GETTYSBURG — KAHL – William H., 71, Gettysburg, died Nov. 2, 2012, at York Hospital. He was born Jan. 3, 1941, in Johnstown, son of the late Robert and Alice (Raab) Kahl. He also was preceded in death by siblings, Robert Kahl, Mary Alice Margolis and Thomas Kahl. He is survived by a brother-in-law, Dr. Simeon Margolis, Baltimore, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Bill graduated from Westmont/Upper Yoder High School in 1958. A 1962 graduate of Susquehanna University and a member of Phi Mu Delta fraternity. He worked in administration in healthcare in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., areas. After retiring in 2005, he relocated to Gettysburg where he was able to use his vast knowledge of the Civil War as a tour guide. He was a voracious reader, especially enjoying books covering the Civil War. The family will miss his knowledge of their genealogy. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. Monday until time of service at 1 p.m. at Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc., 921 Menoher Blvd., Johnstown, the Rev. Eleanor Abarno, officiating. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to www.ptbmortuary.com.
- District Deaths Dec. 14, 2013
Merle C. Fitzgibbon
FITZGIBBON – Merle C., 96, Johnstown, died Dec. 12, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Rodney M. Jennings
JENNINGS – Rodney M., 91, Peaceful Valley, died Dec. 12, 2013, at home.
KUBAS – George, 91, Hooversville, died Dec. 13, 2013, at home.
Robert C. Schmucker Jr.
SCHMUCKER – Robert C. Jr., 78, Davidsville, died Dec. 12, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital.
Catherine S. Siwy
SIWY – Catherine S. “Stella,” 89, East Taylor Township, died Dec. 13, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, surrounded by family.
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Gladys M. Stombaugh
STOMAUGH – Gladys M., 94, Portage, went to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013.
Maureen S. Plummer
PLUMMER – Maureen S., 69, Sidman, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
Joseph A. Pettinato
PETTINATO – Joseph A., 86, of New Brighton, N.Y., a retired letter carrier, World War II Navy veteran and devoted family man, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Eger Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, where he had resided since May of this year.
A. Martha (Eash) Thomas
THOMAS – A. Martha (Eash), 94, Saylor School Road, Hollsopple, went peacefully to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013, at Laurel View Village.
GRAFFIUS – Robert “Parker,” 15, Madison, W.Va., born April 8, 1998, son of Robert Russell III and Regina Orosz Graffius, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
Naomi R. Costello
COSTELLO – Naomi R., 91, Davidsville, died Dec. 11, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital.
Rose A. Hancharik
HANCHARIK – Rose A., 75, Richland Township, died Dec. 5, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
THOMAS – Amandus “Mandy,” 91, Hastings, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 12, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
- District Deaths Dec. 13, 2013
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Lois L. Rager
RAGER – Lois L., 83, Johnstown, died Dec. 11, 2013, at St. Jude’s Haven surrounded by her friends and caregivers who loved her very much
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 58, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013
H. Matthew Gearhart
GEARHART - H. Matthew IV, 36, Mineral Point, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, as a result of an asthma attack.
Doris (Hysong) Anderson
ANDERSON – Doris (Hysong), 91, New Florence, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Sunrise of Abington, Abington.
Ralph E. Botteicher
BOTTEICHER – Ralph E., 94, Derry, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at the home of his granddaughter.
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