JOHNSTOWN — KORMANIK – John, 91, Johnstown, passed away April 21, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Aug. 30, 1921, in Luzernemines, Pa., son of Michael and Mary (Hlinka) Kormanik. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Nicholas, Joseph and George; and sister, Frances. Survived by loving companion, Olga Blanar, Johnstown; sons, David J., married to the former Gina Kristinich, Allentown, Pa.; and Mark A., Bridgeport, Pa.; grandsons, Jeffrey P. and Aaron M. Kormanik, both of Allentown, Pa.; sisters, Ann Marshall, East Conemaugh; Mary Malinick, California; and Dorothy Cox, Virginia; brother, Paul (Beverly) Kormanik, Georgia; and several nieces and nephews. John was a graduate of East Conemaugh High School. He was a proud U.S. Air Force veteran, having served during World War II and retired after 27 years as chief master sergeant. After serving his country, he embarked on a second career as a federal defense inspector. John was an avid golfer and longtime member of Pleasant Valley Golf Course. Besides playing golf, he also enjoyed reading and keeping up with current events. Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh. Inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family at Arlington National Cemetery. The family suggests contributions be directed to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517. Topeka, Kan. 66675, in memory of John. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
Jean Kennedy Budlong
BUDLONG – Jean Kennedy, 85, Windber and Indian Lake, died Dec. 9, 2013, at Windber Hospice, Windber.
Phyllis V. Reese Fuller
REESE FULLER – Phyllis V., 94, Lower Alsace Township, formerly of Shillington and Davidsville, passed away Dec. 8, 2013, at 9:07 a.m. in her home.
Michele Ann (Burns) Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Michele Ann (Burns), 66, Lorain Borough, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer.
Richard E. Pearson
PEARSON – Richard E., 84, Chambersburg, and formerly of Fairfax, Va., passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at his home with his wife of 32 years at his side.
Margaret M. Bunda
BUNDA – Margaret M., 83, Johnstown, went into the loving arms of our Lord Dec. 9, 2013, at home with her family and friends by her side.
Ellen (Schwarting) Merker
MERKER – Ellen (Schwarting), 89, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, in Davidsville.
Russell W. Moehler
MOEHLER – Russell W., “Ducky,” 98, Woodvale, died Dec. 10, 2013, at the Atrium Manor.
Ronald E. Moskey Sr.
MOSKEY – Ronald E. Sr., 75, Jennerstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at home.
BYICH – Cory, 29, Nanty Glo, died Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Lewis P. Gregory
GREGORY – Lewis P., 85, Johnstown, died Dec. 8, 2013, in Hollidaysburg.
Anne T. Desimone
DESIMONE – Anne T., 82, Johnstown, died Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Andrew P. Lingafelt
LINGAFELT – Andrew P. “Andy,” 51, Cassandra, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, at home.
PASTERNAK – Paul, 86, Richland, died Dec. 8, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Louella Fern Bloom
BLOOM – Louella Fern, 91, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 7, 2013.
Beverly R. Miller
MILLER – Beverly R., 70, Summerhill, died Dec. 9, 2013, at home.
Eleanor Vivian Chaney
CHANEY – Eleanor Vivian, “Baby Ellie,” born Dec. 7, 2013, and passed Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Betty R. Irvin
IRVIN – Betty R., 88, Johnstown, died Dec. 8, 2013, at Cambria Care Center.
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 55, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.
John J. Good
GOOD – John J., 82, formerly of Portage, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Meadow View Nursing Center.
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