ACME, PA. — SKOVIRA – Ralph N., 89, Acme, Pa., died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. Born Dec. 14, 1924, in Scottdale, Pa., son of the late Joseph and Marie (Priester) Skovira. Ralph was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and prior to retirement, worked at Latrobe Steel. He had been a member of the former St. Boniface Catholic Church, Chestnut Ridge. Ralph was raised on Chestnut Ridge, where he loved nature and shared all he knew with his family. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought him joy and laughter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sons, infant Joseph; and William Skovira, and his wife, Mary; and brothers, Robert, Clarence and Regis Skovira. Survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty J. (Leighty) Skovira; children, Thomas, and wife, Bonnie, Acme, Pa.; Karen Kenney, and husband, Harry, Greensburg; Patricia Shaw, and husband, Joseph, Portage; Daniel, and wife, Susan, Acme, Pa.; Paul, Donegal, Pa.; Kathleen Keller, and husband, Dale, Brush Valley; David, at home; Jacquelyn Frampton, and husband, Jeff, Boswell; and Michael Skovira, and wife, Jennifer, Cook Township, Pa.; 22 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Rosemarie Kmetz, Acme, Pa.; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Gaut-Bacha Funeral Home Inc., 2072 Route 130, Pleasant Unity, where prayers will be held at 9:20 a.m. Friday, followed by funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent Basilica, Latrobe, with the Rev. Thaddeus J. Kaczmarek, celebrant. Military services by Armbrust Veterans Association and interment will follow at St. Vincent Cemetery, Unity Township. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Alzheimer’s Association or to a charity of your choice. (http://www.gaut-bachafuneralhomeinc.com)
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Patricia L. Bakale
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Stephen A. Christy
CHRISTY – Stephen A., 65, Johnstown, died July 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
CUSTER – Margaret “Peggy,” 69, Johnstown, passed away July 29, 2014, at Laurelwood Care Center.
Kathleen L. Geiser
GEISER – Kathleen L., 84, Oakland, died July 29, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Elaine Jean (Hamilton) Klayko
KLAYKO – Elaine Jean (Hamilton), 65, Lilly, died at peace Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at her home.
MATIJEVICH – Nicholas, 88, Johnstown, formerly of Pittsburgh, died July 28, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daisy "Doodles" Miller
MILLER – Daisy “Doodles,” aged 16 years, was released from this life into the next on Sunday, July 27, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, Dorene and Ian Miller, Andrea Brooks, and Jayme Brooks.
Ethel M. Miller
MILLER – Ethel M., 95, Ebensburg, formerly of Barnesboro, died July 29, 2014, at her home with her daughter, Patty, by her side.
Andrea Lynn (Lonas) Peters
PETERS – Andrea Lynn (Lonas), 46, Bolivar, passed into the arms of our Lord on July 28, 2014, in the palliative care unit of Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mirrel Oliver Plummer Sr.
PLUMMER – Mirrel Oliver Sr., 75, Portage, passed away July 27, 2014, at home.
Mary Ann (Sedor) Shedlock
SHEDLOCK – Mary Ann (Sedor), 87, a resident of St. Benedict Manor, formerly of Revloc and Ebensburg, passed away July 28, 2014, at the manor.
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Michele L. Bernat
BERNAT – Michele L., 45, Mundys Corner, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Benjamin Martin Hadix
HADIX – Benjamin Martin, 33, Johnstown, went to his eternal peace in the arms of Jesus July 24, 2014.
Ethel L. Phenicie
PHENICIE – Mrs. Ethel L., 96, Windber, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicholas D. Steinkirchner
STEINKIRCHNER – Nicholas D., 32, Jennerstown, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Brevard County, Fla.
Linda A. Sral
SRAL – Linda A., 68, Portage, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Ruth F. Huff
HUFF – Ruth F., 80, Sidman, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Margaret A. Miske
MISKE – Margaret A., 80, Johnstown, passed away July 27, 2014, at the Allegheny Lutheran Home.
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