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Dennis Lee Minich, 57

August 7, 2014

Dennis Lee Minich, 57, of Reynoldsville, died on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, after a short illness.

He was born May 31, 1957, in Kittanning, a son of the late George Walter Minich and Marie (Shepler) Minich.

She survives and resides in Reynoldsville.

Dennis was a graduate of Redbank Valley High School in New Bethlehem, Pa.

On Aug. 23, 1980, he married the former Cheryl Ann Watkins. She survives and resides in Reynoldsville.

Mr. Minich was a lifetime member of the Big Run Volunteer Fire Company and was a leader of the Jefferson County 4-H Livestock Club for many years.

Dennis had been employed by Symmco in Sykesville.

He enjoyed farming, hunting, gun raffles and watching “Jeopardy” on TV.

In addition to his wife, Cheryl, and his mother, Marie, he is survived by two children, a daughter, Natasha Thompson and husband Jason of Brockway; and a son, Matthew Minich of Reynoldsville; one brother, Thomas Minich and wife Joann of Fairmount City; and two nephews, Nathan Minich of Punxsutawney and Mitchell Minich of Brookville.

Mr. Minich was preceded in death by his father.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at the Brenda D. Shumaker Funeral Home., Inc., in Big Run.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at the funeral home, officiated by Joe Buterbaugh.

Interment will follow at Davis Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at www.shumakerfh.com.

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