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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Gary R. Kamats, 65, of 1058 Gardeau Rd., Emporium, PA

Gary R. Kamats
Gary R. Kamats, 65, of 1058 Gardeau Rd., Emporium, PA, died at DuBois Regional Medical Center, DuBois on Wednesday (January 16, 2013) afternoon.

He was born June 24, 1947 in St. Marys a son of the late George and Clara Zoschg Karats.
On August 29, 1970 in St. Leo Catholic Church, Ridgway he married Jane Imhof Kamats, who survives.

Gary graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1965. He served with the US Army during Vietnam Era. He then graduated from the University of Miami where he received an accounting degree. He was a partner of Kamats & Wolfanger, LLC., an accounting firm, in St. Marys. 

Gary was a very active member of the St. Marys Rotary Club where he had served as president and was currently serving on the board of directors as he had for many years. He was also a member of St. Mark Catholic Church. 

Gary enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, cooking and working around his home. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife Jane Imhof Kamats
Son: William Kamats and his wife Carmen, St. Marys
Son: Timothy Kamats and his wife Sarah, State College
Daughter: Beth Minnick, St. Marys
8 Grandchildren: Emily & Anna, Saresa, Xabine, Xura, Simone Alex and Casey
Sister: Louise Cooney, Emporium
Sister: Kathleen Kamats, Emporium
Sister: Pam, Mrs. Howard Stuart, Emporium
Sister: Margaret, Mrs. Ernie Lovett, Emporium
Sister: Carolyn Wolfanger, Emporium
Sister: Joanne Kamats, Seattle
Sister: Maxine, Mrs. John Zokaites, Zelienople
Brother: George "Mick" Kamats and wife Kathy, Nashville, TN Brother: Donald Kamats and wife Jeanne, Springville, NY
Brother: Richard Kamats and wife Joanne, Orchard Park, NY

Preceded in Death By
Parents: George and Clara Zoschg Kamats
Sister: Helen Ripple

Visitation with video tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Friday from 4-8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (January 19, 2013) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant. A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail following Mass. Burial will be in the Portage Township Cemetery, Gardeau.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to Wounded Warriors, Operation Homefront of Pennsylvania and Delaware, PO Box 520, Blue Bell, PA 19422

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

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