JEROME — ADAMS – W. Earl, 74, Jerome, our beloved husband, dad, grandfather, brother and friend, went to be with the Lord Dec. 27, 2013, at home in the loving presence of his family. Born June 19, 1939, in Jennerstown, son of Willis E. and Ada P. (Gindlesperger) Adams. Preceded in death by parents and brother, William Lee Adams. Survived by loving wife of 52 1/2 years, the former Carolyn DeLaura; loving daughter, Brenda Lynn, married to Tony Tazza, Jenner Township; loving son, Wayne E. Adams, married to Barbara L. Stevanus, Davidsville; and loving and precious grandson, Connor Wayne Adams. Brother of Ada Faye Sargent, Shirley Fritz, June Diehl and Kaye Maust. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A 1958 graduate of the former JBJ Joint High School. He was an active member of Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship, where he was involved with mission work, having traveled to Lima, Peru, for nine years, where he helped create a feeding and education center for children. Earl’s former employers include the Fetterolf Group, Beitzel Corp. and was retired eight years from Pinnacle Materials. He was an avid outdoorsman his entire life and longtime member of Jenner Community Sportsman Association, where he greatly enjoyed every project he was involved with. He was former Pennsylvania Hunter-Trapper education instructor for more than 40 years. Lifelong member of NRA. Earl took great pleasure in developing and guiding a mission that sponsored bear hunts to Ontario, Canada, for Purple Heart veterans. He raised funds for this project through local veterans and sportsmen’s groups and individual donors. Viewing will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 409 Main St., Boswell. Viewing also will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Monday at Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship, Richland Township, Pastors Gary L. Tustin, James Gay and Michael A. Dunlap, officiating. Interment, Maple Spring Cemetery, near Jerome. In lieu of flowers, memorials to In-Touch Hospice in Somerset or North Star Outreach Center in Boswell would be appreciated. To express condolences, make a donation, light a candle or order flowers, visit HoffmanFuneralHomes.com.
- District Deaths July 24, 2014
Thomas Barton Jr.
BARTON – Thomas Jr., 87, Central City, died July 21, 2014, at home.
Dorothy B. Bermosk
BERMOSK – Dorothy B., 87, Johnstown, passed away July 20, 2014, at Golden Living Center.
Leland Doyle Carney Jr.
CARNEY – Leland Doyle Jr. “Junior” or “Lee,” 77, Pomaria, S.C., formerly of Seward, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 21, 2014.
Ernest R. Contrillo
CONTRILLO – Ernest R., 61, Pittsburgh, formerly of Central City, died July 20, 2014.
Cecelia C. Duncan
DUNCAN – Cecelia C. “Sue,” 78, Johnstown, died July 22, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Capt. Dudley C. Hunt
HUNT – Capt. Dudley C., (retired) MPD, Washington, D.C., 77, Windber, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Dorothy M. (Moyer) Kepler
KEPLER – Mrs. Dorothy M. (Moyer), 90, Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Portage, entered into new life July 19, 2014, at Hospice of the Valley, Scottsdale.
Anna Marie Krumenacker
KRUMENACKER – Anna Marie, 85, Carrolltown, passed away July 22, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Johnstown.
- Funerals July 24, 2014
BLOCK – Deborah, 62, Johnstown, died July 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Edward James Clark
CLARK – Edward James, 89, Johnstown, formerly of Minersville, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicole Lyn Eskridge
ESKRIDGE – Nicole Lynn, 24, Linden, Va., passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014.
Jeffery Lynn Flick
FLICK – Jeffery Lynn, 58, Seattle, Wash., formerly of Hollsopple, passed on July 3, 2014, in Seattle.
Elizabeth J. Knapik
KNAPIK – Elizabeth J. “Bethann,” 75, Northern Cambria, passed away July 21, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Christopher Shawn Reed
REED – Christopher Shawn, 22, Windber, died July 20, 2014.
Violet Marie (Snyder) Shaffer-Eastlake
SHAFFER-EASTLAKE – Violet Marie (Snyder), 90, Hidden Valley Road, Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, died July 22, 2014.
Teresa L. Smith
SMITH – Teresa L., 50, Johnstown, died July 19, 2014, at her residence.
TURNER – Rosemary, 91, formerly of Johnstown and Woodville, Ohio, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Genoa Care Center, Genoa, Ohio.
Mary Ann (Guzic) Walter
WALTER – Mary Ann (Guzic), 77, Lilly, went to her eternal rest July 21, 2014, surrounded by her family at her residence.
- Funerals July 23, 2014
- District Deaths July 22, 2014
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