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Nicholas L. DeChurch

February 24, 1936 ~ April 2, 2019 (age 83)

Nicholas L. DeChurch, 83 of Big Run, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. Nicholas was born February 24, 1936 in Sykesville to the late Anthony and Mary (Phillips) DeChurch. After 22 1/2 years of service, he retired from the US Army having served during the Korean Conflict. During his career, he was a barber for 20 years in Penn State and Brockway and he went on to achieve an Associates Degree in Business from Penn State. His past times were golfing, fishing and competitive roller skating for over 20 years with his wife Marjorie. He was also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins and Penn State Nittany Lions. Nicholas is survived by his beloved wife Marjorie L. (Behrendt) DeChurch of Big Run, two sons; Nicholas E. DeChurch and Fiance’ Phyllis Seelinger of NuMine, Karl A. DeChurch and wife Marnie of Emlenton and one daughter; Kerrie DeChurch of Erie. One brother; Charles DeChurch and wife Colleen of Renton, WA., one sister; Karen Bowser and husband Robert of DuBois and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister; Irene Hergenroder. Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 PM Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Friday, April 5, 2019 at the funeral home with Pastor Larry Williams officiating. Internment will follow in Circle Hill Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Jefferson County Veterans Honor Guard. Online condolences may be made at

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