CRESSON — BAUM – Joseph M., 31, Cresson, died Nov. 6, 2012, at Altoona Regional Hospital. Born Aug. 22, 1981, in Cresson, son of Mary E. (Murray) Estep, Cresson, and John Baum, Lilly. Preceded in death by sister, Sydnie Nicole Estep; father, Allen Lee Estep; cousin, Tyler Montgomery; and grandparents, Leo and Mary Ann Murray, June Baum and Leelan and Aline Estep. Survived by brother, Craig, Cresson; grandfather, Jack Baum, Cresson; close family friend and caregiver, Pete Rickens; family caregivers, Aggie Gailey and Toni Hughes; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and half brother and half sister. A 1999 graduate of Penn Cambria High School, Cresson. He had formerly been employed at Tyco Telecommunications, Baltimore, as a fiber optic technician. He loved football, and was a big Indianapolis Colts fan. He also liked fast cars, music and the outdoors. He will be missed for his great sense of humor and his kindheartedness. Friends received from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Charles M. Kennedy Funeral Home, Cresson, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Cresson, the Very Rev. Father John D. Byrnes. Committal, church cemetery.
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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
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Betty L. Lydic
LYDIC – Betty L., 88, Johnstown, died April 15, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Stella A. Ponchek
PONCHEK – Stella A., 92, East Conemaugh, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Pauline L. Turchetta
TURCHETTA – Pauline L., 84, Cresson, died April 15, 2014, at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg.
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Boyd Merle Akers Jr.
AKERS – Boyd Merle Jr., 90, Lower Yoder, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Philip Joseph Baldacchino
BALDACCHINO – Philip Joseph, 87, Carrolltown, died April 14, 2014.
Grace (Deitke) Davis
DAVIS – Grace (Deitke), 90, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Cynthia Jayne Eisler
EISLER – Cynthia Jayne, 59, Somerset, formerly of Wilbur, went home April 13, 2014, at Somerset Hospice House.
James E. Foster
FOSTER – James E., 86, Johnstown, died April 13, 2014.
Alice M. Goller
GOLLER – Alice M., 94, Presbyterian Home, died April 13, 2014, at Presbyterian Home.
M. Elayne Gooderham
GOODERHAM – M. Elayne, 78, Altoona, died April 14, 2014.
Edward Carl Harbart
HARBART – Edward Carl “Duger,” 90, Richland Township, died April 15, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Edward J. Harris
HARRIS – Edward J. “Ed,” 83, Fairfax, Va., passed away April 7, 2014, at home.
MASON – Dorothy, 66, Portage, formerly of Northern Cambria, died April 15, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center, Portage.
Clifford Eugene Sharp Jr.
SHARP – Clifford Eugene Jr., 71, passed away peacefully April 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
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