UPPER YODER TOWNSHIP — SHOUP – Robert J., Upper Yoder Township, died Jan. 4, 2014. Born Nov. 7, 1915, in Clarion County. Preceded in death by parents, Earl and Ruth Shoup; brother, Clifford; and brother, Tim. Survived by wife, Mary (Conrad); brother, Leon, Ellwood City; and special nephew, Karl Sr., New Castle. Enlisted in the U.S. Army at age 18 and served in the European Theater of Operations, World War II, receiving two bronze stars and the Meritorious Service Medal. Retired as chief warrant officer grade 4. Bob served on the Westmont Hilltop school board, and was elected president of Chapter 14 of the Reserve Officers Association (ROA), receiving the Minute Man Award. He served on the Upper Yoder Sewer Authority. He was a 60-year member of United Commercial Travelers of America, member of Free and Accepted Masons 538, Tall Cedars of Lebanon 127, Jaffa Temple Altoona, American Legion Post 294, ROA and Military Officers Organization Association. He was a member of Westmont Church of the Brethren. Bob was a skilled industrial sewing machine mechanic for sewing machines and Saxmayer tying machines, servicing equipment throughout the U.S. Service will be held at Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary, West Hills, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, with viewing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to your favorite charity. (ptbmortuary.com)
- District Deaths April 16, 2014
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.
Erma I. Shaw
SHAW – Erma I., 97, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her home In Ickesburg, Pa.
Robert S. Walters
WALTERS – Robert S., 75, Johnstown, passed away April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Timothy Alan Wess
WESS – Timothy Alan, 46, New Germany, died April 15, 2014, at home, surrounded by loved ones.
- Today's Funerals April 16, 2014
- District Deaths April 15, 2014
Delores E. Benito
BENITO – Delores E. “Honey,” 72, Johnstown, died April 11, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Phillip E. Cadwallader
CADWALLADER – Phillip E., 88, Portage, entered into new life April 11, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Joan Mary (DeBiase) DeLisa
DeLISA – Joan Mary (DeBiase), 72, Richland, passed away peacefully April 14, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daniel D. Emeigh
EMEIGH – Daniel D., 73, Northern Cambria, died April 12, 2014, at home.
LEEPER – Robert, 78, Johnstown, passed away April 13, 2014, at home.
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