MINERAL POINT — URBAN – Nicholas Francis Sr., 60, Mineral Point, went to be with the Lord Nov. 7, 2012, at his residence. Born Nov. 23, 1951, in Johnstown, son of the late Stephen A. and Agnes C. (Livingston) Urban, Johnstown. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by brother, David; an infant sister; father- and mother-in-law, Ernie and Carolyn Shiley; and brothers-in-law, Ray Sowerbrower, Kenneth Teeter and Ed Russell; also sister-in-law, Pam Urban. In addition to his mother, he is survived by loving wife of 43 years, Rebecca A. (Shiley) Urban, Mineral Point; sons, Nicholas F. Jr., Mineral Point; and Scott A. Sr., married to the former Tracy Myers, Johnstown; daughter, Lynn A., wife of Barry Keiper, Johnstown; grandchildren, Scotty Urban, MacKenzie “Nicole” and Emily “Katherine” Keiper, and Jacob “Possum” Urban; siblings, Rose Mary Teeter; Veronica, wife of Henry Block; Sherry Sowerbrower; Mary “Cookie,” wife of Bob Wilde; Stephen; John, married to the former Annie Williams; Bernice “Sissy,” wife of William Teeter; Charles (Cathy); and Willie (Nancy), all of Johnstown; six sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; and several nieces and nephews. Nicholas was employed as a police officer for 18 years. During his years of service, Sgt. Urban was a K-9 handler, and part of the Cambria County Drug Task Force Team. He later became East Taylor Township supervisor, police commissioner and worked in the security department at the former Lee Hospital. Member of Conemaugh Church of the Brethren. He was a graduate of Northwood Institute of Taxidermy. Nicholas enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a dedicated Steelers, Penguins and Penn State fan. He loved his entire family, especially his grandchildren. Nicholas was strong in his faith and professed the love of the Lord. Friends will be received from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Friday at Conemaugh Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Butch Derr, officiating. Private interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family is being served by Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh. The family suggests contributions be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105, in memory of Nicholas. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
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Thomas G. Hunter
HUNTER – Thomas G., 82, Beaverdale, entered into new life March 10, 2014, at home.
James M. Krumbine
KRUMBINE – James M., 64, Johnstown, died March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Arthur Lee Brown
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Shirley Mae Weldon
WELDON – Shirley Mae, 79, Kimberly, Idaho, passed away March 3, 2014.
Richard A. Sotack
SOTACK – Richard A., 49, Blacklick Township, passed away March 10, 2014, at home.
GULA – Daniel, 84, Franklin Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at home.
Francis W. Gavlak
GAVLAK – Francis W., 89, Portage, passed away March 11, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center.
JANCUK – Julia, 79, Portage, passed away March 10, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital.
Chester R. Querry
QUERRY – Chester R., 92, Johnstown, passed away March 10, 2014, at his home.
Carrie Elizabeth Massey
MASSEY – Carrie Elizabeth, 75, Virginia Beach, Va., went home to be with the Lord March 5, 2014.
Johns C. Schmid Jr.
SCHMID – Johns C. Jr. “Jack,” 89, Davidsville, formerly of Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
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Sophie (Krempasky) Krisko
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Ronald F. Corona
CORONA – Ronald F., 70, Cresson, died March 9, 2014, at home.
Christine A. Matos
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John E. Schuster
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CUPPETT – Ruth M., 93 years, 11 months and 16 days, Stonycreek Township, went to be with the Lord March 9, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
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