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    PA - George Pochiba, 88, Washington County., 10 June 2014

    PA - George Pochiba, 88, Dementia, Washington Cnty., Crescent Hill, Western PA., 10 Jun '14

    Day 4

    Fri., Jun 13: http://www.wtae.com/news/search-for-...6434562#!Yzl5f

    Thu., Jun 12: http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/...gton-co/ngJWN/

    Reward and Printable Poster: https://www.facebook.com/GeorgePochibaSearch

    Area Last Seen: http://www.bing.com/maps/#Y3A9NDAuND...xsJTJDJTIwUEE=

    Additional Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/13...faa2a7b88bb44a

    As Always: PA CrimeStoppers - 1-800-4PA-TIPS - https://www.crimewatchpa.com/crimestoppers/


    Our Thanks To His Many Multi-Disciplined Searchers.
    Last edited by Richrd; 06-13-2014 at 03:54 PM.

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    PA - George Pochiba, 88, Dementia, Washington County., 10 Jun '14

    PA - George Pochiba, 88, Dementia, Washington County., Crescent Hill, Western PA., 10 Jun '14

    Day 8

    Mon., Jun 16: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/55423553/


    May He Be Found Safe, And Soon.

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    Prayers will be with him and loved ones tonight, lost anyway, these poor souls break my heart
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    Vigil Planned For This Thursday Evening, 6/26

    Vigil Planned For This Thursday Evening, 6/26

    Day 14

    Mon. P.M., 6/23: https://www.facebook.com/GeorgePochi...type=1&theater

    Vigil Location & Area Last Seen: http://www.bing.com/maps/#Y3A9NDAuND...lsbCUyQyUyMFBB

    GPS: N 40.118563, W -080.119409 : [Other Lat-Lon / UTM Conversions Upon Request.]


    May He Be Found Safe, Well Before Thursday.
    Last edited by Richrd; 06-23-2014 at 03:12 PM. Reason: Additional Link

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    A lot of people with dementia can recall with good detail very early memories. The horses comment reminds me of my grandmother taking my arm and pointing out into the field and commenting on the horse and wagon driving by. She was 90 and although for the most part functioned in the here and now, occasionally would slip into periods from when she was little. It would be reasonable to assume that George was trying to find the place where he grew up and where those memories were so strong.

    I thought I would see if I could find out where those memories, if he could go there, would take him. In looking at census records, I found that the family immigrated around 1910 and have been in the same area all of this time.

    The Family home is considered to be in the North Strabane, Washington County, Pennsylvania area in the 1920, 1930 & 1940 census records. If I have everything plugged in correctly it is approximately 12 miles from GP current address if you follow Rt. 519.

    The actual road name shows on the 1930 census, but I was not able to read it. Looks like maybe something ending with pond, but I just can’t tell and I don’t see anything that comes up on Google maps that is close. Maybe someone with more knowledge of the actual area would be able to recognize the name and hopefully someone in the family already knows where these farms were.

    GP would have been about 6 years old in 1930 (although census records don’t always have birth years correct) and according to the census the family did live on a farm. It is noted that his father worked on a dairy farm. There is also another family of the same name on the same road, also a farm, but that one is considered a general farm. I am making the assumption that they are related, since they emigrated from the same place at the same time.

    When you click on “see Map” that has been plugged in from Ancestry for the 1930 census the address of this farm is directly off of 519. This looks to be what is currently called Hill Church Houston Rd off of Rt. 519
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    n 1940 the address that is recorded for the other P family is recorded as a Lane off No. 62165 Street # 8A and the map puts the location in the same place as the address in 1930. It looks like these farms were extremely close. I didn’t find GP on the 1940 census doing a quick search, but with so many variables in the spelling he is probable there I just didn’t find him.

    With the distance from where he is currently living to where these farms were located is way too far for a man of his age to walk and there are some major highways that were not there when he was young; most likely cause him to become even more confused. I would be doubtful that he could have actually made it to this area, but would think that he may have tried walking down the road and saw something that may have looked similar to what he remembers and headed off in that direction, even across a field.
    The following post is strictly just my opinion based on my interpretation of what has been written in Main Street Media, Private Newspapers and other posts to this site. Unless I have provided a link ---- any information should not be considered to be anything more than that.
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    Community Vigil Planned For Thursday Evening, 6/26

    Vigil Planned For This Thursday/Tomorrow Evening, 6/26

    Reward Doubled

    Day 16

    https://www.facebook.com/GeorgePochibaSearch

    Additional Information At Post 4.


    May He Be Found Safe, Prior To His Vigil.
    Last edited by Richrd; 06-25-2014 at 05:18 PM. Reason: Added Link

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    Community Vigil Planned For Tonight, 6/26, 8:30 P.M.

    Community Vigil Planned For Tonight, 6/26, 8:30 P.M.

    Reward Doubled

    Day 17

    https://www.facebook.com/GeorgePochibaSearch

    Additional Information At Post #4.


    May He Be Found Safe, Prior To Tonight's Vigil.

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    http://www.observer-reporter.com/art...WS01/140629592

    Confident that her missing husband is still alive, Karen Pochiba reveled in the prayer and support that more than 50 well-wishers offered Thursday evening during a candlelight vigil in his honor.

    Pochiba’s husband, George, 90, walked away from the 13 Crescent Road home on the evening of June 10 and failed to return. After more than two full weeks of searching, Karen and her daughter, Neva Pochiba-Neizmik, are hoping and praying that the Lord will lead him home.

    “We are hopeful,” Pochiba-Neizmik said. “We believe someone has him and has not seen the news.”

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    Reward Increased To $3,000.

    Reward Increased To $3,000.

    Day 20

    https://www.facebook.com/GeorgePochibaSearch

    Additional Information At Post #4.


    We Share Our Concerns With His Loved Ones.

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    Day 28 - Keep Searching

    Keep Searching - As Others Are

    Day 28


    Sun., Jul 6th: https://www.facebook.com/GeorgePochibaSearch:

    "Well, again tonight we trudged through the thick brush in areas we covered over the last few weeks.....just hoping for a clue."


    We Are All Hoping For A Miracle.


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    I hadn't heard of this. I'm just over an hour from there. I shared the page on my Facebook. Praying for a safe return!

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    http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2014/...g-elderly-man/

    Pennsylvania State Police in Washington County reported that a body was found in a field on Daniel’s Run Road at Brady Road in Scenery Hill...

    The body was found near where 88-year-old George Pochiba went missing in June. Authorities believe it could be Pochiba, but say testing must be done to confirm the identity.

    The Washington County Coroner says while they are still trying to get a firm identification, a hip replacement links the body to Pochiba.

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    Awaiting Coroner Ruling/Announcement

    Awaiting Coroner Ruling/Announcement

    Day 30

    7:30 P.M. EDT., Wed. Jul 9th: http://www.wtae.com/news/body-found-...865074#!bbPfXt:

    Includes Video with Family Comment

    BBM

    Family Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GeorgePochibaSearch

    7:30 P.M. EDT., Wed. Jul 9th:

    "As many of you may have heard, there was a body found about 1 mile from my father's home by a lady-farmer. She immediately assumed it was George and called 9-1-1.
    Police are currently attempting to make a positive id of the body. I personally viewed the area where he was found. I believe it is him.
    I am certain the Coroner will concur following his investigation. I thank you all for your concern, support, time, efforts, love, and prayers.

    This isn't the outcome we had hoped, however, at least some questions are answered."


    4:10 P.M. EDT, Wed., Jul 9th via OkieGranny: http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2014/...g-elderly-man/:

    "...a hip replacement links the body to Pochiba."


    Our Thanks To His Many On-Line and In-Person Searchers.
    Last edited by Richrd; 07-09-2014 at 09:15 PM. Reason: Added Additional Link

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    http://www.wtae.com/news/body-found-...865074#!bb9lL4

    A body found Wednesday in Washington County has been identified as that of a 90-year-old Scenery Hill man who had been missing for the past month.

    Authorities were called to a field near Daniels Run Road in North Bethlehem Township, where the body, identified as George Pochiba, was discovered by a woman cutting hay in a field.

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    Bless these old souls.
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