John Francis Orsich

42bfce32ab0c42d7John Francis Orsich, 47, of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at his home.

John was born August 8, 1967 in Punxsutawney, 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 vacation every year and 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 belonged to the ARC of Jefferson and Clearfield Counties where he was a Self-Advocate Board Member.

In addition to his mother Alice, John is survived by two sisters; Mary Christine Mangano and husband Brian of Methuen, MA., 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 & 7-9 pm Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney. A Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated at 11 am Friday at SS. Cosmas & Damian Church with his uncle Msgr. Charles Kaza and his Pastor and friend 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 Fune, PO Box 692, Punxsutawney, PA. 15767.

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