OAKLAND — WILSON – Dr. John D., 86, Oakland, died Sept. 11, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Jan. 13, 1925, in Dale Borough, son of Frank L. and Hilda (Schmidt) Wilson. Preceded in death by parents; sister, Sara E. Hoffman; and brother, Paul. Survived by wife of 59 years, Dixie Ann (Miller); children, Matthew L., married to the former Paula Rae Sobczak, McKean County; Dr. Kevin D., married to the former Mary Lou Kennedy, Chesapeake, Va.; Melanie D., married to Daniel Ray Lohr, Chester County; and Seth P., at home; grandchildren, Andrea, wife of Frank Rudolph; Kristopher Wilson; Laura Wilson; and Candace and Derek Lohr; and great-grandsons, Aaron, Austin, Aidan and Andrew Rudolph. Also survived by brother, the Rev. Lloyd T. Wilson. Veteran of World War II, having served in the 69th Infantry Division in the Army Air Corps. He earned his bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree in literature and a doctorate in education at the University of Pittsburgh. For nine years, he taught in Windber, Ford City and Westmont-Upper Yoder high schools. For 30 years, he was a member of the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Lifelong member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Johnstown. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 600 Ash St., Johnstown, by his pastor, the Rev. Dr. Brian Armen. Memorial contributions are suggested to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 600 Ash St., Johnstown, Pa. 15902, or the Wilson Mathematics Research Award at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.
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Phyllis J. Burkhard
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FABRIZIO – John, 88, Geistown, died April 18, 2014, at the Lutheran Home.
Homer E. Hillegas
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Florence R. Homer
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Ronald Glenn Lester
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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
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Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
ANDREWS – Zachary Gordon Alan, 21, Johnstown, was called home April 13, 2014.
Ray H. Clites
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Beverly J. Hoover
HOOVER – Beverly J., 75, Johnstown, was received into heaven April 16, 2014.
Joseph Samuel Kuhar Jr.
KUHAR – Joseph Samuel Jr. “Joey,” 64, passed away April 11, 2014, at home, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Charles M. Lambert
LAMBERT – Charles M., 87, Central City, passed away April 14, 2014, at home.
Betty L. Lydic
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Stella A. Ponchek
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