September 22, 2013 1:53 AM

John Anthony “Huggy Bear” Gais, 58, of Nowrytown (Conemaugh Township) passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at his sister’s home in Perrysville after a courageous battle with cancer.

His family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in the Kelly L. Corridoni Funeral Home Ltd., 400 Indiana Ave., Avonmore. Services will be conducted in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. John Ludwig officiating. Interment will follow in Edgewood Cemetery, Saltsburg.

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