept. 12, 2014