BOSWELL — BLUCAS – Michael E. “Bluk,” 62, Boswell, went to be with our Heavenly Father Feb. 7, 2011, at Somerset Hospital. Born June 17, 1948, in Johnstown, son of the late Edward T. and Helen R. (Eutin) Blucas. Survived by loving wife of 32 years, the former JoAnn Kaltenbaugh; sons, Michael E. II; and Dennis J., married to Shannon Nihoff; and grandchildren, Luke Hostetler and Julia Browning. Also survived by a caring family of in-laws, nieces and nephews, with whom he spent much of his life. A 1966 graduate of the former Jenner-Boswell Joint High School. A union sprinkler fitter for more than 25 years. Member of All Saints Catholic Parish, Sprinkler Fitters Local 669 and Jerome Nest 556 Polish Falcons of America. Mike, who was passionately known as “Big Mike” and “Uncle Mike,” was a lifelong fisherman and hunter who loved to share his joy of swift streams and open fields with his kids and grandkids. He also enjoyed watching the Steelers as they won six Super Bowls and spending time with friends at Boswell American Legion and Jenner Rod & Gun Club, where he was an officer. Viewing will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 409 Main St., Boswell, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at All Saints Church, Boswell, the Rev. Father Justin Ratajczak, OFM, Conv., celebrant. Committal, Mount Carmel Cemetery, near Jenner Crossroads. For additional information or to leave a message for the family visit hoffmanfuneralhomes.com.
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Richard L. DelSignore
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Emma Jean (Blough) Harrison
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Thomas G. Kimmel
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Pete J. Piemonte
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Daniel James Steele
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Lois K. Bunnell
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Eleanor E. Henning
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Mary Ann Luprek
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James C. Martin
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Dorothy J. Mock
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Mark Eldon Moyer
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Rillie Lee Mattson
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Walter H. Streilein
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Hedy M. Shaffer
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George J. Batovich
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