RICHMOND, VA. — SCHWING – Albert John Jr., 85, Richmond, Va., passed away Nov. 22, 2013. Born Feb. 10, 1928, in Johnstown. Survived by his wife of 55 years, Edith Schwing; daughter and son-in-law, Karla Schwing McCollum and Ronald T. McCollum, Richmond, Va.; son, Eric Schwing, Richmond, Va.; daughters, Helene Ashby, Atwater, Calif.; Evelyne Schwing, Palmdale, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; devoted nieces, Kathryn Jones and Susan Kang; and numerous other nieces, nephews and grandnieces and -nephews. Predeceased by daughter, Victoria Ziegler, Johnstown; parents, Mary Noonan and Albert J. Schwing Sr., Johnstown; and siblings, William Schwing, Helene Jones and Alberta Crossen. Member of Kiwanis International and German Mountain Division Friendship Club. He was drafted into World War II and served with Army Air Corps, Washington, D.C.; served with the Counter Intelligence Corps/66th Military Brigade in Korea and Germany; SGM Armed Forces Recreation Centers, Garmisch, Germany; ROTC instructor; West Virginia University, Army Advisor to the Ohio National Guard; and served in Vietnam, where he earned the Bronze Star Medal of Honor. He earned his B.A. from the University of Maryland and M.B.A. from Boston University, graduated summa. Post-retirement, he became an adjunct professor for Boston University overseas. We will forever be thankful for all you did for us, your family and family of friends, and for your country. You mentored us and always led by example. Through you, we learned the meaning of love, loyalty, integrity and honor. My hope is that you are looking down and witnessing us all carrying that torch. You are our guardian angel now.
Stanley John Wozny Jr.
WOZNY – Stanley John Jr., 62, Windber, passed away April 16, 2014, at the Presbyterian Home, Johnstown.
Anna E. Katawczik
KATAWCZIK – Anna E., 93, Conemaugh Township, went to be with the Lord April 18, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Ruth J. (Griffith) Cherkola
CHERKOLA – Ruth J. (Griffith), 87, Upper Yoder Township, died April 16, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital.
REGAN – Donna, 55, Park Hill, died April 17, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Mary Catherine (Regan) Beidle
BEIDLE – Mary Catherine (Regan) “Sis” “Kate,” 87, Johnstown, died April 16, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center and went to spend Easter in Heaven.
STALLER – Helen, 93, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
Barbara Joan Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Barbara Joan, 75, Stoystown, died April 19, 2014, at Somerset In Touch Hospice House.
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Jerry Sheldon Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Jerry Sheldon, 83, Johnstown, passed away April 17, 2014, at Presbyterian Home, Johnstown.
Phyllis J. Burkhard
BURKHARD – Phyllis J., 71, Johnstown, passed away April 16, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
FABRIZIO – John, 88, Geistown, died April 18, 2014, at the Lutheran Home.
Homer E. Hillegas
HILLEGAS – Homer E., 94, Tionesta, Pa., formerly of Central City and Parma, Ohio, died April 14, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Shippenville, Pa.
Florence R. Homer
HOMER – Florence R., 88, Clearfield, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
Ronald Glenn Lester
LESTER – Ronald Glenn, 81, Lebanon, formerly of Sidman, died April 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.
LISINA – Edward, 81, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Dora Marie Bufagna
BUFAGNA – Dora Marie, 87, Armagh, passed away peacefully April 16, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Doris Marjorie Cooper
COOPER – Doris Marjorie, 87, Westmont, went to heaven, April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center Palliative Care Unit.
Rose Mary (Delegram) Tripodi
TRIPODI – Rose Mary (Delegram), 66, Culpeper, Va., formerly of Cresson, died April 17, 2014, at home.
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