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Henry B. Russell Jr.

September 23, 1956 - August 4, 2020

Russell, Henry B. Jr., Davidsville, 63, passed away August 4, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center. Born September 23, 1956 in Johnstown. Preceded in death by father, Henry Russell Sr. Survived by daughter, Amber Russell, with whom Henry resided with; mother, Maxine (Ravenscraft); two siblings; and numerous nieces and nephews. At Henry’s request, there will be […]
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Karen A. Kinkade

May 13, 1950 - July 27, 2020

Kinkade, Karen A., 70, of Richland passed on July 27,2020.  Born May 13, 1950, in Johnstown.  Daughter of Jesse T. and Flora Sophronia “Phronie” (Dixon) Kinkade.  Preceded in death by:  parents; nephew, Christopher; numerous aunts, uncles, great-aunts, great -uncles and cousins.  Survived by brothers, Richard T. and wife Julianne, South Fork, PA; and Barry L. […]
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Catherine E. Adams

March 8, 1931 - July 24, 2020

Adams, Catherine E., 89, Windber, passed away July 24, 2020 at Windber Woods. Born March 8, 1931 to the late Charles and Ida (Wilt) Chapman. Preceded in death by husbands, Pasqualey Daulizio; Pete Yuschick; Harold Adams; daughter, Priscilla Szala; sister, Ruth Woods; and brothers, Joe, Chuck, and Paul. Survived by children, Cathy Kordell; Lynn Herczegh […]
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Mary E. Burkhard (Nahay)

June 8, 1944 - July 19, 2020

Burkhard, Mary E. (Nahay), 76, Windber, died July 19, 2020 at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. Born June 8, 1944 in Johnstown. Daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Nibert) Nahay. Preceded in death by her parents, and ex-husband, Charles Burkhard. Survived by her children, Geno Burkhard, Michael Burkhard, Emily Burkhard, and Mary E. Burkhard; grandchildren, […]
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Randal J. Younker “Randy”

June 22, 1951 - July 16, 2020

Younker, Randal J. “Randy”, 69, Windber, passed away July 16, 2020 at Walden’s View, North Huntingdon PA. Born June 22, 1951 to Ronald and Janet (Lehman) Younker. Preceded in death by father. Survived by mother; sister, Wendy Wright married to Stanley; nephew, Garrett; niece, Chelsea; great niece, Haley; and numerous cousins in Blair and Lancaster […]
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JoAnn S. Geibig

April 23, 1942 - July 15, 2020

Geibig – JoAnn S. departed this world 7/15/20 the same way she entered it, as a ginger. Born 4/23/42 hailing from Windber, PA a coal miner’s daughter she is preceded in death by her parents Methven “Red” J. Sharpe and Mary Josephine (McDevitt), great-nephew John Daniel Klena and brother-in-law Dr. Thomas Eugene Klena. She is […]
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Jean H. Blanton

December 5, 1923 - July 13, 2020

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Diane Louise Jacobs

January 25, 1950 - July 11, 2020

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Alice K. Vater

February 12, 1940 - June 28, 2020

Vater, Alice K., 80, Johnstown, passed away June 28, 2020 at Windber Hospice. Born February 12, 1940 to the late Stephen and Josephine (Vallet) Turiczek. Preceded in death by brother, Stephen Turiczek Jr. Survived by husband, Bernard; children, Janet Freshour and husband Douglas; Richard Vater and wife Teri; Susan Blasko and husband Keith; sister, Judith […]
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Charles E. Weyandt III

December 8, 1968 - June 12, 2020

Weyandt, Charles E. III “Chuckie”, 51, of Johnstown, was received by his Lord and Savior on June 12, 2020. Born on December 8, 1968, Johnstown. Son of Charles E. (Lynn) Weyandt Jr. of Dunlo, PA and Sharon (James) Hess of Elton, PA. Preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Charles E. and Ethel (Houghton) Weyandt and […]
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Thomas J. Deal

July 20, 1974 - June 8, 2020

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Anthony R. Madoskey II

October 19, 1971 - June 4, 2020

Madoskey, Anthony R. II “Tony”, 48, Windber, died unexpectedly June 4, 2020. Born October 19, 1971 to Anthony and Henrietta (Swincinski) Madoskey. Preceded in death by mother. Survived by father; daughter, Shylynn Madoskey; very special lady, Jennifer Smith; brother, Joe Madoskey and wife Kandi; and nephews, Ben, Sam, Kaden, and Grayson. Anthony enjoyed fishing and […]
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Rollin “Ron” Wilson

January 29, 1950 - June 2, 2020

Wilson, Rollin “Ron”, 70, Windber, died June 2, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center. Born January 29, 1950 to the late Alexander and Clara (Hemminger) Wilson. Preceded in death by mother-in-law, Jacqueline Pritt. Survived by wife, Diane (Pritt); children, Mark Boysza (Kristy); Jacquelyn Snyder (Dustin); Scott Wilson; Matthew Wilson (Shanna); grandchildren, Ashlee, Alexis, Cassandra, Brennan, Madison, […]
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Christy C. Roberts (Stuart)

November 10, 1978 - June 1, 2020

Roberts, Christy Carol (Stuart), 41, Windber, passed away June 1, 2020 due to cancer. Born November 10, 1978 to Harry and Linda (Horner) Stuart. Preceded in death by father, and brothers, Kenneth and Scott Stuart. Survived by mother; husband, Mark Roberts; children, Blake and Kenna Roberts; brother, Timothy Stuart; grandmother, Emily Horner; numerous nieces, nephews […]
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Robert E. Merle Sr.

November 11, 1932 - May 19, 2020

Merle, Robert E. Sr., 87, passed away May 19, 2020 at Windber Hospice. Born November 11, 1932 to the late Milton and Ethel (Gindelberger) Merle. Preceded in death by wife, Marilyn (Speicher) and daughters, Brenda and Beverly. Survived by children, Robert Jr.; Douglas; Barbara; Brian; sister, Laverne; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Robert was […]
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Judy A. Blair

January 1, 1943 - May 10, 2020

Blair, Judy A. (Thomas), 77, Hollsopple, died May 10, 2020 at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. Born January 1, 1943 in Holsopple. Daughter of the late Harold and Mary (Berkey) Thomas. Preceded in by her parents; her sister, Deloris Thomas; husband, Eugene K. Blair, whom she was married to for 57 years. Survived by her daughter, […]
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Linda M. Gunsallus

April 25, 1952 - May 4, 2020

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Jocelyn Shannon Croft

August 5, 2004 - May 3, 2020

Croft, Jocelyn Shannon, 15, Windber, passed away unexpectedly May 3, 2020. Born August 5, 2004 to Daniel and Brandee (Schardt) Croft Jr. Survived by parents; brother, Alexander Croft; maternal grandmother, Linda Westover; paternal grandfather, Daniel Croft Sr. (Mary Elizabeth); uncle, Patrick Wirick; aunt, LaRae Price; and numerous other aunts, uncles, and cousins. Jocelyn was a […]
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Rodney A. Clark “Rod”

December 22, 1968 - May 1, 2020

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Stanley H. Avramis Sr.

October 7, 1931 - April 19, 2020

Avramis, Stanley H. Sr.- 88, Windber, passed away April 19, 2020 at Maple Winds. Born October 7, 1931 in Johnstown to Harry and Esther (Catoris) Avramis. Preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Connie, James, Theona, Angela, George; Survived by his wife of 23 years, Thelma J. “Jean” (Gohn); his son, Stanley H. Avramis […]
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Marcia Lynn Eskridge

October 11, 1962 - April 1, 2020

Eskridge, Marcia Lynn (Gerber) “Kentucky”, 57, Windber, passed away April 1, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center. Born October 11, 1962 to Lester Gerber and Gloria (Bartolomucci) Sullivan. Preceded in death by father; daughter, Nicole Eskridge; brother, Chip Gerber; and maternal grandparents, Albert and Margaret (Marsh) Bartolomucci. Survived by mother; daughter, Amanda Kendall; siblings, Brian Gerber […]
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Joseph Edward Koshinsky

March 25, 1942 - March 24, 2020

Koshinsky, Joseph Edward, 77, Dunlo, died March 24, 2020 at Windber Woods. Born March 25, 1942 to the late Robert and Veronica (Dressick) Koshinskie. Preceded in death by sister, Jessie Ryan. Survived by children, Craig and Melissa Koshinsky; siblings, Frances Humphreys; Robert Koshinskie; Jean Blank; and six grandchildren. Joseph was a well decorated Vietnam veteran […]
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Frank Robert Zito Sr.

August 13, 1981 - March 22, 2020

Frank Robert Zito Sr. sadly passed away on March 22nd, 2020 in Windber, Pennsylvania at the age of 38. Frank was born to two incredible parents on August 13th, 1981, in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He was loved endlessly by his Father and Mother, Frank D. and Hope T. (Healy) Zito; brother, Scott, wife Trudy, niece Caitlin; […]
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Donna L. Malas

August 3, 1953 - March 21, 2020

Malas, Donna L., 66, Cairnbrook, passed away March 21, 2020 at her home, surrounded by family. Born August 3, 1953 to the late Gerald J. and Janet L. (Gindlesperger) Lohr. Preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Douglas W. Malas; and brother G. Raymond Lohr.  Survived by her children, Tina, Douglas A., and Tammy […]
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Beverly A. Pickerell

August 5, 1952 - March 15, 2020

Pickerell, Beverly A., 67, Johnstown, passed away March 15, 2020 at her home, after a courageous 10-year battle against Cancer. Born August 5, 1952 to the late Guido and Frances (Distefano) DeGeorge. Survived by her husband, Roger Beard; daughter, Amy Hawkins (Zachary); foster daughter, Shirley Bartlebaugh (John); Adopted children, Shane Beard, Stephen Beard, and Celest […]
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Ethel C. Faczan

April 3, 1936 - March 13, 2020

Faczan, Ethel C., 83, Johnstown, passed away March 13, 2020 at Richland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Born April 3, 1936 to the late Michael Faczan and Ethel (Bobak). Survived by son, David Faczan; siblings, Robert Faczan married to Bonnie; Sylvia Stump married to Dean; Betty Faczan; Raymond Faczan married to Linda; and numerous nieces and […]
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Edward Krivac Jr.

August 16, 1959 - March 7, 2020

Krivac, Edward Jr., 60, Johnstown, died March 7, 2020. Born August 16, 1959 to the late Edward and Dorothy Ann Krivac Sr. Survived by wife, Monica (Silevinac) Krivac; sons, Michael, Edward III, Tye, and Kenneth; siblings, Shirley Fisher, Tire Hill; Lillian Krivac Cortese, Salix; Hank, John, and Bert, Cleveland OH; and eight grandchildren. Edward was […]
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Harold W. Miller Sr.

April 30, 1942 - March 5, 2020

Miller, Harold W. Sr., 77, Hooversville, died March 5, 2020 at home. Born April 30, 1942 in Johnstown. Son of the late Harold L. Miller and Marion (Watkins) Miller-Crummet. Survived by former wife, Patricia A. Miller-Yonish, Stoystown; son, Harold W. Miller Jr. (Patricia Lambert), Holsopple; daughter, Dawn-Chamayne Miller, Hooversville; daughter and caregiver, Heather A. Miller […]
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Peggy Sue Magazzu

November 30, 1959 - February 25, 2020

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Patricia Ann Hall

November 12, 1956 - February 25, 2020

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Roberta Wendell

February 22, 1928 - February 19, 2020

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Stacey Jo Shelko

August 25, 1971 - February 15, 2020

Shelko, Stacey Jo, 48, Johnstown, passed away peacefully at home February 15, 2020. Born August 25, 1971 to Stanley Shelko and Sandy (Cinko) Gembinski. Preceded in death by father; grandparents; brothers, Robert, Thomas, and Mark Kusch; and many cousins. Survived by mother, whose love had no end. They had a bond that could never be […]
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George H. Irvin

April 29, 1952 - February 11, 2020

Irvin, George H., 67, Windber, went to be with the Lord February 11, 2020 surrounded by family. Preceded in death by parents, Richard and Olive (Staegman) Irvin; and sister, Judith Csamer. Survived by wife, Beverly, Johnstown; children, George, Kay, and Emily Irvin, all of Windber; siblings, Richard (Theresa), Albuquerque; Rose Beatty (Robert); Olive Miller (Scott); […]
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Anthony J. “Tony” Cyburt

September 3, 1953 - February 1, 2020

Cyburt, Anthony J. “Tony”, 66, Windber, passed away February 1, 2020 at home. Born September 3, 1953 in Johnstown to Anthony B. “Barney” and Martha (Kohan) Cyburt. Preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law, John Morway; his mother-in-law, Emily Morway; his much-loved pets, Ashes, Patches, and Peppy; his furry grandkids, Aaden, Gunner, and Chance. […]
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Ronald Krapf

January 15, 1956 - January 18, 2020

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Joshua James Spinelli

March 18, 1983 - January 17, 2020

Spinelli, Joshua James, 36, Windber, passed away January 17, 2020. Born March 18, 1983 to James F. and Brenda (Toomey) Spinelli. Preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Karen Spinelli. Survived by his parents; his maternal grandparents, Linda and Tom Toomey; his paternal grandfather, Pat Spinelli; his wife Melissa L.(Mesteller); his son, River James; his […]
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Vivian Kerby (Keifer) (Palmer)

May 2, 1948 - January 15, 2020

Kerby, Vivian (Keifer) (Palmer), 71, Windber, died January 15, 2020 at Windber Woods. Born May 2, 1948 to the late Walter and Audrey (Owens) Keifer. Preceded in death by nephews, Ryan and Eric Kepple. Survived by children, Brian Thomas (Kathy); Robert “Scott” Thomas; Stacy (Thomas) Adams (Greg); siblings, Bob Keifer; Tom Keifer (Charlene); Dean Keifer […]
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Larry E. Cole

October 17, 1957 - December 30, 2019

Cole, Larry E., 62, Johnstown, died December 30, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center. Born October 17, 1957 to the late William and Amelia (Charney) Cole II. Survived by wife, Tami (Clark) Cole; children, Brandle Cole; Jessy and Tommy Orgis; Koty Zunner; siblings, Eva Davis; John Cole; William Cole III; three grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, […]
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Andy Kostick Sr.

April 22, 1934 - December 30, 2019

Kostick, Andy Sr., rode his scooter home to his Lord’s house on December 30, 2019. Born to the late George and Helen (Bahara) Kostick on April 22, 1934 in Shade Township. He was their last living child. Andy is survived by loving daughter, Terry (David); loving sons, Andy (Gina); Joe (Brigette); devoted nephew/brother, Josey; granddaughter, […]
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Rita E. Landis

June 21, 1947 - December 20, 2019

Landis, Rita E., 72, Windber, passed away December 20, 2019, at Windber Woods. Born June 21, 1947 in Detroit, daughter of the late Paul and Pansy (Ogline) Shroyer. Preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Donald Gilbert; her second husband Eugene Landis; Survived by her children, Deanna Rumsey (Dean), Craig Gilbert (Jamie), Brian Gilbert; […]
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Emmett D. Brunberg

April 7, 1956 - December 19, 2019

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Judith Ann Kostick

April 29, 1939 - December 15, 2019

Friends will be received Friday December 20 from 11 a.m. until time of memorial service at 12 p.m. at Simple Alternatives, Inc., 717 Main St., Windber.
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Annmarie Gates

March 24, 1946 - December 7, 2019

Gates, Annmarie, was peacefully welcomed into heaven on December 7th after a prolonged illness. Preceded in death by parents, John and Rose (Pierre) Gates. Survived by sister, Linda (Gates) Zindash and her husband Nick; nieces and nephews, Gina Cordutsky (John); Nicholas Zindash (Kim Erb); Lisa Ursino (Gary); Marisa Smith (Greg); Christopher Zindash (Marina); Lynda Zindash […]
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Naomi O. Goisovich

August 23, 1920 - November 30, 2019

Goisovich, Naomi O., 99, Geistown, passed away peacefully on November 30, 2019 at Arbutus Park Manor. Born August 23, 1920 in Johnstown. Preceded in death by parents; husband, George P. Goisovich; sister, Rita Gyure; brother, William E. Young; niece, Rita Lee Gyure; and granddaughter, Jill Holly Goisovich. Survived by sons, Glenn married to Faye; Kenneth […]
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Reynold “Rey” G. Puricelli

January 14, 1937 - November 15, 2019

Puricelli, Reynold “Rey” G. “Pro”, 82, Windber, passed away November 15, 2019, at Windber Hospital. Born in Windber on January 14, 1937, son of the late Reynold “Nardie” and Stella (Zwolenik) Puricelli. Preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, John E. Puricelli. Survived by his wife of 56 years, Carolyn R. (Bafail) Puricelli, […]
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Paul J. Pritt Jr.

June 4, 1949 - October 29, 2019

Pritt, Paul J. Jr.,70, Johnstown, passed away on October 29, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center. Born June 4, 1949 in Windber, son of Paul J. and Jacqueline (Walker) Pritt Sr. Preceded in death by his mother, and his sister, Deborah Gordon Gasparato. Survived by his wife, Deborah L. (Hall) Pritt, his children, Michael Pritt, Johnstown; […]
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Daniel Keri Jr.

December 8, 1949 - September 16, 2019

Keri, Daniel Jr. “Boone”, 69, Windber, passed away September 16, 2019, at UPMC Shadyside. Born December 8, 1949 to Daniel Sr. and Luella (Rayman) Keri. Preceded in death by his parents and his infant sister Lydia Ann. Survived by his wife of 44 years, Pamela (Toth). He grew up in the village of Wilbur. A 1967 […]
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Dessie F. Phillips

April 25, 1941 - September 3, 2019

Phillips, Dessie F., 78, Windber, died September 3, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center. Born April 25, 1941 to the late Frank and Anna (Yunga) Zeigler. Preceded in death by husband, James; son, Eugene; brother, Frank; sister, Ruth; and cousin, Betty “chi-chi” Campbell. Survived by children, Shannon Phillips and wife Wendy; Christine, Dale, and Desirae Phillips; […]
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Jack L. Knee

July 13, 1939 - August 28, 2019

Knee, Jack L., 80, Johnstown, passed away August 28, 2019 at Windber Hospice. Born July 13, 1939 in Johnstown, to the late George and Carolyn (Dietz) Knee. Preceded in death by brother, Robert. Survived by wife of 59 years, Patricia A. (Curry); daughter, Jacqueline Sharkey (David); grandchildren, Nicole Rowe; Zachery Sharkey, all of Oklahoma; sister, […]
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Linda M. Karosic

December 10, 1950 - August 25, 2019

Karosic, Linda Marie, (born Kirkpatrick) passed away on August 25, 2019 at her beloved home surrounded by her loving family. Linda is survived by her husband of 38 years, Richard; four daughters, Lacy, Laura, Lila, and Laina; and her granddaughter, Claire. She touched countless lives during her time on earth. Born on December 10, 1950 […]
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Christopher George Miller

January 12, 1972 - August 5, 2019

Miller, Christopher George, 47, Johnstown, died August 5, 2019. Born January 12, 1972 to Donald and Sylvia (Morgart) Miller Sr. Preceded in death by mother. Survived by father; siblings, Ella Miller; Donald Miller Jr.; Emma Miller; Donna Jones; and numerous nieces and nephews. Christopher was a truck driver and loved being on the road. There […]
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Tracy Topper

July 28, 1968 - August 4, 2019

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Sharon Jarosyk

June 9, 1954 - July 23, 2019

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Phyllis Jean McClellan

May 20, 1936 - July 10, 2019

McClellan,Phyllis Jean, 83 Born May 20, 1936 in Johnstown. She entered into Heaven’s Gates on July 10, 2019. Daughter of Robert A. and Sarah E. (Ressler) Brett.Preceded in death by parents,second husband Victor Grant McClellan, Sisters, Ida M. Brett, and Cora Patricia (Brett)Kelly, Brothers Robert A., Raymond D. and James E. Brett.Granddaughter Melissa J. (Heider) […]
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Tina Morris

May 17, 1971 - July 6, 2019

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Bruce A. Smith

October 26, 1953 - July 2, 2019

Smith, Bruce A.,65, Hooversville, passed away on July 2, 2019 at home. Born October 26, 1953 in West Chicago, son of the late Robert and Betty (Stupe) Smith. Preceded in death by parents, and daughter Julie Smith. Survived by his wife of 47 years, Cathy (Horn); daughter, Michelle Castoe (Larry), Oklahoma; and grandchildren, Harley Angeles, […]
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Michael L. Burkhart

June 14, 1942 - June 19, 2019

Burkhart, Michael L., 77, Johnstown, died June 19, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center. Born June 14, 1942 to the late Leroy and Stella (Hayden) Burkhart Jr. Preceded in death by brother, Bobby Burkhart. Survived by brothers, John Burkhart and Shirley; George Burkhart married to Carol; aunt and uncle, Jenny and Larney; nieces and nephews, Leigh […]
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Jonaee J. Maffeo

April 3, 2002 - June 5, 2019

Maffeo, Jonaee J., 17, Windber, passed away June 5, 2019. Jonaee was the little angel to her mothers, Bobbi and Cynthia Maffeo. Also survived by, brothers, Qua and Vinnie; grandparents, Veronica Kirby and Rodger Michael; aunt, Holly Maffeo; uncles, Greg Maffeo and wife Susan; Kevin Kirby and wife Annette; and numerous cousins. Preceded in death […]
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Henry Polasko

May 25, 1938 - May 17, 2019

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Robert M. Ulasky

November 28, 1935 - May 2, 2019

Ulasky, Robert M., 83, Windber, passed away on May 2, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center. Born November 28, 1935 in Windber, son of the late Michael and Mary L. (Shaffern) Ulasky. Preceded in death by his infant son, Joey Ulasky; his daughter, Kimberly Martin; his siblings, Joseph Ulasky, Patricia Gawlas, and Richard Ulasky. Survived by […]
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Richard A. Clay

March 8, 1943 - April 22, 2019

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Eveyln G. Bowers

July 27, 1919 - April 15, 2019

Bowers, Evelyn G., 99, Johnstown, died April 15, 2019, at UPMC Mercy Hospital. Born July 27, 1919 in Ligonier, son of the late Charles and Katherine (Kuntz) Ankney. Preceded in death by her parents, her husband James R. Bowers; sisters, Naomi Damser, and Helen Fry. Survived by her daughter, Lorrie K. Bowers. Evelyn was a loving wife, […]
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Gary E. Felski

June 2, 1946 - March 12, 2019

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Jennifer L. Peterson

November 19, 1974 - March 8, 2019

Peterson, Jennifer L., 43, Greensburg, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Friday March 8, 2019. Born October 19, 1974 in Johnstown, daughter of Timothy Peterson and Deborah Hoover. Preceded in death by her father, her infant son Ny Jhon, and her brother Justin Peterson. Survived by her mother Deborah and step father Jeff Hoover, Windber; her children, […]
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Shane E. Almodovar

December 21, 1994 - February 26, 2019

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Ellen V. Berkey

September 11, 1932 - February 24, 2019

Berkey, Ellen V., 86, Windber, passed away Sunday February 24, 2019, at St. Jude’s Haven, surrounded by her loving family. Born September 11, 1932 in Johnstown, daughter of the late Albert and Eva (McCreary) Repp. Preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Russell E. Berkey. Survived by her children, Scott Berkey (Debra), Alexandria, VA; […]
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Sharon Layne

March 20, 1950 - February 22, 2019

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Joseph Frederick Farbo

March 18, 1936 - February 14, 2019

Farbo, Joseph Fredrick, 82, Windber, went home to be with his Savior on February 14, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Born March 18, 1936 in Windber, son of the late Michael and Catherine (Molosky) Farbo. Preceded in death by sisters, Francis and June; and brothers, Thomas, Ralph, Michael, Raymond, Charles, and David. Survived by his best […]
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Richard R. Helsel

February 28, 1951 - January 8, 2019

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Edward A. Watyka

April 27, 1952 - December 18, 2018

Watyka, Edward A., 66, Quecreek, PA, died December 18, 2018. Born April 27, 1952 to the late Theodore and Margaret Louise (Connelly) Watyka. Preceded in death by sister, Mary Margaret Watyka. Survived by brother, Thomas Watyka; nieces, Elizabeth Ann and Ella Yurkovich; and nephews, Zachary and Ryan Yurkovich. At the family’s request there will no […]
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Wanda Fulton

January 9, 1952 - December 12, 2018

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Deborah Joyce Dibert

August 3, 1955 - November 30, 2018

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Donna Ann Bruening

August 19, 1941 - November 12, 2018

Bruening, Donna Ann, 77, Stoystown, went to be with the Lord November 12, 2018 after an extended illness and under the loving and excellent care of the angels at Somerset In Touch Hospice. Preceded in death by parents, James and Stella (Hoover) Betz; first husband, Joseph Golembeski; second husband, William Bruening Sr.; brother, Tom Betz; […]
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Leland C. Johnson

February 17, 1923 - November 9, 2018

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Ronald E. Martell

December 6, 1942 - October 12, 2018

Martell, Ronald E., 75, Windber, died October 12, 2018 at Windber Hospice. Born December 12, 1942 to the late Russell and Minnie (Emerick) Martell. Preceded in death by son, Keith Martell and sister, Linda Baccamazzi. Survived by wife, Betty (Holsopple) Martell; children, Jeffrey Martell (Dorothy); Connie Mort (Randy); Wayne Martell (Angie); Russell Martell (Barbara); siblings, […]
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Melvin “Mel” Horner

August 7, 1919 - September 22, 2018

Horner, Melvin P. “Mel”, 99, Johnstown, died peacefully on September 22, 2018 at Arbutus Park Manor. Born August 7, 1919 to the late Samuel and Pearl (Allen) Horner. Melvin is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Jean (Shumaker); his brothers, Clyde, Robert, and Raymond. Survived by his daughter; Janet Drobnak and her husband […]
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Michael J. Deal

October 4, 1977 - September 2, 2018

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Sharon L. Miller

December 17, 1944 - August 27, 2018

Miller, Sharon L., 73, formerly of Windber, PA, passed away August 27, 2018 at her home in New Jersey. Born December 17, 1944 to the late Stephen and Allene (Cook) Homway. Preceded in death by brother, Kenneth Homway. Survived by husband, Robert Miller; children, Stephen Miller married to Sharon; Donald Miller married to Marie; Tracy […]
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David Dennis Marks Sr.

September 2, 1950 - July 24, 2018

Marks, David Dennis Sr., 67, Windber, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family July 24, 2018. Born September 2, 1950 to the late William and Sophia (Ontko) Marks. David was the youngest of eleven children. He is preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Survived by loving wife of 46 years, Diane (Toth) Marks; […]
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Mark Allen Moore

November 2, 1955 - July 23, 2018

Moore, Mark Allen, 62, Windber, died July 23, 2018 at his home. Born November 2, 1955 to Roy and Janet (Weaver) Moore. Preceded in death by his father. Survived by his mother; daughters, Cara Ford; Alicia Fisher and their families; and siblings. At the family’s request, there will be no services. Arrangements in care of […]
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Ronald Irvin Wilkins Jr.

September 26, 1959 - July 3, 2018

Wilkins, Ronald Irvin Jr., 58, Johnstown, passed away July 3, 2018. Born September 26, 1959 in Staunton VA to Ronald Wilkins Sr. and Marian (Leinhardt) Miller. Preceded in death by brother, Terry Lee Wilkins. Survived by wife, Christine (Muscatello) Wilkins; mother, Marian Miller; father, Ronald Wilkins Sr. and wife Jane; son, Keith Hillberry and wife […]
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Michael Robert Barbe

March 5, 1958 - June 8, 2018

Barbe, Michael Robert, 60, Windber, passed away suddenly at his home June 8, 2018. Born March 5, 1958 to Marshall and Joeann (Squirres) Barbe. Preceded in death by his father. Survived by his mother; loving wife, Kellie (Snyder); children, Tyra Flynn and husband, Michael; Tasha Barbe and fiancé, Timmy Thornsberry; Michael Barbe; grandchildren, Tyler, Greyson, […]
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Cynthia H. Wilkinson

May 16, 1953 - June 7, 2018

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Terry Dee Snider

September 22, 1947 - May 29, 2018

Snider, Terry Dee, 70, Windber, died May 29, 2018 at Windber Hospice. Born September 22, 1947 to the late Charles Snider and Jewel (Biles) Shaw. Preceded in death by infant twin brother, Larry Snider; brother, Jason Snider; and daughter, Stacey Gibb. Survived by loving wife and soulmate, Barbara Wright; children, Lloyd “Buddy” Gibb and wife […]
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John L. Baird

December 23, 1941 - May 16, 2018

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Justin H. Peterson

April 7, 1980 - May 12, 2018

Peterson, Justin H., 38, Windber, died May 12, 2018. Born April 7, 1980 to Timothy Peterson and Deborah (Walter) Hoover. Preceded in death by father. Survived by mother; sisters, Jennifer Peterson; Nichole Peterson; Shannon Peterson and fiancé Joe Swaynos; daughter, Breyonna Wadas; great aunt, Thelma Michaels; life long friend, Mike Deal; beloved dog, Drake; and […]
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Ronald R. Dietz

September 27, 1934 - April 28, 2018

Dietz, Ronald R., 83, Windber, passed away April 28, 2018 at Windber Woods. Born September 27, 1934, son of the late Curtis and Anna (Dena) Dietz and the last surviving member of the immediate family. Preceded in death by siblings, Margaret Janovic, Delores Keifline (Paul), Curtis, Gerald (Lois Moore), and Richard “Harry” (Mary Clark); grandson, […]
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Candice L. Shreffler

September 1, 1972 - April 7, 2018

Shreffler, Candice L., 45, Windber, died April 7, 2018 at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. Born Sept. 1, 1972 in Windber. Daughter of Betty Jane (Vargo) Miller Bara and the late Kenneth D. Miller. Preceded in death by father, step father, David Bara “Hezzy”, grandparents, and dear nephew, Brandon Leiataua. Survived by loving mother; husband of […]
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John S. Thirkell

May 31, 1921 - April 4, 2018

Thirkell, John S., 96, Windber, entered eternal rest on April 4, 2018. Born May 31, 1921 to the late Samuel and Beryl (Kocher) Thirkell. Preceded in death by wife, Janet and brother, Ralph. Survived by children, Gary and wife Carol (Swick), New Bern, NC; Janis and husband Jack Daily, Windber; Gail and husband Jim Plank, […]
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Zachary Neil Lampel

July 6, 2004 - March 8, 2018

Lampel, Zachary Neil, 13, Windber, passed away March 8, 2018. Born July 6, 2004 in Johnstown; beloved son of Renee Potts (Janee Potts) and Brian Lampel (Jessica Sklinar). Brother of his two beautiful sisters, Kortney and Kaylyn Lampel. He is survived by loving grandparents, Bill and Sue Lanigan; Diane Lampel-McTighe (John MicTighe); adoring aunt and […]
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Florence L. Doyka

March 27, 1929 - March 8, 2018

Doyka, Florence L., 88, Portage, passed away March 8, 2018 at Windber Hospice.  Born March 27, 1929 in Portage to the late John and Madalyn (Evagash) Markovich. Preceded in death by husband, Elmer Doyka; son, Timothy Doyka; brothers, Elmer Markovich; and John Markovich. Survived by children, Eileen married to Peter Mider, Richland; Gene married to […]
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Linda Mae Greathouse

April 21, 1946 - February 28, 2018

Greathouse, Linda Mae, 71, Hooversville, passed away February 28, 2018 at home. Born April 21, 1946 in Johnstown. Daughter of the late Herbert and Ruth (Ribblet) Britton. Survived by loving husband, Benjamin Greathouse; 9 children; grandchildren; great grandchildren; brother; and sister. Linda enjoyed being a homemaker and spending time with her family, who she loved […]
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Henrietta V. Madoskey

January 19, 1947 - February 23, 2018

Madoskey, Henrietta V., 71, passed away February 23, 2018 at Windber Hospice. Born January 19, 1947 to the late Henry and Margaret (Gerula) Swincinski. Preceded in death by siblings, Dorothy and David Swincinski. Survived by husband of 50 years, Anthony Madoskey; sons, Anthony Madoskey II and wife Jenifer; Joseph Madoskey and wife Kandi; grandchildren, Shylynn, […]
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Ethel Rose Miller

March 29, 1931 - February 15, 2018

Miller, Ethel Rose, 86, Windber, went to meet her heavenly Father February 15, 2018 at Church of the Brethren Home. Born March 29, 1931 to the late Stephen and Johanna (Szakal) Szadvari. Ethel was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Mary, Julia, Stephen, William, Louis, […]
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Robert “Chip” Hostetler

February 7, 1941 - February 8, 2018

Hostetler, Robert G. “Chip”, 77, Johnstown, passed away February 8, 2018 at Arbutus Park Manor. Born February 7, 1941. Son of the late Curtis and Alice (Peterson) Hostetler. He was reunited in heaven with his loving wife, Beverly, who died September 18, 2017. Survived by son, Jeffrey Hostetler (Rita) of Johnstown; daughter, Wendy Wolfhope (Alan) […]
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David L. Schmadel

August 1, 1949 - February 8, 2018

Schmadel, David L., 68, Windber, died peacefully at home February 8, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. His will for living never diminished and he did everything asked of him in battling his illness. Born August 1, 1949 in Johnstown. Son of the late Jacob J. and Margaret J. (Chromy) Schmadel. Preceded in death […]
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William C. Meske

September 1, 1924 - February 7, 2018

Meske, William C., 93, Johnstown, went to be with the Lord February 7, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center. Born September 1, 1924 in Johnstown.  Son of the late William and Anna (Glassie) Meske.  Preceded in death by sisters, Louise Bauer and Freda Meske. Survived by wife, Marion D.; son, William A., Johnstown; daughter, Dorothy Solowsky, […]
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June A. Makin

June 27, 1940 - December 31, 2017

Makin, June A., 77, Windber, died Dec. 31, 2017 at Windber Hospital. Born June 27, 1940 to the late Michael and Katherine Farbo. Preceded in death by husband, George Makin; sister Frances and her husband, Andrew Antalosky; brothers, Thomas, Ralph, Michael, Raymond, Charles and David Farbo; and son-in-law, Keith Eichensher. Survived by children, Theo Eichensher; […]
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Galen E. Fulton

October 21, 1944 - December 28, 2017

Fulton, Galen E. Sr., 73, died Dec. 28, 2017 at Siemon’s Lakeview Manor. Born Oct. 21, 1944 to the late Charles and Eleanor (Landis) Fulton. Preceded in death by son, Galen Fulton Jr. Survived by daughter, Terri Byas; and son, Brian Fulton. At the request of the family, there will be no services. Arrangements in […]
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Dianne C. Lehman “Gabby”

January 25, 1943 - December 21, 2017

Lehman, Dianne C. “Gabby”, 74, Windber, went to be with the Lord Dec. 21, 2017 at Windber Hospice. Born Jan. 25, 1943 in Akron OH, to the late Ernest and Myrtle Irene (Claycomb) Westover. Preceded in death by sister, Phyllis Burkey and her husband Ray. Survived by loving husband, Allen; daughter, Kelly Dianne Brutz and […]
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Kathleen A. Ramos

January 23, 1943 - November 2, 2017

Ramos, Kathleen A., 74, passed away November 2, 2017 at home. Born January 23, 1943 in Johnstown. Daughter of the late Harry and Hilda (Strohmeyer) McClelland. Preceded in death by parents; 2 brothers; and 2 sisters. Survived by daughters, Catherine Bowser (William), Eileen Ramos, and Barbara Livingston (Mark); son, James Ramos (John Hancock); 6 grandchildren; […]
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Jeffrey L. Smith Sr.

October 22, 1954 - October 31, 2017

Smith, Jeffrey L. “Poppy”, 63, Windber, passed away October 31, 2017 at Windber Hospital. Born October 22, 1954 in Johnstown. Son of the late Ralph and Irma (Hoffman) Smith. Survived by loving wife, Diana (Bachorz) Smith; son, Michael (Ashton); daughters, Jessica (Terry), Jennifer (Anthony), and Brenda (Bobby); son, Jeffrey Jr. (Stacy); grandchildren, Shylynn, Tyanna, Tavier, […]
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Beverly E. Hostetler

September 25, 1942 - September 18, 2017

Hostetler, Beverly E., 74, Johnstown, passed away September 18, 2017 at home. Born September 25, 1942. Daughter of the late Lester and Mary Louise (Barnes) Edwards. Survived by loving husband, Robert G. Hostetler; son, Jeffrey Hostetler (Rita) of Johnstown; daughter, Wendy Wolfhope (Alan) of South Fork; son, Dennis Hostetler of Johnstown; son, Barry Hostetler of […]
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Christine E. Yeager

December 11, 1967 - September 11, 2017

Yeager, Christine E., 49, Windber, went to be with the Lord on September 11, 2017. Born December 11, 1967, daughter of Terry and Peggy (Steinbring) Croyle. Survived by parents; children, Frank Croyle-Rummel (Kristi), Nicole Kolson (Robert), and Kirstie Croyle-Rummel; siblings, Terry Croyle (Kim), Thomas Croyle (Missy), Kelly Blank (Jason), Travis Croyle (Jessica), and Tammy Saylor […]
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Jean M. Birkhimer

January 12, 1947 - August 26, 2017

Birkhimer, Jean M., 70, Windber, passed peacefully Aug. 26, 2017, surrounded by her family after a 15-year courageous battle with breast cancer. Born Jan. 12, 1947, Windber, daughter of the late Joseph P. and Alice M. (Miller) Young. Preceded in death by sister, Mary Healy; and brothers-in-law, William Healy and Edward Birkhimer. Survived by her […]
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Thomas J. Dorchak, Sr.

October 1, 1954 - August 14, 2017

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Kathryn Ann Felix

April 5, 1941 - August 9, 2017

Felix, Kathryn Ann, 76, Johnstown, went to be with the Lord August 9, 2017. Born April 5, 1941 in Johnstown. Daughter of the late John J. and Leona M. (Lyons) Huebner, M.D. Survived by beloved husband, Roger Geary Felix; loving pets, Queenie, Blue Boy, Belle Starr, Jingles, Karo, Misty, Mandy, Dusty, and Madison; precious brother-in-law, […]
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Gary E. Waters

May 13, 1946 - July 8, 2017

Waters, Gary (Butch), 71, of Salix, PA, went to be with our Lord on Saturday, July 8, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents, Esther and George Waters; brother Fred Waters Sr., of Vintondale; infant brother Charles; and his loving brothers-in-law, Joseph (Pudge) Kissel, Phoenix, AZ, and William Luther, Clyde, PA. He is […]
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Richard Lewis Murray Sr.

March 30, 1944 - July 7, 2017

Murray, Richard Lewis Sr., 73, Johnstown, passed away July 7, 2017 at home. Born March 30, 1944 in Windber. Son of the late E. Eugene and Dorothy M. (Weyand) Murray. Preceded in death by parents; and son, Michael Murray. Survived by son, Richard Jr. (Ita), CA; daughters, Janet Murray, CA, and Lisa Ahlborn, Windber; brother, […]
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Carol Lee Horner

December 25, 1950 - July 7, 2017

Horner, Carol Lee, 66, Windber, went home to be with the Lord, July 7, 2017 at Windber Hospice. Born December 25, 1950, daughter of Warren H. and Emily I. (Yoder) Horner. Preceded in death by her father and brother-in-law, Harry Stuart. Survived by her mother; son, Justin Horner and wife, Roxanne, Bel Air, MD; grandchildren, […]
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Brandy L. Custer

March 14, 1981 - June 12, 2017

Custer, Brandy L., 36, Windber, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2017 at Winder Hospice. Born March 14, 1981 in Phoenix, AZ. Daughter of Ronald L. and Nancy L. (Strang) Custer. Survived by parents; loving husband, Matthew J. Washko, Windber; step-daughter, Lydia Washko, Windber; step-daughter, Cana Baum, Cross Roads, TX; sister, Alexis Cicala married to […]
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Robert J. Pepon

April 7, 1942 - May 18, 2017

Pepon, Robert James, 75, Windber, passed away May 18, 2017 at home. Born April 7, 1942, Windber, son of the late Joseph Sr. and Anna H. (Papinchak) Pepon. Preceded in death by his siblings, Joseph Jr. and Anna Pepon. Survived by his beloved wife, Judy (Graham); daughters, Heidi Pepon; LuAnn Hall and husband, Greg; siblings, […]
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Jennifer M. Adamczyk

June 12, 1973 - May 14, 2017

Adamczyk, Jennifer M., Windber, passed away May 14, 2017. Born June 12, 1973 in Windber. Preceded in death by step-sister, Tammy (Conagham) Michaels. Survived by father, David Henry, married to Suzie; mother, Evelyn (Naughton), engaged to Mike Morway; husband, Daniel Adamczyk Jr.; daughter, Kayla Knipple, engaged to Josh Golob; son, Adakin Adamczyk; daughter, Zoey Adamczyk; […]
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Thomas J. Betz

March 16, 1947 - April 15, 2017

Betz, Thomas J., 70, Windber, died April 15, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center. Born March 16, 1947, Windber, son of the late James M. and Stella E. (Hoover) Betz. Preceded in death by sister, Betty Piper; brothers-in-law, William Bruening and Gary Piper. Survived by wife of 50 years, Phyllis J. (Holsapple); son, Brent A. Betz […]
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Edward John David Nelson

December 24, 1936 - March 6, 2017

Nelson, Edward John David, 80, passed away on March 6, 2017 at home. Born December 24, 1936, Windber, son of the late William and Mary (Luther) Nelson. Survived by wife, Charlotte (Costantino); son, Edward and wife, Lisa; daughters, Marcy and Laura Anne; granddaughter, Julia; sons-in-law, Vincent Polistena and Rufus Knight; and cousins, James and Debra […]
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Tammy Rae Pepon

March 26, 1975 - February 10, 2017

Pepon, Tammy Rae, 41, Windber, died February 10, 2017 at her residence. Born March 26, 1975, Jacksonville, FL, daughter of Richard W. and Durinda K. (Myers) Grine, Sr. Preceded in death by her brother, Richard “Ritchie” W. Grine, Jr.; paternal grandparents; and maternal grandfather. Survived by her loving husband, Michael J. Pepon; son, Neo J. […]
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Joanne M. Zane

November 15, 1929 - January 15, 2017

Zane, Joanne (Miller), married for 50 years to the late George Reddinger Zane, whom she met on the school bus when they attended Richland High School, entered eternal life on January 15, 2017. Daughter of the late Chauncy Miller and Mary Veil Miller. Preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Miller Vizi. Beloved mother of […]
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Robert W. Pierce

September 24, 1956 - December 26, 2016

Pierce, Robert Wayne, 60, Windber, formerly of Odenton, MD, lost his battle with Pancreatic Cancer on December 26, 2016. Born September 24, 1956 in Fairbanks, AK; son of the late George Leonard and Ruth Jane (Bond) Pierce. Survived by daughters, Bobbi Pierce, and boyfriend, Alex Brown, and Tala Pierce, both of Windber; sisters, JoAnn Finley, […]
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Cora E. Kopp

September 8, 1921 - December 20, 2016

Kopp, Cora E., 95, Hollsopple, passed away December 20, 2016 at Good Samaritan Palliative Care. Born September 8, 1921 in Johnstown. Daughter of the late John and Jessie (Miller) Eppley. Preceded in death by grandson, David Kopp. Survived by son, Jack Kopp, Windber; grandson, Jack Murphy (Robin), Johnstown; granddaughter, Christine Jacob (Ray), Westmont; granddaughter, Beth […]
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Ernest F. Kemp Sr.

July 11, 1937 - November 9, 2016

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Lois M. Groves

November 6, 1916 - October 24, 2016

Lois Marie Starr Groves passed away on October 24, 2016 in Mesa, Arizona. She was born in Kittanning, PA on 11/6/16 to James Imbrie and Ida Mitchell Starr. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years Robert Shields Groves Jr., sister, Betsy Lynn Bokach, and brothers Arch J. Starr and James Imbrie […]
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Pauline Melius

March 10, 1930 - October 18, 2016

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Terry L. Walls, Jr.

September 15, 1984 - August 16, 2016

Walls Jr., Terry L., 31, Windber, passed away August 16, 2016 at home. Born September 15, 1984 in Johnstown, son of Terry Walls, Sr. and Debra Updyke. Arrangements in care of Simple Alternatives, Inc., Affordable Cremation & Sensible Funeral Care, 717 Main St., Windber. Condolences may be made at SimpleAlternativeCares.com
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Sandy R. Muscatello

June 5, 1939 - July 22, 2016

Muscatello, Sandy R., 77, Windber, passed away July 22, 2016 at his home. Born June 5, 1939, Windber, son of the late Michael and Rose (Maffeo) Muscatello. Preceded in death by his two sisters and seven brothers. Survived by his loving wife, Carol M. (Figard); children, Richard (Barb) and wife, Tracy, of Mt. Union; Curtis, […]
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